9/15/07

It has been too long




I apologize for not posting anything in such a long time. I have been busy with some stuff that unfortunately is not ready to be seen yet, so here are some minor (and mostly old as dirt) sketches to try and hold us over for a little while. I am as sick of looking at those sandy pages below as anyone.

The first is just a girl, the second is a cowgirl (drawn on an airplane, incidentally, which might help explain why she appears to be smuggling misshapen water balloons in a hideously knotted blouse) for the program of a Calgary comicon which I was unfortunately unable to attend. I colored the sketch in Photoshop after unpacking; I can not explain the horrendous color choices. The third appears to be a tired attempt at a "cartoony" Beast of the X-Men, and I don't remember when I drew it exactly.

Well, that was worth the wait. I really will have to post something more substantial next time.

As always, thank you so very much for stopping by.

J

18 comments:

Sebastián Fiumara said...

It was worth waiting!!!
Great job on the Beast!
Best!
You draw to much... :)

Shay said...

Great stuff!

Joshm said...

Good to see some new stuff. You and SPARTH love to make us wait for new art. LOL Just kidding. I love seeing your stuff as always and keep up the great work.

Brian said...

I was just thinking the same thing when I clicked on the link to check in so it is very nice to see new art.

Looking forward to seeing what you've been working on.

Scott Forbes said...

These are amazing Josh,, I really like the first one, different style (inking perhaps) but it's really nice.

Nice to see you haven't forgotten about the blog! Anyways, can't wait to see what you've been working on.

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Bill at Comix Connection said...

Hey Josh!
When are you visiting PA again? Next time you're around we'd love to put you up... I will pay you $14 in store credit and all the scrapple you can eat. No lie.

--Bill
PS: Your Metamorpho was most excellent.

akeno said...

wooow nice job man ...congratulations i love your style :)

Khaled Abou Alfa said...

Josh, seriously man, everyone's got RSS, you post when you post and it's always awesome every time :)

Ashley A. Woods said...

hey, josh.

i read your latest comic with aquaman and it has a very cinematic feel to it. i really enjoyed it.

as for bashing yourself, i consider you an EXTREMELY great artist and i liked those sketches. it confuses me why you wouldn't, but i guess artists are never totally happy with their works. 'eh.

keep up the good work, josh! XOXOXO ^^

Meefoonay said...

Really like that first little girl. Nice to see some more of your work, I hope to see more of it in the future-IE soon! :^D

Estlin

Joshua Middleton said...

Thanks everyone.

Bill, you are sick. As luck would have it, I am actually planning a visit to PA with some friends in a month. I might take you up on your offer. I can't think of a better form of compensation while in Pennsylvania than scrapple. A few bricks of that, and I'll never want to return to the west coast. I can't wait to dig in to the first slab.

Ashley, don't worry, I'm not down on myself. Not every drawing is a complete success, and being able to recognize the shortcomings in the work is very important in attempting to get it right the next time.

And speaking of next time, I should have some new stuff soon.

Thanks again,

J

Ashley A. Woods said...

josh,

you are one of the COOLEST artists around simply because you are so genuine. i like how you communicate with your fans. please don't change that ever. ^^

xoxoxo

Bill at Comix Connection said...

Arrr, you drive a hard bargain, Middleton... I'll make it EIGHTEEN DOLLARS in store credit and NO SCRAPPLE!

(They say California scrapple is sublime.)

Anyway, if you're up for it, please let me know. As I said, we'd love to have you. Bring your friends! We now have sixteen folding chairs!

bill@comixconnection.com

MegoSteve said...

Yes, please come to Comix Connection. I missed you when you were there years and years ago and have been kicking myself ever since.

Guillermo P. Mogorrón said...

I guess it means something that the first drawing I opened this time was the Beast one, I really love it.

"That Guy" said...

Joshua,
Always cool to check in and see sketches. Enjoy your weekend.

Chris Moreno said...

Yo, dude! Hate to use your blog for my own purposes, but I lost your number and your email (lame, I know). Just wanted to know if you and the missus wanted to grab some dinner soon. Drop me a line on my email: chrismoreno121@yahoo.com.

BTW, I happen to like misshapen, water balloon breasts. Is that wrong?

Colin Harris said...

Great work yet again. Do you use anything for reference and what are you using to draw these?