Friday, February 18, 2011

Vampires! No Glitter!

Dr. Pyewacket and Vladdy will eventually run into some vampires and here are their designs.
When they're not being evil, they'll look very bored. The boredom of living for centuries will play a role into how the Doctor and Vladdy run into them, should be fun. These guys won't show up till a little later though. I'm still working on the werewolf story. 

Next week I'll be posting my designs for the Frankenstein Monster!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Werewolf!

Here's my first post for the monster designs of the Dr. Pyewacket and Vladdy comic. I posted on Twitter a while back that I was drawing a fat werewolf, well here he is.

The Werewolf is going to be the first monster Dr. Pyewacket and Vladdy have to deal with in a classic cartoon sorta way. Think of the early Chuck Jones Daffy Duck and Porky Pig cartoons.

His human form, down in the bottom left corner, was based on Lon Chaney jr. Unfortunately, the more of Chaney's features I tried to incorporate the more the character didn't look like he belonged in the same world as the other characters. So I tried to keep the design as simple as possible. I'm still not one-hundred percent sure about it. Nicole suggested I just design my own guy...I might end up going in that direction.

Well hope you enjoy the Werewolf, I'll be posting up some more designs up soon.


Friday, February 11, 2011

The Adventures of Dr. Pyewacket and Vladdy!

TA-DAA!!! Finally I'm showing some images of the "SECRET" project I've been doing on the side, while working on NPW. Introducing the adventures of DR. PYEWACKET AND VLADDY! The story will be about Dr. Pyewacket (the cat) and his little vampire protege, Vladdy who are Supernatural adventures/hunters that will be thrown into fun situations with familiar looking monsters. The design and atmosphere of the comic is inspired by the old Disney and Looney tunes cartoons, especially the spooky ones.
I also went with a very limited color palette. Recycling the same five colors where needed. Why? Well, one reason is that it'll save time, which is preferable due to this being a side project, but also to have fun and explore what I can do with a limited color palette.

Each story will be around twelve pages long and be posted, two pages at a time, weekly, on the Strange Kids Club website. At least that's the plan for now anyway. The first pages will be going up around mid-march, so stay tuned for updates.

I'll be posting up some of the Monster designs next week!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Strange Kids Club Anthology Mini Comic

Here's a sneak peek of the 6 page mini comic I did for my buddy Ron Scott for the Strange Kids Club Anthology. Yes, it involves Wrestling...and monsters. It was really fun exploring a new style and way of building the pages. The style is influenced by old Disney and Looney Tunes cartoons, which I began exploring for my "SECRET" project, which I will debut later this week! Keep an eye out for that...maybe both eyes. 

Any-who, The Strange Kids Club anthology should be out around mid-March and will be chock-full of great art by great artists. Check out some more AWESOME sneak peeks over at the Strange Kids Club, and tell them Jon sent ya.