Friday, June 27, 2008

Post Heros

For the past few years I have been hearing good things about Heros Con in Charlotte, NC. I can now say that they are all true. What a cool convention. I had a blast. If you haven't been, you should make plans to go. Make them now. Right now. Go.

I did a bunch of sketches, and many people came up to talk about the book. So thanks to all. Here are a couple of the sketches I did.

At the show I hung out with art wizard Ryan (Invincible) Ottley. We got to talking about doing something fun and awesome together. After the show he did a sketch, check it out-

Monday, June 16, 2008

Cover 10, Heros and the Pig-icorn

I gots some art for you. But not too much, I have to spread these posts out a bit you know.

The first is the cover to Wolf-Man #10. If its not obvious I was going for a Batman feel with this one. I also inked this with a "real" brush. A Scharff #3, if you care. It was way fun. It has been at least 3 years since I have inked anything with a real brush. Typically these days I use brush markers and pens as I hate having to spend the time cleaning the ink out of a brush. With a marker kind you just pop the cap on and done. But I realized how much I missed making lines with a good brush. I also had a small unlabeled bottle of ink that had been sitting in a drawer forever and the consistency was perfect, very black. I liked using the brush so much that I used it on a couple pages, until my ink ran out. Bad news, because I haven't been able to find ink that is nearly as opaque as what was in my mystery jar. Any suggestions on good ink brands...?

This is a Pig-icorn. Does he really need anymore explanation than that?

Also, if you are going to be at Hero's Con in Charlotte this coming weekend, stop by and say hi. I will be sitting somewhere. Presumably in the vicinity of Robert Kirkman. So just look for the line of people with Walking Dead trades.