I tend to belabor the process a bit when it comes to comic creation. Mostly it's because I'm not in any limelight, or being paid for any of this. I don't "owe" anybody time, and I'm mostly on self-imposed deadlines. Better to figure out how one best works on one's own terms before getting thrown into the mix and have to "shortcut" your way to creative freedom. At least that's the idea.:)
If I haven't made it clear, this story was written by B. Clay Moore, the creator of Hawaiian Dick, based on a conversation we had, and a strong urge from myself to draw Abe Vigoda as a hitman.
Nov 26, 2006
Well, here's the second half of the roughs for the back-up story that I'm doing in Hawaiian Dick. I still have yet to decide on the best method of rendering these pages. I might actually break them apart and treat each panel as an illustration, that way it's easier to scan into the computer. I'll post some pieces when they're ready.
Posted by Shane White at 11:55 AM
Nov 17, 2006
Nov 13, 2006
This was the first of what I hope is many Down and Dirty Art Jams to take place in Seattle. It was put together by my buddy Augie Pagan at the 9lb. Hammer in Georgetown, just south of Seattle proper. The turn-out was completely nuts and long overdue. With pieces being sold for no more than $50 and some before the paint was even dry like the one directly below, everyone got a piece of the action.
This was the first collaboration I did. I started with inks and tagged my buddy Joe Kresoja to save my ass with some color.
Then we jammed on this piece at the same time. Switching up toward the end to paint over what the other had started.
Since I have a really short attention span and left my sketchbook in the car I started drawing on the supply table. Karin Yamagiwa-Madan of Stumpytown fame joined in later...we couldn't stop laughing the whole time.
You can see Joe and I in the back left working on that painting with two faces.
This was a jam with Memo Diaz and my other friend Bart Kaufman.
No two ways around it...it was fun as hell. Hope we did it again real soon. Thanks Augie and the 9lb. Hammer for bringing artists together to do what they love to some phat beats and cool vibes.
Posted by Shane White at 8:41 AM