Here’s the details on SPACE again…you know, just in case you forgot 😉
You’ll find us at Table W43. What else will you find at Table w43? How about…Issue 1 of Twisted Tales of Two-Fisted Justice!
Victor Waters is a crummy private investigator who also lives a double life as the poorly disguised hero, Justice. His next case is to find a cheating husband…but he may just discover more than he bargained for!
Also at Table W43…Curse of the Demon’s Tooth! And buttons!
Curse of the Demon’s Tooth is a Twisted Tale told from another P.I.’s point of view. Justice may or may not show up. SPOILER ALERT: Justice shows up and dangerous shenanigans unfold.
And buttons! Glorious buttons! Honestly, who doesn’t like buttons?
Nobody. The answer is: nobody.
So come visit us in scenic Columbus, Ohio this weekend, March 25 & 26, and grab some comics (and buttons!), but also some more comics.
See you there!
The Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo is next weekend! We will be there! We would like to see you there!
What will we have at our table? Today, we’ll highlight Twisted Tales of Two-Fisted Justice, Issue 2!
Vic Waters, aka Justice, gets pulled into another twisted case by a pair of no-good, rotten kids. Because “Kids are the Worst”, right? 😉 Can Vic find their missing father and save the day? He may just die trying!
Come grab a copy at SPACE, in beautiful Columbus, Ohio, March 25 & 26!
See you there!
I meant to post this a week or two ago, but…Issue 2 is in the can and off to the printers! For now, you get to see a pic of my one, lonely mockup:
More pics will come when the comics arrive 🙂 And prepare to be bombarded with information on the upcoming SPACE convention, March 25 & 26! We’ll be in Columbus, slinging comics and taking names (of people who would like to buy more comics).
Thanks for reading!
And now, for your viewing pleasure, I would like to present a rare moment of self-restraint from Vic Waters, aka Justice.
Speaking of waiting…the wait is almost up for issue 2! I’ll be staring the last page tomorrow and hopefully have everything wrapped up by next weekend. Huzzah!
Thanks for reading!
Drawing is fun! Mostly. Unless you’re drawing feet. Feet are the worst. Fortunately, Brent wrote most of the script without closeup shots of feet, so I lucked out. He also filled the script with lots of sweet, sweet opportunity when it comes to illustrating my favorite fictional pal, Vic Waters (aka Justice). Vic has a face that was made for comics! Literally! Here’s a few of my favorite images of Justice (so far):
Shocked (he makes this face a lot) –
What I can only describe as a “YEESH!” face –
The obligatory Sad face. Sad! –
And a Happy face! –
Ha Ha Just kidding! Vic is never truly happy. Since he can’t turn that frown upside down, I did it for him 😉
Thanks for reading! If you keep stopping by, I’ll keep making faces!
Just look at Justice, all locked and loaded and ready to get down to business.
I finished this panel late last week, and upon reflection it kind of looks like a motivational poster. You know, the kind where there’s a picture of something majestic like a whale jumping over a rainbow, and underneath there’s a single large word in white like “PERSPIRATION” followed by a super smart-sounding quote. Just Google “Motivational Poster” and you’ll get the idea. I’ll wait.
Long story short, I decided to make my own poster.
I’m not sure how motivational it is, but it sure was a great use of my time. I promise I’ll get this comic done soon. Promise!
Onward! And thanks for reading!
Seems like I’m posting a lot of Larry, eh? Brent wrote a character that I’m having a lot of fun illustrating, and for that I am thankful 🙂
P.S. Brent please write more Larry, thx
Anywho, here’s a fun panel where Larry is dropping some angry knowledge on Justice:
But what else is on Larry’s mind? What if he had no inner monologue? It might go something like this:
or quite possibly:
That last one is a genuine truth bomb! Thanks, Larry!
And thank you for reading!
I realized today that I never posted the finished storefront for Larry’s Occult Emporium & Gifts. Let’s take it from the top, from the reference photo to the finished drawing.
So, without further ado…
…and that’s how the sausage is made!
Thanks for reading!
Our pal Larry is a big fan of Baruka, a being created in the image of his favorite deity, The Cosmic Werewolf in the Sky. You remember Larry, right? Here he is showing off his highly-collectible Cosmic Werewolf flag, only available for purchase at Larry’s Occult Emporium & Gifts:
While there are many images depicting the Cosmic Werewolf in the Sky, this one is my favorite. That’s probably because it’s the only one I’ve drawn so far, but still…there was a lot of thought and effort that went into this little guy. So, here’s a bit about the process behind the creation…
Here’s the sketch I started with.
It’s pretty rough, but I captured what I needed to. It’s circular (for reasons I’ll explain later) and it’s vaguely Norse-like (Norsish? Norsey?) in style.
I applied some crude Photoshop-ery to take some girth out of his fat head…
…then added a few guides to help define that core shapes a little better.
Next came the inking…
…and then I deleted all of that baloney underneath. Looks better, eh?
And finally, some color.
Here, I made a fancy GIF of the all the steps:
And that’s about it. I wanted to make the image circular so I could have another button to add to the collection. We’re up to four now.
So yeah, it was a lot of work for something that gets about one-and-a-half panels in the comic, but I needed to make it something I could be proud of. Mission accomplished.
Until next time…keep your eyes on the heavens for the grand appearance of the Cosmic Werewolf in the Sky! And thanks for reading!