Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
So awhile back I got an email from William Marquis (the writer of I. Den of Thieves) asking if I could do some character designs for his new script Wishtoyo Warriors. I read the script and thought it was a lot of fun, and made up these designs...
I sent them out and then was asked to illustrate the first few pages, which then turned into illustrating the whole book!
As of right now the book is still in production and should be out this fall. In the meantime here are some illustrations that William showed off at this years Inktip pitch fest.
To start off, here are a few more character designs (guess which one is the villain)...
And here are a few key scenes throughout the story...
Helek is introduced hunting a boar and while doing so...
Helek discovers a mysterious rainbow.
The mysterious rainbow arrives at present day.
The Chumash Ceremony and the initiation of the Wishtoyo Warriors!
Welcome to the Garbage World.
The Pumpkin storm.
The Great Eagle escapes!
Our heroes being chased by the giant mole!
They discover the Great Snake asleep.
Tazi must choose the true Great Frog.
Tazi and Overlord Cough Cough face off!
More to come of the Wishtoyo Warriors as it goes along, but real quick before this blog comes to a close, a funny story that I always like to tell people about this project. This all began soon after the Bruins won the Stanley Cup, and just in case you forgot they beat Vancouver who after losing, burnt down their city. So we had been working together for a little while, communicating through emails, and I wrote to him saying, "have a happy fourth of July weekend!"
He then wrote back "Wait, where are you from?"
"I'm from Boston."
"Oh, I'm from Vancouver."
So at that point I thought that was it for the job, but luckily for me William is a Maple Leaf's fan and dodged a bullet there.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Also known as "Mommy, where do Frightmares come from?" Written by Joey Esposito and art by me! Here is the complete web comic!
Here is the link to the Chikara's webcomic site.
So I was brought into this project by the good people at 215 Ink after I met them at NYC Comic Con. I was told that they were looking for artists for this project with Chikara Wrestling. So I thought I would be drawing Ultimate Warrior and Macho Man Randy Savage type characters running around in the ring. This especially got my brother excited who has always been a big wrestling fan (before I got the script he was showing me a bunch of wrestling moves on youtube). Once I got the script however I realized that it had nothing to do with wrestling and that it was more of a superhero monster horror story! I soon figured out that in Chikara, all the wrestlers have crazy back stories like this. I was also told that they have slow motion matches and the crowd will play along, cheering in slow motion. That has nothing to do with the comic but I think it's cool.
So that's the story and I hope the real Frightmare, Hallowicked, Delirious, and Ultramantis Black dig this!