A panel from the short comic I’m working on. There is a pretty drastic shift in style in this story… hopefully I pull it off…
A character sketch + trying out some coloring schemes and techniques for a short comic.
From my process/inspiration feed.
'Iron Prophets' by me and Matt Sheean. This’ll be in Prophet Strikefile #1, out August 27th. Matt and I also colored a 10 page story by Grim Wilkins and Simon Roy, which was a lot of fun.
Additionally, we’ve got an 11 page story Simon wrote in Prophet Strikefile #2, out September 3rd!
JP: Why does science fiction matter?
GW: I think it matters a lot, because it’s mind-opening. That’s its great virtue. Ordinary fantasy opens minds, but not nearly as much. The Oz books [1900–1920] may open someone’s mind a little bit. Alice in Wonderland  is kind of mind-opening. But a lot of science fiction is much more so. For instance, I could write a story in which a man has a conversation with his gun. I might do that sometime. Prince Valiant had his singing sword, and I always thought they could have done more with that than they did.
JP: Many people say that science fiction matters because it is about contemporary society—that it is a kind of satire.
GW: Unfortunately. It’s true that a great many people think that it must be.
JP: You mean: it needn’t be so.
GW: You could write a book about a landing on Mars in which a landing on Mars is a metaphor for something that is going on now. You could also write a book about a landing on Mars that’s a landing on Mars."
Background drawing in pencil. I took a couple hours to draw this, then dropped it into the bigger design and it didn’t work… Time to figure something else out.
From my process and inspiration blog, which y’all should follow.
By me and Matt Sheean. Ink, marker, color pencil.
Funny stuff from J.D. Christenson (@thefieldpiece on twitter) and me. This might become a weekly feature.
Giant space crystal!
Two page spread for Prophet Strikefile with Matt Sheean. Written by Simon Roy. It’ll be out in August maybe, or some other time. Who knows.