Tuesday, January 26, 2010

SpongeBob Remainders

I was just backing up my work for Nickelodeon Magazine and figured I'd share some SpongeBob inks that didn't make it into the magazine before the final issue. So, here goes (dialogue not included)...

These inks were for a two-page comic I co-wrote that was tentatively titled "Portrait Pandemonium." I used pen nibs on this one.

Story premise: SpongeBob sets up a stand at the beach where he paints portraits that aren't exactly accurate. To remedy the situation, he rearranges everyone's faces to match his drawings. It needs the dialogue to sell it, but it ends on a gag where Patrick is happy with the drawing SpongeBob made of him (a star).

Next up: a 3-pager I drew for a story written by Sherm Cohen, called "Patty-stacking!" This was the first SpongeBob comic I inked with a brush pen.

In a nutshell: Mr. Krabs keeps taking orders for larger and larger krabby patties (for big $$$), until a treasure chest full of riches pushes him over the edge. I had a lot of fun drawing this one.

Good times, those SpongeBob comics were...

Friday, January 22, 2010


For this week's What the Doodle? on Creative Juices--> Preparation

Inked and colored in Flash.
Be prepared.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Comic for ARGH! #6

Here's my comic for ARGH!#6, the green and magenta issue. I actually drew this way back in April of 2009, so it's good to finally share it with you. A box of comics should be arriving from Spain within weeks, so I'll be distributing them throughout Boston in due time. Be sure to hop on over to the ARGH! Comic website for more info (a great intro graphic), and previews by the other artists.

As noted, we use a duotone color process in printing; this handy grid gives you a sense of some of the available colors. Hideous, aren't they?

I posted it before, but here's the cover Félix did up for the issue.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

New England's Dark Day

As promised, here is the 2-page comic I did for Inbound #4: A Comic Book History of Boston, the anthology I've been promoting put out by the Boston Comics Roundtable. The book features 144 pages of true-to-history comics created by local independent comic artists and writers. Jump over to the site for more information.

For my comic I chose an event called New England's "Dark Day" of 1780 (here are a few sources for further reading 1, 2). Basically: sky turns pitch black at noon; townsfolk think it's the end of the world. Which means I get to draw tormented characters. But this wasn't a mere eclipse—supposedly the smoke from a massive forest fire may have combined with a low pressure system to make eerily dark clouds. It would sure freak us out if it happened again today.

I should add, this was the first comic I inked with a brush pen (after switching over from nibs).

You can purchase a copy of the anthology, here. And it's currently available all around Boston—even in bookstores!

A Comic Book History of Boston
"Dark Day" Teaser for Inbound

Friday, January 08, 2010


I drew this chump for today's What the Doodle? over at Creative Juices. The random word this week was TANNING. I normally don't use gradients (I'm a flat color guy), but tans do have gradation in certain areas, so I went for it. Drawn and colored in Flash.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Just a trim.

First comic (gag, really) of the new year for Heeby Jeeby Comix!

I went pure candy-colors for this one.
Here's the inked version: