Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Boredom sketch #001

Favorite Artist Videos #003

For a comic history nut like me, the next movie is easily one of my favorites.  It follows along with the creative and business journey that Jeff Smith took with his book BONE in such an enthralling way that I can't even count how many times I've watched the damn thing. 

Available for rent on Amazon Instant Video at just $1.99, The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE and the Changing Face of Comics is the best recommendation I can give for pure comic-y inspiration.


Working out some text stuff for Churnwater, something Ryan Burton and I have been playing with.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Lil Charlie Zombie Inks

A nice clean scan of some inks done a while ago:

Favorite Artist Videos #002

Didn't think I would put up another video link so soon, but NetFlix has another that is pure gold. Love posters and love screen printing (it's something I kick myself for not exploring in college), so have to recommend Just Like Being There.

Also, being around Chicago I have to be a Jay Ryan fan.

Favorite Artist Videos #001

A lot of people probably don't know the I occasionally teach at Northern Illinois University (NIU).  My students can attest that I have a love of any documentaries or videos that have anything to do with art or being creative, and am constantly telling them "You have to watch this" or "We're watching this NOW!"  Figure it would be nice to share a few of these recommendations on the blog, so here we go.

Currently on NetFlix is Beauty is Embarrassing a documentary about the art of Wayne White.  Not only is the man funny and constantly creating, he also plays the banjo... so that's all kinds of groovy.


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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Todays In-Progress inking...

Old Wounds in-progress inks.

Did finishing touches on two pages of pencils today, now working on some inks before I run off to NIU to teach tonight.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Resurrecting Charlie

Page of a personal project I've been wanting to get back to for a while, and just haven't found the time to.  I was given the perfect excuse to work on it a bit, so I can demonstrate to my students how to use Illustrator to make color flattening really efficient.  After doing the flats, the image was taken into Photoshop to finish.