That Time Again

What’s that you say? It’s been 2014 for over a month? Already? Whoops. Well, better late than never, I guess. The last month has been a super busy one. We’re down to the very last few shots on Rio 2, which comes out in April. It should be a good time, and if your kids liked the first one, they’ll love this one too!



I’ve also been doing crazy lots of freelance graphic design-type stuff, so I really haven’t had much time for writing. But I’m working on a MG graphic novel synopsis and am excited to get going on that. Hopefully the rest of 2014 will be as good as the first month has been. But for now, a few goals:

Read more, but don’t ignore the kids to do so.

Put the phone down. Look around more.

Draw and write.

Enjoy every day.

I think that’s about it. So far I’m doing all right. Hope you are too!

Happy 75th, Superman!

Superman celebrated his 75th anniversary this year. Although Batman is my favorite comic book character, I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Superman. It’s hard to describe, but there’s something about his character that has always resonated with me. I wanted to make a little comic to express some of how I felt about him and what he represents. Hope you like it!

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You Are a Writer

Raise your hand if you’re an aspiring writer.

I’m sorry, but you’re wrong. You’re not an aspiring writer. You are a writer.

What does aspire mean? “To seek to attain or accomplish a particular goal. From Latin aspirare, literally, to breathe upon.”

I see you over there, in the corner, breathing onto your laptop.

“Shhh…I’m aspiring over here.”

No you’re not. You’re writing.

If you have, at one point, put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and written something – a poem, a short story, a screenplay, the first chapter to the next great American novel, you are, in fact, a writer.

Now, if you haven’t, if you’re still just breathing on the paper, but not putting anything on it, then, I guess, technically you’re an aspiring writer. But that’s okay. The great thing about writing is all you need is that pen and paper or that keyboard. There should be very little, if anything, physically holding you back.

Now, you might say that I’m stupid for that whole breathing thing. You might be thinking “I really AM an aspiring writer. I want to write the next Harry Potter or Twilight or On the Road or Catcher in the Rye.”

And that’s great. It’s great to have those goals. But let’s go back to the definition of aspire. To seek to accomplish a particular goal. You are an aspiring best-selling author, which is something altogether different.

It means you’re serious about this whole writing thing. It means that you’re not just going to mess around, but that you’re going to take your craft and make it into something people will pay you money to read.

And that’s awesome. You need to have goals, whatever they may be. But that’s just it, The goals are the finish line, and you’re never going to reach them if you don’t pick up that pen.

So just write.

Some of you might be rolling your eyes and saying “Ok, we get it, can you move on to the next visual?”

The answer is yes.

This is me and my two sons at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con. The lady we’re with is comic book writer Gail Simone, who has written tons of comics, including characters such as Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Deadpool, etc. (My kids are obviously impressed) And this is right before I turned to her and asked if she had any advice for an aspiring comic book writer.

I’m pretty sure I even used those exact words.

I’m not even going to make an excuse for myself. The point is, the second you make that effort and start writing, You’ve changed into a writer, so don’t sell yourself short.

The reason I’m spending so much time on this is I’ve heard so many times from friends. “Oh, that’s cool you wrote a book. I wish I could.” Like it’s some magical fairytale thing that I somehow managed to do and that they’d never be able to.

But it’s not magic, it’s just a matter of working hard.

So stop aspiring. Start writing. And if you’ve already started, keep writing.

I promise it’s not as scary as it sounds.

Interview: Comic Book Artist Ryan Stegman

I won’t be at Comic-Con until Saturday, but in the spirit of the event, today I’ve got a special treat! An interview with comic book artist Ryan Stegman! Ryan is an insanely talented guy who’s been working at Marvel for a while, and he just jumped onto Fantastic Four as the new monthly artist.  I’ve been in touch with Ryan on Twitter for about a year now, and he’s an incredibly nice guy. I’m sure his schedule is crazy, but he was still nice enough to answer some questions for me. So without further adieu…

What are some things you do for fun when you’re not drawing?

Watch sports, talk about sports, run, drink (booze), and hang out with my lovely wife and son. Oh, and eat. I love to eat.

Who’s your favorite comic book character and/or superhero, and are there any other mainstream characters you’d love to work on?

