Monday, September 10, 2012

Coloring a BattlePug Page

Here's a walk thru of my coloring a BattlePug page.  This one sucks for me because I hate spiders (Thanks Mike!).

So I start by getting a b&w from Mike Norton

The First step in coloring is the setup or what's usually called "Flatting."

A lot of coloring tutorials don't really go much in to the flatting part but the way I like to do it a large item break up first.  Here's and example of that first step (ugh... spiders).

Here you can see that I've continued to break things up... There are a lot of Flatting tutorials out there so if your curious I'd do a search for one.

With BP I always do the PUGS first... it's because I need to digitally paint on the dark parts first.  Then I can go thru and render everything thing lighter.  The pug is mostly colored with airbrush and a bit of cut & grad.

Then the characters...  I kinda hate spiders so I saved them for last.  I'm also doing this tutorial because I hate spiders... I'll have to take a shower after this.

...and Finally the spiders and backgrounds. I wanted to put as much diversity into the spiders as Mike did the art for each one.

so that's it...

check out the final version with Lettering here ...and if you like BattlePug please help support the web comic by buying a Hard Copy collection of the first year printed by DarkHorse here!

Check out the amazing work of Mike Norton

...and I can't find a link but the great letter Chris Crank too!


Monday, August 27, 2012

More Collect DC Covers I've reColored

So a few years ago I got a request to put out a few low res jpegs of the collected covers I've recolored for DC Comics to use as iPhone backgrounds and whatnot.  So every couple of months I put em up here...

All this images are the property of DC Comics and blah blah blah... so respect the copyright but that said it's not like you could use these for anything other then the web... so we should be good.

© 2012 DC Comics

Monday, February 13, 2012

BATTLEPUG Vol 1 HardCover solicits

Mike Norton (W/A) and Allen Passalaqua (C)
On sale July 5
FC, 72 pages
HC, 8 1/2″ x 12″
The epic tale of blood and drool begins here! Join Molly and her dogs Mingo and Colfax, as she recounts the legend of “The Warrior and the Battlepug”—a tale of a fearless barbarian, his trusty and freakishly large pug, and evil baby harp seals.
This volume collects the first year of Mike Norton’s Battlepug—the perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the fan-favorite webcomic by Mike Norton, Allen Passalaqua, and Crank!
• By famed Runaways artist Mike Norton!
• Includes extras not seen on the website!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

We Need your help (and some money)


An original documentary about art, politics and religion. Everything that makes us human. -Jeff Durkin / Director

"Art as a weapon" will look at the connection between street Art, Buddhism and Democracy by using the closed country of Burma as a case study. The film will follow street artists, a Buddhist monk poet, a punk band and a elementary school art class- giving the audience a peek into the creative process and the lives of the artists. Interviews include Shepard Fairey and Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

This will be a “connections film” looking at the collision between the big forces that shape humanity- Art, Politics, and religion in both the eastern and western worlds. By combining beautiful cinematography, with Buddhist philosophy the project will illustrate the power Art has in the bloody fight for Democracy. Part art film, part political film, the goal is to continue spreading the word by using art as a weapon for peace in Burma.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

DC Covers

Here's Stormwatch and Green Arrow #5 covers that I colored for DC

Cover by JASON FABOK, RYAN WINN & Allen Passalaqua
On sale JANUARY 4

Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA & Allen Passalaqua
1:25 Variant cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
On sale JANUARY 4

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Working Class Premiere in San Diego

Thursday, September 8, MOPA
Admission: $10 General, $8 MOPA & Sezio Members
Doors Open @ 7 pm
Tickets are limited to this event.

*MOPA and Sezio members will be verified at the front door.

A tale of two cities through the eyes of artists Mike Giant (SF) and Mike Maxwell (SD). A film by Jeff Durkin.

The Silent Comedy will perform before the screening.

Film Description: Working Class is a feature documentary loosely based on Charles Dickens book "A tale of two cities." With San Francisco artist Mike Giant, and San Diego artist Mike Maxwell discussing themes found in Dickens 1859 novel that are just as relevant today. Religion, War, Family, History, and Art are chapters that tell the tale of the artists, the cities they live in and how history repeats itself. The two Mikes have been allies in underground art for over a decade and have gained respect for creating art based on the everyday people they see around them.

Check out the New trailer here: Click Me

Monday, June 06, 2011 Prints for SALE!

I'm very happy to announce that I'm now selling Prints of my Photography thru Pure Photo They have a great service for photographers to put up a cataloge for sale. The pricing is variable so take a look and see what you might want to have at home.

Here's a link to all the photos I have for sale!

hope you enjoy