Saturday, March 30, 2013

He Is... NINJA

While I'm at it, here's a little ninja-on-Nazi action from the third issue.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Issue 4 Cover

This is my cover art for the standard issue 4 cover. About time Ishikawa got the cover treatment! The variant cover is 90% nailed-down, by an artist ye won't believe. Turns out, a lotta folks have a real hankering to draw dinosaurs and tommy guns. Exciting, exciting times...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Scoop! Interview

The lovely Jeff over at Scoop interviewed me about the book, and also features some new lettered preview art. Check it out here.

My ever-handsome editor in chief, Chris Ryall also mentions the book and shows some artwork over on his tumblr site here.

So heartened by all of the support and exposure that the series is receiving. Here's hoping that promotion translates into sales!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ICN Office Space

The Irish Comic News website just added a tour of my studio to their 'Office Space' series. You can check it out here if you're at all interested in seeing where the entirety of Half Past Danger was created.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Previews Pre-Order Codes

Half Past Danger #1 is available for pre-order now on the Previews website and in the catalogue!

This is very exciting for me. Here are the two order codes/links, the first for the rugular cover by me: MAR130351

And the second for the Tommy Lee Edwards variant cover: MAR130352

Please do pre-order the book with your local comic book store! This is the only way to get the amazing Tommy Lee cover, plus I'll totally be yer best friend, promise.

Westfield Comics Interview

Here's a link to a new interview about the book with Westfield Comics, a US chain of stores.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Briefing

As I stated somewhere a few posts back, working on your own book like this really affords you the chance to simply draw an image that might pop into your head at any given stage. Well, assuming you've had literally a year of lead-in time... I had this image in my noggin of the briefing session that must've taken place between Elizabeth, John and the brass where she's pitching the recon mission to the island, and figured it could be a cool piece to get down on paper. Happy enough with this one, it looks pretty much exactly as the image in my head looked, something which is very rare, annoyingly.

I guess some of the aspects of this project that I've been most pleasantly surprised by have been the instances where I simply put the page of the day aside, and drew something for pleasure. Don't misunderstand, it could be argued that this entire series has been done on somewhat of a whim, but I'd be lying if I said it was a rapturous fountain of nerdgasms from start to finish. 

The point is that I NEVER used to draw anything simply for yuks; I just didn't have any time to. The daily grind of a full page of pencils and inks a day (sometimes two pages) meant that there simply wasn't any time left in which to doodle for the sake of it. It could well go right back to that scenario after HPD if I end up back on similar projects, and that's utterly fine, but it's nice to take the moments to indulge myself here and there when they present themselves on this series.

Also, I'm sure all of this artwork will wind up with a proper and specific use in the book, be it a chapter-heading or bookend or whatnot. Fun!