Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Outlaw Territory: Wild One

So I was surfing some other comic artists' websites and ran across a blog about the western anthology I worked on last summer with Val Mayerik and Mike Baron. To my surprise, what is at the top of the blog but one of the pages I colored from our short "Wild One"!

Val is a big western fan so we wanted to make sure it felt like it belonged in the era when western art was popular and using a palette influenced by that very art felt very right. Between his brush work and my color I think we succeeded. This will be in "Outlaw Territory" Volume Two!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Scorpius #0

This is my first foray into coloring fulltime and it's on the ongoing title Farscape: Scorpius for BOOM!Studios! It was my favorite show back in the day and Scorpius my favorite character. According to my editor, this is the first time he's ever seen The Henson Company, who owns Farscape, approve color right away. Not a bad place to start a career as a colorist! I learned alot about simplifying work flow and brevity of application. As a retoucher in advertising I had days to work on a single photo. As a colorist I only have hours (or less) to work on an entire page. That changes alot and I can already see the ebb and flow of success over these colors but knowing it's all uphill from here is really an amazing feeling.

I'd like to thank Shawn Crystal for introducing me to Matt Wilson who in turn introduced me to BOOM!Studios. I'd also like to thank my editor there, Ian Brill, for making the process so easy and supporting me in my new career path. It comes out April 14th so pick yourself up a copy at your local comic shop! The official press release is here.

Oh, and don't think this doesn't mean I'm not also busy teaching while working on a graphic novel and more sketch cards. My plate is full... of variety!