Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chapter 7 previews (2)

These are from the first few pages from Chapter 7.
Amelia Chapter 7 preview (1)
Amelia alarmed
Amelia Chapter 7 preview (2)
The Mustache Man being shady

So I ended up watching Phenomena instead of Creepers. I liked it a lot, but it got mixed reviews from the room. John was right that it's weird even for Argento. And as Steve said, watch out for CHIMP!

This week I'll be at The People's Academy teaching comics to sixth grade through high school students. Wish me luck!

I'm inking the cover of the new issue now, so far so good.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Chapter 7 previews

These are photographs of some panels from chapter 7. Out of context I don't think there's anything spoilery in them.
I switched my art supplies, having gained confidence with the brush I am using that instead of the nib for my characters.
Amelia Chapter 7 preview (4)
Sammy with a face full of shame.
Amelia Chapter 7 preview (3)
Sammy being treated like the little brother he is.

I'll post more tomorrow.
Also, went to a giant book sale yesterday and got some good looking stuff. Including a VHS copy of Creepers
which is the american release of Phenomena, directed by Dario Argento, starring Jennifer Connelly, I haven't seen it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

King Kong Vs. Godzilla

Went to Keene this weekend with Steve and Bryan to see this,

It was awesome. It was live horror hosted by Saturday Fright Special
It was real cool to meet more people into horror hosting, it's been a long time. They did a great job, it was at an old nice theatre, and it was packed with screaming fans.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bissette image

A drawing I did of Steve Bissette is up on Mike Dobb's blog.

Mike Dobbs is a writer and film historian, and as he point out in his blog, not a cartoonist.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Creature Double Feature

Black and White
creature (color)

Sorry, no 3-D

I inked this with a brush and nibs as an inking demonstration for a class this year, mostly focusing on the different kinds of lines you can get with the different tools. The coloring was done in photoshop last week.

Also, one more page of Chapter 7 to go.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

movies and videos

I go to see horror movies when they come out to theaters near me.
A lot of the time they're very bad. I love horror movies, and will always go to a horror movie, but man, it's so frustrating when I pay good money for bad movie.
One movie that I saw in theaters and was actually BETTER than I expected was The Uninvited (despite it having a terribly generic name that didn't really apply to the movie at all). A couple days later I drew this in my sketchbook,
So anyway, I'm a fan.

What else am I watching and looking at?
A lot, but I wont go into all of it, i saw Fear(s) of the Dark, and it was awesome, I saw older movies. But what about movies and videos made by friends and people I know?

I don't know what's going on with Atomic Age Cinema these days, The Cinemat has closed down, so I don't know if they're still doing weekly shows or not, but The Baron and the Doctor were at Horror Hound promoting Dark Carnival.

My friend, Mike Poley, is doing sketch comedy in Orlando Florida, I watch it on YouTube.

Also, I have two more pages to go on Chapter 7 of Amelia. Then I'll start showing samples of it up here. My plan is to have the book ready to go for MoCCA.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter zombies

The Living Dead and the dying living are all the same. Cut from the same cloth. But disposing of dead people is a public service, whereas you're in all sorts of trouble if you kill someone while they're still alive.
-Dellamorte Dellamore

In a celebration of the resurrection yesterday, my room mate, Jon-Mikel Gates put on a zombie marathon.

While watching a bunch of shorts and 3 movies I was on my sketchbook, working on the next chapter of Amelia and a short story.

I also drew this,
Since convention season is coming up it's time to start thinking about production. So that's my new idea for the cover of the next issue of Amelia. What do you think?