Monday, June 25, 2007
Work, Work, Work
It looks like DRAW! 14 will be off to the printers in the next day or so, this mean we hope, that it will be available for the San Diego Comicon and in shops either that week or the next. I'll give a definitive street update when it's nailed down. On other fronts I have begun the design process on two comic projects, one with my buddy Greg Thompson and one with my buddy Jamar Nicholas. I can't get into them much now, but I can say one is more of a classic hero fiction and the other is more of a fantasy/slightly manga angle. The Thing illo above is one of my experiments with drawing the entire image in photoshop on my wacom and messing with the art in the filters. I might actually do one of these projects mostly on the wacom tablet. I'm very interested in trying to do some new comics in a new way to see if this can speed up the process and give it a unique looks, a different look than my more traditional "meat world" comics. One of the things about doing comics for yourself, and then later hoping they sell well enough to make you any return, is that you have to produce the work pretty quick or the financial model doesn't work. Anyway, as I get farther into these projects and I have something to announce I'll post some art here.
On other fronts, as I finish my Esurence job I will also begin in earnest my figure drawing book on men that I will co-publish through twomorrows along with Bret Blevins figure drawing book on females. Right now our goal is to have these books out later this year, maybe for X-mas. There are plans for 2 DVD covering the subject by bret and myself as well, and we hope we can get those done early next year. These will be in the same vein as the "From Script to print" DVD I did 2 years ago.