Monday, November 29, 2010
Opened my mailbox recently and found this fantastic pinup of Ravvin the Ratboy, one of the signature characters of our silly saga, Rat's Tooth, brilliantly executed by my friend Garrett Adderly!
See lots more of Garrett's fantastic art at bromkah.blogspot.com
Friday, August 27, 2010
The Children of Pollut Un Roone was an idea I was kicking around for my own amusement, not taking particularly seriously, but I've received enough positive feedback on the raw plot and concept artwork, that I have decided that I must take a more careful look at trying to build a book around it... Inspector Vesperro is a native of Garrett Adderly's Brom Kah universe. I loved the rough ideas he had for the character and the gorgeous artwork he had built up around the concept of Vesperro, and wanted to try a Vesperro short story. The idea I originally had was for a very brief tale, involving Vesperro's discovery of a body hidden under the floorboards of an old house...(this scene still appears in the Children narrative), but the story took on something of a life of it's own, and now is quite long and complex...anyway...Stefano helped me come up with some rough ideas for what I wanted, and I'm very pleased with the results. We also have the good fortune to have Laura Ruggeri on hand to lay down the colors on these pages...I think Stefano and Laura both really get what I was thinking about trying to do with this story...Stefano's work deftly balances a tounge-in-cheek sense of humour with my story's sorrowful undertones in a way that prevents an essentially grim script from tipping over into hyper-tragic, melodramatic Goth-o-rama. Laura's quirky blending of dark shadows and bright, cheery colors nicely complements Stef's interpretation of my script...the seed has sprouted and is taking root....What the sprout will become yet remains to be seen...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Haven't posted about Iron Head for a while, but don't think the book has gone away! Progress continues, as you can see, here! Ramon I. Bunge continues to add beautiful and emotive colors to Rita's visceral and moving story and Stefano's evocative pen and inks...We hope to have Iron Head completed before the close of the year. Please enjoy!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
My readers, (all seven of you,) may be interested in a site created and maintained by Brant Fowler and his pals called http://www.comicrelated.com/. Brant is going to be contributing his talents to Hunt: Brom Kah, Rat's Tooth, and The children of Pollut Un Roone, and anything else I can coax/trap him into conspiring on.
Comic Related is a fun site devoted to various aspects of the nerd culture we all know and love, and became, rather rapidly, a default site for me for Comics news and such. The site boasts reviews, news, teasers, spoilers, gripes, bitching and adoration as regards various facets of comicdom, as well as a very helpful creator's corner. Plus you get weird stuff like photos of Chewbacca molesting Leia, and you really can't ask a hell of a lot more than that. So, there it is. You should go to http://www.comicrelated.com/ asap, check it out and enjoy.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Last month, I posted about my plans to put together a short piece for Garrett Adderly's Brom Kah short story contest. We got a late start, and Garrett was even awesome enough to extend the deadline for 30 days just for us and guess what? I STILL missed the deadline. We're going to finish the story anyhow, of course...Hunt! Brom Kah! is a nine page short story, and will actually be the first comic story I will ever have started and finished! Whole thing should be lettered and ready for Garrett by the end of the month. I hope you enjoy some of the sample artwork here...Pen and inks by Stefano Cardoselli, of course, colors by Ramon Ignacio Bunge!