Friday, November 1, 2013

BitTrevor

So recently, I've begun doing strips of Trevor in retaliation to the growing popularity of BitStrips, the online comic that inserts an avatar into pre-made comics. Hey look, YOU'RE IN A FRIGGIN COMIC! The premise of my strip, titled BitTrevor, is the Trevor of TrevorCopter, my Trevor, attacks/berates/hunts the Trevor avatar I made for Bitstrips. I then use the generated comics that BitStrips provides, place my Trevor into the strip and re-write it into a dig at BitStrip Trevor (and by extension, BitStrips itself). And so, here are the first 7. More to come!








Friday, February 15, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

And we're back!

WELCOME WELCOME to the second first flight of TrevorCopter. Thanks to getting off my ass and making a contact at the Humboldt State Lumberjack, I have TC's first publishing opportunity. Here in all of its glory, is the first part of a (technically) 14 part series, PARTY TO SAVE THE USA



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Captions...

When I first came up with TC, there was one thing that I knew I wanted to do. In old comics, the captions were always very stylized (lettering in general was very stylized back then, something I am working on for the strip). But the captions always had a strong look to them that I liked. Below is an old Dick Tracy Sunday comic that illustrates exactly what I'm saying.

Look at the captions...

Anyway, I always liked that gumshoe, big/bold opening letter and wanted to get it in TC. Unfortunately, my skills weren't up to the task the first go around. But, with re-starting the strip, this was one of my top priorities when I got back into it. So, as a little preview, I wanted to show Strip 2 from the original run and again with the planned caption (which is still a work-in-progress)
ORIGINAL STRIP

REVISED STRIP

Now, all I need to do is work on lettering in general!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Trevor Keeps It Classy

The best way to come up with an idea is to just draw. Charles Schulz taught me that. And some of the best stuff I've come up with has been through that. Just doodling and lightning strikes. I got a whole strip out of this little drawing (itself just meant to be a practice Trevor). A gentleman will be talking (probably to Teddy), commenting on the classy party they are at and that Teddy should conduct himself with dignity. Then Trevor enters and proclaims "Shots?" I don't know where it'll find its place, but this panel will be done sometime. Wonder when...


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Singing a song...

Just a silly drawing from last night
Trevor: Lounge Singer

Monday, September 10, 2012

Have a Good Summer

Funny little sketch I did the other day. I just had the right colored pencils at the right time. For the time being, this is an accurate statement about Trevor's age, as I plan on him being around 25/26 (my current age). But boy, I can't wait for him to join Captain America, Iron Man and Nick Fury (among MANY others) in the grand tradition of moving their birth date to fit in with current publishing dates.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Blades

Another piece of the TrevorCopter puzzle has come together. Enjoy part 2 of this ongoing experiment.

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And I saved this still as I was putting together the composition.


Friday, August 31, 2012

Two Hearts

As part of the package I am putting together to submit to newspapers and publishers for TrevorCopter, I am planning on including an "opening credits" for the comic. This is the first piece, a quick shot of Trevor's loves: Ava, Lana, Mallory and Debbie.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Full Page Spread

A while ago on my other blog, Teddy the Bear and Other Shenanigans, I posted the full page of character sketches, most of them from TrevorCopter. So, since it pertains to the world of TC, I figured that I would post it here. Enjoy!

Trey

Col. Hawke, Director of ARMOR

Matilda

Teddy the Bear

Picard and Trevor

Confrontational Trevor

Dr. Neil Monkey and Mr. Villain

The Full Page