Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Hey all,
I'm in Silver Springs, MD for christmas, staying with my cousin Suzie and her husband Steve. I'm having a good time, Steve brews beer and I've been helping him empty a keg so he can start brewing something new. It's hard work, but as a good guest I do what I can.

I did this illustration as a submission for SuperGrrrl Adventure Comix 2 a zine put together partially by CCS freshman Jen Vaughn.
SuperGrrrl meets Mustache Man click on it to go to my flickr page and see it embiggened.
The character SuperGrrrl is (c) Rachel Edidin and Jen Vaughn. And the Mustache Man is my character, so I hold the copyright on him. This is his first appearance outside of Monsters and Girls: Amelia. Line art was done with brush and ink and color was done on photoshop.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Reviewed on Sequart

Early this month I, and a few other CCSers got reviewed by Rob Clough on Sequart.org. The reason I haven't posted about it yet is that since then sequart has been down. I don't know what happened to Sequart, and I hope it comes back online soon! So in the meantime, thanks to fellow review buddy Penina Gal, I can link to the cached version of the site. Here!

Thanks Rob, and just so I don't have a post without a picture, here you go.
Amelia Poster 2
Have I shown this picture before?

Anyway, it's a nice review, I think Rob "got" my comic.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Space Cow

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My first Mini Comic. Put together my freshman year of high school (a copyright date of 1997) with help from my friend, John Landis.

class starts tuesday

Hope everyone had a happy thanksgiving!
I did, it was my first thanksgiving without some part of my family, but it was good, my friends became my family.
This coming tuesday is my first class at the Sharon Academy. Bryan Stone and I will be teaching a group of high schoolers comic books from now until March. I'm preparing the slide show for my first class right now, a brief personal history as it relates to comic books. It's weird to think how much comics have always been a part of my life, ever since I found a plastic Charlie Brown buried in a sandbox when I was 2.


These are my two favorite pictures from the lecture. You can't tell, but the reason I'm dressed in a suit in the second one is because I liked pretending to be Clark Kent.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Posters

I've got a bunch of stuff to post about, A.P.E., my birthday, some stuff I forgot to blog about last month. But, instead I'm gonna post pictures. I've had a bit of writer's block, or more accurately thumbnailers block, so I've been making posters for Amelia to just keep busy and practice my brush work.
Here's one of them, based on a photo I took in a New Orleans cemetery back in 2003, I think. The original subject was of course not Amelia, but my ex, Elaine, so that makes this drawing kind of weird.
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The other one is even weirder, it's not safe for a general audience, it's got boobs. so I'll just link to my Flickr! page, here

Saturday, October 25, 2008

A.P.E. samples

So I put together the book for A.P.E. Chapters 5 & 6
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Here's a sample not from the actual chapters, but just a little piece of filler art.

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This image was the black and white cover for Chapter 5 that I put together for SPX, well now it's in color! It'll be the cover along with a screen printed title.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A.P.E. and Chapter 6

Chapter 6
today I finished inking chapter 6, here it is hanging out at my drawing board, I'm going to run down to the CCS lab and scan them pages in, then begins the laborious task of photoshop clean up and putting the book together.

A.P.E.

In not too long I'll be headed to San Francisco for the Alternate Press Expo.
With a new chapter of Monsters & Girls: Amelia.
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two shots of the foggy view of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge I'll have at my uncle's place, where I'll be staying on my brief trip.
It'll be fun and cool to make my west coast comic con debut, and it'll also be nice to see my family while I'm in town, my uncle Kevin P1010030and aunt Kristy, P1010135.jpg
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and my cousins Meghan and Seamus.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Halloween Poster

So I did the illustration for this year's White River Junction Halloween parade and dance.
middle Colodny window
It's starting to pop up around town.
Here's a close up.
The WRJ Halloween poster I drew is starting to pop up in town
The way this town treats halloween is one of the best reasons to live here, it's a lot of fun. Here's a pic from the parade last year,
P1010065.JPG Unfortunately I'll miss it this year because I'm going to be at APE in San Francisco at the time. But I'll still have halloween fun, I'm going to hit San Fran's halloween scene with my fellow CCS alumni Colleen Frakes and Emily Weija, as well as my Cousins Meghan and Seaumus!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

SPX 08

was fun.

We had two long car rides (the rides are under-represented in photo form, but they were a large part of the weekend).

I had my stuffs at three tables.
Monsters and Girls 1 and 1.5 at the Sundays table
Sundays, manned by many people, including Alex Kim who was there with his Xeric book, WALL CITY, and Chuck McBuck, who won Two, count them, TWO, Ignatz!
Alex "Xeric" Kim and Chuck McTwoBricks
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and at the CCS table
And the IKJK table, manned by Mario VanBuren.
mario Van Buren manning the I Know Joe Kimpel table

We did some fun Karaoke.
Jen and Alec
It was laughs.

for more pics, go to my my Flckr page

Friday, October 3, 2008

I'm on the road to Bethesda today. So this is the last post before SPX.
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to find out what happens next you gotta buy the book.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Oops!

Had a busy day, didn't get to post until now. Here you go, still hopefully thursday.
If I can get this computer to move faster!
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

slup slup

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I just finished screen printing the cover for this issue, I think it turned out pretty well, I'll show you that soon.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Amelia

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I'm proud of these two panels. Also, I should announce now that at SPX '08 my comics will be at The Center for Cartoon Studies table and at the Sundays table.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

2 panels a day!!

From now until SPX I'm going to post two new panels a day from a dream sequence in Chapter 5 of Monsters & Girls: Amelia.
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AND...
For today only, a picture of my parent's new puppy!
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Convention Season/ new school year

SPX and APE are both coming up soon.
I haven't been updating a lot, but I do have a bunch of new stuff to show you. Some come back again soon, I'll be putting new art work up in a couple days.
I've been working on the next 2 chapters of Amelia.

The school year has started again at CCS, and it's been great meeting the new freshmen.

Later,
Denis

Sunday, August 17, 2008

THIS TUESDAY!!!

Monsters & Girls! at the MSM
At the Main Street Museum, in White River Junction, VT! See the terrifying double feature of Brainiac AND Robot Monster!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

New Pin-Up art

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A little fun with a classic pin-up pose and the titular character from Monsters & Girls: Amelia. Here she is holding the three mysterious objects that she's searching for in the story. she seems a little freaked out to be here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

random



Staberine and Mustache man. I don't know if I've posted that face on the blog before or not.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I'll try to post some new stuff soon. I've been working on my inking with a brush and have some samples of that to post soon.