Been very excited to show this piece off for a while now. FUBAR was able to hire the masterfully kinetic Toby Cypress to do the cover for our cyrilli-centric issue, Better Red Than Dead, and it is awesome! Been a big fan of his for a while and got to talk a bit at the Locust Moon Comic Fest in Philly in October and was super excited when later he agreed to work on something for FUBAR and he was able to fit this cover into his busy schedule while he’s been knocking out White Suits for Dark Horse. So It should be in this month’s preview available for pre-order from your favorite local comic retailer as we speak. The Russian Futurist inspired ad is running in our FCBD14 book to let people know where they can get more FUBAR
So just like the last 2 years FUBAR Press will be participating in Diamond’s FCBD event with our issue, The Ace Of Spades. It will feature one 24-page, long format story written by none other than Chuck Dixon about a zombie-infested spec ops manhunt to capture Saddam Hussein’s during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Jeff McComsey and I did the art for that story and Jeff McClelland supplied the lettering. There will be a second 8 page back-up story titled Zero Dead Thirty written by Chad Lambert about the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s safe house with art by Jeff McComsey and letters again by Jeff McClelland. This year rather than just color the cover I did the whole damn thing start to finish and I got to design the credits page with an illustration by FUBAR alumni Lonny Chant in color, which I am pretty damn excited about it. So come May 4th, run don’t walk to your favorite local comic retailer to get your hands on your very own FREE issue of FUBAR!
So I felt compelled to ad a new category page to my header and it’s pretty much an overview of my graphic design work that lies just peripheral to my usual illustrations. included are the Ads, Promos, Page Layouts, Mastheads and Covers for FUBAR Press. Stop on in and take a gander.
So as the title suggest it certainly has been a while since I’ve posted, however that will change, call it an a New Year’s resolution. I haven’t stopped making work and have had a number of exciting projects that have been ongoing over the past few months which have almost forced me to focus primarily on making the work and trying to get a little sleep rather than spend tons of time beating a dead horse talking about it. But I’ve got a lot of new/old stuff to share and hopefully over the next week I’ll get caught back up to date with 2013 work to lead in strong for 2014. Thanks to all the people who have been regularly checking in and viewing my galleries and reading my old posts, after not logging in for a few months and not posting anything since like May, I still have more traffic than I did last year posting several at least weekly. I think some good old fashioned interaction will be on the menu for 2014, please comment and share and all that buzzworthy craziness that makes the internetz mechanized dynamo turn, and I promise I’ll be more attentive to getting back at your quizzling inquiries.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ordering time will be coming to a close soon and FUBAR Central Command wants to let you know that we are an official participant in this year’s Diamond Free Comic Book Day 2013. As per our other volumes of historical zombie pulp fiction this issue features 5 original self-contained short stories in an anthology format by our bravest and boldest writer and artist teams. For new readers this is a perfect jump-in spot for zombie fans looking to get into the larger world of FUBAR content.
And that is the official email blast that I am sending to shops to let them know that they should carry FUBAR. Got that neat graphic there too that is the front cover of our FCBD book that I colored Mike Hawthorne’s line art on and the back cover ad that I created so anybody anywhere can go shit, I want those! All the order information for anybody to order any of the books worldwide is right at their disposal but time is running out for Free Comic Book Day ordering so if you want to get yourself a copy, you better tell your shop very soon. Pre-ordering for FCBD closes before the end of this month along with pre-ordering for the 350+ pg FUBAR: American History Z which is being solicited in previews right now.
Today’s foray, a second effort into brush inking is a little more ambitious and more elaborate than yesterdays piece. Added some digital Zip-A-Tone to give it the feel of an age gone by given the period I was going for. So this is a character study for an upcoming short I intend to do a few pages of before the end of February and I wanted to see how it all played out since I intend to do the story with brush inks and digital Zip-A-Tone. I’ve got a few more aspects to work out but I think I’ll be able to make it play for the final. The story is going to be called Rabble-Rouser and its going to involve a rat racer greaser gang in the 50′s.