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recluse painted

So my girly girl got me a wacom tablet for my birthday. I’ve been getting familiar with it, and decided to try out some painting skills I haven’t flexed in many a year.  It’s a pic of the Recluse. Just not going to forget that guy. Anywho, here we go.



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The Red Roach


I had an idea for a character on the way to see Stallone’s new shoot ’em up, Bullet to the Head. It was for a character that was simpler than other characters and stories I’ve been developing. It was an insect based character, I just love those. Anyway the character’s theme is based on roaches, filthy disgusting roaches. He’s a pest to the criminal underworld.

The idea here is to do one page stories akin to the old Hostess snack ads from the 70s and 80s.

The comics would feature a villain of the week an we catch the action just as it’s about to get resolved. For the first issue I have the hero fighting a squid themed villain, Carl O’Marley, PHD. The Roach is trapped and has to find a way to escape. That’s all I thought about going in before laying out the action in a thumbnail.

thumbnail for the first installment


After I lay out he basic action I drew it, inked it, then in the Marvel Way added the dialog. And there we have the first installment below. rr-grey-words1.1

The following images show the thought process for framing the second installment of The Red Roach. As in the case of the first strip, I just thought of a basic situation and laid out some interesting ideas for images based on the characters I wanted to use. This time I used the Pigeon as the antagonist. She’s just your basic winged flyer, bust so is the Red Roach. Again I start with the basic idea of them flying and I have to find a way to resolve it in a few panels. I decided I’d rather not have him hit a woman, so she had to crash into a wall.



Here are few flight and collision studies for the Pigeon.

Below is the finished product for the second installment. 


You can go ahead and follow the Red Roach and his continuing adventures here at theredroach.wordpress.com.


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The Recluse and NDVisual Media Logos


The Recluse is another child of my brain. I’m switching gears from Beeboy, to do a tighter character piece. Straight forward story telling, not the overwhelming multi-media nightmare that Beeboy was becoming in my mind. The Recluse is going to have a leaner cast and just be a twist  on a familiar character. Her’es a logo I think fits the mood I’m trying to set. Simple, eh?

ndvisual media-logoI’ve done a few logos for the media company before, this one is just tighter to me. I’d believe in anything that this graphic was representing. Yay me!!!


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