Monday, August 31, 2015

First panel of my next comic.


First panel of my next comic. http://ift.tt/1JIioRg

First panel of my next comic.


First panel of my next comic. http://ift.tt/1KYQjGk

My current comic script calls for a terrorist base camp. I’ve never been happy with all my previous designs, but this one makes me happy. The truck floating in the air will be used somewhere in the middle ground and the guard in the foreground will help establish this is a ‘bad place’. My main goal was to make something interesting to look at and I think I managed to do that by focusing on design, not just in the flat plane, but treating the picture like a 3d space.


My current comic script calls for a terrorist base camp. I’ve never been happy with all my previous designs, but this one makes me happy. The truck floating in the air will be used somewhere in the middle ground and the guard in the foreground will help establish this is a ‘bad place’. My main goal was to make something interesting to look at and I think I managed to do that by focusing on design, not just in the flat plane, but treating the picture like a 3d space. http://ift.tt/1X5ciVr

Saturday, August 29, 2015

WIP a helicopter from my new comic.


WIP a helicopter from my new comic. http://ift.tt/1EpDkRd

Friday, August 28, 2015

In 1955, comic book editor Bob Wood killed his girlfriend with an iron. Never cross your editor.


In 1955, comic book editor Bob Wood killed his girlfriend with an iron. Never cross your editor. http://ift.tt/1LAQoTn

Morning sketch of Magik from the X-Men


Morning sketch of Magik from the X-Men http://ift.tt/1KqUgaZ

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Looking for paper, I found an old sketch pad with the first comic sample I drew from a Marvel script. This is a 14x17 Grumbacker sketchbook. I think I drew this around ‘09. Marvel didn’t hire me but the submissions editor at the time, Bon Alimagno, was super helpful and I we’d up sending him samples for about 6 months. I consider this the start of my comic career.


Looking for paper, I found an old sketch pad with the first comic sample I drew from a Marvel script. This is a 14x17 Grumbacker sketchbook. I think I drew this around ‘09. Marvel didn’t hire me but the submissions editor at the time, Bon Alimagno, was super helpful and I we’d up sending him samples for about 6 months. I consider this the start of my comic career. http://ift.tt/1KlLACP

Looking for paper, I found an old sketch pad with the first comic sample I drew from a Marvel script. This is a 14x17 Grumbacker sketchbook. I think I drew this around ‘09. Marvel didn’t hire me but the submissions editor at the time, Bon Alimagno, was super helpful and I we’d up sending him samples for about 6 months. I consider this the start of my comic career.


Looking for paper, I found an old sketch pad with the first comic sample I drew from a Marvel script. This is a 14x17 Grumbacker sketchbook. I think I drew this around ‘09. Marvel didn’t hire me but the submissions editor at the time, Bon Alimagno, was super helpful and I we’d up sending him samples for about 6 months. I consider this the start of my comic career. http://ift.tt/1ElkIC0

Looking for paper, I found an old sketch pad with the first comic sample I drew from a Marvel script. This is a 14x17 Grumbacker sketchbook. I think I drew this around ‘09. Marvel didn’t hire me but the submissions editor at the time, Bon Alimagno, was super helpful and I we’d up sending him samples for about 6 months. I consider this the start of my comic career.


Looking for paper, I found an old sketch pad with the first comic sample I drew from a Marvel script. This is a 14x17 Grumbacker sketchbook. I think I drew this around ‘09. Marvel didn’t hire me but the submissions editor at the time, Bon Alimagno, was super helpful and I we’d up sending him samples for about 6 months. I consider this the start of my comic career. http://ift.tt/1MVPzYK

Early morning pen sketch.


Early morning pen sketch. http://ift.tt/1MN6nzx

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A few pages from I sketchbook I filled early this morning and a detail from the page. These were drawn in ink with a light blue gel pen I bought at the Muji store in NYC. I live the ink in this pen and the color is light enough to trick my brain into thinking ‘I’m not drawing in ink…’


A few pages from I sketchbook I filled early this morning and a detail from the page. These were drawn in ink with a light blue gel pen I bought at the Muji store in NYC. I live the ink in this pen and the color is light enough to trick my brain into thinking ‘I’m not drawing in ink…’ http://ift.tt/1PRAiGL

A few pages from I sketchbook I filled early this morning and a detail from the page. These were drawn in ink with a light blue gel pen I bought at the Muji store in NYC. I live the ink in this pen and the color is light enough to trick my brain into thinking ‘I’m not drawing in ink…’


