Tuesday, March 16, 2010

DEATHWARRANT, Coming in April


DEATHWARRANT is the first in a series of three limited-edition sketchbooks that I'll be self-publishing in 2010. Above is the pencil drawing for the wraparound cover. The piece is mostly stream of consciousness. I started with a general idea and a VERY rough sketch, then just sat at my desk and let whatever was upstairs come oozing out onto the page. I'm pretty happy with the tripped-out results! It definitely captures the deadly feelings I was considering while working on the piece, while keeping an organic fluidity that I've been injecting into a lot of my recent sketch work.

DEATHWARRANT will premiere at The Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo, on April 16 - 18. Right now, I'm aiming to do a short run of 50 copies, but might adjust that if fan response demands a larger print run. Each copy will contain an original drawing on the inside. And, of course, any remaining copies after the show will be available through the blog as well as my website.

Diggin' on some Placebo Sessions by Marc Moulin,
- Crosland Gum

8 comments:

Drew said...

Sweet holy whoozit, that's some kinda wonderful. The gun-packing, mermaid-mauling, sushi-slicing tigerramshark is the new thing I fear when I close my eyes at night. Boffo!

Dave Crosland said...

Hahahaha! Thanks for the kind words, Drew! I have to admit, I was a little scared of that guy, too. When I look at it, part of me can't believe that came out of my head!

dako243 said...

Wow! That's a great piece. Wish I could make it to the show.

Wynn Ryder said...

Looking like some of your best work here, i Love this with a capital L!

Dave Crosland said...

Thanks a ton, guys! Your comments are inspiring!

kungfutoast said...

Dang-ers Ill drawing. IS there going to be a way i can place an order for one of them fancy books you are going to put out? Cuz I would like one, please.

nandoninny said...

looks good!

tooo bad i can't make it to chicago.
if you feel kind enough to sell any preshow let me know.

if not, i understand and i will just pray to the gods i can get one afterwards.

have a good time there!
i think that will be my next destination con one year

Mat said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see the sketchbooks!