Monday, November 30, 2009
The first issue of the book is back on the shelves. After going to a second printing we are back in stores. We started expanding and now we are available in numerous stores all over NJ, now it’s time to take over the big apple. Special thanks to all the people at Midtown, their support is instrumental in getting the word out. This is hands down the best store I have ever known, my heart goes out to them.
This was the first comic I ever did in a semi professional manner. It was born in my room the summer before I moved to Montevideo, back in 1998. I worked the first issue all by myself, I wrote, drew, inked, lettered, I was standing there while it was being printed (offset, no Xeroxes), I collated it, creased, stapled, stacked and sell it. Then took it with me to the city and there it took a life on its own. It ran for five issues and at the very end we were 5 people working on it.
With it some exposure came along, all of a sudden we were being interviewed by newspapers, radio and TV, yup, for 15 minutes, we were famous. But I have to say that the best thing to ever come out of it was the amazing people I got to meet and had the enormous pleasure of working with. Some became really great friendships that still last till today, and for that I’m very grateful.
Since this was all 10 years ago I don’t have much of it with me right now. The only things I could find around were a bunch of sketches and thanks to my friend Martin back in Carmelo some scans for one of the issues. The style is very different from what I do today and some of it looks very weird to me now, but that always happens, we change as people, and with it our styles change too.
It is all in Spanish, so I’m sorry for the English speaking crowd, maybe one day they can be published in English as part of a retrospective work. Anyway, this is the complete #5 as it was published, all in pencil as part of an experiment to see how well my pencils reproduced in print. It is a vampire story and it’s self contained, I hope you can enjoy it for what it is, it’s all in the flickr link.
Finally I just want to thank the people involved in this particular issue, because of their help it was possible to make it, I will never be able to thank all of you enough.
My heart goes to: Matias Castro, Martin Ansin (one of my heroes), Aroldo, Alejandro Colucci, Daniel Argente, Daniel Guridi, Silvio Galizzi, Carlos Boquete and Jose Luis Banchero, who provided the paper all through the book’s run.
More to come.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Movies I like:
STAR WARS, anything Ridley Scott makes, Kevin Smith's stuff, Tarantino's, the diving bell and the butterfly, Zombie movies, all Judd Apatow movies, lord of the rings, the matrix, all die hard.
Battlestar Galactica, LOST, the big bang theory, the office, Anthony Bourdain: no reservations, family guy, robot chicken.
Books I like:
Awake in the dark by Roger Ebert, The Harry Potter series, Artist on comics art, Making comics by scott mccloud, The Sandman companion with Neil Gaiman.
Video Games I'm playing:
Rockband 1 and 2, Guitar Hero METALLICA, rainbow six: vegas 2, call of duty modern warfare 1 and 2, all for XBOX 360.
Artists I like:
Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Mike Mignola, Martin Ansin, Joe Madureira, Chris Bachalo, Philip Bond, craig Thompson, Alejandro Colucci, Marc Silvestry, Bryan Hitch, Steve McNiven, Adam Hughes, Olivier Coipel, John Romita jr, Terry Dodson, J. Scott Campbell, Humberto Ramos, Leinil Yu.
Another piece made for a portfolio. This one is a double page spread. It has some COG's fighting some Locust and a Brumak. It was never intended to go beyond the pencil stage, it was just meant to show my range. Nothing good came out of it. There goes 3 days of work.
By the way, feel free to drop comments in any of the following languages: French, Portuguese, Spanish or english. It's all good ^_^
Esto es algo que hice para un portfolio. Es una ilustracion de dos paginas con personajes del juego Gears of war. Nunca fue mi intencion el ir mas alla de los lapices, la intencion es la de mostrar lo que puedo hacer. Nada bueno nunca salio a partir de ella, muchas criticas pero nada constructivo, ahi van tres dias de trabajo para nada.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Esto es una pequeña muestra de lo que vendra para los que no hablan ingles.
Here's a little sample of things to come for the ones that don't speak English.
In this case and in many others, please forgive the typos!!!
It’s funny how most of us artists have a studio (either at home or someplace else) and we all refer to it as a dungeon.
Granted, we spend so much time in that table that it does feel like a ball and chain. Every time we are away from it all we can think is that we should be there, drawing, inking, lettering, whatever it is that we are supposed to be doing instead of having fun.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like we are miserable when we are working, we love what we do, but the irony it’s funny. I’m sure that it’s the closest thing to being married; when you are away she is nagging you to come back.
My little studio is not even that, it’s just a corner in my room (for now) where I have the whole set-up. There’s the table and the chair, my laptop, near sits the scanner and the ipod station (I can’t work without music). Then there’s my cork board, where I keep track of what I have to do and a couple of things for inspiration.
All in all it’s great to have this little place; all I’m missing is someone to pay me to stay there.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Right now you can enjoy "How to survive working in retail #1" in its entirety through the link to flickr. My team and I are working to get a website running very soon. we plan to have all the issues, contact, sketches and more content available for you. For now though, you can read it all here and become a part of the 3 guys making comics phenomenon.