Sunday, February 9, 2014

217 - way into the new year

Knock knock. Knock knock....

...

Is there anyone there?...


There in fact is. I am actually still here. Mainly just coloring. My writing on GonnaGeek.com has taken a hit and been really inconsistent, not as inconsistently as I've been posting here but not good. I've really only been taking time to hit up social media on my Facebook and Twitter during the bathroom breaks that I'm not reading comics. Also the podcast has been on a sort of hiatus as Colin has gone back to school and is now going through the fun of moving into a new house.

Now, the good news. As of this posting I'm 6 pages from the halfway point on GEEK, just need to keep going, that's all there is to it. Things are gearing up for LCTC 2014 also known as the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention where I will be making my first appearance as an exhibitor! My table, hotel, and plane tickets are all taken care of, I have 100 prints of my Adventure Time print on the way to me in the mail right now. It looks like all things are coming up Milhouse so I'll just keep my fingers crossed that things keep going the way that they are going.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

216 - 3 page preview of G.E.E.K. or Where I've been spending my nights...

Want to get a good look at what I've been up? Why you never see me at the bar-b-ques? Why I'm just never in the club anymore? Where I've been spending my evenings...

Well click this lovely link and you find a 3 page preview of G.E.E.K.!

Oh, and Marvel announced they are bringing back a new X-Factor series written by Peter David and The New Warriors are coming back! So today is an epic day.

That is all. :-)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

215 - a shocking quickie!

Just a quick update. Roughly 98% of the time I'm not at work or sleeping I am coloring GEEK. It's not coming along as fast as I would like, but it is coming along. Still hoping to see more of a speed increase as I keep going but the important thing is I ain't stopping. Pages done and plenty more to do.

I did want to share with you guys that I added to my original comic page collection. Powers Vol 2 Issue #13 Page #20 is now mine! I love it!

And below that is a small sneak peek at one of the GEEK panels I have colored. You guys will love it when you find out why this guy looks so shocked in this image. It's great stuff.

Okay, back to coloring I go.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

214 - My walls got all kinds of original!




The postman brought a package to my work on Friday afternoon. I now have 3 pages of original New Warriors comic book art with pencils by Mark Bagley and inks by Larry Mahlsedt. I will add these to my Comic Art Fans gallery soon.

I own Mark Bagley New Warriors pages. I AM SO HAPPY.

A huge thanks to Spencer Beck at The Artist's Choice for great service.

Monday, June 17, 2013

213 - I'm Gonna Geek...or how I learned to spread my love on the internet

Things have been hectic and I would just like to send out a huge thank you to anyone still around and reading this thing. After a little talking to from my writer and editor of GEEK it was brought to my attention that I have been slacking and it is time for some serious pages. So I've basically been putting in full time job hours during my hours after work. A 40 hour work week followed by 40+ hours at my home computer over each of the last 2 weeks has been a frenetic blast of fun and nights with little sleep. Not sure how some people go full bore like this for years, but that's what I'll be doing over the next couple months as I lay down the colors over 130 pages of GEEK. So far I can't share pages that I'm working on with you guys but soon you will be seeing some pages that I have to say are turning out spectacular.

In the small bits of in between time when I'm not coloring I have actually stopped drawing as the 80+ hours a week at my computers are taking a toll on the wrist. Instead I have aimed a bit of my thinking power toward writing. Specifically writing about geeky stuff that I enjoy and would like to point people towards. I will be doing this over at a lovely site called GonnaGeek.com.

I have done a few blah blah blah posts on here and if you liked them I believe you will really enjoy what I will be presenting over at Gonna Geek. My first post went up today reviewing that beautiful thing that is Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan McLeod, if you've got a minute go take a look, give it a read, and if you leave me a comment I'll owe you a cookie - http://www.gonnageek.com/2013/06/bachmans-best-infinite-kung-fu/

So for the foreseeable future I'll probably be a bit more vocal over there then over here. And when things really start rolling in the next couple of months, man...you won't believe how much is coming and I'll be so happy to tell you all about it. So stay tuned.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

212 - it's to quiet...

It has been far to quiet around this blog for far to long! And I have no one to blame but myself. Prepare yourself for a deluge of pics and stuff.

If you have a minute go give this a listen and it explains a lot of where I've been and what I've been doing - CLICK HERE! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

211 - Who dem guys?


More of the standardized male body types from Christopher Hart's spectacular book Simplified Anatomy for the Comic Book Artist. I'm thinking of going back through these and practicing my digital inking right over the top of them for practice and because in the book Hart gives the under anatomy and a finished version.

Working my sketches in between coloring pages of GEEK which is finally starting to speed up as I am finding new faster ways to get the same results I was getting at the beginning so fingers crossed I can start really turning out pages to ease the minds of the GEEK guys.

ECCC is less than 2 weeks away now and I am getting really excited! Got my tattoos prepped and ready to go. Got a nice New Warriors convention sketchbook ready to get it's first sketch in it! I'm SO ready to go!

And if I didn't have enough other things going on I am now prepping to start a new pod cast. If you have listened to Tom vs The Flash by Tom Katers or Tales From the Attic by the always hilarous Donny Salvo on the PKD podcast you have an idea of what I want to do, roughly. If I tell you that I am going to name it the Crash Pad Podcast and you are a fan of a certain book then you now have a really good idea of what I'm going to be doing. I think it's going to be fun. Planning on recording the first test pod in the next couple of days and I have a couple guys ready to review it for me and hit me with some feedback. Fingers crossed.