Monday, October 17, 2011

Some new pages

So based on a few economic conditions I am pushed to make certain creative decisions for HWID. This is just reality creeping in. HWID will be painted black and white full value scale. This is for the same reason that I outlined in an earlier post. Fact is... it will cost me half as much to print Steve The Schnauzer than it does to print The Carriers. Do I love full color? Of course I love it. The cost to print color on a large scale has become prohibitive. If you look around the indie comic scene you can see why I did The Carriers in color. To stand out! And The Carriers does stand out. It's very different from any other indie book out there.
HWID will have to be black and white with full grays. As for The Carriers #4- I will be printing it as a single issue full color very limited print run. I wanted and still want to create a Collected Edition of The Carriers. I will probably be taking another stab at a Kickstarter for that though... its crazy expensive to print a trade paperback!
So Steve The Schnauzer and HWID will be printed black and white. Future issues of The Carriers will be in color. The Carriers will just have to have small print runs and only be available at conventions.
I have just started writing the final draft of the script of HWID and the plot of the second volume of The Carriers.
Expect lots more.... As always.

Friday, October 14, 2011

What does a page of The Carriers look like at the ink stage?

So if you ever sat alone in the dark on a Friday night listening to emo music and pondering the great philosophical questions and the question of "What does a page of The Carriers look like at the ink stage?" then ponder no more.

This page was born out of a great deal of struggle. I was really pushing how I think about a page and the tools I use to create the page. This is for me the half-way point. The next steps are painting in value ranges and then adding color. The value takes awhile but it is the most satisfying step as it really fleshes out and adds dimensionality to the image.

Tell me what you think about this image.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

new page

A scary page for me.... I hate leaving it black and white in the second panel but it just worked so well that I had to.

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Page of the Carriers page 13 of chapter 4

Lots going on these days. I have been feeling pretty good about where the books are going and the work that I have been getting done. Need to really hammer down if I want to meet my deadlines but I think that I can get The Carriers done and to print by the end of November. Then it I am going to focus on the HWID pitch and first issue. HWID will be much more mainstream than The Carriers (at least I think). HWID is something that will be able to get a bigger fan base than the Carriers. I don't want to get into too many specifics but I really like the direction that we are going in and the subjects that HWID will explore.
24 hour comic day was a blast. I drank too much caffeine and ate too much pizza but it was totally worth it. I created a character that can really do anything and go anywhere. Please check out Steve the Schnauzer at I will be keeping this going as a webcomic to fill the internet void that will come once I stop posting The Carriers and move onto HWID (a book that will not be a webcomic- Sorry).
Steve is such a fun idea that I can see it really taking off and being a ton of fun to do. Please check it out.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

24 hour comic Steve the Schnauzer- now ongoing webcomic

So 24 hour comic day was yesterday. I didn't finish... Sleep deprivation go the better of me and I fell asleep on top of my pages. I got a ton of work done and brought to life a character that I will keep going as a webcomic called STEVE THE SCHNAUZER! I will update twice a week and keep it going for as long as I can. Excuse the little issues in the pages. I was tired! Anywho... bookmark-