Monday, July 29, 2013

Phantom art sale: Power House Gang

Time to make some space in my Phantom art portfolio for newer pages. So -- here's a sale deal on what's left from the Power House Gang story. These pages were originally priced at $200.00 to $275.00 each -- and recent internet auction results show my pages holding their value at resale -- but here's the sale deal on these: any ONE page for $175.00 or TWO pages for $250.00! Price includes shipping in the US. Add $20.00 for shipping overseas (less than my actual cost). Contact me via email to reserve, check on availability, and for payment details (Paypal, please). I'll update the listing as pages sell. 

Glare/reflection is on the plastic sleeves in my portfolio -- not anything to do with the art. All pages are 11x17, hand inked art over blue line printed "pencils" and printed lettering. Logo panel is a print out, as well.

The rest of the pages from this story are sold -- this is all that remains available.  

I will include a surprise extra item or two in each package, and will sign the pages, of course. Personalized if you like.

Sale runs for ONE WEEK, starting today, July 29, 2013. 

Page 5-13-12 Phantom in shadow in last panel.

Page 5-20-12 Phantom in multiple panels -- blue line pencils printed a little heavy.
Page 6-17-12 - nice Phantom profile.

 Page 6-24-12 Skull-marked villain, Phantom close up.
Page 7-1-12 -- top right panel and circle panel at bottom are print-outs, the rest hand inked. Lots of Phantom.

 Page 7-8-12 Middle panel top row is a printed out "repeat panel" -- all the rest hand inked.
Page 9-23-12 Phantom in disguise!

Page 9-30-12 -- final page of story. "Whack" image is a print out "repeat"-- the rest hand inked. 

Off course? Of course!

Phantom and company relax around the pool -- but then...? Note that Mandrake is using a GPS device to track their location -- and yet there is still at least one reader on one of the comics websites who seems convinced this is a rerun of an old 1950's story! I really shouldn't check the readers' comments -- there's always some remark seemingly designed to drive me crazy....

Monday, July 22, 2013

Triple Phantom catch up!

Catching up on my Phantom posts again. So busy drawing, I can't seem to keep up with posting these on my blog!  Anyhow -- here are the three most recent strips. Is the first of them a tribute to "Gunther Toody"  of the classic TV show, "Car 54 Where Are You?" You'll have to ask writer Tony DePaul that question. And, yes, I know I left the "SP" shore patrol arm bands off the ladies in the last strip. Feel free to draw in your own.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Three Gold Thieves!

The costume cruise continues, and the leader of our evil trio reveals some details of their plan.

 For those who are interested in such things, here are my blue line "pencils" (they're digital, so no real graphite involved) for this Sunday strip. Lettering is digital ("Comiccrazy" by ComicCraft) -- and all this is done in Manga Studio. The letters are quite large due to the tiny size some papers print the strip. This is printed out for inking by hand. 

 Here it is inked (on bristol board with real ink) and scanned, with the blue dropped out.

And this is the color plate. The color is all done in Photoshop. Unlike comic book coloring, which would run some color under the black areas for a richer black, we tend to avoid that -- some technicality regarding the printing presses, I'm told.

That's it for this week's strip. Hope you enjoyed the look at the process.