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.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

210 - Raising Cain!


During my color breaks today I did a Cain from Robocop 2 sketch for the oh so lovely Weekly Sketch Group over on the so so special PencilJack.

Enjoy.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

209 - Whose's that guy?


Standardized male body types. More of the awesome Simplified Anatomy for the Comic Book Artist by Christopher Hart. Still enjoying my way through this book in between bouts of coloring.
Hope you are all enjoying your year so far.

Monday, February 4, 2013

208 - with a Bullitt

The 10 minute sketch for PencilJack's weekly sketch group had some serious speed this week. Fun stuff. Can't remember the last time I tried to draw a car. I am way out of practice.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

207 - Jump Jump PencilJack will make ya Jump Jump

This mornings warm up was once again the lovely 10 minute speed drawing challenge for the PencilJack Weekly Sketch Group. Fun was had. That is all.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

205 - 4 my eyes only

With the fan dying on my power supply I've been running my computer for only 4 hours at a time with the window open and a fan blowing the cold air at the tower. This has keep my computer from crashing so that is nice but man it is getting kinda frigid in my office. I'm coloring with a hoodie on all zipped just to keep warm. But here's the important part. It's so worth it because GEEK is coming along and the colored pages I think are looking great. I believe we will be showing then to the world soon so I'll be able to share them here soon, I don't think you guys will be disappointed. 

In the meantime while my comp is down for the hour I give it to cool off completely I've been doing a little sketching. I've finished one piece and almost the second in a set that will be winging off to the far north to my favorite podbrothers. So for now I can't share pics as I want them to be a surprise. Soon as the package I will soon send off is received I'll put the sketches up here, they are turning out nice. 

Hope you are all enjoying your 2013 so far.

Monday, January 21, 2013

204 - Fast, Bolt Fast!


Another week and another 10 min sketch for the fabulous PencilJack weekly sketch crew fun times. I need to work on my speed and get more of the full overall impression of the image on the page before I try to get details. Gotta get fast, Usain Bolt fast baby!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

203 - a quick punch!


I keep needing to take breaks from coloring.  So many hours of staring at a computer screen eventually does damage. So as I need breaks and I need to keep working and improving on my art I am going to keep updating this here blog of course but I am also going to try and toss some stuff back up on PencilJack again. That is a community of great people that I miss chatting with so I am diving back in. First step I took part in this weeks sketch group and started with the 10 minute sketch picture of an mma fight. It's not complete as I timed myself and was honest. It was nice to kinda get in there and just cut lose and see what would come out in 10 minutes. It's crazy when that timer goes off and you realize that 10 minutes just flew by. Fun stuff.

202 - Irish Batman for dinner


Had a fun evening out with the mother-in-law the other night. Stephanie and David took Danielle and I out to celebrate our birthdays. They get off easy as our birthdays are only a week apart. I was flipping through Twitter and saw a post of a cool Batman Beyond toy and thought it would make for a cool sketch so I tossed done some lines and the above is the result. Terry McGinnis from Batman Beyond, still one of my favorite cartoons of all time.

Friday, January 4, 2013

201 - Mutant backside for your viewing pleasure!


Never give up!

Yep, that's right still not giving up on working my way through the entire Simplified Anatomy for the Comic Book Artist by Christopher Hart. It's a fun book and I'm still enjoying it everyone once in awhile in between my other projects. There is much rejoicing in my mind as posters are finishing up and comic pages are being colored. But here we have the Mutant fellow for his final appearance as you get the muscle groups in the rear view. Good stuff, enjoy.

Tomorrow I turn 35.
I'm rocking a mohawk while still working a government job. I'm on 2 different podcasts and I am currently coloring a 130 page OGN with an amazing group of guys.
This is definitely not things I would think that I would have been able to say a couple years ago.
Things are good.

Hope you are all enjoying your new year so far.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

200 - here comes 2013! Everyone run!


Just a quick little hello to start the year. Noodle, the noodle armed boy says hi! Hope you like his hat.

2012 was really great for me.

I started a pod cast - The Next Element Podcast - and put up over 20 episodes on podbean and iTunes which has gotten some great feedback and very few death threats. Colin Addington and I had some great fun and the pod continues on in earnest. Sharing and chatting on the twitters about and with other podacsts made me a huge fan of An Elegant Weapon which lead to some great episodes, meeting a ton of other podcasters and becoming part of the super cool and all powerful Junk Food Podcast Network.

I showed much interest in an amazing Kickstarter called G.E.E.K. by the man himself Matt Cohen of Bagged and Boarded fame. This unbelievably lead to me getting the coloring job on that book, which I will go back to once I'm done typing this. The story is great, the art is epic, and I can only hope to get the colors up to the standards of the amazing guys I am working with on the book. Matt Cohen, Shawn DePasquale and Axel Ortiz are now some of my favorite people in the world. To stay updated check out this sexy little website: www.geekcomicbook.com.

Plenty of other happenings but I'm not going to get into all of them. The only real goals I set for myself last year were to make more art and by way of that post up more blog posts. According to my little tracker here I put up 59 posts in 2011 and upped that to a nice 71 in 2012. Other than 2009 I have increased blog posts each year since I started this thing in 2008. As far as I am concerned this is a trend I am proud of and plan on continuing. So for 2013 I will have 2 goals, increase the number of posts to this blog - aiming for 80 plus with almost all of them having art if possible, and finish coloring GEEK. That is all. 2 things to focus on and now it is time to start. If you are one of the people reading these things each and everytime they go up I just want to say thank you and you are awesome. We will continue to be awesome together.

Have a great year peoples!