Wednesday, August 25, 2010

sketchbook 2008 - 2010

Last night I finished my sketchbook. It had a good run. I began it in July 2008 at Comic-Con. I've planned every major thing I've done for the last two years in this book. My Flight stories, Walters, Onere and Piccola, the Grimm show, Terrible Yellow Eyes, my upcoming Alice shows. Everything.

I took some pictures of a few of the pages. Enjoy.

Notice in the picture above, left; it's a little smudge. It's a little smudge of paint from Greg Manchess' HellBoy painting demo form SDCC 2008. I got it off a brush he laid down. I'm not ashamed. I think it blessed this book. I've never completed (or really used) a sketchbook before I began this one.

Here is an example of my pre-thumbnails, written thumbnails. I scrawl my stories all over before actually drawing them.

Some early Grimm and Other Folk Tales thumbnails.

The first Wild Thing I did while planning TYE.

A while back I had some Hobbit work planned but I felt dumb following my buddy Justin's awesome series.

The beginning stages of my Alice series.

This page I'm proud of because I had no idea what to do with Chapter 11 : Who Stole the Tarts? This is where I figured it out. See here what I did with it.

I've planned a few of my "bit and run" comics in here but not many.
Above is a page of Links.

It's dangerous to go alone.
Take your sketchbook.

The end.


Larry MacDougall said...

I always love looking through a sketchbook. Thanks for the peek.

Gabby Zapata said...

these are great! I love seeing little doodles and sketches :)!

Sadami said...

Dear Cory,
Wonderful doodles! Thank you sharing them all with us.
Kind regards, Sadami

Unknown said...

That's great man. WONDERFUL sketchbook you have there.

Nat said...

I see the brownstones artwork right in the middle there. Cool...

Ben Hatke said...

What a great post! It's a great little peek into your process and a work of art in its own right.

I kept sketchbooks like these in college and I still have most of them. These days I've been doing most of my conceptual work on loose papers and they get spread everywhere.

This definitely makes me want to go back to nice bound sketchbooks!