Monday, May 21, 2012

Digital Circus!

Kicking Up New Dust

Some options for mobile and digital readers out there-- I put these two stories up available for download.
A recap on some story!:
"The Sunless Circus" is a silent 8-page story about Ardee the Robot Acrobat, who wants to run away from the Circus to become an accountant. Buy the comic here or click below for the digital version.

"The Tell" is a 17-page narrated story recounting events that happen previous. It tells the tale of the Inventor who came to the Circus who built Ardee, the the heroic Ringmaster. and the wonderfully strange and also diabolical things he discovers there. Here's the classic analog version--
digital version is only one dollar pilgrims!
Download the continuing story in PDF form for absolutely FREE here !

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Thor of Asgard

Mighty Mighty

A new Marvel design coming down the pipeline as a shirt. Developments and release dates to follow!
[EDIT: The official shirt released today: Find it here at]
[EDIT II: The Loki counterpart to this design process post and shirt released here!]

Thor Norse design

Thor-ough Research
This one went through a research phase before starting. I knew I wanted to work in traditional Norse and Scandinavian art styles so I took a trip to the library. The Cerritos Library had a reference section with some really amazing books on Vikings and the Poetic Edda, an old Norse mythological poem.
I used this nifty site that can turn letters into runes, so the text incorporated into the linework is phonetically translatable to the alphabet.
The left side recounts the tale of the Midgard Snake, Jormungandr and the right side concerns the formation of the World Tree Yggradsil and the connection of the Nine Realms. Hence there are purposely 9 main spheres in the design.

Nested icons within the Serpent include (clockwise from the head) the Bifrost/Rainbow Bridge, Hiemdall, Odin, one of his Ravens, a Viking ship, the Destroyer armor, Loki, and Odin's horse Slepnir.
Around the hammer Mjolnir are the famous words in runes:

"Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, 
shall possess the power of Thor."

Here are some process pictures of a very limited edition screenprint I made for Long Beach Comic Expo last weekend. It was the fast one-day show but a great turnout. Great to meet a whole bunch of people as well see some familiar faces around this convention season. Much like the Realms, I only made 9 of these to release into the world. Fly my pretties~
Drying time
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