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John Lennon/Yoko Ono print for sale!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2013 by n8vandyke

JOHN LENNON/YOKO ONO PRINT UP FOR SALE!! It’s printed on 11″x17″ cardstock, limited to 100 and signed by me and the colorist (Jay Fotos).

TO PURCHASE: If you live in the States, go to PayPal and send $40 to this this email address (N8vandyke@hotmail.com) to purchase (this will include shipping). If you are outside of the States email me first and additional postage will be figured out.

Thanks!

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by n8vandyke

Here’s a recent piece I drew which was colored by my buddy, Jay Fotos, who also colored my work on the ’68 Jungle Jim comic I did a while back. This will be produced as a limited print… coming soon.

 

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Fleetwood and Deville comic

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2012 by n8vandyke

I’ve gotten a little soft on posting on my blog as of late and figured that this was as good a time as any for an art-filled update.

A little while back I was asked to do some comic book style adaptations of this screenplay, Fleetwood and Deville which is written by James Victor Bulian. I sat down and ready through the 100+ page screenplay and loved it! Visuals were jumping off of the page as I read through it. We decided to do some pages from the opening sequence as well as some other character designs. The story has a Boogie Nights meets Starsky and Hutch kinda feel to it. I penciled and inked it and called on my buddy Jay Fotos who colored my work on ’68: Jungle Jim to lend his coloring skills to these pages which he graciously did.

This project is still very much in the works so hopefully I’ll have some good updates down the line. To keep up on this project please check out the Fleetwood and Deville Facebook as well as my Facebook Fan Page.

FIRST OFF… we have a pin-up of the two main characters (Fleetwood is in the foreground).

Here we have a cover treatment. The caddy is as important as the characters in a way. I’m not the best at drawing cars but I had to get them just right for this story.

Here are the comic pages from the opening sequence. I figured I’d show my inks followed by the end result.

Next we have a couple pin-ups of some of the supporting characters. Here is the old, blind black man playing his guitar on his porch. I thought I’d show the thumbnail next to the final so that you could see some of the process.

Following up porch dude is Jesus working on his Chevy. Yes, Jesus is a supporting character in this and a damn good one.

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.

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