Friday, October 28, 2011

This is what I do when I get bored.

It turns out that I´m planning on writing a book about comic book artists and their methods of work, and because I´m used to be a one-man-show I´m assuming that it´s gonna be me the one that it´s going to end up suffering while designing the whole book. With that in mind I´m diving head first into a new program to design books. Maybe some of you have heard of it , I´m talking about Quarkxpress.

In order to start figuring out how it works and what it can do with it I took it upon myself to create some sort of template of what I want my book to look like, so I grabbed a folder I have filled up with hundreds of drawings made by Jim Lee and decided to put some of them together as a hefty sketchbook.

I plan to have this book completed soon enough, I mean, it´s just compiling the images and writing the occasional text to go with them. How long can it take?

Truth is, I should be doing some stuff for school instead, but fuck that, passion comes first, and if there is something I´m passionate about it´s comics. Fuck school!

Anyhow, there you have the cover of the sketchbook and HERE a chapter as a preview. All this is made just for fun, it´s not going to be for sale or anything, it´s just to get in the mood for when the time comes to work on MY BOOK, a book that is going to be called "Creating comics: a visual journey" and if all the artists involved return the interviews at any time, my co-writer Lord Magnus and I are gonna get cracking with it.

Until then...see ya!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sketch the night away.

Misleading as a title can be, this post is not necesarilly about thing I´ve made on one single night, there´s a couple of then actually. Anyway, right now I´m not doing any work in comics because I´m in between jobs, so this is the situation: when I´m working I complain about not having enough time, and when I´m not working I don´t know what to do with my life.

So I sketch stuff, like these:

This is sort of a celebration of the new shooters I plan to get my hands on. You can never underestimate the healing qualities of blowing up some heads with a sniper rifle. It makes me feel good about myself. I have so much hate directed towards humanity that is not even funny (to some).

Then I´m picking up the Sketchbook pro 2011 and doing somen drawings on the PC. It´s not easy for me to do this since I´m not used to drawing on a pad, but as I´m sure Corey here will testify...I´m getting better.

Here´s the first attemp I did with the sodding program:

And last, but not least a very interesting book about sketches and designs I found online. It´s sort of a complilation of the artistic side of Brian Wood (writer of Northlanders, DV8, DMZ and Local among many, many more titles). This is the second volume of PUBLIC DOMAIN, and you can get it from here TOTALLY FOR FREE (you cheapskates). So go and get it.

I´m writting a book about artists, so maybe you will find out more about that in the near future.

Until then...bye.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2011 is here!!

And for the second year in a row so are 3 GUYS MAKING COMICS!
I promised before, and because I´m a man of my word here you have the covers for our brand new book:

Just like last year you´ll be able to grab a copy of our newest issue of HOW TO SURVIVE WORKING IN RETAIL (in this case #7) along with all the previous ones.

Look for our booth and make sure to stop by and say hi to Ronnie and Markell, they are going to be more than pleased to sell and sign the books for you.

Let me remind you that the SKETCH VARIANT will be available ONLY during the show, from then on you´ll get the book with the regular cover.

Enjoy the CON, I´ll see you soon!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

House is...

...whenever your heart is?!

So he´s the run-down. Last Friday night I went out to try and socialize a little bit, see if I could meet someone and maybe, if god existed get laid. I got so frustated that I´ve decided not to go out again, at least for a while.

I´m so useless that I can´t muster the strenght to go and talk to some chicks, no matter how whorish they look or how drunk they are. I don´t know why I keep doing this to myself, but it keeps happening. I mean, I was close enough to some woman who was talking about how much she loved so suck c@ck and not even that was incentive enough for me to go near her and offer her something to do, y´know?

I´m so pathetic that I ended that same night watching the bonus disc from spiderman 2 in bed...alone.

Can someone kill me or at least fuck me out of pitty!?

Anyway, I´ve reached the following conclusion:

I mean, I already have the charming personality, the unabashed arrogance, I´m totally self-centered and egotistical...I just need to work on my addiction to drugs.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

sketch time!

So we meet again my fellow readers. I´m totally thrilled to inform you that "How to survive working in retail #7" it´s complete and ready to be picked up for you at NEW YORK COMIC-CON, with an exclusive sketch variant, just like last year.

In the meantime I leave you this two little sketches, one honoring the new incarnation of the boy wonder, the one that will be playable in BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY, a new game that I hope to see very soon in my XBOX´s tray.

Them you have another doodle I did using the sketchbook pro software for the very first time. Too bad I don´t like to draw in the computer, seems cool enough though.

Next time you´ll have a look to the covers for HTSWR #7.
see ya then.