Tuesday, September 04, 2012
I've been playing around with Tumblr and I like how easy it is to throw up little doodles and sketches without it taking up much time. I've had this blog for about 6 years so I think it's time for a change. Thanks for following along and I hope you continue to follow my work here: http://chrishoughtonart.tumblr.com/
Saturday, June 09, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Issue #2 came out yesterday and here's the rough and final for it:
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Friday, February 10, 2012
They liked this last rough above and so I cleaned it up, inked it, and Kassandra laid in colors!
I couldn't help but put some interesting comic books into the hands of Jake and Finn...
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
First, I sent these 2 rough layouts to my editors, Adam and Shannon:
We all agreed we liked the layout drawing below (although the pose of Finn riding Jake from the layout drawing above made its way onto the cover of issue #2) but we needed to move some stuff around. I thought the cover was simply going to be a wrap-around so I put Finn and Jack on the right side or "front" of the cover. Boom wanted to split up the illustration into two stand alone covers that when put side by side, would form the full illustration. Cool!
Adam had the great suggestion of putting Jake on the left side of the illustration and stretch his high-fiving arm throughout the whole scene. Double cool!
Then, I cleaned the whole thing up and got the characters on-model:
Lastly, I inked the beast and washed my hands clean of it as Kassandra colored it. Hope you like it!
Seriously guys, you gotta snag a copy of this comic. I received a few advanced copies and loved it. Ryan North is writing the series, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb are tackling the interiors, and issue #1 features a back-up story by Aaron Renier. There's even an alternate cover by Jeffrey Brown! So go buy a copy, ya turkey!
Also, if you'd like to buy the originals to the covers for AT #1, you can go here.
Tomorrow, I'll post the process to the cover I did for the 2nd printing of AT issue #1...
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
(Photos from my totally high-quality camera phone)
One of the Crogan Adventure characters:
Reed and Sterling:
A reader's original character named, Lou:
Shane and I will be at the Long Beach Comic Con as well as the Comikaze Con in the next few weeks. Other than that you can find me huddled up at my drawing desk trying to finish a bunch of Reed Gunther issues!
Monday, September 26, 2011
If you're attending APE this weekend, be sure to stop by table #647 to say hi! Both Shane and I will be behind the booth selling issues #1-5, prints, buttons/magnets, and more! I'll be drawing sketches too. We'll have lots of goodies so swing by table #647!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Apparently, the marketing department for the TruDefender instrument thought the same thing and hired me to illustrate a comic strip showcasing the instrument's newest feature: text messaging. Hazmat teams often have trouble communicating the results of the chemical tests to their Incident Commander (I.C.) who is not in Hazmat gear and away from the danger zone. This frustrating communication problem must be solved by having the Hazmat officer go through the decon process, take off his suit, and physically show the results to his I.C.... until now! Now, the Hazmat officer can simply text the instrument's results to his I.C. saving time and energy.
What an exciting project to be a part of. Here is the final strip with pencils and inks below:
Monday, August 29, 2011
You can view the full 5 minute pilot here.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Last Friday was my last day working on storyboards for Fanboy and Chum Chum. I came in half way through the second season and finished out the season having a great time. No word yet if the show will get a third season or not but until then, I'll be working on drawing more Reed Gunther issues for Image Comics.
I had a great little desk area in a room where Ray Morelli, Kyle Carrozza, and David Gemmill all worked. Eddie Trigueros's office was connected to our room as well which was a lot of fun. Here's a photo of my desk:
And here's the wall next to my area that was slowly covered in post-it drawings.
Post-it drawings were soon started to take over our office! Hide the kids!
I was greeted by these Fanboys each morning drawn by Eddie:
Here's a favorite of mine that hung over my desk drawn by David:
Here's a marvelous massive post-it of the character Kyle by the one and only Eddie Trigueros!
A terrifyingly cute BatChum by my crazy talented director Brandon Kruse:
Some Wonder Woman post-its by me. I've got a whole slew of post-it drawings to post in the near future.
And look- Kass and I made Fanboy and Chum Chum sugar cookies for my last day!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I'm a bit late to announce that Reed Gunther #2 is now out on comic book stands wherever fine series are sold! If for whatever reason your local comic shop doesn't carry Reed Gunther, no problem. Just tell them you'd like them to carry the series and most shops are happy to oblige.
Issue #3 should be out on stands August 3rd so keep yer eyes pealed for that one!
Also, this upcoming week is the big San Diego Comic-Con! Shane and I will be set up at the Image booth all weekend selling comics, new buttons and new magnets, RG sketch cards, and a brand new limited edition prints! The 11" x 14" prints are limited to 100 copies (hand numbered) and will be sold for $10 each (cheap!) Here's the artwork:
The original artwork for this print will be auctioned off at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s annual auction at San Diego Comic-Con July 23!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST! If you've spent all your money on great books like Usagi Yojimbo, Chew, or Forever Freshman and you're broke by the time you get to our booth, never fear! We'll be debuting a BRAND NEW FREE Reed Gunther mini comic! Yowza!
See ya in San Diego!