Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Demon sketchbook part 5

Here are the next three pieces from my "Demon" sketchbook.



First up is one from Brad Foster, famed minicomic publisher. I believe Kevin Eastman's first published comics work was in one of Brad's minis, and I also did a couple of things for him, including one short story called "Slaydream" and one page in a "jam" book (which, I'm pretty sure, featured the first published comic book appearance of a Triceraton... who actually called himself "Triceraton"!).



This next one was drawn by Joshua Quagmire, well known as the creator/writer/artist of "Cutey Bunny". I used to run into Josh whenever I went to the San Diego Comicon, but I haven't seen him in years. I think the character holding the pitchfork here is from "Cutey Bunny".



Hey... here's another one from that Eastman guy! Nice. -- PL

8 comments:

Dierna said...

*lol* Sign of artist unable to draw feet.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> o god .. how precious the expression on Josh's..

**
Joshua Quagmire .. he's also worked a bit with Sakai a bit ??


.. i think ..

I also recognize the name from encounters with Dave Garcia's work.

>v<

Ricko said...

Man, I love themed sketchbooks and the Demon's a great choice!

Great to see that Foster page too...

--Rick Bradford
www.poopsheetfoundation.com

Ectopaul said...

"For my Best Friend"

Pardon my asking, but there are lots of rumors swirling around, what caused the falling out between Kevin and yourself? Do you guys still consider each other friends at all? I always think it's a shame when people who work great together and considered them good (or in this case best) friends end up fighting and falling apart. This seems to happen to everyone who finds success in a group.

Also would you happen to have the page or know the exact comic the early triceraton appeared in? That'd be really cool to see.

Rob G. said...

Ectopaul - I'm not putting words in Pete's mouth, but I've always thought it to be a case of when folks who are around each other every single day for 10-15 hours a day simply grow tired of each other and begin to clash. Both of them always speak of the early years with graet, sincere affinity.

Rob G. said...

Ectopaul - I'm not putting words in Pete's mouth, but I've always thought it to be a case of when folks who are around each other every single day for 10-15 hours a day simply grow tired of each other and begin to clash. Both of them always speak of the early years with great, sincere affinity.

Splinter's Iroonna said...

Quagmire-- and that's Taffy (Kelly's sister)-- I was hoping he'd make it to the convention this year. He puts out a monthly web calendar still...

And weird-- the word verification I have to type to post this starts with qt... *QT-- Cutey*!!

Maybe it's a sign I need to send him an email.

Cynthia

PL said...

"Ectopaul said...
"For my Best Friend"

Pardon my asking, but there are lots of rumors swirling around, what caused the falling out between Kevin and yourself? Do you guys still consider each other friends at all? I always think it's a shame when people who work great together and considered them good (or in this case best) friends end up fighting and falling apart. This seems to happen to everyone who finds success in a group.

Also would you happen to have the page or know the exact comic the early triceraton appeared in? That'd be really cool to see."

To answer your second question first -- that page appeared in an "artist jam" book titled "Our Story Thus Far", published by Brad Foster's Jabberwocky Press. Here's a URL for more info: http://www.jabberwockygraphix.com/ourstory.html

Kevin Eastman also had a page in that issue.

To answer your first question, it was mostly a matter of time and circumstance working together to reveal our differences, differences which were not obvious to us when we first met, became good friends, and started collaborating. Coupled with the incredible pressures of the unexpected success of the TMNT, this resulted in an inexorable moving apart (in one sense, literally -- Kevin moved across the country!) and subsequent diminishment of our friendship. Are we friends today? Well, I wouldn't say we are enemies... but as we don't talk, don't write (except for a handful of business-related emails), and don't see each other (and haven't for years), I don't know if you could accurately call us "friends". That being said, I will always hold a special fondness for those early years of our old friendship, Mirage Studios, and the Turtles. -- PL