Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Girls Drawn Wild

Well not THAT wild... been sketching a lot of late. More to come. Always good practice.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Town Hall Face

A sketch for a cartoon. Perspective is screwy, I know. But there's something about the first sketch of something that has a life one can never quite preserve as the drawing gets refined, step by step. I always feel that the drawing, whatever its merits or lack thereof, is the real heart and soul of the thing as pencil meets blank paper. But maybe that's just me!
I remember working at Marvel Animation years ago and there was a guy, Floro Dery, who draw the Spiderman newspaper strip and he would bring in the pencils which were just gorgeous, then he would ink them and although they were still slick and professional etc they lost something. I tactfully asked Floro why that seemed to be the case and he said if you look close at pencil lines they are rough and they break up and that is pleasing to the eye whereas the ink line is all or nothing, and that was the difference. Maybe so. Antway the sketch is where it starts and I always love pencil on paper best.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Stand Aside

Another one of those things I have to do now and then with no hope of using anywhere. But if it's about making money, well that is what WORK is for, right? Anyway this one did NOT make it into the giant Stephen King art book mentioned previously. Oh well!

Friday, March 26, 2010

We're Looking For More Readers Like Jennifer Tilly

Taken in Romania while working on Seed of Chucky! Romania is of course where TRANSYLVANIA is and was way cool to spend a month in. Carpathian mountains rock!
These would of course be them and the castle is Vlad's. For real!

Monday, March 8, 2010

To Zombie or not to Zombie...

The Zombie Pop-Up Book was to be a fun and gross book. Was. Nobody wants to publish it. Well some have talked about it but so far all that has come to squat. So it goes. Anyway here's some of the stuff that was going to be in it.