I’m taking a break from writing new He-Thing to focus on painting, but also to get my ass in gear in putting together a print edition of the first book. For a while now, I’ve fantasized about printing out my He-Thing pages, and hand-painting them. But it’s a daunting idea, because I already have 350 pages written.
But in my heart, I really want to do this. One of the inspirations for He-Thing was medieval illuminated texts. I like the idea of this “magic” book.
I included the mouse in the picture to show the scale I’m thinking of for the size of the pages.
Digital Collage, Hand-painted art, epic poetry — How can you go wrong?
Here is what I’m working on in the effort of getting a more finalized version of the first book of He-Thing. I’ve moved into the typical American comic format, which really opens up a lot more space for me. While the original version of He-Thing was tailored in order to fit on social media, this version is engineered to be seen on a bigger scale in book form.