My good friend and Inkstuds comics radio host Robin McConnell has graciously started an estore for a bunch of my original Orc Stain pages, along with some most excellent Brandon Graham pages.
If there’s a page you don’t see in the store that tickles your fancy, just drop me a comment or email me ( firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will rummage through the stacks to see if I still have it.
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Been an age since the last update, but I’ve been working my tiny tits off and trying to keep this damnable addictive internet at an arms length.
Orc Stain #6 is out today with #7 close on it’s heels to being done. I’ve been doing a ton of side work lately, most of which I cannot show off yet but all of it incredibly exciting to work on. I leave you now with some various Orc Stains and odds ‘n ends.
Oh hey, some stuff! Short and sweet.
Page from issue 6 of Orc Stain. There will be plenty of goo piles, jelly bellies and orc fueled testosterone.
Some pages from a Wonton Soup spin off that’s been flitting around in limbo for a while. Most of the pages need to be reworked, but hopefully I’ll get the chance to finish it sometime this year.
I got wrangled for an interview over on CBR for the release of the trade of Orc Stain (which is out NOW, along with the new Strange Tales I’m in along with many other crazy talented people), so here’s the result.
Also, here’s a Bowie pinup for the back of #6.
She’s probably the only main character whose genitals I haven’t drawn yet, so now that’s settled. FUN FACT!: Her name ‘Bowie Yaramund’ is a lazy half-anagram of Bowie (pr: BOO-WEE) Maryland, where I lived for a little while. Fancy that!
Hello all. I come bearing comics.
I thought I would share this one because it feels like a prototype to a lot of ideas in Orc Stain. The main character here, Nomad, shares a lot of the qualities of the Shakatuu… a big wispy, robed figure with gross spaghetti noodle arms. The ‘telephone’ towers I cannibalized for issue 4 (though, looking back I wish I had kept the little squid dudes inside of them) and the Gene-mules will be featured in later issues.
This week, the ancient terrible star gods saw fit to deem me my annual ‘leaving of the house’, so with gunny sack and 2 weeks C-rations in hand, I made my way over to the Inkstuds/ radio show for their fundraiser thingy. I was joined by the lovely and unforgiving Marley Zarcone , chubby fat rascal Brandon Graham and fine gentleman crooner Brian Fukushima .
Listen as we shit talk Namor’s inexplicable winged ankles and wax poetic on unicorns and such.
Secondly, I thought I’d share this comic I did a couple years back called Murderbullets.
The bulk of this was done sometime between Wonton Soup 2 and Orc Stain, starting out as a entry for an anthology. The theme of the anthology was “The last comic you would ever draw”, so I took it rather literally and did 8 pages of a cracked out character drawing a book in a post apocalyptic wasteland that would grant him entry into the afterlife. Also, for some reason a moose was chained to his toilet. I got wrapped up in figuring out how this situation came to be and developed an elaborate back story involving time travelling, mutants, knife fights and cybernetic dolphin street gangs. Of course none of this would fit into an anthology, so I decided to take a stab at a full length book.
The pages here were to be the prologue of a much longer book. There would be 5 more chapters to the story following the rather unlikable Murderbullets character, but then Orc Stain came along which I decided would be a much better idea to pursue for the next few years. So now it sits idly on my hard drive, gathering e-dust. I don’t think I would be a decent human being if I released this prologue in print without finishing the rest of the book, but the magic of free internet lets me share it with you now.