Tuesday, August 12, 2014

America's Army mini-series....

Just wanted to give a quick update for my new current project. I'm penciling a mini-series for the America's Army book being published by IDW Publishing. I'm sure my experience on GI Joe is what put me on a radar for a book like this. It's being written and art directed by Zach Sherman, and he's been a lot of fun to work with.

The stories are based on realistic military setting and operations, even at times based on true events.  With the art, they are very, VERY specific about uniform, weapons, vehicles...well pretty much everything. So I thought GI Joe was detailed and specific....man this is one huge step even more detail specific. But I'm really finding it enjoyable, and I'm learning a lot through the experience. I'll post work as I can. I'm currently drawing pages on issue 1 of a 3 part mini-series. What I can show is this Facebook banner that I did initially for them. I'll see if they'll let me post panel shots here and there, as long as it doesn't give away any story points.

America's Army - 689

You can see info about the America's Army book on their Facebook page here:

In preparation for the book I went to a shooting range with my brother-in-law and nephew. I shot about 60-70 rounds from the AR-15 and a few clips from two different handguns. It's a great experience being able to see and feel it first hand. My ears were ringing and I couldn't hear out of my left ear for 2-3 days. 

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1 comment:

  1. You should have had better ear protection, Robert. That can deafen you, especially in an enclosed space.