Saturday, March 25, 2006

back in new england!


so, we just got back from a week long visit with the in-laws in florida... had a chance to see the sox lose a spring training game, go to the beach with trish and johnny, get back into a book i started reading over a year ago (sock by penn jillette... defintely an interesting read so far), and even have a night out to see "v for vendetta" ( i clearly fall into the " i barely remember reading the series and have no problem with any changes that were made for the sake of a more coherent movie, because despite the rantings of john byrne, sometimes changes can and should be made in translating comics into other media because clearly they were writing to the strengths of the comic episodic medium and not a movie which might be made in twenty years" ... which is odd, because i really loathe all the changes in last summer's blockbuster batman begins...so go figure)...

did manage to get more pages done for the beckett project (and what the heck, why not check out the pic above for another concept piece... )... moving along nicely with this and wayne's doing some great stuff (different from our "slick" stuff on ronin hood)...

besides that, i'm glad to be home. (and make my weekly trek to the local comic shop and see what's new... did pick up nextwave 3, so i'll read it and let ya know how i feel about it, rich... besides the fact it looks amazing )

-c

what i'm listening to as i type this ... doublewide and live - southern culture on the skids

7 comments:

Jason Copland said...

Craig,
I love this drawing! I see 2 sigs on the drawing..... yours and the inker...?
I'm seriously diggin' the Perhapanauts, BTW. I'll definitely pick up the trade and keep my fingers crossed for DH to give the thumbs up for another mini.
Great blog!
Jason

Jason Copland said...

Ah.... Wayne Faucher is the inker. I just had a look at my copy of Ronin Hood and see his name on it! I loved that book, too!
But, this new drawing has way more linework to it. Very nice. Quite a different look to it when compared to the Ronin Hood book. Are the pages of the Cobbler's Monster this detailed, too?

-Jason

JohnRaygun said...

That pict looks great Craig! I love your "clean" style, but it's cool to see scratches and more shadows in there!

I really dug the first 2 issues of NW, I wasn't as excited about the third, looked great, and I shouldn't judge yet, it (as most comics today) seems to be the first story in a story arch...

Ray said...

Hiya C! Welcome back! So you love Florida yet? Weather and Baseball in March! Whats better than that? So , was it good with no "Idiot" Damon? Catch ya soon..Ray

craig rousseau said...
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craig rousseau said...

ray-
florida in the winter is alright (but it was already 80 in march... i'd melt in the summer)...
only saw 6 innings before johnnny as ready to leave (my son, not damon...) but it's always fun to catch a game...

craig rousseau said...

hey, jason-
yup, it's me and wayne again... trying to do something a bit different than the slick look of ronin hood... that piece was the first crack at it... as we go along, we're trying a lot of different stuff (drybrush, grease pencil, splatter... so far, so good... i'll try and post an actual page soon)