Derby City Comic Con is this weekend! I’ll be there on Saturday with the Louisville Cartoonist Society, rollin’ out our newest anthology “Derby City Stories!” I’ll also have copies of my 2014 sketchbook “STUFF & THANGS,” a brand new short story “Love Potion # None,” my children’s comic “Princess Allie and Her Royal Guards,” and a few sketch cards for sale! Stop by and join the fun! Sketch cards available: Dr. Who #11, Alice & Cheshire, and Wonder Woman!
With the new movie coming out this summer I thought it would be fun to re-design the old TMNT gang in my own way… first there’s “Hipster Michelangelo” complete with fedora, scarf, and can of PBR! Then there’s Leonardo (who’s still kind of a douchebag.) Then Raphael, who I tried to make even more of a brawler. And finally, my personal favorite, Donatello. Didn’t make him as big or as muscular as the rest, because he doesn’t need to be. His brain is his weapon!
I wanted to try an exercise a friend presented in my art group (where you draw a page mini comic with 3 to 5 word balloons; leave the balloons empty, then give it to someone else who fills them in with text from an existing comic) so here is a page I drew with my heroes fighting robot zombies! All the balloons are empty so if anyone wants to fill them in with text from another comic feel free!
*Coloring and text by Phil Back
My voodoo witch doctor! If you live in the Louisville area you can come see it (along with many more cool creations by other local artists) at the Custom Toy Show at UltraPop 1/11!
This is new territory for me, painting something like this but I’m happy with how it turned out. He looks pretty sinister I think!
Wanted to post a holiday sketch of some sort and I thought this might be kind of cool… I’ve been working on a superhero comic for kids for a while now, and when I designed the villain for the book, Dr. Delirium, I had 4 things in mind for inspiration: Christopher Walken, Jafar from Aladdin, Doofenshmirtz from Phineas & Ferb, and of course… The GRINCH! Somehow all of those things blended together and out came this guy lol. Happy Holidays everyone!
- “Saga” by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
- “Hawkeye” by Matt Fraction & David Aja
- “Chew” by John Layman & Rob Guillory
- “The Wake” by Scott Snyder & Sean Murphy
- “Harley Quinn” by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti & Chad Hardin
- “Rat Queens” by Kurtis Wiebe & Roc Upchurch
- “Operation Margarine” by Katie Skelly
- “East of West” by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta
- “The Walking Dead” by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard
- “Pretty Deadly” by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Rios
*My true number one fave is “American Vampire” by Scott Snyder & Rafael Albuquerque, but since technically that book is on hiatus this year, I left it off the 2013 list.
Every year my art group does a Secret Santa art swap. It’s a great idea for us broke artists who still want to get into the holiday spirit! Basically we put in a request for something we want drawn (I requested Harley Quinn because I love her!) and in return we randomly get assigned something to draw for someone else. This year I got “Dr. Who 10 and 11″ and here’s my finished sketch! (I’ve never seen the show so I hope I did ok.)