Tuesday, September 13, 2011

“A bear… in his apartment?

We just got word that the cover for Ghostbusters #3 has been approved, and here it is for you all to see! If you haven’t already, get down to your nearest comic shop and put your name down for this series because it’s going to be a genuine killer (this is also, easily the most fun I think everyone on the creative team’s had on a comic so far, and we’d love to be able to keep telling these stories)!

No comic shops nearby? Head on over to this link —> http://tinyurl.com/5vgxpdh . It’ll give you a host of online stores from which you can order the comics!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Concept Art

Who y'gonna call? Hopefully Paul Harmon...!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Flying Sharks and Ewoks...

Early on in the production of Tales #59, I started fiddling around with Illustrator to get a feel for lettering myself. I think it would've been around about this time that I'd started playing around with ideas for creator owned books, so I was keen to learn what I could. I actually really dig the font in this... kinda wish I remember what it was!

Anyway, the final job was done by Eric Talbot, who did a bang-up job on it. This also has some of my favourite dialogue in it. It's just a little thing, but I think it's very Mikey. I think Mikey and Raph are the two clearest voices in my own head, but I remember being desperate to pitch for the Donatello series that ended up going to Jim (Brain Thief), because I really, really wanted to get a better feel for the guy.

Maybe someday...

Mirage Universe Early Sample Page

This is a sample page Dan (Berger) sent me when I started working on the Mirage Universe Sourcebook at the very end of my time working with those guys. I actually completely forgot I had this, but if I find anything else, I'll post it here. This gives you a pretty good idea of the direction it was heading originally. Some articles were longer than others, but I don't even think they were as in depth as the Archie ones were... I wanted to address this, adding in personal bio stats more along the lines of those comics, or the Marvel and Dark Horse handbooks.

Anyway, take a look.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Anyone who's read my TMNT work knows I kinda prefer my Turtles staying sorta shrouded when they're above ground. It makes more sense to me. You put them in loose fitting clothes they'd've found in donation bins, dumpsters, etc. and they have the perfect means of disguising themselves above ground, and can still fight.

I know :icondogmeatsausage: preferred to draw the Turtles the classic way when we were working together, but I would always try to get in as much of this sort of stuff as possible. I don't think Peter Laird dug it either. I remember having drinks with Eric Talbot and a couple of other guys at Mirage (who dug the idea) but were surprised it flew.

Daily Monsterism #5


“Critters” (1986)

Critters was such a mixed bag. An awful yet great sci-fi horror comedy. It had this weird 80’s Spielberg vibe by way of John Carpenter. I actually really hope that some day this is remade. I think this could be great with today’s technology and with a little more focus. Anyway, they were pretty hilarious effects — handpuppets full of teeth — but I dug them. Crites.

Jim Lawson Tones

Here's something fun that I'd completely forgotten about.

Ages ago, I was toying around with the idea of toning Burning Man. I think I even put the idea forward to Dan and Jim maybe once (maybe... I'm not 100% sure, it was a crazy busy time). I remember taking a practice shot at a page from Jim's stuff leading up to it and thinking "I can do this", but something sidelined me and I didn't get to finish it.

Here's the rough. If I were to do this today, it'd be a lot different I think.