Thursday, December 28, 2006

Rook City Remastered

There's a new illustrated lyric picture up. But it's already been correctly guessed. I really enjoyed this one, as it's from my favorite U2 song. And U2's pretty much my favorite band.

In bigger news... I am finally done with getting Rook City #1 ready to print! I should be sending it to the printer the next couple of days. Once I get the proof copy back and all that jazz, you should be able to order a copy right here. So stay tuned.

In the process of getting all these Rook City stories together, I went ahead and "remastered" the very first tale, "Bullets and Bedpans." That story was originally drawn before I knew anything about Photoshop, so the lettering and gray tones looked completely different from the other Rook City stories. To make everything flow together better, I relettered those pages and added new gray tones. I even touched up my old drawings in a couple spots. I also updated the webcomic version of these pages. You can see the results below. The changes might not seem that big, but I think it will really help with the overall quality of the book. What do YOU think?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

A new lyric

Only a bit late... there's a new illustrated lyric up. There may even be a clue to this one in the picture.

Christmas break has just begun. I'm hoping to get lots of artwork done, yadda yadda... we'll see. It's crazy how time seems to slip away on these breaks. I never feel like I use them as well as I could.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Well, I didn't post this last week when it went up, but there was a new Illustrated Lyric. Andy Jewett (another Indie Spinner Rack guy) correctly guessed "I am Trying to Break Your Heart" by Wilco. One of my favorite bands.

The next installment will be a week late. The last week of the semester is always crazy at school, so my time for artwork is very limited. But there will be a new one up next Tuesday.

Also, for those of you interested in the progress of our adoption... we've started a blog all about our daughter Grace. We'll be updating everyone there with pictures and news.