While I am insanely busy with finishing both the 12th issue of "The Wellkeeper" and drawing "Carpe Noctem" for Hashtag Studios, every now and again, I need to put the pages aside and relax.
What's weird, of course, is that for ME I relax by drawing some MORE. In this case, just inking. I LOVE the process of inking. It's the closest I can get to meditation and it clears my head a lot. So tonight I decided to just unplug my brain and pull out one of the blue line pencils from Gary Martin's excellent "Art of Comic Book Inking". In this case, a particularly organic and loose Conan page from the master, John Buscema!
I'm not inking this for anything other than practice and relaxation and had a lot of fun just trying to interpret his forms and add my own touch to the page. I don't know if I'll ever bother finishing this, but figured it would be fun to share.
For the inkers out there wondering, this is 95% inked with a Pentel Stylo drawing pen. (I LOVE the wonderful, crowquill like line I can get with it.) The woman's hair is with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Love those things.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
Now Available as Printed Collections or Digital Downloads, you can dive right into the over 20 years of "Dandy & Company" Goodness with "DOGPILE: The Complete Dandy & Company Compendium"!!!
TWO MASSIVE, 500+ page collections featuring EVERY strip, gag and short story dating back to 1993!!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
After an extended and unpredictable hiatus that has lasted nearly 5 years, my classic webcomic, DANDY & COMPANY is returning!
All new strips will begin running weekly on Wednesday, December 3rd! In the mean time, readers new and old can get caught up with classic strips from the nearly 10 year online run of the strip, re-running now between the launch of the new goodies!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
This is the cover art to my latest project, a graphic novel I'm co-writing and penciling with Martin Dunn called "FETCH: An Odyssey".
It's a story inspired by Martin's daughter Evie, who recently lost her dog Rosco. As is common, when trying to console Evie, Martin told her that her dog was in heaven with God. But Evie ain't your average kid, and she immediately got serious and said "Wait, god stole my dog?" and became incensed. From there was born the seeds of "FETCH" as Evie imagined a story where she traveled to get her dog back from Zeus.
We're Kickstarting this project in the hopes of putting together a budget to support it's creation and could use all the help we can get! PLEASE do what you can to help make this happen, even if it's just spreading the word and sharing!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE KICKSTARTER!!!!
Sunday, March 16, 2014
So, with Marvel finally reprinting the 80's "Miracleman", I've finally gotten to see what the fuss has been about all these years and I'm digging the book. Hence this new piece just in time for Megacon.