This sketch of Ignite and Clockstopper from the 3rd Gen SENTINELS was done by TJ Dort and Joe Haley. TJ and Joe are the two masterminds behind the Indie book, Underburbs. I really love their book and the art on it is amazing. It's a great all ages comic that I highly recommend. Over the last few conventions, I've had TJ and Joe draw all of the 3rd Gen SENTINELS and this is the last of the pairings they've done. Awesome, huh? Check out more of their work at http://www.underburbs.deviantart.com/ .
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
My old partner in crime on SENTINELS, Luciano Vecchio, has his THIRD Ben 10 story in DC Comics Cartoon Network Action Pack #64 out in stores today. Luciano art is amazing as always and this is the perfect kind of book for readers of all ages! I believe he has two more Ben 10 stories coming up. They should make him the regular artist! Check it out when you visit the comic store this week!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I'm way behind in posting some of the awesome art I got at conventions this year. So, I'm posting a few with this blog post. First off, we have Samanya from NEVERMINDS by Chris Vance. I posted another great sketch I got from Chris a while back of Serpenta from SENTINELS. I got both of these commissions from Chris at the 2011 Pittsburgh Comicon. I really loved Chris's style and couldn't believe how fast he was. Check out more of Chris's work here.
These next three artists are friends of mine and the next two did their sketches at the 2011 Baltimore Comicon. The first is Ziggy Blumenthal, who did this sketch of the Coil from the 1st Generation of SENTINELS. Everytime Ziggy does a sketch for me, he does a SENTINELS character on some sort of playground ride, lol. I really love his theme and think it's very funny and different. There is no telling what he'll do! Check out more of Ziggy's work at http://www.fakemccoy.com/ .
The second is Eric Guerrero, who drew Electron from SENTINELS. I have loved watching Eric's style change and grow. Each sketch I get from him is better than the next. He's really developed into a great artist. This sketch was part of a sketch trade, as Eric asked me to draw his character in exchange for doing this.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Here is the second of my new prints I'm doing for conventions. This time it's Raven from the New Teen Titans. My lines were colored by the amazingly talented Rey Arzeno. Rey really made everything on this pic shine. The background was all his idea and I LOVE it! Thanks so much for making my art look so good, Rey!!! And okay, I have to say this, totally on a high because George Perez himself liked this on Facebook.
Raven and New Teen Titans © DC Comics
Friday, September 23, 2011
I'm not sure how many people who check out this blog are on Deviant Art, but we're having a second art contest over there. Check out the Drumfish Productions Deviant Art page here. So far, we've gotten eight excellent entries! The deadline is next weekend on Sunday, October 2, 2011. It's going to be a hard vote to pick the winner!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Now that I'm feeling more confident with my art, I decided to step it up a notch and do art that I can use as prints to have at conventions. Here's the first (of many I hope)! I had the talented Danielle Alexis St. Pierre (colorist on NEVERMINDS #2!) color this for me. She took it to a whole different level! Thanks for the amazing colors, Danielle!
Phoenix © Marvel Comics
Monday, September 19, 2011
Here's another awesome surprise by Andrew Charipar! This time, Andrew decided to draw Henko from NEVERMINDS. And a second surprise to this sketch, after seeing it, Rey Arzeno said he had to color it. How great is this collab?! I love it. I don't know if I would have thought that Andrew and Rey's style would merge well, but the result here shows that it totally does! Henko looks badass! Check out Andrew's art here and Rey's art here!
Monday, September 12, 2011
This sketch of Prophet, from SENTINELS, was drawn by Dave Ryan at the 2011 Wizard World Philly Con. I've known Dave for a long time now, but had never had the chance to get a sketch from him. Dave is the mastermind behind the massive independent cross-over, War of the Independent. The series mixes many different genres and characters, Bone, Madman, the Maxx, Cry for Dawn, the Tick, Shi, Cerebus, Gumby, the Pro, Badger, Faust, Zot and many, many more are all featured. Templar from SENTINELS is Drumfish Production's representation in the series. And even though he hasn't appear yet (except in the big two page spread from issue #1), I've been promised he will appear. There are big time independent characters there as well as lesser known ones, so it makes this series even greater for all independent creators out there that are involved. In addition to organizing all this and writing it, Dave is also the main artist on the series. Does he ever sleep? lol. As you can see in the sketch he did for me (for free even!) and from his two page spread I'm reposting now, Dave is an excellent artist. I look forward to seeing issue #2 of the series which should be out soon.Check out the War of the Independent Facebook page here!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
My cover for the DC Fifty Too project at www.dcfifty-too.blogspot.com went up today! I decided to do Hawk and Dove as they've always been a favorite of mine. It's kind of cool that the real Hawk and Dove #1 came out today. I picked it up and Sterling Gates and Rob Liefield did a great job! I look forward to seeing what they do next. I know what I would have done! :)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
This super cool drawing of Samanya, from NEVERMINDS, was drawn by my good friend, Andrew Charipar. Anyone who follows this blog knows that I'm a huge fan of Andrew's work. I love his comic, Tales from the Cornerstone, and think it's a great book. Andrew was also a contributor to the first SENTINELS Anthology and drew Serpenta's story in the book. This year, Andrew started his own "sketch a day" project and has drawn a ton of characters (even a few SENTINELS!). He began working on a special "secret" new project and had to stop doing the "sketch a day" thing, but that doesn't mean he stopped sketching at all. He surprised me with this awesome portrayal of Samanya. I really love the energy he put into it. But then again, Andrew puts that much work and energy into everything he does. Just check out his work and see what i mean at http://www.misfitcorner.blogspot.com/ or http://www.misfitcorner.deviantart.com/ .
Friday, September 2, 2011
I'll be contributing to DC FIFTY TOO! in the next month. What is DC Fifty Too? Well, in light of DC Comics major rebirth and publishing 52 new #1 issues this month, Jon Morris (a Washington-based cartoonist, decide to contact many different and talented artists to contribute their take on a DC character if they were given the chance to do a new #1. Each artist then designs and draw a cover for what would be their first issue. Cool, huh? Well, I think it is and you can see all the many entries he received and posted already. Check them out at www.dcfifty-too.blogspot.com. Who will I be drawing? Hmmmmmm.