Thursday, March 17, 2016

Body Image: Missing Winnie Wertz!

Clarissa ponders shape and size while waxing nostalgic for the days of yore when Gargantuella was a Doom Defier! Inked on Clearprint Design Velum, from the work-in-progress Megaton Man: Return to Megatropolis graphic novel. More previews on Megaton Man's blog!

CJ rummages through the closets of the Doom Defiers beach as as Preston Percy looks on.

Clarissa stumbles upon some useless electronics and some even more useless old comic books!

The woeful tale of Winnie Wertz is told.
Clarissa takes consolation in the art of sequential narrative!

Preston is unmoved by the story or the display.

To glimpse some of the original pencil roughs, go here!

To see an early conception of Winnie Wertz, go here!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cape Catch-Up: CJ Soars!

This sequence from the all-new fifth issue of Megaton Man: Return to Megatropolis (which I plan to release as a graphic novel, not individual issues, publication details TBD) features Clarissa James, Ms. Megaton Man (who has the distinction of having the most nicknames of any of my characters -- Missy, Sissy, CJ) coming to the rescue of the beleaguered Man of Molecules. I began penciling this sequence in summer 2015, and finished in February 2016. Some adjustments were made, primarily on tier 4A, in which I altered the background. (More previews over on the Megaton Man blog!)

Light blue Col-Erase and graphite pencil (with some Pilot Razorpoint pen) on bond layout, 11" x 14".

Original figure with background penciled in; the action in the background, however, no longer seemed appropriate considered the way the preceding tiers worked out.

New background penciled today!

Foreground and background fused together in Photoshop. The tiers will be inked on Clearprint Design Vellum over printouts of the roughs.