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Take On Me

Brian Coppola, long-time Cerebus fan, art collector and all-round great guy, has come up with another of his unique ideas for a commission. (More on Brian HERE and some of his collection HERE.) This one involves a five page story he’s come up with and enlisted the talents of Carson Grubaugh (more HERE and HERE).

Here is page one. Carson has done all of the work on the first five panels. He drew the figures in panels six thru nine and I did the backgrounds. The colour on those panels are just a computer mock-up of what I will attempt to do when I hand colour the original.

Here is page two:

I think Cerebus fans can see where this is going.

Here is a GIF of the process for page two:

Okay… three more pages to go and then I still have to colour it.

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Tick Talk…

Charles sent me these sketch covers

on which he had Tick creator Ben Edlund do a couple of sketches

behind which I was to do backgrounds.

I thought that they were a little too rough and ‘sketchy’

to try to integrate them into a background

and there is always the problem of what to do with the signatures.

Charles had supplied me with some reference material

including a photo of Ben Edlund.

So here’s what I came up with:

…nyuck, nyuck, nyuck…

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Cover versions…

Alfonso, of Studio Comix Press,

had printed out some really old public domain comics

and thought it might be fun to redo the covers.

He was right.

Here’s the original:

and here’s my version:

Here’s another one:

and my take on it:

Okay, that’s enough of that…

back to work.

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Family Portrait

CB sent me this piece that Dave did back in 2010:

I couldn’t really add any more to the back ground, so I came up with this:

I still have to colour it. That may take a while.

I have a bunch of things I want to colour at the same time and I have to finish a few first.