Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

It's October 31st everyone! Hope you all have some spooky plans for the evening, but whether it's trick or treating with the kids or hanging out all the costume parties make sure you stay tuned into Anything Ghost Podcast to hear the "Flagler's Few" short story.

As stated before, the story focuses on the events of Chapter 5, right after Will's date with Claire when he comes face to face with the Reaper, the most terrifying of all spirits!

Show your support and check it out! Big thanks to Lex from Anything Ghost, and to all the rest of you who have supported me along the way.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Saint Augustine Trip Postponed!

I was going to visit Saint Augustine during Halloween to work more on my graphic novel, but I had to postpone the trip due to school obligations, I'm falling a little bit behind on some of my work and as important as it is to me to work on the graphic novel, I need to make sure I graduate on time.

Looking to push the trip back to mid-November. I also may be joined by Talon May and Jujuan Burton, two friends responsible for the inspiration of "Merryweather" and "Roger".

In other news, I finished the radio short for Anything Ghost last night. Took me forever, and the computer decided to crash twice, but after much determination, I was able to finish meshing the sound effects and the music into the narration. It sounds pretty good.

Remember to tune in tomorrow on Anything Ghost Podcast!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Spend Halloween with Flagler's Few!

I just finished the short "Flagler's Few" podcast story for Anything Ghost Podcast. The story is a radio reading of certain events in Chapter 5, where William and Roger first see the Reaper of Saint George Street.

I'd like to thank Steve Withers, Kate Kasenow and Raphyel Jordan for providing the voices. Steve will play Will, Kate plays the widow's ghost and Raphyel will be playing Roger Blimes. I myself will narrate.

So please tune in on Halloween Night for Flagler's Few's FIRST podcast debute!

If you can't make it due to parties or hauntings, the host of the show, Lex, will have links available to back episodes on the show's site:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Podcast Schedules!

I am very pleased to report that I have been invited to promote "Flagler's Few" on two very prestigious paranormal podcasts.

On Octoboer 31st, Anything Ghost will feature a short story based off events in Chapter 5. The story will be narrated by myself and feature actors in the rolls of Roger Blimes and William Garring. Stephen Withers of Swithdrawn Productions will assist in editting and sound design.

Sometime in November, Jim Harold of Paranormal Podcast will be interviewing me on the book as well as my experience on being a ghost hunter. I look forward to this interview because it will be my first official interview dealing with the book and I am a fan of Jim Harold's podcasts.

This should be a pretty eventful couple of months for "Flagler's Few" and myself of course. Please keep up to date on the blog and stay tune to both podcasts to show your support for the book!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Oct. 22nd Saint Augustine visit

On October 22nd, I plan to take a trip down to Saint Augustine to do what I like to call: "On Location Work".

In essence, I sit on the streets and work on finished pencils, inks and corrections. I also like to take some photo reference and embark on a little solo ghost hunting while I'm at it. I feel that as an artist and a storyteller, the best work comes when you are immersing yourself in your story.

I plan on staying at the Pirate's Haus, a hostile just off Saint George Street. I've researched it and it seems like an interesting and exciting place to lodge for the evening. The family beach house is readily available, but since I want to utilize my time in the city and not 20 minutes down the road on Matazanas Inlet, I figured this was the best choice.

Being so close to Halloween, let's hope for some unusual things.

Look for updates that weekend involving my stay and experience at the Pirate's Haus.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Then and Now...

I've noticed since attending Savannah College of Art and Design, a vast improvement in my artistic abilities. I believe a good artist is visible in the way he/she changes and evolves in artistic ability.

Recently, I discovered a portfolio I had hidden away that contained all the old pages I had done when I first attempted to start this graphic novel. Needless to say I was embarrassed by my former work. If I had half a brain I would have burned the pages so they'd never see the light of day...

Since I don't have any brains to speak of, I will now submit to you the examples of the original pages, and compare them against the now. The first pages you'll see are the originals from 2005, and then you'll see their 2008 counterparts, the FINALS for the graphic novel.

(Note: the new pages have not gone through Photoshop yet, so you'll still see some blue-line pencil work and no word bubbles)


Friday, October 10, 2008


Just to give you an idea about how I'm working on this book. 6 months ago I did a finish write out of the story and drew out all the thumbnails, when I was done I was able to put all the thumbnails in a book and counted the pages out to be over 200.

Below are a few select thumbnail pages. I used a comic book layout paper that allows for 4 pages to be drawn on one sheet.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

For your viewing pleasure...

I wanted to post this, it's the last page of the prologue. Thoughts?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cast of Characters

Introducing the cast of characters in "Flagler's Few" :

William Garring

Roger Blimes

Claire Evans

Franklin Dinklemyer

Alice "Raven" Stewarts

Otis Moonbeam Merryweather

Friday, October 3, 2008


Today's been a great day! I finally received my Waccom CINTIQ 21UX in the mail. I set it up and it runs GREAT with my macbook pro.

With the CINTIQ I will now be able to fine tune and touch up the mistakes, errors and imperfections of the 'Flagler's Few' pages.

For those of you that don't know what a CINTIQ 21UX is in essence a giant doodle board. Remember those blue boards you could draw on with a special pen? The CINTIQ is a computer screen that allows you to do the same. The pen you use though, has over 10,000 pressure points and allows for thick to thin lines as well as light to heavy. SCAD recently has upgraded most of its computer labs with these things, and they are pretty much the wave of the future as far as graphic artists and the like are concerned.

Being a traditionalist, I held out as long as I could, but after trying it out myself. I was hooked! I knew this would be a vital tool in the building of my first graphic novel.

In other news, I've started to imploy my "One-A-Day" technique for the book. Every week day, from here on out, I will finish at least one page in the pencil stage for the book. This will speed up completion and keep me focused on what needs to be done. This doesn't necessarily mean finished pencils, more along the lines of layouts and roughs, but with all the pages finished, it might be easier to get a grip on this monster of a project!