Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shades of Black

Here are two illustrations I did for Hero games' Shades of Black resource book, which just shipped today and should be in stores real soon.
Also, I found out today that Dead Flowers, the third book in my Paranormal trilogy, is tentatively scheduled for release in February or March 2009. I'm told there's a slim chance it might be published in time for the Angoulême comic book festival in January, but I kinda doubt it. News to follow as I hear more about the official release date.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Golden Age Sandman

A few hours ago I put the final touches on an illustration project I’ve been working on over the past month for Hero Games, so now I’m enjoying that dead tired-yet-satisfied feeling that comes from turning work in on time. I’ll post some of the illustrations from the book, Urban Fantasy Hero, once it hits stores, but for now I thought I’d share a quick Golden Age Sandman drawing I did for this month’s jam over at the Drawing Board.

I love drawing Golden Age characters, and pulp-influenced characters in particular, so the Sandman was my first choice when I saw that the November drawing jam was about characters from the 1930’s. The only problem was that I couldn’t decide which version I preferred— b&w or color—so I posted ‘em both.
On a related note, Jon Morris and I will be starting up our friendly cartooning joust, The Golden Age Shoot-out soon, where we challenge each other to drawing different comic book characters, panels and/or covers from the 1930’s-1950’s. If you’re interested in seeing some of the earlier entries, feel free to scroll on down the page and click on the link in the image gallery section.
And in other news, for alla youse who read French, there's an article about me in the French online magazine Expressions, written by cool journalist Philippe Guerry. There's also a page from Paranormal vol.3 in the article, just in case you're interested.(click on the "Expressions en pdf" link under the picture of the magazine) Happy reading!