THE SWIM

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spiking those pages....

Just finished doing the first issue of the Spike Mini for IDW.
It's called SPIKE:FAMILY FEUD.
A four issue jammy.

Seeing that Chris Ryall has already posted pages of the first ish on his site,
i guess they have no qualms about me doing the same. So i'll post the three inked pages of what I and Marc Deering completed. It requires a lot of background drawing, but
i'm sure that people will like what they see.

Felix Seranno will be coloring the whole shebang, which is great because we've known each other almost twenty years and only worked together twice. That had to come to and end. He's been around. His gig on the PITT mini and a TOP COW Darkness:FLAMES AND SHADOWS one-shot was some of his best stuff. He also colored a gig that Marc himself inked that will see the light of day finally called the Further Adventures of Miranda Mercury.

God knows if i got that title right.

So here's some completed pencils and inks of the first issue.
Go out and buy it when it comes out!!!

Next time, i'll use the virtual comic flipper thingy to show you the rest.

and as usually, hit the lavender. These other guys need play too. :D


Gettin' SPIKEY!!!!

SO, i'm doing a miniseries for IDW called SPIKE.
You know who Spike is.... and if you don't, you spent a great deal of the
'90's in your closet. SPIKE of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame.
I never thought i would be working on this character, nor
did i think that i would be working with IDW.
SO it goes to show that you should always keep your eyes open down the road because
you never know which street you may frequent. :D

So i figure that it would be great to post some sketch headshots that Myself and Marc Deering did... just to see how we would gel... and it's pretty cool.




I have to check to see when it's coming out. I'm usually in my "cave" so i don't check on those things. Usually busy just making deadlines. But as soon as i know i'll post.

By the by, if the letters are in Lavender, click on it. :D

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Um... CLOTHING DRIVE

I 've heard of people giving the clothes off their back to help people in need, but COME ON! You soon realize that the vision of what you think people look like with their clothes off is not the reality one would readliy enjoy. And all for beer.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

MARVELOUS COLOR HAPPY TIME!!!!



During late January, i was asked to do a Storm piece(as you can see above) for an art show for old Marvel charactere, specifically characters of color. I had a night to do it, like any other deadline... and i got it to Edgardo Miranda, the man in charge of the MARVELOUS COLOR exhibit in upper Manhattan at the Carribean Arts center otherwise known as SOMOS ARTE.
The exhibit went off without a hitch, and Edgardo and his beautiful wife outdid themselves in the limited amount of time they had to get the show together. Here's the billing...



and there were a ton of people there, including Joe Quesada, who is Editor-in-chief of Marvel..
and Eric Battle, who did TimeStorm for Marvel and Aquaman back in the days...
Shawn Martinbrough, who did his latest LUKE CAGE:NOIR....
and the man called Dennis Calero, just to name a few....

There was a video done that opened the forum as to how myself and Eric and others donated pieces for the exhibit.

video


The exhibit closes on February 26th, so be sure to go and check it out!!!
Just in case the video doesn't buffer the way it should supposed to, here's the link on YouTube.... \

AND as usual, all links are embedded in the highlighted names in lavender. So click to give detail to your dreams. Dude.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The ChrisCrosser: Hi-ro-GLYPHics!!!

The ChrisCrosser: Hi-ro-GLYPHics!!!

Hi-ro-GLYPHics!!!

Well, well, WELL!!! It seems that all the pain of working on DANCE hasn't gone unnoticed!! I got an email on facebook from Bill Williams, the writer of the SPIKE miniseries i'm doing for IDW presently... that i was on a list of artists that were nominated for a GLYPH award. Now... anytime i'm nominated for ANYTHING good, i'm glad just to be noticed. IF I WIN, that's even better. It'll be the first such award that i've ever won during my tenure as a comic illustrator. So i'll take what i can get.

But my boy Shawn Martinbrough is on the list, so if he gets it, i'll be happy for him also.

In the meantime, you can see it here when you click on the lavender GLYPH....

I'll be posting a ton more stuff here to be perused.

Pray for me!!! (:-)3

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TAINTED ENOUGH TO SHOW OUT part 4 FINAL

This was the final story that was supposed to be six issues. Apparently not hiring better writing and playing the line when it came to accommodating me with writing talent that would have significantly made this series at the least palatable was too much for the owner of the now defunct BIG CITY COMICS. And in the end, all the posturing and the promises resulted in sore feelings and over eighty pages of unpublished work. So even though you get paid for a thing, you still feel slightly empty when you're trying something new in your work and NO ONE gets to see it.
But at least the LIGHTS are on, eh?





TAINTED ENOUGH TO SHOW OUT part 3

It took me awhile to finally post these. Been through alot in the last couple of months, but i have a lot planned for the duration and i'll be posting here more regularly now. This is the pencils and full colors for the ill-fated Tainted series that never was. I'll get it all out. Promise. Now as with all the others i've posted before and ever thereafter, if you want to see these as fullscreen modules you can see and peruse, just click directly on the turning books and another tab will open so that you can see all the gory details. Cool, huh?
Enjoy.