A few pages from I sketchbook I filled early this morning and a detail from the page. These were drawn in ink with a light blue gel pen I bought at the Muji store in NYC. I live the ink in this pen and the color is light enough to trick my brain into thinking ‘I’m not drawing in ink…’ http://ift.tt/1hEwj4W

A few pages from I sketchbook I filled early this morning and a detail from the page. These were drawn in ink with a light blue gel pen I bought at the Muji store in NYC. I live the ink in this pen and the color is light enough to trick my brain into thinking ‘I’m not drawing in ink…’


A few pages from I sketchbook I filled early this morning and a detail from the page. These were drawn in ink with a light blue gel pen I bought at the Muji store in NYC. I live the ink in this pen and the color is light enough to trick my brain into thinking ‘I’m not drawing in ink…’ http://ift.tt/1JUJ2Nf

Monday, August 24, 2015

Wolverine doodle from my sketchbook


Wolverine doodle from my sketchbook http://ift.tt/1NPZgF3

Wolverine doodle from my sketchbook


Wolverine doodle from my sketchbook http://ift.tt/1WOC4gx

corkcomics: Hell’s Rifles 1/5. Written and lettered by Colin O’Mahoney. Art by Scott Sackett A comic I drew!


corkcomics: Hell’s Rifles 1/5. Written and lettered by Colin O’Mahoney. Art by Scott Sackett A comic I drew! http://ift.tt/1JNShi6

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Princess Peaches and her new toy, pig ball she carries everywhere.


Princess Peaches and her new toy, pig ball she carries everywhere. http://ift.tt/1h7oeoJ

Doodle of president Obama for an upcoming project.


Doodle of president Obama for an upcoming project. http://ift.tt/1EcelRe

Drawing of my friend Eric.


Drawing of my friend Eric. http://ift.tt/1h6nccm

Took advantage of the cooler weather to do some early morning sketches on the front porch.


Took advantage of the cooler weather to do some early morning sketches on the front porch. http://ift.tt/1EOsBut

Saturday, August 22, 2015

I mentioned the other day my family was very artistic and here’s an example from my maternal Grandmother. This is a fabric ABC book she sewed and embroidered for me when I was very young. I don’t know if she used a pattern or what for this but I’ve found some drawings she did in old books and they aren’t bad. All my family encouraged me to draw and there was never a shortage of paper.


I mentioned the other day my family was very artistic and here’s an example from my maternal Grandmother. This is a fabric ABC book she sewed and embroidered for me when I was very young. I don’t know if she used a pattern or what for this but I’ve found some drawings she did in old books and they aren’t bad. All my family encouraged me to draw and there was never a shortage of paper. http://ift.tt/1h4DaUv

I mentioned the other day my family was very artistic and here’s an example from my maternal Grandmother. This is a fabric ABC book she sewed and embroidered for me when I was very young. I don’t know if she used a pattern or what for this but I’ve found some drawings she did in old books and they aren’t bad. All my family encouraged me to draw and there was never a shortage of paper.


I mentioned the other day my family was very artistic and here’s an example from my maternal Grandmother. This is a fabric ABC book she sewed and embroidered for me when I was very young. I don’t know if she used a pattern or what for this but I’ve found some drawings she did in old books and they aren’t bad. All my family encouraged me to draw and there was never a shortage of paper. http://ift.tt/1h4AtCs

For this comic, I’m putting away the stylus and picking up the lead pencil.


For this comic, I’m putting away the stylus and picking up the lead pencil. http://ift.tt/1WLuiEa

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ellis Goodson aka weirdellis and I are making a short film today. I did a sketch of Ellis while he figures out all the shots.


Ellis Goodson aka weirdellis and I are making a short film today. I did a sketch of Ellis while he figures out all the shots. http://ift.tt/1EIornJ

Early morning page of face doodles.


Early morning page of face doodles. http://ift.tt/1JvaYa9

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Loose thumbnails for a comic I’m drawing.


Loose thumbnails for a comic I’m drawing. http://ift.tt/1JrTJqu

Ink doodles of the ‘90s X-Men in my sketchbook. My Gambit is a little dodgey, I’m sure he’s off model, but I was going from memory. I know he used to smoke & had a rattail. Drawn with a pentel sign pen, my favorite sketching pen.


