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Thursday July 16, 2015, at 12:22 pm

Update on Rook City

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Some of you have been asking, so just a quick update to let you all know that there is indeed more Rook City on the way! This fall you can expect another longer story featuring the Vlad Squad and Toby Fox. After that, there will be a story featuring the Captain and Dark Star.

Once those stories are concluded, they will be published in the third issue of Rook City. At that time, we will also publish the first volume of Rook City, which will collect all three issues along with a lot of bonus content! Stay tuned!

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Monday March 3, 2014, at 3:49 pm

Rook City continues!

Just a reminder that the new Rook City story will continue to update every weekday for the next two weeks.  “Convention Blues” was a lot of fun to write and draw because of the chance to poke fun at a lot of comic book convention culture.  The sheer amount of characters was challenging at times, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

If you’re completely new to Rook City then you probably want to start back at the very beginning. Or you can just start at the beginning of the current storyline… whatever works for you. I look forward to hearing your feedback as the story unfolds!  And don’t forgett… the story will see print in Rook City #2, which will premiere at Planet Comicon next month!  Thanks for checking it out!

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Monday February 17, 2014, at 12:51 am

Rook City is BACK!

Well, after a massively long delay, our Rook City webcomic will once again be updating regularly at least for the next month or so as we finish off the “Convention Blues” storyline. 21 new pages will eventually be posted, making this by far the longest Rook City tale as of yet. The pages are all done (and even sent off to the printer) and will be posted one per weekday until the story concludes (except today when you get two pages and the cover).  The story will see print in Rook City #2, which will premiere at Planet Comicon next month!

Why the delay in finishing this story? Well, the main reason is that I got pulled away into a lot of other projects. In the time since I started this story, we have published three other comics and I’ve illustrated eight children’s books. No real excuse, but that’s how it is. However, this story would never leave me alone. It was too much fun to abandon forever… it had to be finished. For those few of you who have been waiting all this time… I truly appreciate your patience. I really hope you all enjoy how it turns out!

If you’re completely new to Rook City then you probably want to start back at the beginning. Or you can just start at the beginning of the current storyline… whatever works for you. I look forward to hearing your feedback as the story unfolds! Remember to check back every weekday for a new page. Thanks for checking it out!

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Sunday July 21, 2013, at 12:28 pm

Sketchbook Comics

Sketchbook Comics

Matt and I are working our way through the excellent Mastering Comics book (by Matt Madden and Jessica Abel).  One of the assignments was to create a quick, one-page comic in your sketchbook that started with a drawing from real-life and went from there.  So this is what I came up with.

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Tuesday July 9, 2013, at 9:45 am

Archangel sketch

Archangel

Here is an Archangel sketch I did recently for one of our Facebook contest winners, Steve!

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Saturday May 4, 2013, at 12:06 am

May the 4th be… Free Comic Book Day

May 4th is a great day for nerds. As we all know it was May the 4th 1775 when the first folding umbrella was debuted and it was only 5 years later when Charles Bunbury won the first Epsom Derby, but more recently it has become Star Wars day. This year though it is doubly (or Quadruply) important because itsir thomas charles bunbury without umbrella happens to fall on the first Saturday which also makes it free comic book day. One can only hope that there is at least one story about the release of the folding umbrella, but even if they miss that obvious story there will be a lot of great comics.

As Seth said in his earlier post, the members of Three Trees Studios are going to be spending Free Comic  Book Day at Hurley’s Heroes in Joplin Missouri and if you happen to be in town we certainly hope to see you there. In fact you might even be able to get them to draw a sketch of Sir Charles Bunbury winning the Epsom Derby (Though you may want to bring a picture of the Baronet since I’m not sure if Matt knows what he looks like from memory.)  Of course, being Star Wars day you might also be able to convince Matt to do a sketch of one of your favorite Star Wars Characters, though that seems a bit obscure to me.

We will of course have all of our other stuff there as well, including some great posters of a few Star Wars Characters which Matt drew and our new comic books.  It’s a great way to have some fun finding out what are the comics that the publishers are excited about this year and an easy way to find out which comic books you want to buy every month.  Hope to see you there.

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Monday April 22, 2013, at 2:59 pm

DUEL #2 PREVIEW!

Duel #2 Alternate Cover

Well, at Planet Comicon this year, we debuted the new issue of Duel.  So some of you probably saw it there, but many of you haven’t yet…

When I created the first issue of Duel, the story featured two boys sitting around and trying to draw tougher warriors than each other.  For this issue, Matt and I decided to do that for real.   The process consisted of one of us drawing a few pages featuring our character defeating the previous one and then passing those pages back to the other guy.  We made the characters up as we went, in reaction to each other’s imagination.  This led to some healthy creative competition, just like we wanted.  We hope it is just as fun for you to read!

Special thanks to my wife for some photo assistance and my daughter for her special…contribution.  If you want to pick up a copy, come and see us FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at Hurley’s Heroes in Joplin on May 4.  We’ll have copies for sale and be doing our usual FREE SKETCHES that day.  Eventually, it will be available online, as well.

Here’s the first several pages (click to enlarge):

Duel 2 Intro Duel #2 page 1

Duel #2 page 2 Duel #2 page 3

Duel #2 page 4 Duel #2 page 5

Duel #2 page 6 Duel #2 page 7

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Wednesday January 18, 2012, at 10:17 pm

New Random Ink: “Paragon”

Hey, here is another story from the last issue of Random Ink.  This one was written by Elton with art by Matt Meyers.  When you read it, it should be very obvious that both of them love working in the fantasy genre.

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Wednesday November 23, 2011, at 10:28 am

New Random Ink: “The Day I (Almost) Killed a Furby”

Hello! It’s… uh… been a while.  To say things have been been crazy around here would be an understatement.  The high school that I teach at was destroyed in the tornado, and we were relocated into new facilities for the next three years while we rebuild.  Starting over in a new building and teaching a new class (Digital Photography!) has been overwhelming.  It’s definitely been the busiest year since my first one.  I’ve also been doing a ton of artwork… just not comics.  I’ve taken on more freelance illustration work than ever the last few months, including my first ever children’s book.  I’m already working on the second book, and it looks like I’m going to end up doing four of them in a series.  I’ll post links to the first one once it is available online… ’til then I can’t show you any of the artwork.

Anyway… it feels like things have finally settled down, which means it’s time to get back to comics!  The one above was a one-page story featured in Random Ink #4.  It’s a goofy, true story from our college days.  It’s pretty rare that I do auto-biographical stuff, but I really like how this one turned out.  You’ll definitely see more of these eventually.

Stay tuned to this site, as it will be updated a few times a week from here on.  I’ve got several more comics ready to share with you and some more random artwork on the way.  Thanks for sticking around!

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Wednesday June 22, 2011, at 11:20 pm

RANDOM INK #4 RELEASED!

We actually premiered this book during the last conventions, but we’re finally ready to make this issue available to our online readers, too.  We’re really proud of this issue and feel it’s our best one yet.  Eight stories packed in one full color comic! In this issue… Martians will fight Rovers! Caves will be spelunked! Squirrels will swarm! Furbies will die! Evil will not be easy! Giants will get the blues! Swords will fly! And hunters will be hunted!

You can check out the first story “Horde” already right here on the Random Ink site:

Stay tuned as we post the rest of the stories very soon!

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