Steve Rolston comic book artist

www.steverolston.com twitter.com/steverolston

One of my current endeavours is developing a webcomic called TRAPEZIUS PEPPER. You can support my efforts by becoming a patron and you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at my creative process: patreon.com/steverolston
Jul 15
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Here’s a relatively early piece of Trapezius Pepper artwork. Back in 2011, I was invited to put a piece in the Vancouver Comic Jam Art Show. I used the opportunity to explore the character of Trapezius and the type of situation he might get himself into. 
I imagine most film noir fans will recognize the statue in the bear’s paws. For those who don’t, it’s from the 1941 film, The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart and based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett. 
If you want to follow my progress as I develop this character into a comic series, consider supporting my Patreon for the project: http://www.patreon.com/steverolston 

Here’s a relatively early piece of Trapezius Pepper artwork. Back in 2011, I was invited to put a piece in the Vancouver Comic Jam Art Show. I used the opportunity to explore the character of Trapezius and the type of situation he might get himself into.

I imagine most film noir fans will recognize the statue in the bear’s paws. For those who don’t, it’s from the 1941 film, The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart and based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett. 

If you want to follow my progress as I develop this character into a comic series, consider supporting my Patreon for the project: http://www.patreon.com/steverolston 

Jul 11
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I know I’m a day late with this theme but I wanted to jump on the Tank Girl #sketch_dailies train.

I know I’m a day late with this theme but I wanted to jump on the Tank Girl #sketch_dailies train.

Jul 08
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A mysterious snippet from a new Trapezius Pepper comic page. My patrons get to see the whole thing. http://www.patreon.com/steverolston

A mysterious snippet from a new Trapezius Pepper comic page. My patrons get to see the whole thing. http://www.patreon.com/steverolston

Jun 26
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Here’s the prize for my Patreon’s first monthly Raffle. The lucky winner will get a copy of my #INKtober sketchbook “RACCOONS & HUMANS & BEARS, OH MY!”, a set of six 1-inch buttons and an original sketch of Trapezius Pepper. Patrons pledging at the $10 “Gambler” level or higher are entered to win! The winner will be randomly selected on July 1st.
www.patreon.com/steverolston
Pssst… odds of winning are very good since there’s currently only one eligible patron.

Here’s the prize for my Patreon’s first monthly Raffle. The lucky winner will get a copy of my #INKtober sketchbook “RACCOONS & HUMANS & BEARS, OH MY!”, a set of six 1-inch buttons and an original sketch of Trapezius Pepper. Patrons pledging at the $10 “Gambler” level or higher are entered to win! The winner will be randomly selected on July 1st.

www.patreon.com/steverolston

Pssst… odds of winning are very good since there’s currently only one eligible patron.

Jun 20
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A few characters from the Trapezius Pepper comic I’m working on: www.patreon.com/steverolston #makecomics #characterdesign

A few characters from the Trapezius Pepper comic I’m working on: www.patreon.com/steverolston #makecomics #characterdesign

Jun 18
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I’ve started working on a TRAPEZIUS PEPPER webcomic that I’ll be launching later this year. The series revolves around a writer-turned-gambler in a city filled with crime, corruption, mysteries and, of course, talking bears and raccoons.

I’ve also created a Patreon page so fans can show support for the project by kicking in a little bit of money each month. Since I’m still experimenting with the visual style and character designs, I’m going to start off by drawing some one-page comics to get a feel for the world I’m creating. And I’ll be giving my Patreon supporters exclusive early access to that work for as little as $1 a month.

Patrons who pledge at least $3 will also get access to Creative Process posts where I show off and discuss how each page comes together. Head over to my Patreon page to find out more! And don’t be afraid to help spread the word. I appreciate the help!

http://www.patreon.com/steverolston

I’ve started working on a TRAPEZIUS PEPPER webcomic that I’ll be launching later this year. The series revolves around a writer-turned-gambler in a city filled with crime, corruption, mysteries and, of course, talking bears and raccoons.

I’ve also created a Patreon page so fans can show support for the project by kicking in a little bit of money each month. Since I’m still experimenting with the visual style and character designs, I’m going to start off by drawing some one-page comics to get a feel for the world I’m creating. And I’ll be giving my Patreon supporters exclusive early access to that work for as little as $1 a month.

Patrons who pledge at least $3 will also get access to Creative Process posts where I show off and discuss how each page comes together. Head over to my Patreon page to find out more! And don’t be afraid to help spread the word. I appreciate the help!

http://www.patreon.com/steverolston

Jun 06
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I’ve made my latest sketchbook available to purchase online! “RACCOONS AND HUMANS AND BEARS, OH MY!” is a collection of my #INKtober sketches from 2012 and 2013, including some notes about the drawings, the characters and what inspired them.You can choose between the physical booklet, which is available in my Etsy Shop, or a digital PDF version, which is available via Gumroad. I’m quite happy with the cute little booklet but I also like flipping through the pages on a tablet or smart phone. I chose Gumroad because I’m curious about their Pay-What-You-Want option, which allows creators to set a minimum price and then the customers can decide what they want to pay.Buy the physical booklet: https://steverolston.etsy.comBuy the digital version: https://gumroad.com/steverolston

I’ve made my latest sketchbook available to purchase online! “RACCOONS AND HUMANS AND BEARS, OH MY!” is a collection of my #INKtober sketches from 2012 and 2013, including some notes about the drawings, the characters and what inspired them.

You can choose between the physical booklet, which is available in my Etsy Shop, or a digital PDF version, which is available via Gumroad. I’m quite happy with the cute little booklet but I also like flipping through the pages on a tablet or smart phone. I chose Gumroad because I’m curious about their Pay-What-You-Want option, which allows creators to set a minimum price and then the customers can decide what they want to pay.

Buy the physical booklet: https://steverolston.etsy.com

Buy the digital version: https://gumroad.com/steverolston

Jun 05
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We don’t have a real cat but this is the stuck-up stuffed toy kitty jerk who lives with us… if he wore a dress. #drawyourcatinadressday

We don’t have a real cat but this is the stuck-up stuffed toy kitty jerk who lives with us… if he wore a dress. #drawyourcatinadressday

Jun 03
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While at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival the other weekend, local funny guys Ian Boothby and Dave Dedrick had me as a guest on their SNEAKY DRAGON podcast. I had a great time, bullshitting with them about comics, Madballs and Ninja Turtles. You can give it a listen here: 
http://www.sneakydragon.com/podcast/sneaky-dragon-episode-130/
And don’t forget to gaze with wonder upon Dave’s rendition of us as Madballs.

While at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival the other weekend, local funny guys Ian Boothby and Dave Dedrick had me as a guest on their SNEAKY DRAGON podcast. I had a great time, bullshitting with them about comics, Madballs and Ninja Turtles. You can give it a listen here: 

http://www.sneakydragon.com/podcast/sneaky-dragon-episode-130/

And don’t forget to gaze with wonder upon Dave’s rendition of us as Madballs.

Jun 02
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