Fellow creator and friend, Lee Milewski, has just launched a Kickstarter for his creator-owned project. It inspired me to do a little fan art for the main character.
Being the cool guy that he is, Lee returned the favor by turning Pickle into pixels. How awesome is that?
Check out his Kickstarter
Welcome back for another spine tingling Shiver Bureau update.
First off, let me just say I am now an honest man. Yep, that’s right, I’m married! The deed was done back in October and it was and is awesome! Here my wonderful wife and I try to mimic the smiles on our cake toppers. I actually made those cake toppers myself.
Actually they are one of the many reasons I am behind schedule now. I never worked with clay before, so I did several learning/failed attempts. I am really happy how they came out though and glad we have something original we can keep forever, but holy cow they took me forever!
The other general wedding prep was a lot more time consuming then I thought. Well worth all the effort though. Of course then we came back home to a slew of house fixing, I won’t bore you with the details, but it ate up a fair bit of time and money.
But fear not, I am not too far behind schedule and I am about to start my holiday vacation which will last almost 3 weeks. It is going to be awesome. I will be drawing a lot during that time. Though there is a caveat…my entire family is coming into town for 2 weeks of that, but they will just have to be happy with watching me draw
Now for the progress…
I have finished penciling up to chapter 6. Just one more chapter to go! That’s right, just another short 20 pages and I will be done penciling. That’s the hard part. Inking will take a little time because I am sure I will redraw some stuff, but it should be much quicker then pencils. Then it is just colors and letters and that should fly.
So we are getting close, just another 4 months and the story continues!
Hello once again from the Operation Update HQ. I will try to get in a new update every month if there is something fun to report and show off some pages.
This month has a lot of news. Let’s start with the status of Shiver Bureau. The pencils for chapter 3 are completely finished and I am about half way through chapter 4. There are 7 chapters. I am on track to finish penciling all chapters before the end of the year. Which means the relaunch of SB will be around March of next year. I am getting married in October, but I’ve planned accordingly so it shouldn’t affect the timeline. I’ve had a really good pace and I’ve been penciling much quicker then I expected, so if I finish sooner, I will post sooner. I know it sucks for you guys to have to wait for me to finish the entire book before I post, but if it is any incentive I am having way more fun and enjoying the process much more. I think it will show in the finished product. Here is Chapter 3, page 1 in finished pencils.
In Webcomic news, I ran across this comic call All Night. If you dig the genre of Shiver Bureau, you will dig All Night. I think Pickle and All Night’s main character, Clarence, would make a cool team-up. I like the comic so much, I had to draw a quick SB/AN piece.
And finally some SB fan art. I can’t tell you how much this makes me feel like a slacker and lights a fire under my behind. SB has been off air for since the start of this year and I still get messages, donations, and now Arts from people who still support SB. That is really just too awesome. The creator of these pieces is Timmy and I can’t thank him enough. I also like the artistic choices he made with the characters to make them his own. Looks like the piece is from an alternate dimension where Pickle never had a run in with an elephant. If anyone gets that reference I will draw a single character digital sketch for the first person to post in the comments. Check out Timmy’s webcomic Streets of Galsha.
I think that is it for round. Next time I post I will be a married man.