Forgotten Worlds

Its Friday once again!
Here I am with this weeks post. The character to my left is one of my very first characters ever, Robat. I came up with him when I was just a little dude in fifth grade! As you can imagine he's gone through countless revamps and alterations since then, and this is his most current appearance. I don't do much of anything with him these days since all of my attention is focused on Air-Heart but, I thought I owed it to old Robat here to let him live once again on the blog!

Drawing Robat again got me thinking about the characters that we all come up with when we're really young. Most of the time their obvious rip-off's of the characters that we wish were ours, and Robat is no exception. Its curious to me just how many people, artists or not, all invented characters if not entire worlds that they abandoned as they got older. I'd like to think that all of those words still exist on some other dimension, and maybe we'll get to visit some day. That being said hopefully even when I'm not working with him, Robat is still out there somewhere having amazing adventures. Maybe your childhood character is there too. You never know.
Its Friday once again! So, as per the new mandate its time for the latest post. Today Bupkiss is gracing the blog with his presence. For those of you who don't know he's Amelia's (Air-Heart) sarcastic and feisty sidekick, although he'd have you believe he's the one in charge. He's been a lot of fun to play around with and I really enjoy what he adds to the story. He's small, but mighty! In other Air-Heart news I've been plugging away on some pages and making as much progress as my schedule allows.

Meanwhile, the Olympics have continued to amaze! Unfortunately I haven't been able to watch as much of it as I had hoped. As of this post the U.S. currently has 20 medals! Way to go Team U.S.A! There have been some really great accomplishments and it seems like the U.S. is poised to take the whole thing home! That's about all the latest for this week, come back next Friday for more!

Vancouver Olympics 2010

Hello folks! Its the second of my regular Friday posts! As it happens this particular Friday is the start of the winter Olympics. As the games get under way, one of the things that crosses my mind is just how amazing it is that the world can come together in this way. I think its a wonderful thing that we can put aside our differences and come together to compete in a celebration of talent and athleticism. Its so awesome to see the world take a break from its worries, if only for a short while. In particular, I'm looking forward to snowboarding, and figure skating.

Of course these Olympic games are not without tragedy, as earlier today louger, Nodar Kumaritashvili of The Republic of Georgia, was killed in a terrible accident during a trial run. I'd like to extend my thoughts to his family and friends.

I wish all the athletes the best of luck but of course, go Team U.S.A!

Working on Air-Heart

Hey peoples, I know its been a long time again but I've been busy at work on some new Air-Heart. For now I'm just going to post the first page for you to check out but, I'm actually finished through page five. I'm still deciding whether or not to post the whole thing online or in book format. Any thoughts are always appreciated!

I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do with the blog since I've decided to work almost exclusively on Air-Heart now. I'd like to keep posting occasional sketches but, the only thing is that almost all of my sketches have to do with Amelia at the moment! I guess that;s just how it goes when you get consumed with one project. Right now I'm foreseeing this project as a stand alone Air-Heart adventure of about 100 pages or less. I definitely want to keep each of her adventures as stand-alone as possible so that the reading order won't matter. Continuity is just as cool as it is obnoxious to me. Its wonderful to have a whole world built up for your readers, but I feel that it leaves any newcomers out in the cold. I want the story to be inviting to anyone who wants to get into reading it.

At the moment I don't want to give much about the plot away except to say that the story involves Amelia fighting against the maniacal Cole who's out to tear apart the world in order to break a horrid curse.

To close things out I promise to update more in the future, at least once a week, and I'll be updating you on all things Air-Heart often. Keep coming back for more folks!