Keeping the Shotguns Off the Dance Floor

So I’m sure you’re waiting to see the final update to the Tom Sparks piece, and have no fear it’s coming. As the Moz once crooned, these things take time and I’m really having a blast working on this thing, so it’s coming together at it’s own pace. We’ll see if I can’t get the pencils completely done and scanned after this weekend.

In the meantime, there’s been all kinds of things going on in my caveman universe that I haven’t had a chance to talk about much and now is as good a time as any.

For starters, I’m three weeks into my latest tensure over in the land of Deadliest Warrior, having returned to the job that drove me mad last year– building graphics.

So i’m back making sharp, shiny things flying through the air for pay. Things are a bit easier now, I’ve been absorbed into the visual effects department, which as it turns out is a blast and a vastly different environment from last year. For those looking for a visual example of what I do all day long, wonder no further:

(if you want to skip the extraneous stuff and go right to the examples scrub to 0:10 for the awesome Zulu hero shot & 1:29 for a better example of what most of the effects I build look like)
In addition to the graphics I’ve begun to take the occasional stab at actual visual effects, blood splatter and the like. Very up my alley.

In addition I moved my personal website to it’s concrete resting place over at www.lab23studios.com and set up a YouTube channel as a repository for as many of the songs and videos I post here as possible. I dunno if any of this stuff has any real bearing on anything, but Joker convinced me I should upgrade and organize my growing online presence. Or something.

Of course the biggest news, I mean other than me recieving a steady paycheck for the next few months, is that my long-time co-colaborator Sean and I are gearing up for a new graphic novel. I won’t get into any details just yet, because as #2 likes to say, that would be telling. But rest assured, if it kicks your ass half as much as it kicked mine you’ll be in for a treat. It’s going to give me the opportunity to try some of the different visual ideas that have been beating around in my head since my reemergence from shifty-ville back around Christmas. So yeah, excited doesn’t even come close to describing my enthusiasm and desire to get to this thing.

Ok, that’s it for now, we’ll see about those pencils soon enough.

SOD:

Black Sabath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

David Bowie – Rock n’ Roll Suicide

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