Friday, January 30, 2009

Urban Fantasy Hero

Here are four of the twelve illustrations I did for Hero games’ Urban Fantasy Hero sourcebook, which should be in stores right about …now!

UFH is a role-playing game set in modern, everyday times, where magic, vampires and dragons actually exist (for a more coherent description of the urban fantasy genre click here). The illustrations ranged from werewolves to Harry Dresden-like wizards whose mere presence screws up technology, and everything in-between. Loads of fun to draw and overall, I’m pretty happy with how the art came out.

So if you’re interested, either click here or head on over to your local rpg shop and go grab yourself a copy while they last.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Vampires & the women who love them

Just got back from giving some blood at the local hospital* and since I’m feeling too woozy to get back to work right away, I thought I’d take a minute to post a fast (and I mean fast) sketch of Bella and Edward, two of the characters from Steph Meyers’ (I can get away with calling her “Steph” because, y’know, we’re so close) Twilight series.

A lot of folks I know (my wife in particular) dearly love the books, which are apparently very well-written, but I haven’t given them a try yet because my idea of vampires is radically different from Steph’s. To me, once a character becomes a vampire, he can no longer be considered a protagonist; he is a monster. An undead, bloodsucking monster that kills people. Admittedly, there have been some great vampire characters of note who have shown brief glimpses of humanity and heroism, like Don Simon Ysidro from Barb (we’re also very close) Hambly’s masterpiece Those Who Hunt the Night, Eben Olemaun from 30 Days of Night, and Louis from Interview With A Vampire, but a vampire, by definition, is a predator, driven by his/her lust for blood, and will succumb to it sooner or later. Even if, like Twilight's vampire protagonist Edward Cullen, he’s mysterious, sensitive and (insert girlish squeal here) “soooo hot.”

But hey, that’s just me. Maybe I'll give the books a try one of these days, just to see what all the buzz is about. Or maybe I should stop posting stuff right after giving blood...

*the nurses gave me free orange juice and pastries--as in, MORE THAN ONE--right after. Score!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Super tomfoolery

Here’s a couple of old super-hero sketches I stumbled across tonight…

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Shameless Plug

The mailman just brought me my artist's copies of Scourges of the Galaxy and Shades of Black from Hero games and boy, do they look sharp. So sharp, in fact, that I took a picture of them:

If you are into role-playing games, have ever wondered what a role-playing game book looks like, are looking for an original, attractive decoration for your coffee table, or even if you just want to see the drawings I did in these two books, click right here to order yourself a copy or two from Hero games’ webstore. And if you don’t want to pay shipping, you can always hop on your bike and roll on over to the nearest game shop. You shouldn’t have any problems finding them there.

And for those of you who don't know what to do with that bag of nickels your grandma gave you for Christmas, I also happen to have a couple copies of The $100,000 Uppercut and Other Stories left:

The $100,000 Uppercut is a 46-page, b&w comic book of short stories I wrote and drew for different French indy companies (Treize étrange, Café Creed) between 1998 and 2000. If you’re interested in buying a copy, just e-mail me and let me know. The book is in English and goes for $6*(France) and $9*(everywhere else).

Here are a few pages:

Back soon with some more drawings !

*price includes shipping

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Gotham Saint

I know, I know, it’s been almost two months since I posted anything… I've been pretty busy. I have a lot to post as soon as I get the green light, so hopefully that will be soon. But for now, here are a couple panels from The Gotham Saint, a two-page story I recently drew for Bill Murphy and Sean Rourke’s online comic, The Midnightmen:

The MM official website should be up and running soon, so you’ll be able to read this story and many others in the next couple of months.

I hope everyone out there had a safe & pleasant holiday season. Here’s hoping 2009 is a good year for one and all.