Character Portrait: The October Queen...
And another new illustration - a character portrait of the mysterious October Queen. Lots more on the way!
Hey, gang! Forgive the radio silence! More things on the way, but in the meantime, here are some new illustrations - character portraits for Victoria and the Storyteller! New chapter... Read more
Final Draft: Chapter Three, Part 5 & Chapter Four, Part 1...
Forgive the delay, everyone. Still catching up on things, but here are links to the next two short sections of the rewrites --
Lots more on the way!
Final Draft: Chapter Three, Part Four...
Sorry for the delay, everyone! Had a tough deadline for the day job, which these days is drawing X-Files: Season 10 for IDW. Now that I've got that out the... Read more
Final Draft: Chapter Three, Part Three...
Hope you all had a lovely long weekend. Here's a link to another short section of the rewrite while I work on the illustration for this chapter! --
Final Draft: Chapter Three, Part One...
Next part is up on Dropbox! Chapter Three, Part One --
Final Draft: Chapter Two, Part Two...
Here's a link to the next little section of rewrites -- Chapter Two, Part Two...
Final Draft: Chapter Two, Part One...
And the rewriting continues: here's a link to the rewritten Chapter Two, Part One --
Chapter Two, Final Illustration...
Here's a look at the final illustration for the opening of Chapter Two!
Final Draft: Chapter One, Part 2...
And here's a link to a PDF of the revised version of Chapter One, Part 2 on Dropbox if anyone is interested. As always, feedback is welcome --
Final Logo Treatment...
Another quick update as I continue to work on the final draft - a look at the final logo design...
Chapter Two Illustration Designs...
Today's update, a peek at the revised designs for the final chapter two illustration --
Chapter Opening Designs...
Lots going on, but I wanted to post a couple of things to show off some progress. After an extended health issue that threw me off schedule - along with... Read more
Victoria digital doodle...
It's been far too long since the last update, but with the help of my assistant Cynthia and my friend and partner in the publishing side of Skeleton Tree Media,... Read more
Best Laid Plans...
Well, I hate to start every update the same way, but it truly has been crazy around here, both in my personal AND in my professional life. On the professional... Read more
Scheduling and Other Bits and Pieces
Hi, everyone! Crazy few weeks, but then, things seem to always crazy around here these days. Between lots of developments on the comic book side of things, my annual trip... Read more
NIGHT FOLK, DOCTOR WHO, and Other Creative Bits
Hi, everyone! Forgive the relative radio silence over the last few weeks. Between prepping for more work on NIGHT FOLK and wrapping up the last issue of the DOCTOR WHO... Read more
NIGHT FOLK Website
Thanks to my friend and NIGHT FOLK backer, Cynthia Lin, we've already set up a website for the novel -- www.nightfolk.com. Cyn put together a quick placeholder for the main... Read more
Sneak Peek: NIGHT FOLK Poster Art
Working on a quick Doctor Who story today, but here's a sneak peek at the art we're considering using for the NIGHT FOLK poster. Big thanks to my friend and... Read more
Sneak Peek: Fred
Four days left and just under $800 to go to meet our goal! I'll be posting the first part of Chapter Three tomorrow (for backers only), but today, here's another... Read more
New Sketchbook Reward
As we get down to the wire on the NIGHT FOLK campaign, I'll be adding a few more rewards to try and draw in new backers to help us reach... Read more
Sneak Peek: The Feral Boys
With time running out on the NIGHT FOLK drive, here's a sneak peek at another piece of art from the book, and the first look at the Feral Boys, who... Read more
With only 6 days left, there's a new poll on my friend (and NIGHT FOLK cover designer/photographer) Ian Struckhoff's DeviantArt page asking everyone's opinion about some of the cover designs... Read more
7 days left! And with another issue of Doctor Who out the door, we'll be adding lots of NIGHT FOLK content this week to try and push this campaign over... Read more
The Day Job
Wrapping up this issue of Doctor Who, or as we call it here in the Smith house, "the day job". Then it's back to regular NIGHT FOLK art and story... Read more
Sneak Peek: Thompson
Off to the Albany Comic Con tomorrow to talk up the NIGHT FOLK project and hopefully bring in some new backers, but in the meantime, here's a sneak peek at... Read more
Sneak Peek: Sample Chapters (Updated)
Still hard at work on this issue of Doctor Who, but I've just posted the assembled sample chapters for NIGHT FOLK.
