Recently I got back from a small vacation to Barcelona and Lisbon. I love traveling. Especially seeing the variations in how people go about their daily lives versus how we do it at home. For instance, in Amsterdam, a majority of the public rides bicycles. They estimated that there are four times as many bicycles as cars there. And Amsterdam has the only museum in the world that you can bike thru. Needless to say, crossing the street there can be a chore. With two lanes of bikes, where people are driving far faster than Americans do, two lanes of
I pretty much finished editing Sacco around April of last year. But because I spent the last 8 years drawing it, I wanted to step away from it for a while. To try to get fresh eyes to view it. And before creating a cover for it and turning it into a physical book you could hold. Luckily my brother reached out to me about Chewy Noh, and I threw myself into that to forget about Sacco for a while. At the end of December I sent my roughs for Chewy to be printed, as a sort of year review
My process from start to finish of Sacco took close to 9 years of drawing. I am attempting to be much faster on Chewy Noh. One element I am correcting is creating roughs for the entire book before finishing any page to completion. So far I am 130 pages in (of roughs) with, hopefully, not too much more to go. I started in April 2017 and have completed 3 of 5 chapters. It’s hard, obviously with a day job and other commitments, to keep a steady pace. I feel giving myself daily goals has helped me tremendously to meet those
Sorry guys. It’s been a long time (quite a long time) since my last post. I started focusing on completing Sacco and so the posts became scarce. I’ve heard the saying “your first graphic novel is used to sell/publish your second graphic novel.” I do know cases where that is true (and not true)- so, yeah, here it is. I sent samples to publishers and got a decent amount of responses, but all passes. Sacco is not a light story, so it’s understandable that it won’t fit with certain publishers’ image of what they produce. I am working
I know, I know. It’s been a while between posts. I’ve been busy. I’ve finished the thumbnails for the entire story and have started drawing the rest. (this is what I am currently working on) I’ve also been doing some things on the side. Here is the cover to Chewy Noh‘s third book. Hopefully I’ll have some more stuff to show soon.
Picked up the 13HD Cintiq tablet. It took a bit to get the brushes to agree with me, but -wow, this thing is great. I like to draw with a .05 Pentel mechanical pencil but the pencil strokes are mostly lost after I ink with a traditional brush. With the Cintiq I was able to digitally ink at about the same size as my pencil tip- keeping the energy the pencils have. For example, below, I did a quick sketch of Yorick, based off a panel in a “Y: The Last Man” comic. It took me about a half hour.