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Location: Idaho, United States

I'm a part time cartoonist. My work has been published in childrens magazines, comic books, newspapers, magazines and role playing games. I'm always available for commisions. Look around and maybe leave a snide remark or two.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Ten Ton Tetsuo

Here's a pic of that mutant guy from Akira. Done for the Ten Ton Comics Sketch Challenge.

Friday, January 20, 2006

APA-5 The World's Greatest APA

I've been a member of APA-5 for a really long time. Since the mid 90's I think.

So, what's an APA-5? It's a group of creators who put together monthly zines, send them out, critique each others work and do it all over again every month. OK, that's a crappy description but that's what you get. To really understand how it works follow the link on my blog page and it will tell you more.

One of the coolest things about it is it was the artistic birthplace of some of comics greatest creators. Frank Miller (Sin City), Mike Richardson (Dark Horse publisher), Randy Stradley (Dark Horse), Paul Chadwick (Concrete), Mark Verheiden (Time Cop), Chris Warner (Black Cross), Robin Ator (The Tick), and Steve Hess (PJ's) are just a few of the famous former "fivers".

When I first joined (I've been a member three different times) it was very underground and somewhat subversive, then it went through a superhero faze and now it's an eclectic mix of all sorts of things.

The following is a few of my covers that have been run over the years. Check out the dates on some of these.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Ten Ton Magik

I did this during lunch over the last two days. It's for the Ten Ton Comics Sketch Challenge.

It's the first drawing I plan to try to give a "professional" coloring job. Watch for updates.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

My digital colors suck...

Well, the project I'm currently working on is calling for me to do some coloring. Problem is, I feel like my coloring skills suck and this scares the heck out of me. I want to do a good job as this is a stellar project and should be seen by some mighty influential people.

So I went to Barnes and Noble today and picked up this book:

It's awesome. Very well written and helpful. Not overly technical. I haven't jumped into the lettering section yet but give me time.

I can see what I was doing wrong in some of my earlier attempts. The following drawing is oversaturated, overworked, Overrendered and there are anti alias problems to boot. ( I know what an anti alias problem is now. I could see the problem but didn't know what to call it.)

Let's see how things improve the coming year.