first some great news I was told recently!
I'll be in the next issue of CMYK on sale January!! Chris Buzelli was the judge and chose my Donuts piece created earlier this year, huge thanks goes out to him for judging this year and really honored to have such a talented artist look at my work!
Also, I've been working collaboratively with a number of artists, earlier in the month I was involved with a comic pitch with my great friend Eric Bonhomme who handled all of the inking while I did the coloring, they seemed to love it tremendously, so hopefully I'll be on board with that project in the coming months!
MOTE marine laboratories here in Sarasota also commissioned a couple of students at Ringling to come up with some sort of project to make people more aware of Red Tide, fortunately I had the chance to work with Vanesa Del Rey before she blows up into a mega comic book star! She handled the inking while i did the coloring. It was a great turnout! the local news showed up at the unveiling and we had our own little booth setup, we had color copies of the comic printed and black and whites to hand out, as well as stickers I designed and huge posters!
here are the first four pages, inks by vanesa, colors by me
i designed some stickers also, people seemed to love them at the show!
it seems like i'm slowly turning into a colorist haha, im fine with it actually. it's such an honor being able to work so closely with my friends and create something thats beyond what we're each capable of doing, whether for the sake of time or talent - regardless, a huge honor to be working with these people before their careers explode!
my great friend and instructor George Pratt also asked me to come up with some designs for his show! He'll be flying to Europe soon for a signing and attending one of the openings. I'm really honored he chose this to drag along with him, its the first time something I've created has left the country and I'm fortunate its apart of something so mighty like a gallery show George Pratt is having. Here's the result! Good luck George!
Finally between all of that going on I was able to pump out a couple pieces of my own, two comic stories, one thats still progressing, and the other that I recently finished.
This first one is called Taquiner, which is french for 'tease' I believe (i hope?), it's to be a 3 page story, involving sex, lies, and assassinations!
My instructor Joe Thiel gave us a final assignment for his class, he chose 3 stories for people to create some kind of imagery to go along with. He handed me "The Loser's Club" from Michael Chabons book Manhood for Amateurs and told me he chose this story with me in mind, so instantly I knew I had to make something special.
this was a sketch I did of the main character at different stages of his life
and the final
I'm pretty happy with it, a couple panels I might edit later to stick in my portfolio, but overall I had a blast making it!
That's all I got for now OH WAIT HOLY SHIATZU
let me know what you think! have a great holiday everybody!