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Walking backwards into canon

A little while backI had the honor of doing a pinup for one of my favorite indie comic book companies King Bone Press. It was for a book called “Hellbillies” here is the pitch:

"Strange things happen all over this world. In North America, there is a hotbed of oddities and weirdness known as "the south" and the people are only the beginning. Eustace and his team of outcasts try to keep the world safe with their brand of southern justice. Join them, there are plenty of moonshine and monsters to go around. The road to hell leads south."

After reading the first couple of issues I decided to have a little fun with my pinup, and include a corn-cob pipe smoking frog. He seemed like the kind of character that might show up in that world... the writer of "Hellbillies" agreed, and to my shock and delight FRED (my frog) appeared in issue 8. So much fun! Check out King Bone Press on Comixology, and if you need pinups for your next project hit me up! - John

Original pencils

Original pencils

Finished piece.

Finished piece.

Fred’s comic debut in “Hellbillies” issue 8!!  @bryanboles  is the best

Fred’s comic debut in “Hellbillies” issue 8!! @bryanboles is the best