So, I’m gonna open each chapter of the new book with a big, single-panel flashback page. These will document the ups and downs of our couple’s marriage and fill in some of the back story. Here are the first two - with about 20 pages of present day action in between (and by ‘present day’, I mean 1962, lol).
I wasn’t sure how to approach a flashback, and it took me awhile to settle on this ink-wash approach - these scenes will be the only images to feature grays at all, at all…
Also - I finally have a title for this thing: To Have and to Hold - so, there ya go…
Just got back from APE with these books. Had to sift through acres of slick, colorful, twee, steampunk, sexy-nerd, fantasy crap to find these things, so pay attention:
Ghosts & Ruins, by Ben Catmull - Fantagraphics books.
Couch Tag, by Jesse Reklaw - also Fantagraphics.
Irene, by various artists - www.irenecomics.tumblr.com
Milk & Carrots, by various artists - www.brianherrick.com
Annals of Aesthetics, by Loren Bondurant - www.lorenbondurant.us
Henry & Glenn, by various artists - www.iwilldestroyyou.com
Go check these out and buy them!
Hey folks, I’ll be signing copies of my book at the Fantagraphics booth at this years Alternative Press Expo, in San Francisco this weekend. I’ll also have some minis of chapter 1 of my new book for anyone that wants one. Any of you that live in the Bay Area should come on down and say howdy! Here’s a link: http://www.comic-con.org/ape
Here are two versions of the same image - a portrait of Bill Sikes and his dog, Bullseye - from an illustration project that didn’t pan out. Still, it was fun making these and I thought I’d share em :)
Been fooling around with this free kids’ drawing app called ‘pencil pad’. It’s a little like using pastels, I guess — sort of.
Anyhow, this was to be the cover of a baby animal superhero story, but I left out the animals and drew a guy from ‘Watchmen’… And didn’t write or draw the story…
The above Rocking Chair is made from Claro Walnut and Birch. The back legs are laminated as are the rockers and spindles. The rocker has been sculptured with many detail. The rocker stand four feet tall, and two feet wide and four feet deep. The rocker has been finished using a hand rubbed oil finish. With all of the carving, sculpting and laminating and bending involved in this piece it took 18 weeks to construction and finish. The rocker sells for $10,000
The photos cannot do this justice - amazing craftsmanship and detail, here!
This is a table made for children. It can be use as an eating table or a game table. The table is made of White Oak with two stripes of Mahogany. The legs have a slight curve at the bottom. The aprons attaching the legs have an upward curve. This curve give added leg space and a nice design feature. The table is 17” high, 24” wide and 18” deep. This Oak table was made for a child’s first birthday. The oak and mahogany has a hand rubbed oil finish. This table sells for $225.
My uncle David makes the most amazing furniture - you have to check it out - it’s seriously gorgeous.