Posts tagged comics
Posts tagged comics
One last comic page before the year is done. Page 36 of Solstice. The previous pages can be read here.
(Artist’s note: I made a slight change to the Moon Daughter’s eyes on this page. I think the black eyes work better with her more adult look, though I like the design for her childlike appearance in the previous pages. The more you know…)
The Comics of 2013
(click the links to read the full comics)
Image 3 - I started a comic titled The Ruins of Ashmount
Images 4 & 5 - I continued work on Solstice: a Cid & Francis tale
Not pictured - my contribution to Locust Moon Press’ Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, which will be debuting later in 2014
My comics output was a bit diminished this year, partly due to the fact that I was devoting a lot more time to printmaking. Not saying this is good or bad, it just is what it is. And I guess my focus is more on making quality comics, and for me comics take a long time to make. Some people are fast, some people are slow, again, it is what it is.
One thing I would like to attempt in 2014 is to find a better balance between comics and printmaking, because there are a lot of stories I want to make into comics. And there are a lot of prints I want to make too. And finding balance in one’s life is tough as it is.
And then, of course, there’s that elusive comics-printmaking hybrid, which is a topic for another day.
Here is a short comic I did today- I’m am visiting my parents for the holidays and went through my old sketchbooks and found a drawing that gave me the idea for this. Enjoy!
Added 11 pages of original art from the upcoming Andre the Giant: Life and Legend and there are lots of small affordable pieces from various other projects. 2013 has been a rough year for the Brown household. If you’ve been thinking of purchasing original art from me, now would be a great time to go for it. The price of the Andre the Giant pages will (hopefully) go up when the book becomes a a triple platinum best seller and I get my gold USB thumb drive from Comics, Inc.
Page 35 of Solstice: a Cid & Francis tale
The first page that I’ve posted for this story since… June? Yeah, June. I’m really sorry for the delay, but I promise you that my excuses are legitimate. Other comics that had definitive deadlines attached to them. Relief Prints. Work. Life. Etc.
But, the next page is already in progress, so hopefully more pages will be forthcoming sooner rather than later.
And, if you need to refresh your memory or are new to the story, the previous pages can be read here.
Slowly, slowly, something is coming together.
This will be page 35 of Solstice. You can find the previous pages of the story here.
I’ve been working on this page for a few months now, in some form or fashion. I’ve started it over twice. I can’t say why exactly, but when I’m working on it, I just freeze up. It’s a new phase/act of the story, so it’s a new setting with new characters and maybe I’m a little worried about that. I suppose I’m feeling a little self-conscious about it, and I’m concerned people might react negatively to where the story is going to go.
But, I’m posting this to show that I’m working on it, it’s in progress, the story will continue. I haven’t given up. Just carefully planning the next step.
Sam Hiti knows what’s up.
The Ruins of Ashmount, pages 1-3
The start of a new comic that takes place in the world of Cid & Francis, though they won’t be appearing in it themselves. More pages will be posted as I finish them.
A page from the last issue of The Sandman, which can be found in the last volume The Wake. Worlds by Neil Gaiman, artwork by Charles Vess. I’ve been rereading bits and pieces of the series, and this page struck me for a few reasons.
I went through a pretty rough break up a little over a year ago, and it’s taken a while for me to regain my footing. It was a hard experience to go through, but I get where Shakespeare is coming from here, as a storyteller it gives you material to work with, real material that you know is true. It’s both horrid and wonderful at the same time, something that I think Gaiman is trying to get at with the duplicitous nature of storytelling. It has the capacity to be both true and false, honest and dishonest, at the same time.
Beyond that, there’s some amazing visual storytelling here. The first panel where Shakespeare stands between Despair and Delirium’s windows, which transitions to the second panel where Despair’s window engulfs the background (makes sense since Will has a serious case of the blues). And then the first panel of the bottom row, where Dream stands in front of Death’s window. It’s a bit of foreshadowing for both characters, or in Morpheus’ case… post-shadowing? Is that even a thing?
Anyway, just some thoughts. I like talking about comics, I wish I did it more.
YO IT’S TIME go grab my new comic - THE EDGE - from gumroad right now for exactly $0 (or more if you’re so inclined). This is my latest and first fictional(!) comic from my third year doing the 24 Hour Comic Challenge!
The second THANOS AND DARKSEID: CARPOOL BUDDIES OF DOOM. Guest starring: Doctor Doom!
Written by Justin Jordan (who has a new issue of Green Lantern: New Guardians coming out this Wednesday and has a new series, Dead Body Road, coming out in December) and drawn by Rafer Roberts (who is currently making Plastic Farm and Nightmare the Rat comics).
You can read the first Thanos and Darkseid here.
Greater Philadelphia/South Jersey!
Make sure to stop by Locust Moon Comics before you head out on your Thanksgiving journeys. Cartoonist Kevin Cannon, creator of Far Arden and this year’s Crater XV, will be in town from Minneapolis greeting fans and signing books. His comics are always sharp and fun, and will be a nice escape when your drunk relatives go on their inevitable political rants the next day.
There’s also a Facebook event page if you want to make your attendance official.
Aliens poster! Jim Lee/Rob Liefeld style. On a journey of discovering things I’ve never really posted on the internet.
I always dug this drawing of Kelly’s.