Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My first professional work! (technically)

So it's out, Nightwing issue #151. I got to do the layouts for the three pages where Dick and Deb are breaking up. I also did the last four pages (layouts) with Dick landing in the desert and the guys back at Wayne manor. Plus some of Dick's jump gear when he's skydiving. For the most part not much was changed, but of course Doug goes over it, makes it a million times better and adds tons of details I never would have thought of. Can't wait to see the secret stuff I'm working on in print, it should be awesome!

Monday, November 10, 2008


This is a page I did for my friend's kid. Apparently he loves Batman and Joker so here they are fighting under some vague context. I think it turned out alright, although Bats face kinda bugs me in the first panel.

This page was also done with a little input from veteran comic book artist Doug Mahnke. For those of you I didn't call up at all hours of the morning when it happened, I got the assistant job with Doug about a month ago. So far I got to do the layouts for 7 pages of Nightwing and I'm working on some other stuff now which I can't talk about, cause Doug would snap me in twain! He's a big man. It's a little nerve wracking to be working in a studio with Doug and Pat Gleason, but I'm learning a lot and it's awesome! And I get paid to draw comics....really?! paid?!

Let that be a leason kids, you spend enough time getting yelled at in school to stop drawing "cartoons" and you too could be fetching a comic superstars coffee. :P

Sunday, August 3, 2008

T-shirt design...

Here is a piece I'm doing for a Silat shirt, we're hoping to raise some funds for the Minnesota Kali Group. It depicts a Fillipino warrior with traditional weapons. This is the front image, the back is a shot of this guy from the waist up lookin' all badass. Not sure how I feel about it, came out a little to graphic/contrasty for my taste, but that's what happens when I ink my own stuff, it's never as cool as the pencils.

Still need to clean it up in photoshop, slap an unknown design on the shield, and then color it, oh and finish the back image....oy!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Batman Strikes #47

Yay! Issue #47 came out this week (a lot sooner than I expected)! And they didn't cover up my name (see below) with a sound effect or nothin'! Now if I could actually finish drawing something and post it this summer...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Batman Strikes!

So after a year and a half of interning on the Batman Strikes! (I fill in the blacks with ink and an occasional panel border)! I finally have my name on a billboard on page 7 of issue 47.......booooooyaaaaahh!!! Yeah I know it's not really a big deal, but come on it's kind of cool. Special thanks goes out to Chris Jones and my teacher Terry Beatty.


I can't hold it back anymore.......Buffy season 8 is freakin' brilliant!!! Joss has done it again, I've loved every issue, which is rare for someone as cynical as myself. If you're a fan of B then pick this up! Oh and Georges Jeanty's art is great (and I miss Jo Chen's covers already)! I can hear Xander, Willow, Faith, and Buffy talking as I read it. By the way if you miss Mal and the gang from Firefly, Serenity "Better Days" is a nice continuation of the story between the episodes and the movie. I've never loved Dark Horse Comics as much as I do now!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Sid: Chapter 2 (first half)

This Chapter starts with Sid on the road after running away from home at the end of the first chapter (it was inferred I swear!) She has killed a bunch o' people since and is sinking farther into the dark. So her guide shows up to bitch slap her back onto the right path. The last page (second half, below) is Sid's guide opening up her chakras (especially her heart) so Sid can feel the pain she has caused. The rest of the chapter (which I haven't finished yet) results in Sid freaking out, killing herself, talking to her dead father, and coming back changed......for the better? I don't know either, haven't really written that far yet :P

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sid: Chapter 2 (second half)

Last 4 pages.


This was a generic script about a superhero who loses everything. Still not sure how I feel about this one, it came out fine, but just too depressing.

Future Story

This one a planned a whole 7 or 8 pages for the short story, but I got way behind and we have only the first page (it's a teaser!). Hope to come back to this idea one day, it was bascially sci-fi/future, mars thingy.

Bus Stop

This was supposed to focus on casting shadows in perspective. That became kind of secondary as I wanted to draw a pissed off Guy, luckily the subject and the assignment worked well together.


This was an assignment for Halloween, that was the only requirement. So I had our friend, Mr. Snow, in a spooky house (it's kinda Halloween...). Oh, and that staircase was a pain in the butt to draw, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

This year...

This is the beginning of the work I did in the past year. I kind of had a break through, as putting together a page has gotten somewhat easier and feels like it's starting to flow better. These pages were for another assigned script.

Sid: Chapter 1

This was my Comic 2 final. Another rushed piece, and I hadn't really created an efficient system of putting a page together yet. So it ended up a little more cartoony then I wanted (chapter 2 resolves that), but this is Sid's beginning and I plan to keep adding chapters to her story.

Oh lordy, it's Reefer Madness!

Another randomly assigned script....ugh. I did end up rushing this one a bit, so there are some painfully embarrassing moments for me in this, but I thought some of it turned out to be decent.

Spring Heeled Jack

My little three page take on the English legend...


Okay I'll try this again! They should be smaller now right? This is why I like a pencil and paper, nice and simple. Here is some work I did for my Illustration class. A propaganda poster, anti clone newspaper headline, Wolvie drinkin' (there was a point at the time), and a children's book illo.


So I just realized I'm post this pics at a freakin' huge size. Hopefully these are more manageable. The first piece was a one page assignment about an alien gladiator thing. The second piece was an assignment for an inside letter's page, splash thingy.

Here is my Comic 1 final from many years ago. Basically I wanted Cap to run into a German super soldier who didn't suck like the ones he usually fought. Please excuse the snow laden trees, they make me cringe too....

Digital work

One of my favorite digital pieces, probably because you can use almost every photoshop effect when you're working with Dr. Strange's magic. Here the initial penciled sketch and the finished photoshop piece.


Some early pin-ups I planned to do some digital work on. I never did get around to it with these three, but Dr. Strange......

Early stuff I probably shouldn't even show.

So here are two pages from my first year. The "Alien" page was based on a script provided in class and the other we were only given a setting. The "Wizard" page is an example of some of my early pen inking......oy......I struggle with the ink!