Oct 29, 2011

Heroes + Henchmen

Hello again!
As promised, I have one last item to show you all, this time with pictures to show. For a few weeks now, my buddy Gord and I have been providing comic character profile illustrations for the awesome website, Heroes + Henchmen. I do recommend popping over to see some very interesting takes on hereos and villains. Gord has produced the artwork for Tritops and Octopod so far, and I've drawn these two guys up to this point -

The site is set up for those folks who are perhaps wanting to create a portfolio to send to comic publishers with the aim of gaining employment. So any of the characters on this site can be used by anybody, as long as they give the site credit, don't profit from it and all changes they make to the characters therein are public domain.
This can be a hugely helpful site for artists in particular. If an artist were in the process of creating a portfolio, they will ordinarily need to produce a 5-page story, in pencils, inks, or whatever. But if they were going to use established comic characters from, say, Marvel Comics, the story they create would really only be good to send to the actual Marvel Comics company. If one were to send this story, featuring Spider-Man, Wolverine, or whoever, over to the folks at DC... well, it probably wouldn't do one any favours. So the artist would normally draw another 5-page story featuring DC characters to be sent to DC. But then there's Dark Horse Comics to do, and a whole swag of other companies to consider.
But what if there were a place that had a huge pile of characters to use, who weren't restricted to the usual copyright protection and who were, essentially, designed with the portfolio creator in mind?
Heroes + Henchmen is set up for just that! You can take any character you want, change them to what you want, write them however you want, draw them however you want, without fear of legal ramifications, providing you apply the rules that apply.
This could save the aspiring comic artists literally months of time, as they could just provide one 5-page story and send it off to any comic producing company they please. No need to cater every single submission's artwork to the specific publisher in mind.
Genius, I tell you, genius.
So go check it out gang, and look for more artwork by Gord and myself on the site, coming soon!

Oct 26, 2011

Fragments #2

The next thing I want to share with you all is the webcomic I'm currently drawing. Again, I'm not going to show it here, because I want you all to go over to the linked page and click the 'like' button there, or tweet it, or comment on it, or all three.
So here's the link - http://www.grayhavencomics.com/2011/10/24/fragments-chapter-2/
The comic is a heck-of-a-lot of work, but I'm enjoying it immensely and we really are only getting started on it. So go check it out!

Oct 24, 2011

Loviatar #4

Hey folks, I have a lot of new things for various projects to reveal to you all at the moment, but I'm going to spread them all out over this week. But the first thing I wanted to share with you is the work I did for Loviatar #4, which was just printed up last week and should be arriving in mailboxes across the world this week.
As with Loviatar #3, I produced the cover artwork and two interior illustrations for #4, so let's have a look at them shall we? Here's the cover first -

And the two interior illustrations follow-

For those of you interested in purchasing the fanzine, go over to http://loviatarzine.blogspot.com/ to check it out, you can even subscribe to it! Christian, the fellow behind the whole thing, is dedicated to providing a quality, reliable, interesting and exciting magazine, and any table top gamer would be mad not to get on this wagon.

Anywho, I'll have more to show in the coming days, so pop on by again, won't you?

Oct 18, 2011

Fragments

For those of you who haven't heard yet, I'm illustrating a webcomic that is written by Sydney writer, Timothy Nakayama, through Greyhaven Comics.
The deal with it is, we produce one standard comic page, fully coloured and lettered, for release on the site every Monday morning. There are about a dozen other webcomics starting this week too, and the run goes for 13 weeks. If we get more hits than most of the other webcomics on the site, not to mention tweets and Facebook likes, we get another 26 weeks on top of that.
So, normally I would just post the artwork here, but as we're sort of in a competition for traffic, I'm going to have to force you to go look at it over here - http://www.grayhavencomics.com/2011/10/17/fragments-chapter-1/.
As you can see, just above the Fragments logo I came up with, there are tweet and Facebook like buttons. Click on 'em! Do it for me... And if you're an extra nice person, a comment will help us heaps as well.
Timothy and I thank you from the bottom of our private parts.