Thursday, June 2, 2011


As I had mentioned in my post yesterday, I had the opportunity to work on the recently published indie comic "The Intrepids", and one of my favourite parts of that working experience was getting to do a pin up for the second issue.
I always love the opportunity to interpret someone else's character design, to add my own creative spin to another artists idea's. 
In this case, I was particularly drawn to the visuals of the Chester character. I loved that he had an almost preppy / geeky outfit , something like a prep school uniform, and then he had all these gadgets and mechanical contraptions adorning him. The big clunky backpack he carries around with him, and his massive fisted gauntlet where a blast to add my own take to.
The character is often on the sidelines of the action as well, surveying with a collections of monitors and computers, so here you have my version of Chester from the Intrepids, which appeared in the back of the second issue.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I've mentioned on Facebook recently that I was fortunate enough to be able to work on a new independent comic series that is being published by Image comics, called the Intrepid's, with fellow ACAD Alumni Scott Kowalchuk. Scott provided the Illustration work, and I did all the colour artwork. 
It was a very challenging project that took me out of my element, and was a a lot of firsts for me. I had never coloured someone else's work, nor coloured any comic pages before this, so I had a lot of learning to do, while of course working to maintain a timely schedule as well. ( well, tried as hard as I could..) 
It certainly led to many late nights, but I think ultimately it was in many aspects, a rewarding learning experience. As well as being very exciting to have a published comic with my name on it!
Ultimately it was very time consuming to work on this project, and it took me away from drawing and developing my own stories ( which is still, and always has been my goal.) so after completing the first two issues of the series, I decided to leave the colour work in someone else's capable hands.
Both of the issue's I had worked on are in comic shops now. They were released in March and April respectively ( sorry for the late post.) And actually issue 4 has just come out today! I think you should definitely check it out. It's fresh and fun, and of course it's good to support young up and coming independent comic creators. I wish the creative team all the best in finishing the series.

below, in non-sequential order, are some of my favourite pages that I worked on from the series: (unlettered)