Category Archives: art direction

Designing Unlawful Good

Part 1: establishing an art direction Way back at the beginning of this process, I was actually hoping to contribute art and/or a story to the UNLAWFUL GOOD anthology. Unfortunately, all the space was already filled up but editor/project manager … Continue reading

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New cover art – the Interview

You may have caught a couple of my #lunchtimedrawing posts from a while back when I was developing a new cover for THE INTERVIEW. No? Here are the pencils and inks again for reference:   Anyway, I thought it might … Continue reading

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Does modern computer colouring ruin linework?

I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to express my thoughts about modern colouring in comics and yes, that headline is a little inflammatory, isn’t it? It’s not that it “ruins” linework, more that it overpowers the linework … Continue reading

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A closer look: the website update

As I mentioned yesterday, pretty much since the last version of this site went live, it was out-of-date. Now I know that this is the nature of websites in general, but I just found that no matter how much I … Continue reading

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jump 5

I’m nervous that today’s spread doesn’t make as much sense in “web” format as it does in print. Here’s what I’ve tried: Michael jumps into the gutter on the left-hand page. I like playing with the design of things and … Continue reading

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jump 4

Today’s page went up on time, but my normal blog post to accompany it is running late through a combination of a holiday Monday and a post that was just plain hard to write… Anyway, onwards… Now this is a … Continue reading

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jump 3

Can I just say that this is the page I had in mind when I started putting this whole “jump” scene together. So far I’ve talked about the overall philosophy of my approach with this set of pages and page … Continue reading

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jump 1

And here we go! I mentioned last week that I really wanted to start dissecting the upcoming pages and give you readers a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at what went into them. There’s a lot I want to cover … Continue reading

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influences

Influences are a funny thing. I mean everybody has them but if you point them out people sometimes take that as a slight. Personally, I’ve always found myself on the fence about them. I know I have influences and if … Continue reading

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