Saturday, December 31, 2011

JoyRiders is on it's way!

After blabbing to anyone who would listen about it, I'm finally officially announcing the upcoming premiere of my first ever webcomic.  It's working title was "WanderLust" but I'll be moving ahead with the official title "JoyRiders."  It's a mad-cap, multi-genre teen drama adventure, though to be perfectly honest I don't know it'll ultimately be.  This project is a chance to crank out pages, hone my craft and experiment like crazy, so it should be interesting. 

Rare Earth Comics, the creator-owned comic publisher headed by Ian Ally-Seals, will be presenting the series on their website.  Though the updates will be posted on both REC and my own Blog, I urge you to follow them on REC where you can also see news on my other series, Doctor Atlantis, and follow other great Rare Earth Comic series.

The posting schedule will be three times a week, on monday, wednesday and friday.  After a month I plan to archive each month's set in the "Pages" section on the right hand side along with my other series.  I'm excited to set forth on this new venture and welcome the input of friends and strangers alike!
Amazing News!!! The Center for Cartoon Studies has acquired a new and beautiful building to add to it's classrooms and campus.  A couple weeks back we all got a surprise during a reading party when we went to see the unused Post Office Building downtown that CCS was set to purchase, and shortly after that the deal went through.

Normally I don't blab on my blog (I just throw up pictures) but this event has got me really excited.  CCS has always been an amazing school tucked into whatever buildings it could use, but having seen it with my own eyes, this building can add a lot of prestige and grandeur this institution.  I don't know the exact history, but it's from WRJ Glory Days and has some of that white marble, neo-classical architecture that old government buildings had when they still meant to impress. 

And the best part for folks like? It'll have a special alumni studio space :D

Oh, and I should specify, I didn't draw this.  Don't want to take credit for stuff that's not mine :P

Friday, December 30, 2011

banner test

Well the first batch of pages of my new (and newly renamed) Webcomic are about ready, but I still need to test different combinations of file dpi, inch size and pixel sizes to see what works best on the screen.  so here's four versions of my banner...

Monday, December 5, 2011

early character sheet for WanderLust

This post is rushed but here's the early character designs for the cast of Wanderlust.  From left to right: Jacob, Brad, Lenora, Mary, Faye, Brock, Alex, creepy Cop, Shadowman, the Explorer

I'm working on the rough pencils now and should have the first pages of the story online in January

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Random Gif

I was wondering if I could upload gifs on my blog, looks like I can.  Plus, this is one of my favorite scenes from adventure time.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holiday Caricature Flyer 2011

Here's my first attempt at a special holiday flyer, but honestly I'm a bit creatively wiped and not sure if it looks any good.  I'd love some input, especially suggestions for tweaks to the text itself.  

Friday, November 11, 2011

Inking Doctor Atlantis & Playing Skyrim

Hey Y'all, after an intense week of inking I'm sitting back and letting myself get sucked into the wonderful, wintery world of Skyrim, but I wanted to share a finished piece for the next issue (#3) of Doctor Atlantis.
I'll be posting more inked pages from the interior in a bit, along with a preview of the first several pages when it's all lettered.  I don't normally toot my own horn but I'm finally getting to understand how the brush is used a bit better and I really feel I'm making my strongest inking to date.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween 2011

Want to see my costume this Halloween? Well here it is! I just rigged these two double sided figures to each of my shoulders and went as "Moral Dilemma."  Hopefully I'll have a picture of me with them on soon to share.

p.s. we had a snowstorm this halloween, WHAT?!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

pages galore!

Whew! Well I hope none of you ICAFers came to my blog before my big update, but anyways, I've officially uploaded a boatload of comic pages from stories such as Waking Dreams, Doctor Atlantis and Unstoppable, not to mention many anthology contributions that weren't ever online before.

I'll continue updating but in the meantime please follow the Pages to check out my various series.  And because I feel weird making a post without a picture, here's some promotional art for my upcoming webcomic, "Wanderlust" slated for early 2012

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Hey All you ICAFers! Welcome to my new blog.  It's just been set up so I haven't had time to upload anything, but it will soon serve as archive to my many previous works such as Waking Dreams 1-3, Unstoppable, Out of the Frying Pan, previews of Doctor Atlantis 1-2, and many many other works. Check in again soon!

In the meantime, you can check out my old blog and the many works there at Pirates V Squid