Projects

Assorted spare-time notions

Jul 152010
 
SEPHILINA, the Nauti Girl

I have been a hermit for the past few weeks and I’m just now coming up for air. The reason for the lack of posts here on the blog, not to mention my lack of human interaction out there in the real world, has been that I have been hammering away making a new SEPHILINA book for COMIC CON. And [..read more..]

Sephilina BOOK

 Posted by on June 16, 2010  Friends, Projects, Sephilina
Jun 162010
 
Sephilina BOOK

Lately, I have had my head down; jamming on a 40 page book for Comic Con next month, hopefully (time permitting) my first self-published book in FULL COLOUR. As a starting point, I have expanded and re-formatted an old ten page SEPHILINA story that I did for the BABES IN SPACE anthology (put together by Benton Jew & Ed Reynolds) [..read more..]

Cloaking the Ship

 Posted by on July 3, 2008  Drawings, Projects
Jul 032008
 
Cloaking the Ship

Here is another picture from my spare time project about a dog from outer space. This image is from one of the later books, where he returns in a fancy spaceship to visit the friends he made on Earth in his first adventure when he crash landed. You can see him here cloaking his space ship, which is parked above [..read more..]

The Dog Star

 Posted by on May 17, 2008  Drawings, Projects
May 172008
 
The Dog Star

This is an image from a story I have been thinking about, off and on again, for years. It is about a dog from outer-space that gets stranded here on Earth. The idea of an animal from outer space isn’t new, but I think my version is fresh enough to be worth the effort it would take to tell this [..read more..]

In Space

 Posted by on March 19, 2008  Drawings, JourneyMan, Projects
Mar 192008
 
In Space

I once had an idea about a hypochondriac robot and a manic monkey/dog (a genetic-hybrid) who travel the galaxy selling useless products to aliens. Like door to door salesmen. Their space ship is the size of a small country but most of the interior is filled with cargo, so these two live in a cramped little command module. There is [..read more..]

Mar 012008
 
The Tiniest Bear

A long way away from wherever it is that you live right now, there once was a tiny little cottage at the end of a long and winding trail, deep inside a forest of tall and tangled trees. Inside this cottage there lived a family of misfit bears. There was an enormous polar bear, a gigantic grizzly bear, a huge [..read more..]

WonderCon 2008

 Posted by on February 26, 2008  Conventions, Projects
Feb 262008
 
WonderCon 2008

My WonderCon sales were low this year. As to the socialising, I went to a “costume party” where about 6 people out of 200 actually wore costumes (Rhode and I being 2 of them). So the fun I had at this year’s WonderCon came mostly in making a new book. After spending years using a fiddly time-consuming process on writing, [..read more..]

Jul 312007
 
The TALE of my Dog

The year that I was six but turning seven years old, my family moved to a new town. I know very well that childhood memories are exaggerated, focusing as they do mainly on extreme situations most likely to leave an impression on us. Our powerful kiddie emotions, mixed with some facts, creates a cocktail that tastes of historical reality, but [..read more..]

Gomer Away Team

 Posted by on May 21, 2006  Drawings, Projects
May 212006
 
Gomer Away Team

This is an old drawing, done a few years ago for the 1st edition of the GOMER GUIDE (that I mentioned in the previous post about OBI-Wanna-Be). Like that sketch, this one is based on something I saw at Comic Con. The context was this: after a few hectic days within the walls of the San Diego convention center without [..read more..]

Obi Wanna-Be

 Posted by on May 9, 2006  Conventions, Drawings, Projects, Updates
May 092006
 
Obi Wanna-Be

I actually saw this scene take place at Comic Con one year. This illustration is for the next edition of the Field Guide to Gomers, a catalog of comic-convention goers, (and other dorky folk) that a group of us card-carrying nerds are compiling, in the spirit of “it takes one to know one.” The first edition was hastilly put together [..read more..]

A busy Weekend

 Posted by on April 21, 2006  Drawings, Friends, Pin Ups, Projects, Updates
Apr 212006
 
A busy Weekend

This is the pencil sketch for a PINUP I’m doing for my pal Nate Stanton, one of the lads from E-Ville press. AFTERWORKS 2, the second E-Ville Press anthology, will be published later this year by Image comics, and in colour this time. Which means that I have to colour the pic this weekend… And what a full weekend it [..read more..]

Pliny the Elder

 Posted by on April 1, 2006  Elephants, Family, Projects, Updates
Apr 012006
 
Pliny the Elder

My Dad’s limerick book opens with a quotation from the classical scholar PLINY THE ELDER, who was the first natural historian, being the author of the Naturalis Historia. He had nothing but good things to say about elephants, hence the quote. I looked for visual reference on Pliny, but no contemporary portraits of him survive; those that we have were [..read more..]

the Ship of Women

 Posted by on January 17, 2006  Drawings, Nerve Bomb, Projects, Sephilina
Jan 172006
 
the Ship of Women

Here is a character from the next SEPHILINA (Squid Girl) story that I have already thumbnailed out. The adventure is called “Buck BuKurk and the ship of women” and I hope to get it done in time for this year’s Comic-con. If all goes according to plan I will have an issue of NERVE BOMB containing a few short stories [..read more..]