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The PROCESS of a comic book double-pager

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2011 by n8vandyke

Het there,

I thought I’d share some process shots of how I went about creating a double-pager for my recent comic, ’68: Jungle Jim, which just came out through Image Comics. It’s written by Mark Kidwell, illustrated by me and colored-up by Jay Fotos. In any event, here is a flashback in the comic which I decided to ink in a choppy, watercolor-esque kind of way to best illustrate the change in story telling. All of the artwork from this comic is also available for sale right here…

https://n8vandyke.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/68-jungle-jim-art-sale/

Here you have my thumbnails, the finished inks and ending with the final print version colored by Jay…

’68: Jungle Jim ART SALE!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2011 by n8vandyke

My latest comic book endeavour has arrived. It is an Image Comics one-shot titled ’68: Jungle Jim. It’s written by Mark Kidwell and colored-up by Jay Fotos with pencils and inks by me. It’s stacked full of Vietnam, zombies, a shit-ton of blood and gore and it hits comic shops today, Dec. 14th. To mark the day I have put all of the original artwork up for sale! Feel free to follow the link to the PDF and buy ’em up!

http://www.n8vandyke.com/temp/68_JJ_SALE.pdf

’68: Jungle Jim comic book in stores Dec. 14th!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2011 by n8vandyke

Just a little reminder that my new comic, ’68: Jungle Jim will be coming out in comic shops tomorrow, Dec. 14th! There are two different covers so go get a couple of copies. ALSO, I will be selling all of the artwork from it starting tomorrow. I’ll be sure to post it here when it’s ready to go.

 

 

’68 Jungle Jim one-shot

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by n8vandyke

I mentioned a while back that I was lining up penciling/inking/cover duties for a Image comics one-shot. Well… the first glimpse of it is starting to emerge. It is written by Mark Kidwell with colors by Jay Fotos (with Nat Jones on the alt. cover campaign). I’ll be getting to work on the interiors shortly. We had to get the cover done first for promotional reasons. I don’t want to give away too much about the script but I’ll tell ya it’s gunna be a shit ton of fun to draw. Zombies and Vietnam… ’nuff said.

Now to show the goods. Here we have the final mock-up for cover “A”…

EVERYONE seems to love a look at the creative process… so why not keep that tradition alive? So… before I could really start in on the cover I had to design the star character, Jungle Jim. Here we have some early studies…

After toying around a little bit we decided to trade up his cloth mask for a gas mask. The cloth mask just kept looking like a face diaper of sorts.

I figured I was now comfortable enough to start in on the actual cover after feeling confident in his design. Here we have the REALLY rough pencil scribbles as I try and find a design I like. These aren’t intended to be shown but it is a part of the process so I gotta suck it up. I settled on him hiding by a tree with the zombies approaching him knee deep in the mucky waters of NAM.

Next came the full-sized ink cover rough.

Once I got the above sketch approved I started in on the final cover. I traced it onto a new piece of paper using nibs and sepia toned ink. I intended for this stage to be rough because it is going to help give me those nice brown undertones and work as a guide for the paint-over.

Add a bunch of paint and there you have it. The final cover.

’68 comic book pin-up

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2011 by n8vandyke

A little while back I was contacted by Jay Fotos and asked if I’d be interested in doing a pin-up for a comic he was working on. I had recently finished working on Jurassic Park and was a bit burnt-out on comics. I had told a friend literally the day before Jay contacted me that if I were to do some comic work any time soon it would have to be something cool like zombies. Turns out that the comic is not only zombies but Vietnam as well. It doesn’t get much cooler than that. I enthusiastically agreed. I began sketching out ideas and shortly after the below image came to mind.

It also so happens that we are in the talks of me handling some more duties. There is a good chance I’ll be doing a comic one-shot of ’68 which is sure not to suck. Stay tuned for more on that in coming months.

Until then, learn more about ’68 on Facebook right HERE!

Illustration by me and colors by Jay Fotos (click images to enlarge)…

 

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