Tuesday, October 10, 2006


I listened to many albums during my 24 hour endevour last Saturday, most of which were selected by Jackie! Here they are in order of how I listened to them:

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Sting - Nothing Like The Sun
Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
Peter Gabriel - Shaking The Tree (Best of)
Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
Simon and Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence
Rick Wakeman - Journey To The Centre of The Earth
Bruce Willis - The Return of Bruno
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
The Police - Ghost In The Machine
Rush - Fly By Night
Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien
A-Ha - Hunting High And Low
Yes - Close To The Edge
54*40 - Trusted By Millions
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy
Roger Waters - The Pros And Cons Of Hitchhiking
Gowan - Strange Animal
Corey Hart - Boy In The Box
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Dio - Sacred Heart
Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare

Yeah, that's right. Bruce Willis.

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Monday, October 09, 2006

Amateur Hour

Success! 24 pages in 24 hours... 23 1/4 hours, actually. It was an interesting experience. My body isn't as young as it once was, which became painfully obvious around hour 19. My right hand, my drawing hand, started to cramp up, making drawing very uncomfortable. Luckily, I managed to work through it and finished up my book a few hours later.

I won't lie or try to fool myself (or you) and say that this is a good comic book. Hell, it's not even a mediocre book. After a few pages, I realized exactly why I draw comics and not write them. Yikes! In my defense, I did this 24 hour challenge to the letter. I had absolutely no plot/story/character designs/etc in hand prior to the start of the 24 hours. I made it all up on the fly. Which usually makes for a big ol' mess. And, for the most part, a big ol' mess it turned out to be. I did manage to get a few nice pages and some nice panels on so-so pages. And, I have a great sense of accomplishment.

Will I do it again, you ask? We'll see.....

I have yet to scan them all in and get them up on my site. But, I will give you a look at one of the pages (click the image above).

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

My 24 hour comic experience will begin in just a few minutes. Once 10am PST hits, I will be working on my comic and my head won't hit my pillow until the 24 hours is up.

And here I thought my "all nighter" days were over in college.

Wish me luck!


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Spread A Little Happiness

My gosh. Guess what arrived on my doorstep today? A big ol'box of comics. And not just a box of any ol'comics, either. It was my shipment of EMPTY CHAMBER #1's! And mine's not the only doorstep that found copies of EC #1 waiting on them, either. Comic book shops all over North America got them, too!

And, if that wasn't enough to make my day.... there's this great new interview with Empty Chamber scribe, A. David Lewis, over on CBR.com!

Plus, there is the Empty Chamber trailer to show you people, too! Just click here to see!

Don't mind me, I'm just spreading the happiness around!


Monday, October 02, 2006

All Night Long

That's right, people. I'll be throwing my hat into the ring and seeing what 24 consecutive hours of comic book making will do to my body and soul. The challenge is to create a fully written, penciled, inked, lettered and coloured (if you want to) 24 page comic in 24 hours. With no prep work done in advance. It is sure to be a rewarding experience that will give me some insight into my creative process.

And, if my book is good, I may even share it with you.