Friday, September 15, 2017

Green Man's Tunnel penciled pages

These are the first two penciled pages of the ten page story, "Green Man's Tunnel" which was accepted for publication as a part of Sarah Benkin's upcoming non-fiction horror comic anthology, Built on Strange Ground. The project was successfully funded on Kickstarter and will be released in 2018.

"Green Man's Tunnel" p01-pencil

"Green Man's Tunnel" p02-pencil

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Green Man's Tunnel sketches

Sketches for a short story based on The Green Man legend of Southwest Pennsylvania.

Process images for untitled animal story - first four pages, pencils with inks

These are the first four pages of an original story about three cats, two raccoons, a dog, and a malevolent kitten telling ghost stories around a fire in an alleyway in northern Manhattan. The full story is scripted to be 25 pages in black and white with digital screentones.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Some sketches

The following are a few recent sketches, the first few done for either the above animal story or a second story focusing on the character of the kitten.

Orpheus sketch and test of brush pen vs. Pilot Parallel Pen

Sketch of the Kitten
The first sketches of the Kitten from when I was first working her out

The Kitten looking very fluffy, a butthole monster(???) and a character from her story

A sketch of a monkey a coworker requested for their grandfather's ninetieth birthday. He's not in any story, but he is a furry animal.
A comic requested by a friend in which she and her groom to be were depicted as pigs in the situation where they met

Unfinished Horror story

The following pages are from an unfinished horror story I had been working on about six years ago that was partly based on Lovecraft and Ed Gein. At the time, I was working out my inking technique, and so while I plan to come back to this at some future point when I have the time, I'd likely re-do many of the pages rather than just finish the five or six that still remain. That being said, these pages represent my most recent comics work (prior to the above animal story) since a new job diverted my attention a few years ago. The story was based on an original script and was not done for any publisher.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cthulhu sketch

How the fuck is it that I made it to 27 years of age and had never fucking read H.P. Lovecraft? I've read many who were influenced by him and his ideas, like Junji Ito and Mike Mignola (and there is, of course, the 1982 movie, The Thing), so I guess I could say that Lovecraft has inspired me second-handedly for years. But, holy shit, is there nothing quite like the original material. I found a website that has a number of his works posted to read for free and tore through "The Call of Cthulhu" and "At The Mountains of Madness" (the latter being my favorite of anything of his I've read thus far), and not wanting to have to read off a computer screen anymore, I spent a Barnes and Noble gift card on three of the Del Rey collections of his work. I re-read "Cthulhu" this morning and started into "The Dunwich Horror" right after. Words cannot express. So, here is a ballpoint sketch I did of Cthulhu. There's quite a bit in all of his work that I would love exploring visually. Especially since I have yet to find much of any kind of really proper translation of his work to film or comics.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I need to fill wallspace!

Finally, after living in this apartment almost two years, I am getting around to making something to hang on my living room walls which have been bare since the day I moved in. I want to do some really large pieces on stretched paper. These are some sketches I've been monkeying around with lately for one of the pieces.