Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Some new stuff

Hey all,

As promised, here is another page of stuff from Knights. As usual, I'd LOVE to know what you think of it!

As a side note, I put down a flat grey tone over the bg, which I will "tweak" a bit to give more depth in the final version.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Amazing David Finch!!

Hey fellow Knights,

Just to let you know, artist extrordinaire, David Finch has a blog site up featuring his amazing work. It has some really, really cool stuff. I can't tell you guys how much I admire David's work. His character stuff is really fun, and if you haven't checked out some of his feature development stuff in films like Watchmen, well, what are you waiting for? He has really cool development projects going as well. Can't wait to see what transpires on them in the future!!

Oh, and his comic work is amazing as well!!

Please check it out!


Saturday, June 27, 2009

New pages coming soon!

Hey all,

More pages will be forthcoming very soon. Work progresses at a pretty good clip.
So I will be posting some more art for your naked steaming eyes very shortly.

I know most of you can't wait, so I will be posting a teaser image in the next couple of days...

Seriously, I do love all of the love being thrown my way. It is very gratifying to know that people I respect and admire think I'm doing a good job with Knights. You have no idea how inspiring that is to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

More unused character designs Pt. 3

Here are some more Chris Sasaki designs. This time, of Penny, who is our slimy Snake Knight!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Here is the finished page one. Hope you enjoy!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Knights "Teaser"

Hey guys,

Here are a couple of panels from page one of Knights. More to come Monday.

More unused character designs

Some more wonderful Chris
Sasaki designs. This time of cowardly Diego, and his Knights alter ego, The Swamp Knight!!

I am moving along at a rather nice pace on the the finished pages, and will be posting some of them shortly.

Meanwhile, hope you enjoy the fruits of Chris' labor.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Unused Character designs for animated pitch

Hey all,

Here are some designs from the aborted pitch I had done for Disney and Nickelodeon. The designs are by the super talented Chris Sasaki. It is a damn shame nothing ever came of these...

First up is Juan Carlos Martinez, our intrepid boy inventor/hero, and his Knights persona, the Monkey Knight!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Thanks Beth and Kelsey!!!

Just wanted to send a big Knights shout out to the Magnificent Beth Sleven, and Karmic Kelsey Mann, who lent their time and talent to help yours truly out with setting up this blog.

Especially Ms. Sleven, who I'm sure had better things to do on a Sunday night to help me reconfigure the page you are reading.

I'm such a newbie to the blogosphere, but with such good friends, I'm catching up fast!

Be sure to check out their blogs in the Friends of the Knights section!
You'll be real glad you did!


Congrats Pens!!

I know this is a couple of days old, but congratulations to my Pittsburgh Penguins for bringing home the cup!!! It was a hard fought battle with a great and valiant opponent, Detroit.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

First of the finished pages

Okay, the first of the finished pages are done. This baby still needs to be colored, which will add
something else to it. So maybe "finished" isn't the right word.

I am pretty pleased, and am a couple of more pages into this.

As always, feedback is always appreciated.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More unused character designs

Hey Guys and Gals,

Whilst I'm busy finishing up pages from the roughs, I thought I'd post more unused character designs.  I have included the Jaguar God, who I designed here as a dude, but he is now a she.
So out with this (kinda cool) design.  A shame, as I really like the look.  Maybe he'll make a comeback in a future ish, ya' never know.

The book is based on Mayan/Aztec mythology so I am using the gods of said myths to be the heroes and villains of the book.

Anyway, let me know if you likey.


Finished pages coming shortly

Hey Fans!!!

I'm gonna be posting a couple of finished pages very shortly.

I will also be posting a synopsis of the book as well, so you know what the heck it's all about.

To whet everyone's appetite, I'll also be posting some more character designs and color roughs.

Also, .........

Go PENS!!!!!!!!!!!  Bring Lord Stanley HOME!!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Unused Character designs

Some images from character designs that I may or may not use.  I am debating using the middle
one of the Snake Knight, I may use the design but probably NOT for her.  These were when I was developing the project for Cartoon Network, and going back and looking at them now, I still really really like 'em!..I dunno, what do you guys think?

Friday, June 5, 2009

New, Improved, LARGER thumbnails

Here are some more thumbs.  They are a bit larger, so Kelsey should be happy now!!! ;)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

More thumbnails coming soon!!!

Finished up the first chapter of Knights this afternoon.  I am very pleased with the first book, and can't wait to start doing actual pages for you to see.

My main focus to make sure that everyone really gets these character's personalities.  It went a lot smoother than I anticipated, probably because I've had these characters and their story in my head for a long time now.  Although it went from 8 pages to 16 to 22 to 45!!  I let them do the talking and didn't try to "rush" them so it came out to what it came out to.  I may try to trim here and there, but honestly, I found the story needed the room.

After several years of pitching this concept to Cartoon Network, Disney, Nelvana and getting a favorable response from all, only to have it dashed or "tweaked" to a point of unrecognizability,
I finally feels good to do this on my own.  The way I always intended.

There are so many stories to tell, that I want to make sure the origin isn't boring or feels rote.

I am confident that by the time it is completely finished, it won't .


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thumbs for first issue nearly complete!

Hey All!!

Spent the last week finishing up the thumbnails for issue one.

It will be about 45 pages in all, up from the 16 I originally intended.  

Whew, it is a lot of work.  But somehow much easier than I thought too.  Although it only tells about half of the origin story.  

Can't wait to start producing the pages.