Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wednesdays are now New Comic Panel Day!

That's right kids. In addition to Model Mondays, Wednesday is New Comic Panel Day! It's like New Comic Book Day, but smaller, shorter, and doesn't make me worry about whether I can afford to pay rent. So without  further ado...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Work Blog 2: It's Alive!

I've been working on my graphic novel Little Knight for 7 months. You could say it's been longer because I did the first sketch of Little Knight himself about 2 years ago, but about 7 months ago is when I started fleshing out the idea after work, during lunch, whenever I could. 5 months ago I finished the script, and now I am drawing it.

For two years though, little Odric existed as only one sketch, it showed what I wanted and I liked it. Many nights scripting were spent looking at this picture and imagining him. They say sometimes your characters take over when you write and come to life, and I found that to be true.

That was a great feeling, but nothing compares to drawing it. Seeing my characters come alive on the page makes me feel kinda like a proud papa . I've drawn TONS of licensed characters, superheroes, characters from other peoples scripts, but none of that has felt as good as this. The character I created, and for the last 2 months I have spent drawing 10 hours a day, has come alive. Hopefully this isn't some weird thing about being alone with my drawing board all day, but I dunno if I care even. I am enjoying it, it's what I always wanted to be doing.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Model Monday BONUS: For Carlo

A wizards kitchen.

Model Monday 5/3/2010

Here's a shot of one of my SketchUp models. I have made a lot of models for my book, and I put a lot of work into them. It's important to me the locales feel very interesting, and the characters feel like they're somewhere. A real world that you'd want to visit. I feel like that can get a reader into a story better.

Stay tuned I have 2 other ideas for weekly theme days.