Monday, July 25, 2011

Comic Con

This past weekend I attended the Comic Con in San Diego. I signed my latest book Freeway at the Fantagraphics booth for all three days. I met many wonderful people who came out to buy my books or just to say hi and I thank you all very much.  Also I want to thank Fantagraphics Books for hosting me.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Freeway Art 17

Here are some more thumbnails and finished pages for page 257 and page 258.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Freeway Art 16

Here are some thumbnails and finished pages for page 255 and page 256.



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Comic Con

I'll be signing at Comic con at the Fantagraphics Booth this weekend.
My times are Friday July 22- 4pm to 5pm, Saturday July 23- 4pm to 5pm and Sunday July 24 -Noon to 1pm.
The Fantagraphics booth is in section #1718. One will find us by entering Lobby B2.
Come on by and say hi.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Freeway Art 15

Here are some thumbnail storyboards that I create to figure out the layout of each page for Freeway.
Each thumbnail is quite small and varies in size with the average size being 2.5 inches by 3 inches. They are also quite crude and quite cryptic but they help me to build the page and to figure out how many pages I need for each chapter.
Here is a detail of a thumbnail sketch of page 254 and the finished page.

One can see how different the finished page is to the thumbnail. In the thumbnail, I originally drew a few panels showing Alex freaking out as his car's dash warning lights come on. When I finally designed the original page I felt those panels slowed the action down so I got rid of them.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Girl Wearing Black Hat

Ink, gouache, pencil and watercolor on watercolor paper.
Size 9 inches by 12 inches.