An Impactful Event
A few months back I was asked to produce some art for a local indie film. Hot off the heels of completing his passion project Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, my buddy Brian was gearing up for production on a new film.
“This one was going to be a disaster/survivalist movie”, he told me.
“I have access to some wild sets”, he went on.
“I’ve got commitments from veteran genre actors Vernon Wells and Michael Berryman”, he said.
My response, “You had me at, ‘I’d like to pay you to draw some stuff…'”.
“Oh, one more thing…”, he added. “I might be able to get Grieco too.”
You know that sound, when the needle of a turntable is pulled across a record? Well that sound went off in my brain.
Are you kidding me? Richard freaking Grieco? The star (sorry, Johnny Depp) of 21 Jump Street, my favorite TV show back in junior high? Oh, hell yes!
Sadly, the opportunity to meet one of my tween idols never presented itself. But they do say it’s always better to never meet your heroes. But maybe I’ll score an invite to the premier? Maybe he’ll be there too. Maybe we’ll become best friends. Or maybe he’ll file a restraining order? Who knows?
Well one thing I know, is that I got to do a couple of killer pieces of art for the film including a poster design. You can see the process images below. My line art, followed by Davi Comodo’s colors, culminating with a mock up I did of the finished poster. If you were scrolling through movies on Netflix would this one catch your eye?
Open for Business!
I recently took the leap and opened an online store over at BigCartel.com. If you’ve been enjoying the art I’ve been producing and sharing with you here, you now have an opportunity to own it yourself in the form of original art and limited edition prints!
Also, if you’re interested in commissioning a private piece you can send always email me, email@example.com.
And as always, thank you for your continued support!
Interior art on the Ark continues. I’m officially half-way through the penciling and inking stages. My goal is to have the interior art completed and ready for coloring by the end of November, which could see the Ark completed by end of the year!
And speaking of coloring, after lending his talents to the Impact Event poster, Davi Comodo was commissioned to color the cover of the Ark. Take a gander below…
…pretty spectacular, yeah?
The creative process, especially in comics, can be a lonely one. But every so often you’re able to connect with a few amazing individuals within the community that provide invaluable support and inspiration. Two such gentlemen, Ryan Kroboth and John Edingfield are both in the process of bringing their passion projects to life via Kickstarter.
If you’re fan of all ages comics, then John’s comic Rancidville is right up your alley. He describes it himself as a comic that “explores the stereotypical roles we play in society, the bonds of family and the beauty of friendship. It is imaginative, funny, and is sure to engage the kid in all of us.”
And if you’re a fan of fantasy and adventure, Ryan’s comic Sunmaker is for you!
“When the last remaining fragments of an entire civilization are about to vanish, one man must preserve his legacy, no matter the cost.”
The indie comic scene is full of brilliant creators telling imaginative, vibrant and compelling stories. And Kickstarter has become a powerful vehicle for not only bringing these projects to life, but also connecting creators and audiences. If you’re looking to connect with new material or creators may I suggest starting with these two?
Next month we’ll talk about the upcoming LA Comic Con and the nuances of the creative collaborative process. Until then, all the best!