Saturday, May 31, 2008

Summer Conventions: Update

Thanks so much to everyone who got in touch with me about sketches for Heroes Con.
I am no longer taking pre-orders for sketches. If you are interested in getting a sketch, please stop by my table early in the show so I can put you on the list then.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Summer Conventions

I'll be attending several comic conventions this summer but I will only be doing sketches at the Heroes Con.
My prices for con sketches are:
$40 for a single character in B&W on 9 x 12 bristol
$60 for two characters in B&W on 9 x 12 bristol
All sketches will be personalized.
If you know you will be attending Heroes Con and would like a sketch please drop me a line, my email address in my profile.
If I'm able I will have your sketch done before the show, otherwise each sketch will be drawn at the show in the order I receive your emails.
I will most likely only be taking on about 10 sketches each day at the show so I can make each one as good as possible. Hopefully getting on the list will ensure that anyone who'd like a sketch can get one, and this way there's less wait. Awesomeness Guaranteed;)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Illuminati: inks

There it is all finished up.
Thanks again, Pat!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Illuminati: pencils

Namor looks a little wonky here but got doctored up in the inks.
I'm a big fan of the orignal Bill Everett designed Namor with the big triangle shaped head, but if Sue Storm is gonna be tempted to cheat on Reed Richards with him he has... to... look... uh yeah, that's enough nerdity for one day.
Check back tomorrow for the inks.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Illuminati: thumbnails

Here are the sketches for an Illuminati commission I did a while back. For those not in the know the team consists of Professor X, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, Black Bolt, Namor and Mr. Fantastic.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Nocturnals:inks

And here are the finished inks. I did most of the textures in this step and tried to add a few little easter eggs from the comic in the background. After all is said and done I think this one turned out pretty okay.
Thanks again, Billy!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Nocturnals: pencils


Yeah, we went with the top right sketch... except Doc's arms are now uncrossed and I stuck a gun in his hand to show he may sense the tentacles behind them.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Nocturnals:thumbs


Here are the thumbnail sketches for a piece with Doc Horror and Halloween Girl from Dan Brereton's Nocturnals. We were going for a "family portrait" sort of thing with sort of a Cthulhu monster's tentacles in the background.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Tara Chace: thumbs and pencils


'Nother Queen & Country themed commission, this one is sort of a riff on the cover I did for the Red Panda arc... which was a riff on Tim Sale's cover of issue#1. It all comes back around I guess.
I'll stick the inks up here tomorrow.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Pulp for a good cause


PULP TALES BENEFIT BOOK FOR JOSH MEDORS
Contributions by Steve Niles, Josh Fialkov, Kody Chamberlain, Tony Fleecs, Dan Taylor and more!
Cover by Ben Templesmith and Josh Medors
24pgs,
FC SRP: $3.99
Help BOOM! Studios support comic book artist Josh Medors, recently diagnosed with cancer, by ordering the benefit comic book PULP TALES. This two-fisted one-shot features all-new, action-packed stories by horror master Steve Niles, P.U.N.K.S' Josh Fialkov and Kody Chamberlain, '76's B. Clay Moore & Seth Peck, Capote in Kansas' Chris Samnee, In My Lifetime's Tony Fleecs, and more! Featuring a cover by Ben Templesmith! ALL PROCEEDS will go to Josh Medors and his family. HELP NOW AND PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK TODAY! PULP TALES WILL SHIP SEPTEMBER!
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Bluejacket debuts in a yarn written by B. Clay Moore and Seth Peck with me on art chores. Order yours now and do your part.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Green Lantern vs Solomon Grundy: inks

And here's the finished piece. I stuck the Darth Vader looking Legion of Doom headquarters in the background since GL and Grundy are tussling in a swamp:)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

DD week again?!

Here's the link to Ande Parks's interview at the Pulse ,about our Daredevil Blood of the Tarantula one-shot, where he refers to me as a "skinny bastard". Go to the link to read the rest:)



Oh, and my three issues of Checkmate (17, 21 and 22) are now collected in Checkmate Vol. 3: The Fall of the Wall which is in stores today.

Green Lantern vs Solomon Grundy: pencils


I'm sorry to anybody who took a guess yesterday... it was a trick question since we actually went with a combination of the two;P
Check back tomorrow for the inks, yeah? No trickery this time. Fer realsies.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Green Lantern vs Solomon Grundy: thumbnail

Can you guess which thumbnail the final piece ended up being based on?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Q&C: Inks


I threw my back out yesterday moving branches after a big storm came through, so I'm keepin' this one short.
Here's the inks to the Queen & Country commission.
Thanks again, Nathan.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Daredevil Week Just Won't Die!!

There's an interview I did with Jen Contino over at the Pulse about the Daredevil: Blood of the Tarantula. Go check it out!!

Q&C: Thumbs and Pencils



Here's the thumbnail sketch and pencils to one of my latest Queen & Country Commissions.
Be sure to check back on Monday, I'll stick the inked piece up here and we can compare and contrast, yeah?
Have a great weekend, folks!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Oconocon: Omac & Kamandi


Okay, I think this is the last of the scans I have from Oconocon. If anyone else has a scan feel free to send it my way and I'll post it here. Otherwise, it's time to get back to posting some commission stuff.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Oconocon: Moon Knight & Daredevil


This show marked the first time I've ever drawn on one of these sketch covers Marvel puts out.
Thanks again, Rooster!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Oconocon:Shade

A while back I told you all that I'd be posting a number of commissions, but how about we post sketches from this past weekend's Oconocon and then we jump back into things? Sound good?
Okay then. Here's the Shade. Thanks again, Matt!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Daredevil Week: Friday



Here's the DD drawing I just finished to be auctioned off at the Oconcocon charity event this weekend, with proceeds going to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Daredevil Week:Thursday



I'm tellin' ya Daredevil week is bringing so much awesome we've almost broken the internet in two!! Still having image posting issues so, hence the odd overlapping posts, but hopefully all will be well after it's revealed that Google is run by skrulls.

Anyway here are a couple more sketchbook pages of designs. With Carlos I was trying to bring some of the desing elements of his costume into his civilian attire, so for anyone reading the character for the first time he'd be recognizable in or out of the Black Tarantula outfil. Sort of like how Clark Kent always dresses in Red, Blue and Yellow on Smallville.