Title: Frontier Graveyard
Created by: David Furr and Shannon Smith
Written by: David Furr
Status: 5 issues fully inked and lettered. Issue 6 in production with August 1st 2016 due date.
Synopsis: The transcontinental railroad was going to bridge the East to the West and usher in a new age of prosperity along the frontier. But something’s gone wrong. A crew of rail workers has disappeared, and settlements along the line are falling silent. The railroad hires Nathanial Holden and Ezekiel Grey to search for answers. What they find instead is a trail of bodies and a quiet town on the verge of annihilation.
Last weekend, I finished the Christmas Special of Dizzy Spells on Tapastic. It was a cool idea until Mr. Adam Cogan got his hands on it and made an awesome story. The results was great and I wanted to spend time on it to make it shine. Please check it out @ Dizzy Spells – Christmas Special and let me know what you think.
My family is coming over for the holidays and it’s time for my to finish this in the final stretch. I have the featured panel to draw with one additional. Then I have to finish rendering the rest of the issue which is about 5 panels or so.
A few people asked why the video I made of me working on this project was not on my site and I really did not have an answer. I will post the video soon in a new section of the site labeled “Videos”.
Thank you and stay tuned.
This story is still in the early phases but everyone I show the pages to love them. So why aren’t the pages on the site yet? Well, you just have to wait. OSN is near completion of the first half of volume one. Writer and co creator Marcell Dupree and I plan on having issue one done by the end of February 2017. Until then, I’ll try to sneak a few pages or to you ;-).
I have had a blast posting the Dizzy Spells Comic on Tapastic and with great results. I hope the success continues. If you can support me, I would deeply appreciate it.
This is the latest picture I colored using #MyPaint for the #graphic novel Dizzy Spells. I plan on releasing this story by December 20th via Tapastic.com Comics.
Comments are welcomed.
Still hammering away and started to stick to the game plan of drawing everything on paper and leaving the coloring for the computer. Check out this piece I’m drawing now.
It’s the quality I’m looking for and it’s quicker to execute. Stay tuned for more.
This is another panel I worked on today. It looks better to me than the one I did earlier but I can’t really tell why. I do notice the style is different.
Because I’m on the go so much, I don’t get to focus on ‘just’ drawing. I use mix media and the trouble with that is the beginning. If I start with good pencils, I’m done. If the pencils are sketchy, I’ll ink or scan as-is and digital ink. The results, nothing looks the same.
So, I’m starting to see the difference in these panels. The earlier post was a weak attempt to do concept art style work (which I’m not good at) (yet). I have to keep this comic style for now. I fight between doing tight line work and full computer art.
I have a few of these and I want to color this Christmas Special by December 15th 2016. I may have to call a few coloring pros for advise. In particular, legendary street artist/rapper Skam2? and the ungodly talented Tony Washington. If you have a good eye for art please let me know what I can do different with these. I will keep working as the deadline is tight but I can do changes if the argument on colors is valid 😉
It’s been a long road for me these last few months. I have relocated to Miami and don’t feel the transition was a good idea. I love Miami and the have many friends here but, I made strong connections in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. I felt like home there and I am sure I will be there again.
As for PROFESONE.com, we have completely slept on the job. I have been in ‘Work Overload’ mode for the past five months. I have completed the first issue of Sword Theory with writer Adam Cogan at the helm, reworked Frontier Graveyard with writer David Furr, and started a completely new project called The Other Side of Nowhere featuring the works of writer Marcel Dupree.
The Sword Theory project has been on hold for so long Adam Cogan felt it was time to revisit the story as a whole. I went ahead and made a sub-story to Sword Theory to ease my itch to illustrate. During that time Adam helped start a company called Dark Unicorn Games and focused most of his time writing. In that wait, I cleaned up Dizzy Spells and released it on Tapastic for the world to see. But in short, Adam and I have been in two different directions and consumed by work.
Two weeks ago Adam surprised the crap out of me by dropping a full recap of Sword Theory with edits and corrections and I am overly excited to get started.
Frontier Graveyard has been completely reworked and many panels have been redrawn. You know it’s bad when your own son tells you “Yeah, you completely didn’t care about that page.” The sad part is, I do care but maybe I had too many hours of work on my plate that day. You can now view the series on Tapastic. If you do, please leave comments.
I will post everything I draw almost as I draw it here on PROFESONE.com so be ready for some corny and possibly awesome work to come ;-).