Thursday, December 31, 2009

CreeD: omnichronos update

The omnibus will be called "CreeD: Omnichronos", and Ive just posted all 8 of the Lightning comics onto the working copy online. You can follow this link, or click the big button off to the right of this blog.
www.creedcomic.com

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas vacation = no posts for at least 5 days. PLUS Omnibus update!

So I leave you with this:
When CreeD went to Avatar press, they wanted to do a variant cover for each book, then reprint the whole thing with more variants. I dont know how they are now, but I never even saw this one go to print. If it exists, they didnt give me copies or even let me know about it. They did this with "leather editions", "foil editions"... I dont even know how many Creed Variant covers there are. I still like the piece, but that kind of stuff broke my heart. At least I finally get to collect it all together! Speaking of which...

Come back next week and Ill post some more old CreeD stuff! Also, Ive got a BIG BIG update for the CreeD omnibus prepared! Ill be posting nearly the entire Lightning comics run. Thats 8 issues all at once! Look forward to it in the first week of January, or maybe earlier!
-Trent

Thursday, December 17, 2009

CreeD Christmas Card 1999

In 1999, I did a Christmas card which I printed at kinkos, and mailed out to a handful of people. I think I only made about 12 of them. But Ive chosen to post it up here like as if it were new. And if youve never seen it before, then Its still new!
-Trent

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

1st Jeff Lawter inks and Ghost Rider interview

This image documents the very first inks by long time CreeD inker Jeff Lawter. I met Jeff at Elkhart comic con, and we quickly realized that we work well together. This was the test piece that he did over my pencils. The Piece was never officially used as a cover, but I still feel like it was one of the most iconic creed images.
I did an interview for a Ghost Rider fan site. Check it out!

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Maxx and CreeD convention sketch


In 2000, I took a LOT of commissions and went to a LOT of conventions. This was right after I left Jnco, and right before I did a 6 issue run on Ghost Rider. I cant remember who this was for, but I kept a photocopy of it just in case I ever put together a huge sketchbook. So Ill be adding this one to the Omnibus for sure.
-Trent

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Frenzy

Before CreeD was Mark Farley, jumping around kicking skeezik ass in the dreamworld, I did a comic strip for my high school newspaper. I was 16 when I drew these, but something remained constant, and carried over from these strips into CreeD. It was crude, and childish. It was very "stream of consciousness" and it was offensive to some people at the time, but it got a reaction!
I only did 4 of them. The story about Sparky is true! Okay, only some of it.


-Trent

New site updates, new contents!

Ive redirected Trentkaniuga.com, and Creedcomic.com straight to this spot in an effort to consolidate my websites. I've also decided to just post entire issues of CreeD to this place about once a month! Both sites will bring you here, where you can view my gallery of current works, and entire issues of the classic hit series, CREED from the 90's. You'll notice over on the right, there are some new buttons, please go there! You might be thinking "but Trent, I cant look at this, its too awesome to be free! Thats like stealing!" It's okay... it's there for you to share with people!

You'll also notice that I'm going to be updating this blog A LOT more frequently with old sketches, including the very first CreeD drawings. Pieces like this very first drawing ever of CreeD:
I was 14 when I drew this, and its not very good but... this was the image that inspired the whole series. Back then, he was going to be called "symbiote", and he had a more superhero kind of suit that came from space and fed on his anger. But then I decided that was too much like Venom from Spiderman, so I changed it. And so because I really dont like to only post images from when I could barely hold a pencil, heres one that I did a few years later thats much better.

Please check back frequently, because I found a WHOLE crate of these old drawings that I want to share with you. By Crate, I mean hundreds of sketches and unused covers with some great stories behind them.
-Trent

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Creedcomic.com

Ive purchased the domain, now Im just putting the stuff together! For the last year Ive been collecting, scanning, and remastering EVERYTHING Creed related to post as a webcomic for free online.
By everything, I mean everything from books, to production sketches, to convention sketches, and even a lot of stuff from my sketchbook thats never been published. Its been 15 years, and I cant think of a better way to celebrate!
-Trent

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New interview up at the Cathode Ray Mission

INDRID13 Interviewed me for the Cathode Ray Mission, where I reveal the secret to getting into comics, how to get work in the game industry, and a slew of embarrassing stories from my uber secretive past! Oh... so mysterioso!
http://cathode13.blogspot.com/2009/11/interview-with-trent-kaniuga.html
-Trent

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Metroid Sketchies

Loooooooove metroid. Want to do a painting, but time is limited right now. Im sure ill get around to it eventually. But I did some sketches for now.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Starcraft comic cover finished.


