How to Graytone… The AMERICUS Way!!!

Sorry about the lack of updates on my end.  I’m still plugging away at AMATEURS, and haven’t had a lot of time to work on much else.  However, I have written a guest post on the SAVE APATHEA blog which went up today.

It’s a quick tutorial on how I added tones to some of Jonathan’s AMERICUS pages using marker paper overlays.  So click here to read about how the magic happens! Though hopefully, if you’re reading this blog, you’re already reading AMERICUS and know all about this post.  If not, then head on over and start reading Jonathan’s first graphic novel!

And of course, thanks to Jonathan and MK for the opportunity to lend my nutty typings to their website.

Apologies to Frank Sinatra

Jeremy and I are drawing self-portraits for use on the AMATEURS website.  Since the story is about a group of teenagers, we thought it would be funny to draw ourselves at that age.

When I was seventeen
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for acne cream
and peach fuzz goatees
I’d spend all my days
at the TV screen
When I was seventeen…

Amateurish Beginnings

AMATEURS, which you may have heard me mention on this blog in the past, is now up and running.  For those of you who haven’t read my past ramblings on the project, it is a comic series by Jeremy Massie and myself, and we’ll be posting new pages to our web site every Tuesday and Thursday.

AMATEURS is the story of a group of teenagers who become disgusted with the world of superheroes that surrounds them, and decide to rebel by starting their own crime-fighting team.  You can read it online at