Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! 2016


    HAPPY THANKSGIVING & GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

P.S. Check out my sister's new Christmas Album that debuted today at http://www.marymorrischristmas.com/

Monday, November 14, 2016

Coloring VeggieTales Super Comics: Tomato Sawyer & Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue

Line art by Cory Jones, Colors by Philip A. Buck


    I can hardly believe it's been a year since I had the treat of working as a freelance Artist Assistant & Colorist for illustrator, Cory Jones as he drew & lettered the 32 page VeggieTales comic book story Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue for Big Idea Entertainment & B&H Kids publishing. The story was adapted by Aaron Linne & based on the Big Idea/VeggieTales video & characters & is collected in VeggieTales Super Comics: Volume 5 (as well as sold as a single story here.)    

    Below are examples of how Cory's line art basically looked when I received it, followed by my digital color version of each page. The majority of my work was done in Photoshop with minor corrections & adjustments in Illustrator. My original color work was in CYMK mode, but for the purposes of posting online, it has been changed to RGB mode (which alters the colors slightly.) Also, Blogger does something that decreases the image quality & resolution, but you can still see a slightly better version of the images over here. The comic's word balloons, thought bubbles, & captions have been removed. 

Line art by Cory Jones

Line art by Cory Jones, Colors by Philip A. Buck

Line art by Cory Jones

Line art by Cory Jones, Colors by Philip A. Buck

Line art by Cory Jones

Line art by Cory Jones, Colors by Philip A. Buck

Line art by Cory Jones

Line art by Cory Jones, Colors by Philip A. Buck

Line art by Cory Jones

Line art by Cory Jones, Colors by Philip A. Buck

Line art by Cory Jones

Line art by Cory Jones, Colors by Philip A. Buck

Line art by Cory Jones

Line art by Cory Jones, Colors by Philip A. Buck

Line art by Cory Jones

Line art by Cory Jones, Colors by Philip A. Buck

Line art by Cory Jones

Line art by Cory Jones, Colors by Philip A. Buck

Line art by Cory Jones

Line art by Cory Jones, Colors by Philip A. Buck

    The full comic is available in VeggieTales Super Comics: Volume 5, which can be purchased in most book stores & is available as a single story paperback on Amazon & elsewhere. This story was the sixth of many VeggieTales comics I was lucky enough to work on with Cory Jones & VeggieTales. Thanks for checking it out! For more you can check out the VeggieTales tag below or head on over to my portfolio. God Bless you, friends!

    P.S. Of course, VeggieTales Supercomics & its characters belong to Big Idea Entertainment.

Monday, October 31, 2016

It's the Great Uncarved Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!


    When you don't have the time or energy to carve a pumpkin, but want a jack o lantern to greet trick or treaters...

   HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Spook safely! Until next post, God bless you, my friends.


Monday, October 24, 2016

Coloring for Guy Gilchrist: World Stroke Day & Nancy

Nancy illustration drawn by Guy Gilchrist & colored by Philip A. Buck

   Hello everyone! This Saturday is "World Stroke Day" and in recognition of this, Nancy cartoonist, Guy Gilchrist has teamed up with the American Heart Association & the American Stroke Association to bring us all a special strip Saturday in the paper as well as this story about his own experience having & getting past a stroke. Please check the article out, (it is even illustrated by Guy, himself.) The above image of Nancy with a heart is also used the article. I was pleased to be the one Guy called on to color it for him. Below, you can see the original line art that he provided me with.

Nancy with heart drawn by Guy Gilchrist

    My dad is a speech pathologist who works with stroke patients, so I know that strokes & all things related are serious business. So please, take the time to check out the article (as well as the American Heart Association & American Stroke Association,) & spread the word about World Stroke Day. Thanks, folks! Until next time, God Bless.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Coloring for Guy Gilchrist: Animal from The Muppets!

"Animal" Drawn by Guy Gilchrist & colored by Philip A. Buck

    Hey, everybody! Check out this awesome drawing by Guy Gilchrist that I got to color. Animal in action! haha! You can buy prints of this & a bunch of other drawings by Guy & colored by me at Oklahoma City Comic Con this weekend (which means, right now!) You can also get them signed by the cartoonist himself! Pretty cool if you ask me. So if you're in that area, search out his booth at the con, if you want to see some awesome stuff. Who would've thought I'd get to color The Muppets for the very person who co-created The Muppets comic strip?! 