Spider-Man. Then Hulk, then Thor. I guess there are a lot of heroes that I’d love to work on that I don’t really know I’d like to work on, y’know? Because sometimes you don’t realize it until you do some work on them. I always knew I loved Spider-Man, but I don’t think I would have realized how much fun it could be to work on the Hulk until I did it. Thor is one that I have enjoyed reading so much, but I haven’t really had much of a crack at him yet.

Do you remember what your first comic book was? Do you still have it?

I believe my mom bought me an X-Men book at a 7-11 when I was about 6 or 7. I have no recollection of who drew it, but I think it had the Brethren in it. And I also think it had a character asking another character if they wanted to go “neck”. I learned what necking was and what brethren meant from that book.

I don’t still have it, but I’d love to see it. It’s become so jumbled in my head that I’m sure I’m mashing up a bunch of things into one comic. But it would be a nostalgic moment, that’s for sure.

How did you get into drawing comics? Was art always something you wanted to pursue?

I always, always, always wanted to draw for a living. My sister and I drew all the time as kids and it was just what I did. I wanted to be a Disney animator for the longest time, I thought, because I was massively into Disney animation as a kid. In fact, I think animation was one of the first things I ever became a snob about. I knew what was good and what was bad.

As I got older, I held onto that dream. But then in high school, I was re-introduced to comics and it all knocked me over. “Oh, THAT’S something I could do with drawing”. And I became obsessed with it right then and there, and never let it go.

Who are some of your influences, both in comics and outside?

In comics I’m influenced by a lot of the cartoonier artists of the 90s. I love Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo, J. Scott Campbell, Joe Madureira etc. The list goes on and on. As for outside of comics, I guess I’d say I’m influenced by my parents, but who isn’t? And the Beastie Boys. Ha. But sort of seriously.

You’re coming off a six-issue run on Scarlet Spider. What was your favorite part about starting that series off?

Oh man, it was great. I got to design the new costume, and essentially create characters and environment from the ground up. I guess if I had to pinpoint a moment, it would be when I went to Houston when issue one came out. The support there was overwhelming and it just really made me feel like I was doing something significant.

Can you tell us about your inspiration and the process for designing the new Scarlet Spider costume?

I wanted something menacing, but also that fit into the Spider-Family. Red and black are always a great color scheme. And I wanted something simple and classic that could withstand the test of time. And that’s basically it. It’s not much more complex than that.

(Head to Comics Alliance for more on the process, including a bunch of Ryan’s costume ideas and sketches.)

You’re moving on to Fantastic Four now. Is there any difference in how you approach more established characters like FF, versus a newer one like Scarlet Spider?

Yes. I try to adhere to what other artists before me have done on FF. There have been so many greats that have done it. With Scarlet Spider it was all me, but FF is so much bigger. So I just try to be respectful of those that came before me.

Are there any storytelling problems you come up against regularly?

I have a tendency to want to “over-establish”. Meaning, I am so overly careful about environment that I can forget to get up close and show faces etc. And I also want to make the establishing shot the biggest panel, and that’s not necessary. Obviously since I’m conscious of it, I am adjusting it. But it was something that plagued me for a long time. The key is to be smart with what you show.

You said recently that action scenes are your bread and butter. Do you prefer when writers give you a Marvel Style script and let you go crazy, or do you prefer some structure?

I guess I’ve only really had structured scenes, so for now I prefer it because I don’t know any better. But I think working with a writer that accepts that you are going to change up some stuff is great. With [Christopher] Yost on Scarlet Spider, I would take his direction as a suggestion and sometimes tweak things. But he is a very visual thinker, so it didn’t happen often.

I think the key to it all is to just make sure you’re adding to what the writer writes and not subtracting. If you do that, generally everyone is happy.

I’m a huge fan of your art. I’ve noticed your style has become a bit more cartoony lately. Is that a conscious effort or is it just happening naturally?

Definitely naturally. I love cartoony art. I guess that one of the things that is occurring is that I am using less photo reference on figures. Actually, I’m using none. I used to take photos of poses and that would tend to skew my stuff towards realism. But now I pull it all out of my head, and apparently my head is cartoony!

Do you listen to music when you draw? If so, who?

Yes, I listen to all kinds of stuff. Currently I’m obsessed with Jack White’s album “Blunderbuss.” But I go through phases. Generally it’s a lot of hip hop and lots of classic rock. I’m a Beatle freak.