When Im not roaming aimlessly with Angela, listening to 99 luft balloons on repeat with the top down on the TT, I like to stare at the same painting for 15 hours. Sometimes I finish something neat... and then I think its not finished and then I tell myself 15 hours for something that will never get used for anything is too long... and I tell myself its finished again.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Starcraft painting, work in progress

Just thought Id post some of the progress on the painting Im currently working on in my free time. Ill try to post updates as I progress. Its pretty close to finished, but still needs some work. For one, Im trying to keep it dark, but I think it needs more highlight behind the zerg to get a better overall read. I dont know what Ill do with it yet. Nothing a bottle of Philips Union , and a free evening cant fix.
-Trent

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Final Fight Streetwise cutscene storyboards

I recently began organizing all of my old artwork by year. In that process of digging through countless hard drives and folders and duplicate files, sometimes I find a little nugget of something cool that was believed to be previously lost. For fans of the Final Fight Streetwise video game on the ps2 and xbox, here are a few of the storyboards for the cutscenes. I did all of the storyboards and sometimes made animatics for cutscenes before they went to Eiko to be roughed out in animation, and then passed on to an external studio for final animation.
If you played the game, you should recognize these shots and scenes. There were over an hour of cutscenes, this is only from 4 of the scenes.
-Trent

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cyberfrog drawing

Doing this sketch, brought me back to my struggling early years in comics. We used to draw each others characters a lot. Its always fun to see a new take on something youve made... but I think after Ethan saw this drawing, he didnt talk to me for like... a year.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

a quick hand job

pix of hands/painted study

-Trent

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Post 100!!!! Jonah sheds some light on CreeD


I dont know where this guy came from, but he did a great little run down of the correct order of CreeD books.
He craftily left out a couple of books like the Ninja Turtles book and the Cyberfrog crossover from his list, but its pretty accurate. I recommend checking it out and leaving him some feedback.
-Trent

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Curious album cover

I just got an advanced copy of the Curious album cover that I painted. Graphic design was done by Jeff Lawter. It turned out really nice! Ill post it after the band releases the images publicly. In the meantime, you can check out their music here:
http://www.myspace.com/curiousmusic
-TRENT!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Nova Colony episode 1 is up!

Ive been working on a Motion Graphic series for quite some time now and we finally feel that Valentines day is the best day to start the series! Check out Novacolony.com and get ready to change your pants. Just to show you how much both Jimm and I love you, we made you a valentines day card. Use it to harass the ones you love.


-trent

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Interview on Diablo3resource.com

A while back I did an interview with Diablo3resource.com. I was unaware that the interview was published until tonight. So here is a link to anyone that my be interested in my ramblings.
http://www.diablo3resource.com/interviews/diablo-3-concept-artist-interview.php
-trent

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Diablo 3 concepts released.

Blizzard released several new concept art pieces. 2 of which were done by me. I present them to you here as well for those that dig this sort of thing. Again, i'm suprised at which pieces they choose to show. These are rough thumbnail concepts used to work out early stages of a design.
Anyway, in other news, my buddy Ethan Van Sciver is posting a ridiculously good column over at newsarama.com (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/010908-Ethan-07.html). Please show him some love... wait... he'd probably actually hate that. But check it out regardless, as it is very well written.
In Nova Colony news, Im wrapping up the end credits animation I intend to use for each episode... I just need to add more blood and garbage.
-trent

Friday, January 2, 2009

Nova Colony countdown

Ive made some tremendous progress on the Nova Colony project. In fact, the website went live yesterday featuring a theme song by Jeremiah Ryder. We put the request in over 6 years ago, but he's been way overbooked, and I had to sell my summerhome in Hawaii just to afford him.
Nova Colony is something beyond a comic book. Yet its not quite a film. I am very excited to see how people will react to this new project Jimm and I have been working on for so long. But technology can finally sustain the type of product we want to present, and it is coming VERY soon.
www.novacolony.com
-trent