Friday, December 24, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wizard Comic Con New Orleans!






My next convention appearance will be at the Wizard World NEW ORLEANS Comic Con! January 29th and 30th (Saturday & Sunday).
I will be exhibiting along with Capstone Comics Publishing!
Those of you who missed out on the first print run of the RECKLESS ashcan, no worries - there will be a second print run. So, you can pick up your copy of the RECKLESS ashcan at the NEW ORLEANS Con!
I'll also be debuting the variant cover I did for DEAD ROBOT #1 issue, and of course I'll have my Star Wars print as well.
I will be taking a limited number of commissions at the con, so get there early and sign up if you want an original piece of artwork.
I'll keep y'all posted on the booth number and map as soon as that info is available. So keep an eye on this blog for more updates.
CLICK the title link above to go straight to the Wizard New Orleans Con site!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wizard Austin Comic Con was GREAT!


Wizard Austin Comic Con was GREAT! My best show so far!
Here's the nutshell report:
The RECKLESS Limited Edition Ashcans SOLD OUT! (Those of you that didn't get one, no worries. There will be a second printing, I'll let you know as soon as they're available.)
My Star Wars Print was a hit! (See above image)
And I had a blast drawing commission sketches for lots of folks. Here's one of Clark Kent that I drew which was inspired by a fan in a Clark Kent costume at the con, and he looked a lot like Christopher Reeve as well.
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that stopped by to say hi and helped support RECKLESS. I really appreciate all of you and it was great meeting so many of you awesome people. I also want to thank all the artists/illustrators that I had the pleasure of meeting and talking shop with for being so gracious with their time, you guys know who you are - it was fun, lets do it again next con.
Well, it was fun being out of the vacuum for a weekend, but its back to the drawing board for me!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wizard World AUSTIN Comic Con UPDATE! Booth# 1120

Hey guys & gals! Last minute reminder that I will be exhibiting at the Wizard World AUSTIN Comic Con at the Austin Convention Center THIS WEEKEND (Nov. 12 - 14). So I finally got my booth # info from Wizard World.... unfortunately, the floor map they provided was a low resolution one. I drew in the RED ARROW leading to my booth in case you're having a hard time reading those "tiny" numbers.... I will be in ARTIST ALLEY aisle 1100 booth# 1120. You can click the title post link for a list of all the artist/creator guests that will be exhibiting and their booth #, its in alphabetical order by first name. See you there!

Dead Robot #1 Variant Cover art

This cover illustration was done for a new upcoming comic book called DEAD ROBOT created by McLain McGuire. It's published by Capstone Comics. This is the DEAD ROBOT issue #1 Variant Cover, I had a lot of fun with this one. I was inspired by a lot of the 1950's sci-fi movie posters.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

RECKLESS sketch

I'm back! I've been busy gearing up for the Wizard World Austin Comic Con and I'm also in the middle of putting some other projects to bed. So spinning plates would be a good description of what I've been doing lately, but its definitely EXCITING! I thought I'd throw up this character sketch I did from my upcoming graphic novel, RECKLESS. I was asked to draw something in a friends traveling sketchbook and since I've had RECKLESS on the brain for a while, it seemed appropriate. If you get a chance or if you're planning to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con, stop by and say "Hi"..... I'll keep y'all posted as soon as I get my table/booth # info....(still waiting on them...) Keep drawing and remember, Long Live Pencil & Paper!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Wizard World AUSTIN Comic Con! NOV. 12 - 14 (FRI - SUN)




WIZARD WORLD AUSTIN COMIC CON 2010! NOV. 12 - 14 (FRI - SUN) will be my next convention appearance. I will be exhibiting at this years Wizard World AUSTIN Comic Con in ARTISTS ALLEY, you can look for my (ahem) handsome face there; booth # info will follow shortly. I'll be there to promote my new upcoming original graphic novel called "RECKLESS". I will have the new RECKLESS LIMITED EDITION Ashcan (Preview Comic) & Sketchbook available there. And I will also be taking commissions for original sketches. Look forward to seeing you there! I'll have my booth # info for you as soon as I get it. CLICK the POST TITLE LINK ABOVE FOR MORE INFO.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Something Fun for October!

