I’ve just spent the last few months penciling, inking and coloring a 28 page graphic novella for VOM and Clash Entertainment. It’s a story about Russell Stendal who was captured by Colombian guerrillas and held hostage. Ben Avery adapted the story for comics – I’m honored to be able to work with him. Here are a few random panels that I liked, a few panels in black and white and some of the pre-production character sketches. I penciled and inked the story entirely in Manga Studio 5 and colored in Photoshop (though, Manga Studio 5 is such an outstanding program, I think the next time I’ll do everything in that). It was fun working all digitally – but it leaves me with no hard copies of anything…which is sort of strangely sad to me for some reason. Anyway here are the images:
This is a painting done from a screen capture off a Youtube video I was watching. I sorta’ like it. All Photoshop
I don’t really know how I found it…but on Youtube, I saw a clip from the 1967 Batman TV show, where Batman gets into a surf contest against the Joker. Here’s a spoiler…Batman wins. He wins because he got 50 points for spraying Bat-Shark Repellent at a shark that was inserted into the scene. You go, Batman! This was one of those classic surfer stereotypes of the 60’s. Batman and Joker paddle out into a micro-surf swell…around knee high. Then they both take off on the same wave, paddling on their knees (old school…and ouch)….but then we cut to the blue screen where Adam West and Cesar Romero act like they’re balancing on boards…and the wave on the screen behind them is double overhead. Like I said…it’s classic stuff.
Anyway…if you care, the here’s the video too: