Monthly Archives: April 2008

Another reason why I should’ve gone to NYCC

Man, check out these sketches Eric Talbot did at NYCC. Eric’s another super talent from my home state. Getting one of his sketches would be reason enough to have gone to NYCC.

BLARGH!: Sketches from the NYCC. Updated 4/24.

Dog eat Doug Books

Book notes:

The first two DeD are available on Amazon for pre-order. Thanks to everyone that has ordered so far. If these two do well, it means several more in the future:

Dog eat Doug ยป Book Store

Tomorrow I will have galleys for both books and will proof both. Looking forward to seeing the first physical, near finished copies. Maybe I’ll slip in a few photos on Monday’s post.

Right now I’m rewriting the second picture book for Roaring Brook. And soon I’ll have some official news on the next to books. Couldn’t have dreamed of a busier schedule. Loving it!

A must see video.

Thanks to my Dad for pointing me to this one. Absolutely amazing:

StumbleVideo – Beautiful Minds: Stephen Wiltshire

Pixar Artists Posters

Been meaning to get me a print of this Artist’s work. Always checking his blog. In fact, one of the ways I find new blogs for inspiration is to just search ‘pixar animator’. How much talent can you stuff into one company?

Go check out Nate’s work here:

Nate Wragg Art and Illustration

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Great Sci-Fi podcast

Podcasts are a staple of my work week. Great to listen to while penciling and inking strips. Found this one via Facebook:

And if you aren’t into podcasts, give it a try. Much better than TV.

Thumbing the first episode.

Thumbnailing is the comics version of re-writing. The more time you spend working out each panel the stronger the story (given the stroy is strong to begin with).


Scene Concepts

I like doodling little details for different panels. The more work you put in on this end, the better the final shot. These are a few quick ideas I had for the second installment:


Part One Sample

Just a little bit of the first page. Not colored yet.

Concept Sketch for Webcomic


Another quick concept of the main character in the first episode of the webcomic:


Webcomic in production

So yes, finally I’ve started work on the webcomic. It’ll be weekly in full color. The first story deals with two of the oddest characters in the book. They seemed like a good choice to introduce the world in the Novel. Well, not the whole world in the novel. Mostly the webcomic will deal with characters’ interactions in this world as opposed to the Conjurian.

Here’s a little sneak peak of some sketches I did to develop the style for the comic:


Work in Progress

Work is under way for the webcomic. Here’s a sample piece in progress.

The new James Bond novel, Devil May Care

It’s coming! Very excited. I’ve been a bond fanatic for most of my life. Although I read the books first, which is a wee bit different than the Sean Connery, Roger Moore Bond. I’ve read Flemmings novels at least a couple of times, and all of the Gardner books.

After that, I picked up a couple here and there. I am however looking forward to this author’s take. Plus they have a nifty, shiny website:

The new James Bond novel, Devil May Care – Penguin Books