Monday, August 29, 2011

What's It Got In It's Pocketses?

I was commissioned to make an illustration for a children's educational theater program called Ariel Theater.  The piece was for their production of the musical A Pocket Full of Rhymes.
I'm personally fond of the Spider.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Coloring Someone Else's Drawings - Not Just For Kids Anymore

My first professional comic book work is finally printed and in my possession.  Doug TenNapel's Bad Island, published by Scholastic Books.  Before I drew Scrooge and Santa, I was a Lead Colorist with Katherine Garner on what was TenNapel's latest comic.  This was the first time I had done anything professional for the comic industry.  Not to mention, the first time I had every worked as a Colorist.  I was just starting to get to know Doug when he asked me to do this, and working through it helped to develop a friendship with him.  Mr. TenNapel is a good man, a hard worker and a great guy to work under.   I also got to know Katherine and learn what an equally hard worker she is, not to mention her skills in the craft of coloring.  My position was to develop a color pallet that other colorists could work from, and together we created the base colors for Katherine to the render (shadows/highlights) and adjust.  It was a good experience and I'm very pleased with the result.
This project lead to other work with Doug, including coloring his web comic Ratfist (Lead Colorist - Katherine Garner).  This on-line graphic novel is in the works to be published by Image Comics, but you can read the entire thing for free right now!
As an extra treat, I was recently given a copy of Bad Island and a Ratfist shirt.
 Thank you Doug and Katherine for all your hard work and support.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Am I Frank? No, but I play one on TV.

Finally, got around to drawing my first attempt at TV's Frank.

The other Mad of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
(Click HERE and HERE to see my other MST3K character designs.)