Thursday, May 26, 2016

Detail of Episode 01 Cover

Interesting to see the process of how this thing evolved from a shitty sketch to something with mood.






Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bianca's Shock

After being asked a rude/inappropriate question...Lately I've been writing/ drawing at the same time.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Mef and Enzo

I was thinking about where the bad guys would hang out, and it just came to me...titty bar of course. Where else?


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Adriana

Adriana, a cocktail waitress that works at the club the Benedetti's own. She's embarrassed of Sly, and won't admit to seeing him outside the club.



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ace

Ace is Sly's partner in crime. They steal cars together and trade them for dope. Ace is hard AF, def not to be trifled with.



Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fixing up an old drawing with anatomy issues

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Sometimes I get so excited about a drawing that I forget to do the construction...This was the case here, though I came back to it a few months later to fix it up.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Cinister Pictures Logo

Re-worked an old drawing for my logo and trying to figure out a 70s Horror movie font for my logo...






Friday, April 8, 2016

Daly

Daly, the character with the dreads, is the best buddy character we meet in Episode 0. He is supposed to be Afro-Latino. Sly and Daly bond over being the only minorities in their tiny rural town in Colorado. They also share the fact that they are both from broken families.
Below them is a sketch of Sly as a teenager sporting a pompadour which was probably cool back then..
And below that is a picture of Anca's hair after she does an under shave in episode 1. I guess you could say I like giving each of my characters a unique hairstyle that speaks to their personality.




Thursday, April 7, 2016

Yuji's Birthday Card

We call them squeak birds because they can't take off without making these precious little squeaking noises. They're pretty much my favorite birds, just common brown doves that you see all over the place here.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Designing a Look for the Webcomic

Drawing on influences like Shohei Harumoto, (pictured below) a manga artist who has a popular motorcycle drama in Japan called "Kirin", I'm searching for the right look for my web comic. It has to be both efficient - not take too much time to produce, but still evoke a very particular "noir" mood. However, I also want to stay away from just plain black and white, since that seems to be a turn off for American audiences, which is primarily who this GN is targeted at. That being said, I think limited color might be a cool compromise between the two.
Below are two images I created with the look in mind, using screens and colors, but I think I got carried away with the detail, which is so easy to do, and now I need to create a pared down "production" version.


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Added Mountains

The story takes place in NJ which has Bear Mountain, the Catskills and the Appalachian trail as backdrop. The mountains are symbolic of hard times and struggle so its really important that images of mountains be woven into the story. In other words--this image wasn't complete without those bad boys looming menacingly in the background.


Monday, March 7, 2016

Dev Sketches

Sly low and high angles, Anca's trainwreck Mom, and Sly in his 20s holding baby Anca.







Monday, February 22, 2016

Homemade sketchbooks!



Petsmart Boards

Hi friends! These were produced by a company called Triptent and their parent company Identity, both based in NY. Some of these are pitch boards, and some are final shooting boards. Cheers!