Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Commission: Wonder Woman

Today's commission is that amazing amazon. Lots and lots of fun this time out!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Commission: Blackhawk

Another quickie commission; this time, it's Blackhawk, DC's swashbuckling aviator. Col-Erase pencil on bristol board, 9" x 12".

Yeah, I was thinking "Bruce Campbell" while drawing it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

That's Really Super, Supergirl

I couldn't help it—if I'm doing a blog post with a Supergirl commission, I have to name-check the XTC song in the title of the post!

Brush and ink on bristol board. 11" x 17"

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Foil-Stamped Embossed Hologram Cover...

...that's what all the Obama covers are these days, right? Nothing says freedom like exploiting the likeness of the leader of the free world o sell funnybooks.

Maybe I'm just jealous, though. After all, if I wanted to go for the cheap presidential cover on Athena Voltaire, I'd have to do something like this...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sketchbook Stuff: A Robert Maguire Study

Playing around in my sketchbook some more. Today's entry is a study of a Robert Maguire piece included in Jim Silke's excellent book Robert Maguire: Dames, Dolls and Gun Molls. Amazing, wonderful stuff.

Read more about Robert Maguire and see awesome paintings here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Flashback: Eisner Awards 2005 (part 2)

Another shot from the 2005 Eisner Awards; this time, it's Mike Heffron and me with author Michael Chabon. I had actually started reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay on the flight to San Diego that year. At the time, I regretted not having more to say to Mr. Chabon than "I really enjoy your work," but, in retrospect, I assume he probably gets a lot of people who want to ask that one memorable question and end up looking like pretentious douchebags instead.

Mike and I didn't talk to Mr. Chabon for very long (he had to catch a flight to San Francisco right after the awards), but he was very gracious and pleasant.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Flashback: Eisner Awards 2005

I was clearing some stuff off my desktop, looking for images I haven't uploaded to this blog yet and came across this photo from the 2005 Eisner Awards.

From left: me, Dark Horse Comics publisher Mike Richardson and Jim (Territory 51) Heffron. Jim had been nominated for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award and I was nominated for Athena Voltaire in the Best Digital Comic catagory. Neither of us won, but it was a blast, capped off by meeting the guy who publishes the best comics today.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sketchbook Stuff: Gesture Drawings

I tend to get caught up in working and end up neglecting my sketchbook. I've been making a real effort to rectify this over the last year. I still go through periods where I don't sketch nearly enough, but those times are becoming less frequent.

In a back to basics approach, I'm really trying to get back to lots and lots AND LOTS of gesture drawing. My figures have become increasingly stiff over the last couple of years and I look forward to fixing that problem.

Here's a spread from my sketchbook that addresses the issue. There's plenty more where that came from...