Tag Archive: AlphaBooks

Jul
09
2012

H is for Hiro Protagonist

I was on the fence for “H”, waffling between this guy and Humbert Humbert from Nabokov’s Lolita. Ultimately, I went with Hiro mainly because I got a better initial doodle of him on Saturday night, but also because there really is no description of Humbert in Lolita–or, rather, there is no reliable description of him. …

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Jul
02
2012

G is for Gimli

This may be the drawing that causes me to break my heretofore unbroken AlphaBooks rule of only doing one character from a particular book. I really want to do Tom Bombadil also… but we’ll see. G is for Gimli – From The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien There are a lot of things …

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Jun
26
2012

F is for Flay

It’s only by about a half an hour, but this unfortunately is my first genuinely late Alpha-illustration for any of the three Alphabet projects I’ve been involved with. Chalk it up to how amazingly busy this Heroes Con was! But, anyway…. F is for Flay – From the the Gormenghast novels by Mervyn Peake I …

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Jun
18
2012

E is for Elric of of Melniboné

These AlphaBooks drawings are skewing far heavier toward fantasy and SF than my actual reading habits–I guess because they make more interesting subjects visually. Anyway, here’s this week’s “E” entry, from a series I read ages ago: E is for Elric – From Elric of Melniboné by Michael Moorcock With my last few entries, I’ve written …

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Jun
11
2012

D is for Danny

I’m almost a day late–my first late entry in all the alpha-series!–but, finally, here’s my “D” entry: D is for Danny – From Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck This week was a tough choice for me character-wise, since two of my absolute favorite books have strong “D” characters. So far my roster of characters for …

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Jun
04
2012

C is for Conan the Cimmerian

This week’s AlphaBooks drawing came out pretty well, I think. I’m having some misgivings about the semi-dopey “old newsprint” effect that I’ve been doing with these, but I guess for consistency’s sake, I’ll stick with it. I can always post an alternate gallery of the unaltered images once the series is done. C is for …

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May
28
2012

B is for Brienne, Maid of Tarth

I spent about three times as long on this week’s entry as I did on last week’s Ahab, and I’m about half as happy with it. But, here she is: B is for Brienne, Maid of Tarth – From A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin In the book, Brienne relates …

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May
21
2012

A is for Ahab

And it begins… A is for Ahab – from Moby Dick by Herman Melville I’m glad I escaped high school without some teacher forcing me to read Moby Dick at age seventeen. I’m sure I would have hated it and never touched it again. In fact, I first read Moby Dick in my early 30s …

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May
18
2012

Monday: AlphaBooks!

On the off chance that you missed it on Twitter, this coming week begins our newest group alphabet project, AlphaBooks. This go ’round there’s a slightly different submission procedure, so be sure to pop on over to the official AlphaBooks tumblr to get up to speed. I’ll be posting my completed images to Twitter with …

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