Some more drawings from me and Matt Kindt (on watercolors). Again these were tests for me to loosen up as much as possible and just expressive in the line work.
I’m heading out to HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC tomorrow. If you’re in the neighborhood be sure to pop in and say hi! Looking forward to seeing a lot of people from last year and meeting some new faces. I’ll be set up in Artist’s Alley with Cullen Bunn promoting THE DAMNED. We’ll be at tables AA-319 and 320.
I thought I’d already posted some of these images before but a quick look through my archive seems to tell me the opposite. If nothing else I may have posted a link to my friend Matt Kindt’s blog. These were some sketches and watercolors (supplied by Matt) that we whipped up while sitting at a Starbucks (we were supposed to be working). He and I have both been inspired of late by European cartoonists such as Christophe Blain, Blutch, Joann Sfar, and Gipi. There is such an energy to there work and in many cases what seems to be a stream of consciousness approach to their storytelling. It’s really invigorating and it encourages me to relax and loosen up (something I’ve been dying to do for years). I could see where this work here might not appeal to some people’s aesthetics but it’s a joy for me to work like this.
This above page was done as a way of showing Matt what I thought sequential in this style would look like. I have no idea what’s going on here, I wrote it panel to panel, but I like the final product. I’m most fond of that final panel.
More cartoony stuff from the ol’ sketch pile. Looking for something to doodle, I decided to revisit characters I’ve already done in comics except to imagine them in my more cartoony style. The above are obviously characters from the “Damnedverse”. I’m especially fond of the Verlochin in the bottom right corner.
Below are drawings of characters from Three Strikes(Oni Press), Skinwalker(Oni), and Hard Time (DC). Most of the characters are from Hard Time. As I got into drawing them I was reminded how much of an ensemble book that really was. There are several characters I didn’t even get around to drawing.
Also, that guy at the bottom center of the page is supposed to be young Crocker from Queen & Country: Declassified.