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We’re at table B-6. Right in the middle of the room!
If you’re in the Bay area… come on down!
Charles somehow convinced Howard Chaykin and Tom Palmer to re-create their cover for Star Wars #1 published in 1977. Here is an image of that cover:
and here is the original inked version before all the other stuff was added:
Here is Howard Chaykin’s new penciled version:
and Tom Palmer’s inked version:
and here’s my bit (click to enlarge):
This should be a link to a little video of the process:
I’ve been working on concepts and layouts for a few commissions simultaneously leaving me with very little to show here as far as finished drawings go. I can, however, tell you about my progress or lack thereof. The process usually starts with going through Google images, collecting relevant pictures for reference and doing a layout.
Commission #1: 6 reference pics, 1 layout completed, started rough penciling, on hold until further notice.
Commission #2: 18 reference pics, waiting for response on size and pricing.
Commission #3: 121 reference pics, 1 layout submitted, 2 additional rough layouts that I’m not sure work.
Commission #4: 93 reference pics, 7 layouts submitted, waiting for final approval.
Commission #5: 2 reference pics, 2 layouts for sketch covers to be done in ‘Frisco.
Commission #6: 7 reference pics, 1 layout to be finished and submitted.
Commission #7: 11 reference pics, 2 very rough layouts.
Commission #8: 266 reference pics (so far), 3 sample pages submitted. This is for a Grant Morrison story to be printed in Heavy Metal magazine in October. Still a little unclear as to how many pages will be in that issue. I will have to delay some, if not all, of the above commissions to complete this one on time. Stay tuned.
After I finish all of these, I still have 10 other commissions on the list. That should take me up to Christmas. (AAARRGH!!! I said the ‘C’ word!)
In the meantime, here’s a little thing I did a while ago: I stitched together the tracking shot from Cerebus 249. The images appeared as individual panels over the course of several pages:
This should open in a new window and you can scroll across:
After a transition, the tracking shot continues:
Okay, back to the old drawing board.
Oh, and I got a bit of drawing done, too: