Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Next week, i'm off to MoCCA for the first time. I had a blast at TCAF so i'm really looking forward to NY's show. I plan to have prints for sale again and hopefully something new too. Anyways, if anyone happens to be going, swing on by and say hi! I'll be sitting with the TX crew again.


Monday, May 18, 2009

SF 2 Turbo Backup

So here are the roughs of the Final Fight back-up story in this months Street Fighter 2 Turbo #6.

I start by thumb-nailing out the panels right on the script as I read it. I then scan in all those thumbs and piece it together into something a little more coherent.

Once that's done, I proceed to tighten them up. Sometimes I really need to sit down and flush them out better, so I blue line all the pages tighter - nailing composition and the forms along with placement of the word bubbles. Once that's all done, I rescan, tighten up just a tad more in Photoshop then send them off for approvals.

Here's approval-ready rough layouts:
The only revision I got was on pg 4. Udon felt that the last panel should be bigger and also be an up shot. So we decided to squeeze the top two panels together and enlarge the last panel.
Here's the new page:

I think that worked out much better. I had to adjust the angle of Haggar as he didn't feel like he was sitting on the same plane as Cody and Guy. A small tweak and I was ready to go.

From this stage, I print out the pages to fit onto a 11x17 comic board. Tape it down using a light-box to line it up, then proceed to blue line it. Once blue lined, I proceeded to pencils, using a mechanical pencil with a 2H lead. For smooth and faster outlines, I used an HB pencil.

Here are the final pencils:

I had a lot of fun working on this. It certainly was a LOT of work but in the end it's always worth it. I look forward to more of these projects and I hope you do too!



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TX Banner for TCAF

This was one of the many Transmission X banners adorning the balcony walls at TCAF over the weekend. I really liked how this turned out and I will probably turn it into a poster for Fan Expo.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Well I have to say, TCAF was an awesome experience! I got to meet alot of great people and learned a shit load about selling my own wares. It also was my first appearance as an official Transmission X artist, so now there's no excuse for weekly posting!
I plan to do a relaunch of my Aardehn site for chapter 3 and make it more inviting. I got big plans and I'm stoked to hit Fan Expo in August! Anyways, to all those that came out and purchased sketches and prints, thanks a ton! You make it all worth it!



Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Street Fighter 2 Turbo #6

Last month I had the pleasure of working on a 4 page back up story in the Street Fighter 2 Turbo series, published by Udon Comics. Here's a link to Udon's site regarding it:

Street Fighter 2 Turbo #6

I'll be posting the pencils once it goes on sale. Go pick it up already!:)



Monday, May 4, 2009

This is one of the prints I will be selling this weekend at TCAF. Trying to work on my painting skills and had a lot of fun doing it. There's some issues with it, but gotta keep at it! hehe, Anyways, all done in photoshop. I will be posting the breakdown of it soon too:).

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Next weekend I will be attending my first TCAF show. I'll be sitting at a table alongside my fellow Transmission X cohorts sketching, signing and selling anything to do with my webcomic Aardehn. For the first time I will actually have merchandise available, so i'm really excited to see how things turn out.

Anyways, stay tuned for more announcements regarding Aardehn!