Line Art: Eric Jones
Color Art: Charlie Kirchoff
Now that the Star Trek TNG: Mirror Broken series from IDW has been concluded, I wanted to explain exactly what my involvement was on this series. Yes, I was still coloring art as usual, but it was a distinctly different process than a typical comic book.
Some back information, J.K. Woodward had done painted art for the Free Comic Book Day issue, issue one, and all the covers. However, painting a comic is extremely labor intensive and deadlines on a licensed book like Star Trek can be very tight. So, in order to relieve some of that pressure, J.K. switched to doing ink wash art starting with issue 2 and recommended that I should come on to do the colors.
Since this series had already been established as being painted, I wanted to do my best to keep that look consistent. I’m familiar enough with Adobe Photoshop that I knew I could make J.K.’s ink washes look very close to appearing as if they were still being painted. It may not be an exact match, but close enough that the casual reader wouldn’t find the switch jarring.
Below is a gallery with a brief, step-by-step, explanation of how I treated each page from issue 2-5. Click on each image to enlarge them.
I’m a day late in posting this, but the final chapter of Star Trek The Next Generation: Mirror Broken is now available!
With the newly stolen I.S.S. Enterprise-D caught between the forces of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance and a trio of Imperial warships, Jean-Luc Picard finds himself in unexpected territory. Which will crack first, his untested vessel, or an untested crew?
Story by: David Tipton and Scott Tipton
Art by: J.K. Woodward and Charlie Kirchoff
Pick it up at you local comic book shop or buy it directly from me in my online shop.
Today I launched my online shop, so you can buy some of the books I’ve recently worked on directly from me!
If you order between now and Jan 1st use the discount code HOLIDAYS2018 and get 15% off your order.
(Due to my travel plans, orders placed after Dec 12th may arrive after Christmas)
Below are the items currently in my shop, click on them to view. More items will be added soon!
If you’ve seen me at a convention these past few years, you’ve probably noticed my banner with Judge Dredd giving the Doctor a parking ticket. I came up with this idea because I had recently worked on both properties and I wanted something that represented that.
My colleague, Kev Hopgood, who I’ve worked with on multiple projects, graciously agreed to do the line art on this piece. He also did a follow up image for me featuring Missy and Judge Death, both of which I colored and have used for personal promotion purposes.
Both of these images have been very popular at shows I’ve attended as well as online. However, next year I’ll probably be retiring these images as my con banners. One thing I keep being told by fans is that they would love to have these images on a t-shirt. So, with the help of Redbubble, they now are!
Click here to check out my Redbubble shop or click on any of the images to go directly to the product pages.