Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where You Been?

Work has picked up for the summer season and home stuff has been keeping me occupied between everyday "stuff" and the freelance gig. For work here's one of the designs I do now annually. It's for the Whaling City Motorcycle show. The customer approved it so I can post it now.
If you'd like a t-shirt design like this drop me an email.. we can chat about it.

I have a hard time pimping myself out. Can you tell?

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Draf and Company - Old Pages

Way back in the day when I used to draw a lot more I came up with a little guy called Draf. I wrote up some stories and scenes from stories. I drew up pages but there was very little continuity between them. Below are a few of those pages. The second and third images are sequential from page to page but the others are pretty much stand alone. I have a few other pages I've scanned and will post those after I cobble them back together in photoshop. I had to scan these is two and three sections from the original pages. I re-lettered the second to last page just for fun. I would have done the others but I didn't want to deal with replicating my hatch-work. Yeah I'm lazy sometimes.

Most of Draf's race all look similar to him. Much like the Bones in Jeff Smith's epic saga or the Smurfs. Those huge tentacle beasts were a favorite of mine to draw for my sci-fi 'toons. They showed up a lot.

Here's an opening splash page with our hero rocket packing through the sky. Then quite suddenly getting blasted.

This shows his plummet after taking the shot to the rocket pack- I guess I'd figured he'd ditched it as he was falling since it's nowhere to be seen.

Apparently Draf has to smuggle a one-eyed tentacle beast out of somewhere past several hard working drones. I can't rightfully say it went off without a hitch.

A little mood setting piece I did after reading a lot of Cerebus comics. I think Draf's shuttle (P.R.O.B.E.) was destroyed and he left to drift through the blackness of space awaiting ..what fate I do not know.