Any advice for those looking to break into comics or any other pearls of wisdom?

If you want to break into comics, just work really hard and get really good at drawing. There is no shortcut. Networking is only necessary if you have skills to apply. I feel like a lot of guys get really networked but aren’t good enough and they don’t understand why their networking hasn’t paid off. You can’t look at it that way. If you’re good, you’ll get the jobs. So GET GOOD!

Thanks so much to Ryan for taking the time to do this interview. As you can see for yourself, he’s an extremely talented guy and is well on his way to becoming one of comic’s superstars. Be on the lookout for upcoming issues of Fantastic Four, check out his Tumblr for sketches and updates, and be sure to follow him on Twitter!

Interview: Comic Book Writer Mark Andrew Smith

I first heard about Mark Andrew Smith’s work when his graphic novel The New Brighton Archeological Society came out and garnered tons of good reviews. I read it and found it to be a fun, refreshing story. I recently picked up his latest effort Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors, and it too was an excellent read. Mark is great at creating worlds and giving characters a unique and realistic feel. He was kind enough to do this interview, and I learned a lot about him and his process.

First, tell us a little about yourself. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I like reading and I enjoy watching movies, but so does everyone else, so I think that’s a boring answer to your question. Haha. At the same time I don’t want to make anything up to make me look impressive. I like eating good food, and then hanging out with my girlfriend.

Favorite comic book character and/or superhero?

I like Wolverine because he’s the best at what he does. It’s not a unique answer or one that I’m proud of haha. Venom is also very original and cool just because he has one of the best costumes.

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End of Year Check-In

The best thing I did this year (even though my wife did most of the work)

Another year is coming to an end. Does anybody else feel like time is just flying by? I can remember being a teenager and the months dragged on and on. Now it seems like I never have enough time and am getting way older by the second. I guess that’s just how it goes. Last January I made some resolutions for the year, and I figured I should list them again and see how I did. Because what’s the point of having goals if you don’t follow through, right? Here we go.

1. Publish my book. This one didn’t quite happen, but in about four months it will. My first book OLDSOUL is coming out April 24th, and I couldn’t be more excited.

2. Finish my next book. This turned out a bit different than I had planned. I got about 5000 words into the new book, but then I signed on with Kathleen Ortiz, and started on the new new project. I’m halfway through it, so it’s a decent start.

3. Finish my short film and get it into festivals. This has been a goal for the last few years, and I’m happy to report I finally got it done. It played in a few festivals, even winning a some awards. It’s playing one more festival next year, then I’ll be posting it online. You can see a clip here.

4. Blog at least twice a month. I’ve done pretty well with this. Hopefully most of it is worth reading :)

5. Create something every week. This was a pretty nebulous goal. I know I wrote every week, so I guess I can say I got this. But next year I need to come up with better, more measurable goals.

6. Read tons. My goal for the year was 100 books. I just finished my 100th book, Howl’s Moving Castle, yesterday. (I love the movie, and the books was quite good, though rather different) Thanks to Goodreads.com I kept track of them and even have a handy dandy widget:

2011 Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge
Dan has completed his goal of reading 100 books in 2011!
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7. Draw and write at least three times a week. Like I said, I know I wrote every week. The drawing was a bit more sporadic. Some weeks I drew every day and some weeks not at all. This might be a goal I carry over to next year.

8. Make more comics. Unfortunately, this one was a failure. I made one comic, which is what I’d made the year before. I’ve got to make at least two next year.

9. Get a job that allows me more time with my family. This is still my most important goal, and it didn’t happen this year. I’m not really sure how it’s going to happen, but I’m hoping for a few things in the next few months that might make a difference.

Well, that’s it. Not too bad I guess. Still plenty of room for improvement, but it feels like I’m making progress. And no matter what, I’ve got my health and my amazing family, and I don’t really need much more than that. I hope you all had a great 2011, and hope for an even better 2012!

Interview: Comics writer and editor D.J. Kirkbride

As someone who loves stories, I’m always fascinated to hear from people who create them and find out a little bit about their process. So I’m really excited to start this series of interviews. I’m going to be interviewing people in the writing, film, and comic book industries and talking to them about what they do, and how they craft their stories. Kicking it off is an awesome guy by the name of D.J. Kirkbride. I’ve had the opportunity to meet D.J. and he’s incredibly nice. I can’t thank him enough for being willing to let me bug him. I hope you enjoy the interview and learn something.

