Hey everyone! I recently created a comic for Codeglue, a dutch game company that develops the arena shooter game ‘Antegods’. Below you see the cover and a page from the comic (1 of 22). If you want to learn more about the process of making this comic, then have a look at the interview on Codeglue’s blog over here.
The story is written by Niels ‘t Hooft & based on the artwork made by Codeglue’s design team. The comic art & character design is done by myself; and Maroussia Jansen did a great job helping me out with the basic colors! ( Thanks again!). And this is the game the comic belongs to:
For years I have been doing art-project together with Gijs Hermans (currently art director at Ronimo Games). And recently we made this Coffin Crusher illustration together. I did the sketch below, and Gijs did all the hard work turning it into a fancy image ;0 I think it turned out great!
I’ve worked on over 40 different projects in the last few years and lately I felt the need to collect all that work in a presentable way. So I made this very old-school paper artbook! Here’s an impression of the book and it’s contents:
The book contains 216 pages, and all projects have a short introduction and some comments. It contains comic work, animation work, concept art, game art, live-model drawings and roleplay art.
-PS. Sorry, it’s just one copy, so it’s not for sale!
So, now Gang Up! is being finalized it’s time to move to the next project. This will be a comic called ‘Coffin Crushers!’(Vampires VS medival-Mechs). In 2014 when I first came up with the concept, I just made a few initial illustrations. But when I came in contact with writer Brian Spinney, things shaped up quickly. The characters got a personality and the storyline began to develop. Now while Brian refines the storyline, I will be concentrating on a first scene. But before I can actually start drawing pages I need to do some research and initial designs, such as this ‘vampire bike’ & the medival mechs. Here are some rough sketches.
It’s been a while again! I’m currently juggling several projects and my time is more and more filled by all sorts of fun freelance work. But as always, I can’t show much of that until the games it’s for, are released. So I’ll share some of my sketches; These confident characters will be part of a series of map-illustration, that are all part of a short D&D adventure I’m currently hosting. I plan to wrap the whole thing up in a nice pdf file that you can download, so you can play the adventure too Enjoy!
Click on the icons to get an overview of the various personal projects I work(ed) on.
'Gang Up!' Is a comical cardgame set in the age of crime! I designed this 'backstabbing'- cardgame together with my partner in crime: Paul & also made the art for the game. After a succesfull Kickstarter, this game is now on the market!
'Fairytale Fights' is a xbox360 & PS3 game about the 'hack and slash'- adventures of 4 famous fairytale characters. After initiating this project I had the enjoyable role of art director during this project.
'Wizard Brew' is a comic about a young wizard that tends to get himself in trouble all the time. Issue 1 is done, more will follow!
Roleplaying is my biggest hobby and I've produced many adventures, which I often illustrate. Take a look!
I organize figure drawing sessions & join other sessions whenever I can - It's good practice! If you like to attend a session 'click here! ' (Breda, the Netherlands)
'Coffin Crushers!' is a comic about Vampire Hunters that use their Heavy Metal Mechas to earn a buck by crushing Vampires!
'P.I.G War' is a comic about the sexy pilots of pig-like war machines that defend the core of M.E.A.T.-city!
Chaos Battle is a condensed, fun, action game where up to 4 players fight each other to the death!