Sunday, December 02, 2007

New CRYPT!


Folks, I've made a new home not only for the blog, but for the comic as well! I've started posting the next GHOST ZERO webcomic there, so hop on over and bookmark it for some serious thrills, chills and action!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Captain Spectre is back!!

Folks,

One of the longest running and best known pulp webcomics out there is Tom Floyd's creation: CAPTAIN SPECTRE. I've known Tom for a while now, and have really enjoyed his webcomic and the work he's done for the Moonstone SPIDER anthology.
Well, the Captain had to take a bit of a hiatus there as Tom finished some Spider art and moved to a new location.

But now, he's back!

To honor the return of the good Captain, I did this piece of art for Tom to enjoy.

So take some time to head on over and peek at his archives! If you feel so compelled, sign up to become a Lightning Legionnaire.......I did!)

Oh, you can check out other pieces of my art at my deviantart site!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

GHOST ZERO Novel!

That's right, I've started a novel based on Ghost Zero. It's working title is MURDER MACHINE, and I plan for it to be the first in a series that expands on the webcomic adventure, adding depth to the GZ world. Here's the teaser:

"It’s 1948, and in Barron County, murder runs the roads. A series of weird hit-and-run killings get the attention of GHOST ZERO, the terrifying vigilante who can speak with the dead. Who or what is behind the grisly crimes? Can GHOST ZERO stop this menace without becoming a victim himself? Find out in THE MURDER MACHINE!"

Look for MURDER MACHINE in January 2008!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Names have been changed to protect the innocent..

Are you ready for another change? Gosh, I sure am!
I know, I know...I just changed the title of the comic from "Tales of the Revenant" to "Ghost Zero: Tales of the Revenant", and now I'm changing more? You betcha.
From now on, Eddie's last name is going to change from Shaw to Quick.
Why, do you ask? Well, it's all part of my evil plan.
You see the Ghost Zero story is going to unfold in three large segments:
GHOST ZERO: Tales of the Revenant
GHOST ZERO: Quick and the Dead
GHOST ZERO: Living Deadman

See that middle one? That's why I changed Eddie's name. I think it's a nice tie-in, and the name Eddie Quick just sounds more pulpish without going over the top. There are 21 people living in the U.S. that have the name, so it's an actual name as well. You can check it out here: http://howmanyofme.com/ Enjoy, -Dave

Monday, October 29, 2007

Pomotional art for GHOST ZERO

I was in the middle of working on my 8-page submission to Zudacomics (they go live tomorrow, by the way), and for some reason, had to stop and draw a cover. A cover that I can't even send in to Zuda (only 8 pages). That aside, I think it's my favorite piece of GZ art to date. Many thanks to friends Anthony Shiavino, Gary Epting and Eric Diaz for critiques.
Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Halloween is near! It's definately time for a post!

Folks,

I know, I know...it's been since last month that I put up a post. Fear not! My silence is not from a lack of progress, but actually because of progress on er..silent kinds of things.
I'm about halfway through an 8-page short story called "The Fleshless Legion", which I plan on submitting to Zuda's comic competition probably in the middle of November. I was trying to keep a lid on it, as I am required to take the thing down once I submit it to them for evaluation. However...since you've been so patient and all....why don't I just put up one little page? How about the page I just finished (page 4)?

Pretty different, isn't it? I am using ComicLife to make the comic, it allows me to create single panels and drop them into a layout to put text over. It's very flexible, useful and affordable, but you do have to work with it to get the results you want. For instance, I'm going to have to go in and redo those first two speech balloons. I also made it so that we (the viewers) can actually see Charles, which is a bit more understandable than just a disembodied voice. Take a look while you can, I'll be taking the thing down sometime soon!

Take a look at a great vision of Ghost Zero that Eric Diaz put together! Not only is Eric an excellent and talented sculptor, but he's "got mad skills" with a pencil as well! Thanks, Eric!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A Rose by any other name......

Well, I've decided to change the name of the comic.

I know, I know. It was a tough decision, but I wanted something more original than REVENANT, especially since Shadowline is coming out with their own REVENANT comic. In my opinion, don't waste time competing...innovate!)

The tough thing was choosing a name that was destinctly pulpish, sounds like something a 14 year-old might choose, but also be something cool enough to last over decades. So, after going through handfulls of names, I settled on this:


Yep, GHOST ZERO. I think it has that pulp/B-movie feel that I was going for, and sounds like something Eddie might call himself. I doubt that Charles will care much what Eddie calls himself as long as the work gets done, but I think it will be (increasingly as we go along) important to Eddie to form an identity of his own....something that is obvious from the previous post with the 1958 costume.

So, look for this title on the next story I put out. We've gone from "HAUNTED: Tales of the Revenant" to "Tales of the Revenant" to "GHOST ZERO: Tales of the Revenant". Hopefully, this title will stick around!

-Dave