Here’s a little bit about D.J., taken from his website.

D.J. Kirkbride’s writing has appeared in Image Comics’ Harvey and Eisner Award-winning POPGUN anthologies, which he also co-edited. He’s edited the graphic novels THE NEW BRIGHTON ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY and AQUA LEUNG as well as the comic book KILL ALL PARENTS. He’s currently the script editor for the acclaimed webcomic SPY6TEEN. His short prose story “Married Life” appeared in the zombie anthology THE DEAD WALK AGAIN and he’s written essays, reviews, interviews, columns, stories, and, um, ninja poetry for such websites as MCSWEENEYS.NET, TWOHEADEDCAT.COM, TLCHICKEN.COM, and THEFOOTNOTE.NET (which he co-created and co-edited).

First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to answer these questions. Let’s start with a couple (hopefully) easy ones.

Is D.J. short for anything? Or is that a trade secret?

The “D” is for “Denis” and the “J” is for “John.” I’m a junior, so everyone called me “D.J.” so as not to get me confused with my dad, I guess. Honestly, my lack of mustache should’ve done the job just fine.

Favorite comic book character and/or superhero?

Superman is my favorite comic book character, superhero, and… fictional creation, to be honest. I like him better than most real things, too.

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Best Comic Book Cover of the Week #3

Hey, would you look at that? I actually have an image on here, and it’s actually Wednesday. What is this madness? Well, hopefully it’s the start of a trend of me not failing to get this weekly posting done on time. We’ll see…

This week’s cover is bittersweet for me. It’s sweet because I love DC comics and their characters, and I love Jim Lee’s art. He’s an absolute legend in the field and penciled one of my favorite Batman storylines of all time, the Hush series. Now to the bitter part. As you may have heard, starting with this issue of Justice League, DC is rebooting their whole continuity, and starting each title over with #1. Now, I’m not wholly opposed to the reboot. I actually think it’s a pretty good idea and if nothing else, it should get people excited about these comics.

My main problem comes with the renumbering. It means there will be a Batman #1 coming out, same with Action Comics, Superman, and Detective Comics. It just makes me sad that these comics, which have been counting up every month since the late 1930’s, are now starting back at #1. Action Comics was up to #904. Detective was at #881. Superman was at #714 and Batman was at #713. It might seem like a silly thing, but I was looking forward to seeing each of these comics hit #1000. Now it looks like Marvel will reach that milestone first with one of its titles. Nothing against Marvel, but as a Batman guy, I was definitely rooting for DC. Alas, it’s not meant to be. But I am excited about the new direction DC is taking their characters in. They’ve lined up a ton of talented creators and I know we’re in store for some great stories and art. And it may not be in order, but I’m still going to be happy when these titles reach the 1000 issue mark.

Best Comic Book Cover of the Week #2

How lame am I? I come up with a new “weekly” thing I’m going to do, and I don’t even make it last one week. Prett-y lame, that’s how. In my defense, I was planning on doing this on my lunch hour at work. Wellll….for some reason Sony doesn’t want me uploading things from my desktop to my blog. I can’t imagine why. But the funny thing is I can upload them to Facebook and other image sites, just not my blog. Oh well. So therein lies the main problem. (the other main one being my lack of free time and unwillingness to get up super early.) I don’t want to wait until the end of the day, since my lunch break is still the best time to write this. So I think I’m going to do the post and just put a link to the image for now, then when I get home on Wednesday nights, I’ll put the image up here. Sound good? Hopefully this is a reasonable agreement. On to the cover!!

Well, before we do that, first I need to list the last two weeks.

Two weeks ago: Jae Lee’s cover of Wolverine #13. Jae has an amazing style, somewhat similar to Jock. I’ve loved his stuff since way back on WildC.A.T.S, and continue to do so. This cover has some great use of negative space.

 

 

 

One week ago: Dustin Nguyen is phenomenal. He does a lot of interior work, but he might be better known for his watercolor covers, especially on the Batman related books. My wife met him at Comic-Con last year, and he was super nice to her. He signed this print for her that is now hanging in our office. Anyway, I love this cover for Batgirl, and it’s a shame this series is ending.

