Sunday, December 15, 2013

Gone Fishing 9

It's been a while...

Things have been happening but not so much on Gone Fishing. I am 25 pages into 40 so the end is in sight and the main monsters have been introduced: the werefishmenthingos!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Gone Fishing 8

While I do like doing covers I thought that this time I'd get some one else to do it. My good friend Shintaro Marky seemed the obvious choice. Here are a couple of his process sketches. As this next book will have 2 stories I've been thinking about publishing them back to back as in, you read one story, turn the book over and upside down, and read the next.

Gone Fishing 7

As I've moved along through this crazy world of art I've come to realize that white out is your friend and just as much a drawing tool as an erasing tool. I use white out over white paint or ink primarily because it's faster but also because it suits my style. I am intending to get the gouache and sponge out later on, though.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


I have been lucky enough to get to do a Dredd strip for English 2000AD fanzine Zarjaz. The script was by Karl Stock and should be coming out Oct/Nov.

Here are some sample panels:

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Gone Fishing 6

Another page - in progress.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Script Editing

Being a creator I'm at liberty, at anytime, to change the script. Which is good in my case as I never start drawing with a complete and concrete script. My process is one that goes back and forth. I have all the dialogue and action down but I don't have the pacing. I work out the pacing as I thumbnail. I have rough page breaks but with all the mucking around I do I can go from 40 pages to 48 or to 36. I constantly edit and revise the action. I hope I get a better product because of this.

Here is an example of some pages of script that I mucked about with.

The above sequence was edited down into the page below and then changed some more. More changes are likely to occur as I draw these pages. What works in a thumbnail doesn't always transfer to the page. Also as I write for myself and I know what's going on, to save time I write the barest directions.