Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Silent Scream Pages 4-5

Done. Got all 5 pages finished and I've gone over them with a fine tooth HB lead. They'll be going off to Bill Anderson to work his ink magic and in a month or so we'll be sending the whole package out to prospective publishers.

BTW, for the funnybook challenged few that read this post (Tony), the "X's" I mark are black areas that will be filled solid with ink.

Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's Mine!

There are certain artists that I respect and then there are the artists I highly respect. In this latter list is Steve Bissette, Tom Mandrake, Tim Truman, Mike Zulli, Ryan Sook, Guy Davis and...John Totleben. Well I have original art from most of these artists. The only one missing currently is Tim Truman because I just recently picked up this beauty by John Totleben. It's from Vermillion #8, page 5. The description was alien sucker face...consider it SOLD! after that description.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Frakkin' Good

The Battlestar Galactica series finale was on last night...It was frakkin great! The attack on the Colony was a Wam-Bam-Frak-You-Man Spectacular!!! I'm happy with all of the resolutions of characters storylines. I must admit after devoting 5 years to watching this series, I got a bit melancholy and misty over the ending of the series and where some of our characters ended up. Now I have to find something else to watch on Friday nights at 10:00 pm. At least we still have the Caprica mini-series and the BSG: The Plan movie coming later this year. It was a great 5 years, my thanks to Ron Moore, David Eick and all of the crew and especially the cast for making me a BSG convert.

So Say We All!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Page 2

Sorry about the pages being out of order. I started drawing page three due to the challenges of establishing characters first before tackling their environment. I think the first panel has that SteamPunk feel we're going for. Of course the dirigible doesn't hurt. My father-in-law is again playing our Jedediah West and I acted as model for the hands.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Silent Scream pencils

Here are pages1 & 3 from the Silent Scream concept, plotted by Dennis Webster & Bill Anderson with a script by Dennis Webster. It's a period piece, 1920's, so I'm using a ton of reference material so I get the correct feel of the era. It slows me down a little bit, but I think it will be worth it. I want to thank my father-in-law, Ed Korovae, for modeling for me. He's the sharp dressed Jedeiah West wearing the fashionable overcoat and bowler.


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Mr Hart & Mr Montana

I'm a sucker for Golems. When Dennis suggested using them for the book, I was sold.
Here's an encounter between two Golems and Bull Montana and William S. Hart in a warehouse.


Monday, March 02, 2009

Secret Project Post

I've been working with Dennis Webster (writer of the macabre) and Bill Anderson (inker extraordinare) on a secret project. No publication news yet, but we are working on it. The Silent Scream concept is very exciting and for me it was an add-on. Bill and Dennis had other ideas and that was the one they wanted me to pick. Some concept work is done and I've got thumbnails done on a 5 page story to help sell the project. I'm pencilling the pages starting this week so I'll have more to post later.
Here's what I've got so far: