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    POWER LUNCH: SECONDS from Oni Press, by J. Torres and Dean Trippe, available now! Check your local shop or get it on Comixology. :)

    https://www.comixology.com/Power-Lunch-Vol-2-Seconds/digital-comic/81409

    — 2 months ago with 34 notes
    #dean trippe  #power lunch  #j. torres  #oni press  #comics  #all-ages 
    The new Oni Press logo looks pretty great on the bottom corner of a comic, where it accomplishes a lot in a small space. I’ve recently been ranting at friends at the shop about how much space some companies are taking up on the covers with their logos and other miscellaneous, irrelevant text elements. This gets the job done well, and lets the title of the comic hold the spotlight at the top. Nicely done.
ComicsAlliance has a more extensive review, with some good points.

    The new Oni Press logo looks pretty great on the bottom corner of a comic, where it accomplishes a lot in a small space. I’ve recently been ranting at friends at the shop about how much space some companies are taking up on the covers with their logos and other miscellaneous, irrelevant text elements. This gets the job done well, and lets the title of the comic hold the spotlight at the top. Nicely done.

    ComicsAlliance has a more extensive review, with some good points.

    — 2 years ago with 28 notes
    #oni press  #comics  #logos  #new logo  #branding  #rebranding 
    Power Lunch by J. Torres and Dean Trippe (me!) is in stores today! Head down to your local comic shop and pick up a copy!
If you’re in the greater Atlanta area, stop by World of Heroes in Dacula, where I’m signing copies from 1pm to 9pm today and tomorrow! :)

    Power Lunch by J. Torres and Dean Trippe (me!) is in stores today! Head down to your local comic shop and pick up a copy!

    If you’re in the greater Atlanta area, stop by World of Heroes in Dacula, where I’m signing copies from 1pm to 9pm today and tomorrow! :)

    — 2 years ago with 66 notes
    #dean trippe  #power lunch  #j. torres  #comics  #oni press  #independent comics  #superheroes 
    Process Lunch

    Hey guys, I just wanted to give you a look at my current all-digital process for creating comics pages quickly and easily, using process saves from a page of the upcoming all-ages original graphic novel, Power Lunch, by J. Torres and me, available in Previews right now!

    1. Thumbnail. Since I’m drawing the pages digitally, I start with a thumbnail on the same template I’ll be using throughout this process, layer after layer. At this stage, I’m trying to lay out an interesting page and convey the actions and emotions J. spelled out in the script, blocking out the big actions and trying rough ideas for how the characters will be “acting” in the scene. (I’ll be using the pencil tool in Photoshop for just about everything in this entire process, btw. It’s my fave.)

    2. Pencils. My current process involves using linework for characters and shapes for background elements and most props, so in the pencils and inks, I focus on the characters and leave the backgrounds fairly loose. Here, I refine the character expressions and body language to their nearly final forms, on a second layer, using the pencil tool set to black with partial opacity. I’ve also laid down the panel gutters, in black for now.

    3. Inks. Still using the pencil tool, just with the opacity raised to 100%, I draw over the pencils on a third layer, trying to make my lines as clean and deliberate as possible. These are the lines the reader will eventually see, so they need to be right.

    4. Flats. At the flatting stage, everything is given its local color (an object’s color in white light), on another level. On Power Lunch, most of the pages were flatted by my good friend Jordan Gibson. This step makes the coloring stage much easier, even if the colors used aren’t the final ones, because it’s easy to “grab” sections of color with the magic wand and recolor and shade them. I’ve now done just that to change the gutters to white.

    5. Character Colors. Here, I’ve altered the flats to their near-final colors and added shading. I’ve also “dropped out” some of the interior character lines to color. I really like that extra touch of detail, especially given the simplicity of my style.

    6. Backgrounds and Special Effects. As I mentioned above, I do most of my backgrounds as shapes these days (again with the pencil tool), which I think makes my characters pop out a bit more, and gives the images a more animated or illustrated feel. (It’s also about a hundred times faster and easier, so I’m sticking with it.) J. wanted Joey to wear fun food-based t-shirts throughout the book, so I drew them as separate elements and pasted them into each instance.

    7. Final Touches and Corrections. With just a few minor adjustments and the removal of the template guidelines, this page is ready for CMYK, linework backup, and uploading to FTP. This new, streamlined process has me drawing a page a day, completed to this step, or x pages in x days, doing each step for all pages at a time. The two major time saves are 1) Drawing the thumbnails on the same template and 2) Simplifying the background elements.

    Anyway, hope you enjoyed this process demo. Check out Power Lunch this October, and click here for a free PL wallpaper!

    — 3 years ago with 85 notes
    #Power Lunch  #J. Torres  #Oni Press  #comics  #graphic novels  #all-ages  #all-awesome  #burger time  #process  #demo 
    Power Lunch Vol. 1 Preview Panel / Wallpaper. Enjoy. :)

    Power Lunch Vol. 1 Preview Panel / Wallpaper. Enjoy. :)

    — 3 years ago with 34 notes
    #Power Lunch  #Oni Press  #J. Torres  #Dean Trippe  #comics  #art  #Joey  #Jerome 
    This week, I drew DJ Lance Rock, the superhero-esque god/host of Yo Gabba Gabba, (who was probably born on New Genesis), a whole bunch. Here’s a sneak preview.

    This week, I drew DJ Lance Rock, the superhero-esque god/host of Yo Gabba Gabba, (who was probably born on New Genesis), a whole bunch. Here’s a sneak preview.

    — 3 years ago with 25 notes
    #yo gabba gabba  #oni press  #dj lance rock  #drawings  #comics  #nick jr  #lance robertson  #former amoeba employees 
    Spoiler-free first page from the upcoming Power Lunch hardcover kids book I’m doing with J. Torres for Oni Press! Don’t forget, there’s an all-ages Free Comic Book Day prequel issue in May!

    Spoiler-free first page from the upcoming Power Lunch hardcover kids book I’m doing with J. Torres for Oni Press! Don’t forget, there’s an all-ages Free Comic Book Day prequel issue in May!

    — 3 years ago with 12 notes
    #power lunch  #j. torres  #oni press  #superheroes  #kids  #elementary school  #super food powers!  #buzz 
    "Power Lunch" by J. Torres (@jtorrescomics) & ME from Oni Press for Free Comic Book Day 2011 in RATED FREE FOR EVERYONE!
So that’s the skinny on the secret pages I’ve been working on recently! Power Lunch = elementary school superheroin’ w/ snacks. You’re gonna love it. :)

    "Power Lunch" by J. Torres (@jtorrescomics) & ME from Oni Press for Free Comic Book Day 2011 in RATED FREE FOR EVERYONE!

    So that’s the skinny on the secret pages I’ve been working on recently! Power Lunch = elementary school superheroin’ w/ snacks. You’re gonna love it. :)

    — 3 years ago with 27 notes
    #power lunch  #oni press  #j. torres  #dean trippe  #superheroes  #free comic book day  #awesome  #drawing