Friday, July 30, 2010
Let me tell you a story...
I did a 4 page sample back in the late '80s-while still freshly ensconced in the professional comics biz- of the Mike Mignola Batman (from GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT) vs another of my numerous takes on Count Dracula.
The sample got me NO work-at least on Batman (curses!) - but recently-upon straightening up my studio-i found the scans i made of the 4 pages (the originals...don't know) and was reminded that i always wanted to finish them someday...
...then I was asked recently to donate a Batman drawing to a Spanish Batman Art Exhibit - very honored to be included,I tried to come up with an idea-I know...Batman vs Dracula-YEAH- it was only later that i stumbled onto the idea of finishing the opening page of these samples for the Exhibit - perfect!
I began with the original scan from the '80s and then redrew a few things on the light board - then I inked it and did a inkwash over that...
...I hope you like what I came up with below...;o)
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
No- I'm not dissin' my trashy pals- this is a film trailer event in Northfield,NJ tonight...;o)
Please drop by the "Trailer Trash" event at the Tilton 9 theater this evening at 8:30pm - I'll be there with my trusty companion (and ace colorist) Tor...uhm...Tom Smith signing autographs and doing sketches along with a slew of other special guests!
Friday, July 2, 2010
This story was done for the upcoming BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE
anthology from the Monsterverse (and Kerry Gammill) in issue two I believe...;o)
It was written and co-created by my ol' buddy Jack Herman.
It concerns a mysterious Lucha Libre wrestler by the name of Walpurgis Knight (inspired by the classic El Santo and Blue Demon films)
Here you'll see a few of the pages and their steps from pencils to inks (I don't wish to spoil all the surprises in the tale.)
The finished story will also have colors from Tom Smith.