Wednesday, October 3, 2012

So, I'm coloring the whole book(Infected).

That's good and bad, but mostly good. Good, because I'm vaguely competent, learning quickly, and set an absurdly high bar for myself, so the art's looking pretty awesome, singular vision and all that. Bad because I'm crazy slow at it. Getting faster, but still nowhere near where I need to be were I to color for a living(which I don't!).

Issue one had over 200 panels of art, probably 2 hours to color each panel. Extend that out four more issues, throw in pencils and inks, layouts and scripts. Turns into a pretty big job right away. Epic, in fact, when you consider I still work a day job to keep the mortgage paid!

So, it's the beginning of October, I've committed to wrapping this whole thing up around mid-December.

As I understand it, the publisher will resolicit the other four issues when the whole thing is in their hands. Following that, the collected graphic novel with an extra ten or twelve pages. I'm planning on some minor color revision for a few pages that appeared in #1 as well for the GN release, time allowing.

So, no new projects for awhile, but I'm still here, slugging it out.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Brief update for the few who stumble across the ol' blog. 

On my desk last night...

Right now, I'm typing out the script for Scott to review before passing it off to the letterer(Chris Mowry lettered #1, he did a great job, but probably rolls his eyes at the mention of my name!). We had lots of improvements in issue one that came way late because I've been working from the actual physical book.  My dog eared copy has all my notes written in the margins, my page breakdowns, panels, lines of dialogue underlined or crossed out, combined here and there. 

Having it all on paper, written down, something's nice about that.  It's enjoyable.  But holy crap, what a pain in the arse it is if anyone but me needs any of it.  And everyone else needs it to get the book done!

So I better be getting back to that before wading into art again, can't wait!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Oh my poor neglected blog!  So much is happening, and it's all coming soon!

Here's some INFECTED art to keep you interested!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Another glimpse at some color...

Here's a detail of a concept cover for the book.  I colored it to give Scott something to show at SDCC while the coloring for the rest of the book gets sorted out...

Anyway, enjoy!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


I'm no colorist, I have little interest in being one, but recently, I've been doing a little.  Anyway, here's a little peek at a kinda cool panel from Scott Sigler's Infected.  The saturation levels are a bit high in a few spots, so the print run may be slightly inconsistent from beginning to end, but it will be solid in the spots that it counts...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Another snippet....

Hit some logistical hurdles that are being sorted out, but here's another little bit of art to hold you over...

Monday, December 13, 2010

I've been neglecting the blog again, something that is too easy to do when busting ass.  Too many pots on the stove, all of them wanting to boil over all at once!

Here's a peek at the halfway point between pencils and inks:

Christmas is coming, check back in and see what I bring you.  Thanks for reading!