Monday, October 20, 2008

I wrestled Flair at the Tokyo Dome

Another sneak from secret project JDK.

The crappy color job was done by yours truly. So, I'm to blame.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Secret Project JDK

A sneak peek at my newest project. To Zuda or not to Zuda?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Where the name Kidgloves came from

This was a character I created years and years ago. The gist of the concept is a kid is given gloves made form the robe of Merlin, which give him magical powers. Unfortunately, he has no real control over the magic. He sort of has to learn as he goes. He's aided by a faerie with an attitude and mood wings(yeah, horrible pun) and a rather stuffy shrunken head attached to the end of a broomstick. His backpack is a take on Felix the Cat's bag of tricks, expect he has no idea what he's going to pull out of it at any given time.

This sketch is from when I still fancied myself an artist. Now you know why I put down the pencil. ha.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

What I used to do, I do again.

I've recently started working for . I'm doing reviews and interviews for the site. I'm actually finishing up my first interview for them now. It's with Drew Edwards, the creator of Halloween Man, and artist David Baldeon.

As absolutely no one will know, I used to do the same thing for the now defunct site, I also wrote a somewhat weekly column for the site, State of a Comic Nation. The Nation was just me rambling on about various topics like lateness, swipe files, fill-in artist, Christmas dinner.

Odd bit of coincidence-- used to be

It's been fun getting back to this kind of writing, though I do feel like it might take a bit before I'm up to speed again. Right now, I feel like I'm writing a bit stiff. Hopefully, that'll work itself out after another review or two.

I'll post a link of the interview when it goes live, until then go read some Halloween Man.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Vic Boone Soundtrack Shawn's Version

Here's my version of the Vic Boone Soundtrack. First 8 songs equal the first 8 screens. Last 4 songs are coming attractions.

Feel free to make your own. Thanks, Rachel, for this brilliant idea

Monday, August 4, 2008

August is Vic Boone

We're in this month's Zuda competition. Vote Vic!!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Random short book reviews

Singing Knives (Poetry Series No 18) Singing Knives by Frank Stanford

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
Frank Stanford is the man I would be if I had shot myself three times in the heart.

He destroys me.

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Serpico: The Incredible but True Story of the Cop Who Couldn't Be Bought (55308244175, X8244S175ABB) Serpico: The Incredible but True Story of the Cop Who Couldn't Be Bought by Peter Maas

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
A book about some heavy sh*t goin' down. And I mean heavy.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

In the meantime . . . Part 2:Vic Boone's Theme

So, the other thing you can do while awaiting word--

Write the theme song.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

No Boone in June

Or so it seems. I was hoping to hear word today about whether we'd been in the June competition, but it never came. Now, granted there's still three days left before the next competition starts, but I'm not holding my breath.

It's a bit disheartening, to say the least.

July is the Invitational month. So, August would be the next month we'd be able to compete. Of course, our 90 days ends on July 4th, which is cutting it close.

I'm a bit disappointed I won't be able to use the phrase, Boone for June, which was coined by Caanan Grall.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

In the meantime . . .

What do you do when you're waiting to see if your comic is going to be accepted?

You write the next three pages of a story that might not ever see the light of day. Pages, I might add, that took way too long to write.

I will say, though, if nothing else comes of this Zuda experience, I will come out the other side of it a better writer. Writing in this format has taught me how to ''trim the fat'', so to speak--the value of being economical with words.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Boone for June

So, it looks like we won't be in the Zuda competition in May. We still have our fingers crossed for June.

Say it with me . . . Boone for June!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Vic Boone's Journey Begins

Well, it actually started years ago, but we'll get to that later. The journey in the now is the one involving Zuda.

Last night, after months of work, Jeff, Rachel, and I submitted Vic Boone to Now, all we can do is cross fingers and wait. Though, I must admit even the simple process of submitting felt like an accomplishment in itself.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Birth of A&W Studios

It starts in Louisville, Ky. Unitas Tower on the campus of the University of Louisville in '92, to be precise. And it can all be blamed on a Spawn t-shirt.

One night on the way to use the community microwave to make some ramen noodles or chili or something else which would eventually be topped with a mound of sour cream, I noticed two guys talking outside a room a few doors down from mine. Didn't think much of it, at first, until I saw one of the guys was wearing a Spawn t-shirt.

See, at that point in college, the friends I had, who were mostly guys from my hometown, didn't read comics. I walked to the comic shop by myself, read my books, and that was the end of it. I had no one around to really talk to about the form or the stories. I mean, I talked about comics. It was just no one around me really gave a crap. This was before the days of message boards, of course.

So, I nuked my food and commenced to standing around for ten awkward minutes, waiting for the chance to simply ask, "Hey, do you read comics?"

As the minutes dragged on, it was becoming apparent the other guy, who I can only recall as looking like the kid from A Christmas Story after too many years of Big Macs and addiction, was rather long-winded. I want to say he was going off about Karl Marx and Kubla Khan, but maybe my memory is just wanting to add flavor. Though, I am positive flip-flops and a yellowing white t-shirt were involved. Eventually, he made his point, and I got my chance.

As it turned out, the guy in the Spawn shirt did read comics. He also went on to become one of my best friends and creative partner, Jeff Winstead.