Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Issue 3 Panel

As promised, a little beefcake to compensate for the arsin' around in the last post. Mmm, meaty.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Issue 3 Page 8 Pencils

Thought I'd show some pencils for a change.  A tad cheesecakey, sure, but I'll compensate with a little something for the laydeeez next post.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Tommy Lee Edwards. Artistic God Among Men.

So I can reveal here and now for the first time that the AMAZING Tommy Lee Edwards is providing the variant cover for the first issue of the book. Tommy Lee Goddamn Edwards. At the start of the project I had a notion that maybe I could convince a few high-profile mates to help me out with covers to help me raise awareness about the book. I picked guys that I felt I knew well enough to ask, but also mainly fellas that just draw the best bloody covers in the business.

Tommy was one such fellow. He always got on really well with all the Irish lads at shows, and I've been a massive fan of his work for years. I actually have a beautiful Indiana Jones original that Tommy did for Lucasfilm ('Twas a wedding gift from Dec Shalvey and Will Sliney, gentlemen both) hanging on my bedroom wall.
Tommy agreed to join in straight away, said he'd be delighted to help a pal out with a 'sketch' cover.

To say i was ecstatic... well, I was ecstatic. Presently, little snippets of the piece began arriving on tommy's twitter feed (@Tommyleeedwards). Aaand... holy crap.

To say I'm excited about seeing the final piece would be one HELL of a bloody understatement. I mean, man oh man. That brushwork nearly makes me want to weep. I feel such immense gratitude to Tommy (as well as some other as-yet unrevealed cover-buddies) for helping the little guy out like this when they had no real need to. Just to be a pal. Incredible, eh?

THIS is the sense of fun and anticipation that I hoped working on my own book in a genre I adored would bring. I honestly haven't been this giddy about anything since I fell in love with my wife. Whom I would possibly trade for this cover. Just pure JOY. 

I'll post the final image once I get it from Tommy. Whooo-boy.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Issue 2 Letters

Lettering issue 2 of the book. Time-consuming, but fun. You could say the same about the whole project, really...