Original Release Date: December 14, 2010
As soon as I figured out the final design for N'Gloth, the true identity of Bob, I knew I had to do a big, full-page reveal. I mentioned in a previous commentary that N'Gloth originally had a traditional demon-like appearance, with a lot of horns and claws. Then, I started thinking about Bob's nature, and how he feeds on negativity, and I decided his look should be much more akin to a leech, with a lot of teeth and mouths and hook-like mechanisms. I'm glad I did it because I think this design gives the monster much more personality. The intimidation factor is much higher, too. If Stu felt like he couldn't win on the last page, he definitely feels helpless now.
Work continues on Six Legs, No Heart. Progress is slow, but steady. I'm in the middle of pencilling page 16 now. I've been preoccupied the last couple of weeks with a birthday party for my wife and a charity video game marathon, so I haven't been getting as much work done as I would like. Those events were great and a lot of fun, but now that they're over, it's time to get back on schedule.
Also, and I apologize for the short notice, I'm making one more comic con appearance this year! Cape Comic Con, my hometown convention, is partnering with the Crisp Museum at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus to host a mini comic con in conjunction with an art exhibit called "Heroes, Villains, and Monsters." It's at River Campus on Saturday, November 12, from 9am to 4pm, and you can find out all you need to know about it right here. I'll be there sketching, selling books, and probably working on Six Legs, No Heart, too. Come have a great day with us!
In the meantime, I gotta get back to work!