Walking Dead 100 Auction

Hello folks!

This is just an update to say that my Walking Dead #100 custom cover, which I did for Hero Initiative, is down to the last 24 hours on EBay!

If you want it, follow this link, and bid! The money you spend is used to help support comic book artists in need of financial assistance for things like medical bills. It’s very worth it!

Click here to bid!

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07 2013

Don’t Look Now, But…

The Hero Initiative was kind enough to let me do a special cover for The Walking Dead 100! I’m surrounded by a host of super talents on this one, and couldn’t be in better company!

You’ll be able to bid on these puppies starting today! I think they’re going up ten at a time, so I’ll let you all know when mine goes up. Check them all out here!

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06 2013

Bartkira!

Hey folks!

I was lucky enough to get a spot in the infamous Bartkira project, started by James Harvey! My pages were from Volume 6, 311-315.

This project was wicked fun in so many ways, and I am really proud to be a part of it. Just please, nobody sue us for copyright infringement, ok?

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05 2013

Stumptown 2013!

Hi folks!

It was super great to see all of you at Stumptown this year! I had a lot of fun, met awesome folks, and did some great sketches! Thanks one and all for making it such a great show, and thanks to those who showed up to support me in the Comic Art Battle this year! Check below to see the convention sketches I did:

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05 2013

Bioshock Sketch Card

Hi folks!

If you go to the Periscope Etsy store, you can find a hand-painted, one of a kind, sketchcard of Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite, done by me! There’s only one, so jump on it while you can!

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04 2013

Some process stuff!

Hey! So, I am getting set up to start a webcomic late this summer, and I’m doing some concept sketches along with my writing.

I decided to actually remember to document some process stuff along the way, so people can get an idea of how my brain works while I’m putting together an illustration.

 

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Step one: Come up with a basic idea of what you want. Not too hard. This piece was done all digitally, so I started with a rough sketch in Photoshop. This is where I decide the basic layout of everything, and try to make sure the illustration reads the way I want it to.

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Step two: Finished pencils. You can see I decided to make a few changes between this stage and the last. I got rid of the weird branch things, and decided I wanted to add some mysterious rocks. I really like the Japanese thing of having paper prayers attached to stone shrines and things, so I decided to add an element like that into this. Makes it more fun for me to draw!

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Step three: Inks! Usually, this is where I would print out my finished pencils in redline, and then ink with real ink and a brush. But since I was lazy, and also wanting to work more on my digital inking skills, I did this in Photoshop, on a layer over the top of my pencils, which I lighted quite a bit.

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Step four: Flat color. I decided all my base colors, and made my selections. This will make it easier for me to go in and change some color choices later if I need to, or allow me to select certain objects to embellish individually.

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Step five: I added my shadows. I just picked a nice dark neutral purple, set it to multiply, and filled a layer over my colors. Then I added a layer mask, and used it to remove the areas that I wanted to not be in shadow. It’s starting to look reasonably finished now, but we’re not done yet!

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Step six: Highlights. Same thing as the shadows, except I used a yellow color, and instead of having the whole thing filled, and erasing what I didn’t want, I just painted in the stuff I did. Now, in the past, I would have just called it good here and gone home, but since it’s a concept sketch, I wanted to really set the mood, so onward!

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Step seven: Effects! I added a few gradient layers, some color overlays, and some blur effects, and voila! We have the finished piece, and now I have a frame of reference for how to draw and color the forest stuff in my webcomic. Hooray!

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03 2013

ECCC 2013! Thank you all!

Hi folks! I know this is coming in a little late, but I wanted to have a wrap-up post for ECCC this year!

It was great to meet everyone that came by the table, and your feedback on my work was completely energizing! I sincerely cannot tell you how much it meant to me. It was a great show, and I am looking forward to doing it again next year!

Thanks especially to everyone who bought copies of Flaccid Badger!

I also got to do a lot of fun commissions this year, and will post them below for you to see. If by any chance you happen to be the lady I painted the buffalo commission for, would you be willing to send me a picture or scan? It was the only one I forgot to document for my records!

Enjoy!

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03 2013

An Open Comics Letter to Windows Phone

Hi all! So, I was overwhelmed by phone jealously at Emerald City this year, and got so frustrated, I decided to make a comic about it. Below is my message to Microsoft, Windows Phone, and app developers. Make no mistake, I love my Lumia 900, but after being promised many things for a long time, I am really flustered. I think the biggest thing that I missed in the comic is the promised upgrade to WP 7.8. Still waiting for that. Yeah.

:<

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03 2013

Roy’s Boys: Year Two, and ECCC 2013!

Hi again!

I’m back yet again, with two pieces of info that you might be into.

1) My lovely boy, Ron Chan, just received his copies of Roy’s Boys: Year Two! It collects the second year of his webstrip with buddy, Sean Kelley, and is possibly full of even funnier strips than the Year One book. Also, I did some fan art that appears in the back of the book!

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2) I will be appearing at Emerald City Comic Con 2013 this year! I’m super excited to be a part of the radical show once again. Also, a reminder, my work will be appearing the the Monsters And Dames book this year, so be sure to check that out as well.

3) (Ok, so I was mistaken, I have three things to say!) There will be new Flaccid Badger debuting at ECCC! Be sure to stop by my table at Periscope Island to check out Flaccid Badger’s Spring Break, and pick up a fun Flaccid Badger Super Pack from me while I still have some!

All right, that’s everything! See you at the show!:D

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02 2013

The Walking Dead

Well, hello there!

I haven’t been working on much that can be shared publicly as of late, but here is something I can finally show you all!

I got to do a special cover illustration for the 100th issue of The Walking Dead for the fine folks at The Hero Initiative. Check it out:

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02 2013