Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sneak Peak!

Here's a rough of the cover design I did for issue #2 of my comic Trip-a-long Turtle. In this episode General George Armstrong Rooster tries to set up a vending booth along the Little Big Horn river. He sets up his shop right next to a shop run by Sitting Bull and the two but heads over who has the right to be there. When the violence from the dispute spreads into town, it's up to the sheriff (Trip) to resolve the dispute and bring peace to both sides...

Pencil rough:

Color roughs:

Finished Cover: So, for the finished cover I chose the light Blue /orange combo for the background. I also decided to make Sitting Bull and General Rooster silhouette's instead of their earlier full color versions. It helps to push them back from Trip and gives the cover a very clean, graphic feel.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I don't usually post things of a personal nature on this blog, but two weeks ago my wife and I lost our dog to liver cancer. He was our only child for ten years and we loved him and cherished him deeply. He was a great friend and muse and I will forever miss his intelligence, humor, and good natured personality. One of my favorite things to do was watch him sleep. He would move his legs like he was running and occasionally let out a very muffled bark. I used to try and imagine what it was he was dreaming about.

 I hope his spirit is on top of a tall mountain surrounded by marrow bones.

Good bye Kumara....I will love and miss you forever.