This guy. #cap #captainnotcanuck #captainamerica #deskshot

This guy. #cap #captainnotcanuck #captainamerica #deskshot

I’m proud to announce that Cadence Select will be selling prints of my work online. 
We’re kicking off the association with the cover art for Wayward #1 FanExpo Exclusive to coincide with the release of the issue today and the official launch party happening tonight at Guu Sakabar.
Get it here!

I’m proud to announce that Cadence Select will be selling prints of my work online.

We’re kicking off the association with the cover art for Wayward #1 FanExpo Exclusive to coincide with the release of the issue today and the official launch party happening tonight at Guu Sakabar.

Get it here!

This guy. #cap #captain #captainnotcanuck #captainamerica

This guy. #cap #captain #captainnotcanuck #captainamerica

It’s Fan Expo time again, and all the comics peeps in Toronto are gearing up for what is often pitched as the third largest comics event on the continent. Bam.
I’ll be there, along with all my chums from the RAID Studio, in what we are affectionately calling RAID ROW (the blue stripe on the map above.) Come say hi. Look for the above banner if you’re having trouble spotting us.
Some hilites:
-I drew the exclusive Fan Expo variant cover for Wayward #1. Copies’ll be available at the show and that’ll be a great opportunity to get both series writer/creator Jim Zub and I to sign it! 
-I’ll be at the following panels on Friday and Saturday:
Captain CanuckFriday Aug 29 1:00pm Room 716
Writing for Yourself: Tips & Tricks for the CartoonistFriday Aug 29 1:45pm Room 705
Designing Characters: More than just adding guns and pouches.**was** Saturday Aug 30 2:30pm Room 701B   ***change*******NOW*** 2:45pm Room 716
All right. Back to the manic pre-con deadline cram…

It’s Fan Expo time again, and all the comics peeps in Toronto are gearing up for what is often pitched as the third largest comics event on the continent. Bam.

I’ll be there, along with all my chums from the RAID Studio, in what we are affectionately calling RAID ROW (the blue stripe on the map above.) Come say hi. Look for the above banner if you’re having trouble spotting us.

Some hilites:

-I drew the exclusive Fan Expo variant cover for Wayward #1. Copies’ll be available at the show and that’ll be a great opportunity to get both series writer/creator Jim Zub and I to sign it! 

-I’ll be at the following panels on Friday and Saturday:

Captain Canuck
Friday Aug 29 1:00pm Room 716

Writing for Yourself: Tips & Tricks for the Cartoonist
Friday Aug 29 1:45pm Room 705

Designing Characters: More than just adding guns and pouches.
**was** Saturday Aug 30 2:30pm Room 701B   ***change***
****NOW*** 2:45pm Room 716

All right. Back to the manic pre-con deadline cram…

burningmonster:

dyfl:

beckycloonan:

Little comic about how to make zucchini bread in these trying times. Dedicated to CB Cebulski, Mike Hardin, Ming Doyle, and anyone else who sunk my zucchini bread deep within their bodies.

THIS, the best

Now I want to try and make zucchini bread.

I’m also wondering why my spell-checker doesn’t recognise ‘zucchini’… 

Love love love this.

Also: Reading this just made me realise that Olive and Maps are totally Becky and Ming.

Reblogged from burningmonster-tumblr

Throwback Thursday, the Series.

While digging through my closets for a yard sale I found a box. A veritable tbt treasure trove filled with superhero drawings from a long-ass time ago. Some of them are characters I’ve gone on to draw professionally, some… well, you’ll see.

Every Thursday I’m going to pull one of them out and assess, deconstruct, and annotate it, perhaps you’ll come along on the journey.

This week we have…

Sord King! (sic)

Star Siclon! (sic) And my personal favorite…

Drag King! (sic)

N.B. —I’ll be honest. While I have a good pile of these left, I’m pretty much out of characters I’ve gone on to draw as an adult.* So unless I suddenly get a whack of new cover gigs that don’t feature Valeria Richards, I’ve got to come up with a new schtick. Until I figure that out, we’ll take a short stroll down Giant Robot Lane… Onward!

Drag King**- (awesome) is actually short for Dragon King. I must have seen the edge of that paper coming up fast and improvised like a daredevil. He was from a cartoon I loved at the time, StarVengers, (or Getter Robo G, the original Japanese title,) and is a pretty reasonable rendition (although I shamelessly stole the hip-swords from Mazinger Z). I particularly like my addition of tight yellow speedos, and the saucy yet subtle contrapostal stance.

The other two I totally made up.

Sord King- Despite the name, lacks any sords. No sords to be seen on Sord King.

Star Siclon- I can only assume I was going for ‘Cyclone’ here. So he has a sord! WTF?! And a lightning gun. And a jetpack. And uh… er… *ahem*  Aight. I’ll just say it: A long, blue horned and barbed penis.

Which I reeeally hope was supposed to be a tail.

Because, Jesus, I’m choking just looking at that thing.

*I do have one more humdinger in my back pocket, but I’m saving that one.

**I totally tagged this post Drag King. Some ladies are going to be very confused.

Come back next week! It’s a big box…

laughingsquid:

A Video Essay Exploring Japanese Director and Animator Satoshi Kon’s Unique Style of Editing

This is amazing. I love Kon’s work, and have seen all his films, but I hadn’t consciously grasped many of the visual refrains discussed here. Oh well, time to re-watch his filmography…

Reblogged from 71 Hit Combo

Throwback Thursday, the Series.

While digging through my closets for a yard sale I found a box. A veritable tbt treasure trove filled with superhero drawings from a long-ass time ago. Some of them are characters I’ve gone on to draw professionally, some… well, you’ll see.

Every Thursday I’m going to pull one of them out and assess, deconstruct, and annotate it, perhaps you’ll come along on the journey.

This week we have…

Dracula!

Wallachia’s favorite son!*

So first impressions: I note again the bold shift from traditional red to a brazen magenta. Primarily in evidence on the bow-tie, and the, er… stomach house fly…? As with my Spider-man, I suspect this move has more to do with a lack of available tools on hand (ie. a red crayon) rather than my being some kind of prescient pre-Christopher Doyle, Christopher Doyle.

On the other hand, closer inspection reveals something that looks suspiciously like red on those walrus-like fangs, so maybe, just maybe, I’m a genius after all. I’m also pretty taken with the slightly unsettling addition of a Francis Dolarhyde-esque pantyhose half-mask. Which if you know that story, is sort of thematically resonant. See? Genius. Obvi.

What can I say about this much more recently-produced alternate cover for Marvel’s Tomb of Dracula Omnibus Vol 2, featuring the same man? Well, other than, I embraced the color red here in all the ways my five year old self refused to, not much. Although who knows? We can’t see the good Count’s feet obscured as they are by foreground tombstone and swooning female. For all we know, he could be rocking those same snow-white disco shoes.

*Big D is incorrectly attributed to Transylvania. And I should know, I’m ACTUALLY Transylvanian. He’s not one of ours. All that is a bunch of bull feathers.

Come back next week! It’s a big box…

Finally getting around to adding to the Sisterhood…

Finally getting around to adding to the Sisterhood…

WAYWARD
At last the word is out! I’m doing an alternate Fan Expo exclusive cover for Wayward #1! Also the FOC for the issue is today. If you’ve been hearing good things and are interested in this awesome new series, tell your local comics shop! More info about that here.
And check out all the other amazing covers for Wayward #1 here.

WAYWARD

At last the word is out! I’m doing an alternate Fan Expo exclusive cover for Wayward #1! Also the FOC for the issue is today. If you’ve been hearing good things and are interested in this awesome new series, tell your local comics shop! More info about that here.

And check out all the other amazing covers for Wayward #1 here.