Friday, October 21, 2011

Most aspiring comic book artist's know about "Wally Wood's 22 Panels That Always Work”. I've seen it around a few years ago but never really thought too much of it. Recently I came across it again, but this time I gave it a long hard look and decided to apply it to my (almost published) graphic novel. Out of curiosity, I wanted to see how my drawings sized up to the “Wally Wood's 22 Panels That Always Work”. 

I have always loved Wally Wood’s Film Noir ink style while collecting his comic books as a kid, so applying his idea to my finished work was interesting for me. I've already drawn and inked over 150 pages in volume one of the graphic novel Prisoner of the Mind, so I had a lot of panels to choose from. I think I may have picked up some of his vision subliminally from reading comic books all those years.

Wally's Panels are on the left, my panels are on the right. What do you think?























RIP Wally... 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The second comic book cover is now complete. I went through a whole set of drawings to come up with a design, then one morning over coffee it just came to me. I was really inspired by the Batman covers.

Here it is:

Monday, September 5, 2011

I just received my first round of P.O.M. Prisoner of the Mind stickers and they printed out nicely. Keep your eyes open for T Shirts and other swag coming soon...

Prisoner of the Mind stickers started out as numerous sketches in my notebook. I do a lot of my creative roughs on the subway, I put on the headphones and go to work. What else are you going to do?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mean Irene

She came, she went... Fortunately we came through the storm unscathed, many others did not. There aren’t many benefits to a storm like this, but occasionally one or two surface. Having been trapped inside all weekend from the storm gave me the opportunity to sit at my drawing table a little more. Here is the transition of one of my drawings through final ink.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

OK, everyone here in New York is freaking out because a major hurricane by the name of Irene is knocking on our door, but you probably already knew that. After preparing my GO bag, with a roll of duct tape, and a bottle of whiskey, I got excited for another reason. POM... Prisoner Of The Mind Volume 1 has arrived, I just received several author proof copies of my new graphic novel.(There are still many changes to be made.) It seems like I waited a lifetime for these. As stated in previous posts, it will be released next year in both hard cover and soft cover, and I got em' both. I already mailed out a couple to friends and family for feedback.

Hard cover copy.

Here's a better shot of the cover.

Here is a shot of my studio and some of my tools, while the windows are boarded up and nailed shut.

Some of my tools.

Working on a couple of details of page nine.

Here's the final street kid drawings for page nine.