Monday, December 21, 2009

my bro-in-law

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Great Stuff Coming Out.

After his run on Fantastic Four - I'm pretty much going to pick up anything that Jonathan Hickman writes, even his emails must be great. No seriously, that SHIELD book sounds seriously cool. Also, Old Man Logan is the type of story I love. I don't know why post-apocalyptic stories are so appealing, I guess it's that they sort of invoke and old west feeling in the future. Anyways, I'll probably pick that up as well, not to mention Absolute Justice looks awesome.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A terrific interview

Over at - An interview with one of my favorite artists working in comics today - STEVE LIEBER. Steve is an amazing artist, and one of the best inkers in comics. He is also an all around nice guy, and fun to talk to at the comic conventions. AICN did a great job with this very in depth interview! Normally I complain that the interviews with creators aren't lengthy enough, but no complaints here - it's great stuff.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mickey-Marvel Buyout

Just got sent this image from Al Gordon, who obviously got it from the amazing artist Joe Sinnot. Best editorial I've seen on this whole issue so far. And, great line work too, but that's par for the course when you are talking Sinnot.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Super Lulu

Great classic! Used to watch these with my little sisters on VHS growing up. The animation is terrific and the subject matter is right up my alley.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Two of the best blogs on the internet!

I'm always amazed at how viral the internet is and what a wonderful thing too! As my daughter woke up at 2 a.m. and decided not to go back to sleep ( I was already up). I figured I'd look for some things online, and seemingly at random found two of the most awesome blogs on the whole internet.

1. Is the blog of inker Charles Yoakum. It has all sorts of great stuff, inked pages, links to other cool blogs and all sorts of insights into the comic book industry and art in general.

2. And as if that weren't enough, I also found the GRAPHIC NYC blog by Christopher Irving. Which has an incredible interview with Walter Simonson!!!! If that doesn't get your geek juices flowing, nothing will. Also, tons (literally) of other cool people - too many to mention!

Anyways they are more than worth checking out - so check them out!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Super-Con in San Jose!

Went to Super-Con this weekend, and it was awesome! It's nice to go to the one Con per year where the emphasis in on inking. I also discovered some new books (to me at least) like:

Which is also awesome by the way. Great art, all done in Painter (I believe). I was surprised when Viktor told me that all of the great pen and ink work for this book, was not done in neither pen nor ink! Talk about egg on my face! Anyways, it's worth picking up, if you didn't get to attend the con you can get it here.

Also, I found out about some new products coming soon from Flesk publications, such as:

Al Williamsons Flash Gordon and Mark Shultz sketches volume 4. Wow! Both are available for pre-order here.

Anyways, it was a great convention.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Adam Hughes - Anatomy of a sketch, Pt2 - The Process

Found this online, it's pretty fun - just thought I'd share.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Best Comic Book I Wasn't Reading till today.....

I really don't know how these things slip under my radar, but I got this email from a friend today pointing me towards Kevin Nowlan's blog. And the pages that he has just done for Batman Confidential with penciler Jose Luis Garcia Lopez. Now if one of these guys is working on a book there's a good chance it's going on the buy list. If they are working on something together it's a must have!

So what's a guy to do? Naturally, I drove out to the comic shop right after getting the email, grabbed the appropriate issues and enjoyed. I also added Nowlan's blog to my list and plan on checking it regularly.

Thanks Steven!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chimps - I did say, I'll draw anything.

Here is the chimp sketch that was asked for. I guess a did a couple more than I needed to, but drawing chimps is fun. I could have a whole sketchbook filled with nothing but chimp drawings.... say that IS a great idea! Anybody else craving bananas right now?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In Memory Of.....

It's a question geeks and nerds will be asking each other for the next 20 or so odd years. Where were you when you heard Twenty Four died? For most the answer will be - on my couch. I was watching it unfold live myself. It still came as a great shock. He will be remembered.

Kevin Shriver gave me this sketch for Christmas and it's a beaut. One day we will probably take a bunch of his color sketches and make something we can give out to people at a convention. In the meantime enjoy, remember and reflect.