Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
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.
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
I know 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.
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.
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.