It’s been quite a while since my last update. I’ve been keeping pretty busy over the last 4 months. In that time I’ve worked on projects with 3 different writers, had a small vacation in South Korea and attended Emerald City Comicon in Seattle.
ECCC was loads of fun, due in part to the fact that I got to meet a lot of my peers. I spent the convention wandering around meeting people and showing off a bit of what I’m working on. Part of the weekend was spent traveling the convention floor with writer and good friend Helen Nguyen while the other half was spent wandering around with frequent collaborator Danny Djeljosevic.
I got to meet and converse with a lot of writers I hope to work with in the next couple of years. It was great meeting Ryan K. Lindsay, who made the trip to Seattle all the way from Australia. Earlier in the year, I worked on a pitch with him, so he had some pitch packages printed up to pass around. Hopefully one day we can find some way to share this crazy project with the world.
I recently worked a little more on a big project I’ve had in the works for a while with Patrick Meaney. I’m excited to get working on it again, but we’re waiting on a few things to get ironed out first.
The Ghost Engine came to an end a couple of weeks ago . We updated almost twice a week for a full year. I feel like that project allowed me to learn how to create a comic from beginning to end using only a Cintiq and Photoshop. Some parts of The Ghost Engine are a little rough, but lettering, drawing and colouring a hundred plus pages made me a better, faster artist. Overall, I’m pretty proud of the project. Danny and I hope to turn it into a nice looking hardcover soon.
I’m currently drawing Panic Kids, a follow up project from me and Danny. We have a small teaser up on The Ghost Engine site. Danny provided me with a very fun and entertaining script that’s tailored to my particular sensibilities and I’m having a blast working on it. If all goes according to plan, this project should surface sometime in 2014.