Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Joy Anthology Submission

I recently submitted a two-page comic to Chainsaw Comics' anthology on "Joy". You can see it at my comics blog Brown Comics

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Iowa City

I've completed my move to Iowa City, and hope to be able to post more work soon!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Illustration Friday: Lonely

This week's Illustration Friday post. I'm in the middle of moving continents, so a 3 minute sketch will have to do! See everyone again once I'm back in the States.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Illustration Friday: Lost

Here is this weeks entry for Illustration Friday. This is a recent sketch from a graphic novel I'm developing, and it's in a very rough form right now.

Islands of Empire

I've started to develop the visuals for my webcomic/graphic-novel "Islands of Empire"... it is going to be a long process that I'll document elsewhere. Here is one of my sketches of a legless robot companion to the main character. He's meant to carry a blanket of solar panels that keep him (barely) alive, and is dragged around in a Radio-Flyer wagon. This whole project will actually be in black and white, unless I find someone who knows what they are doing willing to color it for me. 

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Owl on branch

Here is a quick sketch of Owl on a branch... at night... with no background. Colors are a work in progress, as I'm trying to figure out how I'd like to color the book we wrote for Siena. I might just stick with watercolors!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Illustration Friday: Suspend

Here is my entry for this week's Illustration Friday; water color and ink. I was quite happy with my preliminary sketches and color rough for this, but the final product wasn't what I had hoped for... I might return to this one later.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Early Morning Fire

This is a panel from my "outhouse" story, with some minimalistic color applied (in Inkscape). For some reason I really like these blown-up sketches, which at times are hardly recognizable! If I ever put out this mini-comic, I plan to stick to really basic color... mostly because that's the best I can do!

Illustration Friday: Refresh

Here is my entry for this week's Illustration Friday; water color and pen. 

Monday, 2 July 2012

A Life in the Woods

From all of the sketches that I've been doing of my life growing up in Maine, I'm getting inspired to put together a little mini graphic-novel with a collection of stories...not sure if it would have much appeal, but it might be a fun little project. Here is a fake cover put together from a small drawing I did for Siena showing her how we read at night without electricity. 


Sunday, 1 July 2012

Life with an outhouse

I grew up in a one room shack with no running water or electricity (no joke). We, of course, had an outhouse that was about 50 meters further into the woods, which made getting up and going to the bathroom on a cold winter morning very interesting. This is a short comic that I used to illustrate this to Siena...the last caption was added afterward!

Friday, 29 June 2012

Prince Siena

Siena loves being drawn as a princess, but the other day she wanted to be a prince....with a big cat.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Illustration Friday: Space

Here is my entry for Illustration Friday. I'm sure this will not be the first time that a preliminary sketch must end up being the final product due to time constraints...

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Comic book fun 2

Here is another comic done with my daughter...you might recognize the song that goes with it.

Comic book fun

A favorite game that my daughter (4 years old) and I like to play is to create little comics together. She comes up with the 'story', and I draw the panels, usually on a piece of printer paper. Here is a recent one...I stick to her story pretty strictly, so it doesn't always make too much sense! We follow these up with ones where she does the drawing as well, and she will often color in my line art with crayon or colored pencil.