Sunday, August 14, 2011

Progress report for Aug 14

First off another shot of Captain Spectre in the production line. Man I just can't wait to get my hands on these two figures that Jonathan over at packratstudios is producing. They will both be on display at my table at future comic cons that I can afford to go too. Looking good, and check out that Thompson!

Next, a couple of warm up sketches from the past week. I must of had a reaction in my sub-con mind about all the huff about women in comics these past few weeks. So I figured I might develop a Jacqueline O'Brian back up feature for one of the comics. You see yet another reason to retire early, I have so many damned things I want to do, and I just can't get anything done it seems. Fighting medical conditions, the day job, time, freelance, domestic duties, and even yardwork it is a tough life just doing anything anymore it seems, oh and throw old age in there too. ha. I am even rethinking the first Captain Spectre comic. I was wanting it to be a novella and tell a good long story, but maybe it would be better to do a short and sweet little story to sell at the cons and get things going a bit more. Damn I hate not having all the time I need. 

But speaking of 'Solo Flight' here is a redone page 8. The first one I did had some minor problems so this week I redid the lower tier of panels. 

Production is about to start and ramp up on 'Number 13', the adaption of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Monster Men - written by Martin Powell with art by me. I have started receiving the first pages of the script and am looking forward to starting in. Since I only have a bit more than a year for this graphic novel it is going to be one hell of a year. So stay tuned Legionnaires believe me I am actually doing it so Captain Spectre can benefit from it getting published by Dark Horse. The more my name gets out there the more success Captain Spectre will have when it comes out. I know it is a messed up way to run a railroad, but this industry is running with alot of screws out of place. 


  1. Another update to your figures is coming soon...I will send you pics tonight!!!

  2. As far as to whether the Capt story should be novel size or regular, I can't say. But I assume a comic buyer does have limited income, so which ever way is a cheaper expenditure--at least that seems to be the economy these days. Plus think of all the wonderful comic origins that have already been told more or less in the regular comic format ie. Airboy, Scout, Alias, Y the Last Man, The Walking Dead or there are plenty others to choose from. As they say: size doesn't matter :) Good luck.

  3. Tom, you can't fool me. One figure for the shows, one to play with.

    It is so good to see Jack again, and I would like to get to know her better, in her own story.

    As always, it is so great to see more of your art! What ever you decide to do with the Captain comic or book, is cool to me, I just can't get enough.

    Lloyd, Loyal Legionnaire

  4. An anthology or collection of the earlier chapters might be a good place to start out.

    A prose anthology inspired by the comics would also be interesting.

    You could also produce special mini-comics to hand-out/sell at Cons/shows...or maybe do an 'Introductory One-Shot' limited edition/commemorative/collector's item sort of full-sized comic that was assembled from the various pieces already on-hand -- that would give you something to help entice new readers to jump aboard.

    Just some ideas off the top of my head as the coffe starts to kick in, finally...