Okay, since traffic in here is almost nonexistent I figure it can't hurt to lay down some pages for those couple folks who do still wander in. I'll pop up a page or two every day or two. These pages are unedited and not color corrected yet...in fact a couple pages later on haven't been colored at all.
Let's start at the start...Both cover options and the first two pages of Black Watch #1....
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Cover 1- Bong Dazo/ART & Jay Fotos/COLOR ART Cover 2- Ignacio Calero/ART & Hi-Fi/COLOR ART Interiors- Bong Dazo/ART - Robt L Snyder/ COLOR ART - Kel Nuttall/STORY & LETTERS
Like most years it starts warming up and the sun starts shining up here in Alaska and I get sick. A few weeks off and on of various bugs and I thought I was done. Felt almost 100% for 3 or 4 days and then BOOM. I got hit with this flu that's going around. My niece's husband had a cough the night we got together for some food and fun at their house, that night my sister was sick and the next day I was. Couple days later heard it was so bad and moving so fast that some places were worried about having enough employees show up to keep their doors open. I am on week FIVE I believe. Occasional woozy feelings but the cough is what's killing me. It won't stop. I heard there's a strain of this flu that is taking up to TEN weeks to go away. I'm just so worn down that I couldn't get much done if everything else was going perfectly. And everything else is NOT going perfectly.
I'm not going into it, just so many things going wrong that I haven't been able to accomplish Jack. Things have been so cruddy lately that this morning I broke a tooth and was like "Oh...well...I guess that's just par for the course lately." IT WAS ONE OF MY TWO FRONT TEETH! Yeah, not too happy about that. Good thing I have NOTHING to smile about lately. ;)
Black Watch has been stopped in it's tracks. The first three issues are drawn but the fourth and final script was a disaster and had to be redone and it's just not happening...coughing and being mentally drained is only part of that problem. Other things have been messing with me as well. The colorist has completed all but two pages I want for sending out to publishers. So, I need two more pages and then some corrections and the color would be done on the proposal pages and we could get this sucker moving. FINALLY. He was MIA for a little while then I got an email from his girlfriend saying he was in the hospital...haven't heard anything else since, it's been like two weeks. Hope he's okay. :(
There's more...a new project I'm lettering for HarperCollins, a LITTLE progress on another one of my own project. And LOTS of personal stuff I could whine about but I guess I've done enough of that.
I recently (well they seem recent in the midst of this fog of illness-induced physical and mental fatigue anyway) finished up lettering the most recent issue of Trailer Park of Terror as well as the long awaited Lost Squad #6.
I'll TRY to get on here more often, even if it's just long enough to post "Hey, I finished lettering _______ today!" And hopefully more interesting stuff will tumble out with it. ;)
Creator/writer of NOTHINGFACE, THE BLACK WATCH, GLADIATRIX and others. Story contributor to DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS. Letterer on TRAILER PARK OF TERROR, LOST SQUAD, PIERCE, FURIOUS FIST OF THE DRUNKEN MONKEY and more.