Thursday, October 28, 2010

Oh Bury Me Not...

I've had this idea to translate the Johnny Cash song "Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie" into a short comic story for a while now, and I finally made some time to start laying it out recently. I don't really want to write a story around it so much as just draw up a visual for the song. The strongest image in my mind came out on the second page, and I thought I throw it up here to let folks check out. I hope I can get around to finishing it up soon but these kinds of things always take a while to get back to. Who knows though- I really like this page so far so maybe it'll be sooner than I think.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bart Sketching 2



Here are some more old Bart sketches, mostly done while riding to school. Drawing in pen allows for a lot of freedom and spontaneity, which I really like in retrospect. It's a direction I'd like to go more with my finished work.

Some interesting things have come up in the last week that might make for a pretty exciting announcement- stay tuned for more news soon...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another beautiful day in Oakland!

I woke up to another amazing day over here in the East Bay- seems like it's been clear and sunny for weeks (not that I'm complaining :). I've been doing a lot of sketching recently, reworking some old ideas and messing around with a few new ones. I remember growing up reading tons of X-comics and lots of ones with Wolverine so I started drawing up some head studies just to kick around the old days a bit. I've been continuing to experiment a bit with line width and texture and it seemed like a good place to practice. There is also a guy on the bottom that's not at all related but I'd hated one of the characters I'd drawn for Casting Call and decided to swap 'em out at the last minute and I did the redraw on this same page. Blame it on the economy...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Casting Call- Full Story!






Here is the full story that writer Ryan K. Lindsay and I did for a submission for the new CLiNT magazine. I really liked the finished product and thought folks might want to have a look at the complete story.