Archive for September, 2010

DarkWing Duck #3 Cover B BOOM! Comics – The Anatomy of A Cover

September 8, 2010

This to date is the art piece I’m the most proud of, my first drawn and colored comic-book cover for a comic-book company! It’s a character from DarkWing Duck’s rogues gallery, Quackerjack. And one of my longtime friends, Aaron Sparrow who was editor for the title at the time, gave me a shot at it.
So the original concept was that he wanted Quackerjack on the cover holding the all-new Mr. Banana-Brain that he hobbled together from some leftover parts from a destroyed robot. I made a sketch that he approved and got the lineart down:
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I got them both colored and added some more of Quackerjack’s killer toys from the original cartoon in the background:
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Then the call came from Disney, that they wanted the design changed. Which led to a redesign, based on what another artist put together. This is the redrawn B/W line art:
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And this is the revised colored version:
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Then, they wanted more glowing bling eye-action, which I tried. But they said it was too much. I kinda liked it:
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Ultimately, they ended up using the version with no bling, and ta-dah! DarkWing Duck #3 Cover B for BOOM! comics was born!
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Good Luck Neko Boob Chick

September 8, 2010

This is an inaugural art piece I submitted for F*X*T mag, to wish them good luck in their endeavors. I’m also going to be submitting stuff for their themes, so hopefully I can make some thing really awesome that’d get published. I can use all the help I can get…
To wish them luck, I created a Lucky Cat Boob Chick Girl. Because that’s how I roll. LOL. So this is the B/W version of it…
Lucky Boob Chick Neko BW
I was trying to draw in a different style than the normal cutesy type that I do. I was also trying some new coloring techniques. This is what the finished product ended up like:
Lucky Boob Chick Neko Color
If there’s anyone out there who’d like more info on F*X*T, you can see their site here.

South Park Peeps

September 2, 2010

I’ve been trying to work in several different styles to broaden my illustration portfolio. One of the things I’ve always wanted to try was to try and make a drawing in the South Park style. So here are Anthony, Zelodes, Nick, me and my Evil Pika in the place they always wait for the School Bus…
South Park Roomies

Donald Duck and Friends Cover 357

September 2, 2010

This project was started and canned in the middle of it. I contacted BOOM! Comics and spoke to my editor asking if I could draw a cover for a book that I’ve lettered. We tried to make it happen, the title I was trying for had featured Donald as a spy, so I wanted to try a James Bond-ish cover like this:
Bond Cover
I tried a couple of sketches, this one was the one I liked the most:
DD Sketch
There were a bunch of tweaks, and I was halfway done when I got the call that I wasn’t going to be able to do the cover. This is the unfinished cover:
DD Color
It’s not bad. Maybe one day I’ll get around to finishing it, for my own purposes…

More Tune In Tokyo Flyer Art 2010

September 2, 2010

More stuff for Tune In Tokyo! This was the art I created for the monthly flyer:
Skull Hoodie Chick
And this is the flyer:
Tune In Tokyo May 2010

This one was for their Sakura Bomb event, and a departure from their usual template. This was the original art I had made for it, with 2 Lolitas and A Bunny:
2 Lolis N A Bunny
This is how the final ended up, I’m kinda glad they took out the girl to her right, she came out looking a little too much like Sailor Venus:
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Guest Art for The Concrete World

September 1, 2010

Working at Tokyopop, I met a lot of wonderful people. One of them, is Gavin Hignight, who I still keep in contact with. He has put together a web comic called The Concrete World, which is updated every month with six new pages. You can see it here.
They took a break last month, and had a call for guest artists to showcase for them. This is the piece I submitted:
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This is what Gavin wrote up about it in his blog. Thanks, Gavin! It was my pleasure.