BEN AND MARK
I did this after I finalized the designs for the main characters of The Element of Surprise for the third volume.
ELEMENT OF SURPRISE BOOKLET COVER
This is the cover to a short zine I sold recently, collecting the first 20 pages of the webcomic.
A quick colour sketch made in Paint Tool Sai, based off something I saw on TV I think?
A sketch I made in Paint Tool Sai based off something I saw very briefly, at about 75 mph, while riding in a car driving down an interstate in the fall.
A height chart of all the main characters for an animation proposal I once made, reworking very old characters of mine. Despite the fact that this didn't go anywhere, it was fun to rework my story into a totally different context, and adjust the drawing style accordingly.
Two of the characters from the proposal mentioned above; the attempt was made to bring to mind 50s clip art for these characters.
Another attempt at a pseudo-50s clipart style for these characters. I really had fun with this and I'm pretty happy with the lines I got.
MODEL SHEET 2
This is the main character and her best friend, from yet another proposal that never happened, this time for a comic. This was one of my early tries with the program ComicWorks.
An image made for an ad that ran for Behind the Blue Door.
BEHIND THE DOOR
One more cover image, made while Element of Surprise was on hiatus and Behind the Blue Door was restarting.
DWINGHY IN PANTS
Drawn in my sketchbook, inked with a brush, toned with Pantone gray markers. This is Dwinghy, the all-purpose corporate mascot, wearing a pair of baggy 30s style men's pants even though he is a cartoon cat and therefore has nothing to cover. I like the way he's got them hiked up though.
FAKE BOOK COVER
This was a cover image for the Element of Surprise main page for a while, in the style of a cheap dime novel, which is a pretty good description of The Element of Surprise.
So you know that movie, "The Swarm"? The one with the dream sequence where the lady opens her front door and BUZZ BUZZ IT'S A GIANT BEE? The movie is awful but that's an awesome scene.
DEATH MOTEL POSTCARD
This is one of two postcards I made to hand out at various places to advertise my webcomic, Behind the Blue Door. The idea being that the postcards were commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce of Noxville, the fantasy town in the strip, to advertise some of the businesses where some of the action takes place.
This is the second postcard for the series described above. I'm hoping to do more of these if I get the time.
The titular Girls themselves, only now they're a little more kawaii, or maybe just uguu.
Yeah, real mature. Typical stoner humour-- famous cartoon character smoking up. This was done for a zine that Dave put out a while ago.
TOP 10 DISNEY PRINCESS ARE WEAR HAT
A reaction to all those dumb listicles that won't go away.
A couple of the body pillows from the Georgie Girls collection!
One of DC Comics greatest superheroes, Supergirl's cat Streaky!
Uh so yeah she's a different sort of pretty I guess. Just goofing around with some 80s style sci-fi anime looking stuff.
As seen on our Found Sound page throughout October 2007!
Just a bunch of sketches I made during the summer Olympics in 2012.
A temporary cover image made for a short holiday season hiatus during the run of volume 2.
Another temporary cover image, made for a summer vacation hiatus during the run of volume 3.
BEN AND MARK BETWEEN BOOKS
The main characters from The Element of Surprise, made between volumes 2 and 3 when I was goofing around with different ways to draw them.
RICKY AND GREG
Two thug characters from The Element of Surprise, who meet their untimely demise in volume 2.
This was done a while ago, based on an old ad from the 30s I believe.
Drawn in my sketchbook, from an ad for the Fiat 600. No, just kidding, it's an ad for men's trusses.
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