Friday, December 30, 2005

Worker Cats.

Just trying to get one last post in before the new year. These are a group of random cats that will appear in the very beginning of the story establishing the father character. I'm finishing some rewriting of the first issue, then it's time to begin laying it out and artwork....gulp!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Big William Baxter

Back after a short absence. It's the holiday season, which means the updates are coming a lot slower. But I did manage to do a color shot of Kit's dad, Big William Baxter. I think I'm ready to start laying out the first issue. I've put it off long enough...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

More Kits

Did a few more views of Kit including some profiles. Turnaround coming soon.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Faces of Kit

I wanted to do a "model sheet" of Kit's face. Trying to work out how he looks at different angles and facial expressions.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Kit poster

This is a piece based on real handbills and posters from the past advertising various music acts. It will eventually be used in part to promote Black Cat Bone. Also available in my cafepress store:

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Kit and band

Just finished this one of Kit and a backup band of cats. Dig it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

New Father Design

I just did a new design for Kit's dad. I never was happy with the way he had looked so far. I like this much better.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Background characters: part three.

Can't... stop... drawing ...animals... wearing... clothes...

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Kit's parents

Here's Kit's parents as seen in the prologue. Not sure if these are the final versions, but they're darn close...

Friday, October 14, 2005

Drummer cat.

STILL playing around with musicians. I can't stop! Here's a drummer.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Background characters: Part 2

Here's some more background characters. Man, these are fun to draw...

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Kit as a kid

In the first chapter we see Kit as a child. A chance to develop his character and see where his life is headed....

Monday, October 03, 2005

Big Momma

Here's a concept for a rival blues singer named Big Momma Spann.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Fat Brass

Somewhere along the way, while Kit is assembling his band, he meets Fat Brass. They become his horn section. Here they are...

Friday, September 30, 2005

Kit on guitar.

Did a new one of Kit on guitar. That's it. Just Kit on guitar.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Added a store...

Thought I'd add a store. Check out some of my junk. And buy something if you like....

Saturday, September 24, 2005


This has absolutely nothing to do with Black Cat Bone. I'm just terrible at drawing vehicles. They always look like a shoebox with wheels. I always get caught up in the details and trying to make them look "real". So I thought I would do some from memory, not worrying about straight lines or perspective or accuracy, just have fun and draw some goofy cars. I have to say I learned something here. Sometimes you just need to loosen up, have fun and trust your instincts, you may be pleased with the results....
Just a few sketches of some potential background characters...

Friday, September 23, 2005

The Gypsy

This is the gypsy, who will feature prominently in the prologue

...and her house.

Logo and synopsis


The history, legend and folklore of American Blues music in the 20th century as told through the life of Kit "Blue-Eye" Baxter, a black cat

Well, there it is. That's basically what the story is about. So I figure it will be at least 10 issues, and then eventually compliled into one book.

First post

Ahhhh. Welcome to Kenny Durkin's blog. Glad you could make it. This is a place where you can come and check out the progress of my book Black Cat Bone, as well as other stuff I may be working on. So sit back, relax and have fun.

Here's my new header.