Thursday, November 1, 2018

INKTOBER 2018 & PARANORMAL

I wasn't able to participate in the Inktober art challenge in 2017, but this year I was determined to throw my hat in. 31 days, 31 ink drawings, posted on social media with the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2018 is a lot tougher than one might think. I have to admit that I went through a couple of rough spots and had a case (or two) of cartoonist's block, but thanks to encouragement and kind words from friends and followers, I was able to finish a drawing a day up until the end.


 Day One: Robin


Day Two: Maria, from Rick Remender & Wes Craig's DEADLY CLASS


Day Three: The Spider


Day Four: Magik


Day Five: Daredevil


Day Six: James O'Barr's THE CROW


Day Seven: Jean-David Morvan & Bengal's NAJA


Day Eight: Teacher, from Nagabe's THE GIRL FROM THE OTHER SIDE


Day Nine: B.P.R.D agent Ben Daimio, from Mike Mignola's HELLBOY


Day Ten: Black Kaiser, from Victor Santos's POLAR


Day Eleven: Shaggy & Scooby-Doo


Day Twelve: Ana, from OVERWATCH


Day Thirteen: Stick


Day Fourteen: Maya Lopez, aka Echo


Day Fifteen: Ikari


Day Sixteen: Manji, from Hiroaki Samura's BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL 


Day Seventeen: Grifter


Day Eighteen: Marv, from Frank Miller's SIN CITY


Day Nineteen: Angelino & Vinz, from Run's M*F*K*Z


Day Twenty: Hellcat


Day Twenty-one: Ser Arthur Dayne, from GAME OF THRONES


Day Twenty-two: Tujiro XIV, from Matt Wagner's GRENDEL


Day Twenty-three: Paul Pope's ESCAPO


Day Twenty-four: Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin's PRIVATE EYE


Day Twenty-five: Ramona Flowers, from Brian Lee O'Malley's SCOTT PILGRIM


Day Twenty-six: Bruce Lopez, the One Man Gang, from Mike Hawthorne's HYSTERIA


Day Twenty-seven: The Werewolf of London


Day Twenty-eight: Azrael


Day Twenty-nine: Archangel


Day Thirty: Vixen


Day Thirty-one: The Joker


Most of these drawings are available for purchase on my BigCartel shop. I plan on adding the remaining Inktober drawings in the weeks to come as well, so don't hesitate to swing by and take a look from time to time if you feel so inclined. 


PARANORMAL


Ever since I recovered publishing rights to Paranormal back in 2016, I've been trying to decide what to do with it. I don't know whether I should pitch the trilogy to established publishers, self-publish it, launch a Kickstarter campaign...there are a lot of possibilities these days.

I'm still trying to figure it all out, but one thing is certain: I've missed drawing Ogre, Rat Face, and the rest of the Paranormal cast, telling their stories, and creating new ones with characters I introduced in the original trilogy.

I'm currently working on an espionage story that takes place in the Paranormal universe, as well as developing new stories, but while I work on them, I'd like to share the first volume of the trilogy with you.

PARANORMAL: THE OGRE will be launching tonight at midnight (4:00 pm Pacific Standard Time) as a daily webcomic on Tapas. The first episode will be five pages long, with one-page updates following every day at the same time. 

I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to subscribe, bookmark the link, spread the word, and let me know what you think. Thanks for your support!  






Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Archer Coe & the Way to Dusty Death - on sale NOW!


Just a quick reminder to letcha know that Archer Coe & the Way to Dusty Death, written by Jamie S. Rich and drawn by me, is now on sale in bookstores via Simon & Schuster, and tomorrow (Wednesday) will be available at comic shops worldwide via Diamond.
To locate a shop near you, try findacomicshop.com or
comicshoplocator.com. The book will also be available on the Oni Press Shopify and order links for major bookstores are all located on the Simon & Schuster page, using the keyword: Archer Coe V2.

Also, as anyone following me on Instagram has probably noticed, I'm hard at work on some new Paranormal-related projects. Feel free to head over there to check out some more sketches, but in the meantime, here are a few to give you an idea of what I've been up to since I finished Archer Coe vol.2 a couple of months ago.









