Thursday, May 21, 2009

"He has grown timid and strange..."

...sorry the blog has been fallow. I've been gearing up to move a little ways down the road but close enough to smell the bars I love; things have been hectic. Here's a grab-bag of new, old, and embarrassing. Hope it all finds you well.

This was my brain-storming page for PCS book III. Surprised? Figured you wouldn't be. The story is about... eh, not going to give it away. I did this piece start to finish at Bob and Barbs and on lunch breaks at work, it just needs a dapper ink-wash and it'll be ready for the oven.

This was my first concept for the "Strange Boys" poster. Think it makes more sense than a demon-chimp firing squad, but it's nowhere near as much fun. I'm sure it'll get some new diggs and used in the future...
I did this sketch at the bar and finished it at the Baltimore comic con 2008. Sure, it's a little dated, but so am I... this ended up going to Mama Pedro for Christmas. Heh heh heh...
...This turned out like crap in a hot car. Yanni from "Hermit Thrushes" (local freak-folk-ish bad) asked me to do this a long while ago. I had like two weeks to work on this, and I loved the concept (that I came up with), but due to time constraints it went to shit. Low and behold they didn't end up sending this off to be pressed for months after my deadline... It's nice that they paid me quickly and in full, but I'd much rather have done it for free and used the time the file discs collected dust to really work this thing into a frenzy...
I got to the bar excited to do some doodlin...yeah, thats where I doodle, you got a problem with that?... and forgot both my brush pens are beat to shit and frayed. Figured I'd use them anyway and see whay effect it gave my hand after a few specials... not horrible... not good though. I slapped some color on it for a fo-finish...
...right now things are still slowly picking up after a huge road-block. Gotta finish up my 5 pages for PCS book III (keep an ear to the ground for the release, it's gonna be hotter than gods fat teat) and going to try and throw something together for the Baltimore Comic Con 2009 other than the Guy Davis pin-up that is awaiting screen-printing treatment.

Monday, May 11, 2009

No Pit is here wherein to fall:

I decided this was as far as I could take this poster with three colors... and I've already spent way too much time on this one. Sadly, it won't be printed on creme paper, just white, but the above is to an extent how I wanted it to look. Registration is going to be a bit printing this thing.

Next up is finishing the Guy Davis piece, printing it, framing it, and sending it to him on the back of a winged monkey. fingers crossed.

Also. the long awaited, much anticipated, PCS book III juggernaut has been oiled and re-tooled and is back on the road to conquering the old cities of Prussia and bring the ancient gods to their knees. Once again, I am re-doing my 5 pager. I get a few hours in a scrap the projects, hopefully this one will have a longer shelf-life.

Drink up folks, this is going to be a rough month. And better under the table then under the ground.

(Catfish Heimer and Hobo Foot circa 1928)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

captain bittermins frost bitten fingers

This is a work in progress, another poster for parade of flesh. I've never spent near this much time on a poster, hopefully it'll turn out ok...