Category: comics

Post pertaining to my comics or other comics I link to. This will included complete and in-progress work.

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Craig’s List Comic WIP 5

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So at some point I stopped taking photos because the process felt the same. Here’s one special panel. I enjoyed this because there was so many lights intersecting and of different types, and since it’s night – I feel like it’s more open to interpretation. This is the painter/film maker in me. I spent the majority of the time for this page on this panel, layering colours. With the fraying edges and texture, this turned out great with ink.

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Craig’s List Comic WIP 2

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No one says you can’t repurpose your art as dumb Facebook profile pictures.
I think this face is absolutely hilarious..
Here is the WIP. I am insane and decided I will definitely ink all the straight lines… I use one of those rulers with cork backing, and I am extremely careful. I feel like I am preforming surgery and it is a tense time. Don’t you just hate it when you dip your ruler into your freshly inked line and drag it…? It’s ok now with some white gauche and Photoshop, but I am a perfectionist.
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Pencils for a New Comic

This is going to be one of those posts that looks like there’s nothing to see from the thumbnail – it’s a pencils post!

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This is the first page of a short comic I am making which will hopefully be followed by more short stories to create a small book. This year, I am planning on having a table at the Montreal Comic Con, so I have been working pretty hard to put stuff together while doing way too many things at once. I kind of envy people with simple straight forward lives, because organizing many projects at once is a nightmare and you constantly feel like you’re under-achieving just because it takes so long to finish them when you only work on them for an hour or two a day and have to move onto something else.
I often try pitch my portfolio for comic projects or illustrations in books, and I find clients to be so terribly unimaginative or lacking in trust that you have to have an example of every little thing. Well, he’s an example of my pencils! I don’t know what people think…how would I get to the end result without pencils?
Here’s some supplementary imagery:
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This is sculpture work by Johnson Tsang. It is a stainless steel sculpture combining water and faces, and it’s part of a series. I enjoy Colossal magazine for art.It’s refreshing and inspiring, and one place I find work that truly impresses me… as the snob that I am.

I can’t bring myself to figure out how this was made, and in this case, that makes the work more whimsical and mysterious. That’s rare in a world where everything seems to have an explanation…but I suspect 3D printing.

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WIP Conte Panel 4

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Here’s pretty much the final image before the tape comes off. The difference is probably harder to see now, so you gotta zoom in. The panel is a multi-action panel with a passage of time. There is limbs flailing everywhere. Hopefully, this has a sense of darkness and panic. The red is symbolic of blood, because he did sustain some injury and it works with the general theme of the comic: aplastic anemia. There’s is going to be many blood related imagery in this comic.

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WIP Conte Panel + Promotional Code

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I figure this is a good, non-spammy way to remind you about this blog and my artwork.
Here is the beginnings of a 1 page panel at the end of my seemingly never ending comic first issue UGGGHHHH. (Honestly, what I am mostly procrastinating on right now is my digital panels.) I will be posting these in order. This is conte – a different medium to create a different effect.
Sorry, I gotta shrink my images to fit on my newsletter. I think you can click them and they get larger.
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SFX Strips WIP

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This is an “exercise” collaboration I am doing with my best artist friend person, Natasha Petras. It’s a comic strip project where the narrative is driven by sound effects while simultaneously being completely abstract. I’m using sepia ink here, which has a different effect. I coloured this in Photoshop using masking layers.

Here’s the tumblr post. I suggest follow me or carryalaser if you’re interested in keeping track of this project. We’re thinking of potentially printing this in a little book…maybe selling it at a comic con (stay tuned?).