Monday, January 29, 2007
keeping with the trend, here's a molly...
with the canson paper, sometimes the color choice works with you, sometimes... not so much. a lighter blue would've been a lot easier... maybe i'll do another. we'll see ... (gotta get the others done at some point, too) ) *fyi - these two canson 'haps pieces are for sale over at www.serendipityartsales.com ...
work is moving along nicely on the new project, as well as some side stuff and commissions. got the pin-up in from ted mckeever (!) for the "second chance trade"... wow! (i'm sure todd'll start posting these in a few weeks)
also got in the revised pie story pages from rico (seeing as how it's not on newsprint this time, he was able to do a lot more subtle - and beautiful - stuff)
man, the more i see from jeff smith's blog, the more i can't WAIT for his shazam! book (the new series from winick and porter... well, i love the art... and i'll leave it at that...)
so, battlestar galactica and rome last night... two of the best dramas on tv (now, thursday and sunday are far and away the best nights of television... but now that i think of it, monday ain't too shabby either, with the guilty pleasure of prison break, then 24 and heroes -woohoo, tivo! - and studio 60 - when it's not too preachy, it's great tv... liberal, but great and witty tv )
when did dumping on john byrne become a status of a "cool" comic reader? i may not agree with him on a LOT of things, but damn, the man is a legend, and still producing some of the most powerful art today (too bad it's not in a monthly book... but some those commissions he does are amazing... like keep telling todd, "someday, someday we'll get a byrne perhapa-pinup... someday.")... eh, kids today.
okay, back to work.
what i'm listening to as i type this... mojo box - southern culture on the skids
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
funny that in the nearly 100 canson paper pieces i've done over the years, i hadn't done ANY of the perhapanauts... (todd and i were talking about doing some covers like this in the futures, we'll see if that ever happens)...
besides the slew of canson pieces i'm working on, i've got a few pin-ups in the works (in trade for pin-ups for the second chances trade) and chugging away on the new project (hopefully i'll have news about it soon, for anyone that really cares)..
working on that dc licensing gig made me realize that i kinda miss doing straight up super hero stuff (gotta start talking to editors again, although nearly everyone i've worked with over the years has moved on to other jobs... and you know, i've NEVER worked on any marvel books, just creative service stuff), which is not to say i haven't enjoyed the variety of projects and styles over the years (heck, disney licensing gigs to harry johnson to kiss and tell to ronin hood to cobbler's monster to the 'haps... that's a WIDE range of subject matter and styles)
so, tv is back in full force these days (with a spectacular 2 hour comedy block on nbc last thursday... and great episodes of 24 (interesting family tree jack's got, eh?), heroes, rome, veronica mars, extras, battlestar galactica... whew!) and i'm starting to get a huge stack of audiobooks to listen to as well (i've started "the areas of my expertise" by john hodgeman aka pc from the mac commercials ... very dry, witty, and funny stuff a la mcsweeney's ... )
well, back to the drawing board.
what i'm listening to as i type this ... wincing the night away - the shins
Saturday, January 20, 2007
...one of the reasons i haven't posted much lately is that i've been so busy trying to wrap up projects, i haven't had much art to post (yeah, i could post pages, but i figure you'll see'm soon enough)... but with finishing up both the dc licensing gig and 'haps, getting the second trade all wrapped up, and getting underway on the next thing, i've found a bit of free time to get back onto commissions and sketches... so i'll be posting those a bit more regularly for a while...
and here's a mary marvel (by way of marylin monroe) i did the other day for our pal, bill nolan, in his amazing mary marvel themed sketch book...
im working on a slew of canson paper pieces, so check back on monday...
and i'm sure i'll have a few things to say about sunday's battlestar galactica... and the pats - colts game.
speaking of tv, rome is back on hbo... damn fine stuff (sad it's only two seasons... but at least we're getting those two)...
wow, only about a month until the new york show ... looks like it's gonna be a good show (speaking of which, i'll be sketching, but probably not the colored paper pieces... if you were interested in getting one, drop me a line and i'll see about getting a few done before the show - no promises - besides the few i'm already committed to bringing for folks)
what i'm listening to as i type this ... fegmania! - robyn hitchcock and the egyptians
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
so, the story behind this one is pretty straightforward... a good friend asked me to do a canson paper drawing of a friend's childhood hero creation... the beholder (get it? beholder... big eye... oh, come on, he was a kid)... don't quite know what the mecha-carrot is, but anyway...
turned in the files for the haps issue 4 today (hoping it's not the last, but time will tell) and work is underway on the next gig...
still lining up some sweet pin-ups for the trade as well (we're rushing to get it done in time for heroes con... and asking friends we'd planned to ask for the third volume to contribute this time around, on short notice)
oh, and bill - the sketch's almost done!
what i'm listening to as i type this ... meet the smithereens
Monday, January 15, 2007
here's another canson piece i realized i haven't posted here...
or in my sorely neglected canson gallery on the site... with any luck, i'll get around to that big gallery update real soon...
(and the fan art of the 'haps site should get an update soon, too... fyi)
besides the new project i'm working on, i'm getting through a buncha commissions, so i should have plenty to post here for a while, anyway...
and speaking of posting, todd's gonna be showing off some of the sweet pin-ups we've been getting in for the second trade paperback soon, so check out the perhapablog over the next few weeks (if you don't already)...
and wow, how 'bout them pats this weekend? any other team, i'd say it was dumb luck... but come on, they've been doing this stuff for seasons now...
first 2 hours of 24... darn fine (albeit illogical and improbable) television!
back to work!
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
somebody made a comment the other day on my comicspace page that they enjoyed IMPULSE... and looking back, i did, too...
haven't followed much of what happened after todd's run but i know he's all grown up now... which is sad, since he was such a fun character, which clearly isn't wanted in today's dc or marvel (at least he's not wearing a spiked armor costume that causes him pain to get his powers to work, right? ... ugh)
anywhoo, it got me to do this sketch.
oh, and issue 4 of the haps is all done. onto the next project.
here's hoping that wasn't the last 'haps we do... heck, at the very least, we've got too many folks we wanna get pin-ups from to put in the next trade! (and wait til you see the ones we've got for this one!)
what i'm listening to as type this... frank black - christmass
Friday, January 5, 2007
... and it's barely begun. how 'bout that? (yeah, i'm talking to YOU, nolan)
work's been crazy busy, what with that dc licensing job and the fourth issue of the 'haps (which will be out JUST in time for the big nyc show... if you're there, stop by and tell us if ya dug it... or better yet, buy it from us)...
the third issue of "second chances" came out this week, and both todd and i agree it's the best yet...
don't have much new art to post, really... but here's a quick sketch i did of turok (tad stones, who's working on the new cartoon, asked me to submit a few designs... they went with somebody else... which is alright with me, 'cause clearly i've been swamped as it is...)
since tv has been in mostly re-runs for the holiday season, while working i ended up watching the entire run of arrested development over the course of a week or so... some of the funniest stuff in years, even better the second time around.
well, here's to a happy and healthy 07 for everybody out there!