Monday, March 21, 2011

Sketchin' Mutants at the Con, Like a Wizard

 Thanks to all who came out, chatted, got drawings, bought prints or picked up originals. You made the weekend awesome, each and every one of you.

I'll also be at the Toronto ComiCON Fan Appreciation Event April 9th and 10th, so if you missed out, you have a chance to make it right in just 3 short weeks!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Photo Ref Wednesdays No.3

Welcome back, my friends to our newest (Semi)weekly feature, wherein I post embarrassing photos of myself, taken in the hopes of capturing a certain je ne sais quoi for the art. All for the art...

Oh to be that young and that thin again, but with all the suave yet charmingly brash confidence I now possess...  (You can't see me, but I'm rolling my eyes at myself as I type this.) So here I am as both the Chief and the Sniper! The girl I managed to work out on my own, without the aid of a camera.

This was the first pro gig where I used a significant amount of photo reference. My art director, who was just not feeling the reality or weight of the drawings I was submitting, kept sending me back to the drawing board, over and over, and finally suggested I take some pictures.

So I ate those 4 small pomegranate seeds. What harm could they do? 

It made a huge difference to that particular illustration, and it definitely transformed my working process on every piece thereafter.  Bold step forward or the beginning of the road to hell? Probably not for me to say...

I was commissioned to create a background city-map, which curiously, is also based on a photo. In the end they went with their own image (see below) so this is the official debut of that unused map!
The final cover, featuring Other Map.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Not quite a Tutorial

Cover Artist Kalman Andrasofszky talks shop at NYCC from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

As I ponder what might be a good assignment to decompress into a tutorial, here's a video interview with me from NYCC 2010 where I go into great rambly detail about my process.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Appearing Live!

I'll be appearing at the Wizardworld Toronto Comicon March 18th, 19th, and 20th. Come find me for prints and commissions and dry wit. More info here.

In other news, please look to the right. Your right (stage left.) There's a new link up there! Yes, that's right, for the first time in almost 3 years, I have a portfolio gallery online again.

I'll continue throw everything at the wall on this here blog though, don't you worry! The portfolio, is a more streamilined beast.

Avast ye Scurvy Dogs!

Out today, in comic shops across the country (and in the US too!) X-23 #7: The All-Pirate Issue!

What can I say about this cover, that it can't say for itself? What if? I mean really what if Remy Le Beau and Laura Kinney were tearing it up 200 years ago, wreaking havoc on the high-seas? Would it look something like this? I like to think, yes.

In related news, as a result of this cover, there are those who think a series of X-Men Pirate pieces would be a fine thing to behold...

A note to concerned parents: this issue is for mature readers only. One might say it was rated Arrrrr...

Update: This baby got featured in iFanboy's Best of the Week... in Covers!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Photo Ref Wednesdays No. 2

Can't show what this is for yet. I'll give you a hint though, it's a drawing of someone with at least one hand.