 

 

This week: This week was a little tougher. There wasn’t anything that grabbed me right off. There was another great Jock cover, but I decided I want to make sure to not use the same artist more than once a month. But it was good in that it made me look a little bit closer. This week’s winner is the cover of Daredevil #2 by Paulo and/or Joe Rivera. (I guess they’re a team, since they’re both credited with the art.) The art reminds me of Chris Samnee’s work on Thor: The Mighty Avenger, of which I’m a huge fan. I love the simple shading and inking done, and the somewhat desaturated color palette.  I also love the silhouettes of the characters. Time and time again in art and animation classes the importance of good silhouettes was drilled into my head. You should be able to paint a character black and still have a good idea of the pose they’re making and what message that conveys. It’s harder and more time-consuming to do this, but when correctly implemented, it definitely pays off. I’m also intrigued by the fact that both characters are using the other guy’s signature weapon. This cover has tons to offer and is very enticing.

Best Comic Book Cover of the Week

Wednesday is the glorious day of the week on which new comic books hit the stands. Although I’m not able to buy too many these days, I still love seeing what’s coming out. There’s a great comic book website called ComicBookResources.com, and every Wednesday they post previews of the comics coming out for the week. I decided it would be fun to every Wednesday do a quick post on my favorite cover of the week. This isn’t about which artist or characters I like best, but about the artwork that draws me in the most. Yes, it’s a totally subjective concept, and yes, I’m drawn to certain artists and characters. But I’ll try to be objective. This week there were actually two that really caught my attention, and I couldn’t pick. So two it is! (this was supposed to be up on Wednesday, but I got behind on stuff. Oops)

First up, Ryan Ottley’s cover to Invincible 81. Yes, I’m a huge Invincible fanboy, and Ryan is an incredible artist. But this cover is just gorgeous. I love the dark clouds and the feeling were milliseconds away from a huge, shattering impact as the two characters meet. The color palette is perfect and adds to the intensity of the moment.

 

 

 

The other cover that really stood out to me is Jock’s Detective Comics #880. Jock has quickly become one of my favorite artists. Not only is he insanely skilled, his cover art is always striking, and always feels like nothing I’ve seen before. That’s saying a lot when you’re working on a comic that’s been in publication for over 70 years. Yet each issue is something to behold. I don’t know if there’s ever been a creepier version of the Joker done, and that’s also saying a lot. The use of the bats is ingenious and is an example of the way Jock brings a fresh look to things.

Thanks for reading! Come back next week for another round!

Comic-Con 2011

The annual “celebration of the popular arts” known as the San Diego Comic-Con was this past week, and I was able to go again this year. Unfortunately, because of work I was only able to make it one night, but it was still awesome. This year I went with my brother-in-law Ryan and my oldest son London. We dressed him up as Aang, from the amazing animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, and he was a big hit with the crowd. As always, the main convention hall was filled to the brim with people, both in costume and not. This video Ryan shot will give you an idea of what it’s like:

It was hard to tell who was more excited about some of the displays, Ryan or London. London wanted pictures of pretty much every Lego thing, of which there were plenty, and Ryan was stoked to see all the Star Wars and different geek things there.

When we first got there, we made a quick round of the convention hall, taking in as much as we could. We saw tons of cool displays, and even saw the original Hulk, Lou Ferrigno. We had to sneak a picture of him though, since I really couldn’t justify spending $40 for a Poloroid(!) with him. Dude is still incredibly ripped though. I was impressed. I didn’t get to meet as many creators as last year, but I was still able to meet a few. First I met Robert Kirkman, writer of Invincible (which I love) and The Walking Dead, among other things. He was super nice. Then I met Ryan Ottley, who is the artist on Invincible and is also from Utah. He was awesome, and might even be related to Ryan’s wife. We also got to meet Derek Hunter, a rad comic writer/artist who knows a bunch of folks I went to high school with. I bought this Invincible print and Robert and Ryan were both nice enough to sign it for me.

