Thursday, September 21, 2006

beat dogs comic

I thought this one would go well with the previous beatnik post. This comic was done a month ago using regular pen, ink, and brush on good ol' bristol. I've had an idea for a comic like this for a while and it just kinda came out, sketching and writing directly onto the bristol. It usually doesn't happen like that. I normally do 8 1/2 x 11 layouts that I'll enlarge on the copier. I'll then lightbox onto the bristol. When it's my stuff, the layouts are enough to ink on the lightbox. With licensed stuff, like Billy & Mandy, I may tighten up before inks.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Beatnik illo

This beatnik illo was done a couple of years ago when I only knew how to do vector art in Flash 4 which I would export to make an Illustrator file. I did this piece after I discovered the "beat" art of Gene Deitch. He did these great 2 color covers for a jazz record collecting magazine called THE RECORD CHANGER. He also did interior spot illos and a panel cartoon, The Cat, about a collector. Fantagraphics did a nice hardcover collection of all his work from those mags.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

birthday dog

Did this one a while ago in Illustrator. That's the program I'm currently using for my artwork for The Children's Place. I'm part of the team that designs all the art for the boy's line of graphic T-shirts. I also do some occasional Billy & Mandy comic book stories for DC and gag cartoons for Nickelodeon Magazine.