Thursday, September 6, 2012

Blair Butler interview on TFAW

Blair does a great interview with Things From Another World about how awesome she is and our book Heart. You can get HEART at a discount from TFAW by clicking the link at the end of the article. What made Image the right publisher for Heart?

BB: I don’t think any other publisher would have taken a gamble on this subject matter — or on me. I mean, I’m an unproven writer doing a black and white “sports” comic. But Image really gives you the ability to sink or swim on your own merits. You’re acting as your own editor — which can be daunting, especially for a first-time comic writer — but I felt like it really liberated me to do whatever I wanted. I’m incredibly grateful for that. And the artist of Heart, Kevin Mellon, is hugely committed to doing creator-owned comics. (Shameless plug for Kevin’s new comic, Creator Owned Heroes). But right now, Image is giving creators the ability to take tremendous creative risks — and to own their ideas, which is huge.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

American Muscle 4 pg 2 and 3 inks

For your viewing pleasures.

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Creator Owned Heroes 4 out today

Preview up on Comic Book Resources

Last part of American Muscle, hope you kids dig it. Steve and I threw everything at it we had.


Shoulder cape


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

COH American Muscle 4

Out 9/5/12

Last part of American Muscle appearing in Creator-Owned Heroes.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Sketchbook Pro 6

I have been fortunate enough to be a part of the last few beta tests for Sketchbook Pro, and did the same again for the recent release of v6.

Most of you who follow this blog or my twitter will know that I've a very vocal proponent of that program, as it's pretty much 40-60% of my workflow at any given time. I use it for sketching, penciling pages, character/concept design. It's one of the easiest and most natural drawing programs I've had the joy of using.

Anyways, now that v6 is out, I feel a bit more comfortable sharing these sketches and saying that they were done with the new synthetic paint brushes available in the new edition of Sketchbook Pro. There are a ton of other updates they've made to an already brilliant program, but I'm having a lot of fun with these.

These were all done in about 30-45 minutes each, just as quickly as I could during breaks before, and after working on Archer during the last few weeks.

More after the break.