Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Midnight Art Mole

So, I am up late at night... and I usually don't go to bed till I pass out on my sketchbook. This causes some really wierd characters to pop up in my head. This guy sometimes appears and helps me finish my drawings. He is cool like that.

Hey, I didn't say that they were GOOD characters.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Blog Slacker

I know, I know. I have been neglecting my blog. I admit it. I can however say that I have not been slacking off. Every night after dinner I head into my office at home and sit down at the drawing table. I am still doing pencils on my comic, and so far so good. I have about 12 pages pencilled so far, with almost that many to go. I am up till around 1:00am, doodling away... only to get up around 6:30am with the baby. Not complaining... just explaining the growing dark circles under my eyes.

So, that is my excuse. I really can't post anything from the comic... but maybe little snips that make no sense like above. I will try to draw something cool that I can show soon. Promise.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Parable Character?

Morning.... whew, long hours really chip away at your brain. I am pretty crispy since I stay up late drawing, and then wake up early with our 11 month old. Somehow, he seems just fine. Full of energy. Soon I fear I will give in to the Dark Lord Red Bull, and serve in the minion army of Guarana... but so far it's just Diet Dr. Pepper I carry with me onto the battlefield.

Anyway, enough sleepless babble. This is an early idea for my comic story hero. A younger chap, around 6 or maybe 7 years old. A happy little guy. He gets sleep.

Off to the salt mines!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Hornet's Demise

Today, I have a guest artist contributing to the blog. My son, Jordan. Jordan is 12 and loves comics. I asked him to fill in since I am still doing the comic thing. I will have something tomorrow, but until then, enjoy!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Robot Boy

Meeting doodles are what meetings are all about. If I could only draw and pay attention to the person speaking at the same time.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Snoozing Jailer

Another one from the olden days.

I will post a few tidbits from my comic in the next day or so. I can't show much, so maybe the character's foot or something.

Friday, March 16, 2007

I Am No Architect

Wow... after fighting with Blogger today, I am managing to post some more old stuff! This is from the same project. All of the elements, including the architecture were pretty fun and whimsical. That would explain the lack of right angles.

I have had family in town, which means I have already fallen behind on my comic! The story is thumbnailed out and I hope to start sketching out full pages tomorrow.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Smashy Weapons

Well, I have resorted to digging through the archives. This was for an earlier project, where we pretty much created an entire world for a specific storyline. I will share bits and pieces with you as I find them. And you might be stuck with old stuff until I have comic tid-bits to show. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, March 12, 2007

Vanhoozer In Parable

Hey everybody! I have a cool announcement to share, and it involves comics! I have been invited to participate in a comic book project titled "Parable." I didn't know too much about the project, but after talking with the guy running the show (Mike Maihack) I felt that this would be a pretty awesome opportunity. I have been wanting to do a comic for a while now, and Mike is letting me run with it. One of the deciding factors for me joining up, was being in a book with so many really talented artists.

So, I may be posting less over the next few months since I have till May 1rst to dream up, sketch out, clean up, ink and color my story. I will show bits and pieces of the art here, but the final work will be kep hush hush for the book. I am very pumped to do some cool sequential stuff, and am going to attempt to go all out on this one.

Man... a month and a half. Who needs sleep!?


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Encounter In Orbit

Here is my remaining Drawergeeks submission for the week. I went a bit nuts, and did.... oh, five pieces. I know. A bit of overkill. But I do love robots.

Anyway, this is actually a scene from Rocket Dreams. Dwight finds himself face to face with the giant experimental robot "Proto 1."

I am really tired, and headed to bed. I hope everyone has a great Friday.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Lava Men From Hell Planet!

I am not really sure where these came from. I was sitting at my computer late last night, and just started scratching out an idea. I gave myself one color, and black. These skull robots just came out... more than likely inspired by the Ashley Wood comic, "Robots vs Zombies" that a co-worker showed me this week. I picture these guys traveling the universe, setting up volcanos. Huge robots zipping around lighting mountains on fire. Hmmm.

Then I doodles this scene. Another free flowing experiment. I was just wondering if you could do a mini comic like this. Barren planet. Giant alien robots. Asteroids. You know... fun times.


Monday, March 05, 2007

The Nanny

Having a 10 month old, and a baby due in June... I could use one of these guys. They are on call 24 hours a day and I hear that they know thousands of bedtime stories. And when it comes to changing a poopy diaper, they have no equal.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

City Smashing In Color

Another week is upon us. This is what I have so far on one of my Drawergeeks submissions. It is starting to shape up.

More excitement tomorrow.


Friday, March 02, 2007

"I Say, Stop Smashing The City"

Happy Friday! All I have to show is a WIP on the bot vs monster piece. I think it will be pretty fun when finished. I am now heading into work, where my goal is to breathe deeply. Have a good weekend!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Bots.. bots ... bots

Hello and howdy. This is a roughy rough rough for one of my Drawergeeks ideas. It is actually a scene from Rocket Dreams, but I figured why not draw it out now when it can be used for Drawergeeks!

And another rough, featuring a crazy monster trying to destroy Seattle in peace! Egad!