Undertow

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Commissions! Please enquire.

I dont think I have mentioned this recently (ever?) on my blog, but yes...I DO COMMISSIONS!

I am currently accepting commissions, special requests, sketch covers, more elaborate commissions...etc

Please contact me via email ( gibsonquarter27@yahoo.com ) or on twitter to find out more and start the process.

This is an example of a 11X17 Spiderman - pencils and inks.



Other examples can be found over on twitter when I remember to take a picture -before the folks pic them up!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Undertow #5 - 5 page preview

Jeremiah and Moses the monkey saddle up in the old west once again! The supernatural western feature called the “Organ Grinder” continues in UNDERTOW #5 which will launch at Emerald City Comic Con  
at the end of March.



Here's a sneak-peek ....
 



This issue also features the terrific talent of Adam Gorham on another story in the book, “the Forgetting” AND...Adam is also the artist for that sweet front cover up above.

This comic is available at the 7th Wave publishing website .

Please have a look and pick up a copy from the 7th wave booth at ECCC in Seattle, the website, or me directly at Calgary fan Expo ! 


Friday, February 20, 2015

Undertow Issue 5 back cover

Another Undertow issue from 7th wave comics is in the can. It will be released at Emerald City comic con this year, the last weekend in March. 

Details and a sneak preview coming soon, but for now here is the back cover - inked by Craig Yeung, drawn by me... with inspiration from Chris Bachalo and Tom Townsend.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 - Year end round up!

I love doing these yearly round ups. It keeps me organized and gives me an idea on my over-all output in one easy place...the first blog post of every January. ;-)

In reflecting on 2014 and doing some fact checking on the pages I drew, here's what went down:

2 trade paperbacks...a first for me!
(Heroes of the North - Compendium and Legacies)

4 comics published this year.
( The Undertow #4, The Undertow Free Comic book day special, Professor Elemental #3 , and the Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel #3. )

2+1/2  pages of the Gutters.
( All can be found here, and the 'half' page that almost was is here )

1 art book - from the 2014 Calgary Expo Show

2 new prints, and 1 pin up in Monstrosity #2

Add to that my trip to Seattle's ECCC, and a  few Canadian Conventions and there you have it.


My goal now is to make 2015 my most prolific yet,  and I'm working on that as we speak. I've got many pages 'in the can' that I'll show and talk about closer to the dates when the books are set to come out. You can read about here or by following me on twitter.   

A big THANK YOU to all those who have helped and supported me this year. There are too many important people to list individually, but you know who you are.

Happy 2015 to all. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

2 artists, 1 script! Gutters with different layouts

Gutters with Ryan Sohmer and crew, is a hilarious, time sensitive editorial cartoon lampooning the comic book industry and the heroes and characters that dwell within.  I've done a number of strips for them, and count myself as one of their semi-regular contributors.

My cool and affable editor Jeff Moss asked me to draw Gutters # 559 last week and I agreed to do it. I knew I'd be up north at a cottage and unable to access the internet, but during the time away I planned to get all the pencils done. I'd then ink it up on Sunday night when I got back. This way I hit my deadline and the colorist and letterer would have Monday to work their magic.

I got the script and sent an email to confirm I was all set and would be away - just before I drove out of range on Friday.  Unfortunately... my confirmation email got blocked by the spam filters at Gutters HQ. Poor Jeff sent a few emails over the weekend asking if I got it, and was everything OK?  None of these I saw until I got back into cell range on Sunday afternoon. Since this is a time sensitive strip, and he needs to get a page out there on schedule, Jeff's last email on Sunday morning was a "sorry, but since we haven't heard from you, I have to give it to another artist so it'll be done by Tuesday."

While this sucked for me, I completely understand. Editors are ALWAYS concerned about artists flaking out and leaving them to pick up the pieces. Artists being hard to reach near deadlines is like Kryptonite for editors.

Why am I telling you all of this? It's the story of how the art below is now an 'unpublished' Gutters #559 page from me. It's pencils only, as there is no point in inking it now!   ;-) 

I put it up here for those hardcore comic art (and comic scripting!) fans who like to see how different artists might interpret the same script.  Since the script isn't mine to show, I cant post it here without permission...but if you compare the dialogue and read it carefully, you'll get an idea of what we were asked to draw.

Compare my pencils below to the final PUBLISHED page right here. 

I hope you find this as interesting as I do, Rob Dumo made some interesting artistic choices that are different than mine, but just as valid. Not only that...he made a great page to boot!

Oh, and since Jeff is such a cool guy, you'll be seeing me in the Gutters again very soon...stay tuned to my twitter, this blog, or just book mark the gutters main page! 


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Undertow issue #1 thru #4 Review.

Its always great to get feedback on one's work, and comic review sites are one of the best places to do this. 

Thanks to twitter, I just saw an Undertow review up at The Steve Strout site, and a link to it can be found here. 

Now, off to make more of issue #5!  

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Upcoming comic work...

I've been keeping busy working away on the new issue of Undertow - (number 5!), as well as pages for ANOTHER Heroes of the North trade paperback.  Both of these books will be released early next year.  

Here's a sneak peek:







This is good time to remind you that back issues of Undertow are available for order from the main website - http://7thwavecomics.com/


Undertow covers #1-3 plus 2nd printing covers


Also, Heroes of the North have some nice new Trade paperbacks available from their website . They collect a number of pages that I've worked on with Guillermo Ortego. You can order one from them directly, or you can grab one from me by getting in touch ( twitter works great for that) , or see me at a con while supplies last!