Friday, August 27, 2010

Justice Machine Conclusion

Some of you might have thought what happened to the second part of the Justice Machine that I promised to put up a few days ago. Well, to tell you the truth, I couldn't locate the artwork, so I actually had to go to the actual comic book and pull it from there. After tearing up my storage files..I started to wonder if I had the second part, or if it was given to someone else. That's what happens to artists after all those years of exposure to pencil dust, paint and markers...Well, without any further delay--here it is...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Blast from the Past - Comic Book Story

This is a walk down memory lane for me--this comic page is one of the very first professional comic book illustration gigs I had. If I'm not mistaken, it was back in the early 90's. The story was very interesting--it took place in the future when civilization had grown tired of the imperfect process of the justice system in their society. So in response, they built for themselves a robot called the Justice Machine. Then, so-called professionals would program the robot's memory to make the right might imagine what happens...this is the first part--I will put up the conclusion tomorrow.
Part One

Friday, August 20, 2010

Unused sketches for Editorial Cartoon

These drawings were a couple of the ideas I was toying with for this week's editorial cartoon in the Daily Journal Newspaper in Franklin, IN. The cartoon was to be about how much marijuana and the street legal drug called Spice are pretty much the same thing, and can be just as dangerous. My first thought was to show some pot head smoking a Spice joint and saying it was just as good as pot...but it started to remind me too much of a Cheech and Chong image and I didn't want to look like we were making fun of it. The final version ended up being a more serious comparison between the two drugs--showing that they were basically the same, and pointing out why one was legal, and the other was illegal. Check out the final cartoon in this Saturday's edition of the newspaper.

Cheech and Chong pothead sketch
more modern type with some color

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Comic Book for Kids on the way

I will be finishing the first issue of a comic book series for kids in the month or two. The title is my own concept and is called "Froggie and Friends Adventures". The main characters are a frog, a blue furry monster, and a girl. The first story will be a space adventure that starts here on Earth and takes the characters far out into the galaxy to stop an crazy space alien king trying to gain control over the most powerful force in the the universe. Sound exciting? Here are a couple of drawings I did for the book...enjoy!

This is a colored version of Professor Fairbanks-a friend of the main character.
Here is a drawing of the main characters being confronted by a very angry teacher.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Several weeks ago, I began self training, and using online tutorials to teach myself SketchUp...a free 3D modeling software from Google. Below is the first project I created in the program - The Starship Enterprise. This is an incredible tool to use if you need multiple angles of an object or product for drawing, or to feature in a brochure or website. I will be offering this to my clients soon as a service along with my illustration and design services.

Modeled in SketchUp with some details and starfield background added with Photoshop

Monday, August 16

Hi everybody! Well, I've done it...I've have officially entered the blogging world. My hope is to post all kinds of neat art on here to show you what goes on in the world of Lightspeed Studios, and what kind of cool stuff I'm working on...
So stay tuned for more!