Back story on this piece would be: occasionally in Italy comic books/periodicals come with a little extra to bring in more customers. So I figured that Roger Believe would've done the same thing, in this particular case one of the issues would've come with an additional poster, and what you see here would've been the art work for the poster. Well the art work as it stands today after it had been scanned.
Il Diamante Nero (The Black Diamond) - Would have been a special issue of the Roger Believe comic book series.
It took quite a bit of trying, but I finally did it, this is the first pice in which I was able to get a convincible watercolor feel. As always the work is digital.
Like all investigators that deal with normal and paranormal he has to deal with UFO's at one point or an other. Viaggio Organizzato (Planed Voyage) is one of the Roger Believe adventures that takes him out of this world.
I keep on chipping away at the amount of work I got to do, chip chip chip. This Roger Believe cover Restauro Notturno (Restauration by Night) is just off the 'presses', well I should say it still smells of digital paint. For those of you that don't know... I usually do my sketching on paper, getting the idea out of my head then I'll do the tightening up of the composition, inking, color, and aging digitally.
When we presented the Gadabout TM 1050 at the Comic-Con last year, we kept hearing about the Time Travel Mart and how we should get in contact with them since the book would be a great fit for their shop. So, we did, and it was. The book was picked up and we had the opportunity to visit the shop and we laughed our pants off when we were in the store. They have some really fun stuff. If you haven't been it's worth a trip.
As we did some research we found out that the Time Travel Mart is the shop for 826 LA (a non profit writing and tutoring center) which is connected to the McSweeney's. Needless to say it was a great pat on the back.
A couple of weeks back we were contacted by The Believer magazine. They said "Congratulations on the incredibly well-deserved positive buzz surrounding the Gadabout TM 1050 User's Manual!" and wanted to know more about the project as they were hoping to write a review on it.
Yesterday we heard back from him and… the June issue of McSweeney's Believer Magazine will have a review of the Gadabout.
We are really, really exited and honored to have the chance to be reviewed by a magazine whose readers' interests are so closely related to ours.
Just finished, and off the Cintiq, the new cover for Roger Believe - Festa In Costume (Costume Party), as always I've signed it as Scafagna '86, the artist that would've been in charge of doing the covers. '86, as I've mentioned in previous posts the whole idea of this project is to give the idea that this was an 80's comic book from italy.
Once again the cover, just like the all of the new material I'm generating will join the Curio & Co. family in June.
Here is an other of the covers for Curio & Co.'s Roger Believe this one titled Benessere (Well Being), just out pured out of me in 5 hrs worth of work. It helps having an idea that has been cooking in your head for a while.
I'm happy to announce that Curio & Co. is introducing a new brand in its family; Oberpfaffendorfer. It's logos was finalized last week, along with the Roger Believe and an other one that I will soon preview. If Oberpfaffendorfer, would've really existed this would be they would've used in 1912 to sell their Neptune Nibbles fishsticks.
As I'm working on these posters I'll keep on posting them, but they'll roll in the Curio & Co. site by June.