Jenny Everywhere, that is.
As you may have noticed, i haven't updated in the last few weeks. Holiday time of year tends to crush the whole concept of free time. But, i did participate in another of Warren Ellis's challenges (see the previous entry), this one to visualize Jenny Everywhere, AKA Shifter.
Jenny is a public domain character with the ability to shift between any and all realities. This allows her to easily be used by any creator who might like to do so. Unfortunately that time crush i mentioned di...Read more
Besides building up a back log of strips for the webcomic and getting development work for the graphic novel done, one thing that's been keeping me busy lately is Warren frelling Ellis. Over at Whitechapel, he keeps issuing irresistible art challenges.
The last two were to do a movie poster for a Spider-Man movie by David Lynch, and for a 1977 movie poster for a Justice League film from Malcom McClaren. (McClaren, for you youngsters, was the producer o...Read more
I mentioned last time that i'd be unveiling another of those projects i've been talking about this coming weekend. My new webcomic is going to be quite a bit different from the artwork you've seen from me to date. As you likely know, i tend to work heavily in tones and textures, with only minimal hard lines most of the time. experiMental Theatre, the new webcomic, is being done in stark black & white, with a raw loose brush style - more like an underground comic from years past than the controlled work i usual...Read more
Going to keep it short this week - been a busy one. This time is the second of the poems i mentioned last week. This one was a very personal poem, with a lot more truth in it than might seem to be.
Something a little different this week. Instead of talking about or showing some of my ongoing visual art work, i'm delving into the past and pulling out some written art. I've been trying to dig out some of my old poetry, with only minimal success. Fortunately, the few i've found so far are among my favorites of what i've done.
This first one i'm running today is actually intended to be both visual and written art - i had planned to do a full page piece for each verse. Now that i've found the poem, that ma...Read more
The finished print is now available, as must be obvious from the title. As you can see, i decided it was worthwhile to go through the effort of changing the aspect ratio from the previous exclusive so i could show a bit more thigh in the final version.
Well, the print is done. But it's not.
You see, i changed the print service i was planning to use, in part because of their size/pricing plan. I had to crop the height of the image previously, or else i would have had to double the price of the print.
Now that i've decided to go with a different service, I need to undo that work, while cropping a bit from width.
And that's one of the reasons i love creating my art on computers. I work in massive layers, so each element in the image is manipulable - and ...Read more
I may have planned to have the print ready this week, but life, and death, had other plans.
We lost an old friend this week - George Tobin, also known as Ted, or the Wolf Man, passed from total liver failure. It wasn't a great surprise, his health had been shaky for a long time. But still a sad time for his family and friends, and a busy time helping to take care of his effects.
Add to that having to take a couple of days to work out a new style for a possible gig, and today was the first time all week i was able to sit do...Read more
Just referring to my own life there - not the world in general. So, no, i'm not invoking the mythical Chinese curse there. But lots going on - work on developing MASKS proceeds apace, but not only that. I'm working on a couple other projects, one of which should see completion next week, and you'll hear about it here when it does.
In the meantime, i realized that the advance promotional piece for MASKS i posted here earlier had a significant error. Amy was not wearing her warpaint. So while the original blog entry has th...Read more
Yes, i know i don't even have a publisher for the book yet - it's still in early development.
But the ad campaign for the book just blossomed in my head last week, and i started setting up layouts for a half dozen promotional posters. I just couldn't stop until i got one at least close to completion.
As you can see, the ads won't necessarily be telling readers a great deal about the book: Read more