Saturday, June 30, 2012

22 rules Pixar

Much of this sounds like Brian McDonald, author of Invisible Ink and The Golden Theme. Just finished reading both of those this past month so they are fresh in my mind. Highly recommended. Easy and quick reads.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fleischer Studios

Bob Clampett  Daffy Character Sheet

Michael Midas Champion! Scott?

My local comic book dealer tried to order a copy of Michael Midas Champion for me but was informed that it was cancelled by the publisher!  I hope someone else will be picking it up.  Scott, what's up?

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I finished that project......sigh!

Nothing to write home about but I got it done. I'll see if there will be follow on work. Not as happy as I would have liked to be with it but it paid the bills. Heres a tear sheet of the final concepts

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I started my new job today:  Senior Artist with Wild Tangent!  Yippy!

Jack Russelll and his Dog


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Thor Subliminal

Saw this on Tumblr. I don't know if it's vintage or what. Here for Marty if he has a use for it.

And Another

Couple of squiggles I revisited after my painful viewing of Thor. I like the surprise ending. Not the Nick Fury part. The part where it says "Directed by...Kenneth Branagh!" Final Storyboard Freelance Project

"Spartacus" - 25-Cent Classic Movies at Grauman's Chinese Theater TONIGHT

If I only could make this.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Champion cover #2


I finished the cover for Issue 2 of Michael Midas - Champion last night (due out in August)... or this morning at 9 am I mean.  Working on 3 hours of sleep today  Zzzzzzzz... 

Drawing cityscapes sucks boobs.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Doug T draws me as the shriveled up guy in Prometheus

Prometheus. Which I went to see! So I lied. Couldn't stand it and had to see it. And I liked it! Damn good flick. WTH is the critic class in this country smoking. I found it very smart and fun. Down the line, everything you'd want out of an Alien prequel.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

My John Carter Review

I could really pile on with everything wrong with John Carter. But since it's better than 4.5 Star Wars, what's the point. The main thing it doesn't do is set the hook and yank you through a story.  
I thought these guys were Tharks on my first viewing. Now I see the difference. They are Green Men of Warhoon. More primitive, four armed creatures, possessing no firearms.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Black Flag into the 2nd Round

Here is another page form my book proposal to the 33 1/3 people. (This is my pitch for a comic book "graphic novel" retelling of the making of Black Flag's album "Damaged", remember?) Still struggling at this point to find my "look"--I want it to be a little raw, a little Raymond Pettibon. Kinda ugly. But this has too much of the wrong kind of ugly. I tried a new brushpen on this page, and I don't like it, (probably not a good idea to start experimenting with new pens when you're on a tight deadline...).

And I just received good news--they like it! It's into the second round of consideration...along with 93 other proposals (out of 470 some odd...). They say they'll only be able to publish 15-20 of these. They've never done a comic book "graphic novel" before, so my odds are probably pretty long. BUT STILL, I am very happy to make it this far.

The bad part is, my sample chapter is terrible. In trying to get my ideas together and research the subject, I barely got anything down. Out of the 24 pages I'd planned, I was only able to get a dozen on the page--and only a few of those anywhere beyond pencils. And they're very confused! Ugh.

But this is the interesting thing: even with this major impediment, I think two things really helped me: (1), I had a decent idea, (and one with a very readable outline attached to it--so I made it easy for them to imagine what the finished book would contain); but more importantly, (2) they had an extensive list of submission requirements (essay answers to favorite books in the series, what books currently in the market place would be most like mine? how would mine differ? what is your marketing plan for the book? etc., along with the usual CV stuff--and my CV was very weak, never having published either a comic or regular book before, having no university degree, and not being at all involved in the music/music criticism world (this is all for a semi-academic book series that's primarily authored by music critics, music professors, and famous writers/musicians (Jonathan Lethem being the latest...))) and in answering these essay/marketing questions, I think I was able to make a reasonably professional impression. This is probably what kept me off the reject heap--at least for the first round.

Monday, June 04, 2012


"Finished" this page. Needs balloons and all. But I'll revisit after I have the main art all finished. Back to my storyboards for a final revision. That has been a fun collaboration. Got high praise. I want more of that work. 

  Moby Games it says summer 1995. I have no idea where it was taken. Who took it. Or why. Kind of a trip to find it.

And Then I found... All submitted by the same "göbbi"I wonder who he-she is?

Looks like the Geezer Bandit went to San Fran to be arrested

Black Guy-Old White Man Mask