Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sketches from Beach Blanket Beyond, Part 1

So, folks, in order to give y'all a look into what exactly goes on my headcheese, I thought I'd start posting some sketches and designs that I've been making while working on the Beach Blanket Beyond comic.

I'll be posting bits of this stuff with regularity leading up to the World Premiere of the Hypnokomix Anthology, in August which, as you may remember, will feature 6 pages of BBB teaser material.

As always, I hope you enjoy this stuff, and both of you please feel free to comment or ask me any questions you may have!


This first sketch is of Aunt Agatha -- I got a bit carried away with this one, deviating from the Jack Davis-Rick Griffin style that I've been working in for most of BBB's character designs. Still, I like her hands. Creepy...

Here's the first sketch of Howie P. Luvkraft that I did, when Jason Squamata and I were still just spitballin' possible storylines. I think it sums him up nicely, although I have continued to (gleefully) elongate his head.

And here's some initial designs for Augie, Howie's intrepid sidekick.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Beach Blanket Beyond - sneak peek!

As promised, here are a few images from the 6-page Beach Blanket Beyond teaser...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

6-page Beach Blanket Beyond teaser completed!

After much burning of midnight oil, and many zombified hours, I have finished work on the Beach Blanket Beyond teaser pages for the HYPNOKOMIX Anthology.

I am very excited to share it with you two! I will be posting images later today, so stay tuned!

As you may have read in my previous post on the subject, Beach Blanket Beyond is a comic that I'm working on with one of my oldest friends, the infernally talented writer Jason Squamata. It follows the adventures of a teenage Howie P. Luvkraft and his sideckick Augie as they spend a summer on the action-packed beaches of Innsmouth. If you want to find out more, head over to for the story synopses of Beach Blanket Beyond and the other senses-shattering tales that will be featured in the anthology which will be unveiled in Portland, OR this August. See the flyer above for all the details...