If you'd like to read them, click HERE. (No... Read more
Sneak Peek: Chapter Two Illustration
Thanks to Ted Ziminsky, we're up over $3,000 in pledges! To celebrate, here's a sneak peek at the illustration for Chapter Two. I'll be posting a link to the assembled... Read more
Sneak Peek: The Storyteller
Had a great time at the Albany Children's Book Festival yesterday. Talked to a lot of people, did my best to promote NIGHT FOLK and the Kickstarter campaign with the... Read more
Another Michael Gaydos Promo Piece
Between working on DOCTOR WHO for IDW and working out the details for some secret writing projects that I can't talk about just yet, it's been an incredibly busy week... Read more
Albany Children's Book Festival
One more bit of publicity... I'll be appearing at the Albany Children's Book Festival sponsored by the Albany Academies this Saturday, April 9th. I'll also be a guest at their... Read more
Daily BLAM! Interview
As I mentioned earlier, I've been lining up podcasts and interviews for various websites to help spread the word about the NIGHT FOLK Kickstarter campaign. The first of them, an... Read more
NIGHT FOLK Promo Piece
It's good to have talented friends...
After we posted some of the photos from Ian Struckhoff's cover shoot, my friend and sometime collaborator Michael Gaydos sent me this -- a... Read more
Sneak Peek: Cover Photo Shoot
As I mentioned in an earlier update, my friend Ian Struckhoff -- the writer behind Black Label Comics and an incredibly gifted photographer -- kindly agreed to help me with... Read more
Sneak Peek: Sebastian
Here's a sneak peek at another illustration of one of the NIGHT FOLK characters -- Victoria's new friend Sebastian.
Chapter Two, Part Five
(And here's the final part of Chapter Two. I'll compile these pieces in one document and post a link to it soon, so that anyone can read it in one... Read more
Chapter Two, Part Four
(Here's the next quick section of Chapter Two. One more section to go, and then I'll compile all the pieces together and post a link to a PDF of both... Read more
Chapter Two, Part Three
(Here's a look at the next part of Chapter Two. It's a quick section, but as you'll see, this is where things start getting interesting. I'll have the next part... Read more
Chapter Two, Part Two...
(And here's the next part of Chapter Two. More of Chapter Two later next week. I'm going to try and have all of this chapter posted by next weekend, as... Read more
Chapter Two, Part One...
(Working away on my day job - which for the next couple of months is drawing Doctor Who for IDW Publishing - but I've been putting together the next chapter... Read more
The Day Job
Been a busy week here in the studio. Between prepping the next chapter of NIGHT FOLK and keeping up with my comic book work, I've been pretty buried. But as... Read more
Sneak Peek: Chapter One
Hard at work on the art for an issue of IDW's DOCTOR WHO comic, but we've assembled and formatted the first chapter of NIGHT FOLK so everyone can view it... Read more
Sneak Peek: Chapter One, Parts Three and Four
Here's the last chunk of Chapter One from NIGHT FOLK. Part Three is relatively short, so I thought I'd post it along with Part Four. Hope you like, and as... Read more
Sneak Peek: The Skeleton Tree (Updated)
Here's a look at one of the earliest illustrations I did while I was first putting this idea together, as well as a preview of the color treatment we're considering... Read more
Sneak Peek: Chapter One, Part Two...
And here's the next section of Chapter One...
Despite her mother's constant interference, the movers managed to finish unloading everything by lunchtime, which left Victoria... Read more
Sneak Peek: Chapter One, Part One...
Here's a little sneak peek at the first section of the novel. I'll be posting the first chapter in pieces here over the course of the NIGHT FOLK campaign, and... Read more
Writing Sample: MAPS & LEGENDS
For anyone curious about my writing, I've uploaded one of my Fade short stories to Google Docs. This story is also available on my website, but we've reformatted and typeset... Read more
Sneak Peek: Victoria
Another sneak peek at an illustration from the novel, this time featuring our main character, Victoria.
Sneak Peek: Mr. Balloon
Here's a sneak peek at one of the interior illustrations I've produced for the NIGHT FOLK project, and a look at our main villain, the mysterious Mr. Balloon.
Hi, everyone. Thanks for visiting the NIGHT FOLK Kickstarter page, and a big welcome to all my backers here on the first day of my campaign. Thanks, gang!
Over the... Read more