Friday, June 03, 2005

7 out of 10 Experts Agree...



Please check out the great review we received over at the 4th Rail!

REVIEW!


J out.

And the Winner Is...



Thanks to all those who participated in the Venger Contest v1.0! IMO it was a great success, and I hope everyone who joined in had a little fun!

Congratulations to Diana Greenhalgh who clinched the grand prize and won herself a “Venger Dead Pack”. Props to David J. Hansen who picked up a copy of issue #1.

J out.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Let The Games Begin!



Okay folks here’s the deal: I am a fan of western movies (and the time period when tough guys ruled the good ol’ USA) so the Venger v1.0 contest is coming to you via Internet Scavenger Hunt – old west style.

The rules are simple: the first one to EMAIL me all of the correct answers lands themselves a Venger “Dead Pack” (contents are listed three posts below) and second place gets a free copy of Venger Issue #1.

My email address is:
jason.ossman@gmail.com Winner will be posted tomorrow!
What are ya waitin’ for?!? Get to crackin!

1) Clavera was the name of a bandit leader in what movie?


2) “Not that it matters, but most of it is true” is the tagline for what popular western film?

3) In what movie was John Wayne’s first credited appearance?
4) What 1940 classic paired John Wayne and Roy Rogers?

5) John Wayne's co-star in Rio Bravo and The Sons of Katie Elder was an established comedian/singer. What is his name?

6) The character Liberty Valance from the 1962 film titled The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance was played by a) John Wayne b) James Stewart c) Lee Marvin

J out.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

A Simpler Time



Here is the original Venger (Alexander Cabot) via concept design in my sketchbook.

Matt and I threw a couple of ideas around for his costume, and using cues from the Golden Age (thus the goofy, pre-modern day goggles) this is what I came up with. Matt wanted to take design elements from characters like the Shadow and the original Sandman. The golden age Venger has a fedora hat and a ray gun (j/j about the ray gun), but is not included in this sketch.


Every time we see Alexander in costume it is via flashback sequences which allowed me to incorporate ink washing in the series (Matt custom-tailored this for me BTW), and the overall effect is a nostalgic tone which helps to convey the fact that this hero is from a much different and simpler time.

J out.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Force is Strong With This One...



This is my first attempt at any of the Star Wars™ characters. This was done this weekend for a very close friend of mine who happens to be Darth Vader’s biggest fan, lol.

Hopefully, he won’t see it posted here before I actually give it to him…

J out.