Thursday, February 26, 2009

For a Film

Illustration for a screenplay pitch - client wanted Nigerian militants with future weapons.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tracklocross Flyer

Made this quickie for Mattio and Drew's race this year. The content was inspired by Luke Stile's photos of the first race in 2008, which I helped plan.
When I have time, I'm going to color it. I'm thinking brown mud, gray cyclist. Keep it simple.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Comic: Dick Jones in Body Modifications

Just finished this today.

Comic Preview

Quick preview of something I'm working on (in progress).

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Maska Linework

I found this great Russian helmet and decided to start a drawing around it.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saturday at NYCC

Dan Bones (pictured) wasn't able to get a day pass, and wasn't interested in waiting outside to buy one off someone leaving for the day, so he got some breakfast with me in the food court, looked over the programs, and then went home to work.

Alexa and Brandon had urged me to go see the Wolverine: Origins game preview, and it was as ridiculous as they promised. I'm not much of a gamer but I'm excited to see more of that. After the Wolverine preview, I caught up with Brandon Bird, and hit up the Image booth where Ming was behind the table promoting Comic Book Tattoo, for which she did one of the 50 stories. It looks great, and it's always nice to see a friend's work in print.

I also chatted with Meredith Gran, creator of Octopus Pie, at the Dumbrella booth for a bit. I've been reading her comic for a while. When she saw my work, she mentioned Jim Mahfood, who I hadn't heard of, but I saw his work at the Nerdcore booth. Model Justine Joli was there for the Nerdcore catalog, I'd actually seen her last weekend at Ellen Stagg's birthday party, but I talked with her for a moment, then met Jim Mahfood himself, a really nice guy who I'd like to stay in touch with. I was actually familiar with a lot of his work without having known he was behind it.

I left Javits around 5p and made a quick stop at Gowanus Studio for dinner and the first screening in their film series. I left a bit early to make Jim Mahfood's gallery reception at YUME Gallery, where I met up with Brandon and Alexa.

I did not return to the Con on Sunday - two full days of it is overwhelming. Until next year...

Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday at NYCC

Friday: I hit up two panels, one on self publishing, one on the transition from script to pencil work. Tomorrow I'm going to a panel about page layout. I'm still riding the fence about whether or not I want to make comics. I'm curious about what it would be like to draw something someone else wrote, but it would have to be something I felt strongly about. We'll see. Drawing something that I've written would be very satisfying, but I'd have to start with writing something.

I ran into Alexa Rose, Brandon Bird, Ming Doyle and a few other people who I only met in passing on my way out, and Alexa and Brandon and I went for a drink and some dinner near Penn Station.

Alexa Rose

Brandon Bird and myself

Headed back tomorrow, hopefully with Dan Bones, if I can get a hold of him tonight and make sure he wakes up early enough.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

American Spectator February Cover

Picked up a copy at a newsstand today.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Life Drawing

Went to life drawing at Society of Illustrators tonight. Good session. I stuck to quick drawings, even on the 10/20 minute poses. Trying to get as much as I can out of only a few lines.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

New York Comic-Con 2009

I'm headed to New York Comic-Con again this year, but this time as a "professional creator". I got the weekend pass and will be there all three days. Most of the panels I want to see are on Friday afternoon: one on story structure, one on self-publishing, and then a couple on page layout, inking, etc. I'm looking forward to it.