October is finally here and we are about half way through it already! YIKES! I drew this recently while hanging out with some friends during 24 hour comic day. While I wasn't able to participate in the event officially, I did do some drawings and cheered on the fellow artists as they cranked out their pages. It was an awesome time. Enjoy the October themed drawing and remember, LONG LIVE PENCIL & PAPER!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

100th POST!!!

100th Post! WOW! I've finally done it! It seems so long ago that I started this blog and considering my average time of updating, its about time! Well, better late than never. It feels good, I gotta be honest. And while I know 100 posts really isn't that big a deal to most regular bloggers out there, its a big deal to me. I started this blog for fun and to keep anyone out there interested, updated on what I'm doing artistically; an online sketchbook if you will. I want to show the progression of whatever projects I may be working on, unfortunately due to Non Disclosure Agreements, I have to wait until it has been announced, released, or published....
Those of you who have been waiting to see more of my upcoming original graphic novel RECKLESS, I promise I will post some really cool stuff that I'm excited about as soon as I can.
I really appreciate everyones patience. Unfortunately, sometimes life brings you interruptions or it brings you action and adventure, either way, updating a blog has to take a back seat when those things come up.
Thanks again everyone. Above is The Goon, I wanted to draw a character I've never drawn before. Enjoy. And remember LONG LIVE PENCIL & PAPER!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ZOO Sketches!





Hey guys and gals! A few weeks ago, me and some of my animation buddy's got together to draw at the zoo. It was my first visit to the Cameron Park Zoo (in Waco, TX) and I've gotta say it was a very pleasant zoo. Not too big and not too small with LOTS of shady spots throughout the whole place. I definitely recommend it if you're ever passing through and get the itch to draw some animals.
The exhibits are great, you can get pretty close to the wildlife there and its great for drawing/sketching/photos/etc. The lion sketch I did from behind a glass, I was about 3 feet away from the sleeping lion with his back to me and then suddenly he woke up, turned and faced me like he was looking for a snack. So I tried to capture the intensity in his eyes before feeling very uncomfortable and slowly backing away. Enjoy the sketches and remember: LONG LIVE PENCIL & PAPER!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Theme: Where Are They Now?

This was a fun theme to play with, "Where are they now?" Its kind of a "What if..." image and I've always wondered how batman would get along if the Joker died. Man, the Caped Crusader sure let himself go!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Art & Fear

Hey guys, I've been kinda busy with RECKLESS and since I can't show y'all anything yet; I'm trying not to leave the blog empty or alone. So, I thought I'd let you in on what I'm reading currently. I've actually read this book before, but I'm RE-reading it coz its just THAT GOOD!
ART & FEAR by David Bayles & Ted Orland is by far one of the most inspirational and informative books I've ever read! Its only 118 pages and yet this small book is such a SATISFYING read! What's it all about you ask? Well, in a nutshell:

"An artist's survival guide, written by and for working artists. The authors explore the way art gets made, the reasons it doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing Free Will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work."

Trust me when I say, if you are committed to pursuing your passion in art either professionally or even for personal reasons. You MUST read this book. It really helps you see past your excuses and get past your obstacles and helps you be the artist you want to be.

Here's an excerpt (one of my favorites):
"The sobering truth is that the disinterest of others hardly ever reflects a gulf in vision. In fact there's generally no good reason why others should care about most of any one artist's work. The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars. One of the basic and difficult lessons every artist must learn is that even the failed pieces are essential."

It sincerely made a big difference for me and improved the way I approach my art now. Go ahead and pick it up. It's a quick read, and I'll bet you'll be RE-reading it soon after you finish. Just click the link above. And enjoy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

What do you mean they're out of donuts!?

Quick sketch of the day... 5 - 10 minutes. Theme: "What do you mean, 'They're out of donuts'!?
I've been doing these quick sketches recently as little warm up exercises... I just pick any random theme and go for it.... whatever comes to mind, anything goes! Enjoy.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Quick sketch: Procrastination...

