A British author Barry Nugent had commissioned me a while back to create the cover to his self-published novel Fallen Heroes. It was my first-ever book cover design and thoroughly enjoyed working with Barry through the process. He was both gracious and patient in turning to me for the cover to the sequel, Forgotten Warriors.
Michael and I go way back to 2003, when he had originally pitched Chalk with me doing the art. The project did not find a publishing home at that time. After character design, a few sample pages & three covers, I had eventually moved on from the project. Since then Mike found a different penciler for the interior & pursued self-publishing. He plans to release the OGN this year & “brought the band back together” by asking me to do the covers.
If you “dig around” you should be able to find my original Chalk covers & pages. Good hunting!
You can check out more of his stuff here.
Please visit the Contest Forum to see whose submissions were what.
Bryan Deemer has been working hard on revamping the Comic Geek Speak’s website. In his effort to adding more excitement to the frontpage, he asked several artists to submit original art. Although I probably should have done an Ursula Wilde piece, I had a CGS Second Chance art that I decided I should finish off. You can check out the frontpage with my art at HERE.
Eric White, a friend from the CGS forums, approached me for drawing the cover for the third CGS anthology book. The name of the character is Kid Midas, a golden robot created by powerful beings called Visionaries.
Here’s the description he gave me:
Kid Midas: A kid robot, built by a Visionary of an alternate universe and crossed over to this universe, he now hangs out with this Visionary and enjoys being the sidekick to the greatest hero on the planet. Midas is a golden robot, built by the techno-god of the other universe. He uses a metal slingshot and is an expert shot, sending little balls of golden fire at his enemies.
He is extremely agile and loves to take chances, much to Visionary’s dismay. I see him as a steam-robot, so if you get a design where you want to place steam vents in unlikely (or likely places) like his knees, hips, or shoulders, that’d be cool.
The cool thing is that there’s a coloring contest is being held for this cover. Anyone with the skillz can participate here: Contest Thread on HueDoo Forum