Tuesday, October 20, 2015
I finished the Alamo All-Stars artwork less than two weeks ago, and look, here it is in early printer's proof form!
I take these pages and comb through them looking for typos and color corrections, then fix them. In this particular proof, I've got the battle of Goliad switched with the preparations for the battle of Goliad. Whoops. Page numbers are wrong.
After this gets corrected and sent back to the printer, we'll do the whole thing again to catch errors. Then it will finally go to print and be in bookstores in March!
I didn't just get proofs for the Alamo in the mail today, I also received the final edition of this anthology, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT. This is a really cool book of short stories where each author tells a true story, then makes up a fictional story that was inspired by the true story. It's got a lot of great authors, Jane Yolen, Adam Rex, and Matthew J. Kirby to name a few.
My stories in the book are NOT Hazardous Tales stories. They are much, much weirder. They involve giant bunnyhead masks. Only read them if you are not scared of bunnyhead masks.
This book will be out in a few weeks! November 3rd!
Saturday, August 22, 2015
I'm in a dead heat to finish Hazardous Tales #6, ALAMO ALL-STARS by mid September. Twenty-four days from now. So I'm in non-stop inking and coloring mode.
Download and print this page to try your own coloring! It's not often you get to color such a violent scene. Have fun!
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Hey everyone. The quest to update my site has resulted in nearly four months of a "under construction" banner on my dumb site. The rage inducing steps involved in why this happened aren't really worth going into here. But it's bad. And hopefully I'll have it up and running soon.
In any case. I have started something new--a Youtube channel! Check it out! I already have a few videos up. Take a look!
If you liked it, subscribe, I should be doing a video a week. Fun history stuff with silly drawings.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Oh boy. If my web presence were a yard, it would be covered in weeds and mostly dead. Yikes.
The push to build a new site has utterly failed. I tried three times to transfer my domain name away from Yahoo Small Business may-it-burn-in-hell and failed each time. My optimism for an ongoing webcomic is at an all time low.
On the other hand, the world of REAL publishing is going GREAT! Underground Abductor comes out in one month. It's already a Junior Library Guild Selection! I am super excited for it to arrive.
It won't be my only book this year, in November I've got TWO comics coming out in this anthology:
The idea for this book is fantastic. Each author in the book has written a TRUE story from their life, followed by a FICTIONAL story inspired by, or based on the experience from the true story. Get it?
My stories are both comics. Not Hazardous Tales--because while those stories are non-fiction, they didn't happen to me. No, these stories are brand new, and they are HORROR.
In Hazardous Tales world, the book #6 manuscript has just returned from editorial. This chart went up today:
Final art due June.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Here's another Dementor drawing. This one's got a creepy mask with a proboscis for super soul sucking. If sucking is your power, why not put it out there? Mosquitos don't hide their mouth way back inside a flat face, they put that sucker out front and center.
It's got a little bit of ragged cape--not too much, and some severe pointy armor. Maybe not as creepy as yesterday's, but a little more functional.
Monday, January 5, 2015
I think the Dementors in the Harry Potter movies are boring. Basically a Black Rider from the Lord of the Rings movies but floaty. If you dressed up as a movie Dementor, you'd have to explain to everyone that you weren't a Black Rider (or the Ghost of Christmas Future, for that matter).
Anyway, I found myself wanting a scarier, weirder Dementor. Here's what I came up with:
As I was drawing this, I had some more Dementor ideas. I'll put some more up as the week goes on. I'm not a fan art guy. But, hey, it's a new year, why not try something new? Right?
Still trying to rebuild my site. I'll keep you posted.