Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Shiver On The River 2012

This Saturday, Feb. 4th Belle Isle will once again host it's annual winter event, Shiver On The River. the aquarium will be opened for the day and there are more tanks filled with different water denizens, including a shark. So, come on down, brave the cold (I don't think it will be that cold this year), and see some fishies. We are getting that much closer to opening and occasions like this only make that day even closer.

 This year's cartoon may find some scratching their heads (especially those young ones), as I really tapped into my inner nerd for this one. Hopefully, some of you will get the pop culture references.

I will not be in attendance this year (but, my cartoons will!), as I will be in Lansing for the MSU Comics Forum, but more on that later.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Adora commission

Earlier this month I was contacted to do a commission that involved this man's daughter, Adora. He has commissioned tons of artists to do their interpretations of this cute little girl in all manners of situations and settings. I was given the option of doing whatever I wanted, but he did have this list of potential settings, so I chose to do one from that list; Adora on the Beatles Help! album cover. Even though Adora is mostly hidden by the bulky outerwear, I still like the enthusiasm of the piece. It was fun to do. Hopefully, George won't object to much, wherever he may roam...

You can check out Adora and all of the other commissions here.

As usual, click on the image to engorge.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Star Wars Sketchagraphs

These here cards are called sketchagraphs and are a subset to the Star Wars Galaxy 7 card set that will be released by Topps next month. Each card has an autograph by an actor or production person from any of the Star Wars movies and the animated Clone Wars series. 

These autographs include Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Alan Flyng (an Executive Imperial Officer and wardrobe designer), Ashley Eckstein (Asohka Tano-Clone Wars), James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi-Clone Wars), Timothy Zahn (author-Extended Universe), Ben Burtt (various small roles and sound engineer), Tom Kane (Yoda-Clone Wars), Matthew Wood (General Grievous), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Dickey Beers (various roles), and Catherine Tabor (Padme-Clone Wars).
Much thanks to my buds Jay Shimko and Scott Toth with help on deciphering some of these signatures!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Figure Sketches

Last month at one of our Motor City Sketch gatherings, we were fortunate enough to have a model pose for us and the above sketches are two of the better ones from that session. I wasn't feeling it that night and was sketching heavy handed and clumsy, but I liked these two even if the anatomy was a little wonky.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Muck Man #22

The origin of our hero continues and should wrap up in the next installment. Enjoy!

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