Monday, February 28, 2011

How to survive an autopsy

"You are the story, and you will turn into a story…" – says Andrej Grammatik. In this story he is the chief forensic of final destination. The all-new drawings of the new bonus story "Autopsy of Death" are in front of you.

Autopsy Of Death - page 9

Here are some sentences from the book of Andrej Grammatik – How to survive an autopsy:
"The only thing that remains after image of death is a story about the image of death..."

The book of Andrej Grammatik – How to survive an autopsy

"Time is an open cadaver in front of us. We can change history, we can substitute any part. Like our bodies, time is lifeless meaning in glass coffin…"

Sketch drawing in watered ink technique and reworked in mixed media
Every day we are closer to the new edition of Kindly Corpses. It's been a while since I worked with Penevski on a comic book (Anatomy Of Sky). This short story (Autopsy of Death) brings us back to life. I wish I had more time for these things, but life often limit us in our intentions. Whoever drew comics knows that it requires heroic work and time.

Comic pages in the work process

At the end, how to survive an autopsy? Just draw a picture of death, and it will keep you alive ... Cheers!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Conan – Savage Art Challenge

Two weeks of hard work have passed. Came up was something I could not miss - Competition for Conan illustrations launched by the Croatian publishing house Bookglobe. The publisher is planning to issue a cult comic book series Savage Sword of Conan. This type of fantasy illustration is not my cup of tea, in terms of artistic expression, but since it is a favorite comic book character from my early childhood, I could not resist the challenge. I did a few illustrations, and here they are:

Pen and watered ink drawing
 This illustration is inspired by the episode Devourer of Souls.

Pen and watered ink drawing
Conan and the evil sorcerer who turns into a monster - a very common situation in the Conan series.

Pen and watered ink drawing
Illustration for my favorite episode of Conan Demons of the Firelight. Conan is fighting with the revived corpse of dead warrior.

I had enough time to do a new original logo of the comic series.

drawing digitally colored with Conan logo
Here's preview how it looks when applied a new logo on the cover illustration.

 After drawing, I started to paint digitally using Painter and Photoshop. The first illustration that has been digitally painted is the episode The Road of the Eagle. Behind the back of Conan, sees a huge rock with a variety of niches which represents the graves of green devils - very interesting to illustrate.

 Conan and ice worm – The Lair of the Ice Worm episode

 Angry giant monster attack, but the barbarian does not know fear ...

This post is dedicated to Robert E Howard, John Buscema, Ernie Chan, Alfredo Alcala, Tony deZuniga… and the greatest of all Frank Frazetta.

Finally here's something concrete from the announced bonus story for a new edition of Kindly Corpses

Andrej grammatik - Autopsy of Death