(David) Give you a preview
I’ve seen a page of Chapter 8. It is really pretty. Here’s a preview panel to sate your zombie lust.
If you haven’t already, check out Chapters 1-7. Name your price. Enjoy the book. Hug a zombie? Maybe not that last one.

(David) Give you a preview

I’ve seen a page of Chapter 8. It is really pretty. Here’s a preview panel to sate your zombie lust.

If you haven’t already, check out Chapters 1-7. Name your price. Enjoy the book. Hug a zombie? Maybe not that last one.

(David) UPDATES!

We did not forget about you, readers. We’ve been busy with much life and mucher work things. To summarize:

  • Danny just finished up work on a book (that cheating hussy) called ‘Haunted’ that he’ll announce and I’ll provide info about sometime soon-ish
  • Danny is going to blow up (popularity-wise) once ‘Tethered’ is done and published
  • Danny designs t-shirts for the AMC shows ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Sons of Anarchy’, so if you want to help him out, perhaps, buy some of those shirts (I can’t tell which ones he did and am not helpful in any way, shape or form)
  • Lindsay continued to be awesome and got a promotion at work (deserved)
  • I’ve been working as a contract copywriter and have both had and not had contracts (it’s the worst)
  • Lindsay and I found out that Dan Clowes and Gene Yang live within a couple miles of us and shop at the same comic shop I frequent…and I geeked out a little-lot

OTHER UPDATE!

Danny will be going to and manning a table at MoCCA Fest. It’ll be his first time at a comic con. He’ll be selling a book, the name of which he didn’t give me, and, like a mf ninja, talking about ‘Tethered’ and slipping images and website information into every book he sells. Because he’s awesome. If you’re going to MoCCA Fest April 5-6 at the Regiment Armory in NYC, drop by. And ask him the story of how we got to work together. It’s a weird one.

CONCLUDING UPDATE!

Chapter 8 (No name) is being worked on, and we’re expecting to post finished pages within April, hopefully. I say “hopefully” because things happen, guys. Like Danny being mobbed at MoCCA Fest.

Name your price and download Chapter 7 - Connect now or get caught up.
Tethered, the original graphic novel by David Faroz Precht, Danny Luckert and Lindsay McComb is available in your choice of PDF, CBR, CBZ, EPUB and MOBI files.
Tethered is a 105-page, 17-chapter Existentialist zombie book to be released monthly starting now.
No DRM or encryption, just files. All proceeds go to the creators of the book.
Download Here

Name your price and download Chapter 7 - Connect now or get caught up.

Tethered, the original graphic novel by David Faroz Precht, Danny Luckert and Lindsay McComb is available in your choice of PDF, CBR, CBZ, EPUB and MOBI files.

Tethered is a 105-page, 17-chapter Existentialist zombie book to be released monthly starting now.

No DRM or encryption, just files. All proceeds go to the creators of the book.

Download Here

francavillarts:

GEORGE ROMEROPortrait by Francesco Francavilla
Happy Birthday, GEORGE ROMERO! Thanks for showing us the shambling ways :)
Cheers,FF

Happy Birthday to the zombie king!

francavillarts:

GEORGE ROMERO
Portrait by Francesco Francavilla

Happy Birthday, GEORGE ROMERO!
Thanks for showing us the shambling ways :)

Cheers,
FF

Happy Birthday to the zombie king!

The great Danny Luckert concludes a look into the process of arting ‘Tethered’ with fine tuning AND the script for the page Danny was working on.

Step 5 - Fine tuning
Here is when I polish up the page. I add in the highlights and shadows, as well as  adjusting the hue and saturation of the colors. I always like to color the page in fairly realistic tone and then go back and bring down the saturation, giving it a kind of warn out look. In page one, you might notice that the pages seem a little more black and white compared to these newer pages. That is intended. The coloring is just another way of symbolizing Albert’s…evolution and and Jack’s….devolution(?)…Also I like to think that these living characters bring a little life and color into the world. And speaking of Jack, I always love to draw that dumb ass smile of his.

Stay tuned for Chapter 7 on the 15th.

And more from Danny on his process. This time: colors.

Step 5 - ColorSo the coloring is pretty straight forward stuff. I like to just add splashes of red or yellow every once in awhile to keep thing interested. You’ll mostly find them in scenes where there is violence or fear (the two main emotions I think would be found in any apocalyptic scenario). The brighter the tone, the heavier the emotion.

The last post on Danny’s process will come out on Thursday. Stay tuned.

