Monday, December 29, 2008

Some More Canterville Ghost—Now in Color!

Okay, first of all, I may not have hit my goal of updating every day (or even every weekday), but 2008 has shown significant improvement in the regularity of my blogging updates. It's certainly been more consistent than how I've handled email and phone calls. What can I say? My schedule regularly kicks my ass.

But everything will improve even more in 2009. Hopefully.

I'm very excited about the color piece in today's update. Jason Millet continues to kick ass on all of our collaborations, and this page is no exception.

I showed a step-by-step development of this Canterville Ghost page, from rough sketch to pencils to inks. Now, Jason's color page completes the process (the publisher will be handlingLink the letters, so you'll have to buy the book if you want to see that stage).

Friday, December 19, 2008

11 O'Clock Comics

On Wednesday night, I had the opportunity to sit in with Vince, David, Chris and Jason for a massive (4 HOURS!) installment of one of my favorite podcasts, 11 O'Clock Comics. Don't worry, Vince has broken it into manageable parts.

We talk. A lot. Some of the stuff covered includes Final Crisis #5, selling David on Fables, channeling Kirby, Mike Allred, the language of comics, God-Size Thor, the Athena Voltaire/Black Coat One-Shot the impact of $4 comics on independent publishers, X-Men: Messiah Complex, Hellboy: The Wild Hunt, Steve Epting and Captain America, Frank D'armata, Fear Agent, Camelot 3000, Alan Moore's Top Ten, Image's Ted McKeever Library, Michael Avon Oeming , expressive artwork, and we even curtail a drunken Chris!

This one gets a little explicit, so spare the kids.

Download part 1 here.

Download part 2 here.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Black Coat/Athena Voltaire One-Shot Preview Pages!

You've seen how the cover came about, now let's take a look at the guts of the book—some of 'em anyway...

Here's how the Athena Voltaire story kicks off.

The book is available for preorder now! Cover price of $2 and available with your choice of cover:

Black Coat cover: DEC083747
Athena Voltaire cover:

Monday, December 8, 2008

I miss you, Dad

My dad passed away a year ago today. He was always a great supporter of my work and even posed for some of my reference.

Here he is standing in for a Nazi badguy.

I miss you, Dad.