New sketches I did while waiting to sing “Hungry Like The Wolf” at karaoke at Eastside Tavern last night.
Sneak peak at the main character of my latest mini comic, BETTY BEATDOWN. Aiming to have it available for Midwest Geekfest on April 26th in Columbia, MO. Go to midwestgeekfest.com for more details.
The Soloist was supposed to be my first project after Ninjas. I have this problem where I come up with an idea and charge ahead without much forethought or planning. The result is a lot of unfinished comic stories. This unfortunately is one of them. I stopped after 11 pages because I had a hard time really figuring out of where to go with the story. But in terms of storytelling and art I like some of the things I did here, and this is a reminder that i need to sit down and better plan ahead if I want a more satisfying finished product. Still pretty proud of those first four pages, though.
Feels like I’m on to something here…
STEELHEART SKETCHES: So I’m going back to square one with Owen Steelheart. Steelheart 2.0 if you will. Basically I was reading Stan Sakai’s amazing Usagi Yojimbo and thinking “Man, I wish I had a character like this that I could tell these kind of stories with.” Then I realized “Oh, wait. I already have a character like that.” So I’m rededicating myself to doing some Steelheart stories this year but I’m starting all over with him. The first four pictures are the latest ones with me playing with the character design. I really like the third one if I can find a way to unsulk/un-frankmillerize it. The last three are the “traditional” Owen Steelheart sketches I’m posting for comparisons sake. Any feedback or opinions is appreciated. Thanks!
I joined a new creative group on Facebook that’s helping to keep me active and motivated. One of the things they do is set 24 hour goals. My goal yesterday was to draw one thing, and that one thing ended up being The Thing.
Here’s the “raw footage” of #24hourziolko from a couple weeks ago. I will try to eventually clean-up and finish the story in the next couple weeks. The lettering was left done intentionally so I can practice with Manga Studio. It’s not my best work but there’s little things I like about it. Hopefully next time I do a full 24 pages but I definitely need a group about me to keep me going. 24 Hour Comics are insane enough without trying to do them on your own.
24 Hour Ziolko Day - December 22nd-23rd
Apologies for the lack of any notable update in the last couple months. To make up for it I will be doing a 24 Hour Comic this Saturday starting at noon and ending Sunday at noon. I’ll have a livestream set up through Google+ so you can drop in and see how I’m doing (hopefully not sleeping). I’ll of course post the results here the following week as well as updates on how to watch the livestream. This will hopefully result in more creative output from me, especially since I just received a copy of Manga Studio that I hope will result on some more polished work. Hope to see some of you this Saturday!