Red Plains, on the other hand, is a comic for grownups. It’s a western, something I don't see a lot of, and the first story arc is about ranchers vs. settlers, a classic theme. I really enjoy Noel Tuazon’s loose, brushy inking style in the first arc, Range War, and I like Larry Watts’s tighter work in the later arcs as well. I’m still getting a feel for the story, and Tuazon’s art is so loose that it’s hard to tell the characters apart, but Caryn Tate’s solid, spare writing is keeping me hooked.
Hey everyone~ I'm really excited for next month. My first "Red Plains" arc " A Nice Place to Raise Your Kids Up" begins nextmonth on Top Shelf 2.0. To read more about this series, see some previews etc, click on the link above. :)
Caryn A.Tate has written one hell of a story, and I can't wait to see it all put together and live on the internets!
so here's another page in progress... the blank panel will have some lines of text and computer screen type stuff inserted in there. I'm slightly pleased with my inking on this page, I really am starting to love the new japanese quills and brushes I just recently received.
Insomnia Publications just posted a preview of the upcoming anthology Layer Zero: Choices check out the link to see some of the work from other artists and to read more about the project. Apparently pre-orders are way higher than anticipated, so congrats to all parties involved!
I have been enjoying this particular storyline for the red plains. I laughed out loud while reading the script for the current page I'm pencilling. Been listenin to Elastica: the menace and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. I should be asleep, I have a ton of shirts to print tomorrow.
Bristol International Comic Expo is coming up, and everyone in the Insomnia family is very excited. They'll be launching Cancertown, and this will be the first chance to get your hands on Layer Zero : Choices, which includes a short storie by yours truly and and Alexi Conman. Cancertown looks awesome thus far, and it's been a great experience working with the cool kids @ Insomnia Publications, so do me and yourself a favor and keep us on your to check out list!
For info on preorders, or to check out the awesome write up from Bryan Talbot, ( one of the most important creators in the history of comics), check out this link!
I was checking out websites of creators I met @ Megacon and was delighted to find a mention of me on Egg Embry's* Comics by Egg dot com. yay! check it out.
One of the more fun moments this last weekend (besides Humberto Ramos busting out into song during the already hilarious Marvel Panel) was talking to Wilfredo Torres and Egg Embry. Both were supercool, funny, down to earth guys who love comics. If you get a chance, check out Comicsbyegg and SALEM on Boom Studios, it's a great read.
Above, me and the huk. anyway... below there's some more pics from the convention... more to come tomorrow!
MEGACON 09: There was a ton of stuff to check out today. Awesome Panels by some of my favorite creators, kids in costumes, and tons of comics, anime, toys and robots. I got to meet and pick the brains of a lot of people, including Mark Waid, Tim Townsend, Steve Mcniven, Jimmy Cheung, Frank Cho, Wilfredo Torres, Dan DiDio, Barabara Kessel and more. I spent most of the day with editors and artists having my portfolio assessed... made some solid contacts & got some great pointers! Overall... Awesome awesome day. Everyone here was so nice and open to talk about their experience in the industry, their tools of trade and what they've got goin on in the future.
here's a sample of some pencil work i did today. I love daredevil, he's such a badass. I left room uptop for a logo or whatever. would love to see this one inked someday. Funny thing is, Kanilla Tripp posted a daredevil illustration a few days ago on Millarworld as I was scannin the smaller thumb for this... coincidence, or some strange cosmic force... who knows.