This project was pretty cool. I “wrote” and illustrated this short comic for Shafer’s Collision. The character design was already established allowing me to focus on the cover and interior work. The client intends to use these as a promotional pamphlet (the last page having an ad or coupon printed on it) and the comic is intended to be colored in by kids.
The cover was my favorite part, though. I thought it would be pretty cool to go with a retro style layout and have the art foreshadow the action within, like the classic comics of yesteryear. I did two versions, a weathered and dog-eared version meant to play up the vintage feel of the art and a “clean” version. The client preferred the clean version free of Photoshopped creases and tears which is understandable. However, I was so happy with the way it turned out I thought it would be a shame to share it here.
The posts this week will be short – I’ve been working on some pretty cool stuff lately but had zero time to post about it! I am therefore going to post a bunch of stuff this week and come back to it later (time permitting) to flesh it out.
First up, we have a series of team portraits I just wrapped up for a great company called Plan Grid. They are absolutely awesome to work with and I have several other pieces I will try to get up on the site this week.
Check this action out! Chris Forgey over at Light BOHRD was kind enough to send me a couple of quick pics of their latest snowboards, artwork by yours truly. So far, these are the pieces I adapted from the skateboard art previously produced but, I’m really impressed with the way the skeleton face lights up on the snowboard – SO COOL! I can’t wait to see how the “yeti” board turns out.
Dan Cooney and I have launched our Kickstarter bid to fund the Atomic Yeti hardcover we’ve been working so hard on. I hope we can count on everyone’s support – every dollar counts and we’re offering some pretty cool incentives for donors!
I thought I should let everyone know that I have, in fact, been working on the second chapter of Reformation. Tim and I have been very busy for the past several weeks with work and family obligations. Apparently, there is no such thing as the “bill fairy” to magically show up and support you financially.
Oh well. We keep at it when we can. Below are some new page concepts for the second chapter. The second “book” (if you want to call it that) is nearly laid out and I think this time around I’m going to finish the layouts a couple chapters ahead so that we can build up some kind of update buffer. We’ll see as work and life permit. In the meantime, feast your eyes on all this sketchy goodness.