Just 2 more days! I can't wait! But to help me give an outlet to all this excitement i Want to give a huge thanks to my bro, Kevin Lintz! Kevin is a super talented writer I met at the Christian comic Arts Society. He took my scattered concept and plot and pulled it together into a story. More importantly for me personally, his collaboration energized me to turn this daydream into a reality. So thanks again Kev, you are truly awesome! BTW you can check out a comic written by Kevin called Team Slug by clicking the link below.
As the launch date approaches, I wanted to share some more artistic inspiration. the look of O-boy was inspired by lessons from Preston Blair's book on Animation. The cute childlike proportions and classic cartoon features came out of blair's outstanding instruction. the original printing of this book is public domain and several pages can be downloaded online. If you want to draw cartoons, or even just want to learn basic drawing, I encourage you to check it out.
It's been a while since I posted here. I have been hard at work finishing up the first story ARc, which is 99 percent done, requiring some lettering and a little tweaking. My plan is to have at least 2 arcs in the books before launching, so I still have a little ways to go before I am ready to get the ball rolling. I have decided on a launch date of September 23rd and will let you know more as the day approaches. Until then I will post some previews like the one here of O-boy's helper by the name of D.O.V.E. which stands for Device in Orbit for Vital Energy.
This has been a tremendous learning experience. I have learned a lot about drawing, coloring, composition, etc. as well as how to use the computer as an artistic tool. I hope some of that gets across to the viewer and we can connect on some level. I am pretty pleased with the artwork, though I still have a long way to go. I think this is the best work I have done up to this point so I thank God for blessing me. It is also a blessing to get to work on a project like this, which is something I have wanted to do nearly all my life. Like I said, I hope some of that comes across when you finally see it. Special thanks my friend Kevin Lintz for a great script and some superb lettering.
Until next time. God bless
"The day of Darkness is over.....Here comes the Light!"
I plan to post 1 preview panel per week from the upcoming comic strip. In this panel arch villain and enemy of the light, Glooma, rallies her Gloomtroopers for some gloomy purpose. Hope O-boy can save the day!
If I had a dream project it would include comic art, cartoony characters, and painting. It would involve working with talented like minded people. It would have characters and a story that are close to my heart and most important of all it must glorify God and spread His glorious good news of salvation in Jesus Christ.
So now I am working on O-boy! Which has all of the above and I am so thankful to have the opportunity. I will be posting some preview pics as we move along but I can truly say this has been a joy to work on. Praying that God will bless it for His glory. BTW I am working with a friend named Kevin Lintz who is a writer. He has a great all ages comic called Team Slug. Check it out here: www.slugsforall.com
Well, as you can see it has been a while since I have done anything here. The truth is I am working on an equipment upgrade, like upgrading to some actual equipment to make this work. So it may be a bit longer before I can get things going. It's not like its a race just do what you can. Better to do what you can than to do nothing. I want to be like a river slowly cutting its way through stone to make a canyon or at least a little impression. Thanks and we'll just hang in there.
Glooma's main henchmen are the Gloomtroopers. They like Glooma herself formerly served the King of Light as beings of light known as Lumens. Glooma deceived 1/3 of these Lumens into rebelling against the King and they became her Gloomtroopers. The Gloomtroopers were based on Jack Kirby's parademons of Apokolips, underlings of Darkseid from Kirby's time at DC comics.
Glooma will also employ a number of Underlings or Bosses. These will be special captains in her dark army. One of which is called Distortion. He is a villain based on a rock guitarist who has the power to distort reality and truth with his guitar and voice. He was another one of those scrap papers.
There will be more underlings of course
The best heros have the best villains. Batman has the Joker, Two-face, Riddler, Catwoman, Rhas al Gul ( hope I spelled that right). Spider man has Dr. Octopus, Green Goblin, Electro, the Lizard. Superman, Lex Luthor, Brainiac. Fantastic Four, Dr. Doom, Galactus. Well, I could go on and on but great heros have great villains. When I started working out ideas for O-boy I started to get ideas for villains. The main villain, Glooma, came from another of those 3 inch scraps and looked like this.
Menacing isn't she? Not exactly arch villain material but the all black clothes gave me the idea for a dark gloomy villian. I kept sketching and came up with this face.
A little tougher but still cartoony which is good since O-boy is a child. Sketching went on and I came up with these.
So the final basic design ended up like this. Keep in mind it is still a rough.
Nezt up, Glooma's minions. Gloom troopers and other underlings.
Christian cartoonist seeking to bring glory to his Creator and Redeemer by being creative.