Ink doodles of the ‘90s X-Men in my sketchbook. My Gambit is a little dodgey, I’m sure he’s off model, but I was going from memory. I know he used to smoke & had a rattail. Drawn with a pentel sign pen, my favorite sketching pen. http://ift.tt/1MxOgxd

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I watched ‘The City Dark’, a documentary about light pollution, yesterday. This is my doodle of the lady in Chicago on the Bird Rescue Team. They retrieve birds, disorientated by the city lights, who strike buildings. I highly recommend the film.


I watched ‘The City Dark’, a documentary about light pollution, yesterday. This is my doodle of the lady in Chicago on the Bird Rescue Team. They retrieve birds, disorientated by the city lights, who strike buildings. I highly recommend the film. http://ift.tt/1E0sTU4

Monday, August 17, 2015

I found an old sketchbook that I filled with complete comic pages. These were a few of the better ones. As far as I recall, these were done early 2000’s and I never did anything with them except learn.


I found an old sketchbook that I filled with complete comic pages. These were a few of the better ones. As far as I recall, these were done early 2000’s and I never did anything with them except learn. http://ift.tt/1K1VVDF

Another concept drawing for SpookyCorps.


Another concept drawing for SpookyCorps. http://ift.tt/1WyssGB

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Today’s my birthday, but artists don’t take days off. Here’s 2 more environmental concepts for SpookyCorps.


Today’s my birthday, but artists don’t take days off. Here’s 2 more environmental concepts for SpookyCorps. http://ift.tt/1NbXzVb

Friday, August 14, 2015

I watched Stephen Platt’s DVD about drawing comics and was inspired to draw Deadpool with a 4h pencil.


I watched Stephen Platt’s DVD about drawing comics and was inspired to draw Deadpool with a 4h pencil. http://ift.tt/1gHWoz6

In ‘90, I wasn’t reading comics and I found out Spider-Man was married when I bought this cup at Hardee’s!


In ‘90, I wasn’t reading comics and I found out Spider-Man was married when I bought this cup at Hardee’s! http://ift.tt/1hCFpPo

The grays don’t show up in this photo, but here’s my first completed concept design for Spooky Corps. I’ll scan it later and send it off to the client.


The grays don’t show up in this photo, but here’s my first completed concept design for Spooky Corps. I’ll scan it later and send it off to the client. http://ift.tt/1J4h4rA

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Rough layout of a ministry building for SpookyCorps. I’m kinda feeling out our working process, but so far I’m doodling until it feels right and when that looks like ‘something’ I’m sending it to Daniel for comments. So far it’s working good.


Rough layout of a ministry building for SpookyCorps. I’m kinda feeling out our working process, but so far I’m doodling until it feels right and when that looks like ‘something’ I’m sending it to Daniel for comments. So far it’s working good. http://ift.tt/1N8Wo88

Another building for SpookyCorps. I got a nice email from my editor today, it really made my day!


Another building for SpookyCorps. I got a nice email from my editor today, it really made my day! http://ift.tt/1Jbn9c4

Ink concept doodles from my sketchbook. I’m working up character designs for a possible new project. I drew these straight in ink with my new favorite tool, the Pentel sign pen. It’s got a bit of flex and great to doodle with.


Ink concept doodles from my sketchbook. I’m working up character designs for a possible new project. I drew these straight in ink with my new favorite tool, the Pentel sign pen. It’s got a bit of flex and great to doodle with. http://ift.tt/1J1o395

Monday, August 10, 2015

In this panel, the President activates the team. From Team: Awesome! #0.


In this panel, the President activates the team. From Team: Awesome! #0. http://ift.tt/1NmK69S

