Friday, March 14, 2008

Define "Epic"

The action over at the THE HOLIDAY MEN is getting more intense and ridiculous with each passing week and this panel's a nice little preview of the madness to ensue. It took awhile to get this one down as reference was needed for HumVees, Tanks and even a US Coast Guard boat. Plus let's not forget that I kinda suck at backgrounds and perspective! But, I'm fairly happy with the result thus far.

If you haven't yet checked out the latest installments of the Holiday Men, get your fix at or check out all of the catch up pages, in order, right here:

And for you old schoolers (like myself) who simply MUST have an actual physical comic, printed on paper and stapled together, to digest and truly enjoy a story, the wait is nearly over! Issue one of the Holiday Men is being released this April and features a new color cover, a preview pic for episode 2 and some kick ass contributions from the uber-talented Trevor Sieben and everyone's favorite nihilistic moralist, Chris Peterson!

I'll post a preview of the cover at a later (hopefully sooner) date.

You Learn Something New Every Day...

So when you post CMYK files online it screws up the colors. Now I know:) Here's the pic in glorious RGB.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

It's All About the Goat

Sorry about the inactivity. I've been crazy busy keeping up with the Holiday Men. Only six pages and a front and back cover to go...pray for me.

The above piece was done for the local magazine BEATROUTE, a part of my current crusade to build connections in town and perhaps one day make some mula for all these sleepless nights drawing pictures. It features the band THE BREEDERS, the lead singers of which are the twin sisters Kim and Kelley Deal. One of then was a Pixie. I always forget which.

I can't say I'm entirely pleased with the final result, (the Deal sisters don't look much like this at all) but I do like the colors. Originally, the mountain goat was huge, stealing all of the attention away from the band, so I had to shrink him a bit. Well, a lot. I didn't want people to get excited thinking they were going to read a great article about Mountain Goats and then realize they were reading a CD review. He's my fave part of this piece.
That bass player up there, Mando I think his name is, is a friggin ghost. The only pic I could find of him for reference was this small shot of him looking down and away. Curse you, Mando! One day I will know your face!

Anyways, the Breeders new CD, MOUNTAIN BATTLES, drops this April. (Y'see that? How it's called "Mountain Battles" and I drew the band in the mountains? Yep, I'm a genius.)

EDIT: You may be wondering why I went with such a bizarre color scheme. the answer: I didn't. Something is screwy with the pic, even though it looks fine on my desktop. "Miracle of technology" my ass...