The Comics Reporter blog pointed me to a neat Tumblr a few weeks ago. It’s called Redrawn, and they encourage folks to redraw their favorite comics pages and post them up as a learning excercise. I was on a Moebius kick at the time, so I scribbled out a sequence I’d just read. It made the cut.
It’s totally esoteric, but feel free to take a gander!
The process begins! My pastor and I have started the glorious creative ping-pong of branding our next sermon series. This one’s based on Philippians and looks like it’ll have a summer-y feel.
Here are some pieces of the puzzle thus far. Here’s to figuring out how they fit together!
One train of thought for logos
An entirely different train of thought for the same
A throwback, beach-y feel
Another option-- just going with a stamped, stark look.
Dusting Off The Old Degree
My good friend, Ian Menard, recently recruited me and Christin to work with his motley band at Tellurian Things. Our job is to write literary reviews (my English major has use again!). Please, then, feel free to read our analysis and introduction to Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein.
At this point, March has absolutely come and gone like a thief in the night. It was a busy month for Christin and I- for example, we were on the road a lot– and there was an influx of freelance work after-hours that I’m still pouring time into.
But it was also a productive month, design-wise. Here are a few selections from last month’s work:
Our latest sermon series look, designed in conjunction with my pastor
Logo for a Missions event (vector work by FortuneFad)
Poster from one of the trips we pushed during the Missions event
A sketch of our staff on a beach, inviting church volunteers to a special thank-you party
...and a Save the Date sketch, from the same
Legendary comics artist George Perez was renowned for, among many things (masterful perspective, solid draftsmanship, the successful re-invigoration of many DC Comics characters), his ability to pack staggering amounts of people into a single comic panel.
I’m trying my hand at playing George Perez today, but my limit is 25:
Art for an upcoming event at my church. I'm trying to include everyone on staff!
Some sketches culled from the past few months:
My try at being John Romita, Sr. (A fantastic Spidey artist in the '60's and '70's)
An exercise in surreality from the sketchbook
A depiction of a "Cap Drop" from Robert Heinlein's "Starship Troopers."
For a few months now, I’ve been contributing one-page comics to this rad online magazine called BLEEP, which covers creative culture in NY, LA, Texas, and so on. There’s a pretty dedicated set of Baylor Alumni that make up the staff, so I’m thankful for the opportunity to work in good company!
Here’s a rough draft of this month’s submission:
The whole things’s finished and colored in the latest issue, which just released TODAY. Check it out (along with a bevy of pretty great articles) here:
Don't be put off by the shirtless dude. I'm sure it's a New York thing.
A few odds and ends from the past two weeks at StoneBridge!
Final look for our new sermon series. Handwriting is my wife's.
Some logos for a new Bible study on John. Tried to get the font to suggest how, in this Gospel, Jesus is literally "The Word"
Flier for the John Bible study, including the approved logo.
Singles gotta eat too! This is pure Burger King inspiration at work.
Proud of this flier, which incorporates logos designed by friends Andrea Mahler and Judith Dollar
Absolutely love this guy. Have ever since I was a kid.
Sharpie Pen with pencilled tone
Freehand with calligraphy pen
It’s been a busy week at work. Here’re some pieces from the process:
Shirt design for a July 4th kids' musical
A concept piece for an upcoming relationship series
Flier adverstising my services for a church charity auction
Old-time inspired ad for a men's breakfast