Colin O'Connor Illustration

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New Piece

A new piece I did, working for the first time in a long time, using an ink wash with brush line work. These are the work in progress photos I took while painting. The high res version is here, in the Illustration section of my website.0





Jun 28 2013

More new work on Comic

Another frame from my short comic I’m working on. Obviously in the final there will be text, but for now just guache and ink images.

Dec 28 2012

Anthology Submission

A frame from a submission for an anthology I’m working on. Gouache and Ink. This piece is complimentary to the Lighthouse Keeper, connected by similar themes and characters.

Dec 10 2012

Work in progress

I’ve decided that the best way to prepare for creting a comic is to do examples of an action sequence, a sequence with a lot of diologue, and a sequence with a lot of scenery. So far, I’ve finished two pages from the action sequence. The rest will hopefully be up shortly!


These pages are as of now unfinished, but I thought I’d put them up.

Oct 24 2012


This is the first of hopefully many mini comics, each a sort of a prelude and a preview for the main comic I hope to create. This, the first is called Northmen, and focuses on the mysterious tribe that habits the Northern Plateau, across the Endless Mountains. Next week you will be able to buy your very own copy, if you can make it to Big Brain Comics in Minneapolis! Read it in a more different way here at the French comics website.

Oct 5 2011


I’ve decided that as I work on the “Secret Project” finalizing the character, script and story, I am going to work on a series of one page mini-comics that will inform the larger story. The idea is that many of these shorts will make no sense now, but as one reads the larger story these short comics will build off of the story, adding to the overall story. These mini-comics will not be necessary for understanding the larger story, only build upon it and inform it later.

So do not be confused, all will make sense in time.



Sep 22 2011

Creatures and people

Some bears and a wild Northman:

Sep 14 2011


I watched the Dark Knight yesterday…

Sep 12 2011


These are some character sketches, with different outfits, gear and whatnot.

Sep 4 2011

Secret Project!

So I’m working on a project that for now shall remain shrouded in mystery… Here are some sketches of one of the main characters, and concepts for special equipment they might need on their journeys.




Aug 30 2011