Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Obscure Champagne Trivia


(KEITH)

Been a while since I posted anything here so I thought I'd slap this up.

It's a little known fact that my first real gig (aside from background inking for Tom Mandrake and Ken Branch) was a brief stint as a colorist for Valiant. I was young, kind of nervous about the whole thing, and didn't feel good enough to be working full-time so I handled my insecurities in the most mature way possible. I just stopped showing up and went home to CT for the summer instead.

Valiant called me about a month later, finally figuring out that the quiet kid had disappeared for a while. I forget what excuse I made up, but they got the message that I wasn't coming back. I'm sure I was never missed and, luckily, I gained a little self confidence the next time I got an opportunity for professional work--inking X-books for Marvel, which is where I got my start as an inker.

Here's a coloring sample reminiscent of my brief Valiant days. This was painted with Doc Martin dyes on photocopy paper, which was adhered to a thicker piece of cardboard to keep the paper from curling up and warping.

3 comments:

Jimmy T said...

Wow! you were a slick inker back then too!

Jimmy T

Taco Trio Adventures: Champagne, Smith, and Nguyen said...

Damn, I find out something new about you everyday...well, at least every week! This is great (and funny!).

TOM

SallyP said...

Looks purty to me!