sonofbigfoot:

Not “a” raven.

Not “the” raven.

Just “Raven.” This is Raven.

The little amount of art I’ve shared for Son of Bigfoot so far must look so random. There’s a method to the madness, I promise. Soon you will see…

sonofbigfoot:

It may have been quiet around here for a bit, but Son of Bigfoot is still on track to launch before summer’s end! Chapter 1 has been completed for a while now, and I’ve been busy behind the scenes, plotting and sketching and writing various portions of the later chapters as well as preparing the website.

These are the titles for all five parts of the story:

I: The Flip
II: The Loop
III: The Merge
IV: The Creep
V: The Reach

Each part will be told through a series of 20-page chapters (aka standard comic single issues). Right now Part I is clocking in at six chapters but that could end up expanding to seven or eight if the story beats need more breathing room.

Each chapter will be released monthly (or bi-monthly) for free at sonofbigfootcomic.com. For fans there will be many ways available to show support. I’ll be launching a Patreon campaign when the first chapter is released, as well as an online shop with some sweet Son of Bigfoot merch. Of course, simply spreading the word is also a HUGE way to support this. I’ll be grateful for whatever traction this thing can get.

I cannot wait to show you this stuff. Stay tuned!

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Charlie X and the Original Five: Live at Salem Hall

Album Art by Josh Eckert

Concept by James F. Wright

Prints and more available at Society 6!

I don’t always do fan art, but when I do, it’s James’s idea, and it’s X-Men related. Also, in case you were wondering, yes, that is a SketchUp model of a piano in that rough sketch. I slapped it together when I got impatient. Don’t judge me. All the cool kids use SketchUp nowadays.

My 6-month old daughter Claire did some painting with her feet at the childcare center a while back. Lori hung it up in our kitchen and every time I looked at it I saw this Moebius-like scene playing out. 

So I drew it! Then colored it with a goache brush in Photoshop (thanks to one of Kyle Webster’s Ultimate Brush sets).

Who knew a 6-month old could have such a sharp eye for composition?

sonofbigfoot:

Early sketches of some characters that show up later in the story. 

leseanthomas:

This is hands down, the best animated short I’ve seen so far this year. 

It has a comedic charm/timing/brilliance that harkens back to Pixar’s Golden years. 

ABSOLUTELY, YES.

sonofbigfoot:

Josh’s Capstone presentation included a digital version of Son of Bigfoot available to read in a prototype for an interactive comic reader (made in InDesign CS6). Also included were breakdowns of how the comic pages were created, concept art spanning 2012-2014 showing how Kevin Johnson and Josh Eckert collaborated to design the characters, and the original 100 panel storyboard pitch made in 2011 that started the story.