Monday, May 28, 2012

meet cornelius bacon

Cornelius Bacon is the unlikely mentor of the Dent (aka Peck). A highly educated man, Bacon attended Oxford and Harvard, securing doctorates in Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Literature, Linguistics, Physics, Chemistry, and PE. He traveled the world extensively for two decades, but spent the majority of the time in a Tibetan monastery. Eventually he found his way back to America, securing employment at an obscure state college known as Sactown University. He retired from SU when his obsessive pursuit of Gar Bag Do (the Way of the Can) began to overtake his academic career. He currently works and resides in the Sactown Landfill with his teddy bear confidant, Billy Trudare.

Friday, May 25, 2012

baby sketch

Here's a 30-second Peck sketch on a 2x2 inch post-it—I call them "baby sketches." It's interesting how quick thumbnails can have so much energy. And sometimes the enlarged, finished versions lose some of that soul in the transition.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

peck issue 2 begins (again)

Okay, I'm feeling a bit sheepish about this. I'm commencing with Issue #2. Again. Only after a mere four year break. I won't bore you with excuses, but I can account for at least one year of delinquency: I was editing and contributing to a cool anthology graphic novel known as Yarns and recrafting a single-panel cartoon called Incompatibles. But I digress. This post is about Peck!

Above is the opening page to Issue #2. If you're new to Peck, go ahead and recap issue #1 here. Remember from the previous installment: Dent was found by Cornelius Bacon in the Sactown dump, broken and plagued with amnesia. Short of a full restoration of memory, Bacon and Billy (his teddy bear) are able to nurse Dent back to relative health. But they know there's more beneath the surface of this soft-spoken one-armed transient. In this issue, Bacon continues to unfold the mysteries that explain Dent's past. He also reveals the tipping point at which Dent—a mild-mannered waste management engineer by day—becomes a wraith-like crime fighter by night …