Monday, September 25, 2006

Secret Agent Frank N Stone: A cautionary tale of woe

Long ago, I had this idea for a Frankenstein comicbook. It took me way too long to get my abilities up to snuff to realize it. Come to think of it, I'm not sure if I could do it justice these days either. When I was getting my master degree I thought I'd finally get the chance to make it a reality. Ironically, the same summer, there came a ridiculous number of Frankenstein themed comicbooks ( Mark Wheatley's Frankenstein Mobster and Steve Skroce's Doc Frankenstein amongst the popular ones.) So suddenly this somewhat original idea of a Secret Agent Frankenstein's Monster became old hat as if I was hanging off the coat-tails of these other Frankenstein comics. (As opposed to the coat-tails of Mary Shelley, James Whales, Boris Karloff, and Ian Fleming). Just a cautionary tale of woe of dreams unrealized. Here is the cover to the Sketchbook ashcan I made and the proposed cover to the first issue of the comic. I'll be the first to admit that the finished pages of the first issue weren't all that great to begin with, so hopefully, this will be all anyone ever sees of this project.

Weekend Drawing Group

I mainly draw backgrounds and environmental studies at work so I attend this weekend drawing group. It's about the only chance I get to draw the figure. Here are a couple of the studies. They took a couple hours give or take.