Happy Halloween all! I will be off shortly to take Spider-Girl on her trick or treating around the neighborhood. Hope everyone has a happy and safe one. Remember to keep the kids out of the street when it gets dark!
So this is a self portrait I did back in the day. Like I said in the last post I went through a bunch of old sketch books and found tons of stuff. This is one of myself.... not great but what the hell.
I'm going through all my old things trying to find some character sketches for and artist. And what do I come across but my old sketchbooks. These are from before I turned all my attention to writing and considered myself and artist. And I mean that in the loosest term possible. Anyway I was flipping through the pages and was pleasantly surprised to see some old ideas that I had tucked away in them. Now of course I'll be mining these old ideas in some way or another eventually. At least that is the hope. But what I did find interesting was being able to go back and see just how much I use to draw. I have a sketch in there for almost every person I use to hang out with. Some of whom I can't even remember their names anymore. But chances are if we hung out I sketched you and even more so for girls I dated. I probably have more sketches of girls then anything including a few I remember drawing rather vividly. Nothing in my opinion worked better in getting a girl to lose her inhibitions then asking her to pose for me to sketch. So thank you to all the ladies out there who posed for me at one time or another. Just makes me think......I should start drawing again.
This is a page from a later issue of Adam Zero done by Ray Francis (artwork) and Eric Dotson (inks). There is some interesting stuff coming up and I think the creative team on this arc of the comic is turning in some wonderful work.
Being a writer I'm a sucker for a good quote. Also love founding father quotes so with all the economic turmoil I kept seeing this one pop up.
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies . . . If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] . . . will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered . . . The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." -Thomas Jefferson
Of course I think what an interesting quote but then the little voice in my head kicks in. This is highly unlikely that a quote so perfect to this situation really exists. So through the power of google I begin to research. And pow of course it is bogus. Check it out. This seems to be a thing with me as I had a back and forth with a local politician in my hometown paper over "quotes" of the founding fathers.
Well with issue three out and for sale, I figured now would be a good time for an update. Issue 4 is in the final lettering stage, as is the backup story. Issue 5 is getting and entire face lift and I am currently looking for an outside the box colorist to take on those chores. If anyone is interested drop me a line. Issue 6 has the main story complete and ready to go. The backup is in the drawing stages and I should be getting those pages soon. Issue 7 is being colored at the moment. Issue 8 is being done in a totally different style and look for what the book is use to up till now. I am rather interested to see how the final product looks on that one. As we've taken some real chances and made some interesting choices.
And issue 9 brings in a new artist to the team who will be with us for several issues and is very dynamic. I can't wait for you guys to get a look at his stuff.
There are a ton of twists and turns ahead as well as several new villains and story lines to keep you guessing. Also a new character will be joining the crew of the Ragnorak. I've talked about him some but he will be along for the ride shortly and I think you'll all like him. Some other recurring characters will also be turning up. And a fan favorite villain will also make his return in issue 4.
Issue 4 will also be wrapping up the plot lines from the first three issues and starting us out on and all new route. Lots of fun to come so hitch up and enjoy the ride.