Friday, December 30, 2011

Looking Forward

Whoa, is it almost the end of the year already?!! I've been so busy (and sleep deprived) that I barely noticed all the months go by! This year saw the end of Thor: The Mighty Avenger (sadface), but I got to work on Captain America, then Captain America & Bucky and now Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. I won a Harvey Award and had a beautiful baby daughter! It's been quite the year!

Looking forward, I can't tell you how excited I am for 2012! I already have three projects lined up that I can't wait to share with you. All of them are books that I've wanted to work on for years - hopefully, they will be announced soon! I'm also excited to get this blog back into shape, so keep an eye out! It's one of my goals in 2012 to return to sketching, and I hope to share some new sketches with you all soon.

A huge thank you to everyone who supported me this past year! I wouldn't be where I am without you and I truly appreciate it! I hope you stick around for all the awesome things I have planned for 2012! Wishing you all a very happy and very safe New Year!



Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thor: TMA Cover up for auction!

I just put the pencils for the cover to Thor: The Mighty Avenger #5 up on eBay! Happy Bidding!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Batman & Killer Croc

Been too long since I've drawn Batman! Happy Tuesday, e'rebody! :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Cap & Bucky 621 and Harvey News!

Just a reminder that Captain America & Bucky #621 is in stores on Wednesday! You can check out a preview here at CBR!

In other cool news, I won the Harvey Award for Most Promising New Talent on Saturday night! Thank you to all my peers that nominated me and voted for me - I feel very honored! Congrats to all the other nominees and winners, but especially to Roger Langridge for his wins for Best Writer (Thor: The Mighty Avenger) and Special Award for Humor in Comics (The Muppet Show)! You can check out all the winners at iFanboy!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Flash - Comic Twart

Trying to do a little catch up with past Twart themes. Last week was The Flash - hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Power Girl - Comic Twart

My contribution to this week's Comic Twart theme!

Also, my first issue of Captain America & Bucky (#620) came out a few weeks back, hope you picked it up and enjoyed it!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Store is temporarily closed!

Just wanted to let you all know that I have closed my store until sometime this fall. Laura and I will be taking some time off to adjust to parenthood. :) I'll post here on my blog and on twitter when we reopen it, likely in late September or October. Thanks for your understanding!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Twarts and sketches in my store!


Thought I would post my last few Comic Twart contributions here!

Also, I just added a bunch of sketches to my online store, if you're interested. This is the last batch of sketches I will be selling before we temporarily close the store until October or so, as Laura and I will be taking some time off as we adjust to parenthood. :)

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Mister Miracle

Thanks for the suggestion, Tyrannosaurus-Lex!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Kitty Pryde & Lockheed and Harveys!

Kitty Pryde and Lockheed was another suggestion from the comments here last week. Thanks Chunkahash! And thanks to everyone who has left suggestions - I'll try and get to more! :)

In other news, the Harvey nominations were announced yesterday and I'm so humbled to be nominated for BEST ARTIST and MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT, as well as Thor: The Mighty Avenger for BEST NEW SERIES (and Roger Langridge for BEST WRITER)! Thank you so much to those who nominated me - it really is an honor to have your work recognized by your peers. If you're eligible, voting can be done online until August 6.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hero Initiative Auction

A while back, I joined a bunch of other artists in inking a copy of Gene Colan's pencils for a fun art challenge. My piece is now up for auction on eBay to benefit Hero Initiative, if you are interested in bidding. Just to clarify, these are my original inks on bristol board from a copy of Gene's pencils, not Gene's original pencils. Thanks for lookin'! :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cyclops and a Sentinel

From yesterday's blog sketch suggestions! This one was a lot of fun - thanks lawrenceofdallas! :) Please keep the suggestions coming in the comments below!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Martian Manhunter

I think Martian Manhunter is the only character from Justice League I hadn't drawn recently. I'm coming up a little blank with blog sketch fodder, so if there is something you would like to see me draw - please leave a comment. :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

BULLOCK & BATS


I heard about the passing of Gene Colan late last night. It's really sad to think that another of the masters of comic art is no longer with us. All my best to his friends and family.

One of the first Batman comics I ever read as a kid was by Gene. Memory may be failing me now since that was so long ago, but I seem to remember Detective Harvey Bullock out at the docks in Gotham... and Batman being under water at some point. Although those two things may have been unrelated in the book I went ahead and mashed 'em up for today's tribute to Gene "the Dean".

Batman wasn't the only book that Gene drew, although it was the first thing I saw and went "Wow, what is THIS?!!!". Gene's amazing art graced the pages of Captain America, Daredevil, Night Force, Howard the Duck and scores of other outstanding work that has been a real inspiration to me over the years.

