2/26/07

A few more social sketches

Here are a few more drawings from another evening out with the "Drink and Draw Social Club". Dave Johnson, a founding father of the social gatherings and a big part of the Drink and Draw hardcover book now available from Image comics, has gone so far as to have official coasters printed up with a sketch box on the back to make it easier than ever to scribble something while hanging out and enjoying a beverage, in my case, usually Coca-Cola.

The robot was drawn with a fat permanent marker on a big piece of thin cardboard, probably 11"x17". Some color pencil was thrown down as well, and the white highlights are from a Presto jumbo correction pen. There is absolutely no rhyme or reason for his design as it was made up as I went along, which was fun, even if it doesn't hold together all that well.

The coasters were also drawn with markers and pencil, and some more correction pen for blobs of brilliant sparkle.

Nothing to write home about, but at least I've posted twice in two days!

J

2/25/07

Appetizers, Leftovers, and Scraps

It has been too long since I posted new art, and though some of this stuff isn't new, or maybe even art, I had to get something out there, at least to hold us over until I can post some more finished pieces.

I have several DC covers sitting on my desktop which I will share just as soon as I get an okay from my editor. I've been knocking out covers for DC's core heroes, and so far I have a Batman (finally finished something after all of those sketches a while back), a Flash, and a Wonder Woman. I will soon start another regular cover assignment as well, which I will talk about in the near future, now that the series is getting underway.

These drawings in the meantime have just been loitering around my hard drive. The girls are attempts to work out some characters for an upcoming project so large and exciting that I dare not speak of it. The next three are abandoned layouts for Sky between Branches. The weirdo with the huge nose who could be the Joker was the end result of playing with some new tools, and the bear is just a stupid bear.

More soon.

J









2/12/07

Con Season

It looks like the conventions are about to hit high gear, and I will be attending more than a few. Here is the schedule as it stands now:

First up is Wondercon, the San Francisco treat, which I am attending for the first time March 2-4. I will be set up in Artist Alley next to my buddy Skottie Young, also making his first appearance at the show.

Next we have WizardWorld L.A., March 16-18.

Then, another first-time appearance on April 29 at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. I'm going to track down a sasquatch.

On June 15-17, I am headed home to my beloved Pennsylvania for WizardWorld Philly.

My plans for San Diego Comic-Con International July 26-29 are still up in the air, but I will post a notice once I figure it out.

Because I never tire of variant covers and HeroClix, I will also be flying to the lovely city of Chicago to commute to the cultural wasteland of Rosemont for WizardWorld Chicago, August 9-12.

I am also going to make an effort to attend some European events this year. I'll post the details once I have them.

That's all for now, and that is more than enough. Hopefully, I'll see you somewhere on the tour.

J