Rasher Projected Cover Page

Rasher Projected Cover Page
He rides with the wind. He rages against injustice.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Toon Shading & Edge Rendering

The following render is a practice peace of our cover page.  We put in toon shading and edge rendering.  You can see the difference between the original concept cover page and this.  We still have a lot of work to do on the lighting.

Before(Top) / After(Bottom)

Before(Top) / After(Bottom)

Before(Top) / After(Bottom)

Before(Top) / After(Bottom)

Before(Top) / After(Bottom)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


We are in the process of formatting.  We are setting up the balloons and captions.  With a shot format above each panel.  I took out the words for the balloons and the captions, because I don't want to give away any of the story yet.  The shot formats above the panels will obviously be removed as we input our art.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Extras Concept Art

Where ever Rasher rides a butterfly will follow. For no reason other than I like it and artistic expression
representing beauty and freedom.  Oh, and my wife really digs butterflies.

Weapons Concept Art

So much to do.  Creative weapons are a necessity in Rasher's role as a comic book.  Everything has already been done.  Creativity is a must and we are working hard on getting the job done.  I wont start a new post every time I want to update a weapon.  I will just update this post.

Artistic Goals

The following are a list of artistic goals that I have set as I throw myself into this comic book creation

Target Audience - Motorcycle Enthusiasts, Bikers, Adventurers, Rock-a-billies, Bad Ass Wanna-Be's

Genre - Action/ Adventure

Writing - Full Script

Art - Realistic
- Cloths - Leather, blue jean, chains, spikes, bandannas, vests
- Buildings - Native to Nevada
- Lighting - Creative licence to artist
- Scene - concentrate on motorcycles and scenery

Impression - Some times you have to go to Hell for the better good.

Deadline - I have never created a comic before so I have no idea how long this will take.  I can only work steady.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Programs Used

We have had to use a few different programs to put this project together.  The following is a list of the programs we have used so far and their URLs.

Blender Newbies Forum - A special shot out to my friends at the Blender Newbies Forum who without their help and advise I would not even be able to begin this project.

Blender 3D - This is a free download that we used to create the images for the panels of our Rasher Comic Book.

Gimp - This is a free download that we use to adjust the images we rendered from Blender

Celtx - This is a free download that we used to write the script for the Rasher Comic Book.  We also used this website to share the script with team members so that they may edit or adjust the script as needed.

Comic Life - This is a program that we use to put the comic book together.  It offers you different panel options and image style options.  It is a free trial download, but you buy the program for about $30

Hero Machine 2.5 - This is the website where we created our concept characters for the Rasher Comic Book.

Concept Characters

The following are our initial concept characters we put together using a websight called "Hero Machine"

We have been modeling our concept characters in blender.  Here is what we have so far.


Comic Information

Being new to the comic book scene I am not entirely sure what to share and what not to share.  I don't want to give away too much information and ruin the final product for those who are even remotely interested.

I will share the basic concept.  We call our comic "Rasher ©"  Rasher being our main character starts off as a timid, respectful, motorcycle enthusiast.  After a series of bad events; set in motion by his nemesis from childhood, Rasher becomes a bad-ass biker super hero.

We have some of the art already created in blender.  I will share the potential cover page with you, but keep in mind it may change upon the final copy.

The Beginning

My name is Jason Albert.  I have had an idea for a novel for many years now.  I have tried to write this novel over and over again, but failed miserably.  The words would come out fine, but something was missing.

My son Gabriel is 12 years old and heavy into art.  He is currently enrolled in a visual arts magnet school for the 6th grade.  Together we have made an attempt at our artistic creations in many forms.  We have done paintings and drawings.  We have made movies and attempted animation.  We have bought many "How To Draw" books and watched thousands of video tutorial. 

It was by chance that we came across a tutorial on a program called , Blender.  We watched the tutorials and joined the forums.  It wasn't long before we started creating our own things in Blender.  It was so much fun.

Gabriel has always been into super heroes and recently got into comic books.  He suggested that we turn my failed attempts at writing my novel into a comic book.  I started writing the script and in less than a day; 20 years of failure turned into a satisfying comic book script.

We have a long way to go, but are confident that we will finish.  We are at the beginning phases of production now and can't wait until we have more to show for it.