Meet Crazy Larry

This is Crazy Larry. Is he about to deliver an atomic bear hug? Maybe he’s about to tell you a big fish story. Or could he be showing you what a pretty, pretty bird he is? You decide.

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Justice has a history with Crazy Larry, kind of a love/hate thing. Like, he loves to hate Larry. BUT…Larry runs a pretty sweet Occult Emporium (& GIFTS!), and he is occasionally useful, so Justice tolerates him when he has to.

Seriously though, who couldn’t love a face like that?

I think I need to turn this into a bumper sticker. It calls to me 🙂

Thanks for reading!

BF
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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
BD

Twisted Tales of Two-Fisted Justice, Issue 1, Pages 8 & 9

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for!

Well, um…actually, it’s probably more like the moment we’ve been waiting to show you 😉

Justice vs. The Two Mean Green, presented in a glorious 2-page spread!

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Believe it or not, these pages took a lot of time to create. Like…way too much time. More time than I care to admit. Basically, more time than it took to create any other two pages in the book, multiplied by three. Brent is fully within his rights to smack me in the head with the script next time he sees me.

But I do think the payoff was worth it. Plus, I began to work faster (and smarter!) after these pages. So, yay learnin’! And yay comics!

In other news, I backed a Kickstarter created by Josh Blaylock (via Devil’s Due Entertainment) that was successfully funded. Josh was a year or two ahead of me in high school and was also the first person I ever met that published indie comics. I’m looking forward to reading my e-book on “How to Self-Publish Comics: Not Just Create Them”. Hopefully there’s a chapter in there on How Not to Drag Butt When Illustrating Your Comic 😉

Catch you next week with another update. Thanks for reading!

BD
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