“Heroes”

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

David Bowie:  1947-2016

http://davejordanart.com/heroes/

I appreciate the support.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

for real, thanks.

The Great Lightness Saga (Sadman 44-60)

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

For the ease of reading, I’ve put together this post displaying Sadman #44-60 in chronological order.  If you’d like to read the posts in the standard format, you can do so starting here.

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Sadman book available now!

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

that’s right, devoted readers, the masses have spoken and i have delivered.
SADMAN BOOK is AVAILABLE NOW!

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Smalltown Pizza is live!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

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Approximately 6 weeks ago I had an idea.  I thought it would be a lot of fun, but I wanted to get WDWGFH #2 in the can first.  So I wrote it out, saved it, and kept it in mind.  Once I finished WDWGFH #2 I got right to work, the pencilling stage was fast and loose because I knew the inking would be intensive.  Like most things I was challenging myself on a few fronts and I am really pleased with the results.    Anyway, READ AWAY!

Sadman 29-36 – The Darkest Timeline

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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Sadman 32 process

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Someone asked for some process insight on this strip, so let’s do this!   With 1 exception, every Sadman strip has been done on a piece of 9×12 150lb bristol cut in half down to 6×9.   Without putting too fine a point on the meaning, the idea was to show inside the blackness, and see Sadman being repeatedly subjected to his history.  The initial idea was to draw a smooth funnel of scenes down to sadman lying in the middle.

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After removing the perspective center point to make room for the figure I decided it would be more appropriate to have it look more like a broken surface, like pieces of glass, rather than be uniform.  Thankfully the perspective lines served as a good starting point for the new design.

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I use a variety of different inking tools for the strips.  depends on what i’m drawing, what feel I want, how much fine detail I’m going to try, etc.  for this strip I used a .35mm micron for almost the whole thing.  The spot black in the center was done with a pigma brush pen.

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Next came selecting the scenes.  There were a few specific ones I knew I wanted to use, but also wanted to cover the span of the strip.  For a fleeting moment I actually considered re-drawing every panel, but then decided that I valued my sanity and went with digital post production.   I went through strip by strip and picked out some choice representative moments and dropped them in to semi-matched shaped panels.

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CRIME FIGHTING SUPER CAR

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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Where Do We Go From Here? #1

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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stay tuned for purchasing info to appear in the next couple days after i get my ducks in a row.  until then, please feel free to read the free preview of the first couple pages.

Venus & Mars (a comic written by my Dad)

Friday, January 16th, 2015

my dad had an idea for a comic and was curious if i’d be interested in drawing it.  he wrote up a script and sent it over.  it wasn’t bad, i thought it was actually a pretty good and funny idea.   the script was a bit long (i cut about 30% of the text), and it needed a little smoothing, but i think it’s a pretty solid gag.

SADMAN!

Friday, December 19th, 2014

yesterday i was typing.  i was attempting to type “sandman,”  i actually typed “sadman.”  now this is a thing:  sadman.

i’m not looking to make a whole big thing out of it, but i hope to just be able to do quick, fun strips without having to worry about really making them “right,”  and hopefully learning and just getting valuable practice in the process.

SEVEN is live!

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

it started as a silly joke; “my next comic is going to be set in space so i don’t have to draw environments!” as a result i actually had to embark on a lot of difficult, new, and very time-consuming work that initially i wasn’t sure i would be able to pull off. ultimately i’m very happy i went through with it. i’m really pleased with the results and think it was a valuable learning experience to challenge myself to do something so foreign. anyway, here it is!

Hello.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

This is my first post here. I don’t think this blog will be updated very often, but will more serve as a location for people that want to subscribe to get updates as to when work is posted. for now, read some comics.