LA Noire

So, where have I been all winter? What have I been working on? Have I been hybernating? Maybe...
Actually I was hibernating, on a certain project for a creative colleague of mine. I took the gig, a 50 something page 2-part comic full of mystery and intrigue, crime, passion, and music. I sat, penciled and inked the first 10 pages and then it just sat on my desk for about a year to be honest. I felt terrible for not getting to it sooner as I wrote and penciled other work, mainly mine. But, sometimes some projects take a back seat to others depending on the frame of mind I'm in. This past January however she gave me a deadline and that lit a fire under my ass. So for two months I was finishing the last 20 pages and putting the book together in time to make it in time for the album debut. And behold, the latest helping from Whitney Mower aka Iva Dawn, True Voodoo!

Cover art (no text)

And there's those snips of some favorite pages without giving it all away. So now go listen to the album:

iva dawn

And of course buy the comic HERE!


Heart Shaped Pizza

See, you read that right. 
I know I've been MIA the last few months. This past winter felt especially harsh as we endured a couple of freeze events, one of them lasted a few days. In case you didn't know I live in Houston, Texas, and it never stays cold for long, let alone sleets or snows, so that was a big deal down here. Due to the snow fall and slush the city practically shut down for one of those days, mainly cuz nobody knows how to drive in it. But looking at the news around the nation we're not the only ones. So, yeah, it's been a particularly notable winter.
I've been working on stuff here and there, although I haven't accomplished anything particularly noteworthy...until now. Yes, this month I crushed a 30 page comic titled True Voodoo, written by the talented Iva Dawn. The next post will be the official spilling of the details but for now I'm just catching you up on the last few months. 
As you can imagine I've been finishing that book, so there really isn't too much to show in the art department. That said I do have pictures documenting life during these last few months, which are always fun. 

February is the shortest month.

Chris and his clowder.

Dickensian fashion on a High School budget.

Laying down heavy inks

More True Voodoo pages.

A gift for my sister.

My trusty scanner. Had it since 2002.

Coming soon...True Voodoo


January Tan

January was cold. These flicks happened then.

Morning commute. The backstreets when the freeway is fukt.

chocolate covered pretzel frenzy

Even Houston's January 3pm sun couldn't thaw the frozen park fountain that day.

Both sets of comic pages are in my latest comic collabo with Iva Dawn entitled True Voodoo, now on sale.

The calendar at work. In my peripheral above me it looked like a marriage portrait of my grandparents that I remember seeing as a child.