So in most of Super Pro K.O.!, Tomahawk Slamson has been running around shooting scenes for his movie National Disaster 3. Well, the movie finally comes out in SPKO 3 so I get draw some clips from it. The shot above was one of the first concept drawings I put together of what the possible National Disaster 3 movie poster might look like. I ended up going in a different direction all together allthough Slamson’s costume is pretty spot on. Oh, and his Skull Pellet Gun. I love that thing.
I’ve had to collect a lot of reference for this volume of SPKO (more so than v1 or v2). In this case, what better way to get in the mindset of action hero than to pose with my friend’s Nerf gun. Though some adjustments had to be made for the size difference of the gun barrels, it helped me get the point across.
A) Point Blank. You’re about to get “got”. I felt like Walter from Breaking Bad.
B) Spastic Shooting. You know, that panic mode shooting that happens when your nemesis just won’t stay down. This is also how I look playing any Resident Evil game. 100% petrified 100% of the time.
C) Bazooka Mode. Nuff said.
I actually can show how that first shot translated into a penciled panel in v3.
Ultimately, I wish I could do a whole volume of Action Slamson comics. That would be a blast. But again, time isn’t on my side there.
That’s it for now! I'm on pretty strict deadline these days for SPKO 3: Gold for Glory! so updates will be a bit more erratic at the moment as I make sure to stay on top of things. I'm almost halfway through pencils on v3 (which is the longest part of the book making process for me). Once I hit inks, I'll have a bit more to show you. By that point I'll be in a much more mello space of mind :D
I also just finished up some art for Chikara Pro Wrestling that you'll probably see real soon. It was a lot of fun. When they post it, I'll show you the process stuff here.
I'm also working on some cool stuff with Lacey Micallef over at http://lulinternet.com/ . I'm actually pumped about this. You'll set the fruit of our labor in a couple of months. Can't wait. It'll mean some extra work on my end but her stuff's great. I'm hoping working with Lacey will open some hidden channel in my brain. Maybe I'll access some truly trippy zone in my mind and unlock a new way of working. Maybe things I learned at age 7 but forgot will somehow return to me. I dunno. It's currently 4:09 am and these are the sorts of things I think about as I start shutting down.
Also, I’ve got some messages from folks trying to get their hands on SPKO 2. You can purchase a copy online or even request that your local bookseller order a copy for you. In some cases, they’ll get more copies after someone’s shown interest. As always, I appreciate the support!