Comics multi-man/writer/colourist/filmmaker/friend Daniel Freedman has a Kickstarter up, looking to do a short film based on his and my good friend/colleague/desk neighbour/ginger avenger Henrik Sahlström’s comic Onyx. It’s mind-boggingly good stuff!
“My name is Silvina Pratt, the legitimate daughter of Hugo Pratt.
My brother Jonas and I are shareholders of Cong SA ,the limited
company created by my father to manage his copyrights and royalties connected to his work all over the world.
Since the passing of my father, we never received any money from this company, we were never consulted regarding the works of my father concerning the various publications, editions,exhibitions and, merchandising etc..) we were never informed of the sales of his original artwork pieces…
As from today, I still don’t know who are the persons supposedly looking after my father’s copyrights and successions in France .
I declare having in my possession only 3 original pieces of little value; this is also the case for all the other members of my family. We don’t know where my father’s original artworks are or what happened to his belongings, assets and properties, etc..
They won’t reply to my questions and keep telling me they are with anonymous collectors.
I kept quiet for years to prevent any deal to fail and to protect the interests of the siblings.
From the very first day of my father passing, those legally in charge & legally responsible for Cong S.A have tried by any means to force us to sell our shares in the company .
Under intense pressure I nearly conceded to their demand . however their price was ridiculously low and was without any legitimate guaranty. I therefore retracted on behalf of my brothers and sisters.This decision divided the siblings into two sides,those from my father’s first marriage and those from his second,the latter being represented by Jonas and I.
The others shareholders finally gave in and sold all theirs shares to Cong S.A.”
Wow, indeed. Saddens me to learn there’s conflict and dispute to this master’s legacy.
Updated my website’s DICE section with some more Battlefield 4 Key Art and Concept Art.
Kicking off Inktober with a Daredevil commission.
Never drawn him before, so I’m sure a lot’s incorrect, but this is what he looks liketo my mind’s eye.
Cimarronin - a three part comic by Neal Stephenson, Mark Teppo, Charles C. Mann & Ellis Amdur, illustrated by me is now available through Amazon and Comixology.
Those are my covers up there.
It was a fun and challanging project I did on the side over the course of 24 weekends. To manage a solid working pace I tried a new approach that had me drawing loosely with only brush (and some brush pen) on really big sheets of paper, allowing me to finish an issue in 16 days.
Over at Amazon’s Kindle Blog there’s a post about the books, with some process shots from my layouts and inks to Kelly Fitzpatrick’s colours.
madebyflou asked: wow, keep up the good work! what tools do you use?
Thank you madebyflou!
I use the coloured pencil (1 - Koh-I-Noor Polycolor) or the big lead one (3 - Koh-I-Noor Versatile) for blocking out and the regular pencil (2 - Staedtler Mars Lumograph) for tighter stuff. When inking it varies what I go for, but generally it’s the brush (4 - Raphael 8408), nib (5 - Gillott 303) and the brush pen (6 - Pentel Pocket Brush). Most colouring I do digitally (7 - Cintiq 24HD. Long time super fan of the good old Intous 3, however it messed up my shoulder not meeting a good height at my desk), but use coloured ink from time to time.
I prefer Talons or Pelican drawing ink, mostly using Canson or Letraset Bristol Board.
2740 followers! Pretty crazy - thanks everyone!
Ursula Andress’ character from the wonderful pop art masterpiece ‘La Decima Vittima’ is an apt celebration I think.
Ink using brush and digital colours+graphic.
Been busy with normal work and a bunch of secret comics related stuff on the side lately. Will get back to posting more stuff here soon though.