Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Home isn't my way..


Continue to come to your own conclusions as to just where the hell we're going with this thing.

Friday, September 19, 2008

You're wrong..

Okay, so here's the deal.
If Alex Ross doesn't have to draw backgrounds neither do I.
Keep it tuned to letsbefriendsagain.com for more behind the scenes information on the upcoming LBFA2 and it's awesome "backgrounds will never consist of anything but a blinding white light" policy!

Also, you can totally see Ms. Marvel's bare buttocks(es?) in that second picture.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

We should learn to live..

Someone found our site by doing a Google search for the phrase "i see the look that's in your eyes".
I don't quite know what to make of this revelation.

Anyway, that's our comic sitting (at a comic shoppe) next to the latest Alan Moore League of Extraordinary Gentlemen release. Just like Alan would want.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ridin' high..

I did this one for Bryan Lee O'Malley based on the cover to Scott Pilgrim Vol. 4 : Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together and gave it to him at HeroesCon.
Meeting him at HeroesCon was basically one of the best things that's come of making a comic, because as you might have guessed from the title of our comic, he totally wanted to be friends with us.
More on that later though.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Here it goes..

Who wouldn't want to buy a comic from us?
We're basically awesome, and the best part is we want to be friends with all of you.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

That's incredible..

Perhaps you recall seeing my inks for this previously.
Perhaps you do not.
There's really no way for us to know... Curt has told me that there actually is a way for us to know, but it's way too complicated for me to understand.
Anyway, I'm fully allowed to say that I think the colors on this sketch are completely awesome because I'm not responsible for them.
April is.
She is basically great at doing things such as coloring.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Maybe you're right..

His sword will be even bigger in the comic. And he will have TWO guns.
Another full-on, exciting character concept sketch.
As of now, this guy will be in LBFA2.
Tell your friends that are into that "furry" stuff to reserve their copy now.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I wish I could sit in the sun..

Hell of behind the scenes over here.
Some quickly abandoned (for being all wrong) concept art for a character from LBFA2.
Hopefully there will be a lot more of this in the all the days to come leading to the completion and eventual release of LBFA2.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

There was always that crazy..

So, here's a Freddie convention commission/sketch I've been holding onto for a while.
If you can't tell, it's Captain America vs Freddie as The Winter Soldier.
At this point you may be asking, "Why hold onto this one for so long?"
Well, the thing is this, I got an itch to color this one up and I ended up really enjoying the way the colored version was going.
"Why is this in black and white then?"
Yeah, about that.
Apparently I forgot to save (Ctrl + S) the last half of the work I did on coloring the thing... either that or I saved it in some folder that is now hidden from me via dark sorcelations.
So, until I get up the gumption to finish it again, you'll have to make do with these inks.

I promise the colored version was a lot more impressive.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I tell you the truth..

This has nothing to do with our comic(s), but I wanted to post it, because I don't care what name he used, that middle picture and quote are most assuredly by Curt Franklin.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm evil and a heathen..

This is Joey.
He is our official Let's Be Friends Again photographer.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

We were destined..

One of our personalized prints.
I'm telling you, if we had had these at MoCCA like we were supposed to we would be famous by now.

Friday, August 1, 2008

This is what we do..

Curt and I did this one for Sean's birthday last week.
I don't know if he's seen it yet.
Well, whatever, happy birthday!
This was drawn at a restaurant and then at a bar, so that speaks to the quality.
Oh, and the fact that I drew it. That also speaks to the quality.

Curt wanted me to let you all know that you are all alright.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Was there a bit part for me?

Curt and I have begun the arduous process of making LET'S BE FRIENDS AGAIN 2 : ELECTRIC BOOGALOO!
(Name subject to change.)

This was me fooling around with a different style of drawing.
I'm not 100% certain how I will draw the parts of LBFA2 that feature us, which is to say, I don't know if Curt and I will look the same way we did in the first one.
Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?

From what I know of the rough plan we have so far, I am 100% certain that :
1) LBFA2 is going to be a lot longer.
2) LBFA2 is not going to be a mini-comic.
3) LBFA2 is going to be a real challenge and a lot of fun to draw.

Perhaps Curt will check in with his thoughts on the road to LBFA2.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It's a long way to the top.

