Thursday, November 30, 2006

an odd dragon

something fun for a book i'm working on . . . :)
m . . .

Monday, November 20, 2006

Herobear . . . the French Edition

well, we're reallllllly excited that we've finished translating the 3rd volume of the first Herobear story into French. this is the last French volume of the first story arc. it's been so great.
now, the interesting and tricky thing of all this was that Volume 2 of the French version ended in the middle of the original English version of issue 4. which was fine to end on a good cliffhanger. . . except that it made it difficult to start Volume 3 of the French version on the very next original page. soooooooooooooooooo, i created 2 NEW pages for Herobear to be a new page 1 and a new page 2 of Volume 3 so that the original page could flow better from where it split from the original.
is that confusing or what?! ;) anyway, all that to say that i created TWO NEW Herobear pages that have never been in any of the Herobear books and will only be in the French version. so, because i care about all 'o ya, i thought i'd share 'em here with you. :)
First here they are separately . . .

and here they are combined and fitting in with the Original pages and the new cover . . .

well i hope you enjoy 'em. :)
some of you have asked, and yes we are hoping to get some copies of the French Editions available on the website. i'll let you know when they are available.

as always, take care and all the best in everything,
m . . .

Sunday, November 12, 2006

knee and erthall

here's a hairy 'ol caveman design i did for some freelance amongst a bunch 'o other designs. there are others, however, i can only show this one for now.

all the best,
m . . .

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

More New Ham and Eggs

some more new scribbles of our favorite pig and chicken . . .

even scribbles in my sketchbook . . .


all the best,
m . . .

Thursday, November 02, 2006

New and Old "Ham and Eggs"

sooooooooo recently, i found myself scribbling a new direction for an old group of characters. . . it was a comic strip/cartoon stories called Ham and Eggs.
It stars a happy-go-lucky-glass-is-overflowing Pig named Hamilton and his half brother, a realist-glass-is-half-empty-and-someone-better-not-spit-in-it Chicken named Eggbert. Two characters, with two totally different perspectives, and all of their friends that they live near in the Neckutha Woods. :)
anyway, i'd done some images and thought about doing something with them, but the designs were never quite there for me. i liked the characters that were evolving and their personalities, but the designs didn't make me laugh right off the bat. i wanted them to be funny looking and make you smile just from looking at them, and then you could enjoy the stories even more.
well, here we are a few years later, and i've think i've found my cast. i love where they are and what they look like now! :) and the rest of the gang is coming out really fun too.

so here's the old Ham and Eggs . . .

i like the old ones just fine, but again, they didn't have the immediate response i wanted. they didn't feel funny and endearing to me, so i couldn't quite move forward with anything with them.

now, moving forward, here's the new and improved . . .

now, to me, these feel much more like the personalities and the imagery i've been looking for. i'll post some of the other characters soon too. it's fun when you let something cook for a while and then when you come back to it, something clicks. and this feels like it's clicking. :)

anyway, thanks for letting me babble . . . i hope you enjoy these too. . .i know i am. :)

take care and all the best,
m . . .