Wednesday, March 26, 2008

CD Cover Design

Here is a CD package design I did for Birds Fled From Me. It was drawn from Rachel's concept of stylized drawings spreading outwards from the polaroid, and her love for owls. Unfortunately, the design wasn't used for the final product, but it's a fantastic album, available on myspace.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New Online Comic - 'Weird Fishes'

I've been showing you frames from my new comic lately, and now, with the power of the mighty internet, i'm publishing it on my website in weekly updates. Page 0 and 1 are now online, take a look at . I'll be updating with a new page every Tuesday, so please bookmark or rss the page. I have enough material to get us to summer, and there's a lot more on the way.

Thanks for looking! I'll post some 'making of' artwork in the upcoming weeks.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Flash Cleanup- Artemis

Working on cleaning up some animation in Flash this weekend. It's my first time cleaning up pencil tests frame-by-frame, and it's a strange combination of compelling/exciting and excruciating. To keep myself going, I colored one of the frames and composited in the background, and I'm pretty pleased:

Of course, it's at this stage in the game that I wonder: Did I design her too whorish?

It's going to be a long next couple weeks to get our whole short film cleaned up and colored, but the final product will be so worth it. It's super neat to see my character designs go through storyboards, animation, and now to get my hands dirty in the final stages.

As for now, with all the layers turned on, this is the sort of thing I'm looking at:

Wish me luck!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Redrawing old comics and NEWS

There's always that feeling when you look at your old work and imagine how different/better it would look if you redrew it now. I feel that, especially, with my old comics. Today I actually got a chance to redraw one of my old strips and wanted to share it. This is Dee and The Boy in the Bunny Suit, they appeared in my college newspaper three years ago, and they're the stars of my new book I'm working on. I wanted to start off the book with this original strip where they met, but, looking back at it, I knew I had to make it better. The kids are a little younger, and cleaned up and colored to fit in with the rest of the book. And after our brief flashback, we go to six years later...

This is a panel from a comic page that has been accepted in the Society of Illustrators 2008 Student Show. I'm extremely honored to have been accepted into the show, and I'm double-excited since the piece is a comic page. Comics as art, yeah!