Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Endpapers--Last New Art For The Carter Family Graphic Novel!

Altho' these are crummy iPod pictures (see Corin See's much higher-rez shot, taken minutes after I took these, on Facebook), they offer a candid look at David--at work on the last piece of significant line art for Don't Forget This Song.

These lo-rez pix don't do justice to this stunning endpaper art. This is one of two ultra-detailed, distinctive pieces of endpaper artwork the book will have.

The book is going to press for a proof printing this week. We'll have a slim window of time to make a few needed changes, and then it's off to the press for real.

Here's David putting nib to bristol board, plus two shots of the art-in-progress...

More soon, friends!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Coloring Completed for DFTS! Whew!!!

I can relate to A.P. Carter's need to sit down in an easy chair, catch his breath, and maybe take a nap!
I just turned in the last color pages for our long-in-progress graphic novel Carter Family Comics: Don't Forget This Song!
David should have the book's decorative endpapers completed today as well.

If I weren't stone broke, I'd go out and celebrate!

The work isn't completely done. There's some tweaking and fixing-up left to do... but the big major effort is COMPLETED!

While we complete the last filigrees and lily-gildings of this project, and as we wait for the book to come into print, we'll present excerpts and behind-the-scenes stuff  here, to whet your appetite for the published book--which is scheduled to ship in October!

In the meantime--hey, "Doc," don't mind me! I'm slouching down in the armchair right beside you (not pictured in comics panel above--but believe me, it's there...)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

AT LAST! Basic Artwork Completed For DFTS!!!

It only took us about 3.5 years--and many unforeseen obstacles--but David has completed the basic line art for this graphic novel!

Here are a couple of snapshots I took of the pencil work to the next-to-last chapter of the book, as they sat on David's drawing table at the time. They're all inked and they look beautiful!

Now to finish coloring the book... David is helping out on the coloring. We hope to get this last burst of work done quickly--and well. More updates soon!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Old Time Songs

I am working hard (furiously) to ink the last few pages of the book....

Meanwhile, if you're a fan of old time music, I'd like to point you toward Martha Burns' kickstarter campaign...
Her voice reminds of me Iris Dement's.