Wednesday, February 29, 2012


If you've been following The Rough Pearl you may have found yourself thinking "Adam's porn-based digital artworks sound interesting, but Kevin's sketchy drawings of them sure leave a lot to the imagination."

Well, far be it from me to deny my reading public something I've fantasized about them wanting to see! Here's Ayanna11, the actual image (from back in 2003 or so) that I based one of the dining room pieces on, in full salacious color:

By the way, there's more of this type of thing HERE.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Yet Another Process Post

Here's another little animation, this time showing how page 79 of The Moon Prince was made. As usual, it starts with a quick sketch (or “thumbnail” page) to figure out how the images and words will fit together. Then I make a photo-collage combining snapshots (in this case, of myself and my wife Melissa, who plays the Queen) and simple 3D renderings of various background elements. Next I make a drawing based on the collage, using a Cintiq monitor to draw directly into Adobe Photoshop. Then I add color, tones, and the word balloons and borders (or “gutters”). The whole process takes me about 20 hours!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Hey, Look! It's The Moon Prince's 100th Episode!

This week: Our ONE HUNDREDTH EPISODE!!! Whoopeee!!!

Click HERE to see previous episodes.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Yet Another Process Post

Here's another little process animation, this time from page 3 of my graphic novel Fantastic Life. Watching it play, I can't decide whether to cringe at how bad the early versions of the drawings were -- or cringe at how I sucked the life out of some of the nice loose parts of the early versions in trying to "fix" them!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Moon Prince Page 99: Fear and Determination

This week, an ultimatum is delivered, and a decision is taken.

Click on the image to read the whole page.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Yet Another Process Post

This time I've made a little animation to show how the cover of my "sampled" comic Captain Adam was done, way back in 1992. The final cover is shown as well as the source collage, which is made from bits and pieces of other comics that I cut up into a big pile, then went fishing through to make a new "story". You can read the whole piece here if you're interested.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Rough Pearl Page 13: The Guests

This week, guests arrive for dinner.

Click on the image to read the whole page.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Moon Prince Page 98: An Unsettling Accusation

This week, things take a turn for the creepy!

Click on the image to read the whole page.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Yet Another Process Post

Here's a behind the scenes peek at the creation of a page of The Moon Prince - page 78, in this case. It starts off with the rough "thumbnails" sketch, just done on printer paper with pen, then shows the photo-collage (with 3D backgrounds) I made for the page, starring myself and my wife Melissa as all the characters. Next comes the drawing I did based on the photo-collage, and then the color and tones, and finally the word balloons and "gutters" (borders between the panels):

Stay tuned for this Friday's episode!