Monday, June 30, 2008

A Plethora of Projects

I've been silent for quite a while. My silence, however, is never a sign of me not having anything to do. In most cases it's a sign of me having lots to do. Here's a run down of the projects that I've been working on over the last couple months.

Warmageddon Volume 1 : Foundations

Foundations is a 128 paged collection of the 11 Warmageddon stories that form the cornerstone of the land of Warmageddon. This project came about from a conversation with my buddy, Mike Imboden. He wanted a TPB collecting the Warmageddon stories that he had written. As a surprise to him, I put this collection together with 10 of the 11 stories written by Mike. The cover was drawn by Jake Bilbao, inked by James Taylor, and colored by myself. From start to finished this collection was produced in little over 2 weeks time and was ready for purchase at HeroesCon.

I purchased the original inks of the cover and gave them as a gift to Mike. The cover features all the main characters from the stories featured in the volume with a special edition in the buttom left corner. Prints of this cover will be available soon at and any convention where we are set up.

Kid Lightspeed and ... #1: Pi is Squared
written by Aaron Thomas Nelson
illustrated by Michael Nigro

I'm not sure of the exact name of this title, but I have lettered the first 8 pages of the first issue and expect to receive the remaining pages. This is a fun tongue-in-cheek story set in space.

This is gray scale project of just 10 pages. Page 6-10 have been completed and I'm awaiting pages 1-5 (they are being inked at this moment, I believe).

Mr Phelps Space Detective #1
written by Shawn Granger
illustrated by Jason May

This is another letter job for a space adventure. I have 3 issues of Mr Phelps to letter and spo far I have completed the first issue. I plan to start the second issue this week.

Ultimate Avenger
story by Jeff McClelland
pencils by Travis Sengaus

This was a 3-paged digital inking job which turned out quite well. I've been a fan of Sengaus's pencils since I saw them on a Klik-Boom story in Digital Webbing Presents. By biggest complaint about his work is usually the chaos as he usually uses very organic panel borders and often breaks through the boards with art (in all direction). This was a more restrained Sengaus and was a pleasure to ink. I think this would look amazing with some simple bold coloring.

Gene Gardens #2
I lettered #1 so I returned to letter #2. It's a pleasure to work on Shawn Granger projects (even if he does change the scripts after the first round of lettering).

Eirian and Orumil: Season 3
I was lucky enough to snag by buddy, Grant Perkins (of Doxxville fame) to complete the pencils for Season 3 of the Eirian and Orumil strip. I digitally inked the 33 strips and have lettered 13 of the 33. Season 3 finishes the story line from Season 1 and 2.

After I complete lettering Season 3, all 3 season will be collected into a single collection (Eirian and Orumil: Televised) and will be launch the brand new Eirian and Orumil strip with pencils by Tyler Richlen and inks by me. The new E and O series will be updated once a week and we will have 3 months worth of strips in the can before launching.

Pin-up form Dreamweaver Press
I was contacted by JD of Dreamweaver Press before Pittsburgh Comicon and he asked me about inking this pin-up. We talked about it at Pittsburgh a bit and when I got home after that weekend, it was waiting for me in my email. I just put the finishing touches on it this weekend and it's done and delivered.

I planned to use this pin-up to do a tutorial on my digital inking method, but just couldn't find the time. So all you get is the finished work.

Last but not least, there is the Awakenings GN. This is 180-200 pages and so far I've completed 12 of the first 20 pages. I'll be working more on this project this week. When I do greys, I usually only get the art, so I don't know exactly what's going on via the script. I do know that there are guns, goons. swords and decapitations, so it's all good.

That's about all that's on my plate for now.

On Warmageddon
Mike Imboden and I have a few future Warmageddon story ideas to work out. I've seen more layouts for the next Warmageddon Tiegre story (and they are NICE). There are lots of other Warmageddon stories being written, drawn, inked or lettered and I'm working on a new Warmageddon web site.

Friday, June 20, 2008


My maternal grandmother, Clara Lee Koonce Farrow, passed away today. She was 82 years old and was always affectionately known as Mother. Mother had 9 children (7 boys and 2 girls). Her oldest and youngest sons preceded her in death. She was the matriarch of the family and lived to see 4 generations of her descendants.

For me, my grandmother was a teacher and storyteller. She was never without a story to tell you or a lesson to teach you. She lives on today via the 4 generations of lives she created. We are her legacy and through us she gains immortality.

Mother, you earned your rest. Know that you are missed and loved.

Clara Lee Koonce Farrow
March 20, 1926 - June 20, 2008