Sunday, October 31, 2010


Blogger Boo!

Well sports fans Al here with the latest:


is still moving forward with pencils and ink right at the moment.  It is looking fantastic!  I am very happy with the way it is turning out currently.  Before you know it color will be added and it will be done.


As you have already read an except from the second story with him the art for the CtS books featuring the "Cosmic Confrontation" series continues to keep moving forward with standard pencils and digital color.  Learning new techniques in Photoshop always makes me happy!


As this was a book slated for a Halloween release  and now it being the 31,  it's apparent to everyone that this is not going to happen today on a Sunday.  Sorry is the only thing I can say as money has had to be used for other personal matters.  Unless you like talking to a creator with massive holes in his teeth!  Yuk!
Anyway Black Box Comix is looking at a few new optional ways of funding the printing by either a private party donation or a Kickstarter account.  Both are doable but since Vega #4 is going ahead full steam I don't think I'll be ready to approach this until I an done with the book.

This is and has been the year of crossovers and it seems like it ain't stopping.  A friend of mine named Ben Perkins who works as he penciler for Neo Trash Comix on Professor Ozark's Medicine Show has his own comic character called Heavy Horse. 
Liking this character I suggested that we do a crossover with Corvis Corrax.  As if I didn't already have enough on my plate.  Another suggestion was that I add Corpse Cop into the work.  And I have found a good way of introducing him in.
The tentative title is "Do Sheep Sleep?"  I'll let you think about that for a while.
And I am outta here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

A small excerpt for Corrax: The Seeker

With all the talk about Corrax: The Seeker going on it only made sense that I would post something of the script (though extremely rough) along with two images from the 2nd installment of that character.
To put this in context of what is going on you have to understand that Corrax and Shedel have been sent out on a mission to investigate a mysterious group of deaths. But traveling to this place is frought with several things and people that aren't what they seem. The Pit Chief is one such person:
Shedel " So you like setting up your fellow Rangers for a fall?  Nice.   I hope you sleep well at night with that in your mind."
Chief "Don't tell me how to feel missy.    I went into this with my eyes wide open and sleep very well thank you."
Corrax thinking That's when things got a little crazy.  I don't remember if it was me thinking it or the ax but it literally flew out of my hand and hit the chief square in the chest.

And there you go a small bit for a feather covered hero!
It was fun working on something like this so far down the road but every once in a while you just gotta go for it.

Another Drop in for Vega!

Hey there sports fans, Al here with the latest:


Things for Johnny Vega #4 are on the move. After a very long time of talking to other people and convincing myself the only way Vega can be done is to head back to the beginning for this character. that means that I have gone back to pen and ink to finish the story. The whole digital color issue was defeating the purpose and the fun of doing the story.
Comics should be fun not a choir that you begrudgingly have to do like work cleaning up after people like I have had to do for so many years.
Anyway, The first five pages of that story have been redrawn and inked and have been scanned in with the original lettering over lay. So if you see similar pages from previous posts, don’t be surprised. But because of all the things that are happening with Vega i am looking at the end of the road for him as well. Not because I want to but because I have to.
Other characters that have come up recently for me such as Johnny’s sidekick Corvis Corrax and the latest zombie character called Corpse Cop have jumped into the light I can only see this as a good thing for Johnny.


With the change coming up in the cosmic storyline of Vega there has to be somebody I can hand off the story to and there is nobody better to deal with that than Corvis Corrax!
Though I think that books of Corrax: the Seeker (other wise know as CtS) will be self contained stories unless I have some reason to produce a TBP. And that is always possible.

So sorry about the wait in between posts but I have been busting my ass to get Vega back on board as soon as possible because I refocus my attention to his very first adventure and introduction to the Galactic Rangers.