PUBLISHED COMIC WORK
My Marble Heart
by Charlotte Finn, Published in Strange Romance Vol 1 by Phantasmic Tales
I knew Charlotte from Twitter and social media for a while when she approached me to draw her submission to Strange Romance. I was delighted to get to collaborate with her and had a lot of fun doing this project. The story is of a woman who accidentally turns her lover into stone when she is cursed and transformed into a gorgon.
Title Page: The idea to add title pages to the stories was a later development so I strove to make a design that would capture the feel and theme of the story without being too elaborate.
Page 1 preview: Was very proud with this page. I love how the atmosphere of Daphne’s lair made in an old temple came out, both warm yet gloomy. The crowd was a pain to draw but I had fun by throwing in actors from I, Claudius. I was also excited about the transformation sequence for Daphne becoming a Gorgon, I just wish the page limit would have let us dedicate a full page to it.
character model for Daphne the Gorgon, our main character. I took inspiration from coral snakes, pythons, pit vipers and rattlesnakes in designing Daphne’s monstrous form. Keeping her scale work consistent and detailed as a main priority for me. Daphne’s face was made by analogizing the scale patterns of a snake’s face onto the muscular regions of a human’s. It is also meant to evoke an ancient Greek tragedy mask which fits the story setting and highlights the emotional distance Daphne’s curse puts between her and the rest of humanity.
Emotion study for Daphne. Charlotte and I decided early on that Daphne’s Gorgon form would be sufficiently inhuman, but should still allow for emotions to be displayed. An added challange would come from Daphne’s eyes being hidden for most of the comic. I worked with the idea of the snake hair being influenced by her emotions and broadcasting them via their body language
The Gorgon Cultists that serve Daphne. they wear blindfolds to keep from turning to stone while serving their mistress. The male’s hands are bandaged and he’s a bit addled from being bitten by her hair snakes often.
I’ll Be Your Mirror
Written by myself Published in Strange Romance Vol 1 by Phantasmic Tales
I was so excited about having a chance to be published I nearly bit off more than I could chew with Strange Romance Vol 1! In addition to drawing Charlotte Finn’s fantastic story, I wrote and illustrated my own. I’ll Be Your Mirror is about a young man in the future who loses his memory after a serious accident. As part of his therapy the doctors generate an AI duplicate of his past self based on an old brain scan to coach him. Things don’t go exactly to plan with the therapy as the patient and AI develop their relationship. This is one of my favorite thing’s I’ve ever written. The story developed in unexpected ways for me and touched upon several themes that wound up being outside my personal experience. I consulted with a lot of friends who were more knowledgeable to make sure I stayed authentic and unoffensive in the story. I hope I did it justice
- Image 1: Title page. Tried to evoke an old pulp scifi/Philip K Dick feel with this one.
- image 2: first page preview: the 404 not found thought balloon was something I had forgotten I had written and was surprised to find in the script when I sat down to draw it. I thought it was a great idea, so thanks past me. Good job!
No Bad Days
By Charlotte Finn (Upcoming Publication)
This is my second collaboration with Charlotte Finn. I can’t reveal too much about it as it’s an entry in an upcoming anthology publication but it is a really good story and was honored to bring it to life.
IN THE NAME OF THY MOTHER
Ongoing Self Published Web Comic. Written by Christopher Troy
The first four pages of the ongoing web comic I am doing with Chris Troy as writer. The story is a take on the magical girl genre so the art leans more towards anime/manga style but I try to keep it having a unique look.
UNPUBLISHED AND PRACTICE COMIC WORK
The Play’s the Thing!
The Play’s The Thing was a pitch for an anthology of heist comic stories. It was the first comic I was ever commissioned to do, though sadly the author had to pull out before a final script could be finished. It still has a special place in my heart and I’m proud of the work I managed to get done on it. The story was going to be a retelling of Hamlet, framing it through the eyes of the theater company the titular prince commissions, as they plan to rob the royal family.
mock up for the title page
Opening monologue page, no dialogue was written. Was especially happy with the transition from stage to scene via the paneling.
The beginning of the comic and the end of Hamlet
I did that entire castle by hand from reference of the actual castle Hamlet was supposed to take place in. Took forever and still really disappointed it never got used
Done for practice. A short little one page comic with no dialogue.
HOUSE OF DEADLY COVER PRACTICE
Little goof about based on the Muppet’s I did to practice cover composition. A homage to old EC Horror anthology comics.
a brief collection of works I’ve done for private and web site commission. More details on each piece can be found on the Commission Portfolio page.
Sketch Book and Creature Design
Some random sampling from my sketch book. Mostly showing off my work designing creatures and monsters.