Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"Oedipus Rex-Mas" The Complete Series...







Hi Pals!

I hope you have enjoyed my sick mash-up of Dickens and Sophocles. Moreover, I hope that this will be a new Christmas tradition for you to share with your friends and family!

Merry Christmas!

See you in 2012!


Coming Soon for 2012...

Hi Folks,

I am excited for what I have on the horizon for 2012, provided that end-of-days thing doesn't prove to be as big an inconvenience as everyone says it is. I am currently writing a new comic book project which I am excited about. I can't say too much about it, other than it is a bigger undertaking than I have previously done. I am working with the folks at Clockwork Comics and so far the collaboration has been great. I will be previewing some art for it at the Amazing Arizona Comicon in January from the 6th to the 8th!

In addition to this, I may be working on a new Finch and the Sidekicks project. However, right now I am focussed on the afore mentioned secret project!

Until then, please stop by my table at Amazing Arizona Comicon in Mesa, AZ in January. I would love to meet you and sell you some comics!

Happy New Year!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Issue #5. Published in 2010.
















Here is the last full issue of Finch and the Sidekicks. Finally, I got it to look like I want it to look! It may not be perfect, but it is the first time that I finished a book and felt 100% satisfied with the end product. 

Originally, this was going to serve as a re-do of issue #3 and partly inspired by a couple of pretentious faux-hippies I met in Lawrence, KS (also home to some very cool, legit hippies) and also by a co-worker who actually contracted worms from her dog. I am still boggled by that last part.

For now I am moving on to some other short form stories in strip form. Currently I am re-working an old college project I did for a story board and animation class. Think Dickens meets Sophocles meets Kurosawa.  After that I am doing a short piece as an homage to classic movie serials.

As of this writing, Kevin is working with a friend on a very awesome project which I am excited to see. He has also been writing another Finch story which sounds hilarious. He is a funny guy with a head full of crazy, brilliant ideas.

For now, I hope you Have enjoyed this run of Finch and the Sidekicks


Monday, November 28, 2011

Issue #4. Published in 2009...




















So, that was issue #4 of Finch and the Sidekicks, the only full color issue I have ever done... and ever will do!  We took a lot of time getting this one done. Kevin and I came up with the basic story line and I spent a lot of time refining and streamlining the story. Mostly, I wanted to take some time to find the look that I wanted to capture for the this book and future stories to come. Wow, I sounded like a pretentious asshole there!

While I am not 100% happy with the final look of this one, with regards to the colors, I am proud of what I was able to do with my first try making a full color book using Photoshop and Comic Life for the first time. 

Re-reading it I feel partially responsible for Charlie Sheen's downward spiral. I feel like I spoke too soon referring to his about face from bad-boy to America's favorite TV personality! 

We also take a shot at Adam West at the end of the book. I love the old Batman TV series and thought West was fantastic in it. I also thought his performance in The Happy Hooker Goes To Hollywood was nothing short of brilliant! However, meeting him a week before the release of Batman Forever at the Batmania 30th Anniversary Convention in Chicago in the 1990's was a let-down! We stood in line for three hours to have an interaction with his manager like you would a pimp and prostitute! We handed what we wanted autographed to his manager who would evaluate the potential collectibility of a West autographed poster/ action figure/ comic book/ what-have-you, ask for your cash, pass it along to West to sign, who would give you a "Hi, nice to meet you" and send you on your way. Next to being in the room when my parents were arguing, this was the most uncomfortable situation I had ever been in as Kevin erupts in a shouting tirade with West and his manager. The result was Adam West interjecting in his slow, exacting Batman voice, "I am getting tired of hearing this." One can just imaging "old chum" being tossed in at the end of the sentence.  In the end, Kevin and I bought and received our pimped Adam West autographs which are probably shoved in a drawer somewhere.

My dog is waiting to get walked, so I am cutting this short...