Designing the Integration

When it comes to doing a sci fi story, you have to design EVERYTHING. When I first set about this mad cap scheme of doing this comic, I had no idea how much product/vehicle/set design I was in for. This is not to say I would’ve backed down if I had known. I think my […]


The Worst Speedpaint Ever…

…is still better than no planning at all. So let’s talk about the colors of this page. I think you guys have figured out by now that I take my coloring very seriously in this comic. The atmosphere I wanted to establish in this particular scene was somewhere between inside a glacier and the freaky […]


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Setting Up Values in a Comic

I want to take a moment to talk about color values and why they’re important to make a comic page not look like a raging mess. Chris Oatley, character designer for Disney and Paper Wings guru, recently said that value is the container of color. When one composes an illustration, and a comic page is […]


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Digital Inks – Making Peace with the Beast

I started using traditional inks using brush pens and liner pens back in early 2010 and I thought I had found my ideal method. However, the thing we must remember about the creation of comics on a deadline (or any commercial art for that matter) is that we’re not always in the most ideal circumstances […]



Tutorial – Scanning Inks

Comic book pages here in the United States are traditionally drawn on 11″ x 17″ boards. There are usually blue lines printed on these boards to help the artist determine where the live area, trim area, and bleed area lines are on a given comic book page which are super important things to keep in […]