Ghost Zero

The Ghost is getting away!

(Click on the image to GHOST-SIZE it, or click here to read from the beginning!)
A ghostly, remote-controlled assassin?  Can Eddie and Charles as GHOST ZERO stop it before it kills again?  And who is behind this phantom menace (that’s for all you Star Wars fans out there)?
Here’s the second screen for my contribution to the Ka-Blam horror anthology, Dark Mischief.  Check out their website for the project….there’s a great list of creators already, and more on the way!  This is going to be a great October….
As many of you know, I render the tones in my art with warm gray Copic markers.  I really like the way they give my comic a grainy, pulp-serial feel…almost like you’re watching a black and white movie.  I’ve seen Adam Hughes do some really incredible things just by using both warm AND cool gray markers…something I’m eager to try…but for right now, this method works pretty well.
One of the things I really enjoy in Ghost Zero (and in Doc Monster, truth be told) is the small-town setting that I put these stories in.  The backgrounds become collages of places in my memory….old, stone fences, clapboard houses, stark telephone poles…they all come pouring into my art.  I love it.  When I was a kid, I would always populate my surroundings with imagined ghosts, pirates, vampires and such.  Ghost Zero is really a re-telling of my childhood stories….stuff that would make me shiver with delight.
I guess that’s a lot of  words to say that I’m enjoying myself.  I hope you are, too!
More next week!
-Dave

Intermission!

Oho!  Didn’t expect THAT, did you?
No…your computer is fine…I was just asked to contribute to a spooky/supernatural comic anthology being produced by Ka-Blam!  I thought…hey, what would be better for that than a Ghost Zero short?  The deadline for this thing is October 1, which, given my production time is pretty tight, but I think I can tell a short story in that time.  Keep your fingers crossed!
I haven’t drawn Eddie, Pallentine or Ghost Zero in over a year, and I had to re-learn how to do it!  Weird how something you drew for years just kind of drops off the horizon of your skill set.  Practice, folks, practice!
Anyway, I plan on making this the most incredible, action-packed short ever, so strap yourselves in, and watch for the next screen next week!
-Dave