And more from Danny on his process. This time: colors.

Step 5 - Color
So the coloring is pretty straight forward stuff. I like to just add splashes of red or yellow every once in awhile to keep thing interested. You’ll mostly find them in scenes where there is violence or fear (the two main emotions I think would be found in any apocalyptic scenario). The brighter the tone, the heavier the emotion.

The last post on Danny’s process will come out on Thursday. Stay tuned.

Danny continues his process!

Step 4 - INKSince I work mostly digitally, I go straight to ink. Personally I find it cleaner(work space wise) and quicker….at times. I like being able to draw large and crop when need be. This is evident in panel 3, when Eli is shooting. I had first drawn out in a  tight rough most of his upper body but then cropped it to the desired size and position. Once that is done, I then fine tune the drawing. 

Now regarding panel 2 again. You can see the drastic change I made in angle from the previous rough. I felt this worked better because you get to see Maribeth at the center of the group giving the order to fire. Also, while only showing 3 zombies in the panel, I feel that the angle implies more are just behind them. Their had to be enough zombies for the group to be overwhelmed but not so many that the odds of escaping would seem insurmountable.

To be continued…

Danny continues his process!

Step 4 - INK
Since I work mostly digitally, I go straight to ink. Personally I find it cleaner(work space wise) and quicker….at times. I like being able to draw large and crop when need be. This is evident in panel 3, when Eli is shooting. I had first drawn out in a  tight rough most of his upper body but then cropped it to the desired size and position. Once that is done, I then fine tune the drawing. 

Now regarding panel 2 again. You can see the drastic change I made in angle from the previous rough. I felt this worked better because you get to see Maribeth at the center of the group giving the order to fire. Also, while only showing 3 zombies in the panel, I feel that the angle implies more are just behind them. Their had to be enough zombies for the group to be overwhelmed but not so many that the odds of escaping would seem insurmountable.

To be continued…

Did we say we were done teasing?
We give you Danny Luckert: the process of a comic book artist. From script to sketch to pencils to you-get-the-picture (intended) Danny’s going to show and tell you how he does what he does. Keep in mind this is going to take a few posts, so we’re going to space it out and present the script pages at the end…because spoilers. Take it away Danny!

OK, so here is a little peak into my process.
Step 1- Read the script.
Step 2- RE-read the script
Step 3 - SketchStart with the drawing. Actually, more sketching than anything. I like to lay in basic shapes and play with the angles. When I work on a wide shot, I like to first draw out the whole environment then simply place the characters in. I do this more in the sketching phase than anything though.In panel 2 I wanted to really show the number of zombies that were invading the loft but I felt this first attempt failed because kept the reader at  distance. I wanted to really show these characters up close, especially since this is the first chapter we are meeting them all. Body language would be key.

Did we say we were done teasing?

We give you Danny Luckert: the process of a comic book artist. From script to sketch to pencils to you-get-the-picture (intended) Danny’s going to show and tell you how he does what he does. Keep in mind this is going to take a few posts, so we’re going to space it out and present the script pages at the end…because spoilers. Take it away Danny!

OK, so here is a little peak into my process.

Step 1- Read the script.

Step 2- RE-read the script

Step 3 - Sketch
Start with the drawing. Actually, more sketching than anything. I like to lay in basic shapes and play with the angles. When I work on a wide shot, I like to first draw out the whole environment then simply place the characters in. I do this more in the sketching phase than anything though.
In panel 2 I wanted to really show the number of zombies that were invading the loft but I felt this first attempt failed because kept the reader at  distance. I wanted to really show these characters up close, especially since this is the first chapter we are meeting them all. Body language would be key.

We’re pushing back until the beginning of February because Chapter 7 is long, has lots of action and the holidays wiped us out.
To hold you over, here’s a sketch of the survivors to be introduced in Chapter 7. It’s been a couple of months since the zombie apocalypse in Denver, and they’ve largely learned how to survive and work together…at least for a little while. I didn’t have too many notes on this. Danny clearly lives in my head and for that, I am sorry.
Teaser has ended.

We’re pushing back until the beginning of February because Chapter 7 is long, has lots of action and the holidays wiped us out.

To hold you over, here’s a sketch of the survivors to be introduced in Chapter 7. It’s been a couple of months since the zombie apocalypse in Denver, and they’ve largely learned how to survive and work together…at least for a little while. I didn’t have too many notes on this. Danny clearly lives in my head and for that, I am sorry.

Teaser has ended.