Saturday, August 13, 2016

All Crime Comics #3, Hat Trick, Page 37, August 13, 2016

COUNT DOWN! Only 1 day to go until the August 14th San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention. I’ll be sitting all day at an Artist’s table, selling copies of my published work, original artwork and commissioned sketches. In an attempt to generate interest in my upcoming appearance  I’ll be posting (ending today) scans of my original artwork for “All-Crime Comics #3, which was published by Art of Fiction Press in 2014. I’ll be posting my version of the color art alongside the black and white. The publisher decide not to use my coloring. If you want to see the published version, come visit my booth at The San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention in Granada Hills, on August 14, 2016 and see for yourself. Archives of this blog can be seen on my website,

This is page 37 from the story, “Hat Trick”, the third installment in a story continuing from “All Crime Comics” #1 and #2.

This page is an add-on that the writers of “Hat Trick” allowed me. I felt that she needed a “With God As My Witness, I’ll Never Go Hungry Again” (“Gone With The Wind”) moment, rather than ending on the close-up at the bottom of page 36. She is framed by the setting sun which, presumably, she will soon be riding into, completely rid of familial entanglements.

I probably should have turned this job down; I don’t think I did it justice. I hate and am not very good at drawing guns and disfiguring mutilations, a special obsession of the All-Crime Comics series. I was working outside of my comfort zone and it shows, I fear. Oh well, you can’t nail ‘em all.

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