Procrastinators Unite!... tomorrow... Just a fun quick sketch.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bite Sized Tutorial: Leading Lines_1

Hey guys, I figured since I can't talk about RECKLESS much right now, I'd give a little tutorial. That way I'll be able to keep posting stuff and y'all don't have to wait too long 'til the next post.
So today's bite-sized tutorial is about composition; specifically about leading lines. Some of you may know this and some may not, either way its something I've always found really interesting and fun.
So here we go: Leading lines are used a lot in most strong compositions. Whether its on film, animation, or comic books. Learning how to use them will make a world of difference.

Below are 3 examples (Screen shots from the AMC show: Breaking Bad). The first is a wide/long shot of the protagonist in a desert. Natural landscapes are easy to use for leading lines if you just use a little creativity, but in this case when the camera is looking down on our protagonist who is feeling helpless they chose to use the RV to lead your eye to our protagonist.
The next shot is a medium shot of our protagonist. Notice how the lines of the desk and ceiling and window direct your attention to our protagonist; he's not in the middle of the shot but just a little off center to make the composition interesting.
The last shot is a close up of our protagonist. You can see how the natural landscape is used here to lead your eye straight to the gun and our protagonist. Some of these leading lines are obvious and others more subtle, but either way they work. Next time you sit down to watch a movie or a tv show, grab your sketchbook and turn off the sound. Pay attention to the composition of the shots and how leading lines are used in all different types of shots. I mention turning off the sound because you can focus better, without being distracted by the show and if you're watching Breaking Bad, then you'll get sucked into it because its a GREAT SHOW with amazing character development and as you can see, great shot compositions.
Well, that's all for now, I hope that was helpful and I recommend you practice sketching shot compositions while watching TV. (All Breaking Bad screen shots are used strictly for educational and study purposes.)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Warm_Up_Self_Caricature

Hey guys, I've been busy working on RECKLESS and I"m making progress & having a blast. I'll share more RECKLESS artwork and thoughts whenever I can, but for now, enjoy this warm up caricature of yours truly!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Warm Up Sketch_Magnum


Hey hey! So here's a warm up sketch I doodled digitally. Most of you should remember Magnum P.I. and for those of you too young to remember just click this posts title link and get yourself educated on one of the BEST shows in the 80's! No other show had an intro song as awesome as Magnum P.I. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

INCEPTION


Okay, so as you all know, I don't normally talk about movies on this blog, but when a film overwhelmingly exceeds all my expectations and pushes the envelope in storytelling, and just blows your mind, then I have no other choice but to talk about it! Don't worry! NO spoilers here for those that haven't seen it! I'll sum it up by saying when the movie was over I wanted to stay right in my seat for the next showing. Except it was the last showing I saw, so unfortunately, I had to get up and leave. INCEPTION was a MAGNIFICENT FILM full of drama, character development, emotion, action and just mind blowing storytelling! You MUST PAY ATTENTION or else you'll get lost, but you won't have any trouble paying attention because the story was so entertaining and so clearly told that you are captivated by it. This is totally an EDGE of Your seat movie! And it doesn't feel at all like a typical hollywood commercial crap film, the opposite, it was everything unique and great that an independent movie has to offer with a hollywood budget! It had a singular vision for the story and didn't get mixed up in all the hollywood garbage with too many cooks in the kitchen.
This is by far Christopher Nolan's BEST Film!
Go SEE IT RIGHT NOW and then GO SEE IT AGAIN!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Flexing new muscles!

I've been pretty busy working on RECKLESS recently & will continue to be busy until the book is done, so I hope you'll forgive the random times of not posting/updating. Anyway, I'd like to keep y'all in the loop from time to time as I make progress with RECKLESS so you can see the journey from concept to finished graphic novel. With that in mind, please understand there are some things I cannot show you before the book is done and other things that I can.
I just wanted to speak my mind for a bit about writing. You could say I've been writing stories ever since I could hold a pencil in my hand, but not necessarily in words, instead with drawings. And over the past years I've delved more and more into telling stories with words and drawings. Writing a monthly comic book for an audience to read issue by issue, 22 pages at a time is different than writing a BIG complete story to be read all at once. Especially if that monthly comic book series is ON-GOING... you have the freedom to let things linger for as long as you want before returning to tie up any loose ends. Not the case with a graphic novel. It must be a cohesive and entertaining story communicated clearly; easier said than done.

