Rough Around The Edges

I’m knee deep in the inks of the latest Murder Book short story that will be seen in Jay Faerber’s NEAR DEATH #9, from Image Comics ( #8 is out next week and it contains the first Murder Book short that Ed Brisson, Paul Little and I have done specifically for NEAR DEATH!). Having little time to do fancy smancy drawings for my blog, I present some rough sketches, instead!

Kill All Monsters Print (colour)

Here is the colour version of the Kill All Monsters convention print, coloured by the incredibly talented Paul Little!

I was extremely lucky to nab Paul Little (colourist for many comics including Xenoholics (Image) and Bomb Queen (Image)) in time to get the print ready for the Image Comics Expo, this weekend. Paul coloured a short story I drew for Zombie Bomb! a while back and I loved what he had done with it. It was a no-brainer to ask him to colour the KAM print, as well as a few other prints that I will be posting here, next week.

I will have colour and B&W Kill All Monsters prints for the Image show, this weekend. Ed and I will be at table #306. We hope to see you there!

Also in convention news… some awesome news was given to KAM letterer/Murder Book writer Ed Brisson, yesterday. Ed and I got a table for the Emerald City Comicon! I’m very excited about that! Ed and I (and maybe Johnnie Christmas) will have a Murder Book print made up in time for the show! More news on that, as the show gets closer.

To Print or Not To Print

So my BIG PLAN was to take some of my favorite Marvel and DC drawings I’ve done, add the amazing talents of colourist Paul Little and make some kick-ass prints out of them to sell at some fast approaching conventions. That was the plan…and then the Marvel vs Gary Friedrich storm hit the comic community.

Even before the poop hit the fan, I was *slightly* uneasy about selling licensed material. Yeah, I know that it is everywhere at conventions. Lots of Artist Alley exhibitors make money selling their versions of licensed characters. It’s been like that for a very long time. But, I’ve never sold anything at conventions that I didn’t own/co-own or have permission to sell and the thought of me doing to Marvel/DC what Marvel/DC do to their creators makes me hesitant to go ahead with my BIG PLAN. The current

The coloured drawings I now have ready to go are wonderful. Paul killed on them. I will share them on here (the first one is gracing this post).

I just don’t know if I will sell them.