Saturday, February 28, 2009
And even more evidence is presented with this handy dandy screenshot:
Work (you know...that thing that pays the bills) is literally killing me this week. Overtime. Even today, sacred and sacrosanct Saturday, has been violated with work's rotten taint. I must go in and handle inventory. Blech.
Anyway, I'll have the new page up this weekend and get back on track for this Wednesday's update.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Ah, the tales of mystery & wonder that bellow forth from within the hidden, blank-paged depths of the magic tome known only as "The Sketchbook," singing their distant elven songs of goodness upon thine soul like a beacon of newly-minted sunshine shamelessly licking the face of your imagination!
THIS is what Nodd meant when he said only Dwarven metalcraft could control a demon back in episode 205. The Deamonbreaker is sort of the lynchpin -- the magical component -- of dwarven-crafted restraints invented to control a demon...at least that's the idea. I'm pretty sure this is the first time in recorded dwarven history that one's been made.
Hey, remember that masked dwarf? (Anyone remember what epsiodes he was in?) Tying up loose ends as we near the finish line means I get to throw in some fan favorite B-list players. I even got to give him a name.
So we're at episode 222...I thought I'd be done telling this final story by now. But we have probably about 20 more to go (give or take...)
Next week, will Barry just let sleeping dwarves lie? Probably not.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
But they'll be included in my upcoming color print edition of the combined vols 2&3.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Ye Old Disclaimer:
This is unlike anything you've seen from me in the past. I know, you probably never expected to see "historical drama" and my name appearing in the same sentence; I'll be honest...I never did either. This is definitely a departure for me but, it's a project that's been on my plate for a very long time and I'm happy to be finally getting some eyeballs on it. I think that I'm looking at about 10 issues right now to tell this story. Here's a preview of the cover and a few pages.
Ye Old Disclaimer Part 2:
This doesn't mean that this is the end of my love for neurotic elves, pole-dancing ale whores and pot smoking wizards. It's just another side of my brain. Don't worry, I'm sure we'll be back to our regularly scheduled program before long.
This should be available for purchase through Indy Planet shortly.
Check back here for updates.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I know I mentioned this not too long ago but, I'm mentioning it again because...I can. I don't know where the attitude is coming from. Maybe because it's snowing outside and I've had enough of the white death for this season.
I'll be at Megacon next Friday the 28th and Saturday March 1st sketching, signing and being a real pain in the ass at the Ka-Blam/ Indy Planet booth. I'll also have all 10 issues of Elf `n Troll for sale as well as premiering my latest project, Mill Girl. So, stop by and say hello.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
See what happens when you take your eyes off Inky for a minute? --Gone! (He was a spy and a thief, after all.)
This episode was SUPPOSED to be the example for my new video tutorial on coloring. But of course, as soon as I finished recording and tried to save the movie file, the program hiccuped and closed out without saving. So, I'm waiting for another good example to come up so I can try again.
While coloring, I also noticed that I totally screwed up Bron's size as compared to Nodd. Bron should be bigger than that. Oh well. Pretend you didn't notice.
In other news, I'm working on the font that will be used for titles/credits (and probably the website) for Atland Season 2!
Next week...the dwarves' DEMONBREAKER!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I drew this episode sitting next to a window in my office because the power was out right after a snowstorm. No heat in the house either, come to think of it. I totally needed to Google a picture of a rabbit running away and with no power, there was no internet -- so I totally faked the rabbit running away panel.
Next week, Nodd and General Bron finally have it out...
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I will be appearing at Megacon in Orlando Florida on Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1. I’ll be hanging out at the Ka-Blam booth with Barry and Jenni Gregory where I’ll be pushing the dead tree editions of Elf `n Troll, (all 10 issues will be available) as well as premiering a brand new project which I’m really excited about. If you’re at all familiar with my work…this one will take you completely by surprise. It’s a project that I’ve had sitting on the back-burner for a very long time and I’m excited to finally get some eyeballs on it. So if you’re in the area, stop on by and say hello.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
It is entirely possible that I slaughtered the quote but it should be close enough that some smart mofo will get it.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Drawing hundreds of footprints isn't much fun. I learned that with this episode.
But I also learned that I like drawing bunnies. Yay! Fuzzy (evil!!!) bunny! I discovered the best way to make a cute bunny look evil is to give it canine features. Throwing a little bit of "wolf" into its features in the last panel seemed to work best.
I decided to put Bruce's tracking skills to good use. (lest we forget he is a outdoorsman/barbarian type.) And there's a little explanation about Horn Heads and even General Bron's race, the Simians. Sometimes it's hard to inform the readers when I have so many characters running around in the middle of a story, but I try to at least make it logical.
Next week, The hare part 2 -- Nodd & the demon Sissyl's REAL plan suddenly isn't a secret...