Monday, January 19, 2009

Pentel Brush Pen

So, I just got this new tool. I've seen many like it, but never tried one.

I think I really like Pentel's Brush Pen because it's refillable. Gets pretty sharp and...

I don't feel like writing.

Image 01. Pentel Brush Pen. Should've unmasked it.
Image 02. Kick-Ass and Caustic.
Image 03. Caustic sneaking around.
Image 04. Bright. First or second try with the new pen.
Image 05. Spideys. No brush pen here.
Image 06. Caustic spread.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Brian the Fro in Once Upon a Time in Chinatown: A Mace Richardson Story

Preliminary scenes from ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINATOWN: A Mace Richardson Story.

Elias and I are very likely not to produce enough pages to get to his appearance, but here are some sketches for Brian the Fro, a character for our contest submission @ ENJAYKWADA. There's also a sketch of Mace's Boss, whom we haven't named yet.

(Did I use "whom" right?)

I apologize in advance for my non-scannerness.

1. Brian the Fro - basic facial sketches.
2. Brian the Fro - expanding the concept.
3. Brian the Fro - more expansion, plus: half-body, mask he wears to hide his insecure gargoyle-ness, and how he gets when he's stressed out.
4. Brian the Fro - detail of frustrated Brian.
5. Mace's Boss - sketch with custom brush; while she doesn't get in on the action in this story, she will sometime.

You know. I'm pretty sure if I wasn't working so much, I would be able to bang out five pages in seven days. 

Damn you, occupational oppression.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The End of the 1UP Show.

The End of the 1UP Show.

To be honest, I have never seen a show about video games that featured people who are just as enthusiastic and critical on video games as I am. The 1UP show was really the only place I could find valid and relatable feelings about video games in all aspects: visuals, audio, story, presentation, innovation, etc. 

I'm really thrown off by Ziff Davis' sale of the 1UP Network to UGO. All UGO has done so far is terminate the jobs of people and personalities that I looked forward to seeing every week. If maybe you don't see the damage I see, then maybe I should list all the people who were laid off in wake of the 1UP sale:

Adrian Frieg
Amy Mishra
Amy Moran
Andrea Garcia
Andrew Fitch
Andrew "Skip" Pfister
Anthony Gallegos
Cesar Quintero
Christina Rosa 
CoyLou Steel
Derek Chinn
Doug Parsons
Eric Ellis
Giancarlo Varanini
Greg Ford
James "Milkman" Mielke
Jason Bertrand
Jason Wilson
Jervilyn Jaramillo
Justin Frechette
Leslie Gelfand
Marci Yamaguchi
Matt Chandronait
May Tong
Meredith Stowe
Michael Donahoe
Monique Convertito
Ndubuisi Madu
Nick Suttner
Norris Boothe
Philip Kollar
Rey Serrano
Robert Bowen
Rosemary Pinkham
Ryan O'Donnell
Ryan Scott 
Shane Bettenhausen 
Simon Cox
Tammy Ross
Tipler Ubbelohde

The names in bold are just names that I remember from watching the show every time it came out.

I wish the best of luck to these people in their ventures. Hopefully, they will still work together and produce something even greater.

So, I will miss the 1UP show in its core form. Will you?