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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Free Comic Book day - at JC Retail Comics and Collectibles

I'm happy to report that this FCBD I'm once again a guest at JC Retail Comics and Collectibles in Brantford Ontario!

The shop is at 39 King George Road in Brantford. Saturday May 2nd, I'll be there from 1:00 to 6:00 along with artist Steve McGinnis

Sketching and signing is the order of the day!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Art Blast April - Holmes Incorporated

I've had the pleasure of learning from, (and working with!) Ty Templeton.

Ty teaches at  Comic Book Bootcamps here in Toronto. His classes are a great way to learn more about comic creation, and Ty is a fantastic teacher! Graduates of the classes were published in the Holmes Incorporated comics, and this page was my favorite from all the art I contributed to it.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Art Blast April - War on Drugs

This War on Drugs strip is one where  my art finally did Alan Grant's scripts some justice. The only thing I wish had been done differently is the grey on Johnny's teeth in the last panel.  It looks like he has badly coffee stained teeth!

Who knows? Perhaps he does.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Art Blast April - Wolverine and the Eiffel Tower from Gutters

Art blast April rolls along here again! I've cracked open the vault (a.k.a. recently found an old hard drive I'd misplaced) to bring recent viewers and twitter folks some of MY favorite pieces of art that I've done over the years.

Today we have the infamous 'Eiffel Tower' strip for the Gutters, written by Ryan Sohmer.

I went a bit extra cartoony on this -given the content- and it went over quite well. Ryan once told me it was the best selling print they had at Gutters, so that's pretty cool.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Art Blast April - 8 Ball from Heroes of the North

8 ball has a cool costume, tons of weapons and holsters with pockets and bags, all of which are fun to draw. Once of many pages I've done for Heroes of the North comics and Trade paperbacks.

My pencils and inks on this one.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Art Blast April - War on Drugs, a.k.a my first published work

I probably SHOULD have started Art blast April with this, but I didn't, because that would require being much better organized than I currently am. ;-)

This is my FIRST published page, and the one that started it all. The importance of seeing this published in Northern Lightz at the time ( over 10 years ago!) cant be overstated. I was thrilled! I felt like I had finally made it, and resolved then and there that I would be a professional comic artist.

I was very lucky to have Gary Erskine ink this one, and he did me a lot of favors. He basically re-drew the helicopter in the big panel, as the one I had sent in was pretty weak by comparison. Alan Grant wrtoe this one and it marks the first appearance of 'Johnny K' from the War on Drugs, which went on to run in 2 magazines over in the U.K.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Art Blast April - Judge Dredd

April marks the 6th Birthday of this blog. In order to celebrate, and save folks having to go though all those old posts, I decided to have an 'art blast April' here on the blog! My goal here is to bring recent viewers and twitter folks some of my favorite pieces of art that I've done over the years. I'll update this every few days for the month of April...I hope you enjoy.

First up is a Judge Dredd piece that I did with inker extraordinaire Guillermo Ortego.
It was colored by Guillem Mari, whose colors look amazing once printed. (they look pretty awesome to me her too, dont get me wrong!)

Working on a Judge Dredd Story for Rebellion remains one of my career goals. Its definitely on my bucket list