    Well, I just wanted to let you all know about the convention prints. I'll be posting more of them in the days ahead. Until next time, thanks for stopping in & God bless!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Coloring VeggieTales Super Comics: LarryBoy & the Quitter Critter Quad Squad


    It's been a while since I've shared some of the coloring work I did on the VeggieTales comics & I realized there are still a a bunch of stories I haven't shown you! Last year, I had the great opportunity to work as a freelance Artist Assistant & Colorist for illustrator, Cory Jones as he drew & lettered the 32 page VeggieTales comic book story LarryBoy & The Quitter Critter Quad Squad for Big Idea Entertainment & B&H Kids publishing. The story was written by Mike Nappa based on the Big Idea/VeggieTales video characters & is collected in VeggieTales Super Comics: Volume 4.

    Below are examples of how Cory's line art basically looked when I received it, followed by my digital color version of each page. The majority of my work was done in Photoshop with minor corrections & adjustments in Illustrator. My original color work was in CYMK mode, but for the purposes of posting online, it has been changed to RGB mode (which alters the colors slightly.) The comic's word balloons, thought bubbles, & captions have been removed. 













    The full comic is available in VeggieTales Super Comics: Volume 4, which can be purchased in most book stores and on Amazon and should be available as a single issue comic on Comixology soon.  This story was the fifth of many VeggieTales comics I was lucky enough to work on with Cory Jones. Thanks for checking it out! 

P.S. Of course, VeggieTales Supercomics & its characters belong to Big Idea Entertainment.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Colors for Guy Gilchrist's Doctor Who & Kermit the Frog Mash Up

Drawn by Guy Gilchrist, Colored by Philip A. Buck
Click the image to see it larger.

     Hey, pals! Here's some of the latest color work I had the pleasure of doing for the amazing cartoonist, Guy Gilchrist. A Doctor Who & Kermit the Frog Mashup! He wanted it colored so he could make prints to sign at conventions. What a cool idea! Below, you can see the original black & white drawing that he sent me. Isn't it great?!

Drawn by Guy Gilchrist

    Wow, I never would have expected that I'd be coloring a Kermit the Frog drawing for THE cartoonist of The Muppets comic strip & Muppet Babies! This was loads of fun! Be on the look out for this print & Guy's table at your next comic convention & be sure to check out his work HERE. Thanks for checking in! God Bless!

Monday, June 27, 2016

#Freedom2TheWorld- Album Art for Cary & New Nation's Live Recording


    I don't do a lot of album artwork for musicians, but every once in a while I have the pleasure of working with a singer or band to create a visual representation of their music or themselves. I just had such a pleasure making this image for Cary "Stew" Steward & his awesome group, New Nation.

    The band has been together for about ten years & I think I've been a fan for basically that whole time. I went to college with Stew & many of the current & past members & have been enjoying their inspired music & ministry ever since. I was excited to hear that they are recording their first live concert album this weekend! I was doubly thrilled to be asked to illustrate the artwork for the album! I'm planning to post a more detailed break down of the process creating this album cover later, but I wanted to go ahead & give you all the information for this weekend's live recording in case you can attend!





Saturday, July 2 at 6 PM - 9 PM in EDT
2471 Old Liberty Hill Rd, Morristown, Tennessee 37814
More information is available on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/256495621375858/
You can support this great project through prayer,
spreading the word, and visiting the GoFundMe Page:
https://www.gofundme.com/newnationlive


More informational videos & some music here.

Thanks for checking in! I hope you get the chance to attend the concert. I bet you'll really like it! God bless!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Time-lapse Video of "The Flash" Ink Sketch


    Hello, friends! Do you watch The Flash? I sure do! It's not a perfect show, but I think it is pretty wonderful over all. So much fun! I've enjoyed the character in the comics & cartoons for many years & it's a thrill to see how the show takes a lot of what makes The Flash so great & brings it to life in a live-action TV show! And don't get me started on that crossover with Supergirl, (so GOOD!) 

    All that to say, the season two finale of The Flash was about to air a little while back & I was so excited that I just had to do a quick sketch before it came on! I decided that it was a perfect opportunity to record a time-lapse video of my process drawing & inking the sketch to share with you all! The video above is sped up quite a bit, so don't start thinking I have super-speed powers or the Speed Force! har har har


The Flash, ink, brush pens, 8.5x11 inches, Philip A. Buck 2016.

    Here is the final image scanned & with the blue lines removed & levels adjusted in Photoshop. I think it turned out OK for a speedy sketch. Thanks for taking a look! I may do more videos in the future. Would you guys like that? Well, until next time, God Bless!