Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lost Cover... Found!

A few years back I had a major hard drive crash. Lost everything. We're talking about all the digital files for most of the books I published from 2001-present. Although I was lucky and had some titles stored on DVD for back-up purposes, I still lost a LOT.

I don't know how, but I ended up finding all my Fist of Justice digital files on my Time Capsule back-up drive... with the exception of our first cover (shown on the right). This presents a problem since we're getting ready to release a Fist of Justice collection in trade paperback (ultimately, a hardcover if finances allow).

Everyone likes a collection with every piece of art that was ever published to be included, right? Right. Even though the digital file is gone, today I was going through boxes of stuff (still unpacking 5 years later from moving) and I stumble across the original art for this cover! Amazing. I didn't even know I owned it.

Now I gotta figure out how to scan a 11x17 piece of art since I no longer own a scanner. Does Staples handle this sort of thing?

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Lettering does matter.

Just a shout out to the half dozen or so people that actually visit my blog. If you're a creator pitching projects to publishers, one of the most important things is how your work is presented. The mistake lots of newcomers make is ignoring lettering. Lettering is important, dammit.

Lettering is more than just slapping down text in circles. There's a design to it. If done properly, it helps move the reader along the page without confusion. Without confusion keeps the reader focused on your story. Too many times I run into just bad lettering and I can't support it. It can be the best-looking artwork or interesting story ever, but if bad lettering is overlaying the work, I pass. Sorry.

So, here's my pitch for your pitch. Want professional lettering dirt cheap? I'm the guy. Contact me and I'll be glad to help. Please keep in mind, this offer is for pitches only, not full stories (although that can be negotiated later). I come from indy comics and want to help out any way I can.


Saturday, November 02, 2013

Saturday Morning

Sitting here drinking my coffee and wondering about this blog. Are blogs even necessary nowadays with Twitter and Facebook? That's a question I'm been wondering about lately.

One thing for sure, there sure is some old content here which seems to be much more accessible than it would be on Facebook (but I'm sure there's some way to find it there). Forget about Twitter though, I believe they archive the tweets and you have to request them.

Talk to me.

Are you ready for Sliders?

Been playing around with the Digital Webbing site and finally decided to use a slider as the main image. Originally I thought it'd be pretty cool to have all the "Featured" articles slide through but noticed the load time. I've since dropped it down to 2 images and I still can't get it to load on my iPad 1st Generation (it crashes hard).

So here's a peak in case you missed it.

Okay, I promise, I won't turn this blog into a huge ad for Digital Webbing. I'll be tossing other things on here as time goes by... next post (maybe): Fanboys Vs. Zombies.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

new Digital Webbing dot com

It's been a while since I've posted here so I figured it was about time I did something. Nobody likes a dead website (or blog as in this case).

If you haven't been to the digitalwebbing.com website in quite some time, it's changed. Below is a screen capture of our launch (which was about 2-3 weeks ago). I'm still building and tweaking here and there. Click the link and check it out... it's all mobile-friendly now, too.

Next post probably won't be a little while, but if all goes well, I should be able to show off a new Fist of Justice website. Yeah, you read that correctly, Fist of Justice is coming back!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Farscape #9

Been a little slow. But that's a good thing because summer is here and I want to enjoy it. Picked up a couple new projects, they start pretty "immediately" so they should be posted soon.

This week I'm working on FOJ and Irredeemable.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

ShadowHawk #2

Finished the second issue earlier this week. Totally spaced and forgot to post it up. I don't think my 1 or 2 blog readers mind anyways. I might remove the ability to post on here since I'm starting to get a lot of spam lately. A real pain in the ass.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

28 Days Later #12

Okay, just caught the supported formats and PNG is one of them (which these cover images are).

With this posting, I'm caught up with the blog. I also just turned this in so it's even realtime. Next up is ShadowHawk and Fist of Justice. If it wasn't such a short week, it'd feel like I was ahead of the game.

Incorruptible #7

I hope you can see these pics, I'm using OS X's ability to screen cap images from the website I grab the stuff at. I used to just download the image but they're doing this funky thing with merging both covers into one image, which gives it this odd look. Lemme know!

Farscape: Scorpius #2

Speaking of Scorpius -- here he is. I actually finished this issue before Farscape 8 but since I'm posting everything from the last half of the month, it's all clumped together.

One of the reasons I use this blog to post this stuff isn't too brag, it actually helps me keep track of what I've invoiced and what I haven't. One of the sweet things about working for Marvel is you don't have to submit an invoice, the money just automatically comes. Kinda wish everyone else was like that.

Farscape #8

Another issue of Farscape in the bag. This book looks much different with the new colorist on board. Lemme know what you think! Hope you're following Scorpius too!

Atlas #2

I'm really, reeally diggin' this book and I think you would too. Go buy it. Now.

Today I'm playing catch-up on all the posts I should have added last month. Yeah, I'm a slacker... or is that slacka (when you're in Boston).

Baron Von Shock #2

Finished this back around the middle of last month (I'm just running behind on blog posts). Just searched the net for a graphic and didn't have any luck. I bet once the book hits the shelves, it'll pop up but it'll be too late since I'm posting this now.