A little over a year and a half ago I was contacted by Dynamite Entertainment to do a 12 page story for the first issue of PATHFINDER: GOBLINS. It was written by Erik Mona whom I’d never heard of before. I really dug the script and had never tried drawing a fantasy-based story before even though some of my early work was in the D&D manuals of the late 90s. Overall, it was a different take on the characters and world which garnered mixed reviews. I had fun, and really that’s all that matters when you’re doing any work.
Here’s a link to find EIGHT more pages in the COMICS section! And apparently they’ll be a hardcover coming out sometime soon. So, if you want to see this in color and have a nice coffeetable book, chat up your local comics shop.
About a year ago I was contacted by my friend Jeremy Haun who wanted to know if I would be interested in drawing a story that he was writing for Bad Karma Vol. 1. I’d heard him and the rest of the gang talking about this anthology project for quite some time. But now it was actually starting to really take shape. Gladly I accepted, since it was a short four-page story. I didn’t realize it would end up being the lead story in the book. Maybe that’s for the better, so I wouldn’t sweat the details too much. It was fun to do and was a nice break from coloring to get back to drawing and inking. But those damn drafting tables…sheesh.
I put these all up in the COMICS section if you ever want to go back and check them out.
I should have some more stuff to post real soon, too. Happy Labor Day.
Back again, because I couldn’t sleep. So, why not do some website maintenance? I’ve actually a lot of upkeep to tend to on the site. I need to post new items for sale and new projects that are done or in the works. Yes, this is the echo of pure neglect. I assure you, I’ve been busy on a very cool project that I’m now 42 pages away from finishing…besides covers…and er…marketing materials. BUT…so close. So very close.
I’ll try to kick it into high-gear here soon. Thanks for your stalwart patience and understanding. In the meantime, I just realized I have books on Comixology. And yet, I’ve never read a digital comic, let alone my own digital comic. Maybe you only like comics digitally. Well, have at it! They’re pretty damn cheap if I do say so myself. Maybe now, I’ll finally make some money off of this “grotesque hobby” as some people may have called it. Fye to them.
Except one is supposed to make you feel pretty darn good. Though I’m still on the fence about it. I suspect the parameters would be better if you had total freedom. However, when you do pro-Bono or volunteer work for a project, people want an extra pair of hands and maybe your skills to fulfill a specific need. Despite having tried it once, I’d rather do free work and know that I had free reign. I guess that means I’m a selfish person and my heart belongs on the mantel of The Grinch.
I’m okay with that.
Then again, I think you have to truly believe in the cause to give freely of your time. You have to already have an investment either by choice or circumstance.
This is the book project I did a few years ago for Urban Sparks. There was lettering but I opted for the non-lettered version to share. If nothing else I like the simple style I came up with and enjoyed working with the people involved.
It’s worth noting that the schematic drawings on the cover were done by CORE architects…who also volunteered their time.