Getting back into the swing of drawing weekly character commissions. Here’s one for Domino (from X-Force, X-Men, etc.)
I’m excited to announce my first ever convention sketchbook, Operation Space Cat (vol 1)! 48 pages of some of my favorite b&w scribbles, sketches, and illustrations over the past few years.
I only printed an extremely low run of 200 of these. First place to grab one will be MegaCon this weekend, but I plan on offering a limited amount of them online when I get back. The books will be priced at $10 and come signed & numbered.
Speaking of MegaCon, I will be at my usual table (Artist Alley, White 7) with all my usual goodies (prints, Cleopatra in Space, an ultra-cute one-year-old [not for sale], etc). Here’s a zoomed-in map of where that table is exactly (click to embiggen).
Always have a blast at this show. And LOVE that’s it’s local (no traveling!). Hope to see some of you there!
Character commission for Red Riding Hood.
Commission request for 80’s Rogue, Storm, White Queen, and Jean Grey as Black Queen. I’ll admit, those last two were a bit outside of my comfort zone, but sometime that’s the fun part about commissions. Wouldn’t expect a lot more of that though.
Character commission for Chihiro and Haku, from the excellent Spirited Away.
Character commission for GLaDOS, from that Portal game the kids are always talking about.
Character commission for the X-Men’s most romantic mutant couple, Rogue and Gambit. Remy always seems to be the one hitting on the girls, so I thought’d be fun to turn the tables around a bit.
Switching things up a little, here’s a character commission for a Batgirl and Kitty Pryde (plus Lockheed) team-up. Doesn’t seem like Kitty is any better than Supergirl at messing around with poor Batgirl’s world.
Character commission for Lana Lang. Specifically, the Smallville series Lana Lang.
Character commission of a girl wearing a kimono.
I was very honored to draw a cover for Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau’s excellent Perhapanauts book. The issue (Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under #4) will be on stands Feb 6th. Had a lot of fun with this one.
Character commission for Usagi Yojimbo.
I’ve decided to start offering commissions again. If my inbox is any indication, this should come as great news to a lot of you out there! Also, I have no idea how long I’ll leave them open. Just depends on how overcrowded my work life gets. Anyhow, pricing and details are HERE.
Seems like a good day to list my favorite films from last year. Of the ones I saw at least. Which is becoming less and less the further I make my way into fatherhood.
Really though, only films I’m kinda bummed I missed were (in order) Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Perks of Being a Wallflower (which admittedly are all films that’ll be just as good (or bad) in my living room anyhow). But at least I’m finally seeing Django Unchained this weekend! So anyhow, again, here are my faves of the ones I saw.
My 20 favorite albums of 2012, presented here without commentary because well… I’m busy making art. But I do love making these lists and it’s fun to look back and see what music has stayed with me and what I’ve possibly moved away from.
I initially didn’t think this was as good a year as last–in fact, I don’t think any of the albums on this list are better than my top three from last year–but when compiling these albums I realized that there were more artists and more music I liked this year than last. I think easier access form streaming services like Spotify played a large part in this, but the 90’s resurgence (my favorite era of music) continuing from last year was also very welcomed. No Doubt, Smashing Pumpkins, and Alanis Morrisette (who barely got edged out of this list) all had strong releases. Japandroids’ Celebration Rock, my 2nd favorite of the year, felt like it had a kind of 90’s garage aesthetic to it. Still, what I’m most happy about is the varity of genre I enjoyed this year. Even though my current obsession with indie electronic and folk pretty much dominates this list, this is the first time I’ve ever had a soul or R&B album in my top 20–let alone my top 5.
Anyhow, on to the list. For those with Spotify (which, really, if you are reading this at all you should be subscribing to), I made a playlist of these 20 albums. I also compiled a massive five hour playlist of my 75 favorite songs of 2012. If you listen to one playlist this week, that’s the one I recommend. Pretty proud with how it turned out. A song from each of the albums below is in there.
First post of the new year!
I drew Lockheed for Calamity Jon Morris’ Reduxe of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. I was hoping I’d be able to draw more characters but, as most if you know, time was not on my side last year. Glad I was able to at least sneak this little fire breather in.
The original illustration is by Paul Smith and Joe Rubinstein.