Friday, June 05, 2009

33

They say 33 is a special age. I feel pretty special today, and I hope my brother knows how special he is too.

We feel like celebrating, and we will, but we also feel more like making awesome comics, which is what we've been doing most of the time instead of talking about our love for comics on the internet. I wish I had more time to scan and show sketches, talk about creation, fun stuff, but I rather make comics. They can tell you how awesome they are, and how fun, and how creative.

I can't stand not sharing something, so here is the step-by-step of our Buffy- Tales of the Vampires cover, which came out this week and has an amazing story by our best buddies Becky Cloonan and Vasilis Lolos.

1-The initial sketch: we considered doing one single image, but we ended up deciding the split image was cooler, moodier and easier to divide the chores between the both of us.



2- Bá studies his part of the cover: Both of us could do this part of the cover, or even the other one. But we felt the other one was simpler and it would gain some personality with my brush inking, so Bá went after the characters in the love-triangle (it's all about love for us here). It looks awesome as it is, right?


3-Black and white ink is GOD: We love inking, period. We love black and white.

4-Colors. Ta-DAM! We have been watching our pal Dave Stewart do his magic on our books and we've been dying to get a chance to do some color work to see what can we do with colors in our post-Dave period. I have to say I'm pretty happy with the results.
Buffy - Tales of the Vampires

Well, that's it, back to work, see you some day, thanks for reading.

Happy 33rd birthday, brother.

18 comments:

Toonfactory said...

Happy B'day Dudes...You guys are simply awesome!!! Keep on Rocking!!! have a great year ahead!

smiles,

Alok

becky cloonan said...

Foda!!! So glad we did this book together still :D

Mr. Blue said...

¡Feliz cumpleaños! I love to see the step by step process of anything you make. You're great.
Abrazos desde México.

Johny Ho said...

Vcs ensinaram a Becky a falar foda?

Muito bom trabalho, foi uma das raras vezes que acabei comprando duas cópias de uma mesma revista por causa da capa.

nick said...

happy birthday moon and ba

Pri Perca said...

Feliz aniversário!! 33 anos de praia e puxões de orelha para cada um!

Eu só vi a versão final da capa, é legal ver o processo todo... Entender como a idéia se desenvolveu é bem exclarecedor.

Véte said...

Ta mesmo muito bom.O vosso uso do preto&branco é fantástico.Já elogiei o vosso trabalho pra Sierra quando ela esteve aqui em Portugal com o Craig na semana passada.Espero um dia poder te-los tambem a voces por aqui, no nosso humilde festival.abraços

...Marcos Damata said...

Ae velhos! Feliz Aniversárioo!!!! Passando aki tb pra dizer que, entre outros, sou um dos caras que daki a um tempo estará publicando HQs fodas e respeitadas e terá muito orgulho de dizer que Moon e Bá foram GRANDES inspirações. A qualidade de voces consolidou minha tara por fazer Quadrinhos. Valeu por existirem!

PS.: Eu sou um puta fã de Whedon e de Buffy (do tipo de comprar revista e participar de fóruns), e ver essa capa foi MTO orgásmico (alem disso, tb jah achava o trabalho da Becky fodastico)! LOL.

PS2.: Alguma chance de vcs poderem vir pro festival cultural aki de Londrina algum dia??

TÉ+

Hororo said...

I wish you both a happy birthday !

5colorcowboy said...

bravo!
That was a beautiful segment of Art and
Life.

RAWLS said...

I LOVE it!! Great work my friends! Happy belated Birthdays!

Pollock said...

Great job

jefferson costa said...

parabéns pra voces, pelos 33...
inté

Kevin G. Anderson said...

Amazing stuff guys. You're an inspiration. 33 is a good number.

ale said...

happy B-Day to U!! you're simply awesome!! guys... you inspirate me to draw & write exceptional stories... xoxo from mexico!!

jazzlamb said...

I was recently introduced to your book by a friend who said it'll change my life. And I must say, it really is amazing! Your work is fabulous and so inspiring. A very very happy 33th birthday! Here's to the love of comic book and graphic storytelling. Cheers, guys:)

Matte said...

Outstanding that is a great cover. How long did it took you to do that work, it is pretty outsanding. The stick on her hand is not exactly realistic as the rest of the art but well sometimes not even Generic Viagra can work properly,

Viagra Online Cheap Viagra

Kevin G. Anderson said...

Jeez. those spammers are getting creative!