Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Snow is Offical

Snow is officially done and will be debuted on Noel Night this Saturday, Dec 1, at CCS and again on Sunday, Dec 2, at City Coffeehouse in Allen Park 4:00pm to 10:00pm (not to mention the band North Bound will be at City) . So now it’s over and done with and I’m ready for the next project!

Saturday, November 24, 2012



     What you see here is the cover and first three pages of Snow.  If all goes well I well be picking up my comic from the printers Thursday, just in time for Noel Night (Dec 1) and the open house at City Coffeehouse (Dec 2). It’s a one issue experimental comic. Snow was first done in black pencil and was just about done when I realized it was not going to print as well as I had hoped. So I redid the whole comic with ink pens. Basically I had made this comic twice and am now very glad that it is done.

     It was interesting to see how the inking came out. The inking was done not too much larger than the actual comic printing size, and this allowed me to do a lot of little detail lines quickly. The art in Snow was made particularly for Snow. Trees help to create the bounding boxes and the fairly large amount of negative space help create a feel of openness and snow everywhere. Maybe the negative space can give the viewer room to think, it can also make for nice composition. In other words, snow is white so there is a lot of white space. I was trying to go for that weird feeling when everything is covered in snow, everything is quiet, like you’re in another world. Black and white work well with Snow, I don’t think I would do it in color if I had the choice.

    I’m crossing my fingers that Snow will be available for sale soon with bonus material and I am also working to have it available to read on my web site.  Snow will be my very first complete comic! Story and art by your truly!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Busy Day

      Many things are on the horizon. Here are some paintings done for a children’s book written by Aimee Anderson. The book is called The Busy Day and expected to come out some time in the early part of 2013. It was a fun piece to work on and allowed me to experiment with water colors and salt to attain a textured look. I really enjoy the light hearted feel to Busy Day and tried to keep Aimee’s original art as the back bone for these pieces.  One of my favorite things about this book was remaking some scribbles.  It was a nice break to do something haphazard but have it be what you needed.   I was very proud of my ability to scribble.  Busy Day was my sendoff to summer. Thinking about it I feel I took the warm summer nights for granted. Oh well, time to embrace the winter that is swiftly coming.  Ready or not (so not ready).