Wednesday, November 23, 2005

One more thing...

I thought I was done moving everything over here, then I remembered this. I ran into Tracy Lee from Electric Tiki this weekend and it turns out that this piece will in fact be produced. It has been on the threshold for nearly 2 years. It won't happen tomorrow, but it will eventually.

More books.

I shot these pictures of Got Your Nose and Chromaphile at the same time as the skateboard shot. I had planned on using them on the website, but... errrr..

Deck The Halls

Can I turn a phrase or what?
I'm in the process of doing some new decks with ABC. I'll post some designs as I finish them.
Here's a picture of one of the decks from last year.

Night Of Ghosts

But on the 13th day...

An invitation for a holiday party.

Huh? Wha? Uh... Yeah.

I can't believe it's been four months since the Comic Con.
I've canceled plans to be at Wondercon and Ape this year.
I think the dazed and confused look on my face here illustrates why.

...after page.

And an image that probably won't make the cut.

Page after page.

More book editing. Here are pages from the Big City source book also due in 2005, but probably won't show up until 2007.
I actually combined a couple of spreads here to save space.

The Scalpel VS The Machette

HACK! HACK! slice. slice.
Now that Got Your Nose is on track and going well I can get back to finishing up the books due for 2006. Here are a few spreads from Kings Of The Road. About a third of the book has this layout. It looks like it'll be a 112 page 5"x7" hardcover.

Aim for the head.

As I get into the home stretch of editing images for Chromaphile 2 some images I really like surrender to the knife. This one was for my friend Paul's dodgeball team. There's a good chance it may get last minute clemency. I like it. Mostly.

A little to the left...

A picture from last year's show at Wax Poetic

No Nose Is Good Nose.

Working with Horace and Boris again after such a long time away is odd. It's hard to rein in the desire to redesign them from scratch. I have to be content with tweaking and pushing their shapes and movements.

Equally as difficult is keeping the same minmalist design of the backgrounds seen in the book. Here are some of the sketches I did while warming up for the BG designs. They're much denser and richer that what actually ended up in the scenes.