Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Half Sketch - Half Photoshop Preview of Issue 2

I don't know how I ended with the lightly colored sketch. I do know I redrew this on with a mouse and not the wacom. The real thing looks nice.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Favorite Panel of Issue 2!

I don't know what it is about this panel, but it just worked perfectly for me. Maybe the color, or the coolness of Boss...I just don't know!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Broken Page 13

I had an idea of what I wanted to do with my page 13 for issue 2, but I scrapped it. I don't want to waste the art, so I'm putting up the first draft anyway.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wolf to Meaner Wolf

I guess in Skyscraper-Land (i.e. Sevick City, Our Nation) - turning a wolf into a wolf doesn't really work as well as one might think...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Anatomy of a Panel

I Just wanted to demonstrate how I can start with a basic drawing on one panel, and enhance it 3 weeks later. This will be on the 11th page of Issue 2.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Corners Of My Page 1, Issue 2

The Jazz Attic Proudly presents Sally Meander, and her rendition of Donuts Make My Green Eyes Red:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Here's a drawing I did with my 'other' anamorphic ensemble called Menagerie Bizarre 7 years ago. It's Halloween Appropriate.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

2nd Issue Splash Page First Look!

Issue 2 of Skyscraper is 2 months away from being printed, but I wanted to show a preview of the splash page that I made a month ago. This one's going to be a blast, and if you haven't read the first issue, buy it right away!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Skyscraper Issue # 1 Signing - September 15 from 4 to 7pm

Stop by at Beyond Comics (536 North Frededrick Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20877) on September 15, from 4 to 7pm and get the first issue of Skyscraper signed by me! If you can't make it, be sure you purchase a copy online!

Friday, August 6, 2010

272 Entries

I added a page of the 272 out of the 1000 original Skyscraper entries to the site on the side. Check them out and find the backbone to the upcoming comic!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

That First Panel....was a long one....

This was the "ribbon cutter" of my first comic book. Making that first panel was not an easy process, and of course things got easier as I progressed. Luckily I learned a lot of things along the way to speed this bad boy up.

Vector Drawing
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Original Skyscraper #9 - 7/8/01

The wolf did everything for Red, but when she doesn’t give in to the Nasty, he puts a bullet in her head.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

9 Years Ago From Today....

I created my story of stories! Growing up, I've always had an insane imagination - and when ever I had 'down-time' in my mind, I made up stories. It all started with a super hero universe, then a twisted take on fairy tales, high societal gangsters from the 30's, a cross-country vampire caper, a Greek tragedy, and finally, the culmination of every story I ever made up in my head: Skyscraper.I first came up with the idea for Skyscraper when I saw the The Godfather in 2001 (yes, I came to the party late). I wanted in on the action and decided to create my own version of the beloved movie. Around the same time, I was also enamored by the art of Franz Marc. His paintings hearkened me back to the twisted fairy tales I made up in High School about Prince Charming's adventures in hooking up with all those princesses you see in Disney films. It seemed natural for me to make an Art Deco Fairy-Tale about a guy named Charming coming into a big city filled with wolves, gangsters, jesters, and mimes, and his desire to conquer the underbelly of it. On June 30, 2001, I finally decided, instead of just building stories in my head that would start writing things down.

I ended up writing an entry a day for 7 years. There were a ton of breaks in between, but eventually I reached a staggering 1000 entries. I realized I created a mythology! With an arsenal like that, I was ready to write a novel! - in comic book form.
So, starting in August, the first issue of Skyscraper will be available to the public. It can be very exciting to see a creation go from this:

to this:

to this:

and finally coming out in August...this:

Also - I'll be writing the original entries in every day. It's fun saying 'knowing what I know now today could have really helped in the past'. Since I'm writing a comic that is essentially based on these old entries, I have the ability to make tweaks and modifications to what I originally wrote. It's the closest I'll ever get to going back in time!

The Original Skyscraper #1 - 6/30/01

Once upon a time, there was a young man who lived in a quiet suburban surrounding. His name was Johannes Charming. One day Charming decided to leave his comfortable setting in search for adventure in the sprawling metropolis known as Sevick City. Sebastian Rose, Charming’s bulky best friend gives Charming a place to stay in the spare room of his penthouse. Although Sebastian Rose is rich, no really knows how he amassed his wealth.