For the last day of the Art Challenge, I’m going to put up some covers I did for the actionlabdangerzone series GHOST TOWN a couple years ago. It was a lot of fun, and getting to work with Jordie Bellaire (jordiecolorsthings) was the icing on the cake, she really added a lot to make them shine.
Check out a few of them below:
Ghost Town #1 (colors by Jordie Bellaire)
Ghost Town #2 (Colors by Jordie Bellaire)
Ghost Town #3 (Colors by Jordie Bellaire)
Ghost Town TPB (Colors by Dan Jackson)
And as a bonus, here is a print I drew up for actionlabcomics when the publisher were getting ready to officially kick off. Colors by my FUSE partner-in-crime Shari Chankhamma (shari).
I think today I’m going to put up a bunch of pin-ups/fan art that I’ve drawn over the last few years. It’s always fun to get to riff on someone else’s characters and see what I can come up with. Check out a handful of them below:
I did this one for my pal Dave Dwonch’s CYRUS PERKINS, I think it was used as an incentive reward for his Kickstarter. Another opportunity to play with scrachboard and texture, fun stuff.
I drew this as fanart for Marc Guggenheim’s HALCYON from imagecomics a few years back. Coloring was done by Mark Englert, and I absolutely loved his take on it.
This one is a pin-up I did for my buddy edbrisson for a project that’ll be released later this year. shari (who kills it on colors for our book THE FUSE) actually did an awesome colored version, but I’d have to hunt around to find it.
Seemed appropriate enough to put this pin-up for GUERILLAS up, considering elrevel was the one who nominated me for this 5 Day Art Challenge! I had a blast drawing this crew. I think it was published in the extras of Volume 2.
This was a pin-up I drew for my friend Riley Rossmo, characters from his fantastic book DRUMHELLAR. Really enjoyed this comic, hope it comes back one day soon.
One last one, a Kickstarter drawing I did for burthefly ’s BILLY THE PYRO comic. Nick Filardi killed in on the colors, really brought it to life.
I’m only going to throw up some odds and ends, a few preliminary drawings and some finished art. I worked with washes a lot for this one, and I think it’s the only book where I did the tones right on the actual pages. Working on this short taught me a lot about washes that I brought into that second arc of WASTELAND.
Today’s art is from the onipress book WASTELAND, a project that I drew a couple arcs for with my friend and current THE FUSE collaborator Antony Johnston (antonyjohnston).
Check out some early character sketches I did when warming up to some of the characters + a few pages from issue #49. Some of the early drawings were done on scratchboard, a technique I’d like to be using more often but it’s not cost efficient for interiors. Instead I use it mostly for pin-ups or cover drawings, but occasionally I still break it out just to play a bit.
Looks like I’m jumping into the 5 day art challenge thanks to my pal Brahm Revel (who also happens to be one of my favorite aritists- check out his GUERILLAS if you want to see some killer storytelling).
Today I’m going to put up some art from my first comics project, the onipress series RESURRECTION with Marc Guggenheim (marcguggenheim). One cool thing about it was every issue started with a six panel page that opened into a big Double Page Spread, and I always love a chance to draw big and spread an image out.
Here are a few of my favorites- most are BW although I found a couple color versions too (colors done by the always impressive Dan Jackson). And that splash page wasn’t part of an opening, just an image that I still really like.