That is my goal for RECKLESS because the story is one that is close to my heart.
So, I've committed to giving the story all that it deserves by putting my best into it in a timely manner. After all, you don't ever really finish a story, you just run out of time; those darn deadlines. However, if there were no deadlines, nothing would ever get done. You'd just be working on the same thing over and over again and never reach that "perfection" that you've built up in your head.

So I'm flexing new muscles with this story and treading new territory, the world of words! I'm writing a full script for RECKLESS, which is different than the way I usually work. I normally work from a combination of a story outline with beat by beat events and rough storyboards I've drawn while writing the outline - its always worked for me in the past, however that was for short single issue stories. I feel that I need more for a larger story, hence the full script. At the end of the day, all that matters is what works and what doesn't; I feel the full script helps in making it work. I'm having a great time with it, and I can see why other writers can work on 2 or 3 different comic book series at once every month. Its so much fun and it doesn't take anywhere near the amount of time it would to draw it.

The RECKLESS online journal won't be the focus of this blog, in case you were worried. Of course I'll show you what I can from RECKLESS along the way, but it won't be the only thing I post.... I started this blog so that I could post whatever I want, whenever I want. So stay tuned, cause there are some really cool things coming up for both RECKLESS and other projects I'm working on, not to mention my random sketches and other fun stuff. Thanks.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

RECKLESS limited edition ashcan_Update

There was a really positive response from TX Comic Con regarding my new upcoming RECKLESS graphic novel; everyone was super excited, so the RECKLESS limited edition ashcans were going FAST! I still have ashcans available and I will keep you updated on how you can go about getting one if you weren't at the show.... I'm in the process of setting things up for that. The above image is the cover for the RECKLESS limited edition ashcan. Enjoy.

Justice_Avengers_commission

This one was a lot of fun to draw... I've never drawn Hawk Eye or Scarlet Witch before this, so it was great drawing some new characters. Enjoy!

More from TX Comic Con... commissions & pics





So here are some more commissions. Now at most comic conventions lots of people are there in costume as their favorite character, but few actually pull it off successfully. Best costume of the con (in my opinion): Alexander Rae was able to mimic Christopher Reeve so well, he even had the body language down - as Clark Kent (mild mannered & slouched) and as Superman! Check him out at:
SuperRae.com
Thanks for the great pics Alex it was great to meet you & good luck!

TX Comic Con 2010 Recap!





TX Comicon was AWESOME! Everyone was super excited about my upcoming RECKLESS graphic novel so the limited edition ashcans were going quick! I had a blast meeting all kinds of friendly folks and fans. Caught up with some old friends & fellow artists I hadn't seen in a loooooooong time and drew some really fun commissions! Some of the high points for me were the great conversations I had with Whilce Portacio and Bob McLeod! Those guys were so generous with their time and really down to earth; it was awesome talking shop with them.
Just want to take a moment to thank my fellow professionals who dropped by the table and to those who were kind enough to take time out to talk when I managed to visit them at theirs. Thanks to the coordinators of the show for making everything run as smoothly as possible. I'll see y'all at TX Comic Con next year!
The above pics are some of the commissions I did at the convention...there are more, but I'll post those separately. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hot Off the PRESS!



HOT OFF THE PRESS! The "RECKLESS LIMITED EDITION ASHCANS" are here! Along with my sketchbook, "DIRTY LAUNDRY!" They will be debuting at the TEXAS COMICON this weekend in San Antonio! Keep in mind, these are limited editions, so swing by and grab one BEFORE they sell out! Lookin' forward to seeing you there! LONG LIVE PENCIL & PAPER!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Creators at TX COMICON!

Hey guys, well the TX Comicon is almost here and I've been pretty busy getting everything ready for the show! Artists spend so much time alone in a vacuum working, that we barely get out to socialize with the rest of the world. So, I'm SUPER EXCITED to see all the new faces out there & yack on & on about whatever with whoever! I'm looking forward to doing some really fun sketches there so swing by and check me out in action! (BOOTH # 160). Also, click this posts title to link to the TX Comicon's CREATORS page, you can see my handsome (ahem) face there (scroll down to the bottom) and a bunch more creators that will be at the show!
Hope to see y'all there!
LONG LIVE PENCIL & PAPER!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

TEXAS COMICON 2010 UPDATE!

Hey! June 18, 19, & 20, I'll be exhibiting with Aaron Romo at this years TEXAS COMICON in San Antonio, TX! My new original graphic novel is called "RECKLESS"; I will have the new RECKLESS LIMITED EDITION Ashcan & Sketchbook available there, so make sure to swing by and get one before they sellout!
And I will also be taking COMMISSIONS for ORIGINAL SKETCHES.
Okay, so here's the IMPORTANT INFO including a floor plan & map to make it easy:
BOOTH #160 - SAM LOTFI STUDIOS!
Look forward to seeing you there!
And here's a little RECKLESS teaser!

Monday, May 3, 2010

RECKLESS Update part 2!


Hey guys and gals... well I thought I'd give y'all just a glimpse and I mean a GLIMPSE of my work environment while working on my original graphic novel: RECKLESS. I don't usually do this, however that may change more in the future. Just a quick note on my process: STORY IS KING! So my first big step after coming up with an idea worth pursuing passionately is to write down the whole story start to finish, beat by beat. I'll usually work in a 3 act structure, although I don't limit myself to that if the story calls for more acts; 4, 5, 6, or 9, or whatever floats your boat people. There really aren't any rules to this stuff (principles yes, but no rules) and don't listen to anyone trying to force rules onto your process... its anything goes! Moving on, even if I don't have an end in mind or if any part of the story is missing, I still continue writing the story outline from wherever it makes the most sense to me. I trust that the rest will come to me as I continue to develop the story, and it usually does. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm NOT saying its easy and that I don't have to work at it... it always takes LOTS of hard work throughout MOST of the process, but that's how it "comes to me" - its different for everybody... you just need to pay attention and figure out what works best for you. Keep an open mind. Anyway, after writing the outline and I have my beginning, middle, and end; I'll put the story outline up on a cork board on little post-its. One major story beat to each post-it. Next, I'll organize them in chronological order and go through it from start to finish... From there on I'll critique it, revise it, add to it, subtract from it, etc... until I feel that the entire story is strong as a whole and that each act propels the audience into the next (moving things forward - bringing about meaningful change). The finished story does not have to be told in chronological order and often I don't tell it that way, however its best to start from that point of view so that you don't miss anything or confuse yourself trying to spin a tangled web of a story. Next, I'll make sure the story is CLEARLY COMMUNICATED by sharing it with those who's opinions I respect (this list should NOT include your mom); my peers, or other professionals... and it doesn't hurt to get the opinion of the average audience your aiming for. Ask them if the story was clear, and have them explain it back to you (don't help them or try to make excuses/defend your story) just take it like a professional and really listen to what they tell you... if they have a truly valid point, then you may wanna consider making changes so that your story is more clearly communicated. Another, important thing is to have an overall theme to your story... what is the overall message? And does your story have any emotional grounding (how are people gonna relate?) These last 2 are probably the most important part of your story, so you should figure that out in the beginning of the process. You won't regret figuring those out first because later down the line when you have to make a tough story decision, those 2 things will keep you consistent and clear to make the best decision for your story. Well, I think I've bored you guys enough with all that.
As you can see in the next picture those same post-its like to crawl over to my drawing board and hang out and stare me in the face until I complete them! AAAAAAAGH! Too many post-its, it can quickly get out of control! Luckily, I've got my own system to keep them at bay. The character designs hanging from the shelf and taped to my board are just a taste of what's to come... I only have so much space on there... if I had more it would probably be covered with the rest of the character designs/model sheets for RECKLESS. Well, I hope the story process was informative and helpful... I've gotta head back to the drawing board! Have fun creating and remember: Long Live Pencil & Paper!!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

RECKLESS UPDATE!

Hey guys,
Haven't been able to post much lately, I'm SUPER-CRAZY BUSY meeting my deadlines for the RECKLESS graphic novel! I really think you'll get a kick out it, I know I'm having a BLAST working on it! See you guys the next time I pull myself away from the drawing board.
Long Live Pencil & Paper!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!

