Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Atlanta Comic Arts Forum

Comic Book Resources/Robot 6 has a write up on SCAD-Atlanta's recent Comics Art Forum, with a few quotes from yours truly. Give it a read!

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. 


 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:

 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).

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New excuse for missing deadlines!

 Penelope Anne Schweizer was born Friday at 9:36 am. She's 1'8 tall, 7 pounds 5 ounces, and she looks around a lot. Yay!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

'Crogan's March' is FINISHED!

Aaaah! The second book is finally DONE.

 After a 48-hour long final stretch (with a two-hour nap break squeezed in), Crogan's March is completely finished – all of the pages checked and rechecked for artistic clarity and spelling, framing sequence reworked at the last second because the original version was a little heavy-handed, cover notes sent, mock-up for volume 3 finished, thanks and dedication and acknowledgments all done… Woof! I finished up around 4:30 am Friday night/Saturday morning. I can’t begin to express how much of a relief it is to be finished, especially with all the other stuff going on in life. I loved working on the book from start to finish, don’t get me wrong, but having the Oct 31 deadline hanging over me was very stressful. Luckily, it’s all done – I can focus on teaching for the next three weeks, finish a commission I’ve had on hold for a while, and spend time with my wife and (in a few days) daughter. I’ll have other projects that I’ll be working on, but none with the madcap ferocity that this one required… at least not for a few months. So keep your eyes peeled for the book, which is due out at the end of December!