Thursday, February 24, 2011

Amanda and the Monster

We've had a bit of a warm snap up in White River, and I'm done with the children's book project. Joe Sacco is here right now, and some classmates and I had a drink with him at the bar. Also, my parents survived the Christchurch earthquake. Life is... good.

The assignment that the images below are from was to create a pitch ready copy of a children's book in 2 weeks, with two finished spreads, a finished first page, a completed cover, and readable sketches for the rest of it. I'll post pictures of the actual book I made once I get it back. For now, here are some excerpts from "Amanda and the Monster." Click on any image for the blow up!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Curse of the Sea Hag (part 2!)

The first big project we've had since the semester began is The Golden Age. We were split into groups of six, and had to finish, script to color printed issue, a facsimile of a 1940's golden age era genre comic under the eye of an editing member of the faculty. My group was High Seas genre themed under Jason Lutes. Our comic was called AVAST!: Curse of the Sea Hag. I wrote, thumbnailed and inked the following excerpt (part 2, pages 9 through 20). Bill Bedard pencilled, Nate Wootters also wrote, also thumbnailed and colored the ever loving hell out of it. The other people on my team (Amelia Onorato Donna Almendrala and Sean Knickerbocker) also had amazing section, and the whole thing turned out pretty great.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Portfolio Update

Mea culpa, mea culpa for my disappearance from blog-landia. I was on vacation from school, caught up in work, and seeing both my and Kathy's families!

Of course, sitting still isn't an option for me, so I took the opportunity of the time off to update my illustration portfolio with a bunch of stuff I've done over the past year since I last stuck things up there. A lot of that stuff has been up on the blog, but not everything. Take a peek!