What I’ve Been Up To!
As part of my continuing sketch warm-up/Manga Studio expanding process, I decided to draw the Guardians of the Galaxy… the original Guardians. Well, the 70s versions that I remember. So Starhawk, Yondu, Vance Astro, Charlie-27, Martinex and Nikki. I also tried to expand my drawing techniques in Manga Studio. I tried a few more thingsRead On, MacDuff…!
For the last couple years, I’ve been designing the Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook. Year one was Liberty Meadows, year two was Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo. This year we’re tackling Matt Wagner’s Grendel. Baltimore is one of my favorite shows, and it’s always an honor to work on the book, it’s also a challenge to work with so many artists and findRead On, MacDuff…!
While I was at San Diego, I was asked to do the inaugural sketch in someone’s sketchbook. She was starting an all-Hydra sketchbook. First up, she wanted a piece involving the Hydra Skull/Octopus logo. Let me let you into the mind of an artist. I always look through a sketchbook I’m given. And while IRead On, MacDuff…!
My good friend Sarah Kuhn asked me to do this Wreck-It Ralph commission for her husband for their anniversary this year. I’m always a little humbled by these requests. Whenever people make my art part of some special celebration, it’s still a little amazing to me. I’m really happy with the finished piece. My CopicRead On, MacDuff…!
Featured on the home page and in this post is my ArtBin from my days at the Kubert School. I used it faithfully for fifteen years or so, before switching to other bins, systems, and yes, the lunchbox you see me bring to conventions. But this good soldier served me well. When I pulled itRead On, MacDuff…!
So what did you do last weekend? For me it was the juggernaut that is Comic-Con International. I’ve famously gotten philisophical about the experience. If the worst part of my professional year is going to San Diego for a week to talk about the thing I love doing most in the world, it’s not thatRead On, MacDuff…!