What’s Going On!? Haven’t posted for a while, been really busy. Busy, busy, busy! I’ve been trying to finish up issue four and send it to the printer so I can get the issues in time for Comicpalooza. Also, turns out I’ll be going to Texas Frightmare weekend after all and I’ve been finishing up a few things so I can at least get some sketch cards ready for that show. All that plus life, has slowed down the NPW posts. I should have the last pages for Issue 4 done soon. Be on the look out for Nightmare Pro Wrestling Issue 4 page 17, next week!
Daniel Bryan Art Print is done!
This print will debut at Comicpalooza in Houston on May 24–26! It will also be featured in their VIP bags! SO YOU HAVE TWO WAYS TO PICK IT UP!
You can PRE-ORDER it over at the SHOP!
“Only God Forgives” Movie Sketch.
I’m a big fan of Nicolas Winding Refn’s movie “Drive” starring Ryan Gosling. When I heard that they both were going to make another movie together called “Only God Forgives”, I had to check out the trailer as soon as it came out. Really excited for this movie! The visuals, just like Drive, look amazing. There’s this one shot in the trailer that I based my sketch on. It just had to be done!
Again focused on speed. Tried doing the sketch as quickly as possible. Also focused on design this time. Tried to make it look as cool as possible with what little time I had. Finished sketch clocked in around 20 minutes.
Stars in the Crowd on Page 16! In the third panel on Page 16 you might recognize some familiar faces. If you don’t you should go check them out! Here are the big names in the crowd.
Let’s start off with Darrin Stephens’s slugs in the upper right corner. These guys are from Darrin’s comic strip that now goes by the name LabBugs, a great strip that manages to make me laugh with it’s humor and Darrin’s ability to create some great facial expressions for his characters. If the style of his work and his name look familiar, Darrin also did some pretty great fan art of Nightmare Pro Wrestling’s protagonist, Grave!
The sinister taco headed individual to the left is none other than the tragically mutated villain… Taco Head! Who wishes to free all fast food from the evil of humanity. I love the design of this character. Taco Head is the villain in Jeff Crowther’s webcomic Yeti 4 Hire, I discovered this webcomic while back and it quickly made it to the top of my list. Jeff also manages to put out a great page every time. It’s always fun and has an amazing color to it.
The three felines down at the bottom of the panel are from a mini-comic I pick up a while back called Cap’n Cat: Former Shark Hunter by Anne and Jerzy Drozd. Jerzy is one of my favorite creators, always putting out some great work, full of fun and imagination. Cap’n Cat: Former Shark Hunter is no different. Need proof, here’s the synopsis for the mini-comic: “Retired shark hunter Cap’n Lao’s only desire is to spend his twilight years catching delicious fish. But the Shark World has sworn vengeance, and they hunt him across the seas!” How cool is that?!
The group of vampires right by the gang of Cap’n Cat are from Fright Night. I have yet to see the remake but the 1985 movie is probably one of my all time favorite horror movies and definitely my favorite vampire movie. How can you not love a movie with Chris Sarandon as an evil vampire?
Finally, the two individuals dressed in black, right above the cats, are from the horrible 80’s movie ‘Soultaker.’ I mean ‘horrible’ in a great way. I’ve only seen the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 version and is on of my preferred episodes. It’s ridiculous. It’s over the top. It’s unintentionally hilarious. The MST3K riffing only adds to how funny it is. I went ahead and included a MST3K ‘Best of’ vid instead of the trailer.