Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thugs! - Page 9

I like the way this re-do turned out. A lot less claustrophobic than the original...especially the word balloon placement.

Thugs! - Page 8

Thugs! - Page 7

Here's another re-mastered page.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thugs! - Page 6

It's been really interesting resizing the artwork to fit comic book specs.

What to move closer together...what to leave out. Re-doing the lettering, making sure it becomes part of the page and not seperate...y'know, stuff like that.

Still have around 8 more pages to go for the first issue.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Dredd - Watercolor ruff!

Here's the rough blue pencils for a 15 x 20 inch watercolor piece.

Thugs! - Page 5

Another re-mastered page.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thugs! - Page 4

Cleaned -up! Added some little touches like the Dark Cowl and Finch logos.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

Slumber Party! pencils - page 1

Page one blue pencils on a two page 'gory' story for Angry Gnome comics. (

It's been a bit of a challenge to layout. Shawn (the writer) has written 12 panels for the two pages. When I thumbnailed it out it was tough to pick what should be the focus, what should take up more space...etc!

It's fun though.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Caretakers Tales! - Endpiece - Page 2 - Panel 3!

It's complete!

The interior art for Caretakers Tales is finished!
All 49 pages!!!!!
Now all that's left is the cover...which I'll probably leave for a while until Rob catches a bit up on adding color to the pages.

Spicy Space Tales - Page 9!

Well...after all the trials and tribulations of dealing with a broken scanner and reformatting the computer...I finally got it done. Completed right on deadline day!


I hope someone calls 'dibs'...I'm getting po'ed at the lack of commitment.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Caretakers Tales! - Endpiece - Page 1!

Here's page one of the 'bookend' or 'endpiece'.

Caretakers Tales! - Endpiece - Page 1!

Here's page one of the 'bookend' or 'endpiece

Babes - Page 14 - Panel 2!


That's the final page of the last 'Caretakers' story done. Now I have two pages of an 'endpiece' to do and the cover of course!

Babes - Page 13 - Panel 1!

Got a new scanner last night! I have lots to do today.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Thugs! - Page 3

My scanner is STILL broken!

I'm off to fry's electronics tonight to get me a new one!

In the meantime here's page 3 of Thugs! Again, I had to resize and reletter it to fit the print format. It's a pain ...but it gives me the opportunity to fine tune, it's not all bad.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Scanner Problems!


My scanner is on the fritz!
For some strange reason it's scanning 'Blank'. I reinstalled drivers etc, and did everything possible to fix it!

No dice!

I was cruising through pages today until the scanner issue. Wasted half my day trying every sort of solution.

If I can't get it sorted in the next couple of days...I'll have to buy a new one. What a bummer!

I have two pages to scan. One of 'Caretakers' and the other is the next page of 'Spicy Space Tales!'


Babes - Page 12 - Panel 1!

Another page down!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Babes - Page 10 - Panel 1!

Another snippet! Only a few more pages to go.

Thugs! - Page 2

As you may or may not know, Thugs! started as a web-strip, but that kinda fell to the wayside because the site the strip was on needed an overhaul.

Myself and Al have decided to self-publish 'Thugs!'. We decided that we are going to print through Ka-Blam and that's when I came across an important format issue. The pages are too big for Ka-Blams technical specs. So, now I have to go through each page and resize/reposition and in some cases completely redo the layout. Also, I'm going to tweak the lettering and the artwork...try and give it a more polished look.

So...what you see above is page 2 of Thugs! Book One...which was actually Page 1 of the webstrip. The Ubabee page was added as a nice intro to the series.

Confused? Don't the strip gets a fresh look for print...I'll be confused too!

Monday, May 05, 2008

THUGS! - Ubabee!

While I was doing some rough pencils on the last Caretakers story...I decided to draw the opening page for the Thugs! book.

Al Sparrow provided the words. It's Ubabee, The looker...the Thugs! universe version of Uatu, The Watcher.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

THUGS! - Cover Ruff!

Heres the ruff cover for Thugs! No.1.

It's an homage to Batman: Gotham Adventures No.1 cover by Ty Templeton.
Of course I'll put the credit on the cover when I'm finished. Also, we spoofed the tagline from 'DC Universe 0' - The Ending Begins Here!'

In fact the whole of Thugs is a huge lovesong/spoof of all our favorite Superheroes. Lots of homages and 'tip of the hat' type stuff.

We hope to have the first issue published by August. It seems like it's a long way aways but time flies...

I'll post the final cover when I'm finished tweaking this one.