Monday, June 28, 2010

Project updates

I thought I would put an update on all the projects I'm currently working on.

  1. The Ransom of Button-Bright: I am trying to get this finished as soon as possible. Most of the penciling is done and I'm trying to get it lettered and inked.
  2. Marcus Mebes' projects: Marcus gave me 2 books to work on. He wants them to be secret for now, but they will be very interesting once they are completed.
  3. The Umbrellaphant in Oz: Now that I'm done with Bucketheads in Oz, Chris Dulabone sent me a new book to illustrate. Umbrellaphant is written by Carlos P. Silva and Marin Elizabeth Xiques. Chris knows how much I love Captain Salt in Oz and thought this would be perfect for me.
  4. The Talking City of Oz: Ron Baxley Jr's story is currently being edited by Chris and Marin right now. Once that's done it's off to me to illustrate. Ron is hoping to have it done by the fall, but I'm doubtful that I'll complete it that soon.
  5. Images of Oz(working title): This is the art book I'm trying to put together. I have plenty of art I can put in the book. I just have to figure out what I want the book to look like.

Hopefully I can get some of these projects done soon.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

25 years of Oz

This week marks the 25th anniversary of when I discovered the Oz series. Like most people, my first encounter with Oz was with the 1939 movie. It wasn't until I saw "Return to Oz" that I wanted to learn more about Oz. Luckily my neighborhood library had all 14 of the white editions of the Oz books. So what does this picture of "The Road to Oz" have to do with it? I'm sure you can guess which book I read first.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Three Girls of Oz

In Oz, Three mortal girls came to live from the great outside world. Sometimes when he drew the girls, John R. Neill didn't show the distinction between the three. Here is a picture of Betsy Bobbin, Dorothy, and Trot, to show the differences of each girl.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Boglodore and Umbo

Chris Dulabone suggested I do a picture of the Old Man of the Jungle and the Umbrellaphant. So here is Boglodore and Umbo from Captain Salt in Oz. I always take suggestions, if you want to see something just tell me.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Wiz

These are some character designs I did for The Wiz. If I was able to do an animated version of something, this would be it. I think it would be more interesting to do it based on the original stage version then the movie.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Handy Mandy

Marcus Mebes had asked to see me do Handy Mandy from the book "Handy Mandy in Oz". Here is the seven armed goat herder. Hopefully the arms in the right place. As always, if you want to see me draw something, tell me. I'm happy to give it a try.