Friday, January 25, 2013

Design stuff

One of the best things about working on Fanboys vs Zombies is the freedom I'm given in terms of character design. With each arc so far there has been an opportunity to make some changes to each characters look.  I know it helps keep the book fun to draw, and hopefully fans of the book enjoy the change of pace too.

SO today I just wanted to share some of the sketches I've done to get ready to jump into a new story arc.

Amanda is the very first character I got to create from scratch. She is also my favorite character in the book

This character is the bad guy from the second arc. He got his name changed to Gunther in the book.
I was really excited when I got the chance to design Brendan. He is one of the most fun characters to draw. On a side note I modled him after Super Star artist and super cool guy Khary Randolph

Now in color!

Concepts for Drake as a ghostly spirit
My very first attempts at redesigning Burger and Rob. Initially I really wanted them to look like bad ass zombie killers. I also wanted to push the idea that Rob is really into Star Wars in a visual sense.

This is more or less what we ended up going with. scaled back, but still very tough and more easily recognizable as the guys from the first arc

My idea for these designs for the cast going into the second arc was that it's been a month or so since we last saw our guys and they have really adapted to the situation. and being Fanboys and girls they are really embracing the badass post apocalypse idea

for the third arc I wanted to reach back and kinda let each characters personality show through there cloths. kinda like this is who they really are kinda thing

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bunch of Sketches

This year I want to produce a super dope artbook and have some really cool prints for con season. So I've been doing warm up sketches with an eye toward creating some work that can be polished up and used in the book and at cons.

These images that I'm posting today are a bunch of the rough sketches that will hopefully lead to some hot finished pieces.

Wonder Woman

Wolverine Vs Sabertooth

Superman then and now

Gizmo Duck and Darkwing Duck



Spider-Man and the Sinister Six

Thunder Cats


Monday, January 14, 2013

Sketches N Junk

So I have been doing a bunch of commissions and stuff along with all my comic work and I thought I would share. Not too much blabberin today I'm just gonna get right to the art. I mean that's what you came here for right?

Princess Leia

Barney Ross from Expendables

Zabuza from Naruto


Dead Pool



Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Thank You

FVZ #12 thumb by Jerry Gaylord (me!)
FVZ #12 pencil art by Jerry Gaylord (me!)
FVZ #12 inks by Jerry Gaylord (me!)

FVZ #12 finished cover art by Jerry Gaylord (me!) colors by Gabriel Cassata

This is a quick look at some of the steps that went into creating the cover for  issue 12 of Fanboys Vs Zombies. I am having way too much fun drawing this book. It's just crazy. I was really proud of this one so I actually took the time to scan the pencil art before I went to inks.

WOW. I know everyone on the internet is doing 2012 recaps right now, so I'm gonna skip that. What I am gonna do is take a second to say thank you. This has been the most amazing year of my career and it's all because nice folks like you get out there pick up my comics and are kind enough to come say hi and pick up a sketch or a print. So again, Thank You for everything. I'm gonna do my best to keep turning out new stuff in 2013. Things are already looking promising so keep an eye on me. This year is gonna be big.