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."


Foley said...


Holiday Men...


MR. NICK said...


FS said...

Haha, you kept the sweatdrop!

Butt guy is the best drawing here... he looks great. That pose has depth (foreshortening??) and his clothes seem to be draping more convincingly than in some of your other drawings. I'm not criticizing your other drawings, btw.

Daniel Andrews said...

I'll Crit your work. That one characters face Looks like Ass.
But Awesome Destroyer Pic, #1 was pretty awesome.

mega said...

You got to chill with the Proof guys?! That's awesome.. I'm quite jealous. Did you tell them how frickin great their book is? How gorgeous the art is?

damn, that is just so cool.