Hey Guys! Just a last minute Reminder: Tomorrow Saturday May 1st is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Go to your local comic book store and get your FREE, that's right, FREE comics!
What is Free Comic Book Day you say:

"Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores."

GO GET YOUR COMICS AND HAVE FUN READING!
PS - CLICK the post title to link to the official FREE COMIC BOOK DAY WEBSITE!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Losers!

Recently I won a sneak peek for The Losers movie. I gotta be honest, I've heard of the comic book, but never read it. And based on all the flashy trailers made for an ADD audience, my expectations were very low. I figured I'd walk out of the theater disappointed and say, "hey, at least it was a free movie." I was wrong. The Losers was AWESOME! I loved this movie! It was a total Romp! A great popcorn movie, full of amazing action and sprinkled ever so lightly with satisfying humor. In short, GO SEE THIS MOVIE on Friday April 23rd (NO, I'm NOT getting paid to promote this movie). And I'll be checking out the comic book series from DC's Vertigo. Enjoy!

Monday, April 19, 2010

"No Easy Way Out!"

Ok, those of you who have seen the Rocky movies are familiar with the song, "No Easy Way Out" by Survivor. This is the heart of what I wanna say here: Everybody in every area of their life comes across challenges that seem impossible or just too difficult. They just don't "feel" like they can overcome that challenge, BUT I'm here to tell you that you CAN overcome ANYTHING if you just give it everything you've got and really put your mind and heart in it! This applies to everything of course, but this being an art blog, we'll talk about how it applies to your craft.
Any artistic challenge I come across, the first thing I do is push even harder through it as best as I can. If that doesn't work, then I take a step back, clear my head (whatever works for you, for me its usually taking a walk or a drive WITHOUT thinking about the challenge). Come back to it with a clear head and start asking questions regarding the challenge; what am I trying to say here? What's the emotional tone of this scene? What is the character thinking/feeling? What kind of mood or atmosphere is best for this scene/illustration (if working on background)? If I'm working on a character design and I'm stuck, one thing that always helps is character symbolism: think about your characters personality, their flaws, their strengths, etc... it wouldn't hurt to even interview your characters and imagine their appropriate response. Let them tell you about themselves....(this one is kind of weird because at first it will seem like you're having a conversation with yourself, but how's that any different than a normal day? You talk to yourself too right? Right? Cause I know I'm not the only one that does that.... am I? guys? anybody?).
Moving on, Character symbolism: What shapes best describe your characters personality? What details show his/her demeanor? For example, if a character is very uptight or strict, or a control freak, their clothing might be very tightly wrapped around them, or tailored to fit them just so; everything in the right place. While a character who is completely laid back and carefree might have very loose clothing and unkempt hair, etc... you get the idea.
Point being that there really is "no easy way out" and "no shortcuts". You can't just give a half-effort attempt to something and expect great results... nothing will ever beat hard work.
When you put hard work into something, you will always be rewarded for it, either by experience, by future success, financial success, growing as an artist/storyteller, etc... Hard work will NEVER fail you & it is NEVER a waste of time. You can always look back on it proudly and say I did ...
I don't mean to sound too preachy or anything, but the truth is there's already so much negative crap out there & it honestly wouldn't hurt to hear something positive for a change.
So, I hope this was encouraging and helpful to anyone out there reading and please don't hesitate to comment or ask any questions.
Long Live Pencil & Paper!
- Sam Lotfi

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Jonah Hex!"

Howdy stranger, this here's my pich'ur of Jonah Hex. Ok I'll stop with the western accent. I was really in a western mood after reading Jonah Hex; and I realized I've never drawn this character before, so here we are. I don't regularly read this book, but I pick up the occasional issue and I gotta say the writing is really good, and the best part is most of the issues are self contained stories. So, you don't need to know anything before you read it. Each issue has a beginning, middle, and an end. You don't see that much in a monthly book nowadays. So if you're a fan of westerns, go pick up a copy of Jonah Hex. And stay tuned for the inking stage of this drawing. Long Live Pencil and Paper!