Thursday, January 31, 2008

Vex - Blood Brothers - Page 5

While I'm busy laying out the pages for the next Caretakers's page 5 of that Vex strip to keep you all occupied and rolling in the aisles with laughter

As soon as I get a decent start on the the Caretakers 'Zombie' story...I'll start posting ASAP.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Vex - Blood Brothers - Page 4

At last! I just finished up the last page of the 'Miserable' strip for the Caretakers Tales. Again, I can't post it here...not until the book is released. So, I've posted page 4 of that Vex strip from the 80's.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Vex - Blood Brothers - Page 3

Yep...definitely a strong Breyfogle influence.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Vex - Blood Brothers - Page 2

Here's page 2 of that late 80's Vex strip.

I'll post the whole strip to keep the blog updated while I'm finishing off the 'Miserable' story.
As you can see I was heavily influenced by Norm Breyfogle. Probably one the greatest 'Batman' artist of the modern era...and so underrated.

His artwork on 'Detective Comics' was simply amazing...not since Will Eisner has there been anyone that breaks the mold in panel layout like Breyfogle.

Just my opinion anyways..for what it's worth.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Another Vex Splash!

I think this one might have been done in '89.
It was the second part of a story that appeared in a self-published comic 'White Heat'.
I named the book after my favorite James Cagney movie.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

80's 'Vex' again!

Another 80's 'Vex' piece.

Notice the writers name. That's right...'Frank Moore' and combination of Frank Miller and Alan Moore. Yep, I was such a pretentious so-so back then.

I'm not that bad (At least I think I'm not!) today.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Miserable - Page 15 - Inked Panel!

Only one more page of 'Miserable' left and then I move on to the second tale of the anthology. It's a pretty funny one too and it's got Zombies in it.


Monday, January 14, 2008

Another 80's Oldie

Another piece from the 80's.
This was going to be a poster with one of the 'MainStream' issues.
Looking back...I like some elements of the picture. Theres a nice balance between dark and light and I love the simple pattern I used on Danielles jacket. I look back at a lot of my old artwork and realise that the older I've gotten the less creative I've become in certain areas...either that or I'm just gettin' old and jaded.
I wish I still had that same gusto and enthusiasm I had years ago. Oh well.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Miserable - Page 13 - Panel 2 Inked!

I'm nearing the finish line on this tale. Only 3 pages left!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Miserable - Page 12 - Inked panel!

Page 11 done and dusted. Didn't show a panel from that page...but here's a panel from page 12.
Only four pages left on this tale and then a really cool 'zombie' second tale.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Miserable - Page 10 - Inked panel!

Another snippet. This one from page 10. Page 10 is complete on this story. The next few pages are a lot of fun to draw too. Again...I can only show teaser images.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Another oldie!

Another oldie but goodie. This is from 1989!

I was obviously trying to imitate a Creepy/Eerie/Vampirella vibe on this. I think I used a panel from one of thoses books and put in my own characters. I wanted to see if I could learn something by doing something similar. Might have used Gonalez for this. Can't's all muddy!

Anyways, the character is 'Vex' (Jason Velacroix) and his 'sidekick' Danielle Kowalski. This was going to be a cover for 'Mainstream'.

I later revamped 'Vex'...moved him into an alternate stempunk type future and renamed the strip 'Inquisitor Vex'. I have some pages from that revamp...I'll post them at some stage.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Miserable - Page 9 - Inked Panel!

First post of the New Year.
Another inked panel from 'Miserable'.