Friday, June 25, 2010

Come see me draw at Greenlight Bookstore!

As part of the ongoing Fulton Fab Fest in Brooklyn, this Sunday, June 27th, I'll be hanging out around my friendly neighborhood bookstore Greenlight in Fort Greene Brooklyn, making chalk sidewalk drawings (which may or may not look like my crude Photoshop approximation below), signing books, beating all challengers in thumb-wrestling, and just generally hanging out from about 12 noon onward. If you're going to be in Brooklyn anyway, why not come on by to one of my favorite booksellers and get a signed copy of Olympians or 20?

More Hades Dramatis Personae...

...This time, a profile sketch of Hades himself, and a shot of Kore/Persephone, after her transformation into the dread queen of the underworld. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hades Dramatis Personae: Demeter

Book 4 of Olympians, Hades: The Wealthy One is a bit more like Zeus in its structure, in that it principally tells one big story (in this case, the abduction of Persephone) rather than a tapestry of interconnected tales, as in Athena.

It may be Hades who gets the title nod, but he really shares the starring role with both Persephone and her mother, Demeter. Of all three main characters, until this point in the series Demeter has gotten the most panel time, as it were, but only as a supporting or background character. As a result, I've spent a lot of time sketching the beautiful Goddess of Grain in a wide variety of moods and poses, as she really gets put through the emotional ringer in this book.

The first step when I'm writing a book is to fill up some sketchbooks with "key Scenes" that may or may not make it into the final version. Here are a few sketches of an enraged and distraught Demeter, including an action shot of her in her role as Demeter Khrysaor, or Demeter of the Golden Blade. Looks like she's pretty miffed at Zeus. I wonder why?

Zeus and Athena Reviewed at Aint It Cool News

Its been a while since I've posted a review of one of my books here, but when one crops up on a site I'm a regular reader of, well, I just have to. Venerable movie news site Aint It Cool News runs a weekly + comic section, and in the latest installment, way down toward the bottom in the Indie Jones subsection (y'know, where the cool comics get their due) is a double shot review of both Zeus and Athena. Please give it a look!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hey, ain't this supposed to be an online sketchbook?

If so, where're the sketches?

been awhile since I posted anything sketchbooky here, so to remedy that, here are a few studies of the gloomy lord of the underworld as he'll be appearing in Olympians Book 4 Hades: The Wealthy One. Enjoy!