I thought I'd share some up-coming works that are amidst the inking process, as I don't share this kind of work enough.
Below are three different raw scans from three different projects.
One, as you know, is from the continuous series, Misfit Wrestling Federation. M.W.F. #9 should be out by the end of the year, as I've been focusing on 'Destroy Centaur' as my next release. ..As it's looking, it will be ready for summer. The page below is from a later page in the story. Lastly, the first previews of an up-coming project involving my favorite beach town as a kid, Wildwood New Jersey.
'The Wildwood Days of Doo Wop' will be a focus on mid-century Doo Wop Architecture from the blue-collar riviera beach town, Wildwood. Which, at one time and maybe still does, have the largest collection of these hotels and motels that are essentially, a mix of various types of the most unique and culturally driven architecture styles. Wildwood has had hundreds of motels and hotels that were built from under a dozen builders and sign makers. I was fortunate enough to experience Wildwood as a youngster, and has inspired me enough to produce what will be a unique approach to a historic-type of comic book.
Below you'll find how I begin to ink first directly on top of my pencils. The biggest reason for what may look like a pretty sprawled out approach, is the idea that foreground objects are done first. Then, I descend back with smaller pen nibs for my varying degrees of line thickness. This helps produce bigger depth value, essentially, aggrandizing the perspective.
Believe it or not, 'The Wildwood Days of Doo Wop' was a comic book I was planning on producing later in life.. but due to circumstances of recently obtaining photographs that were deemed "hard to get"of the very builders and sign makers that were involved with this movement of architecture, I had to take the sign to begin now. More to come. - Hope you all enjoy!..