Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sketchbookery



some recent fooling around in the tome of ideas.

i'm huge in brazil, man

veja magazine is apparently a huge pub down in brazil. a doodle I did of jody gnant wound up in a feature spread they were doing on 'lifecasters.' I met Jody and a dozen others at the local refresh phoenix meeting, and like usual, I make caricatures. Jody's lifecast is found at http://ustream.tv/channel/jody-gnant-live


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Artist Mike Wieringo passes away


MIKE WIERINGO PASSES AWAY

The comics industry lost a luminary this weekend – Mike Wieringo passed away Sunday of a sudden heart attack. Details are still sketchy as of this time, but according to close sources, the acclaimed artist had chest pains at some point during the day and called 911, but the responders did not make it in time.

Wieringo was 44 years old. He was a vegetarian, and “one of the healthiest ones of us in the bunch,” as his longtime friend and collaborator Todd Dezago described him.

Wieringo worked every day, updating his blog and website with a constant stream of sketches at http://www.mikewieringo.com/. His last sketch was posted on Friday.

http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=125110

very sad news. Mike was one of the really great ones... as a person and an artist.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Paper Experiments



Sometimes you just need to mix it up. I tore up a paper bag and had some fun. This is brush, ink, watercolor and some colored pencil.

Dr. Sketchy Anti Art School Session Pieces

Five selections from the various sessions here in the Phoenix area. Go to Anti-Artschool to check out if there are groups in your city. It's well worth the visit . I have had more fun drawing in these sessions ...



Find The Star Wars Space Ships

These pieces just kill me. I love to work in details, but come on...

Find The Ninja Turtles and Weapons


Another KONO piece

These are the first five pages of the KONO comic that runs each month. This begins in issue #3.



New Account and a few samples

KONO Magazine is a new kid's martial arts magazine. I have a few regular spots that I illustrate for them. Here is the main character I created for them along with art director Cory Skaaren.

First, the main charater: KONO
Next are five pages from a KONO feature running in the back of the Mag. We used to have another story running in the first two issues, but alas...