Saturday, August 18, 2007


Marc and I have been hard at work attempting to complete the first issue of what hopefully will be many to come.

Checkerpop Vol. 1

Hard at work in the studio!

After months of procrastination and a few days of actual work, we have finally succeeded in printing out the first Checkerpop comic book! It's truly a sight to behold!


Checkerpop Vol. 1 will be selling at Legends.

Let the printing begin!

Oh darn. Out of ink...

Flower Girl

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Three weeks ago I ordered a screen tablet online, the wacom cintiq 21UX. A week of anticipation, reading, and a few endless nights animating, it finally arrived.

At first, this 3000 dollar hardware did not seem to be on par with my expectations. It just felt a little too grand. However, after a few days animating away, it seemed to cut the amount of work in half!

I'm quite pleased with my new toy... However, the pricey thoughts come shuddering back once in a while.

Almost every single shot has been drawn out. As a matter a fact, 267 out of 274 shots... to be exact.
Scene 2 is 100% complete!
And test shots for the climactic fight are going really well.
I'm going to gather all the final shots together and think about creating a second trailer. Hoping to get comments on it! Critical reviews and what not.
Marc and Charles are as well at work on frames. Doing digital clean up and color fills. Thanks again to you two... you guys are awsome... I just wanna hug and kiss... and... I... I don't know what I'd do without you... I'm freaking tired! Get your work done! A WEEK LATE! sorry. I know you guys have a life. I'm freaking tired.

It's 2:31 in the morning. I've just completed three shots and all I can think about at this very moment is snuggling with my pillow and reading my graphic novel...


I may just go to bed.


Thursday, May 3, 2007

Calgary Comic Expo

May 3 2007

Three days ago, I was at a comic convention... and it was the best thing EVER! I tagged along on an adventurous road trip with Marc, Marlaina, who both are traveling across Canada at the very moment, and Baz. The road trip itself had its chuckles with Baz and I kinda absorbing the cluster of bedding equipment within the back seat - a foamy mattress, three pillows, and jerry... who is a pillow however, its pillow case was a shirt... hence the name of this inanimate object... Jerry....

The night before Comic Con, we all agreed that we would awaken at 10 am but I, lucky me, did not get this message and assumed we were waking up at 7am. I woke up at 8 and franticly stumbled out of the top bunk thinking I was an hour late. I had imagined Marc and Baz eating breakfast and waiting for me. I brushed my teeth, got dressed and ran downstairs to find an empty kitchen. I got to the room Marc and Baz rested in and knocked quietly on their door. Some guy opened it extremely tired and angry. I asked to see my friends who where both still asleep and he responded with the most angriest sigh you'll ever hear.
Marc kept telling me to relax and that we had tickets therefore we did not have to get there an hour early.
We arrived seeing no line up. Marc then shoved that fact in my face. I wouldn't blame him, he wanted to be in bed at that very moment.
We stepped inside seeing this...:

This is only half the line up... the other half carries on behind this one.
As long as this line up my seem, it was the most exciting and amazingly fun line up I had ever been in!
For this particular reason:

Us three totally had a geeked out seizure.

We then stepped inside to face the world of sci-fi shows and comic book artist of all kind! My friends and I are huge firefly fan's and we immediately made our way to the firefly section.

and after that...
Check it out! ITS DARTH MAUL!

We carried on around the convention meeting many cool artists who were intensely motivating and inspiring!

I can not say in words how motivated I am!
All I have to say is... WE'RE GOING AGAIN!