Friday, February 26, 2010

Idiot Press Preview

For several years I always had this idea to preview the books that the company was publishing. Not just a preview book with part of the story from the books coming out but an entirely new short story featuring the character in the books. I loved when a company would take the time out to do these types of previews but nowadays you get sketchbooks and preview books with just black and white artwork of the book that you're going to buy.

When I expanded Idiot Press Ivan, Kevin and I were on the road of doing just that. A preview book with our characters in it. The stories were worked on but mine was the only one not completed. At the time I was working 80 hours a week and didn't have too much time to draw. This is the cover that was done for it and in many ways, I'm glad it never happened. That is just one God awful logo I drew. I enjoyed the rest of it though. A nice colab between the creators. Ivan provided three characters from Unit 1, the three gals sitting behind the couch. Kevin provided Rastlin (I'm not shure nor remember what the working title of the book was but I think it was Epic) who is sitting in the middle of the couch. I did four of the Dorks which are on either side of Rastlin, Gratitude who is making himself a Dagwood sized sandwich and Attitude is off in the corner sleeping in a beanie bag. I did all the background junk.

Many years later my dreams came true with the only preview book published by my company. Instant Press 2002 is still a cherished memory and publication for me.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Jose R. Mesarina Part 1

You may know this name from the Unbelievable Laundry Detergent Man comic book series. Back in 2001 when we started talking again Nino had done a crazy load of Dorks drawings for me. Some of them are just outstanding and eye catching. Others were, well, they seemed like Dorks mixed with acid. I'm posting the eye catching ones first as to not distract from them with the crazy ones he did. Trust me, when you see part 2 of this blog you'll thank me then beg me to take them down.

I thought this was the best one of the lot. It's a very fun pic showing the Dorks being...well Dorks.

Here is one of the rival gang, The Idiots. Oooo I hate those Idiots.

Here the Dorks and the Idiots get together to protest against their biggest enemy, ME! What could be worse?

This. My Dorks characters being number one fans of Nino. Humbug I say. Humbug!