Posts Tagged ‘falling rock national park’


issue 1 is here!

Issue 1 of the Falling Rock comic book has arrived! Subscribers, you’ll be receiving yours in the mail within a week. Haven’t subscribed yet? Well, now’s the time!

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If you’re wondering why I’m dressed like a guy who just hopped off a bicycle, that’s because I had just hopped off my bicycle.
I had to take advantage of one of the few sunny days Portland has to offer in February.

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issue 2 progress

I’ve been drawing pages for Falling Rock National Park issue 2. Due in May, this one is shaping up to be an instant classic.

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#process thumbnails, non-photo blue on Bristol board, pencils. I'll trace the pencils onto the Bristol board in blue, then ink.

#process A few reference photos. Mostly taken in Colorado.

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Babe of the Month: August 2013

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It’s been far too long since I’ve announced the Falling Rock Babe of the Month. As longtime readers are aware, the perpetual Babe of the Month here at Falling Rock is Pam the javelina. She is a chain-smoking retired middle school teacher. I should have put text before the picture; most of you probably never even got around to reading this. You’re all slobbering over Pam’s attractive physique. Well, go ahead. You’ve only got one more week until I announce September’s Babe of the Month. (Hint: it’s gonna be Pam.)


falling rock national park trailer

I had this idea for almost a full year. I’ve always wanted to make a trailer for my comic, but I didn’t have the means until recently. Then I had to wait until I flew back to Tucson so I could film the desert landscape I draw so frequently. Finally, it all came together in this 85-second clip. Hopefully my next video project won’t have as large a gestation-to-production ratio.


issue 3 cover

Issue 3 of Falling Rock National Park is finished! Here is the finished cover:
issue-3-cover-lowSubscribers will be getting their copies as soon as they get back from the printer.
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process: ernesto’s strange journey

For my upcoming Falling Rock National Park #3, I thought I’d take you on a trip. In creating this page, I wanted to do something surreal. Ernesto is certainly having a rough time, but we don’t know exactly what’s happening to him yet.ernesto-abducted-pencilThe surrounding patterns are based on Islamic tiles, especially from Marrakesh. Though I have not had the fortune of visiting in person, a few internet searches yielded impressive results.
ernesto-abducted-inkFor this page, I did something that I don’t normally do: finish it in Photoshop. I inked all the figures, text, and patterns the old fashioned brush-and-ink way, but when it came to filling the background I waited until I scanned the artwork. I didn’t want to inadvertently ink over a nice pretty line I had made, so digital black was my decision. Hopefully it isn’t too artificial-looking.
ernesto-abducted-finalIssue 3 is getting back from the printer this week! I hope you will order a copy for yourself or a loved one. Comics make great gifts.


falling rock national park issue 3

When you pick up a copy of Falling Rock National Park #3, these are the stories you’ll find within. The Lizard Vanishes, its title taken from the Hitchcock classic The Lady Vanishes, involves Ernesto’s alleged abduction by extra terrestrials. Of the short pieces that finish the book, my favorite might be Performance Review, as it features Park Superintendent Globulus. Globulus has long been my favorite villain, and I view this story as the beginning of a longer story involving the nefarious slug.

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issue 3 HAS ARRIVED

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new business cards

Business card 2014

My brand new business cards arrived today. When you see me at a convention, I will hand you one. Looking forward to giving them all away!

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park notes

These past few weeks I’ve begun work on Falling Rock issue 4. I have three longer stories which are all in various stages of completion. I think I’ll use whichever I finish writing first. Right now the top contender is a story involving a couple new characters, including a very famous cryptid.
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This part of the process is always exciting. I have a few ideas which may or may not turn out, but everything I’m doing is pure creation.
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In addition to the longer stories, I have a few single page stories (or “gags”). Maybe I’ll do a future issue comprised exclusively of these.
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It’s fun to think about what a new issue will look like. I haven’t done anything too high-concept yet, but these are still early days. What issue will be my Sgt. Pepper? 100?

In other news, Cryptozoology News reported a sighting of a giant lizard-man in the desert. I couldn’t help but think it was the world’s first Ernesto sighting. Keep your eyes peeled, dear readers! The next time you’re hiking in the desert you may have a close encounter with a very tall lizard wearing a baseball jersey.