Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jumping spider, man (or Spidey hop)


In between working on pages I've been flipping through a bunch of old Steve Ditko issues of Spider-Man lately.
Ditko did such a great job of making Spider-Man, even though he's a hero, look sort of awkward in his costume. Big heroic, cool poses can be cool... but it has to be right for the character. Peter Parker being the nerd that he is/was it only makes sense that he wouldn't necessarily be the most graceful crime fighter. At least in the old Silver Age stuff that I've been looking at.
So yeah, this sketch was my attempt at that sort of quirky posed, yet still doing his superhero spiel, Spidey.



Oh, and I posted a new sketch of Asterix and Obelix over on the Comic Twart blog yesterday. Check it out here.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tintin (pencils)

Just wanted to give you all a heads up that my latest sketch for the Comic Twart blog is now up.

Give 'er a looksee here!

Below are the pencils for said piece :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I'm Back!

My work load has lessened a tad (just a tad), so I will be doing my darndest to keep this blog updated! Couldn't think of a better character to return with than my old favorite, Batman! Hope you enjoy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

I'll Be Back

Just wanted to pop in to let you all know that I haven't given up on this blog. I've just been really, really busy with work and our cross-country move to Portland, Oregon. (I'm actually typing this blog post from Utah).

Things should calm down considerably for me in the next few weeks though so expect more regular posting soon.

For those of you that have asked, I haven't given up on the alphabet sketches. They'll be making a return to the blog as well just as soon as I have the time to devote to them.

Thanks for sticking with me.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

HeroesCon Sketch Round-Up!

M-11 & Jimmy Woo

Winter Soldier

Black Canary & Zatanna

Shazam

Shadow Lass

Red Skull

M.O.D.O.K.

Phantasm & Pantha

Luke Cage (done at the Comic Twart panel)

Iron Fist & Scarlet Spider

A Geisha

Elves

Fat Cobra

Elijah Snow

Dr. Mid-Night & Hourman

Dr. Doom vs. Kang

Paul Crocker & Tara Chase

Dr. Strange

Batman & Wonder Woman

Angel & Darla

Apologies for the quality of these images. Almost all were taken from my phone. If one of these sketches is yours and you can email me a hi-res scan (400 dpi or higher) to samneeart (at) gmail (dot) com, I would really appreciate it and will try to get it in my next sketchbook.

Heroes Con (as always) was a wonderful time! Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by the table to get a sketch, get books signed or to just chat! I appreciate your support so much.


Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Heroes Con Update - Now with More Comic Twarty Goodness!

Just a reminder I will be at Heroes Con this weekend in Artist's Alley at table 304! I'll be the exhausted looking guy with the ol' prospector mustache and the deadline beard. :)

I will also be participating in the COMIC TWART panel on Friday at 4 pm in room 209. We've got lots of fun stuff planned for the panel - I hope if you're at Heroes you can attend.

You can also catch me at the Hero Initiative booth on Saturday, sketching for donations from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm!