Monday, October 20, 2008

Back to Life, Back to Reality...

Awright, I'm back and slacking as ever. I've been working on some Project: Camelot pages, and have been in discussion with the series writer, Travis Legge, about some new things that we want to do with the sci-fi/action comic with lots of personality. I don't want to reveal what they are right now (of course), but I just want to say that I'm excited about the changes looming on the horizon, and hopefully they will come to fruition soon enough.

I believe my last post was about the Any Fest being a couple days away, and that tells you how long it's been since my last post (JUNE!) so hopefully I can get back on track now. My wife and I, having the daunting task of raising a wily 6-year old and a cute but mischievous 1.5-year old, have decided to perhaps take on the task of being 3rd-time parents. No, I'm not on drugs, I'm just mentally retarded. For my kids, that is. I love being a daddy, and my wife has always wanted 3 kids, so I finally caved. Maybe that won't impact my drawing and website stuff (lol!)

So, now what? Well, I'll post a new page, that's what! Today's page is the art from page 10 of Project: Camelot #1. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008, The GhoulTones Demand Attention

For weeks now, I've taken a break from drawing. Yes, I know I do this occasionally, but there is a reason, I swear! Don't hurt me, I promise to pick back up soon.

Anyway, as mentioned in my previous post, I've started up a new website devoted to showing classic cartoons. The post turned out to sound more like an advertisement than I realized, but hey, I was excited, what can I say? I've been adding loads and loads and loads of new Looney Tunes, some Tom and Jerry (the human series), and Woody Woodpecker cartoons.

And then there's The GhoulTones. A couple of weeks ago, an old band mate of mine passed away, and at his funeral, I met up with all of the members from my old punk/ska band, and they asked me to play a benefit show for his wife and children.

Not that I don't totally dig getting together and playing drums in a band again for the first time in 7 years, but it takes some time to adjust to everything...playing again, renewing old friendships, finding a seems to take a lot more effort than it used to.

At least I can't say I don't have enough to do. :)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Drawing Project:Camelot Page 9

This comic book page from Project: Camelot #1 is supposed to show Jackson Vogel in his civilian role. The script called for a sexy, seductive blond being told about Al-Quaeda having giant killer robots...and believing it! Pretty funny, probably one of my favorite pages so far...of course, I haven't gotten into drawing the armored team yet, either... :D

I've been trying to find more time to draw, and that's been nigh impossible, so I've come up with a new plan: lose the sleep! So, the last few days, I've been doing without a full night's sleep so that I can have a chance to draw. Plus, it's the weekend, so that helps. A little.

Besides helping my wife study for nursing, there haven't been any drunks in the yard, so this weekend seems to be going pretty smoothly. I've been kind of scouring the planet for a Wii, but that seems as nigh impossible as finding time to draw. :D So, I guess I'll have to keep spending my time trying to FIND time to draw...and make drawing videos.

Dang, my life is boring...

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Camelot on Fire, and A Drunkard in Trouble!

I've not had much time to draw the last week, because my Daughter was on spring break, and we had a busy week.

I did manage to finish the newest page finally, after many labored hours of swatting away kids, and trying to blare music in my ears to drown them out! (not really, I love my kids to death, but they are loud beings when you're trying to concentrate! :)

I also had a drunk guy trying to break into my house and both my cars today while yelling "help me! help me!" and when we called 911, they transfered us around, and didn't send anybody out even though they had our name and address (!!!) So much for that lovely service. I asked the guy if there was anything I could help him with, and he stumbled off in the other direction. I think if I had my gun handy, I probably would have fired it into the air to see how fast he could run drunk. Talk about an eventful weekend! Sheesh! I'd rather be left alone, thanks!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

ComicStalk Comic Book Forum, and "The Dark Knight" 6 1/2 Minute Video!

Something that I have been working on is the Comicstalk Comic Book Forum. It is functional after a MAJOR overhaul, and there are some cool things already happening there, like a 6 1/2 minute video of footage from the upcoming film, "The Dark Knight."

Registration is required to view the link, but it's free, and it's definitely worth it! Check it out, because it shows Heath Ledger as the Joker, which is cool in itself!

Project: Camelot Coming Along

It seems like even though I get time to do some drawing, I never actually complete what I want to. I managed to finish pages 4 and 5 of Project: Camelot #1, but I am really looking forward to getting this puppy finished, so I can see the final bad-to-the-bone product.

I'm digging the story that Travis Legge has put together, so that makes it that much cooler to work on. It's different from anything I've ever worked on, but I have to say that I feel really comfortable with the pages, and that's something that almost never happens with me!

I almost never feel satisfied after finishing a page, except maybe for some of my "3 Witches" pages, so I think this is a step in the right direction.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Project: Camelot, Page 3

After jumping around from project to project for a while, I finally finished up the newest page for my comic project, Project: Camelot, written by the talented Travis Legge.

The Saveria speed painting is still being discussed on Youtube, at: (see my previous post), so check it out and join the discussion. I'm sure you'll find some "colorful" comments there, to say the least. ;)

I'm hoping to get more P:C pages finished soon, but I'm also working on a fantasy painting I've been working on since January on the side. Ahhhh, so much time, so little to do...wait, or is it the other way around?! *Sigh*


Friday, March 7, 2008

Painting of a 10-Year-Old Pop Singer

This is a digital painting in tribute to the talent of Saveria, an emerging 10-Year-Old pop star from Canada. It is set to her upcoming single, "Unwillingly." Saveria can be seen on national television commercials for the Mini Pop Kids CD's, and sang the US and Canadadian national anthems for the Toronto Blue Jays.

I have to say this one was met with some extreme different views on Youtube. Some thought it was too "girly" and made some crappy comments about it. Two people even went to try and make bigoted remarks. But, I believe it is they who are girly-men 0.o hmmmm. I think it was they who tried to sniff one of their kind out. It is they who wear the little girly perfumes and put on lipstick in the mirror while singing Alanis Morissette to themselves. o.0

Then, there were the cool ones who just...kept quiet and didn't say a word! Then, there were the extra heavy metal cool ones who posted nice comments, and gave compliments on the vid. Applause, my friends. The girly men were taken by supreeze. :D

Obviously, I've been sleep deprived the last couple of days, partly because I've been putting this together. So now I must get some rest.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Magic of Coloring Comics

MORE Comic Book Coloring Fun

So, here's the latest from 3 Witches. A while ago, I wasn't sure if I would even continue with 3 Witches, because of its cartoony look, and because it seems like everyone is doing something a little more...mature, I guess you could say. But, it seems like every time I start something else, I keep coming back to it.

Anyway, these are the last 3 pages of the first story, where they all basically get sucked into the wormhole, and begin to swap places.

You can also find more 3 Witches at . Read and enjoy!


Friday, February 15, 2008

Coloring With Tentacles

Tentacles. I need tentacles. Eight, to be exact. If I had tentacles, I'd get stuff done. Believe me, that's a fact.

Switching gears a little this week, I've been working on coloring 3 Witches pages. They're a bit rushed (I've been doing 2 a day when I've been off work), but I'm pretty satisfied with the results so far. I'm hoping to post a comic book coloring tutorial or video soon, so keep checking my blog for details. :)

The pages shown here are from my website, It sets up the story for the 3 Witches' counterparts in the "normal" world, in the city of Richville. Later, they swap places, with the 3 Witches ending up here, and Sally, Jane, and Frances being teleported to Witchville, the 3 Witches' home. The comics will primarily be focused in Richville, with the 3 Witches having to adjust to a really f****d up world that has to rely on things other than magic. I may do a story on the richie girls in the future, one never knows.

Betsy, Tartella, and Gruel are loads of fun to draw, but these girls are almost as fun, so I'm hoping to leave room to tell a story or two about them.

If you have a blog, feel free to post these images and help me promote my comics, and my new online flash comic viewer, Comicvision.


Saturday, February 9, 2008

New Legends Comics on Comicvision

I think that if I can get the word out, Comicvision will grow into something cool and usable. Legends #1 has been converted. If you want to help spread the word, help me out by following this link, copy the source code, and paste it on your blog or website. I think Comicvision has a lot of potential, so help spread the word! :)

Put Legends Comics on Your Website

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Faster Than the Speed of Graphite :D

From the outset of the pencil on its journey to the bottom of the page, I propped the drawing up on my lap and let it scream! EEEEEEEEeeeeeee! My hand was on fire, and nothing was going to slow it down! Raw, cutting energy unleashed upon the page. Flames erupted as abrasive friction fueled the pressing matters of creative supernovas forming in the mind. It all exploded like the birth of a star, meeting the all-encompassing life of the evolving planet. Then, it was finished, abrupt. Now it exists.

(in other words, I actually had an hour of free time, and kicked butt until I was finished with the rough pencils for my new page... :)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Self-Publishing and All the Crazy Stuff That Goes With It...

The past couple weeks, I've been trying to get back in the swing of things with Project: Camelot, the comic book I am currently doing the art for. The premise is pretty simple, but effective-the government brings together some of the best soldiers from different branches of the military to form a top-notch team for fighting terrorism. Named after different knights from Arthurian legend, they are each fitted with their own high-tech, battle-blazing armor, armed to the teeth with sophisticated weaponry, sensors, and communications technology. Pretty cool, huh? The story is by writer Travis Legge, who has other projects in the works, as well.

The plan is to release the story in graphic novel format, but it will be roughly 110 pages so don't look for it on the bookshelves for a while. It's slavery, I tell you. They don't let me stop until my eyes have swollen shut from punching myself to stay awake at night. :D

There is always the option of letting a third party publish the book, but unless it's Image, or fairly notorious company, I am wary of any deal that might be struck. The reason is this: when you publish your comic book and present it to Diamond, they are given 35% off the cover price. Usually, a comic book company will want a cut from the profits. We will use a 40% discount as an example. Say the cover price is $9.95, and Diamond gets the first $3.48, leaving $6.47. We'll set the printing costs a little high, at $4.27, leaving $2.20. Comic book company gets the next $.88, leaving you with $1.32. Selling 1,000 copies leaves you with $1,320 or $2,200. If you were lucky enough to sell 10,000 copies, you would get $13,320 through comic book company, or $22,000 on your own.

Just starting out, though, it may benefit you to have the publicity a comic book company would bring along with it. That may be worth the 40%, depending on the amount of publicity one receives from the company. Just food for thought...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Now on Comicvision....

For a very long time, I have wanted to find a way to show my comics in a single browser, with downloadable modules containing individual issues. So, I finally got up the willpower to sit down and write the program. I am not a programmer, but I have been tinkering with flash for a few years, so I chose to do it in flash. Instead of downloadable modules, I created it so that every page is downloadable. This way, it is all contained in a single panel, with no files on your hard drive that you have to search for, etc. I believe the big plus is that you can copy and paste the code to your website, blog, or Myspace page, like an embeddable Youtube player for comics. That makes it even cooler! :D

Online Comics at

Source Code:

<object width="558" height="480"
<param name="movie" value="
<br><a href="">Online Comics at</a>

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Adobe Photoshop Textures and Effects Video Tutorial 1 - Parchment

A few years ago, I experimented with Photoshop to try and make something look like an old piece of parchment for a website I was working on for my online comic books. Recently, I started a new site for my online comics, and finally found a solution. I created an Adobe Photoshop video tutorial showing how I made the parchment effects on my website. The website will be up soon, so check back to see it in action. It's at: Check out the video and let me know what you think!

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