Here is my latest Lookouts cover art for issue 3. This one has a flashback sequence that is a bit of a tearjerker.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I'm REALLY proud to be working on this project from Cryptozoic Entertainment and Penny Arcade. Shown here is my cover to issue one. On this cover I got to do my own inks and colors too, which is super fun. My overall job on the ongoing series is pencilling as well as some of the color details and illustrative design elements throughout the book.
What an AMAZING team to be working with. Written by the uber-talented Ben McCool. Inked by the wonderfully gifted Mike Norton. Colored by the magician that is Rainer Petter. All under the awesome leadership of editor Cory Jones. The overall book is assembled and craftfully designed by Larry Renac.
But it all was started by it's genius creators, Penny Arcades' Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik. For a long time I studied Mike's unique and beautiful art style. Trying to come up with pencils and designs to do it justice. That guy is insanely talented, so this has been a bit intimidating for me, to say the least.
It has been a great learning experience and a blast to work on. The first issue is finally out via ComiXology.
Get it here, folks!...
Lookouts on ComiXology
The Lookouts #1 will also be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con with TWO exclusive covers, one by Mike Krahulik and one by Doug TenNapel! WOW!!! This will from 8-11 PM at the Cryptozoic store.
Printed copies of the First Issue will launch in comic stores nationwide on August 29, 2012.
More to come!!!!
Friday, May 4, 2012
I created this last Halloween, but never posted it on my blog, I've been super behind on that. This was based on some fun Halloween doodles I did with my daughter. I love drawing larger than life characters stuffed in small vehicles. Also dinosaurs always seem to be left out of Halloween, which is a shame. They are the original monsters that walked the earth.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
A couple years back I was asked to design some updated versions of the classic Harvey Comics character Richie Rich and his friends for comics publisher, Ape Entertainment. They wanted to take the property into a more action/adventure themed series. Richie and his friends would be shown a bit older than in the past and more as adventurers. I did not work on the series after, just the initial character designs. It was a thrill to be assigned this because I was always fans of the characters as a kid grown up in the 80's. The series looked great with very bold and exciting covers.
Here is Richie's dog Dollar. He's not too different, just a bit more realistic from the more humanoid version in the cartoons and comics. I know some of the original sketches I gave the folks at Ape Entertainment, I had him a bit more stocky, tougher looking, wrinkly, sort of pit bullish too. This version has him with a cool double studded collar.
Here is Richie's faithful butler Cadbury. I was directed to make him look more "action-hero-ish" and to consider actor Jude Law a bit. Cadbury was traditionally depicted as an older stodgier looking man through the original comic book and animated series. In the Ape Entertianment comic series they beefed him up a bit from my design here.
Irona is the robot maid. She is a bit like a Swiss Army knife. This character on the animated series sort of freaked me out as a kid. I don't know what it was. She sort of reminded me of the weird robot lady transformation scene in Superman 3.
Here are the updated versions of the "baddie" Reggie Van Dough and Richie's red-headed girlfriend, the good natured Gloria Glad. Reggie is not too different from his original version but Gloria is. She was always depicted with long hair and bow.