Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Hey! Let's. Get. Bizay! Hoo, hoo, hoo!"

Who was that? Arsenio Hall? I just remember some goofy dude from the Tiny Toons cartoon blurting that out to David Letterman. Quick! Here's a pic from the last Drink n Draw!

I don't know if any of you have had the chance to read Robert Kirkman and Corey Walker's new Marvel Max series DESTROYER, but it's awesome. Not just gory action like I thought it would be, but with some heart, and a cool premise. This is my interpretation of the old fart.

Anyways, "busy" is the word of the day. Fortunately, that goes hand in hand with "exciting!" Let's break it down.

BC --> Just got back from visiting my pappy in BC. Hadn't seen him in two years, so that was great, plus I was able to hang out with my hilarious brother and sister. How is this art related? It's not. But it is very up-building and that helps. Leave me alone.

Seattle --> The week prior, my friend Fiona and I flew down to the Emerald City Comicon and had a grand ole time, thanks in part to hanging out with the Proof Crew! Also saw some celebs and a 40lb Pacific Octopus. I believe it has taken the cake for most terrifying animal ever! It remembers your face, dude! It can seek vengeance!

Manga???--> I'm noticing a strange trend where I receive random work offers shortly after returning from conventions...that have nothing to do with the convention. This time I will be creating my first paid comic work...which is, needless to say, freakin' awesome! Thing is, it's for a manga story. So, I am trying my hand at manga:) I'm surprised how naturally my style drifts towards it. Here's a very quick example:

Top*L.E.S.S.--> So that's the name of the story I'm working on with Robert Burke Richardson and so far, I'm having a great time drawing it. I'm 2 pages in and I simply must show you a sketch of one of the main characters because I just can't bare to keep it to myself:

I know, right? Love that suit.

Rocket Juice?--> Oh yeah! That's right! It's coming out! I've seen the PDF proof of the entire book and I can say, without a doubt, that it is the coolest, best looking book in Vicious Ambitious' 6 year history. This ain't just huckster crap, ladies and gents! This book looks fantastic and I can't wait to show it to you all! Be at the Calgary Expo in April to pick up your copy. VA will be there, of course:)

Reactionary--> After submitting a very tight and finely-tuned plot to my friend Drew, I made two drastic changes to the story which has, of course, set me back a bit. But it is for the good of the story and I have all the patience in the world if it means a more engrossing, action-packed tale. And I assure you it will be! Here's a quick sketch I did of one of the main characters, RED FRED:

I've been having a hell of a time finding a style for this book, as it is a bit more serious in tone than my usual fanfare, but I'm kinda liking this last attempt. We'll see.

Long post, huh? I'd say it was because I've been up to a lot lately, but I think it's just procrastination, pure and simple:)

"Oh my, we're having some fun now."

Thursday, April 2, 2009

We're Off to See the Wizard! Here's Hoping He's Wearing Pants.

I'm headed off to the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle tomorrow. Should be loads of fun!

Here's some stuff from Drink n Draw yesterday. It was my first official D n D session in 3 weeks, which is a long damn time not to consume copious amounts of spirits whilst doodling and exchanging witticisms with my creative brethren. We had a great showing too.

This page has random heads (the ladies are starting to look better) and features one of the many quotable quotes that are hurled into the Void at every Drink n Draw. Seriously, it's always super hilarious.

Speaking of brethren, my friend Jason Mehmel, who also happens to be a talented writer and director, has a blog which I have added to my Other Who Rock list. Or you can click on his name. Regardless, be sure to visit. If only to just to take in his awesome banner photo:)

Page one of my current project is penciled and looking good. Don't think I'll get much work done over the next week unfortunately, as I'll be in BC after Seattle, but I'll try my damndest. I don't want to lose my groove and then have to go to the Islands to get it back or anything.