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Hey everybody,


Here's another sketch from Last Caress, the upcoming comic from author Sam Costello and myself.

This time we're uncovering main character Sybil, our emotionally flawed fashion guru who happens to see the world in a rather antiquated way.

Hope you enjoy the sketch!  Talk with you soon,

- D

 
 
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Hi all,


This piece of blue suede Cadillac-induced horror is a concept illustration I did for a story called Straight to Hell, written by one Mr. Gary Raisor.  Please allow me the pleasure of introducing you to the gentlemen of this tale:

Starting off to the left is Reverend Sonny, wearing a fashionably designed Vegas-style Elvis jumpsuit with matching cane, oxygen tank and single-pump shotgun...

Pulling up the rear is Cadillac Elvis,  hanging tall and composed of bits and pieces of Caddy's gone by...

And shortest, but not least, is the finest of all Elvis imitating dwarves who goes by the title of Vernon.

And there we have it.  The whole gang.  Hope you all enjoyed our time together and perhaps one day we'll cross paths again, down the corridors of the Heartbreak Hotel.

- D




 
 
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"So... how does that make you feel?"

Hi everyone, hope you're enjoying the weekend. And if you're anywhere near me you're either embracing or running for your life from the muggy heat that comes with late July in Maryland.

Anyways, this Freudian character to our left is the therapist of the main character of a comic book project I've been quite engrossed in.  It's title?

Last Caress.

Conceived from the mind of Mr. Sam Costello and to be fully illustrated by moi Last Caress is a pschological warping of the mind.  Not only for the reader but for main character Sybil, the owner of a well-to-do Modeling agency.  The push and pull with Sybil's issues of age and personal superficiality come to a head when she comes across a model like never she has seen before.  Soo Yung.

Though looks can be misleading - or can't they?

- D

 
 
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Hi everyone,

I've been paying close attention to the relationship between time & art-making and the effects it brings to one's work. There's a cool dialogue that goes on when you're working extremely quickly, eliminating all distraction and narrowing your focus to the extreme.

This drawing to the left is the result of that narrowing, but oddly enough it's more of a side-effect.  I'll talk about this a little more in future posts as it has to do with this process I've been developing recently when I'm inking my comics.

In the meantime though, I hope you enjoy this sumi ink drawing of one eye-gazing girl making one sudden appearance.

Thanks all.  Talk with you soon,

- D





 
 
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Good day everyone,

So, quick question... Who loves spiders?


C'mon, be honest.  You know they're cute with their spindly little legs, fangs and gazillion eyes and whatnot.  Well anyways, this little guy is one of a number of ink sketches I worked up for a potential album cover for The Dillinger Escape Plan.

Hope you enjoy and remember to check the bed sheets tonight.

- D



 
 
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Happy Monday all,

What have we here? Well, this is a short three panel spread from
HARD RAIN.  Introducing our demon friend and Mr. middle-aged tax collector.

So how do you think this pleasant interaction is going to end?

- D



 
 
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Hi all,

Though done for an entirely separate reason I felt showcasing this drawing was reasonably appropriate.  Today is the celebration of the storming of France's Bastille prison, which helped mark the beginning of the French Revolution - removing the monarchy and giving way to ideas such as inalienable rights and citizenship.

In reality this image is actually a representation of Charles Stillman's 1840 escape from a jailhouse in Mexico.  But perhaps for today one act of rebellion can lend itself to the great memory of another.

Happy Bastille Day everyone,

-D 

 
 
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Good day everyone,


This is a small thumbnail of a piece I've worked up for a possible graphic novel or storybook with a fine gentleman by the name of Cliff.


It's based upon on the origins of Brownsville, TX... and it's founder, Charles Stillman.  

- D

 
 
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Good day all,

So what's on the drawing table today?

An inked panel for that sinister little comic,
HARD RAIN.  Scribed by up & coming writer Mr. Matt O'Keefe with coloring by my good pal & exquisite master of the palette Mr. Jesse Turnbull.

Hope you enjoy!

- D

 
 
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Hey all,

What we have here is another sketch for the film/graphic novel project, ADRIFT.  This is a quick rendering of one our calm and composed supporting characters who goes by the name of Shi'choo.

Hope you enjoy,

- D