Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Just to reassure you, I am working on new comics to post online. The website is awaiting upgrades. In the meantime, here is a preview of sorts, in the form of another process-breadown of my drawing tactics.
Lately, I've been sketching the central figures on cheap xerox paper which I transfer to the final page by tracing them with a light-box. Here is the (unnamed) character crawling out of a hole in the floor.
This is the early pencil of the panel in progress. As you can probably tell by his lack of skritchyness, the character was traced in. the tunnel was based on some random reference photo - probably an abandoned underground railway public entrance. I add other details for my own amusement.
Initial inking, with pencils erased. I'm not very good at using drafting tools for making curves, hence some of the arches look warped.
Disregarding the problematic arches, I go ahead and start embellishing the inks and add some line-weight where needed. Some people ask me why i don't use a brush. My hands are too tremulous for that.
Completed inks, with texturing and black areas filled in. Later on, I will do some digital altering to fix the arches and add color. Hopefully, I will be posting this page on the Chrome Fetus Website before the end of the year!
In the meantime, be sure to pre-order the new volume of Cochlea & Eustachia from Fantagraphics! I thank you for your attention!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
COMING SOON FROM FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS!
The entire story from the celebrated C&E Webcomic in FULL COLOR.
This edition also comes with extra drawings and a previously unpublished 5-page bonus comic!
Perfectly suited for the mindless consumer-drone, this pictographic narrative is uncontaminated by plot, rhythm, subtext or coherency. This book is guaranteed to contain no hard substances that threaten softened mandibles, so grab a straw and start sucking!
Saturday, February 8, 2014
WHAT YOU NEEDIt took awhile, but I finally drew an explicit pornographic C&E comic. It's 15 pages long and was produced exclusively for Robin Bougie's excellent SLEAZY SLICE comic. I am deeply honored to be included in this amazing publication, and I urge you to order your copy now!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
For a number of reasons, I've decided to post the rest of CHLOE online in a single update. The entire 132 page graphic novel is now available for free! Nonetheless, you are encouraged to buy a copy of the actual book and help me continue drawing comics! Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I believe this is the last page of the book. I may change the artwork for this page for the print edition. I haven't decided for certain. Let's wait until we get there.
I'll be spending the next few months preparing the book for the color edition to be released this Spring from Fantagraphics Books! I'll also be focusing on some top-secret side projects and commissions.
Despair not : I do have more C&E stories planned. I am also outlining another graphic novel. I may also attempt tackling Ectopiary again. Who knows what I'll do?
Thank you all for your attention. Please buy the book when it comes out, and tell your friends. Treat each other with compassion and think for yourselves!
My best to you all!