So I’ve been working on a short project written by Geoffrey D. Wessel for an anthology comic entitled “Unite and Take Over Volume 2”. It has a theme of stories based on or around songs by the Smiths. It’s only a 5 page story, but I came on as artist rather close to deadline. It is due by this coming Tuesday. I am actually inking page 4 now and 5 tomorrow.
Part of how I was able to get it together in time (I came on doing art, color and lettering) is thanks to my long time friend and collaborator Michael T. West . He came on board to handle the coloring so we could speed things up. He did a wonderful job too.
Then, a bump in the road…
Turns out that somewhere along the way there was a crossed wire in communications. Geoffrey was under the impression the book was in color. Once we got the first page together we were all pretty excited and Geoffrey sent it along to the guy putting the book together, good thing too. That’s when he found out it was black and white.
There was sudden panic and running around in circles and I am pretty sure I was involved in burning down a small village. Then reason took hold and we switched to doing gray tones and Michael was top shit with getting it turned around quickly.
These things happen, wasn’t anyones fault and it was only a hiccup in the process.
I am posting this as a preview of the story we are putting together and so you guys can see the great color work Mr. West put together for this.
Paint a Vulgar Picture, page 1, take 1:
So you’ll notice you get no words. Well, that’s because you have to wait for the book.
So I think we were all very proud of this story and page. It’s hard to let the colors go at first. But fear not! We are almost finished and Michaels work on the gray tones are EVEN BETTER!! I actually prefer the way the story looks now! It’s also exciting for him and I to work together on something again, it’s been far too long. Hope you enjoy and I will post more when the book is closer to release.
I am super excited to see this awesome collabo-ray-she-own. I am also stoked about the concept behind the thing. Shitchyeah.