     

The other creator I was able to meet was Stan Sakai, writer and artist of Usagi Yojimbo. If you were ever a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan, you probably know who the samurai rabbit is. But you might not have known that both TMNT and Usagi Yojimbo started out as comic books. Anyway, Mr. Sakai has been doing this for years. I think he’s up to about volume 25 now.  I’ve been meaning to start reading the Usagi Yojimbo comics, so this was a perfect chance to buy the first volume. Mr. Sakai and his wife were both incredibly nice and I can’t wait to start reading. I also got to see Jim Lee, one of the best comic book artists ever, but I wasn’t able to meet him. Maybe next year.

        

I mentioned London’s love for Legos, so when we got to the Lego booth and there was a huge pile of yellow Legos for the kids to play in, he was in heaven. Something pretty cool happened while we were there too. A guy named Brian Tong, who works for a technology website called CNET.com, approached us and asked if London could be in a video he was making for their site. He had London climb into one of the huge swag bags they give us, then carried him around. It was a short video and London was kinda nervous about it all, but it was fun to be a part of. You can watch the whole video here. London’s part is at about minute 2:45. I also taped it though, so if you just want to see that it’s below.

After a few hours of wandering around we were all pretty tuckered out, so we headed home. Overall it was an awesome experience, and I can’t wait to do it again. One of the best parts is I didn’t leave the camera on top of our car like last year :) Below are a few more pics of the displays and such. Can’t wait for next year. Hopefully you can make it too!

        

Optimus Prime, us as action figures, big hairy guy.

   

Perry the Platybus! Not sure…, and another Optimus Prime

   

Batman, Dark Knight costumes, and Tron

Free Comic Book Day is tomorrow!

Since 2002, the first Saturday of May has been a glorious day. That day is known as Free Comic Book Day. In an effort to bring new comic book readers into independent comic stores, once a year publishers and comic shops team up to hand out a bunch of free comics. A lot of shops have creators there for signings, as well as people dressed up as comic characters. It’s really a fun event, and as a longtime comic book fan and collector, I fully endorse it. We went as a family last year, and had a lot of fun. My boys dressed up as Superman and Batman and had a blast picking out the kid-friendly comics. There’s also plenty for the older readers as well, and most shops have big sales to coincide with the event. So pack up the family tomorrow and head to your local comic shop. You can go to the official site right here, where they also have a participating comic shop locator. If you love comics, used to collect them, or are just interested in finding out more, this is a great way to jump in.

Halloween comic

So, I’m pretty lame for barely getting this in while it’s still Halloween. I finished it up Friday, and put it on Facebook, but didn’t have the time to do a proper post here. So now that the day is almost over and everyone is already kicking into Thanksgiving (or Christmas) gear, I’m putting this up here. I got the idea to do a Halloween comic from an old friend of mine, and had a blast doing it. I’m going to try to do one every year, and I already have the idea for next year’s. Anyway, thanks for taking a look, and I’d love to hear what you think. Click down below to check it out. And Happy Halloween!

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Comic-Con 2010

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to go to the San Diego Comic-Con. Finally this weekend, I was able to cross it off my list. Because I work for Disney, I was able to get passes for my wife and I and our two boys. Unfortunately with work being so busy right now, we were only able to go for one day. But it was still amazing. When we stepped off the train to a swirling mass of humanity, both costumed and not, it was a lot to take in.

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Comic book panels, penciled and inked

I still haven’t gotten around to writing much lately. But I have been working on the comic, and it’s been a ton of fun. I can’t remember the last time my hand was actually cramping up from drawing. It’s been too long since I’ve felt that. I decided I wanted the comic to have kind of a storyboard/cinematic feel to it. Besides the storyboard format, I was also inspired by the DC: New Frontier comics by Darwyn Cooke. It’s an amazing series and I love his art. Most of the pages only have three wide panels, and it works great. I also decided to go with a pretty graphic look. Big blocky shapes and lots of black. I’ve been reading a lot of Hellboy lately, and man, Mike Mignola is so amazing. I’m not talented enough to rip off his style, but I thought something similar would work well for my story, and so far I’ve really enjoyed it. So here are the first three panels, which will make up the first page. I didn’t have time to do anything more than scan them in and adjust the levels, so they’re still kinda rough. And I’ll be coloring them hopefully soon as well. But I’d love to hear what you think. I’m 2/3 of the way through page 2, so there should be more up soon. Thanks for taking a look!