Tuesday, October 27, 2009

NEWSARAMA GUM FLAPPING and WORLD OF HURT!



Couple of items to bring to your attention.

First, Newsarama posted an interview between Zack Smith and me. It's an overview of my current comics-related stuff - a little Afrodisiac, some One Model Nation, the Guild, etc.

Second, I want to direct your attention to Jay Pott's webcomic, World of Hurt. I met Jay at Heroes Con in 07. His work is impressive. His admiration of classic, comics storytelling is obvious, as is his considerable drawing ability. His work reminds me a little of the realistic adventure strips of newspapers crossed with the 1970s Marvel house style. If you enjoy the Afrodisiac, I strongly recommend you check it out! 

Monday, October 19, 2009

AFRODISIAC HALLOWEEN MASK

1. Click on Afrodisiac mask thumbnail below for printable image.
2. Print on 8.5" x 11" cardstock.
3. Cut out mask and laminate or use clear contact paper for durability.
4. Cut out area for eyes.
5. Attach string or elastic to sides of mask OR glue mask to a pair of children's sunglasses - lenses removed (discard). (Hot glue works best.) You could also apply velcro to the glasses & mask - you will need fewer sunglasses this way and the children can interchange masks easily. 
6. Go to a local costume shop and purchase an afro wig or buy one online.
7. Look out! You're about to have the best Halloween of your life*

*This costume is not recommended for married men due to the unusually-high levels of attention it will command from women. 

Friday, October 16, 2009

NEXT ISSUE!: THE SWIPE FILE

Kevin Mutch wrote an interesting post about stealing, er, uh, I mean appropriation in comics. He examines some of the effects that appropriation of style can have, for example, "appropriating "readymade" cultural artifacts (objects, images, texts, entire styles) and redeploying them in a different context so as to problematize their presumed meanings." He cites a few specific examples, such as the brilliant Robert Sikoryak's brilliant Masterpiece Comics, Matt Madden's 99 Ways to Tell a Story (a personal favorite of mine), and drumroll...our very own Afrodisiac.   Thanks, Kevin, for the generous description of our work! Everyone else, go check it out! 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

AFRODISIAC VIDEO PREVIEW

Afrodisiac is in Previews right now, and orders are due soon. If you pre-order comics from your local comic book store, and you plan to pick up Afrodisiac, let your store know! Here's some order information (and a video preview):

96 4C pages
6 " x 9 " HC
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-06-0
Shipping December 2009
Diamond Order Code: OCT09 0658



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

M.O.D.O.K. vs. LUCHA LIBRE

Check out this recent commission I drew.

Friday, October 9, 2009

ONE MODEL NATION at COMIC BOOK RESOURCES



There's an article about One Model Nation on Comic Book Resources.

STRANGE TALES #2 - BROTHER VOODOO



Brian Maruca and I have a 4 page Brother Voodoo story in Marvel's Strange Tales 2. It's available now! Hurry! Go get one before it's too late.

Issue 1 sold out, you know?

Contributors include Peter Bagge, Jacob Chabot, R. Kikuo Johnson, Jonathan Hickman, Max Cannon, Matt Kindt, Michael Kupperman, and Tony Millionaire. Quite a crew. Don't miss out. This is THE comic book you want rolled up in your back pocket to impress the gals or guys. 




Tuesday, October 6, 2009

THE GUILD

Dark Horse Comics has released a couple of pages of the Guild comic that I am drawing and Felicia Day is writing.




HELLO

Before starting this blog, I used livejournal. If you're new to my work, you may enjoy checking that out. It features a mix of art, sketches, and related links, pretty much the same thing I intend to do here.

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