Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Art shows

If you live in  the Boston Ma area you can see my art in two shows. One show is the Batman art show at Hub Comics. You can read about it at and Doodle at the Nave Gallery annex in Somerville.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

More letter tests.

These are more letter tests. The first page has balloons drawn on the computer. The next page has balloons drawn on paper and the scanned into the computer. The last page is just the second page but I ran a light canvas texture on the balloons. Let me know which page you like better in the comments. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lettering test and what I am working on.

After Boston Comic Con I needed to reorder some of my comics for MICE in Sept. I discovered that my printer Comixpress has gone out of business. So now it will not be just as easy as pressing a Paypal button to get more comics made. I have decided to re-letter the Monarch Monkey story and add all the unreleased pages in one 100 plus page book. Here is a sample of the new lettering above to the old.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Devil Dinosaur

Devil Dinosaur is one of Jack Kirby's wackiest creations. I come from a period in the 70's when Kirby wanted to make comics without having to deal continuity. Marvel Comics did not want any book to be outside of the shared Marvel Universe. Kirby had to base this book in prehistoric times so he could tell the story he wanted.

This picture is important to me because I made it after a friend James Welborn passed away. James lettered Monarch Monkey and was always very supportive of my work.  It was part of a show of comic book art to honer him. This piece is also important because it was really the start of the texture technique I use now. It pains me James can't see my work now.

Spandexless Review

This is a review of Monarch Monkey and other Stories at Spandexless.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sequential Underground #62

Doug De Rocher makes collage comics. No, that doesn't mean he's making comics out of photos from magazines -- he makes cut paper comics. It's like painting with colored paper, razors, and glue instead of paint and brushes.

Doug joins Nick Marino and Shawn Atkins to discuss his approach to art. He shares about the creation process behind stories including Monarch Monkey, The Greatest Time of All Time, and more.

After the end theme, Doug and Nick chat about appreciating all kinds of comics and maintaining the gesture of an illustration.

Listen to the full interview here!

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