Tuesday, October 20, 2009
These are pics of Roger and me (by Nicola) on the hanging day. Rog is by his work, whilst I am in the process of hanging mine own. He finished alot quicker than I did. But all of my work fit into the back seat of my car for easy transport!
The show was called "Three Rooms Divided and Ordered with a side of Devil Rice".
Hey all! I thought that i would post some pictures from the recent art exhibit that I had with my friend Roger deep in the grotto of Bibb City. As was previously mentioned, it was in a former crack house that our friends Brad and Jenn are fixing up. Big, BIG thanks to them for letting us use the space! Thanks again to Roger and Nicola for letting me use some of their photos for this blog. More thanks go out to all of the friends, new and old, who showed up to support us in our artistic endeavours. You all rock!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Well, I am pretty much ready for my exhibition. There really is'nt any more work to do for it. I have that desire to throw one more thing in there. Just one! But I do'nt want to kill myself, you know? I'm not 20 anymore. What's done is done. So I have been working on the comics again. Actually, I am working on three simultaneously. It is'nt as glamorous as it may sound. That's called "waiting for ink and gouache to dry".
In the meantime, I thought i would post another panel from Neutrino Valley (actually, two panels).
These have Leroy fleeing for his life. Why? That would be telling!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
When I was drawing this comic, I wanted to take the line work as far as I could go. Alot of this was based off of my childhood. Because of that, the memories would actually help dictate how the lines would end up looking. They ended up appearing soft or misty. I'm particularly proud of this panel. The shadows came out very well, I think.
This book also marks the entry of my series, The Black Worm, into the world.
(Big thanks to Jeff for the name suggestion!)
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This is another panel out of Neutrino Valley. The main character is a little boy named Leroy. Here, he is seen entering a school room that was based off of my 6th grade class in Kansas. The dude directly to Leroy's right has a t-shirt that says "Goat Roper 4 Life". We called rednecks in Kansas "goat ropers". Really, they were just farm kids who had mullety-hair (or bowl cuts...with cowboy boots). He has the hair and the 'tude.
The angry looking girl with the half-shaved head, right in front of Leroy, is my rendition of how an old friend might have looked at that age. Near her, is my friend Sean from middle school.
As you might be gathering by now, many of the scenes in this book are based off of things from my youth.
It's been awhile. I've been getting ready for a small exhibition that I am going to have in a former crack house. I also needed to get away from the comics for a spell. That means a break from Flex 2, the blog, everything.
So, I'm back, and here is a panel out of my upcoming comic called "Neutrino Valley". It looks like it will be around 14 pages. I have a couple more things to finish up on it before it's all ready to go.