Monthly Archives: January 2010

Ed Tadem’s Mid-Nite Hour

Just poached this sketch from Ed’s site. Ed, you may know, is the genius co-creator of Jackie Karma. Let’s all wish and hope for him to ink and color this sketch as soon as possible.

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A Different Lifetime (Spearmint Anthology)

Kevin Mellon has posted a short story he and I did a year or two ago for the Image Comics anthology This Is A Souvenir Songs Of Spearmint And Shirley Lee.

Click here for the entire story:

http://kevinmellon.blogspot.com/2010/01/different-lifetime.html


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Battle Hymn Tribute Art

Thanks to the power of Google Alerts, I stumbled across these great Proud American and Mid-Nite Hour drawings (by Scott Arnold) at the following blog:

http://industri-studios.blogspot.com/

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Dragon Dick!

Been sitting on this cover for a while, but decided it might be fun to flash it, even though we’re still a few months away from the book’s release.

Steven Griffin cooked up this homage to Erik Larsen’s now classic Obama cover as a possible alternate cover for the upcoming GREAT BIG HAWAIIAN DICK #1. Since Erik posted his original on the Image boards, I thought I’d drag them both over here:

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Underrated/Overlooked: BATTLE HYMN

Ben Morse of The Cool Kids’ Table blog posted this sterling overview of BATTLE HYMN. The most gratifying reviews are the ones that grasp exactly what I was going for when I initially conceived the reviewed bit of graphic inanity being addressed. And this review does that in spades:

http://thecoolkidztable.blogspot.com/2010/01/underratedoverlooked-battle-hymn.html

Poke around the rest of the blog while you’re there. Entertaining.

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And now it’s 2010…

I’ve decided to use this space as more of a work blog in 2010, sharing previews, information on books, thoughts on the industry, links to fun stuff.

I’ve got a Tumblr account that’s a better place to toss up the music recommendations and graphics from the past that tend to grab my attention. Not much more deep than that, but you might enjoy strolling through:

http://bclaymoore.tumblr.com/

It occurs to me that my publishing presence waned over the last half of 2009, but that’s not through a lack of work or effort. For 2010, I’ve rededicated myself to focusing on original concepts with brilliant collaborators, and that’s a lot harder to manage than it may seem. It’s also a lot of work. But I’ll be previewing some new hints and glimpses here when I have the time, so I hope you stick around.

Not to say I’ve turned my back on work-for-hire. I’m juggling things from both sides now, and also spending much more time in other media. I had some of my best experiences over the past couple of years working on company owned projects with terrific editors, and plan to keep that a regular part of my work stream.

Anyway, just a statement of purpose for what I hope is a very solid new year. So have part of a stray image from a book I’ve been planning with Hatuey Diaz, whose potential is off the charts:

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