Sunday, November 9, 2014

Practice Inks

While I  am insanely busy with finishing both the 12th issue of "The Wellkeeper" and drawing "Carpe Noctem" for Hashtag Studios, every now and again, I need to put the pages aside and relax.

What's weird, of course, is that for ME I relax by drawing some MORE. In this case, just inking. I LOVE the process of inking. It's the closest I can get to meditation and it clears my head a lot. So tonight I decided to just unplug my brain and pull out one of the blue line pencils from Gary Martin's excellent "Art of Comic Book Inking". In this case, a particularly organic and loose Conan page from the master, John Buscema!

I'm not inking this for anything other than practice and relaxation and had a lot of fun just trying to interpret his forms and add my own touch to the page. I don't know if I'll ever bother finishing this, but figured it would be fun to share.

For the inkers out there wondering, this is 95% inked with a Pentel Stylo drawing pen. (I LOVE the wonderful, crowquill like line I can get with it.) The woman's hair is with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Love those things.

Friday, November 7, 2014

DOGPILE: The Complete Dandy & Company Compendium

Now Available as Printed Collections or Digital Downloads, you can dive right into the over 20 years of "Dandy & Company" Goodness with "DOGPILE: The Complete Dandy & Company Compendium"!!!

TWO MASSIVE, 500+ page collections featuring EVERY strip, gag and short story dating back to 1993!!