This week The Specialists are featuring some art I did of their awesome Golem character. It was a blast drawing this character as I don’t often get to draw robots or even work in this genre. If you haven’t checkout Al and Shawn’s awesome webcomic The Specialists check it out over at thespecialistscomic.com.
Al and Shawn are also part of our webcomics group Webcomic Pioneers. Check us out over at our Facebook page here.
I may have mentioned this before but I have been writing the rest of TLZ recently. Originally TLZ was written as a three part animated series and we are mere weeks away from what would have been the end of part 1. Since translating TLZ to webcomic format and really being inspired by said format I decided the latter parts needed revising. Upon revising I decided they needed rewriting. It took me awhile but I finally have the next parts all plotted out. Some elements have remained but for the most part it got an overhaul which means new characters, new twists and turns and more zombies. More to come on this I assure you.
This past Saturday at the Wazee Union station the Denver Comic Con put on a show featuring some of the artists who are going to be showing at the DCC to help get some awareness going for the big show in June. I was there getting my nerd on, selling some comics and art and having too much free beer. I think the show was a success as there were non stop people most of the night (it didn’t hurt I was set up right next to the free beer either) and the halls were jammed pack. Some of the gang from the Webcomic Pioneers showed up to help promote our group and panels we are going to be having at the DCC and I think we got a pretty good response. Overall, an awesome night and I can’t wait until June! Here is a link to a photo gallery from the show.
I always like to share great comics when I find them regardless of whether they are old news to everybody else and new to me or if they are brand new to the world.
Patrick Hoover’s has relaunched his awesome comic The Outdoorsman as a webcomic and suffice to say it is awesome. I picked up the collected version a couple years back at a local con was really impressed with it. It kind of has a Hellboy/BPRD vibe to it but completely different subject matter. Patrick is a fantastic artist and and great guy. Check out The Outdoorsman at www.odmcomic.com
KING OF THE UNKOWN is awesome. It could be because of my obsession with Elvis or it could be because it is creative, well drawn and superbly handled. Again a bit of a BPRD vibe with the “King” working for a secret agency fighting supernatural evils forces. Jimi Hendrix and even Leonardo Divinci make appearances, the latter in a hilarious and unique way. It hasn’t been going that long so it is easy to get caught up at kingoftheunknown.com
BAND is a new comic from Christine Humiston and Erin Humiston. It follows the exploits of a band and the drama that make up the band. Amazingly drawn and wonderfully written it really is something to check out. The line work alone makes me week in the knees. There are two issues available so far with a third comic coming out soon. Get all the news at bandcomic.com
Today is Creator Owned Day celebrating creator owned characters and comics. In honor of this burgeoning event I will be offering my sketchbook up free of charge for today only. It is chalk full of creator owned original characters and sketches plus features a preview of me and William Tooker’s new Creephouse Comics book, Never Send a Monster. Get the sketchbook free here.
This week I was doing some contracting work and part of what I had to do was design some email newsletters for a client. It was actually pretty fun and it made me think about how I could apply some of that knowledge to TLZ and Creephouse Comics. So starting right now, if you look to the right you will see the sign up field for the new newsletter! The newsletter will be jammed full of awesome TLZ and Creephouse Comics news and exclusives just for subscribers. You can’t beat free content!