Currently working on a lot of different things, but can’t show anything… so I offer this excerpt of a comic book of some famous bit of literature I am working on…
Here’s something I did a while ago for Greg Gillespie’s “Forbidden Caverns of Archaia” project. I just got the pdf — a pretty sweet looking book. Not sure when the print version is out. This is the only drawing I have in the book, but this one drawing is in good company with work by Cory Hamel, Scott LeMien, Peter Pagano, Mark Pagano, Jim Holloway, Russ Nicholson, Brothers Fraim, Stuart Robertson, Matt Ray, and Carl MacIntyre. Cover is by Erol Otus!
The character drawings are based on characters I drew for Greg’s “Barrowmaze” project. One of my favorites is the guy with the ‘goalpost’ helmet (who was based on the memory of watching the BW movie, ‘Alexsander Nevsky” late one night). The bugbears are modeled on lead figures that Greg had commissioned for Barrowmaze.
I found about 20 more copies of my “Dagon” comic in a box — these must be left over from Gencon. Cost is $6.00 US each including shipping in the US (price hike to include postage and, hopefully, to help pay for the next comic). If you live elsewhere, email me at email@example.com and we will work something out. While supplies last.
20 pages, saddle stitch binding, BW illustrated comic based on the HP Lovecraft short story of the same name
This is the snapshot of what is currently on my work table — an image for a future release. At this point my hand is cramping up pretty bad — might be time to put down the pen and do some dishes if only to give my paw a rest.
I’m trying sort of a new approach to futuristic settings here — kind of a combination of industrial tubes and pipes and hoses with the aesthetics of a gothic cathedral or big trees in a forest… so far I’m quite pleased and think I need to pursue this further.
edit: please excuse crappy photo. Taken with my phone pointed down at the desk.
Many thanks to everyone who bought a copy of “Dagon” (either via mail or at Gencon).
I’m suspending sales until I can get more copies printed. The reprint will cost more — I think I priced it too low (after printing and postage, unless I am selling literally thousands of copies I don’t make enough back to pay myself more than a few cents an hour) but I learned a lot from this one and am looking forward to creating another book in the future. Various classic tales of horror are under consideration.
I’ll also be collaborating with some other artists on a comic book in the future — more about that when I have more to tell.
Above is an image from Dagon that didn’t make the final cut. Originally, I had Dagon sporting an erect penis when he (it?) embraced the monument but then I decided that although it was disturbing, it was kind of contrary to the spirit of Lovecraft’s story, and, as far as I know, fish don’t have penises. The version in the book does not have sex organs.
This is a drawing I did of an eclipse a couple of years ago. I was driving across Ohio at the time of the 2017 eclipse and it just got a little dark for a little while — I guess I was in a less optimal spot for eclipse viewing. I heard some people further south had great views.
Currently out of stock — will reprint in the future (unfortunately, will have to sell at a higher price — I lost my shirt on this one by pricing it too low).