A few years ago I was reminiscing about how much I loved coloring books as a youngster. I couldn't get enough of them. I wondered why they weren't made for adults and thought about all the cool things you could do with that format. But I never did more than that, because I figured it wouldn't catch on.
I should have known better and trusted my instincts. They're almost always right.
Just a couple of years after I had that thought, the Adult Coloring Book market exploded! I see them for sale all over the place. But most of those are just coloring books with a series of images to color. They didn't go beyond that.
But I did.
I created an entire graphic novel that one can color with a gallery at back with several pin up images. That way not only do you get a log of great art to color, but you get an entire story to read as well. It's like a two for one!
This is just the first in a series. I've already started writing the story for the second one.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
So I had originally created a different cover for my latest graphic novel, and while it was good, it just didn't speak to me or feel like the story. But I didn't know what else to do, so I published it.
Then while working on the Adult Coloring Book version of the story (yes, there will be a Wandering Koala Adult Coloring Book for you to color all by your lonesome very soon), I decided to do something else for the cover so it looked like its own animal. I ended up liking this cover so much, that I decided to change the color eBook version as well. I'm much happier with how it turned out.
What do you think?
This was inked with a Prismacolor brush-tipped pen and colored in Adobe Photoshop.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Brent and Kyle were out jogging, which--in case you didn't know--means Brent runs slowly around a park wheezing like he should be on oxygen while Kyle things he's competing on Ninja Warrior.
I bet he'd do well on that show.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Wanna hear a funny story? Okay, maybe not "ha ha" roll on the ground funny. More like strange and ironic funny.
It was a dark and stormy night.
Okay, not really. The sun hadn't quite set, and there were only a few clouds in the sky, so it was neither dark nor stormy. Oh how that would have added atmosphere. But it was night. Almost.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
You've probably noticed I've been pretty quiet lately. There's a good reason for that. I've been working on a new 80-page comic book. I'm a little over half way done, so you should be seeing it in the next month or so. As usual, I'm trying something new art and storywise. Will it work? Will it be a complete failure? Who knows? But until then, here is a quick preview.