Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Hey guys, we are wrapping up our next Bastard story for Popgun 3, and Brian asked me to share some of the B+W line work. The work he suggested was a pretty good money shot, so I kinda wanted to save it for the big reveal, so in the mean time, here's Bastard trying to get a handle on a big, angry cock!
File under "Better late than never". We've got a winner for our first contest! Red Chuck's suggestion: Carnage Asada, proves he is an ultimo amigo after our own hearts! We really dug all of the entries, and decision came only after much heated debate. So look out Chuck, you've got the pictured print (11x14) coming in the mail, and in the next BR collection, we will use your sexy, sexy title.
Thanks for playing everyone!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Brian's gonna work on butching up his voice if future vocal promotional opportunities present themselves.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
"Popgun Volume Two trade paperback (Image Comics)
by various creators
This volume is self-described as “a graphic mix tape,” and given the hip quality of a good deal of the material, it’s a fitting description. This is the second go around for this anthology book, which boasts no central theme. There’s plenty of strong, entertaining material to be found in this book, more than enough to offset the weaker segments or the one-page gags that are cute but ultimately disposable. I find it interesting that Image Comics have ventured into territory that once belonged almost exclusively to smaller publishers of more avant-garde work. Image is a major force in North American comics publishing, but there’s no denying the indy/small-press spirit of this material. There are some hidden gems here, not the least of which is a short story by Brandon (King City) Graham. Not only does it offer material from some strong, well-established talent, but it also introduces the readership to new creative voices. Image and the various editors with which it’s worked seem to have revived the comics anthology, or at least brought it to the attention of a wider audience. Starting with Flight (which has since moved to another publisher) and moving onto 24/7 and Popgun, short-form, unconventional comics storytelling has found a new home. I actually prefer the Popgun approach than the themed anthology; sometimes, a theme (such as 24/7’s sci-fi, robotic motif) wears out its welcome. With Popgun, the variety keeps things fresh. 7/10"
And TheComicCollective.com give's Bastard it's 2 cents!
Crazy. A bit non-sensical. And crazy. Did I mention that? A whole lotta fun with some beautiful artwork. It’s the kind of artwork with really solid lines that you could hang off of. Kind of like Clowes. With a little Kirby. Or Charles Burns."
This guy knows his stuff! I don't know if he's that good, or I'm too obvious with my influences/heroes...
But he had fun, and that's our aim. Howabout you, dear reader? What did you think of Popgun2 and the first Bastard Story?Oh! We announce the contest winner and prize soon!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
This blog here's gonna have ourselves a contest. When does it end? When we say it does. What can you win? Who knows? So what's the contest?
WHAT SHOULD THE NAME OF THIS STORY BE?
Right now, the only title is "BASTARD ROAD," 'cause we didn't get around to actually naming it (or putting our freakin' names on the splash page) before it was due to Popgun. I've always been partial to "TACO HELL!" but that's maybe too easy.
So, Friends of Bastard*, we want some suggestions! After you read the introduction of Bastard & Farel to the world, drop a comment and give us some ideas for a story name. If/when we collect all of Bastard's comic adventures under one roof, we'll re-title the story and maybe give you a little shout-out somewhere. Sound like a deal?
So go forth and make mama proud. [click on the page above to read the story]
*And while you're at it, what's a good name for Bastard's fanbase? Extra points for anyone who can work "'tard" in there.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Here's a look at page 3 from the upcoming Popgun 2 anthology. On the left we have the sketch, on the right, of course, the completed page. Yeah, I don't really get a whole lot figured out in the sketch stage, what I'm really concerned with is composition. Actual detail, line thickness, these are things I kind of hash out on the fly, once I'm happy with placement. Overall, I'm happy with the page, but I hated having to cut Farel's weird little hands from panel 2. Oh how I love those little hands!
Bastard's first tangle with the printed page debuts Wednesday the 23rd in Popgun Volume 2.
Me and Brian feel terribly honored to share space with such talented individuals, and can't wait to read all 400 pages. Sweet lord, 400 pages? AWESOME! If you can't wait for the street date (and let's face it, you can't), head on over to popguncomics.com and read the preview. Check it out and tell us what you think!