Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Chip: A 21st Century Super Hero

The Chip: A 21st Century Super Hero

The Chip: A 21st Century Super Hero

The Chip: A 21st Century Super Hero
These are illustrations of The Chip: A 21st Century Super Hero, a creation of George Jack and designed by me. Check out the facebook page HERE!
Check out the website for the Chip HERE!
The Chip is © George Jack 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

80's SHAMUS

I've always been a fan of the 80's chrome lettering that was so prevalent during that decade. The airbrush really brought in that aesthetic of gradients which worked perfectly for rendering shiny metallic textures. The standard chrome with a reflecting desert horizon encapsulates that style perfectly. Above is my attempt at giving my name that look. Below is a piece I put together for a friend of mine. These were started out as text in Adobe Illustrator and I finished them in Adobe Photoshop.

SHAMUS BEYALE!!!

Here's a promotional poster I put together to be shown alongside my business cards. I was inspired by the poster for the amazingly awesome GRINDHOUSE movie of Rodriguez and Tarantino fame.
I overdid the textures on this piece, but I was messing around and practicing with adding wear and tear. I researched and found some amazing websites showcasing movie posters, which you can check out HERE and  HERE. I'm a fan of the painted variety of film posters, I think that they build up anticipation for viewing the film a lot better than Photoshopped floating heads and "photo illustrations" of today's output.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Inks over Hilary Barta's Pencils

Here's a pencil sketch by Hilary Barta, cartoonist extraordinaire, of a surly looking zombie. I'm friends with him on Facebook, and he put up this sketch to see who would like to ink it. So I tried out my computer inking with Manga Studio EX4 to see how it'd be to ink over someone's pencils. It was fun to interpret the artwork.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Man Cop #1 cover!





Here is the cover to the first issue of Man Cop! A self-published work that I helped my friend Chris Bramante, a self-proclaimed mythmaker (and writer of Man Cop), put together in hopes of spreading the legend that is Man Cop. I had slowly worked through this first issue (all 20 pages of it), in over a year, painstakingly pencilling, inking & lettering it with all my passionate artistic fervor. It is finally of to be printed for its first run. Check out www.mancop.com for further news and preview the world of Man Cop.

"Man Cop" © Chris Bramante

Friday, June 8, 2012

"I Killed Jessica Again" Book Cover Illustration

Here's another cover I drew and colored for Stranghouse Books, for an anthology of short stories.
This is based on a story titled 'I Killed Jessica Again' by Kevin Strange, and is about a dead girlfriend who is resurrected by cult zombies in an alternate dimension. That alone made me want to draw this, lol! I drew this digitally in Manga Studio EX 4 and colored in Adobe Photoshop CS3.

This is the tonal sketch I put together for the client to approve. I was told to change the position of her left arm, which I think helps out. It makes for a stronger silhouette of Jessica rising from the reanimating fluid.





Friday, March 9, 2012

"Strange Sex: A Strange Anthology"

A cover I illustrated for a book of short prose stories for an independent publishing company called StrangeHouse books. You can find their Facebook page HERE! This book will be coming out within a few months and you'll be able to order from them online, that is if you like strange stories about strange sex. This illustration was  traditional penciled and inked on 11x17 bristol board and colored in Adobe Photoshop.
Below is my rough tonal sketch that was approved to base the final illustration on.

Zenescope Entertainment Presents Spike TV's "1000 Ways to Die" Graphic Novel

These pages were a part of a collection of short stories based on the t.v. show "1000 Ways to Die". The title for the story I worked on was called "Pumpkin Die" and features rednecks and a pumpkin cannon. This is the first foray into the graphic novel medium for this t.v. show's concept. I drew these pages entirely in Adobe Photoshop, before I found Manga Studio, but both software programs are amazing for drawing on the computer. You can buy the book for your self at Amazon.com or Barnes&Noble.com at the highlighted links.






Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Grimm Fairy Tales: Giant Size 2011 Sinbad Crossover #03

Below are pages from the issue I helped out on for Zenescope Entertainment's Grimm Fairy Tales: Giant Size 2011 Sinbad Crossover #03. I drew these pages entirely on the computer, using Manga Studio EX 4, which is an amazing program. I was one of two artists who drew the issue, which you should be able to purchase at your local comic shop!