Thursday, December 23, 2010

Moth Study


Here's a more finished study of that lunar moth sketch I did a couple of days ago.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Some Drawings


Some Seagulls I was watching in the cold while waiting for a train in Hoboken. And a lunar moth. Just some sketches to keep me busy.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A New Story 2


Still thinking of a title for this one. But until then, I will continue to enjoy painting it. I have the next Iron page finished, I just haven't gotten the chance to scan or color it yet. Should have that done at some point.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A New Story


Something new. More iron comics soon.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Jake


On Monday my dog Jake died. He will be missed.
He was a tough and cool little dog.




Comics pick up again next week.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sixteen


...and after a brief hiatus, we're back.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Friday, July 02, 2010

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Chapter Two




I spent today making a few changes to chapter two. Including adding another page before what used to be 13. I also changed the illustration in the introduction page as well. But you could go the website if you would like to check it out.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Saturday, May 08, 2010

It begins, as most things begin, with a song

Spider venom comes in many forms. It can often take a long while to discover the full effects of a bite. Naturalists have pondered this for years: there are spiders whose bite can cause the place bitten to rot and die, sometimes more than a year after it was bitten. As to why spiders do this, the answer is simple. It's because spiders think this is funny, and they don't want you ever to forget them.

-Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (buy it)

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Chapter Two - Page Two


Here's page twelve (page two of chapter two). And below is a little detail from one one the panels that I enjoyed.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Harry & SIlvio


I got a big jolt of inspiration for getting started on my own comic after seeing a small black and white mini comic by Eric Orchard. His little Harry & Silvio mini comic was so elegant and well done it made me want to sit down and start drawing. Which I eventually did! Eric is a great guy and his comics are awesome, you should really check them out

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chapter Two: Page One


Chapter two begins.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Iron: Chapter One

Here is the first chapter in it's entirety. I hope you enjoy it. I went back and corrected all the text and tweaked the dialogue a bit. I will get started on the second chapter once I get back from MoCCA this weekend. I am going to try to print a mini comic of these pages to hand out, let me know if you will be there/you want one.













Also, thanks to everyone who's read it so far and tweeted/posted about it. Special thanks to Tim Durning (who helped/ended up making me a website), Eric Orchard (who I still owe a painting) and Jason Brubaker for their support and help while I was painting this first chapter.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Page Nine. End of Chapter One


Here's Page Nine. The end of chapter one. I will hopefully be printing out some mini comics of the first chapter and handing them out at MoCCA this weekend. I decided to make some revisions to the font/word balloons I was using. Hopefully I will come to a good and readable conclusion, but right now I am still trying things out. This is all very much a work in progress.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Early Sketch



Here's an early rough sketch of one of the characters from my comic, from around last year I guess. As you can see I still had a while to go, but I was just messing around at that point, not sure if I would do the comic or not.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Children's Crusade


"Oh God," said Barbara, and she turned her back on him. She celebrated frustration by clapping her hands. "May I ask you a simple question?"
"Of course."
"Why is it you never mentioned any of this before the airplane crash?"
"I didn't think the time was ripe."

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A View Of The Overlook


He looked over his shoulder. Far down the lawn, past the putting green, were a number of vague, snow-cowled humps. The hedge animals. Between them and the playground. Between them and the road.
His legs gave way. Jack caught him. He began to cry.

Light Of My Life


"That was my Lo," she said, "and these are my lilies."
"Yes," I said, "yes. They are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!"

Friday, March 26, 2010

Page Eight, Plus A Comic




Here's page eight of my comic. Also below is a little comic that I had fun making. Not for any real reason, an excuse to draw trees and telephone polls mostly. Though it is in the Zuda comic format and I've been toying around with the idea of doing one of those at some point. Maybe one day.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Page Seven



Here's page seven. Things are starting to pick up a bit I think.

Life Update:



Here are a couple of sketches of my dog Jake. These past couple weeks have been super stressful because we found out that Jake has cancer. He's got a tumor, and it's not a friendly one. Luckily it hasn't spread, so we're hoping we can still beat it. He's pretty much the dog I think of when I think of a good dog.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Page Six



Life imitates art, very true. After drawing our friend trudging through the snow for two weeks, I got a cold. It put me in bed for about a week. Although there is still a steadily growing mountain of tissues next to my drafting table, I am pretty much back to normal.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Page Five, Finally

Here's page five. I chose to use the same layout as page four to make four and five a symmetrical spread. Here's what it will look like:

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Page Four


Here's the fourth page. Our friend above is nearing his destination.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Page Three


Here's page three. My goal was to have three pages done by the first, and I did it. Hooray!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Page Two - It's Cold


It's very cold, and i'm sure that this page was inspired in some way by the frigid weather. The book is chugging along now like some un-oiled machine, so expect more in the coming weeks.

I am working on a website for the comic as well, so keep an eye out for that.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Iron: Page Zero, and Page One.



Here's the title page and the first page of my comic. As I said before, the five pages that I posted a little bit ago were just a dry run. I guess this is the first page of the actual story. I guess that means that I have officially started this comic now, so, that that is something.

I'll post some more pages as I complete them. Check back often for more sketches and whatnot.

And as you can see, both the cardinals that I preferred make an appearance in the book.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Cardinal Sketches


Here's some sketches for a cardinal that is to appear in my comic. He is only in one panel, but I wanted it to be a good one, so I took some time to sketch out some different possibilities. I think that I prefer the cardinal to the bottom left, though I liked the puffed up cardinal a lot as well. We'll see

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Dry Run

Here's a short comic I came up with. It's kind of a dry run for a longer story, just so I can get a feel for the medium and look. Hope you guys dig it.