A miscellany of weekly ramblings on comics, art and film by Ted Mathot, storyboard artist and writer/artist/self-publisher of graphic novels and comics
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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Working space

Typical day during the layout process of the book...
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Friday, June 24, 2005

The Books have arrived!

At last they are finally here...in a tradition started by Ronnie and Enrico, I have taken a couple shots of the newly arrived parcels of comic goodness...




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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Works in Progress

As I was cleaning up the layouts and painting the pages for the book, I took a number of screenshots along the way, as a visual journal of sorts. It's interesting now to look back on the pages and have the feeling that it was so long ago when it actually wasn't.

These particluar screenshots we taken between March and May of 05. The top image is the cleanup line done on the Cintiq with the scanned layouts as a guide. The bottom two were original concepts for the cover.


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Monday, June 20, 2005

Assorted sketches

Here are some of the sketches made during the development of the book.






Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Cover




Here's the cover for part one. I got an email today from the printer saying the books are done and will be shipping soon!

Comic-Con update

Rose and Isabel will make its debut at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. I'll be a the the E-Ville tables (E3 and E4) along with other E-Ville Press cohorts Louis Gonzales, Robert Kondo, Simon Dunsdon, Nate Stanton, Max Brace, Mark Andrews, Sanjay Patel, and Kevin O'Brien. Also on sale will be "Afterworks" (an anthology by Louis, Simon, Robert, Nate, Max, Kevin, Sanjay, and Jay Shuster), "Colossus" (new expanded version by Mark Andrews), "Little India" (by Sanjay Patel, now in its second print run), and "Dumping Grounds" (a collection of sketches and artwork by Louis Gonzales). There will be lots of other goodies as well, such as t-shirts and original art. Check out the links to the left for more info on E-Ville artists and others.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Rose and Isabel part one coming soon...



First blog, first comic book, first teaser image. Yippee!