Saturday, February 27, 2010

FLASHBACK to 2004-1988

Here's a 2004 screen grab of my desk top which had the "working title" of my comic book, 'Dr. Moody MD.' and the original pages of what is now called 'THE BOOK'. At this time I was at Warner Bros. working on the TV series 'Duck Dodgers'. I kept a hardcopy of this on my animation desk, so I won't forget .

2004 I put this book aside partly because I hadn't found the spine of the story, it was still unclear in my mind how the story should unfold. Finding a visual hook, to begin this stuff, was equally confusing. Reference (scrap) and research material can be a blessing and a curse.

1988 Above are the very 1st drawings I did for this project , back in February 1988, when it was titled 'American Chop Suey'. At this time, I was living in NYC studying life drawing, I had not yet become an animation cartoonist.

Nevertheless , in the fall of 1988 I found a comic book drawing class taught by Len Wein at The New School in NYC . At the end of every class, he sold photo copies of original penciled comic pages for $5 bucks a pop. I bought as many copies as I could, but I had limited funds.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Inking the Deal-04

Still working on the revisions. Because of the countless times I've reworked all these pages, characters and stories (blah-blah-blah) I've had to re-stage the action entirely on some revisions, to keep my involvement fresh.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Inking the Deal-03

Here's a sample of the last final pgs, before I start inking all 23 pgs. The boards are out of order, because I'm not posting them sequentially .

**Damn it--REVISIONS !!
I thought I could "fudge" the small revisions I recently found, when I do the inking, but now I feel there are too many . These revisions will set me back a bit, in my inking timeline.

I think the next section will be less of a hassle , because all 30 pgs will be completely NEW work.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Inking the Deal-02

I thought I would have a new update today, however as you can see, I'm still noodling around with the story layout. To be on the safe side, I'll post my last 7 finalized pages (before I start inking) on Saturday.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Inking the Deal

Today I decided that I should finally ink the pages I have . I think this move will offer me a greater understanding of my working process and an overall feeling that I've accomplished something.

Instead of finishing up all 54 pgs, before I present the 1st sample book, I've decided to take the first 23 pgs I have already completed and ink those boards.

This project has been an "off again/on again" deal that I've dragged out for decades. I think it's time to see the entire book finished.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FIBS© pgs 1-7

Here's a sample of final clean pages. I haven't quite visualized what all these pages will look like, when they're finally inked.

Because this stuff is unpublished, I'm not going to show everything I'm working on, at the moment.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

'FIBS' copyright © 2010

I've decided to tackle my 'Atomic Romance' stuff, yet again, with a 3rd and final attempt at finishing my graphic novel. The new title of the book is 'THE BOOK'.

I plan on posting some rough thumbnail pages, followed by my clean-up. I'll also be posting some samples of the inked pages. The whole point of doing this, is to finally finish the inked pages.

I recently reworked the entire sample book "again", this time it's 50pgs. The entire 1st half of the series will be about 214pgs; yes, that number makes me nervous just typing it.