Jason Rodriguez (who took the above photo) stopped by Memphis on his way across the country from Washington, DC to SDCC.
While here, he had a chat with Curt and I about comics, collaboration, the King, and any number of other things.
Enjoy his article and some of my art (as requested by Jason) at this link.
Also be sure to check out Parts 1 and 2.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

No shoes. No shirts. No problem.

And now you've seen everything.
It's Freddie as a luchador.
This one was for Harry at Jim Hanley's Universe.
I was hoping Curt would have something clever to say about this, because I'm on empty.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

100% True Story.. again.

A completely real Let's Be Friends Again-related conversation.

April : When I saw Curt tonight, the first thing he said to me was, "Go fuck yourself."
chrishaley : I've got a million text messages with that same sentence from him.
chrishaley : Not from tonight, just from life.
chrishaley : I could show you one right now, but he spelled "fuck" wrong.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

100% True Story.

A completely real Let's Be Friends Again conversation.

chrishaley : Man, I got that Batmanime DVD and the 5th season of The Batman today, and I want to order one of those Batman pizzas while I'm watching them, but that thing is "cloaked" in pepperoni.. there's no way I can convince myself that's not hell of bad for me.
Curt : Whatever dude, you got da bomb metabolism. Eat what you want who gives a fuck.
chrishaley : Yeah, that's true, but eventually I'm gonna have a heart attack, right?
Curt : This is me, your doctor, telling you this.
Curt : Yeah, but thats like years away! Fuck your future self, enjoy cloaked pizza today!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

We heard that's what you're into..

We inch ever closer to the JLFM.
Apparently this one was for "Nadine", but I don't think she remembered to come back by to pick it up.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

I'll believe anything..

There are two people without whom, Let's Be Friends Again : A Tiny Comic (LBFA:ATC) would not have been possible.
Those two people are Curt and I.

Then there are two other people right after that (sorta just below) that also helped.
Those two people are Joel Priddy and Shane McDermott.

Probably the most awesome thing about making comics is the fact that when you make them, you can ask your way more talented friends to help make your comic not suck.
Such as by asking them to draw a pin-up of you for the back cover that ends up being basically the greatest thing ever.
Shane was responsible for not only lettering the thing, but spending his valuable time teaching me how to letter it like a real comic instead of like a flyer for Ubee's or something that you take when the guy hands it to you, but you know you're just gonna throw it away as soon as you can.
And don't worry, Shane, because you're also now stuck with the awesome responsibility of having to come up with a pin-up for LBFA2 that tops Joel's!

Above and beyond those things though, both of these guys helped us every step of the way reading the script, giving their thoughts, laughing at the appropriate points, helping me figure out the layouts, looking over my thumbnails, teaching us how to tie our shoes, making us dinner, telling me my finished pages were "good enough", and so forth.

I don't think Curt and I would be making comics if it weren't for them and all of their help, and we really can't thank them enough for being so generous with their time and talents.

And for what you're really here to see, a picture of Freddie Mercury dressed as a cat.

I want to believe!

This photo was sent in to us via cameraphonetography, and it's very important because it proves several things.
1) That our comic is available for sale at Comics & Collectibles.
2) That C&C is Memphis' finest comic shop because of this.
And most importantly..
3) That girls are willing to venture into comic shops for Let's Be Friends Again.

If you own or work for a comic shop and would be interested in having female customers, please get in touch with us, as this is a service we can provide.

Proof positive!

Here's total proof that someone paid actual money for my drawing of Freddie Mercury as a Green Lantern vs Darkseid.
See how Curt accepts the money in exchange for the drawing!
She said it was a birthday present for a friend who loved Freddie Mercury.
I hope he liked it.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Come on, come on...

There our comic sits at Memphis' finest comic shop.
The copy you see there was the last copy of the original printing left anywhere.
This shop, and (hopefully) soon others around the country, will be receiving the newly printed and slightly adjusted (for the better) version.
I appreciate the staff of Comics & Collectibles putting our comic next to Jim Shooter's new Legion of Super Heroes so our comic doesn't seem like such a disappointment by comparison.
Sick burn.
Take that Jim Shooter!

Oh shit, I hope he's not going to be at HeroesCon..

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I see the look in your eyes..

I drew this one for Joe at DC Comics.
His only request for his Freddie Mercury drawing was that I listen to my heart.
This is what happens when I listen to my heart.
I really like how this one turned out, so I might possibly try to make a print of it.
Maybe I'll just do an entire Justice League of Freddie Mercurys.
A JLFM if you will.

