Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In progress

Future city for Space Monsters! Space Ships!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Louisiana Purchased characters

Little scale study.

Comics from about 2 years ago

These are old, and problematic, but I realized that not only were their preview images gone from this blog but so was the secondary blog they linked to. I thought it might be a good idea to collect them all somewhere (though all is wrong because there's a couple panels that have disappeared from SS!SM! for maybe ever).

To preface them a little bit I'll say that I'd draw an issue every weekend when I was in my first year at Cranbrook (and sometimes that meant friday evening, and monday morning, and tuesday morning). The goal was to make work fast and to be flexible about it. Wanting to them to take on the feel of reading silver age adventure comics at my grandparents as a child I juggled multiple story lines.

It's funny to look back at them -- even being only a few years old -- they don't strike me as perfect, or good, but I think there's a lot in there that is useful to see again. Also the two main comics that I'll start releasing under Plain Comics at the end of the month come from settings I started thinking about when I was making these. Those are Louisiana Purchased and Space Monsters! Space Ships! I flipped the name around! Freak City didn't make the cut because it dawned on me it was just 1920s X-men as sideshow freaks (the lady could grow a giant beard to fight with if you were wondering what was going on with her) and Time Crime, which only makes an appearance way way below, was really just an excuse to draw/write Steve. I did a warm up sketch of him the other day even.

Also, I'll try and fix it, but excuse the weird image breaks that have something to do with this stupid blogger template.

Ugh. These are a little teeth grinding. Sorry.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

SM!SS! page one demo

Here's a video of the first page of SM!SS! running in browser. Turns out you can take video of your desktop with quicktime so this one is not taken with my phone.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

LP preface Slideshow, I hope

I thought I'd post this again, but in a way that's a little more like how the final version will appear. Also, still one lingering typo. Sorry.

Page 3 of Twice Naked and roughs of page 4

Preview of page 3...
The type's still at a rough stage. I'm still trying to make some design decisions in regards to type in these things. Mostly I am not going to use whatever script font I've downloaded for free. It'll probably be hand lettered, but that'll be one of the final things that plugs into the comics before the go live in a couple weeks.

Also here are the roughs on page 4 too, they are more... how do you say, rougher.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Re-do of that last page I posted

I'm not sure what made me think that last page seemed like even a remotely OK approach...

This one is better. Though it may still need something a bit further in the background. So not quite done.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Page two roughs for SM!SS!

The City on Mars

In progress drawing of the City on Mars...

"They were seen first by the City on Mars." 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Space Monsters! Space Ships! page one first draft

I'll post the next two pages tomorrow. And just to make sure everyone is on the same page (HA!) as me   these are all going to be collected -- in order -- on a new site at the end of the month. In the meantime I'm just going to be posting process and roughs -- Like this for instance.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Pieces of Twice Nude

Here are some unfinished frames from Twice Nude (Twice Naked?). Both the copy and drawings are not quite finished, but I'm trying to leave behind a record of progress for when everything goes live in a month (less now). I usually leave behind a decent record of my drawings as I go, but with writing much less so.

Space Monsters! Space Ships!

Here's a teaser Image for SM!SS! and some text to boot. Or is it "too" boot. Is the expresion about having too many boots? Anyway...

Recovered from low earth orbit the probe contained just three pieces of cargo.

An envelope of kidney stones, a dehydrated parasite of unknown origin, and the right hemisphere of a brain belonging to Algernon Rost -- famed exobiologist. It was inscribed with his brain diary.

What follows are his memories. They begin 1,000 years ago and cover the indeterminate* period of time that follows.