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Well, if anyone is still coming here, I apologize. I said I was going to start posting more, but instead I went and got behind on Brit and have been catching up ever since! I suck! Don't take two week vacations when you're supposed to be drawing, thats the lesson I learned.

SO. What I'm going to do, instead of drawing NEW things for this blog, I am totally converting this daily-turned-failed-regular sketchblog into a PRODUCTION sketchblog. Whuh?

Well, you may or may not have picked up the 2 issue mini series I did with Benito Cereno called Invincible presents: Atom Eve, if not, hop to. People have been asking when the series is going to be collected and the short answer is never. The long answer? Its only 40 or so pages of comic, you can't put that in a trade, most 48 page comics are saddle stitched. So, if there are ever any more Invincible Presents series, it will get rolled into the trade those are all collected in. And when will that ever be? Too long for my attention span and too long for YOU.

As you may or may not know, trade paperbacks include a lot of behind the scenes sketches that are all sorts of fun for people to check out. The problem is that out of the five or six issues collected, there are only like ten pages for sketches, and those ten pages would only fit 5% of the sketches I did JUST for the two issues of Atom Eve.

So we're faced with two bowel-loosening problems: Too many sketches, and too long to wait. The solution: I'll be putting the sketches up here ALONG with my own rambling and ranting about what you're seeing, and hopefully, the dear Benito Cereno will be running writer's commentary and/or annotations concurrently on his blog for the FULL ASS EXPERIENCE. You could fill a book with all the behind the scenes crap we are going to fill your faces with, but you know what? Save the trees. Save the trees, skip books and go straight to blogs. Which, if you check back far enough, don't expend any valuable resources whatsoever. Mana, they run on mana.

So, a few times a week, whenever I can spare the time to type out some garbage, I'll be posting sketches and designs and thumbnails and even deleted scenes, starting from the earliest concepts to page layouts. All of this is going to be heavy on spoilers, so seriously, if you don't have a copy of the Atom Eve mini, go get one. You'll have a little time before it gets into the danger territory, so you'll be okay if you order it now.

By the time I get through the Atom Eve story, I'm sure my issues of Brit will be shipping, so I'll start doing the same type of thing for THOSE books as they come out. The first post will be within a week, honest! So fill your skins with Entdraught and pack your Lembas cause its gonna be an adventure!

Tell your friends and enemies who are kept closer than friends!

13 comments:

Skulldaggery said...

lame, let's see drawigns not words... lame.

Paul said...

cool, I look forward to what you have on tap.

Pete said...

Thought your Atom Eve was great... looking forward to your Brit too!!
Your week's nearly up by the way. ;)

Nate Bellegarde said...

I'm still digging through my sketchbooks to find the earliest doodles--I'd been working on the book for almost a year before I finally started!

j_ay said...

Looking forward to it. Atom Eve ROCKED.
Looking forward to Brit too.

Keep at it. We're here.
j

MP said...

Fantastic works!!!

rico said...

I like this new production blog direction, let's see!

John said...

WHERE IS IT?!

Pete said...

C'mon... more sketches soon!
Man you suck ;)

Custom Coaster said...

Hey I'm one of those guys that loved the art thrown at me, but never knew who was drawing it. My optic-joy started at a MC Chris show that then went on to the Atom Eve, but here's the kick I didn't know that both artists were the same person. I just looked at your blog again today on livejournal and connected that you were also Atom Eve Artist too. In short I'm over joyed that your doing the Brit line from where it is since your style will really make every red cent worth it that and your a few sticks short of the bundle.

pete said...

Great work on this weeks Brit!!
Pitty about your work on this blog!!

Just post something... anything?

David said...

post MOAR!!!

samax said...

atom eve was dope!
i'ma hafta start reading brit. i love your drawing style!

don't worry about the frequency of your blog. we'll be here when you get back... that's what feeds are for!