Update: For reasons a little out of my control, I’m stopping work on this project. I really wanted to do it but sometimes things are just not meant to be. Too bad…
These are my latest designs for my next graphic novel. I was hoping to draw it traditionally but I just won’t have the time. So this is a test done in Sketchbook Pro and colored in Photoshop.
“War Brothers” is the winner of the New York 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards for best Graphic Novel in the category ‘Graphic Novel / Drawn Book – Drama / Documentary’.
BIG NEWS, War Brothers is nominated for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best Graphic Album. For those who don’t know, the Eisner is the comic book world’s version of the Oscars.
I’m totally surprised and honored!
Hopefully this will help get the book in more libraries and schools.
Okay, after a delay of 6 months, I’m back on my new graphic novel with Sharon McKay. I’m playing around, trying to decide which technique to use. I work all day as a storyboard artist drawing on a Cintiq, so I’m trying to see if I can get away from the computer and do this book the old traditional way. At this stage, I’m not worried about making a nice drawing. All I’m looking for is a style that excites me and that will keep me interested for 200 pages.
Drawn and inked on Bristol board. Grey tones with Copic markers.Colored in Photoshop.
I'm a story artist currently working at House of Cool on animated feature films.
“A truly important work that is well worth the read.”
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