Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Time Travel (Miriam)

A few months ago I drew a comic called Time Travel for the MOCCA Festival. Though I'd post some of the process below.

Here are some character sketches to flesh out the look of the comic and the main character.

From there I laid out the pages on 17"x14" sheets of newsprint using a my favorite drawing material, a ball point ben (probably a Bic). Here are a few scans of the news print, my scanner is A4 size so I had to scan in the image a couple of times per page then piece the page back together on photoshop.

After that it was color and typeset in photoshop. The color is a normal brush set to different opacities.

Who would believe the entire thing took me a week?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Dream Comic and a Sketch (Andrea T)

That was a dream comic (rough)

Here are some things I've been working on for TERKA 2 --- trying out different amputee monsters. Still not there yet.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Meet the Tapir

A short video of our titular species.

See a short video from National Geographic about the Tapir!

Adventures of Max Quarterhorse - Miriam

After a little hiatus I'm back and posting again.

Most of this time was spent researching a producing the art for a new and exciting collaborative comic with Disgraced Productions' Robert Attenweiler. Because Robert is the writer, he describes the
story better than I ever could.

"Disgraced Comics is the new off-shoot of Disgraced Productions, offering original online visual dramatic storytelling. And in our first online comic, The Adventures of Max Quarterhorse, you will get to see the first-ever Independent Theater-to-comics crossover. The Adventures of Max Quarterhorse picks up where Disgraced Productions' 2008 play, All Kinds of Shifty Villains, leaves off. Private Investigator, Max Quarterhorse has just survived a case that has left his trusted assistant and most of his rogues gallery of villains dead. But one of the surviving villains wants to see a fallen comrade live again. And Portal-Face Pete, a mysterious newcomer on the scene, has his own schemes to execute, bringing him face-to-face with Max Quarterhorse.

The Adventures of Max Quarterhorse continues the darkly madcap take on film noir and crime fiction established in All Kind of Shifty Villains, but this time through the lens of Miriam Gibson's perfectly-suited visual style.

You'll have to see it to believe it - and you can only see it at

The Adventures of Max Quarterhorse will begin posting in August 2009."

Thanks Robert!

Above is sketch of Max himself and an unpolished part of the comic itself.

The Adventures of Max Quarterhorse will be up before you know it!

Name Change

Comics Queens is now Tapir Tooth! We still produce the same great sequential art and illustration, but with more frequent updates.

Those Tapirs are real nose-to-the-grindstone types.