Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hey we need to talk business.

If any of you are wanting to actually go through with WWTX we need to sit down and discuss it soon. Otherwise we're going to need to pick a different convention to head to.

Also, RIOT, We miss you.

Also, did a commission for an environmental awareness group out in LA. Uhm, yeah. Maybe I'll start a sitcom about a family of 4 of which the father is a moron, the mother is anal, the son is rebellious/retarded, and the daughter is a nerd. Maybe there can be a baby worm too. I can only imagine how funny it could be!

But seriously guys, lets get stuff together and meet up again

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

So...about a year or so ago, Barry Linck (Phineus: Magician for Hire) and Kevin Hayman (The Errant Apprentice) gave me the go ahead to muck about with their flagship characters and do a crossover with them and Chance from my comic, The Path. I was thrilled, as I am a huge fan of both their comics, and immediately penned a story. Then started working on pages. Then, because I'm me, life got in the way. Despite good intentions and excitement over the project, it fell by the wayside.

Well, now that I'm behind on The Path and playing some hardcore catch-up, this project started rearing it's ugly head again in the back of my mind and won't leave me alone.

Assuming that Barry and Kevin's blessings remain, this crossover will return anew with the New Year. Because, quite frankly, few characters belong together more than a wizard, a modern-day knight, and the reincarnation of a certain once and future king.

Here is the cover mock-up I colored for practice tonight (someone discovered vector brushes...) in an insane bout of insomnia whilst my girlfriend slumbered peacefully.

I'm especially happy with Phineus in the back there for some reason.

And that's that.

Monday, August 25, 2008

You see nothing...

I got bored, and that is a dangerous thing. Here's a script that acadia and I came up with forever ago.

What does this mean for AT? Who knows, ask me in the morning.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Path Sketch Dump

So, after the Bendis wall of text left last time, I thought I'd balance it out with a sketch dump. Most of these will be in The Path sketchbook that I've been talked into doing.

And that's that.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Update from the front.

"WHERE THE FUCK HAVE YOU BEEN?!" Is something I've been hearing a lot of lately. Usually in frantic, angry tones on my voicemail from family members, various freelance employers and internet friends who actually have my cell number...since I don't have internet at my new place as of yet.

Goddamn, time does fly when you're moving and have no internet with which to avail people of the knowledge that you are, in fact, moving.

So, I've moved. It was incredibly inconvenient, and the new neighborhood is less than favorable (despite a Taco Bell across the street), and it is a good hour away from anything I like to do and everyone I like to hang out with. WHY would I move, then, you may be asking? Well, because my roomies wanted to move and the notice they gave me was not sufficient to go find a place of my own with the meager savings I had left after a season of convention-hopping. Sure, they'd been talking about moving for a few months, but each time they spoke of it it was like a chain-smoker saying, "Yeah...this week I'm quitting." Every possible relocation was spoken like a pipe-dream and disappeared like a whisp of smoke so fast that I got to the point that I didn't think they were actually going to go through with it. I LIKED my old place. It took me two years to actually feel at home there. To surround myself with a few friends and a few bars that I enjoyed frequenting and settle into a decent pantomime of a productive life. NOW, when my girlfriend comes over, I have to leave my apartment complex to meet her where she parks and walk her in for fear of her being raped or mugged between the gate and my door. My now four hour round trip commute to work isn't exactly a selling point for this new residence either. Nor are the creepy neighbors or the equally creepy staff of the complex. It's like I've stumbled upon a mexican version of Innsmouth (Go ahead, look it up. I'll wait.) and, while this prospect would normally be exciting to a Lovecraft fanatic like myself, it is less so when you're wondering if today is the day your fish-eyed neighbors make a move for your female friends when you're at work.

I don't know how long I'll be dealing with Casa Del Innmouth, though, as the little lady and I are talking about taking a giant leap towards wanting to murder eachother and move in together. Seeing as how between my place and hers we've pretty much been living together ANYWAYS, and we're sort of at the point where neither of us can sleep without the other around we're both pretty sold on the idea (even though another move may cause me to start hurling small children into the ocean). Plenty of other reasons, but we all know how I dislike talking in terms of hoo-mahn emotions and such.

For those of you waiting with bated breath for news of WWTX '08 (I'ma lookin' at you, Carly) I have no effing clue at the moment. If there are still tables available as of the 7th of September (which is when I'll have the $$$ to do something about it), then we're good to go. If not, then I've let you all down. There's just been too much on my plate the last few months and WWTX unfortunately fell by the wayside. Worse comes to worse, I'll have plenty of time to make sure there's an MM presence at WWLA.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Phineus and the Great Jaguar Paw 2 Cover

Here's an in=progress peek at the cover for the new Phineus story, premeiring in September!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Have you ever wondered...

Mayor McCheeseburger seems really cool, I mean he's got a cheeseburger head! A FREAKIN' CHEESEBURGER HEAD I SAY! How awesome would that be? Like what if he had a son with not only a cheeseburger head, but also chicken wing feet...holy crap you couldn't contain that kinda WIN! Well it seems like a great "concept" but in reality I think it would suck, I think it would be a disability actually... (see below)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Radish Face.

So I'm feeling super cut off from MM lately. It's -probably- due to the fact that I only talk to one of you on a semi-regular basis. As for the rest of you, I just sort of assume that you still exist and are working on artsy things. :P

As for myself, I'm awaiting the release of Warhammer and am celebrating my very first pay raise. ( Even though I actually see less money right now than I have in a while ) I'm enjoying Muay Thai and my Pit Bull is driving me crazy. My comic making is on hold as I try to decide what exactly I should do.

Can I has cheezeburgers?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Level Up!

I've been doing daily digital painting studies, because I'm tired of being terrified of using my tablet for anything but flat coloring. I was checking out an AMAZING artists portfolio and saw that they had a tutorial. Intrigued, and hopeful of gleaning the secrets to digital painting I checked it out. The techniques they discussed wasn't anything I hadn't seen before, and so, I thought to myself, "Great, another amazing individual to be jealous of."

But, before I left the page, I noticed that they discussed doing daily studies to get better. I looked at some of there examples and realized that once again, this was just someone waaay more talented than myself. The last linked image however had a very small message next to it saying, "And here, to show you all that you can do it, is MY very first daily study." Upon investigating the image, I then realized that with everything else in this field, all it takes is time. :D

Thusly, I've started down the path, and here is day #2.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Where the hell/What the hell have I BEEN DOING


New character design for a new project.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Jaguar Paw #2 Sketches


Here are some preliminary sketches I've done for the upcoming Great Jaguars Paw #2. I am starting both that and Creephunter #2, so I have a lot of design work to do! I don't know if you've ever done the ramp up for a story you've not written, but the trying to visualize another's story takes a great deal of work. But boy it is fun!

I'll keep hacking away at this and the pages will post soon enough!