Personal work, 2013, graphite with digital tones
Horsin' around with Matt Humphrey's Batgirl design. Maybe next time I'll get those long, skinny limbs on model, huh?
My friend Brian McLachlan is ending his beloved webcomic, The Princess Planet, after a long run—8 years! To give it an appropriately royal send-off, several friends of the comic, including yours truly, contributed guest strips. As implied in the byline, Brian scripted and I drew.
Here's some TPP fan art from a while back. The snowman is most frequently seen in Princess Christi's company, but I have a soft spot for the robot (much due to this early strip).
I wonder what Brian's next project will be? Can't wait to see!
Here are characters slated to appear in my final project for Rad's storyboarding class.
The final session was just a few days ago and I came away with lots of great notes for my story. The revised version will make a nice portfolio piece and I'll be sure to post it here, too!
Rough as they are, here are thumbnails for Dungeoneers, one of two proposed ideas for my final project in Rad's storyboarding class.
I selected this one for the final, but after a few weeks working on thumbs and then boards I realize the multiple characters are getting in my way. I'm spending more time fretting over character placement than I am on acting and story.
Still, it warrants a return visit—maybe as a comic strip? Whatever form it takes, I hope to make better use of perspective and environments and there are inconsistencies wanting correction (e.g., by page three, Player 2's dwarf becomes a cleric).
Picking up where the thumbs trail off ...
Once Player 4 has emptied the treasure chest, she throws her now comically large backpack across her back and exits the chamber with a wink. Just as this occurs in play, an adult voice calls from the top of the basement stairway. Player 4 is called home.
"Great game, guys! See you next Saturday, huh?"
I wonder if the wizard should have a chance to cast his spell before having his blood spilt on the dungeon floor. What do you think?
A few years ago I attended the annual PNCA comics intesive, instructed by Jessica Abel, Matt Madden, Daniel Duford, and Peter Bagge. Following the workshop, I contributed to a class collection of short stories we titled Intense.
I continue to be fond of my story (a couple of framed pages currently hang in my son's bedroom, in fact). I doubt I'll ever reprint the tale, though. Shall we post it here for posterity?