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While I’m posting art, thought I’d share with you the reference sketches I did a couple of weeks ago for the animated Christmas comic I put up last weekend. While the drawing style for the comic was a lot simpler and more cartoony, my initial sketches fairly realistic.
(I also did a Salacious Crumb sketch, but was nowhere near as satisfied with it as I was with these two.)
Hope ya like.
I was fortunate enough to receive a Wacom Intuos4 drawing tablet for Christmas. Got to play around with it a bit Christmas morning, but haven’t really had the chance to take it for a test drive until this morning.
Decided to do a quick 15 minute sketch of Jack Claymore, the title character of my upcoming comic, Jack Claymore, Agent of V.I.O.L.E.N.C.E., due out hopefully this Spring. (Unfortunately, this was my second take on the character this morning, as Photoshop crashed on my just as I was finishing up the first attempt. As pleased as I am with the way this one turned out, I wish I had time to save the first one, which I liked even more. C’est La Vie.)
Now that I have a drawing tablet and don’t have to worry about using my scanner that works only when it chooses to, I think I may try and do more daily sketches like this in the coming year. It’ll probably be just head shots and simple full body to start, until I get a little more accustomed to working with the tablet. If you have any requests — comic characters, movie characters, musicians, whatever — feel free to shout ’em out in the comments section or on Twitter. Who knows, maybe I’ll even start a Tumblr for these.
Anyway, hope ya dig.
A couple of days ago, I decided that I wanted to do something a little special for all of my friends and readers this holiday season — especially since I don’t get to see many of you anymore. I didn’t want to write the usual “Letter To Santa” or post another silly pic of my pup in a Santa hat.
Instead, I’ve spent the past several days — and nights — writing and drawing a three-page animated holiday comic. Just for you.
(Dear Charles Schulz, I’m sorry I ruined your beloved characters. Please forgive me. Love always, Frankie.)
(Dear George Lucas, Don’t really care. Yours, Frankie.)
Hope you and yours have a safe and happy holiday season! Love you guys!
So today is a pretty big milestone for the Amazing David Brame and myself.
After several years of conception and writing and editing and rewriting and drawing and everything that goes into making a comic, and, then, everything that goes into pitching that comic to publishers, waiting, waiting some more, getting rejection letters, crying, drinking, then manning up and throwing the whole book on the web for free, one page at a time, we have finally reached the one hundredth (!!!) page of Punch-Up!
We’re nearing the halfway mark of the story but, looking forward at what’s to come, man, it feels like we’re still just getting started.
For the moment, though, we’re going to pause here and celebrate our achievement. And, what better way to celebrate than to give away free shit to the people who got us this far?
(That would be you, by the way. Our readers.)
But we’re not just gonna give you awesome prizes. No, you’re gonna have to work for it! Which is why, here today, we’re starting…
THE FIRST EVER (and probably only) GREAT PUNCH-UP SCAVENGER HUNT GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!!
The rules are pretty simple. I’m going to give you five riddles/clues and you tell me which person, place, or thing I’m talking about. And this is very much an open book contest and our entire archive is at you disposal.
DO NOT list your answers in the comments section. Instead, send your answers, along with your first and last name and where you’re from (city/state – or city/providence/country, if not from the US – is fine enough), to: email@example.com, with “Punch-Up Contest” in the subject line.
Those who answer correctly, will have their names added to a hat and three winners will be drawn at random.
The scavenger hunt starts today – Friday, December 9th – and ends at midnight on Saturday, December 17th. Winners will be notified and announced on Monday, December 19th.
1. Though I may already be a comic book character, I assure you that I do not have super powers nor do I run a school. Who am I?
2. I’ve been in music for 40 years and now I’m in pictures. (Don’t mention me to Jessie. It’s a sore point.) Who am I?
3. We are two who are one. We can speed things up, or we can slow things down… for the ladies. Who are we?
4. Some say that I am a mythical beast. But I’m always hanging around… at least on paper. What am I?
5. I was originally written by the Italians, but made famous by felt. And I’m always just a phone call away. What am I?
Well, this is what you’ve all been waiting for, huh? What do we wiiiiin???
Well, I’ve thought about this a lot and I think we’ve got some pretty cool prizes to throw your way.
The Third Place Winner will receive a copy of the 40-page Punch-Up minicomic, which covers the complete first act up to the first appearance of Kendra, and some Punch-Up postcards and stickers.
The Second Place Winner will receive a copy of the Punch-Up minicomic, Punch-Up postcards and stickers, AND an awesome Patrick Punch-Buddy ™ made by my good friend, Abigail Kokai.
AND THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a copy of the Punch-Up minicomic, Punch-Up postcards and stickers, the Patrick Punch-Buddy ™, AND will be DRAWN INTO A PAGE OF THE BOOK, BY THE AMAZING DAVID BRAME, AS ONE OF PATRICK’S CLIENTS!!!
Once again, the scavenger hunt starts today – Friday, December 9th – and ends at midnight on Saturday, December 17th.
GOOD LUCK! And thanks again for reading!