Carver’s head throbbed as if an entire stampede had run over
it. No more drinking. Ever. He then reached for his flask and finished off his
As he sat up with a juicy belch, he rubbed his jaw and wiped
the sleep from his eyes. The sheep called in the distance, and a few hens
clucked around his feet. At least he landed in a haystack… but he had no clue
where the haystack was. He looked around and spotted his motored bi-glider.
P.B.'s not going to be happy, but everything seemed to be
“’Bout time you woke up, Mister.” A young woman’s voice called
behind him. Carver turned around to see blonde curls framing the most watery
blue eyes he had ever seen. The rest of her weren’t bad, neither—except for the
shotgun she pointed at him.
“Look, I’m sorry, Miss…?” No response. “I’m sorry, ma’am. If
there’s any damage, I’ll pay for it.”
“Oh, you’ll pay! You’ll pay alright!” The woman screeched as
she took aim and cocked the shotgun.
I always get excited when someone takes an interest in my
artwork. I get even more excited when that person also likes to draw but needs
some encouragement. It really is about convincing yourself it’s okay to draw
and not be where you want to be. It should be exciting- it’s like looking out
the window and getting ready for a roadtrip! I don’t mean to sound trite- but
it really is about the journey. I had heard somewhere that we have 10,000 bad
drawings in us, and it’s up to us to get them out. It’s similar to the 10,000
hour rule- spend 10k hours practicing a skill to become world class. I believe
it. For me, it will probably be 30k… but that’s all on me.
I had realized something recently- and it’s taken me a long
time to come to this conclusion… but if anything, it’s this: Art is more than
the final result. You must ENJOY the method. You have to like the act of actually doing it! The art is
secondary to the act of putting pencil to the paper- of putting paint to the
canvas. Once you f…
The folks at inDELLible have published the first anthology TPB, calling it Popular Comics, Issue #1. I have a 5 page story inside written by Bill Cain called Captain Tornado. I only pencilled and inked the story, colors were by Jared Prophet and it was lettered by industry veteran Daerick Gross, Sr. Cover is by the legendary Steven Butler! It's available on Amazon.
Daerick also acted as the art director of the project. He has been great in giving advice and critique and I feel like my artwork has been evolving under his guidance.
I originally had a second story, but life intervened... however something will come of it! Stay tuned!