Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Fun!

So, it's Easter and my kids wanted more than just the usual candy. We got some store-bought goodies, but since I've been doing sketch cards lately, I figured I would do cards for each of my older boys (the little one is teething and would EAT his). I based them off of their favorite cartoon shows; Avatar: The Last Airbender, and The Regular Show.
Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Before It Leaves Your Hands: Lettering Part 1

Lettering should be just as big a part of the creative process as any other in comic book production. I say "should be" because some of what passes for lettering these days is just an afterthought, at best it's a guy typing with horribly awkward fonts inside of a circle.

Currently, I'm lettering a more "mature" comic entitled Las Locas for an up and coming comic company Badcog Studio, which is a publishing partner of Angel Comics. The book is great fun with bounty hunter femme fatales beating the crud out of bad guys who MORE than deserve it. With 10 page stories featuring a variety of artists, it really gives you a good amount of creative bang for your buck.

Now, the fact that I do MORE than just letter can be a double-edged sword. George Perez told me years ago that you do what you can to a page before it leaves your hands, so that you don't assume the next guy will fix it. But, I think I might have the same penchant artist Kevin Nowlan has. For those who don't know, Kevin often "inks" others work by redrawing the art completely. It looks amazing and beautiful, but I bet he ticks certain artists off, and I'm afraid I may do the same. I sure hope not.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Luxura Sketchcard Process

Okay, so last time I promised an update on my sketch card stuff. The problem is that I'm knee deep into actually WORKING on them right now, so I'll just give you a peek at the process(for now).

I am working on Kirk Lindo's Vampiress Luxura Sword of the Apocalypse set for The Sketch Card Studio. I am doing 30 cards which will be a black and white and BLOOD RED subset. The majority, if not all the other, sketch cards will be full color, so mine will be easy to spot if you get one in your pack. Once I scan them, I will post them in my gallery and in my deviantart gallery.

First thing I do is sketch out a pose I like and set the basics for the card. I use a Pentel "Champ" .5mm mechanical pencil with grip.