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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Parting in such sweet sorrow...

The time has come for an updated blog/home site. From this time on I will be posting all content on my new blog/artist site: (soon to be as of March 2012)

Please change your bookmarks, come by the new digs to say howdy and as always thanks for reading. Here's to the future...


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"New"-Retro character designs...

... for possible new series, which is all I can reveal at this point. Well, I can also say if it is developed and produced it will be with my buddies at Viper Comics.
Images © 2012 Alex Schumacher
Images © 2012 Alex Schumacher
Lots of news coming soon regarding "Benjamin and the Fish" Volume 1 as well as my graphic novel with Arcana Studios!! Man...even being a leap year February's going by waaay too fast! Enjoy folks!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Zombie tattoo #2

Here is the second in a series of zombie tattoos I've been commissioned to design for a friend of mine. The first can be found in this post from last year. I've been a bit preoccupied with other work lately so it's been a bit of time between the designs. Nevertheless here is zombie #2 in all her creepy glory as well as part of the horde alongside the original zombie:

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A very Muppet Valentine

One of the fun things about being an artist is creating unique cards and presents for friends and family. Here is a card I drew and then finished in Photoshop for my beautiful (and Muppet obsessed) girlfriend. Happy Valentines y'all...

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Mas character designin'

Another for the upcoming Arcana book. The sketch pad I used has a weird hue which, when scanned, turned grey-ish. I think it works for this piece though. What do you think...?

Monday, February 06, 2012

New Character Design

I just have time for a quick post so here's a look at a sketch of a new character for my upcoming graphic novel with Arcana. Dig it!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Method to my madness...and some teaser pages

I wanted to give y'all a little insight as to my working model. I will be using the art for my upcoming one-shot with Viper Comics, "Red Carpet Rats" to demonstrate. For me a big part of the "thinking" portion of producing sequential art is in the page design. The thumbnail/breakdown stage is where this particular scheming commences. Below I will show how my rough breakdowns appear side-by-side with the final page to exemplify how a page can change from conception to completion.

The first is a revamped version of an initial test page I produced for Viper, which I first shared here, and the second is a page from the epic battle sequence.

Also, my good friend Mark Peaslee (of September 23rd Studios) and I are featured in the new anthology "One and Done" from Invest Comics with all proceeds going to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. It also happens to be a #1 seller! Read the official press release here, go buy your copy here and read more about the CBLDF here!