seanhowe: Excerpt from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story: In the fall of 1971, Marvel Comics licensed its characters—cheaply—to a shaggy-haired concert promoter named Steve Lemberg, who planned to adapt Marvel adventures for stage musicals, radio plays, and films. The first part of Lemberg’s promotional campaign was turning Stan Lee into an honest-to-God celebrity. He quickly organized a Carnegie Hall event around him. “An erudite evening of cataclysmic culture with your friendly neighborhood bullpen gang!” Spider-Man shouted from a New York Times ad for the January 5, 1972, event. At a cost of twenty-five thousand dollars, even a sold-out show wouldn’t make Lemberg his money back—the show was a calculated loss leader, designed simply to enhance Lee’s notoriety beyond comic circles. Sporting a mustache and sunglasses (he couldn’t help being a little funky, and a little flashy), Stan the Man gave his best effort. But the proceedings were a directionless mess, with failed improvisations and low-rent superhero costumes crafted from Magic Markers and Lycra. The guest stars that gathered to perform dramatic readings or musical numbers could not have been a more random collection: Alain Resnais; actors RenĂ© Auberjonois, Peter Boyle, and Chuck McCann; writer Tom Wolfe; Beach Boy Dennis Wilson; jazz drummer Chico Hamilton; and Eddie Carmel, holder of the Guinness Book of World Records title for the world’s tallest man. Lee’s wife and daughter recited a poem Lee had written, “God Woke.” A slide show spilled onto two screens, where crude projections clashed with the brightly colored Carnegie Hall drapes; a rock-and-roll trio of Roy Thomas, Herb Trimpe, and Barry Smith covered Elvis songs; and, according to reports, bored audience members ripped up their comic books and fashioned them into paper airplanes to direct at the stage. When it was all over, Gerry Conway went backstage to congratulate Lee and saw that his boss’s face was ashen. He looked, Conway said, “like a deer in headlights.” Lee took a vacation shortly afterward.


seanhowe: Excerpt from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story: In the fall of 1971, Marvel Comics licensed its characters—cheaply—to a shaggy-haired concert promoter named Steve Lemberg, who planned to adapt Marvel adventures for stage musicals, radio plays, and films. The first part of Lemberg’s promotional campaign was turning Stan Lee into an honest-to-God celebrity. He quickly organized a Carnegie Hall event around him. “An erudite evening of cataclysmic culture with your friendly neighborhood bullpen gang!” Spider-Man shouted from a New York Times ad for the January 5, 1972, event. At a cost of twenty-five thousand dollars, even a sold-out show wouldn’t make Lemberg his money back—the show was a calculated loss leader, designed simply to enhance Lee’s notoriety beyond comic circles. Sporting a mustache and sunglasses (he couldn’t help being a little funky, and a little flashy), Stan the Man gave his best effort. But the proceedings were a directionless mess, with failed improvisations and low-rent superhero costumes crafted from Magic Markers and Lycra. The guest stars that gathered to perform dramatic readings or musical numbers could not have been a more random collection: Alain Resnais; actors RenĂ© Auberjonois, Peter Boyle, and Chuck McCann; writer Tom Wolfe; Beach Boy Dennis Wilson; jazz drummer Chico Hamilton; and Eddie Carmel, holder of the Guinness Book of World Records title for the world’s tallest man. Lee’s wife and daughter recited a poem Lee had written, “God Woke.” A slide show spilled onto two screens, where crude projections clashed with the brightly colored Carnegie Hall drapes; a rock-and-roll trio of Roy Thomas, Herb Trimpe, and Barry Smith covered Elvis songs; and, according to reports, bored audience members ripped up their comic books and fashioned them into paper airplanes to direct at the stage. When it was all over, Gerry Conway went backstage to congratulate Lee and saw that his boss’s face was ashen. He looked, Conway said, “like a deer in headlights.” Lee took a vacation shortly afterward. http://ift.tt/1TmSpEC

Hand drawn logo for a new Comicbook project.


Hand drawn logo for a new Comicbook project. http://ift.tt/1MXKLSh

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Double page spread of ink sketches from my sketchbook.


Double page spread of ink sketches from my sketchbook. http://ift.tt/1DAtUlx

Double page spread of ink sketches from my sketchbook.


Double page spread of ink sketches from my sketchbook. http://ift.tt/1KcbrbT

Double page spread of ink sketches from my sketchbook.


Double page spread of ink sketches from my sketchbook. http://ift.tt/1MW3eP8

My next comic.


My next comic. http://ift.tt/1HznGxk

Saturday, August 08, 2015

tombocomics: Tombocomic fans, we have an irl emergency. My little sister has gone missing. Please share and get the word out. And especially If any of you are in Utah. Please keep an eye out out for her especially in the Ogden areas. Thank you so much Tumblr fans. I love you dearly. Please help me find my sister. I love her so much. -Thomas


tombocomics: Tombocomic fans, we have an irl emergency. My little sister has gone missing. Please share and get the word out. And especially If any of you are in Utah. Please keep an eye out out for her especially in the Ogden areas. Thank you so much Tumblr fans. I love you dearly. Please help me find my sister. I love her so much. -Thomas http://ift.tt/1UvG9nu