Monday, April 9, 2012

C2E2 2012 Here We Go!

Been busy these past few months working as the colorist for Bryan J.L. Glass and Mike Oeming's The Mice Templar Vol. 3. Now that I've finished helping them wrap up the volume, I've been working hard getting ready for C2E2 which is this weekend, April 13-15th!

I will be in Artist Alley all weekend long with my good friend, Bryan J.L. Glass, who was able to secure a spot at Artist Alley next to me! So if you're going to be at C2E2 this weekend, stop on by Table I2 and not only will you meet me, but you'll also get to meet Bryan, the wonderful co-creator and writer of this fantastic series!

Also, if you're unable to get a commission from me this weekend, remember, I'm available all year round!

See you this weekend!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Where did February go?

‘THE DREAM OF A MIDWINTER’S NIGHT’ The stunning double-size finale of the penultimate arc! Karic has lain comatose for an entire season?yet the realm of dreams is a portal to the Outer Darkness where Donas rules. Cut off from the physical world, Karic wages a desperate battle for his very soul against overwhelming forces of ancient evil. Meanwhile, the druids confront the Readers of the Wheat, and the priesthood doesn’t stand a chance against the dark powers of Black Anaius, the fearsome druid-witch of Kildre Hill!

2 weeks ago, I pulled off the impossible of coloring 16 pages in a week with the total page count being 36 for the double-sized epic conclusion to The Mice Templar Vol.III A Midwinter Night's Dream! The deadline was so that the comic would be printed in time for Image Expo at which Image Comics would be celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary.

It was a long week, pulling all-nighters, but the reward of seeing the issue finally in print was worth the loss of sleep. Besides, I knew that once I finished that final upload and emailed the last page to Bryan, I would have a sleeping well the next few nights.

Mice Templar Vol.III #8 hits the shelves of comic book stores nation wide next week on New Comic Book Day!

I'll be taking a brief break from coloring the Mice Templar until the hardcover and trade paperback graphic novels go into production. Until then, I'll be working on various commissions and prepping for my return to Artist Alley at this year's C2E2.

May the Great Dimmed Eye of Wotan watch over us til next we meet!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hello 2012!

It has been a busy holiday season for me, both at the photography studio I work at and at home on my computer. If you haven’t picked up The Mice Templar Vol. III #6, then you missed the end page announcement of me taking over coloring duties for issues 7 and 8!

Bryan J.L. Glass, the co-creator and writer of this fantastic book, asked me to do a few color samples for him early October of last year. After showing my work to Mike Oeming (co-creator and original artist), Victor Santos (current artist) and Veronica Gandini (departing colorist), I was offered the position of colorist for issues 7 and 8 on my birthday!

As my first official ‘foot in the door’ gig into the comic book industry, I was a bit nervous and anxious. Though I am a penciler at heart, I have worked with color throughout my life in a variety of mediums. Digital coloring is really no different than working with colors in traditional mediums, it takes practice and patience. I’ve had a lot of resources made available to me during my college years when I was first introduced to computers and programs like Adobe Photoshop. There are a lot of techniques available online and it’s all about finding what works for you and getting into that artistic zone where everything around you is just an afterthought, like say for example cooking pasta.

What also continues to make this an awesome project to work on is the great feedback I get from Bryan and Victor when I send them proofs of the pages I’ve colored.  I always know when I’ve done a good job when one of my pages ends up on Bryan J.L. Glass’ Facebook page with praise!

In other news, I will be making my second appearance at this year’s C2E2 in Artist’s Alley! I am extremely excited that they asked me to come back again this year! Hopefully after I finish up with The Mice Templar Vol.III #8, I will have time to get prepped for the show in April.

More details on C2E2 to come! Now back to coloring!