Monday, November 16, 2009


Well, in the space of a week, I finished the book, bought a house, and had a baby. Woof! It's also the last week of classes, so grading is fierce (my scripting class has seventeen students, each of whom is doing a 28-page script), and we're moving this weekend. By Thanksgiving, I expect things will start to level out, but until then I am as swamped with life as I've ever been. Liz and the baby are both doing great.

Here are some sketches I've done over the last few days, mostly in preperation for the fourth Crogan book, which is going to take place in Warlord-Era China - I started playing with gray marker again, something I've not done in quite a while.
tramp steamer captain pulp freighter

tramp steamer crew
tramp steamer crew
yellow menace peril fu manchu

Some crew designs, including my rough plan for Daniel Crogan's Tramp Steamer captain (top), along with a Fu Manchu type fella in the bottom corner. He'll not be in the book, but all the drawings I've been doing of the Green Gang and other Chinese 1920s stuff gave me a hankering to draw him, too.

Also, here's the rough thumbnail for a larger drawing I hope to do once I'm all moved in and my other art obligations are finished (click on it to see it):

Crogan's March has gone to press! It should be available at select stores at the end of December, and everywhere shortly after (if I'm not mistaken - I often don't know what I'm talking about).


John said...

Great stuff! Can't wait for the book, and congratulations (on the daughter, house and book - probably in that order...)

Allen Spetnagel said...

Chris, that thumbnail of people storming the ship is awesome! The repetition of the ladder shape really makes it come alive. Congratulations on everything! I hope to talk to you soon.

Big Dog said...

These sketches are fantastic...and that thumbnail is insane!

Can't wait for Crogan's March! :)

Ted Dawson said...

Awesome. It makes my eyes move all over the place. Great layout and contrast.