Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sketch Challenges?

...it's been a while...
I'm waiting for a new script, so in the meantime I thought that I would attempt to try some of the Sketch Challenges issued by the Temple of Cartoon Mojo. I started with a standard pencil and ink drawing for Scott Pilgrim, then decided to take a stab at drawing with a wacom tablet for the Iron Man sketch. yikes.
Take a peek.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Adventures in Digital Comics on imdb

Got this note from Sebastien Dumesnil today:
"Just a quick note to let you know that you can now watch Adventures Into Digital Comics in its entirety on imdb right here: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0377332/"

This video has images from the first issue of Cryptopia - penciled by me, inked by John Lowe - during some of the interview portions with Ben Raab.
One of my colleagues, inker/professor Roy Richardson, is mentioned in the credits.

Also check out his company's website

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Halloween 2008

My daughter Ali was Supergirl, obviously, for Halloween this year. Pilar found a big kid's costume at a garage sale and my mom reworked it to Ali size. She had a blast all day, despite some initial tears.
When she got home from trick-or-treating the first thing she did was grab her Supergirl and Stargirl action figures and fly them around the living room...I've already apologized to her in advance of all the social damage that I'm causing her. ;)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Phantom Preview 2 - inks

Here are the inks for the Phantom project I previewed earlier. I used Itoya pens and a Pentel brush pen for these.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Get ready to rumble!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I officially lost 15 pounds over the summer - from 180 to 165. Altered my diet and exercise routine. Now it's back to attempting to put on mass.

Fall quarter has started and in addition to my administrative duties, I'm teaching one class. I'll be inking that previously posted Phantom work at night and on weekends...which is when I typically draw.

I don't have a lot of time for personal projects that I'd like to develop and pitch. So what I've done is take 8 sketchbooks and label them for each project I'd like to develop. Everyday when I leave work I'll grab a different sketchbook and work as I ride the train home and then back to work in the morning. This gives me about 40 min. total once every eight days to work on these projects. I just started doing this, tomorrow will be day 8 and represent the first full cycle. I think it's been pretty useful so far, I feel like I'm making progress on each of the projects which is a good feeling. I'll try and post as more work gets accomplished.

Website development is at a stand-still for now. Formatting the content is what's slowing me down. I need an intern.

...or a government bail out of a bazillion dollars...that would be good too.

Preview 2 - Phantom

Here are some preview pencils for a special Phantom project from Moonstone. I don't think that I can say anything more than that...I'm not sure if they've announced it yet.

Yes, the woman in the third image will get hair.

These are originally penciled with a non-photo blue pencil and will be inked by me. That's why these are more loose than the pencils for the Worlds of Dungeons and Dragons book which will be a scanned pencil book - no inks involved.

Preview 1 - Worlds of Dungeons and Dragons #8

Here are some panels from the upcoming Worlds of Dungeons and Dragons #8 from DDP. I don't know the release date, so if you're interested, I recommend checking out their website.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Other news!

Finished World's of Dungeons and Dragons #8 for DDP and am now on to a Phantom project for Moonstone. Talking with DDP about another gig after that. whew!

Got a few rooms in the house painted this past week, ran off to Chattanooga with the family for a day and a half last week as well.

No new progress on personal projects and website progress is moving slowly along.

Baby on the way!

Yes, Quinn baby #2 is brewing as we speak! About 13 weeks along at this point with a March 17th due date. Woo-hoo!
Mom is doing fine so far, the real question is how will (soon to be) big sister Alison deal with the new arrival? We'll see!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Out of touch

Haven't posted in a while...wrapping up World's of Dungeons and Dragons #8 for DDP, awaiting script for a Phantom project from Moonstone.
What else...getting files prepped for the website...hope those work!

Posted some new links, check 'em out.

Finally saw The Dark Knight - awesome!

Looking forward to the DC Super Heroes Filmation DVD, fun stuff!



Thursday, August 7, 2008

Website is up!

Yes, the website is up!...no content yet, but it's there and functions! Huge thanks to Nicole Dabbs and Kori Wiltz for the design guidance! Ginormous thanks to Nolan Woodard for his technical wizardry in helping me get the site functioning and up!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Website is imminent!

That's right...after at least 6 years of saying that I'm going to do it, I've actually made progress on building a website. It won't be fancy, but it will be there. Nothing is there right now, but the domain is: www.patquinndotcom.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Reading List

I recently read "Shaman Warriors volume 2" by Park Joong-Ki...awesome! It was recommended to me by Carlos Taylor and now I curse him, for I must track down the other volumes.

Old Work - Memories of Solar Man of the Atom

I'm reading the news from SDCC and I see that Dark Horse is going to publish the Gold Key material, which is swell. It made me think back a few years ago...around 02 or 03...I drew what was supposed to be the re-launch of Solar. Had a great time working with Chris Sotomayor on that.

Clearly it didn't go anywhere and was well covered in Rich Johnston's column on ComicBookResources "Lying in the Gutters."

So here are those pages, hope you enjoy. (I always tell my students, "never show the old stuff"...maybe this will prove why that is a bad idea.)

Sadly, this wasn't my only shot at a re-launch, there was a brief period when Buddy Scalera and I were going to re-launch Bloodshot. That tanked too. No pages by me on that one, but lots of designs that are over on Anthony Koch's Bloodshot fan site. Anthony also has some Solar stuff too.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

More covers

In other news, I penciled and inked this Phantom and Mandrake cover for Moonstone Books' Phantom annual...I have no idea when it ships. This one was colored by the multi-talented Nolan Woodard.
If you go to Wowio you can download copies of Phantom #1 and #2 by Ben Raab and me...I believe that they sold out a few years ago.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Recent Covers

Good evening gang, here are some covers that I've penciled recently:

Cryptopia #2 and #3 covers...that's right folks, Cryptopia still lives!

Cryptopia is a sci-fi/mystery that follows an intrepid group of scientist, lead by the main character, Dr. Shannon Palmer, to a recently discovered island where bizarre creatures roam free. Written by Ben Raab, drawn by me and inked by a talented variety of folks, colored by the incomparable Lee Loughridge, has lots of eye-candy, thrilling adventures and great inter-personal character pieces. You'll be able to grab it on Wowio soon.
After I penciled these, Ben sent 'em off to John Rauch for the finishing touch.

That's it for now! I hope that everyone going to San Diego has a blast!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Digital Comics film

Check out these fellas Futureal Studio, they have a nifty DVD about digital comics.

Monday, June 30, 2008