This blog post is not meant to come off as a defense or an apology. And actually, no one has complained yet about the smoking in the comic. But I wanted to put some thoughts down so that my position was clear, in case anyone was curious or interested in a discussion. Smoking in comics has a…Read more
Just for the heck of it. And because I noticed the dates were exactly a year apart between this comic and this comic. Mainly, the figures have gotten more clean, and the backgrounds more detailed.
Just felt like sharing some of the “rejected” sketches for Lucky’s face in panel in this comic. I think these each have their own appeal, but they didn’t communicate what I wanted. I ended up going with a much subtler reaction to discovering he’s been duped.
I’ve just spent about a month setting up this website, and sent out a few invitations for people to check it out. I’m excited to begin this new chapter in the process of making this book happen! Calling it “Beta” makes it sound all official and stuff. But what I really mean is I’m ready…Read more
I can’t believe New York ComicCon is upon us! I’m looking forward to going on Thursday as a professional, talking to people about Pear-Pear and Zuzel, and the business and art of comics in general. I really wish I had more concept art developed for Żużel and the Fox, but I think my goal for…Read more
The Trouble with Comics Lettering Ideally, I think I would hand-letter Żużel and the Fox. I’d love to pull out the dusty Ames Lettering Guide that has been nestled among my art supplies since my days of taking summer classes at the Joe Kubert School in…like…1997. But that sure is labor intensive, and I don’t think I’m…Read more
This summer I set a goal for myself: Complete an issue of a comic book, from concept to complete digital art. We’ll see if that’s possible. But setting that goal gave me the motivation to collaborate with my wife and my friends and, so far, achieve two things I’ve never done before: A complete draft of a…Read more