Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
It's a bit late in the day for my usual blog post, but it's Christmas Eve so cut me some slack. D and I are spending Christmas with her family so the daily sketch is taken with D's camera. The Santa here is inspired by one of my future mother-in-laws many, many Santas about the house. I really dug his crazy Rip Torn-esque moustache.
As is customary in my Polish heritage on Christmas Eve, I wish you all a prosperous, magical New Year in 2008 filled with laughter, love, and new experiences. I have some exciting news to break in the New Year and am looking forward to a bundle of new experiences and big positive changes!
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Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I've been working on a project in between working on my main art and writing efforts tentatively called "Project: Chimera". The sketch below is a development sketch of one of the main characters - a retired badass general. I wanted him to look old and grizzley, but I think he ended up looking Asian somehow. Still, I like the drawing.
I took Ender back to the vet yesterday and unfortunately his claw wasn't getting better with the antibiotics. So I had to leave him at the vet so they could perform a surgical amputation of his one claw to prevent further infection. I felt horrible about it, leaving the poor little guy there and the thought of taking one of his claws. I can't imagine what it must feel like to make choices like that for your kids. The good news is that I spoke with the vet yesterday afternoon and Ender was doing quite well, the surgery went great and the vet believes there were signs that the claw had broken which would have explain the infection. He was confident we made the right choice to remove it and said Ender was resting comfortably. While he was out we also gave him a thorough teeth cleaning so he should have fresh kitty breath upon his return. I'll be headed over later today to pick him up and bring our little man home for some seriously needed TLC.
My good friend and ex-professor Jose Villarubia is the subject of a "My Baltimore" video. A great look at my friend and the city of Baltimore. Check it out HERE.
Lastly, if you are a comic fan you should definitely head over to www.myspace.com/pilotseason where Top Cow is letting fans decide which two characters will get their own series in 2008. Voting is open until mid-January and fans can vote as many times as they like American Idol style.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
The vain part of me was very amused to find an entry for my name on the Comic Book DB website.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Looking forward to getting the X-Box back today from the repair center. Woot!
Friday, December 07, 2007
Jump spinning crescant kick, my friends. Watch out. This guy knows karate.
Just a quick warmup sketch for fun. Did some jump kicks in training last weekend and it inspired the drawing.
I've been re-reading Ex Machina Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughn (or BKV as he's now more frequently referred to) and Tony Harris. The first time I read it a couple years ago I wasn't that impressed. It was okay I thought, but nothing spectacular. I'm about half way through the first volume again and I gotta say, I may have been wrong. The first issue was a pretty spectacular setup by BKV and despite not really having any action the story moves along at a quick pace. And Tony's art is always exceptional. Maybe it's just that I've read Runaways and Dr Strange: The Oath recently, but BKV is quickly moving up my chart. I know, I'm only 3 years behind. But hey, better late than never. I guess I have to get Y: The Last Man next...
The X-Box 360 is returning home today from its trip to the doctor. Unfortunately I have a lunch meeting and I have no doubt that the UPS man will wait until I leave the house to attempt his delivery. He's crafty that way.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Here's another couple of panels in progress from "Dead Inspector". I'd say these are about 75% complete. JC Vaughn, the writer, sent me the completed issue #1 script yesterday and it has a really fun cliffhanger ending. In the first issue we establish most of the major characters and set up the premise of the entire series. Assuming my art carries its weight, we should have a solid first issue to shop around soon.
D and I went back into the Tivo archives last night and watched the first episode of "Journeyman". We thought is was quite solid and entertaining. They've set up some cool concepts and characters. We'll keep watching a few more episodes (having Tivo'd the entire season) and see how it plays out.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Check out this panel of David from "Dead Inspector" at the scene of a recent crime in the most recent page of "DI" I'm working on. I like the expression and body language being conveyed here.
In other news, I saw the latest page from the "Forever Man" project last night drawn by Thomas Nachlik and it is scary good. I got giddy when I saw it. Giddy, people. Can I show it to you? No. I know, I'm a tease. But trust me, it's awesome.
Monday, December 03, 2007
Using a very thin pen I did a quick head sketch with no real blacks laid into it. Just a fun warmup experiment. Not sure who this guy is to be honest.
I saw the "Namesake" last night and really enjoyed it. Kal Penn gave a solid performance but the real shining star in the movie was the woman who played his mother, Tabu, a Bollywood actress. Great movie about family, love, and discovering who you are. Also watched "Number 23" over the weekend which wasn't anything ground-breaking but certainly an entertaining Friday night thriller. Oh and we put up our Christmas decorations this weekend including our decorating the tree. The trouble twins (cats) proceeded to knock have the ornaments off this morning.