Category Archives: graphic novel

Concept art for Salvage Issue2

I have been painting panels for the next issue of Salvage (Issue #2), and I am leaning toward a more painterly style, no hard lines, no pencils visible. Issue #1 on Comixology: https://www.comixology.com/Salvage-1/digital-comic/175314 –Based on the book Salvage (Masque Books, 2013) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ED0081O

http://SaltwaterWitch.com

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First 4 Pages of Saltwater Witch Comic 15

Finished up the first four pages of Saltwater Witch Comic 15 around 2 in the morning and posted them. Check them out here:http://www.saltwaterwitch.com/

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Kallixene’s Courtyard

I was up at a reasonable time this morning, talking to Chloe about politics and other fun stuff–she’s home this weekend from college. While talking I’ve been doing some more concept drawing for the next chapter of the Saltwater Witch Comic.http://www.SaltwaterWitch.com

For those who know the story, here’s what Kallixene’s courtyard looks like–big elliptical window into her sitting room, lots of stone and undersea growth, fancy seaborn lighting, with Michael Henderson sound asleep on the ground and Menophon standing guard over him. Not sure that this is going to be “the look” for this chapter, and for all the underwater chapters going forward, but I know I’m close.

About three hours in Art Rage and CS6.

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First 3 Pages of Saltwater Witch Chapter 14 are Live!

Get into chapter 14 here:
http://www.saltwaterwitch.com/switch/switch14/
New to the Saltwater Witch Comic? Start here:
http://www.saltwaterwitch.com/switch/

Warm up sketching

I spent a bunch of time over the weekend drawing, warming up for another go at Saltwater Witch–that's the graphical version. I'm currently in the middle of chapter 12, and now I mean to push things several chapters beyond that.  There's some kick-ass stuff coming up, but I won't share anything before I post the pages.  However I will share some scanned pages from my sketch book, mostly faces, heads, some poses.

Click on the image for the full view:

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Saltwater Witch Chapter 7 is live!

It's all here:
http://www.saltwaterwitch.com/switch/

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Kassandra reads

I spent the last couple hours sketching and painting this one for the background of the "Kassandra Reads… (Comic Links)" page, which will contain banners and links to comics I like and read. This will hang off Saltwater Witch

Click for the full view:

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Saltwater Witch Banners and Linking

I finished up a new format for Saltwater Witch last weekend–with new art, all new lettering.  It took me a couple weeks to complete, but I haven't had time to post about it until tonight. If you haven't checked it out yet, please do. I'd love to hear what you think. 

If you would like to link to to Saltwater Witch, I've created some banner images:


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Saltwater Witch Graphic Novel


Saltwater Witch Graphic Novel

Right-click and "Save Image as…" and link back to http://www.saltwaterwitch/switch/  Or Here's the html if you just want to copy and paste it into your site:

Small

<p><a href="http://www.saltwaterwitch.com/switch"><img border="0" src="http://www.saltwaterwitch.com/switchbanner_155x60.png" alt="Saltwater Witch Graphic Novel" title="Saltwater Witch Graphic Novel" /></a></p>

Medium

<p><a href="http://www.saltwaterwitch.com/switch"><img border="0" src="http://www.saltwaterwitch.com/switchbanner_468x60.png" alt="Saltwater Witch Graphic Novel" title="Saltwater Witch Graphic Novel" /></a></p>

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<p><a href="http://www.saltwaterwitch.com/switch"><img border="0" src="http://www.saltwaterwitch.com/switchbanner_Large.png" alt="Saltwater Witch Graphic Novel" title="Saltwater Witch Graphic Novel" /></a></p>

Not a Space Oddity but still right up there with other oddities!

ComicsBeatSaltwater Witch is mentioned on The Comics Beat!  I’m in the most popular list on iBooks.  The first two chapters are free, and sure my work is listed as an oddity, but Anne Rice and I are the only one’s called out by name in the article (and in bold!).

The rest of the list consists of free oddities, like Chris Howard’s SALTWATER WITCH, interspersed with paid warhorses, like WALKING DEAD.

Sales chart: What's topping Apple's comics/GN iBookstore 
http://www.comicsbeat.com/2012/02/28/sales-chart-whats-topping-apples-comicsgn-ibookstore/

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Comic panels

Something I've been thinking about for a while. This is a scene (or set of them) from the book I'm currently working on. I've been doing some scripting and panel sketches along with the writing, with the intention of completing a comic edition along with the prose.

Chloe and friends are making cookies for a school dance tomorrow night–they're making cookies tonight–and a lot of noise, and I've just been sitting in the dining room drawing these panels in Art Rage on the iPad.

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