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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sam Specter cover- image building technique

So, working in layers and using my experience in animation, I begin to build the image, and this is the tombstone marker cobblestone street piece I needed for the foreground piece, which would end up on the back cover.

Here's two of the vehicles from the cover, and yes, the cat taxi is a complete homage to the cat bus in Totoro :)

You can order Sam Specter HERE, makes for great family reading for the holiday season!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

You can't get any cooler than a Jack-O-Lantern police car!

More Sam Specter stuff today. I began exploring my own typeface for this property as well, though I did not use this one in the book, if I remember correctly.

And here's a scene from the book, where the kids, riding on the back of their gigantic pet bat named Shakespeare, chase the bad guys, who are on the big rat in the distance.
A car chase with no cars :)

A few people have asked, so I will post the link to the book on Amazon HERE daily until Halloween!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Some more Sam Specter cover character roughs

There was a pseudo-Victorian Era feeling I wanted to get from the clothing and style of the characters.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sam Specter and the Book of Spells- Chapter 4 Illustration

I really enjoy old, crumbling ruins, and thought it would be fun/interesting if Sam lived in a town of haunted houses.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Yours Truly invades San Diego Comic Fest 2016! The world crumbles!

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I'd like to announce to all five of you that I will be appearing at the San Diego Comic Fest the weekend of Feb 12-15, 2016!

Click HERE for my profile and HERE for the Fest's website.

Please feel free to come by and tell me I do not know how to draw dinosaurs, but be warned, I will absolutely agree with you:)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Why wouldn't Death paint flowers?

More character roughs from my first novel, Sam Specter and the Book of Spells.
I like how death is chained and MUST paint!
The little coffin is his palette :)


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sam Specter character pencil roughs

These are scans fresh from my sketchbook, wanted to have a Charles Addams sort of Victorian Era metropolitan sophistication to the haunted inhabitants to this fun, haunted city.