Sunday, October 30, 2005

Blood River comments

hey all, about 8 weeks away from Blood River finally coming out. I posted 3 pages below (start from bottom up to top). Some language there, so don't blush. Mike Oeming and Dan Berman penned this one, and I handled art chores. Image Comics is putting it out as a one shot book in late December. The original story was taken from a Weird NJ article from a few years back. the WNJ folks were kind enough to let us use some of that material in our extra features. You will have to wait for the book to come out to find out which story though. heh heh.

B

Blood River pages



Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Shamisen


something I just did in my "samurai" sketchbook. The sketchbook is there for me to work out certain ideas for my next graphic novel project. It is especially useful when I have to draw traditional japanese wardrobe or instruments such as the shamisen.

I used a "water" brush from japan. It is actually a kid's toy that I discovered a few years ago. I put ink in it instead of water (you're supposed to rub the brush with water loaded in the synthetic bristols into water color tablets) and use that in sketchbooks. it is actually a pretty unreliable tool for drawing, even sketches, but I have managed to do some fun stuff with them over the years. I also used a Pigma Brush for the details. These brush pens are nice, but the tip gets beat to hell real fast, especially on your typical sketchbook paper stock.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Self-Publishing


when I do conventions, I try to come up with a little something to sell at the shows. I did a few "ashcan" books in the past, most of which I still have. I decided to do a comic book for the Wizard Philly show this past Summer. The cover for that book is up above. Didn't sell many of those either, but at least it's something cool to hand out to editors and other creators when I do shows. If you are interested in my self-published offerings, drop me a line at bcq031@yahoo.com.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Weird Outtake!


hey all, an illustration originally completed for Weird TX, a book coming out from Barnes & Noble soon. This one was turned down for another image that showed a few more indians and an old guy with one of those metal detectors combing a beachfront. I dig this one so I wanted to share it with you all.