Sunday, April 17, 2011

God Hates Astronauts Pin up

Here is my totally unsolicited fan art for the totally awesome and outrageous comic God Hates Astronauts. I wasn't able to get over to this guy's booth at C2E2. i actually found out about him in the Bleeding Cool article we were both featured in. But yeah awesome comic with special guest star Montel Williams! check it out-

Monday, April 11, 2011

Advice from Chris Burnham Cool points up 25 xp

Any advice for aspiring artists?

Don’t wait for anyone’s permission to start chasing your dream, and don’t wait until you think you’re good enough. Just fucking do it. (that should have been Nike’s slogan) And don’t waste another nanosecond of your life drawing sample pages for Marvel or DC. That shit is a waste of time, and it sends a signal to the editors that the only way you’re going to draw comics is if someone hires you to do it. It shows you’re waiting for permission, if that makes sense. If you really had the drive to be making comics, you wouldn’t be drawing 3 pages of Batman, you’d be drawing 100 pages of your own thing. A decently-drawn completed book is ten times as impressive as the most beautiful 3-page sample in the world. Work on your own book (or web strip or whatever) with your own characters. You’ll get more out of it. And even if it doesn’t end up working out (and, to be realistic, it probably won’t), you’ll have a stack of comics to show for your efforts rather than a stack of unpublishable pages of Spider-Man fighting Wolverine.

from this interview

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Page for The Carriers

Oh yeah folks I forgot to post about C2e2! What an amazing show. I was in Artists alley. We killed it! between The Carriers and our other book Gross Grandpa we took home a small pirate's chest full of cash. Saw old friends and made new ones. I loved seeing some of the folks that I caricatured as zombies at previous shows walking around the show floor. I think it made them smile when I would yell out "Hey I know you! I drew you at Wizard World!"
C2E2 was a much more creator centered show than Wizard World was. We actually met people who could get us work in the industry which was nice. Oh and we got interviewed a few times. Best one by far was the bleeding cool interview. The article describes THE CARRIERS as Final fantasy meets mohawks meets a rainbow!
I just frigging loved it! That is going on the cover of the next book If I can use the quote.

Issue Four is coming along. I am continuing to refine my style and process. Trying to find a balance between two very different approaches. Both approaches have pros and cons to them. So I mix the two approaches to find something in-between.

We have been working on building a collaboration called Cuddlefish Comics. It is a partnership between Josh Filer, Jake Rueth, and myself. We are planning some really neat things that will be seeing the light of day in the next year or so. I have been getting some work done on my new horror book. It will be awesome!
Josh is working on the second issue of Gross Grandpa! and Jake is working on all sorts of magical awesomesauce.