Saturday, June 21, 2008

BrightLeaf & The Sacred Idol: The first several pages.

It's been a while, I know, but I've finally got my act together. Along with trying to get Brightleaf done before SPX, I've also started work on a simpler project that I'll be putting into minicomic form, known as "The Gem of Power", more on that later.

Here are the first seven pages of Brightleaf & The Sacred Idol's final inks, colors to come soon. Later on I'll post some of the research that went into creating this world.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Classic Jet-Powered Vespa Gag!

As a sort of doubly-whammy update this week, here's some boards I just finished late for my Advanced Storyboarding class. It's a car chase between a coffee jockey chasing after some Blues Brothers knock-offs after being stiffed. Enjoy!

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Brightleaf Continues

Hey there, casual blog-watchers. Sorry for being a little tardy on the posting schedule, earlier this week I had something of a freakout with my work, and it got a little out of hand. So apologies all around!

Today though, at SCAD was Editor's Day, which was an extremely positive experience filled with alot of great critiques and loads of shmoozing. As a celebration for rising out of my depressive ashes, I will post the first two pages of "Brightlead & The Sacred Idol."

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

BrightLeaf's Return

Just a quick preview of the cover to my latest project: BrightLeaf & The Sacred Idol.
After finishing the five page comic for the anthology a couple months ago, I instantly new I wanted to do more with BrightLeaf, and it's finally happening!

Yes, Yes, Bask in it.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Starboards: A New Dope.

Once again, some work from Advanced Storyboarding. Professor Goto has us flexing our nerd muscles to the max by assigning us a Jedi/Sith fight scene, designing everything from the characters to the world they're fighting on.
I found some awesome photos here:
And decided to base the area off this old snowy abandoned refinery I found amongst the calvacade of awesome photos on that website.

It's actually 23 boards long, so here's a small taste.

Monday, April 21, 2008

JCB Commercial Boards

For my Advanced Storyboarding class, we were assigned to work with some of the college's Industrial Design majors, who are working close with a construction equipment company known as JCB.
The ID Majors tell us that JCB, a European company, currently has problems marketing itself in the USA because apparently their products are seen as feminine. So it's the ID Major's job to do some marketing research and find out who JCB should be pin-pointing.
They gave us some data, and we figured out that we should be doing a commercial showing the power of JCB through the faults of their competitors.

The boards are supposed to as if they were screencaps, so there was to be no camera movements displayed or iconography that would confuse.

So, here are my boards, in sequential order:

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fluke '08 - Sketches

This weekend I drove to Athens, GA to participate in Fluke 2008. A small gathering of minicomic artists in the 2nd floor of a bar - Tasty World - where you can set up a booth to sell your wares, trade, mingle and generally have a good time.

I was prepared this year, I brought about eight different comics this year, but sadly, it started an hour earlier than I originally thought, so I had something of a bad booth all the way in the back of the bar, but I was able to sell a few copies of each. Most were handed out to trade.
I brought two first timers to Athens, my good friend Josh and Lynette, a girl I've known for a while and has just gotten her first taste of minicomics last quarter in our Minicomic class. Both loved Athens and had a great time.

One of my friends took a few pictures if I recall, I'll have to get it out of them to post here soon. I'll even take a shot of my monumental pile of aqquired comics, which I can tell you is quite large.

For the most part the trip was uneventful, aside from getting lost on the ghostly Georgia roads late at night, trying to stumble back into Savannah.

Here's a few sketches I ended up drawing, hopefully they're entertaining.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

48 Hours well spent.

This is only the first page for my grand Comixstravaganza exit this quarter. I need a nap.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Portfolio Follies

Well, I felt it was necessary to post again, given that my job hunt will be starting pretty soon. It's my last quarter in college of my Senior year and it's time to get serious. I'll be posting new work on here at least once a week to show some sort of productivity.
This week I'll post character sheets of two of my favorite creations to date: Brightleaf and Eyeball.

You might remember them from my last post. Since then I've become infatuated with the plucky little duo, and I'm starting on a 20+ page story, where Brightleaf must find a way to protect his village from a band of mysterious outsiders. It might be a little more involved and maybe darker than my original story, but hopefully I can connect with my readers by flesh out Brightleaf and Eyeball's friendship.

Anyway, this character sheet I put together a few nights ago in preparation for my portfolio I sent out to Cartoon Network in hopes for an internship.

Anywho, enjoy these: