Monday, November 29, 2010

more orang-utans...

did a couple of quick sketches for the orang-utans, who play a big part in the story

even more of a caricatured approach, to work with all the other characters

also, first appearance of the baby-orang!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

you're going to teach me kung fu? whoa!!

like every hero on her journey, HOPE gets to her teacher/mentor, and will be instructed in some ancient but very effective martial arts technique, and, alongside the extremely difficult exercise and the increase in the mastery of kick-assness, be taught a lesson or two about life in general, which i'm sure will also come in handy later on in the story...

"Even though these characters and events are fictional, any resemblance
to cliches past or present is purely and completely intentional.


character is not properly inked yet, and color is also only roughed in - WIP

happy thanksgiving, everyone!!


Monday, November 22, 2010

secret lair revisited

i needed to go back to this setting, and rethink the look and level of detail, which will have repercussions throughout the book -
so here is a new look for OMNICORP's underground lair
(you ARE aware of the fact that reading this blog means major SPOILERS, right?)

i still have to figure out WHAT exactly will happen down here, so i prepared for several possibilities, including a map laying out how OMNICORP has spread across the globe, and a hologram of one of the chairmen of the board of directors... ;)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

HOPE 'comic strip'

i'm re-posting the collection of HOPE newspaper-type comics strips that i did over the course of last year, plus the two pages which are a part of the 'atomic lead' 2010 compilation
- just to have them all together in one spot -


Monday, November 15, 2010

now in color

hope at home, from earlier - mostly lit by the holo-laptop...

Friday, November 12, 2010

the secret laboratory within the hidden temple...

hiding your secret high tech laboratory underneath long forgotten temple structures deep within the jungles of borneo seems to be THE most perfectly logical thing to do - who would EVER think to look THERE?? - except HOPE, of course...
well, it's actually not that simple (is it ever?), but you're gonna have to stick around and eventually read the book to find out

it IS pretty much a 'james bond'ian setup, though, isn't it? secret villainous lair hidden in or under some exotic landmark? LOVE IT!!
"No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die!"

the set design is also inspired by my favorite comic strip, 'terry and the pirates', which took place in numerous picturesque locations along the chinese coast

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

back on track...

is what i'm gettin'
daytime stuff like 'work' etc is clearly getting in the way - but i have been steadily chipping away at things nevertheless, and i actually have a assembled a tiny little 'backlog' of stuff i will be posting

so here we go:

first up, a 'companion piece' to the most recently posted hope ("i don't think so")

just using her two holoswords in a way that MAY be inspired by a certain villain in a moderately famous space-fantasy franchise....