New Art: Growing Your Psychic Abilities For Fun and Profit, 2016
Yoes! Have a new piece this week. I tried to finish two, since I missed last week, but it’s not happening (yet). I plan on making up for the missing week, so there will be something for every week of the year. Remember to follow on Snapchat (cluepac) for some behind the scenes and progress images.
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It’s based on the sketch below. I was going for an old comic book style. I’m still experimenting with technique, subject matter, time management and workflow with these pieces. I’m learning a bit as I go, but I think I can learn much more.
See you next week! Laters!
So. Ten years and a week after I posted the last Scam! comic, I present this semi-new Scam! comic. I started drawing the top three panels of this piece in July of 2006, but for whatever reason I abandoned it. Ten years later, I finished this page. It’s going to lead to a bigger story concerning what our hero has been up to for the past decade. Click on the image for a larger, readable version.
It feels great to get back into comics again. Since 2006, I have been out of the loop with sequential art (at least in terms of anything available to the public). Aside from Scam!, I’m also working on a regular series that will be announced soon.
When I look back on much of my older work, I cringe over the content. Quite a bit of offensive ignorance on my part. Though at the time I felt my intentions were good, my attempts at shock and satire fell flat. Time has turned a spotlight on these failures (at least for me), and it’s something I think about a lot. Maturity might not be apparent in the strip above (since it was started in 2006), but if I continue Scam! on a weekly basis, I do hope it better reflects the growth I’ve made as a person.
New Art: A Gift From Baxter
Sorry I’m a day late, but it’s Saturday, and it’s still *this* week, right? Anyway, made some last minute changes to this one and threw Baxter’s name into it. Hope you dig! Just wrapped a big project, so I’ll be back next week with more art, sketches and musings.
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the piece is a major extension of this chunk of sketch.
Hope you’re having a great 4th of July weekend! Stay safe!
New Art: StarPoint, 2016
Yet another rush week. StarPoint was something I put together on the fly this morning. Yesterday, we experienced a 12 hour power out (apparently due to a crow flying into a circuit breaker at an LADWP Power Distribution center). In between running around and tossing fridge content, I decided to take some time off and get some reading and relaxation in. It was definitely needed. Thank you, Mr. Crow! Also, RIP Mr. Crow (I’m assuming). Luckily it didn’t mess up my schedule.
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Yes, it was another rush job. As I’m sure next weeks will be as well. It’s yet another deadline week. But that should be it for a while! Hope you dig it!
Based on a couple sketches I stitched together:
See you next week!
New Art: That MacNaugh, 2016
Gonna anudder Quick one this week. Just going to drop this MacNaugh here and bounce. Hope you have a great weekend! See you on the next!
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Based on this sketch:
New Art: Petchers
Hey Gang, got another quick one. Petchers is a piece based on a post-it doodle (Yes, I found a TON of post-it sketches that can make some fun finished illustrations).Just wanted to go simple with this one, since there’s plenty of catching up to do around here. Also, hopefully I’ll be able to follow this post with some information regarding MAD Magazine, an art show tonight and also a book signing tonight. Stay Tuned!
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Based on this Post-It Sketch:
Sketchbook: Draang, 2016
Yo! Got a quick one to drop on yore eyeballs right quick. Draang comes from a meeting post-it doodle. Got stuff burning on the stove, so I’ma make this quick. Click on the image for a larger version, and see you all on Friday!
New Art: Bet, 2016
Good morning and happy Friday! Got a new one for you this week, “Bet: Escape From The Chalkboard Assassination Squad”. It came together pretty quickly and I’m pretty happy with the results. I parts from two older sketches and combined them for this piece. I think the ones I throw together at the last minute are the ones that turn out the best. If you follow me in Snapchat (username: Cluepac), you can catch glimpses of these new pieces as I work on them. It’s hella fun.
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It’s based on this combination of sketches:
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
Sketchbook: Zaang, 2016
Zaang! Got a quick color dropped sketch remix. This one is from a post it.
On deck: I have a new painting in progress for a Ghostbusters tribute show
(if you’re quick, you can catch the progress on Snapchat, username: cluepac)
Also, working on more Dog Man for Scholastic, and some creator owned stuff.
In the meantime, have a great week!
Hey visitors, friends, and all!
I have been sharing photos and videos of new work, work process, and other goodness on Snapchat. “What new work is on deck?” “What’s he listening to in the background while he paints?” “What are Martin and Baxter up to?” You may find ALL the answers here. Maybe.
My user info is-
Username: cluepac https://www.snapchat.com/add/cluepac
Please be sure to follow for some behind the scenes antics, and get a first look at new pieces, comics, cartoons, sketch and all that fun stuff!
Thanks! New art tomorrow!