Thank you for stopping by. Stay tuned for more updates!


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Archer Coe & The Way To Dusty Death (2014 - 2018)


That pretty much sums it up. I turned in the final pages of Archer Coe & The Way To Dusty Death last Monday night, and am just now beginning to realize that the book is finally finished.


This was the face I would make every time I'd look at a calendar and count the number of pages I still needed to finish in order to meet my deadline. I'm not kidding. I'm not sure how, but I managed to pencil and ink eighteen pages in a little over a month, then scan, clean, & tone those eighteen pages (as well as twenty more pages I'd scanned earlier), in exactly three weeks, which is an all-time record for me; one I have no intention of trying to beat anytime soon. If you enjoyed the first volume, Archer Coe & The Thousand Natural Shocks, I'm  pretty sure you will like The Way To Dusty Death as well. It's an eerie ghost story that was immensely fun to draw, and Jamie's script was top-notch, as always.



Here is the page featuring the book in Previews ( Diamond order code FEB181691). Don't forget to ask your favorite comic shop to order you a copy if you feel so inclined.


Thank you for your patience. Even though it took me nearly four years to finish, I'm proud of what The Way To Dusty Death became, and I hope you'll find it was worth the wait. 

Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Archer Coe & The Way To Dusty Death


I'm very pleased to announce that ARCHER COE & THE WAY TO DUSTY DEATH will be available to order at your favorite comic shop starting tomorrow, January 31, 2018.

The Diamond order code is FEB181691, and final order cutoffs are June 4,2018. The book will be available in finer comic shops and bookstores on June 27, 2018.

If you're interested in reading a preview, the kind folks at Simon & Schuster have posted one here.

I'll post more soon, but right now I need to get back to inking the last six pages.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Okay, 2017, You Win.

As 2017 comes to a close, I thought I’d take a minute to update the blog and post some recent drawings. I don’t update much, I know. I almost get the feeling there’s a weird echo around here, like when you walk into an abandoned building and say “is anyone there?”

I went through all the links in the sidebar the other day, and discovered that a lot of them were obsolete or no longer worked, so I did some necessary cleaning. It made me kind of nostalgic, to tell you the truth. At one point, I even considered deleting the blog, since I’m not even sure anyone even comes around here, or if comic book artists even keep blogs anymore, now that Instagram and Tumblr are so popular, and allow us to show our work to so many people on the internet.

For now, I’ve decided to keep the blog up and running, but we’ll see what the future brings. In the meantime, feel free to track me down and follow me on Instagram and/or Twitter, as I post art there a lot more often than I do here. I also have a Facebook page, but only use it to keep in touch with friends (people I actually know) or artists and colleagues whose work I admire, so please don't feel offended if you send me a friend request and I never reply. It's not personal, believe me.

Anyway, 2017 was far from being the easiest year of my entire life. My family situation changed. I moved. Some terrible things happened. Some wonderful things happened. I worked on some amazing new translation projects (for Ankama Editions, in particular), attended the Malta Comic Con, accomplished some things I never thought I was capable of, didn't sleep much, and despite all that, managed to finish several chapters of...

Archer Coe & The Way To Dusty Death

I’ve nearly finished Archer Coe vol.2 (only 18 pages left! Woo hoo!), and the book is scheduled for release by Oni Press in 2018.  I’m working hard to meet my deadline, and hope to finish the art before the end of January.







Paranormal 

I'm afraid Paranormal is on the back burner for now, but as soon as I’ve finished Archer Coe, I’ll be getting back to work on it as soon as I can.

In the meantime, here are some sneak peeks of what’s to come, once I get time to work on all the stories I have for the Paranormal “universe” (daily comic strips, that espionage story I keep talking about, origin stories for Rat Face, Black Jack, and Dr. Eclipse, among other stories, including the return of the Ogre, and a short one-shot featuring The Snake).







Thank you all for stopping by, and for your continued support. I wish all of you a safe and happy New Year’s, and hope to see you around here soon. Take care.