So I guess I’m the winner of this years “Russ Manning- most promising newcomer” award! Now lets hope I can turn that promise into something worthwhile.
My arc of Wasteland comes out in trade paperback from Oni Press this week! Whoohoo!
You can get it directly from them here, starting tomorrow!
It was pretty awesome! This weekend was my first time having a table at a con, and I think I’m addicted. Everyone who came by was super nice (maybe a little too nice… what’s their angle?). Thanks to everyone who took a minute to look through my stuff, and especially to the people who bought commissions, they were a blast to work on!
Speaking of said commissions, here’s one of them. The second one I didn’t get a chance to photograph, unfortunately. So until a scanned version pops up, here’s a blurry, badly lit photo of Delirium, from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series.
Haven’t been around for a while! I’ve been super busy with Wasteland for Oni Press, and a few other small projects. I finished up my first issue a week or so ago, so look for it around June this year!
I was working on this one for WAAAAAY too long. I originally started this one to enter into a contest, but still wasn’t happy with it when the deadline rolled along. I submitted it, but kept picking at it for months afterwards. It’s mostly watercolor, with a good deal of it painted over in gouache. The original is 19 by 13.
This is one of the first horror movies that got to me, kinda stuck in my head for days. I remember The Chatterer cenobite creeping me out really bad. And The Butterball cenobite… well I’m pretty sure I knew him in gradeschool, He tried to sell me porno mags he stole from his parents.
This was my first time using Sumi ink, the traditional stick form that you have to grind. I gotta say: I think I’m in love. It’s got much better flow than india ink, and the washes come out a slightly warm neutral gray. Awesome stuff.
I know I said I’d post one a day… ugh. I started a werewolf piece, after watching Dog Soldiers. The drawing got out of control, and became a painting. So I decided I’d watch a whole bunch of werewolf movies, and capture the gist of them in one piece. I feel like I should wait for a full moon to unveil it, but being in Seattle, God only knows when I’ll see the moon again.
I watched Return of the Living Dead last night, and found myself pleasantly surprised. Cheezy as hell of course, being a low budget zombie comedy from the 80′s, but it had some surprisingly good characters, and some great zombie designs. Here’s Tar-man, designed by William Stout
I’ll get one horror themed drawing posted daily, until Halloween is upon us!