Friday, June 28, 2013

Mother Power

I worked on this last summer with Charlie Donato and his team at Dominion Power. It was intended to be used on Dominion's website as a tool to educate their customers in all of the ways the customer can interact with the company through their hand held digital devices. In this case it was done as an emergency preparedness comic strip and the ways in which their customers can communicate with Dominion during a power outage and when they can expect the power to come back on.

As of yet Dominion hasn't implemented it on their site, last I heard they may use it yet. Either way it was a fun job and Charlie and his team were great to work with.

                                          Rough thumbnails of page 1

Tight pencils of page 1

Inks of page 1

 page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Vid Kid

I did this piece for Pete at the WSJ over the weekend. It was for the Personal Journal section for an article on how the parents exercising routine doesn't necessarily have any influence on the kids. The article is titled Don't Blame Parents if Teens Aren't Fit.

This was the first sketch but it was decided the dad needed to look younger a little more fit.

So with a quick revision we were good to go.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Frontier Texas

Another job for Pyramid Studios and Bruce and Dixie. This is a different style than my usual cartoon/comic book approach. I've worked on many jobs through the years with Pyramid. Bruce and Dixie are aware that I'm capable of doing more than the cartoon style, I've done a few other some jobs for them that are a departure from that style. When they asked if I'd be interested in this job for the Frontier of Texas museum and a somewhat more realistic approach, for me anyways, I was glad to do so. I had just finished the Glen Burnie House job with them which was steeped in a very cartoon sensibility, so I was happy to switch it up a bit.

My understanding is that these drawings were to be mounted on the walls of the museum to accompany an exhibition dealing with Texas during prehistoric times and the development of weapons.


Preliminary sketch for the spear,

second working sketch for the spear,

working drawing for the spear,

inked drawing for the spear,

inked drawing with tones.


Preliminary sketches for the Atlatl.

Working drawings,

Inked drawing...

inked drawing with tones.


Preliminary sketch for the archer,

working drawing for the archer,

inked drawing,

inked drawing with tone.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Glen Burnie House

This is another job I did with Bruce and Dixie Hornstein of Pyramid Studios. The illustrations are used in an interactive kiosk which presents a story wherein the butler at The Glen Burnie House receives a call relating to the evenings dinner informing him that the Governor and his wife will be arriving in 15 minutes and he has yet to set the table. He then ask's the viewer for their assistance in preparing the table for the evening's dinner. The viewer is then presented with an empty screen that it has all of the plates, bowls, glasses, silverware, etc. placed in the border around it waiting for the items to be dragged and dropped into their proper positions.

The above image is for what is called the attract loop. It's something that plays in a loop when no one is playing the game to draw attention to itself in an attempt to catch a passerby's eye and engage them in the game.

Above is the main comics page.

Some of the items for the drag and drop table setting game.