Thanks for everything, Gene. We miss you already.


Also, a group of artists all took our hand at inking a Dracula sketch that Gene had pencilled a while back. The inked pieces are each being auctioned on Ebay HERE. With new pieces popping up each week and all proceeds being given to the Hero Initiative. My piece should go up shortly, if you want to keep an eye out.
Big thanks to Ande Parks , whose piece is currently up for auction, for organizing the whole thing.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Aquaman!

You may remember the last time I drew Aquaman. I know he gets a bad rap, but I really do think he is a cool character.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Please Bid - For a Great Cause

My recent Wonder Woman piece is now up for auction on eBay to benefit a young family in need. You can read more about their story here. If you've ever thought about buying a piece of my art - I hope you'll consider bidding. I'd love to help this family as much as we can! Thanks so much!

Spidey



Wait a minute-- Did something happen in today's issue of Ultimate Spider-Man? ;)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Captain America!!


Before a long day of sitting at the table inking Captain America I figured I'd warm up with a sketch of Captain America, why not. :P

Anyhoo, Captain America #619, the last issue (before the big name change to CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY as of #620) hits stands tomorrow.

There's a preview of the issue up at CBR if you'd like to take a gander just click HERE.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Weapon X




My contribution to this week's theme at Comic Twart.

Sorry for the lack of posts from me lately. I haven't had as much time at the drawing board recently, and when I'm there Captain America and Bucky have been taking up all my time. Hope to be posting more soon! Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 06, 2011

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY 620 previews

Marvel comics and Comic Book Resources each have exclusive black and white preview pages of my art from Captain America and Bucky #620!! Six pages in total.

You can peep at Marvel's exclusive preview pages HERE:

And you can gander at CBR's exclusive preview pages HERE:

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Wonder Woman

EDIT: This piece is now up for auction on eBay to benefit a young family in need. You can read more about their story here. If you've ever thought about buying a piece of my art - I hope you'll consider bidding. I'd love to help this family as much as we can! Thanks so much!


Old school Wonder Woman was a request from Laura, so here is my ode to Sensation Comics #1.

P.S. I won't be at HeroesCon this weekend, but if you are be sure to stop by and support my Twart Bros at the Comic Twart Panel at 1pm on Friday in Room 206. More info here!

Friday, May 27, 2011

New Sketches in Shop

Just a heads up that I added some recent sketches to my online store this morning!

Magneto

There's something that I love about having Magneto on an island with dinosaurs. It just makes no sense, which is probably what I love about it! Have a safe and fun holiday weekend, folks!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Comic Twart - Wolfman

My contribution to this week's Comic Twart theme - The Wolfman!

Friday, May 20, 2011

X-23

Just a reminder that my eBay auction for an unpublished page from Thor: The Mighty Avenger ends on Sunday! Have a great weekend, folks!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Elektra

Another request from Laura. Happy Thursday everybody!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thor: TMA page up for sale!

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Many of you know that I don't sell original published pages. Yesterday I put an unpublished page from Thor: TMA #3 up for auction on Ebay, so I thought I would put up a short post about the page and why it wasn't published.

I often self-reject pages after they're pencilled because they end up not working for one reason or another. In this case, I inked one panel then realized I hadn't left enough room for word balloons in many of the panels, so I shrunk down much of the page in photoshop and lightboxed it in ink onto another piece of bristol. So these are the original pencils.

The page that follows is what was published, you can see they are very similar.

If you are interested in owning the unpublished version of this page, the auction goes until Sunday night. Thanks for lookin'!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Superwoman

Laura requested I draw Superwoman after watching last week's episode of Smallville with me, so here she is!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

FCBD Sketches!

Thank you to the amazing folks at Acme Comics in Greensboro, NC who had me out for Free Comic Book Day this past weekend. I did close to 30 sketches on Saturday - here are most of them! Hope you got out and supported your local shop and got some free comics to boot!




















Lots of Thors




Batman


Fin Fang Foom


Frog Thor


Green Lantern

Batman

Firefly from G.I. Joe

Green Lantern

Another Frog Thor

Iron Giant

Juggernaut

Lono from 100 Bullets

Kilowog

Ms. Marvel

Punisher


Scarlet Witch

Another Punisher

Storm

For those of you that weren't able to pick up our FCBD book, Captain America and Thor: The Mighty Fighting Avengers, it will be collected (along with a bunch of other great stuff) in Marvel Super Stars Magazine #5, out in July! If you did pick it up, I hope you enjoyed it!!