Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I mean, I really am done. A week ago today, I inked the final page of Paleo: Loner. This means for me that there is no more here to do, other than the production work of the Paleo book. This includes getting printing quotes and scanning all the art and all the preparation and design work that will make the book print ready. This part I don't get paid for so I'll try to get it knocked off in little bits between now and when the orders come in.
So- I'll collect the unemployment for awhile and see what happens. I've agreed to teach some summer classes for 2 places in town that offer programs for kids, so there is that. It's been unusual being at home, but I'm getting some long delayed chores done. I'm not expecting that I'm going to blog anymore- if something of an artworthy nature pops up then I most likely will want to talk about it but it seems like my life is going to go in a different direction, at least for now.
For this last post, I wanted to put up the colored cover for Loner.
Friday, May 7, 2010
I finally got to see the finished art for Tales 70 this week. Eric did an awesome job on the inks and it was with some emotion that I flipped through the pages yesterday. They're really cool. Talbot's gritty, edgy inks really fit the story and I have to admit that his talent with the halftones is nothing short of stunning. After discussing it with him it was cool to hear him talk about the book and just what it meant- the strive to try to capture the old Mirage art feel along with the amount of physical work that went along with us deciding to work on a larger size paper.
In keeping with the old Mirage way, it's even a week late to the printer.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
This was a cool job. It's a commission- and this individual (I never know if people want themselves indentified) asked for the 4 Turtles to be done separately. This person I know has requested and gotten similar group pieces from Dan and Mike. I don't know how they are to be displayed once turned over to the owner but I thought it was kind of a nifty idea.