My comic series, Night Craft, has found a home with Markosia. The title is going to be changed to "In The Shadows Of The Wasteland", starting with the next issue. If everything works out, the new title will really fit starting with the ninth issue. The books are going to become available later in September on Comixology. I should have some updates and links to post shortly!
These are the major steps in my process for creating a comic book page. This particular page isn't part of an actual comic yet. It's more of a test page I drew as I work out the look of a potential new story for Night Craft.
The Worst Breakfast - In Progress
These are some pages in various stages of completion. This is a kind of dark, kind of silly story that will be running in the ninth issues of Night Craft.
Pages From "Night Craft" #9
These are some pages from the upcoming ninth issue of Night Craft. It's officially untitled at this point, but the rough draft was called "Abandoned in Orbit". It's being drawn with my standard pen and ink on Bristol board approach. For color, I'm using DAUB watercolor brushes in Affinity Designer, going for a look similar to those old issues of Heavy Metal.
This one of two stories that will run in the eighth issue of Night Craft. I hope you guys enjoy it! I'll be posting more comics as soon as I can!
This story is now available at Comixology. Click here to view the page!
"Night Craft" Issue Number Nine
The first few pages to the ninth issue of "Night Craft" are drawn. I've returned to drawing on full size, 11 by 17 boards for this one. I'm coloring it using DAUB watercolor brushes in Affinity Designer, giving it a look similar to what was often seen in those old issues of Heavy Metal. I'll be posting more pages and sketches soon!
Some "Night Craft" Lettered Pages
Some sample pages to the next issue of "Night craft". I should have the whole story posted here soon for you to enjoy!
These are some new, unlettered pages from the next issue of "Night Craft". The story is drawn and colored, I've just got a few more pages to add letters to. After that, I'll be posting it to the site for everyone to enjoy!
A Few New Projects
Some of my recent work, new pages for "night Craft" and "Dawn After Dark" as well as a few other projects...
September 10th, 2019
These are the thumbnails to a yet-to-be-drawn "Night Craft" story. Very much a rough draft, it is still readable at this stage. I think a finished version will need to be fleshed-out a bit more; it needs a more isolating atmosphere and more insight into the protagonist's psychology. perhaps even a little sappy symbolism could be added if I worked in a sunset on the last page.
I should have something to read next Tuesday, and probably some blog posts before then!
The Worst Breakfast
So I just got this idea a fews days ago. This website needs comics, and it needs them on a regular basis. So why not every week?
The idea is this: evry week, Tuesday, to be exact, I'll post some form of comics for you to read. Some weeks it will be a full comic book. Sometimes just an excerpt. Sometimes it will be something old, and likely unseen, from the vault. And often it will be a sketched out, but readable, rough draft of a comic that has yet to be finished.
Please enjoy this weeks entry, The Worst Breakfast. A rather silly tale of two kids and their grandparent's tragic visit.
It still looks like Night Craft will become a color series next issue! Here are some pages from one of the stories that will be featured in that issue. If all goes well, this issue should be out in the all!
A Sketchbook Comic
I'm starting to do thumbnail versions for many of the potential stories I have for "Night Craft". I'll post these since it will be an easy way to keep some fresh material coming to the site. These stories are very far from a polished, finished comic, but they are readable, and an interesting step in the process of making a comic book. The first one's only two pages long, so it's posted below, as well as in the comic book library page.
Night Craft #8
I'm working on the 8th issue of Night Craft which should be out later this year. Looks like it's gonna be in color too!
The seventh issue of "Night Craft" has been sent to the printers, so until the print copies are available for sale I'm going to have it on the site for you guys to read! This issue has two science fiction stories, utilizing two very different approaches to the artwork.
Hope you like it and let me know what you think of it in the comments!
The print edition is now available for sale here!