Thursday, September 20, 2007

Night View

Just a quick sketch - a view of the backyard from my second floor deck at night, painted quickly in gouache.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Transmission-X: Papercut - "Stars"

The page above is the first page of my new Transmission-X story, called "Stars". As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm now doing a webcomic called Papercut for the Transmission-X collective, which features a brand new short story from me each month. Last month's story, "Smoking" was a 4 pager, but this one comes in at 5 pages and took a bit longer to write and draw. I was pretty happy with the way turned out though, soI hope you'll visit the site and read it all for yourself.

Now, since this is my sketchblog, I thought I'd post some of the rough artwork I did while working on the story. You can see for yourself below the thumbnails, pencils and final inks (without lettering in place) from page one of the story. And yes, I do letter the entire story in the thunbnails. I know it seems crazy, but for me, I need to be able to read the text on the page in order to see if the pacing works or if my caption/balloon placement is correct. Call me obsessive, but its true...

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

ShopFeeble is Online!

Ok, after a busy week and some tweaking, my new online shop is now open! Now you can order copies of my new sketchbook, or prints and comics by my talented wife through our site at You can also follow the banner link at the side of this page. All payment will be handled via paypal and delivered via the post -- we're going to try and keep things as lo-tech and simple as possible.

Right now, the site features 3 different items for purchase and ordering but I'll be sure to add more items in the future. If you've got suggestions on what you'd like to see added to shopfeeble, please let me know and I'll add try and 'em to the list!

And since this is my sketchblog, here's another page of pencil sketches and doodles from the sketchbook on sale. These are the kind of warm-ups I'll do at the drawingboard before starting in on my assignments for the day, of if I'm working on something really really boring.