Saturday, January 29, 2011

Denver ComicFest contest

So, the 3rd annual ComicFest in Denver, Colorado is having a contest to desing this year's poster/t-shirt. I have decided to toss my hat in the ring. They said they want an image that incorporates Denver and maybe one of the characters from a superhero movie that is coming out this year. So, here is THOR over Denver. In the inks stage. Next week I will watercolor the hell outta it!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My comic book debut

As I mentioned in my previous post, in my new graphic novel, I am the owner of Heroes Only comic book store. Here is a shot of me, reading one of my favorite comic books, Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s "The Sixth Gun" and on the back of comic is an ad for Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener's "Atomic Robo". I always try to work my favorite comic books, music, movies, friends, etc. into my comic books.

Monday, January 24, 2011

More cameos!!!

Here are some more "cameos" from friends of mine. They are all checking there phones at a key point in the story. Wonder what they are reading....

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Heroes Only

In my graphic novel that I am up to my neck in right now, the two antagonists work at a comic book store, Heroes Only. It is based on my own LCS, HEROES ONLY! The interior shots are based on how the store used to look, before owner P.J. Brown fixed it all fancy-like. In the story, I am the owner of the store, and poor P.J. is just an customer...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stickin with what you know...

One of my favorite Cheyenne landmarks makes an appearance in my graphic novel...the Lincoln Theater. I've painted this theater in the past and when my story needed a movie theater, it was the first one to pop in my head. Here in Cheyenne it is the "cheap seats" theater; but in my fictional town of Harrison, California, it is a revival theater. Hmm..."Misery" and "Ruthless People", wonder how those two films will effect our two antagonists?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My work station

As a teacher, I utilize my down time in the classroom and work on my graphic novel! I have some amazing, hardworking classes, which allow me time to work with the kids; letting them see a dedicated artist at work. Plus they are only 12-15 year olds, so they are easily amazed and think I am the best artist in the world!! Yes, I am a small, small man.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My latest endevore

Hey everyone! I am back. It is a new year and hopefully a good year for my latest project! For the past year I have been slaving away on a graphic novel that I am writing, drawing, inking, lettering...well basically it's been a one man show; and now it is getting close to completion! So, I will be posting images, pages, and some surprises from the graphic novel over the next few months.
Here is a page from early in the story, in which our two villains slave away at the local comic shop, HEROES ONLY. Fun fact, this shop is based on MY local comic shop here in Cheyenne...HEROES ONLY!!!