Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Friday, November 8, 2013
There's a new group of extremely talented young artists that you must know about.
They are a collective called From A Hat.
They pick a new subject/character every week or so
& the group shows their different takes on the subject.
While I'm not familiar with the entire roster of artists
I wanted to highlight a few that really 'wow' me with each new piece.
Jamal Pryce Campbell
Please 'like' the From A Hat Facebook page
I can't wait to see every new image these guys create.
They're going places. Watch and see.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Starting today until sunday we will be
debuting Black Hole Hunters Club #2
at Fan Expo Canada
in the Toronto Metro Convention Centre!!
Ricky Lima & I will be sharing table A115 with our pal Chris Yao.
Let me tell ya what's going down!
We have the all new issue #2 of Black Hole Hunters Club!
We have a second printing of issue #1 because we sold 'em all!
So if you missed out on it the first time come git it.
AT table A357 you will find Brian Evinou and Phil McClorey with some bad ass books called Monstrosity!
I got an 8 page story in there and there's too many amazing creators in it. Get that too!
At table A313 you will find David Bishop! David is the man who brought us the wonderful colors on both Black Hole Hunters covers and is an amazing artist/writer/handsome fella in his own right.
He will have his awesome book Stranger as well as his new one called Of Stone.
I happen to have a bad ass pin up in that book so, y'know, go get that too!
At table P87 you will find Adam Gorham & Fred Kennedy of Big Sexy Comics! they will have the third and final book of Teuton, which I also happen to have a pin up in as well! SO GO GET THAT TOO!
Like I mentioned before, Chris Yao will be sharing our table (A115 REMEMBER THAT!).
Chris will have a new collection of all his Holmes Inc stories to date.
So, come on, don't be a cheapskate, get that too!
AT table A266 will be 4 of my pals, Sam Noir, Dyl Kloepfer, Grant Howarth & Brice Hall!!
These talented dudes got all kinds of awesome shit!
We're talking Omega Zone!
Russian Zombie Hat!
and of course, Victorian 4, which..... I happen to have 3 pages in.
I pencilled, Chris Yao inked me & I colored.
Not to mention some killer art by Matt Tavares that make sup most of the book!
Get some of those books too! what are you ? Insane? Of course you're not.
On top of everyone I mentioned there's a million (one million!) amazing creators at the Fan Expo this weekend so you would be silly not to go!
Here's a big bunch of preview art of new characters debuting in Black Hole Hunters Club issue #2.
See y'all at the show!
Friday, June 7, 2013
I wanted to take this post to thank everyone who bought The Black Hole Hunter's Club. Ricky and I (but mostly Ricky) sold a hell of a lot more than we expected to. We are currently working on issues #2 & #3 so we can have #2 ready for Fan Expo 2013 (Toronto) & #3 by early fall. If you are interested in picking up a copy we have them available at 3 of the finest stores in the GTA.
For online orders click HERE for Stadium's Online Exclusives.
Here's a breakdown of the cover process.
#1- We had little time to get our cover done so that we could launch to at
Free Comic Book Day 2013 so I had to do it quite simple. Simple but effective.
Since it's a Sci-Fi we could use space as the backdrop which was very helpful.
I usually do multiple sketches/concepts but for this cover I did only this one
& sent it off to Ricky for approval.
#2 - We both liked the concept sketch so I started on the final version.
My normal method is to fully pencil and then ink my stuff but again, because we had much less time, I did very loose, light pencils and then did most of the drawing in ink with my Winsor Newton series #7 brushes.
I actually did the whole book in this style and found it gave everything a bit more energy.
#3) After it was all drawn and inked, I scanned it in & cleaned it up.
This is the stage where I used a small, soft, low-opacity brush in photoshop
to dot the black space behind to give it those stars.
#4) Now this is the most important stage and where everything all came together.
With little time before our deadline, we reached out to our pal David Bishop and he agreed to color our cover. If you don't know David Bishop, he is another incredibly
talented local creator & he does a great zombie comic called Stranger,
which is available online and in those previously mentioned comic shops.
I also just previewed David's new book 'Of Stone'
that will be out in time for Fan Expo this summer
and let me tell you, you'll want this book.
So, David quickly turned around the colors on the cover and did such a great job.
I know how I would've done it & this was much better than anything I pictured.
Ricky & I both agreed that this had so much wonderful energy now.
#5 - All I had left to do was create a cool looking title.
I was just playing around with simple fonts that come with photoshop
and this is what I came up with. It's kind of a retro looking thing.
I really just want to make sure I thank everyone involved in making this book such a success. The Comic Book Lounge, Paradise Comics, Stadium Comics, Kieren Smith, David Bishop, Sam Noir & everyone else who picked up the book and who will pick up the book. #2 will be out very soon. Thanks.
Friday, May 10, 2013
I want to get the word out about an awesome new book in the works! This book is called MONSTROSITY!!
It's the follow up anthology to last year's very successful Horror In The West. I have an 8 page story in there written by Kyle J. Kaczmarczyk.
On top of that, look at this line up!!
James Edward Clark - Cover
J.Bone (Multiple Eisner nominee and artist on DC’s Super Friends and IDW’s Rocketeer) –Summer Summoning
Sam Agro – Murphy’s Law
Julie Faulkner (Promises Promises) and C.M Morgado –Dinner in Deepwell
Jason Loo (Loo Harvest) – The Grizzly Biker
Stephen Sloan - Witch Grifter General
Marvin Law – Kronk the Neanderthal in Of Men and Monsters
Brian Evinou – Wyrms of Coltha and No Way, No How
Adam Christopher – War Stories of the Occult
Jim McMunn – The Brain
Tony Taylor – Back Cover
There's currently an Monstrosity IndieGoGo campaign with some very cool perks for your donations. There are sketches available and there is some cool original artwork from the stories in the book.
If you're not convinced yet, listen to the Fredcast where he interviews the co-editors of Monstrosity, Phil McClorey & Brian Evinou!!!
Please check it out.
Here's some of my pages below