I'm not sure how many we got pictures of at the show, but I recall drawing Freddie as Robin (scaling a wall as per the request), a different Green Lantern, Wonder Woman (I know I have a picture of this one), and The Flash.
I also drew another of him against Darkseid, but that one was just plain Freddie.

That's just DC though.

I also drew him as The Silver Surfer (for Joe's friend with the roller-skates), Thor, Cable (in full Liefeld regalia), Bucky/The Winter Soldier (fighting Captain America).. and that's all the Marvel ones I can remember.
Maybe Curt or Joey or April or one of the people who got one of the sketches will chime in with any I'm forgetting that are DC or Marvel related.

I'll get into the non-comic related ones another time.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fame and Fortu.. well, fame : Part 2

Subsequently, we've had a huge influx of new visitors.
This is hell of awesome.

For those of you that missed the story of this picture, it is (as best as I recall) as follows :
Curt and I were sitting at a bar waiting on our food.
I asked Curt what I should draw.
Curt : Can you draw Darkseid?
me : Sure.
Curt : Oh! Can you draw Darkseid fighting Freddie Mercury?
me : Cool! Okay.
Curt : OH! Can you draw Freddie Mercury AS a Green Lantern fighting Darkseid?!
me : OMG AWESOMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then we started huggin' and high-fivin' and all dancin' around and such.
A little bit of fun trivia about the picture that before right now only 4 people knew : In my original pencils, Freddie was using the ring to create a "Fat Bottomed Girl" to combat Darkseid.

It's really pretty fortuitous timing that this happened today, because today just happened to be the day we received/unveiled the new logo/banner created for us by the unbelievable Dylan Todd.
He's also responsible for one of my favorite blogs, Big Red Robot.

So yeah, if you're one of our new visitors, thanks for stopping by and please drop in again. Tell a friend even.
There'll definitely be a lot of things to look at over the next few days (if all goes according to plan at least), and if you're just here for Freddie, rest assured, he's involved.
Heavily involved.

Well, I mean, not literally, but I will be posting more of the pictures of him as various superheroes I drew for people at MoCCA.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Automatically maximum damage..

Thanks to Super Punch I now know that Scott Campbell has made this awesome poster for HeroesCon... which Let's Be Friends Again will just happen to be at this weekend!
Hopefully, we'll meet and become friends with some of you while we're there.

Monday, June 16, 2008

This would only be an experiment..

Here are the final two prints we were supposed to have on sale at MoCCA.
It's me dressed as Superman on the back of a red dinosaur who is similar to (but legally different from) Devil Dinosaur, and Curt dressed as Martian Manhunter riding a unicorn.
Just a regular unicorn, I guess.
I mean, I don't think it's like a unicorn from She-Ra or something.
My thanks to Joel for helping me decide what kind of wonderous beast Curt should be atop... also for helping us make comics at all.
Again, these have the blank bubbles so that Curt could personalize them with something "personal" or "funny" or, if I know him, "filthy".
He makes so many cusses.

Hopefully we'll actually have these prints to sell as well as Let's Be Friends Again : A Tiny Comic (version 1.1) at our next convention appearance.

Speaking of conventional appearances, we'll be appearing at HeroesCon this weekend!
Anyone else going to be there?
Anyone else going to be there and want to be friends with us?

Fame and Fortu.. well, fame : Part 1

We're getting hella famous.
At MoCCA, Curt and I were interviewed for a podcast.
I don't think they've put the interview with us up yet, but you can see this picture and a brief bit about talking to us there on their site.

Curt is cracking up in that picture.

Friday, June 13, 2008

We're in a good position...

This was another of our did not get there in time prints for MoCCA.
Curt had the idea that we should make prints with empty word bubbles on them so that while I was sketching things for people he could write things to make each print personalized.

It would have been a big hit if it had been able to happen.

I need you to hurry up now..

This was one of the prints we were going to sell at MoCCA that didn't get shipped to us on time.. even though the site we ordered them from told us we would have them well in advance of the show.
I did however sell the original art for this to a person (that was not Joe Quinones) for actual money.
Sorry, Joe.

Monday, June 9, 2008

We've already decided..

We want to be friends with you all.
The comic and other real content will start appearing here shortly.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Curt is trying to kill me with his indifference.

As we speak, the comic is in a finer comic shoppe near you... provided you live in the greater Memphis area.

We are in New York.