Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chapter 1 - Page 2 & 3


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Kicking off the week with new pages with page 2 & 3 this week. It's a simple spread text-wise where I'm just wanting to introduce Amy in a big way. I went easy on words because I just wanted a big visual buildup to actually seeing her for the first time.


Also, congratulations to Eric from Wheaton, IL as he is the winner of the Adrift print and original sketch. Congraulations Eric.


Thanks everyone for checking this week's pages out and don't forget to check out the inks of these pages on Thursday.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Page 1 - Inks

This is the non-colored, final ink version of Page 1. This page was my first ever attempt to ink with a nib pen, and though I don't think it's a terrible first effort, I can definitely see room for improvement was there. The silhouette and surrounding shadow in the last panel was filled in with a brush and ink and some small details were done with Micron pens.


Thanks for looking in on this part of the process


Monday, February 22, 2010

Chapter 1 - Page 1


Here is the first page of the first chapter of The Jolly Hank. This kicks off the first post of the story that will come to you over the next 9 weeks to complete the 18-page first chapter of this story. Please check back every Monday to see new pages, as well as every Thursday, to see uncolored, inked versions of those pages.
Also, it's not too late to win a print of Adrift, and the original pencil sketch http://jollyhank.blogspot.com/2010/02/kicking-off-jolly-hank-with-free-art.html
Just become a follower of this blog and email me with your mailing address. If you're the first to do so, good day for you, you won!
Enjoy the first page and the story to come. Be sure to bookmark this page on your work computer so you can check in every Monday and Thursday for The Jolly Hank. It's a story of pirates, robots and falling in love.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cover and Inside Pages




Here it is folks. The long awaited Cover and First look into The Jolly Hank. This is pretty much the original design I had when I started this project 2 years ago and had plans to make this a print book first.
Thanks for looking, and check back in on Monday for the first page in story. The perfect way to start the work week!






Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kicking off the Jolly Hank with FREE ART!

It's nearing zero hour for the much anticipated launch of The Jolly Hank. It starts this Saturday with the posting of the cover and inside title pages. And it also starts with this contest. The first follower of this blog to email me(hit the "Contact" button on my profile page) after the cover is posted with the subject line: "Jolly Hank Art Contest" will win a print of "Adrift", the image shown above AND the original pencil sketch of "Adrift" shown below. Both pieces are signed by me.
Be sure to include your mailing address in your email.



Be sure to check in on Saturday for the first posting and a chance to win some kick ass artwork featuring Captain Amy and Aarrlene, the Pirate Cat.




Saturday, February 13, 2010

What?! Only One More Week?!



That's right, only one more week to go to the highly anticipated launch of The Jolly Hank. Mark your calenders for next Saturday, February 20th for the unveiling of the cover and credit pages of this web comic. Then make sure you check back on Monday, February 22nd for the unveiling of the first page, kicking off the story.
Look for it in a week. The Jolly Hank: A tale of pirates, robots, and falling in love.