The year started with the third installment of the Len Strazewski written Stormy Tempest serial for AC Comics.
This story featured a cameo by Kat Hill, the Action Flick Chick, who very nicely promoted the issue on her Website.
Once I had finished the pencils, I was asked to ink the story as well. I'm generally not much of an inker, but used the opportunity to experiment with zip-a-tone, which had a great effect on the pages.
This story was printed in Femforce #155
The next story, also for AC was written by David Watkins, took place in the 1940's and featured the character of Miss Masque. This was one of the best written stories that I've ever had the privilege to draw, and one of the most fun.
This story was printed in Miss Masque Strikes Back #1
Following that, I was contacted by Moonstone Books to pencil the licensed character The Saint. I drew about 45 pages total for this in a 6 week time period. I learned a lot from working on this story.
The Saint will be printed in 2012.
I also was approached by Zenescope to work on their adaptation of the Spike TV series 1000 Ways To Die. I drew 2 stories for them.
The Wedding Swinger:
Zenescope has provided me with colored copies of these stories and they look fantastic. I can't wait for it to come out.
1000 Ways To Die will be printed in 2012.
I returned to AC Comics once more to work on the final installment of the Strazewski Story Tempest saga. This story was extra special because not only was it the last one, but also because Len created a character based on comic journalist Jill Pantozzi, The Nerdy Bird who I met at the comic convention C2E2 in March.
Our last Stormy Tempest story will be published in 2012, but she can still be seen, written by her creator Bill Black, regularly in the pages of Femforce.
In October, I was again contacted by Zenescope and asked to draw the second half of Neverland: Hook #2. This story features Cross returning to Neverland.
Hook #2 will be published SOON ( it may even be out now!).
Len Strazewski and I also worked on an independent project together.
This story has been incredibly thrilling to me because it's inked by Paul Fricke. I admired Paul's work since he inked Mike Parobeck on The Fly back in the early 1990's and in was cool to see what his work looked like with mine. Paul gave the art an Alex Toth style which absolutely amazed me.
Finally, I've been rounding out the year working on Bluewater's Victoria's Secret Service series. This is the first time that I could see the layouts of the pages in my head as I read the script . I've been extremely pleased with how the work is proceeding and look forward to seeing it in print.
Victoria's Secret Service is a four issue limited series and will be published to 2012.
Whew! That made for a busy year. Thanks for taking the time to read this blog. I hope that I will continue to have interesting things to write about. I wish you all a Happy New Year, and the best of luck in 2012. .