Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Man, I wish I had more spare time to work on this. Anyway, here is page 8 of the comic, a little closer to the finish line.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

cover comp

Here's a comp for the cover. I want to show the main character and the opponent she faces in the story, but on the other hand it kind of ruins what little "reveal" there is. Also it's not the most dynamic cover design I've ever seen. In fact let's just say right now that this is one of the rejects.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Not a lot of progress today. Gotta spend some quality time with the missus ya know! But here is the initial stab at page 3. Gradually getting the heroine to look consistent throughout the story, which is nice if you're trying to be coherent and actually tell a story.

You know, it would be cool to get some suggestions for a title for this book. The story deals with society which has reaped the benefits of advances in genetics, nanotechnology, robotics and information technology, but has since fallen on some hard times due to some sort of cataclysm involving the aforementioned technologies.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Here is page 2, a little further along, and a view of all twelve pages laid out at their current state of completion. And now I probably oughta get back on to some of the paying work...


Some beginning thumbnail sketches for the cover art. I will probably be using this as my "David & Goliath" design exercise as well (our concept art department at work sometimes does extracurricular design exercises to mentally switch gears once in a while; our current assignment is a re-imagining of the "David & Goliath" theme). Maybe kind of a cop out but hey it's a time management issue...

Here is page 1, a little further along as well. I've re-used some of the concept sketches and paintings from a while back to quickly block in a lot of information. Digital art is your friend, and Dave Wilkins is mine for letting me in on the tricks of the trade...

Saturday, February 11, 2006

And here is it after a couple of hours more work, and flipped back to its original orientation...

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Chipping away at the final art now that I have the 12 page sequence thumbnailed out... this is page 10. You'll notice that the image is flipped - my old "check it in the mirrow" trick.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

And here are pages 0-5 of the thumbnails. Again still scratchy, and also you might notice that I have changed the design of the main character back to my original sketch from several posts ago. I want to get a certain mix of sci-fi, contemporary and fantasy in the look and feel.


Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Bet you all thought I had given up on this eh? Just because it's been a few months... Anyway this is a shot of pages 6 through 11 of the comic book story idea that started this blog in the first place. It's still in the extremely scratchy thumbnail stages, but I think you can start to see how the story and action are flowing.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

I recently learned that my friend Seth Fisher passed away recently. I will miss him terribly.

If you are not familiar with his work, please check it out:


I did this sketch of some characters that might appear in one of Seth's worlds. Thanks for all the inspiration Dude. I cannot believe that you are gone...