Please bear in mind that just because some of my characters do things, it doesn't necessarily mean that I engage in those same activities.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
It's been awhile, hasn't it? COCHLEA & EUSTACHIA is back online! A brand new story begins today in glorious full color! Page 2 will be posted early next week!
(Note; Because of the demands of my new day-job, a consistent weekly schedule may be difficult to maintain. It is my hope that I will be able to adhere to it with diligence in the months to come. We shall see.)
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This edition also comes with extra drawings and a previously unpublished 5-page bonus comic!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!