I found the original pages for this two-pager I drew for a project that went nowhere like two years ago, figured I’d scan them. For some reason I was thinking about Tokusatsu (I think that’s how it’s spelled) KAMEN RIDER-eque stuff. hence GEIGER PLUS.
I’ve been posting bits of this piece on Tumblr and Instagram as photos, but this is the scanned version of this piece I started off the cuff one day. It’s cut off on the left side because too late, I realized my scanner isn’t big enough.
So Stephen Garza and I have, very slowly, been working on a horror short starring my supernatural detective galore, Sir Ian Quarry! We’re in the final phases of work on this project, and I’m really excited to be able to show you a little of his pages for this.
The initial plan for BLACK INK was a pretty ambitiously-plotted with a clear monthly schedule. I kind of went back over the plot and threw most of it out after I realized how bad it was. Combine that with other real-life commitments, and we get to where we are now.
Now, I don’t do this to totally excuse how this project sort of petered out into a sporadic posting, because I want to finish it up, I really do. There’s already a new outline as to the new stripped-down direction I want to go to finish up the story of Ben Miles and the missing comic strip art, so we’re good. Not golden, but good.
So I got around to scanning and touching this up a little bit. It’s not for anyone or anything, just something I worked on last week because I felt like it. I like the way it came out digitally, the foreground stuff’s not great (I really feel like I rushed there), but overall I’m actually proud of it.
I was never really that interested in combining cartooning with my other big life influence (punk rock and hardcore) too much for some reason, although I don’t know why. My ‘zine work has been minimal at best and limited mostly to writing, I never drew fliers (though I didn’t really start drawing until I was “out of the scene” at one point or whatever), so doing this piece and working on something else with a friend of mine (possibly a zine/minicomic thing) has me definitely thinking about the ways that the two overlap.