Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Daredevil Week: Wednesday

The wait is over!! Be sure to pick up your copy of Daredevil Blood of the Tarantula today, kids!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Daredevil Week: Tuesday

Daredevil Week is catchin' fire on the internets!! Here's a link to a Phil Hester and Ande Parks interview where they try to make me blush (it worked).
And here's a link to an interview I did with Kuljit Mithra (a super nice guy running the best Daredevil resource around) for

P.S. I'm havin' a hard time posting images right now but I'll try again later today... thanks folks.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Daredevil Week: Monday

That's right, "Darevil Week" because I haven't tried to push this one on you enough yet I've devoted an entire week to reminding you folks to pick yourself up a copy of Daredevil: Blood of the Tarantula this Wednesday:)
So today is one of my first sketchbook pages trying to get the hang of drawing Daredevil. Sure I've drawn ol' Hornhead plenty of time before but I felt I needed to find my own interpretation and make a "model sheet" of sorts before getting to work on the issue.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Hey Kids! Free Comics!

Well free to look at anyway...
Up now at Newsarama are the Marvel previews for 4/30/08, which include the first six pages of DAREDEVIL: BLOOD OF THE TARANTULA ONE-SHOT. Go check 'em out!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Oconocon here I con... er come!

Since I'm having difficulty posting images today, I just wanted to remind you folks I'll be out at the Oconocon on Sunday, May 4 in Oconomowoc, WI peddlin' comics and sketches so be sure to come by and say Hi!
Also I'm extending the same offer for this show as I did with Planet Comicon, if you plan on getting a sketch drop me a line here (my email address is in my profile) and get yourself on the list early and I can have your sketch ready when I get to the show!
Con sketches are B&W on 9x12 bristol board $40 for one character and $60 for two.
Thanks everybody. Hope to see ya there!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Nexus: inks

Aaand here's the finished piece. I added lots of little details added as I was inking... but that's what make it the "fun part"!
Thanks again, Shannon

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Nexus: thumbnail and pencils

I'm sure some of you noticed a while back that I took on a number of commissions, so for the next week or two I'll be posting scans of the process from thumbnail sketch to the finished inked pieces.
First up we have Nexus, Judah & Kreed from Mike Baron and Steve Rude's Nexus.
I tried a couple of group shots, and an action-y one, but we ended up going with these three characters at a strength test:)
I've only sketched Nexus a few times and never any of his ever growing supporting cast before so this was really fun to get to draw some of these characters I'd been reading for years (I added even more in the ink stage) not to mention that it was great to do something for once that wasn't a bunch of folks standing around gritting their teeth or what have you.
Check back tomorrow for the finished piece!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Planet Comicon: Wrecker & Thunderball

And with Wrecker and Thunderball of the Wrecking Crew we wrap up the sketches from Planet Comicon... unless you folks out there happen to have any more scans that is:)
Thanks again, Jim!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Planet Comicon: Wild Dog

This is actually in a Wild Dog themed sketchbook... and mine falls right after Terry Beatty's piece. No pressure, right?
Thanks again, Jason!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Planet Comicon: Black Bolt

Having never drawn Black Bolt (of Marvel's the Inhumans) before I think this one turned out pretty well. I'll definitely have to take another stab at him soon.
Thanks again, Ed!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Planet Comicon: Scarlet Spider

Not terribly familiar with this guy... I think he was a clone maybe?
Thanks again, Scott!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Planet Comicon: Madrox

Today, from Marvel's X-Factor, we have the Ryan Sook re-design of Jamie Madrox aka Multiple Man. I'm pretty sure this was my first sketch of the weekend.
Thanks again, Brian

Monday, April 14, 2008

Planet Comicon: Monarch & Dr. Girlfriend

This was probably one of the most fun sketches of the show. Thanks again, Doc.
Oh, and the Venture Bros. season 3 premiers on June 1st!! Woot!

Friday, April 11, 2008

pre-Planet Comicon: Star Boy & Dream Girl

After struggling to try to get these two together in Photoshop (since they are meant to be companion pieces to one another) I decided to just post them next to each other here on the ol' blog... which was no easy chore either by the way. One of these days I'll figure out computers. One of these days.
Thanks again, Ed.

(EDIT) A big big thanks to Jason Gavin for using his own free time to smoosh these two pieces together for me.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

pre-Planet Comicon: Bouncing Boy

Woot! Bouncing Boy! One of my favorite Legionnaires, who also happens to be another old school DC character who got his powers from drinking something he thought was soda.
This was too much fun. Thanks again, Ed!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

pre-Planet Comicon: Galactus!

Behold, the hardest helmet to draw EVER! So many little details and junk... and apparently Kirby drew them different nearly every time he showed up in the Fantastic Four. Still quite a bit o' fun.
Thanks again, Pat!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

pre-Planet Comicon: Jesse & Tulip

Here's Jesse and Tulip from Preacher. This was actually part of a Preacher sketchbook theme for the show. Check out Simon's Comicartfan gallery for the rest.
Thanks again, Simon!

Monday, April 07, 2008

pre-Planet Comicon: Ralph & Sue #2

Just wanted to say thanks so much to all you folks who made it out to Planet Comicon this past weekend and took the time to come by the table to chat or pick up some sketches. I had a really great time and it just wouldn't have been the same if you all weren't so great. Thanks everybody!
Oh, and above is the second sketch I did of Ralph and Sue before the show after Laura mentioned that she thought the first one (posted last week) wasn't workin'.
Anyway, I'm planning on posting as many sketches from the show as possible so if anyone has scans I'd really appreciate it if you could send 'em my way.
Thanks again.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

pre-Planet Comicon: Ralph & Sue

Dear DC Comics,
Please make Ralph and Sue Dibny not ghosts... and let me draw them in an awesome comic where they solve mysteries.
Thank you,
Chris Samnee
age 28

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Concealed Weapon

I just got the Showcase Presents: Phantom Stranger vol. 2 in the mail last week and figured, after really falling in love with Bill Draut's work in this volume, I'd see if I could get some of the feel of his beautiful linework with a few of my brush pens.
Not entirely successful, but a fun little experiment if nothin' else.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hmm... Nah, I was just yankin' yer chain

Hey folks. Sorry for the lack of posts of late, I've been re-evaluating a lot of things lately, mostly my career in comics. I just don't have the passion I once had for the medium.
Maybe I'll try my hand at something else for a while... I dunno. I think maybe I'll go back to bar tending school and finish my degree in mix-ology.

Alright, alright. We've had a bit of fun. Now I guess I'll put the ol' kibosh on this scam. After thinking long and hard I honestly don't think I'm any good at anything besides comics and as far as my mix-ology goes I usually manage to get the cap off my beer on the first try, so... April Fools, dig?!!

What? I can't do somethin' a little different for post 350?
"Hmm" indeed... I wonder if I should start numbering these instead of wasting time trying to come up with a clever title.

Check back tomorrow to find out, kids!