Monday, July 15, 2013

"Worlds Or Sam" Art Book IS HERE!!!!!

Obviously i seem to have needed a break for the last couple of months.. but a bunch of New 'non-sucky' things have happen to re-inspire me.. one of them is that i got a copy ***THIS*** little sucker (see above, or below) from IDW a few days ago!!!!   

I like how the cork in the painting kinda matches the wood on my art table. I'm not usually proud of anything I do.. usually I'm so dismayed by my work in the printed comics I just dump the comp copies in the garbage.. 
But this book I'll actually keep. I don't mean it as if "my works so great".. i just always under estimate how appreciate how much pleasure can come from feeling and touching a nice fat art book. 

Here's the endpapers.. which hold the book together, i used this montage of a bunch of stuff. In the beginning, I intended to do a sort of 'look back" Bernie  Wrightson style book... but i realized it had to be more funky, personal, more reflective of my personality.  

There will be books of my work for hire stuff, like the museum book too. But this one's a little different. 

I've seen youtube videos where someone takes a new product out of the box or unwraps it.. seems weird to do it for something you yourself drew. 

I'm not trying to plug it.. if it seems too pricey you know soon enough it'll comedown in price, 30 % off, these things always do. Art books never sell avery much. This was a labor of love for me and IDW.. if other better selling comics helped pay for this, then cool beans. 

I always liked this page.  

Here's the trailer from the Bimbo comic, back when i was planning the whole mini series to be painted. 

I even threw in a few comic pages.. poking fun at some fans who prefer my old classic art with the tiny little lines. I liked those too, or I wouldn't have done them way back when..

But people change.. if fans dig the old stuff, great. I'm flattered. They don't have to all like the new stuff. But i'm always inspired by how many blog fans seem to just like ALL of it.. here's a distorted potbelly pic. 

Btw, Kim at Threezeros will have a Potbelly Figure on display so you can see what it looks like in color.. Not sure where his booth is.. but we have some more surprises planned, toy wise for this year too! 

Loved how this 'eye page' came out from the Bimbo. For some reason, it's probably my favorite eye that i've ever drawn in all the comics i've done.  

Couldn't resist grabbing a distorted angel photo of this spread, like i do on the blog. Only now the distorted photos of the eyes from a printed book.. is swallowed up and posted on my Blog, - eek! Gotta stop - it's blowing my own mind! 

Seriously though... how do you admire a book of your own art without seem like a total snarky little dork? Probably not possible. It's not the art I'm admiring, i've seen that stuff lying around my studio for years.. 

maybe it's the shiny paper. I dunno. 

Below are some more color variations of pages from Bimbo..'s the original cover, where the bimbo was born in a dumpster, amid what looks like combination of pink cotton candy and bubble gum? 

a rough sketch of one of the Bimbo covers..  

Here's several variations of the cover.. Nice to see these original art sized at last. 

You'll recognize this one from the blog.. i managed to grab a few pics of myself working on it.. 

Probably looks better here than on the original paper, which is kinda buckled and rough looking.. 

If your bored you can zoom in and read some of my comments, or better yet, don't strain your eyes.. 

There's a lot more than this.. here's that dissolving dude.. 

Almost done. The flash washed this one out a little too much. sorry. 

If your at San Diego you can check this book out in person.. if not, no worries. Just wanted to throw some of it up to give you guys a peak. I have two more years of these suckers which are 80 percent finished, so at least THIS time it will come out!  


Here's a little bonus if your at the IDW Booth on Wed.. I'll be signing a Limited number of Worlds (with this variant cover) at comic con.. Here's the alternate cover. 


If your not coming Wed., don't worry.  i'll be there Wed. thru Sunday, so you'll have a nice window each day for me to sign, but more on that in my next post.

Thanks for all your patience. I'm sorry when the 'undertow' grabs my ankles and pulls me back out to sea.. i eventually always managed to swim back to shore and throw up a new blog post.  Eventually the ocean gets us all. But not today. 

Also thanks to everyone who's been worried about me.... or was afraid i may have croaked. 

For better or worse... yes I am still alive. 

- Sam