Thursday, December 31, 2009


Got some new brushes I wanted to try out only to realize I don't have any ink left. dug out a bottle of Higgins Eternal and remembered why I stopped using it. Here's the sketch.

Now off to dick blick to order some decent ink.

John McNamee at the Daily Cross Hatch

Funny dude and fellow Super Wrestle cartoonist John McNamee was featured a couple days ago over at the Daily Cross Hatch. Also checkout his strip, "Pie Comics".

Sunday, December 06, 2009

leviathan pp1-3

still working on this for now. cleaned up page 2 and details of page 3.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

more wacom work

Worked a little on trying to draw a little better using the wacom. Took a pic from yesterday and drew on top of it. doing this all electronically allows you to move objects around to improve the composition. Here I moved the dingy in the foreground over to the left to improve the balance of the drawing.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

practice with my new markers

got some fine line markers and started doodling. I've been doing a lot more work with the markers and pens without pencils to try and loosen up and I am starting to get some pretty nice results. the lines look ok but I can't resist adding some color.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A couple sketches from the weekend.

Took my sketchbook along with me on a weekend trip to Emerald isle with some friends.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

colors for chapter 2 of Monster fights

Spent too much time wrestling with the palette for this page (by "wrestling" I really mean avoiding it hoping inspiration would hit me). Finally I followed the advice of my economics professor who said, "the hardest thing about economics is getting your ass in the chair!" Turns out this is true about comics too and so I got my ass in the chair last night and finally past this page. Here is an excerpt:

The final, with words, will be posted at Superwrestle HQ after the current installment of Legends is done.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mini Legends

had an itch to draw mini manga dudes. apologies for the crappy scan. I drew it about 2 inches by 3 so it looks a little rough all blown up. Anyway, here's Cassie, Nate and Kid Comet from Legends of Superwrestle!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Chapter 2 INKS -- pages 16,17,18

So my PC crashed again. I spent last night rebuilding it and so I am back online for now. In the meantime I did three more pages of inks but couldn't scan till now. so here they are...

Page 16

Page 17

Page 18

5 more pages.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

page 9 pencils

I saw some art today by Super Wrestle's Andy Kettler which knocked me out and into rocking this page a little bit more. So here it is again all beefed up. I think the experiments on the catwalk solidified the composition a lot.

page 9

Here's the last page. Pencils are basically done. Now I need to put some inks down....getting close and running out of time! Can I ink 9 pages in one week?? one step at a time.

Monday, September 07, 2009

page 8 first pass

Made some good progress on page 8 tonight although Im not thrilled with this page so far. I was in Kelley's Island OH, over the weekend and haven't picked up my pencil since Thursday so I'm a bit rusty. Tomorrow should be better.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Page 7 pencils

Another penciled page... I think that makes 4 in less than a week! [patting myself on the back]. This one is mostly done. but there are some things i need to address now that I sit back and look at it. mainly nate's hair is a little wacked out in panel 2. some other stuff too. time for sleepy.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Legends of Super Wrestle at SPX!

Awesome Poster by Andy and Kevin! We will be at SPX and (I think Kevin got us a table) so gotta keep pressing or I won't have much to show!

page 6 pencils done

some little things need tightening up but I can get that with the brush. If I can finish 2 of the last 3 pages this week I'll be thrilled.

Monday, August 31, 2009

page 6 pencils

back to work tonight and got a lot done. Should be able finish it tomorrow night.

Friday, August 28, 2009

page 5 pencils

Kevin sent me the script this morning and we are off! Pretty good for one nights work I must say. Not quite finished...but reasonably close to pencilling this whole thing in one night. started at around 8:30 while my kids were watching a movie. read them a chapter of Harry Potter and came back to draw. About 3.5 hours.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monster Fights at SPX

Big day. Talked to Kev about trying to finish this chapter in time for SPX at the end of September. He is talking about sharing a table with Charles Soule! Coolness. Anyway that all means I would need to ink and color these 4 pages and do the full monte on 4 more *ahem* yet to be written pages. all in under 4 weeks. Scary thought for me considering my normal page rate is a page per week for pencils, a couple days to ink and another week to color! Well nothing like a challenge I guess. It's a good opportunity to push myself and see where it takes me. I should be updating this with new art a lot more regularly as I attempt the tiny but close to impossible (for me) task of finishing this chapter in 3 weeks. Wish me luck!

Anyway..progress made: I finished the pencils on page 4 and am pretty durn happy with the results. Take a look.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

page 4 layout

Busy as shit with work but I made myself draw tonight and I'm really glad I did. Here's the layout for the next page of Monster Fights. The action sequences are so much fun to draw! This page is great I think. 9 panels, one of my loosest layouts ever and a bucking scorpion! Hopefully I can squeeze some drawing in tomorrow and get the pencils done.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

page 2 updated

Needed to move Nate's hands to the front of his body for the action on the next page. So a redo was done tonight. also cleaned up some of the figures, backgrounds and made the figures in panel 8 a little larger to match up with the others.

Monday, August 03, 2009