Monday, September 27, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Retrofits Page 1

Here's what the first page of Retrofits looks look before any word balloons or dialog has been added.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Retrofits: Superstar

This is a character I recently renamed Superstar. When I first conceived the character fifteen years ago she was called Diva, but the modern definition of "diva" seems to have a more negative connotation than the seventies' disco diva. I didn't want to give the impression that this character was a a prima donna or that she had some overblown sense of entitlement. Also I wanted to incorporate some of the patriotism that was felt during America's bicentennial and the name Superstar seemed to fit nicely with her costume design.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Retrofits: Dynamo-Color Promo

I used my Dynamo art to test out a possible coloring style for the comic. I'm still not sure if the book's interior will be color or black and white. ( I'm currently weighing the time and money factors)

The story is centered around characters from the 1970's, but takes place in the present so I want the book to capture some of the style of the 70's yet still have a modern flair to it. Hopefully I've captured this by using a halftone printing technique laid over a more contemporary coloring style. Feel free to let me know what you think.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Retrofits: Intro

Rather than picking another pop culture theme to draw inspiration from I figured I would put the fan art sketches on hold for the month of September. Instead I'm going to try and kill two birds with one stone and hopefully cover a little more ground on my creator owed comic book project, Retrofits.

I realize that these characters may not garner as much attention as say, Star Wars, He-Man or more popular comic book heroes published by Marvel or DC. I promise I will return to more fan art stuff soon. However if you all could hang in there for a while I would like to introduce you to Retrofits!

Retrofits follows the adventures of five teenage pop sensations from the 70's who mysteriously vanished at the height of super stardom. Flash forward thirty-five years... They have returned, their body's genetically altered, they now possess super human abilities. With no comprehension of where they've been or the strange powers they now possess these five teens must face a world they've never known and forces they've never imagined.