WIP: Larry’s Occult Emporium & Gifts

Work in progress time! This is from Twisted Tales of Two-Fisted Justice, Issue 2, Page 8.

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I based Larry’s shop on the now-defunct House of Adam men’s fashion store in downtown Cincinnati. I need to fill the windows with all of Larry’s unique knick-knacks, not to mention adding Justice’s ugly mug somewhere in the shot. I think this location will pop up quite a bit in future TToTFJ, so I’m trying to make it memorable. Brent created a pretty great character in Larry and I’m just trying to do him justice…pun intended! hey-O!

I’ll post the finished shot when I have all of the floating eyeballs, Cosmic Werewolves and cuddly teddy bears added to the scene. For now…back to work! I pencilled two pages today, which is an amazing achievement that needs to be commemorated with some sort of engraved plaque 😉 Progress, ho!

Thanks for reading!

BF
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Put a Fork In It

I don’t know if this piece is finally finished, or if it even will be the cover to Issue 2, but I do know that I’M DONE WITH IT. That’s not to say I’m unhappy with it, but what started as a sketch at SPACE has now taken up weeks of my life :-O  Time to set it free and move on to something else.

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Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! If you have the time, swing by and join the celebration at your local comic shop, but also consider supporting them with a purchase for yourself or that special someone. Because giving away free comics doesn’t keep the lights on 😉

Thanks for reading!

BF
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Twisted Tales of Two-Fisted Justice, Issue 2, Page 5

Open disclosure: This is totally a cheat page. The bottom half is reused from the first page (with minor tweaks) for comedic effect. So, this page was half completed before I even started yesterday.

…but if you look at it another way…I finished the top half of this page in 2 days, which has to be some kind of personal record! Here’s a big THANK YOU to Brent throwing me a softball this week. I owe you a beer.

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I think we should play some sort of game where readers pick out all of the changes I make to a page after it’s posted. For instance, Justice’s cape in page 5 now has 100% more texture from when I posted the same image in page 1 some weeks ago. I hope to post all of the updated pages 1-5 as a preview in the next week or so, then everyone can write in and point out my tinkering. Maybe win a prize. hmmmm…

We’re about three weeks away from S.P.A.C.E.! Our names have been added to the Exhibitor list! Every sentence has an exclamation point! More info soon!

Thanks for reading!

BF
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Twisted Tales of Two-Fisted Justice, Issue 2, Page 4

Welcome back! This week, we’re featuring Page 4 of our flagship title Twisted Tales of Two-Fisted Justice! This one’s a real plot-mover…every now and then we need to give ol’ Vic a break from all of the face-punching and alien-shooting so he can indulge in a bit of pleasant conversation. No worries though! Talking just makes Vic thirsty for Justice! And alcohol. Vic is always thirsty for alcohol.

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Just look at all the clues we’re dropping for Vic Waters’ origin story! Not to mention some good explainin’ vis-Ă -vis Mr. Century’s unique skills and his role in Vic’s life.

In other news, we’ve taken the plunge and purchased an exhibitor table at this year’s S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo) in Columbus, OH on April 9 & 10, 2016. Our first convention! Well, at least the first behind the table 🙂 Lots more to come…stay tuned!

Thanks for reading!

BF
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Twisted Tales of Two-Fisted Justice, Issue 2, Page 3

Here’s a pro tip, free of charge:

If you’re inking your comic digitally, it helps to have a computer with a fully functioning hard drive.

The good news is that I didn’t lose any data. The bad news is that my Apple Paperweight Pro™ cost me quite a bit of time. The better news is that I’m working hard to catch up…

Page 3 introduces a new, important character to Vic Waters’ world: Mr. Century. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing quite a bit more of him beyond this story…

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That’s all for now. Back to plugging away!

And remember kids: back up your data. Like, all of the time. Trust me.

Thanks for reading!

BF
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Twisted Tales of Two-Fisted Justice, Issue 2, Page 2

Hello 2016!

…and goodbye to 2015! You were great and all…well, except for the crummy month of December where I was sicker than dog. You can have that part back :-/

But it’s a new year and I’m back to making comics!

Speaking of: check out page 2 from the second issue of TToTFJ!

Vic’s got a new case, but he’s having a hard time finding his motivation. Maybe he needs to look in the bottom of that bottle…

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What a sucker. Doesn’t he know that Kids are the Worst?

Thanks for reading! Here’s hoping for a great 2016!

Thanks,

BF
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Twisted Tales of Two-Fisted Justice, Issue 2, Page 1

Finally started rolling on Issue 2 🙂

Not much for me to say here, because Justice says it so much better…

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I’ve learned a few new tricks since the first issue, so hopefully the pages will flow a little faster this time around. I need to catch up with Brent…I’m pretty sure he’s already two full scripts ahead of me :-O

Thanks for reading!

BF
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