Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Marvel Samples are done!!

Well, I got four pages drawn for Marvel. I had done five pages of layouts back in May with the idea that Scott Hanna and I would work together and Scott would do finishes over my breakdowns.

The BLACK CAT page that I posted a while back was from that group.
Someone at Marvel requested some sample pages of finished pencils. I finished one that was the next page from the Spider-Man story that I did the layout pages for, but I was very unhappy with the results so I stopped after laying out the next one and did a bit of self evaluation.

After some contemplation, I decided that I needed to start something different. Scott had sent me the script to ULTIMATE X-MEN #74, so I read it and decided to do the first four pages as finished pencils.

I'm posting them at the same time as this blog post.
Let me know what you think.

Chris Allo at Marvel gave some good initial positive feedback, but nothing will happen until after the San Diego Con which is this weekend.

Sunday, July 1, 2007


Okay. I think that I'm going to sound like an old fart here, but why are the students that I'm teaching having such a hard time with observation and evaluation? Is it the MTV generation of fast visuals and instant gratification? Too much sugar? Too much porn on the internet? Too many video games (which are the Devil's work, I'll tell you now.)

I just cannot figure out why I seem to be talking Greek to these folks when I mention taking time to figure something out through observation.

Enough said about that for now.

I finished one page of my full pencil samples for Marvel, but I had guests from Wednesday on ... and it's hard to make yourself draw when you've got company that wants to party. I partied!!!

I'm going to regret all those calories later, but it was fun sitting in our small backyard oasis and drinking beer and wine and talking about life and stuff. Very cool. Especially since it's hot as heck here in Savannah right now.

Missed my 35th High School reunion last weekend, but looking at the photos online was interesting ... THEY'RE ALL OLD FOLKS!!!

Of course, I'm not.

More later. Best to everyone who has dropped by. Make a comment or two.