Monday, May 17, 2010

More Warring Stars

I contributed some illustrations to the Star Wars RPG game book Unkown Regions. Now that the book is out, I can show you.

If you're a Star Wars fan, you can use this promotional coupon for Gamestop for some gear and save.

I don't say this nearly enough, but thank you for visiting my blog. Yes, I mean you, you are awesome.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Drink'n Draw

Went to my first Toronto drink'n draw at the Black Bull last Wednesday. These are held more or less weekly and are put together by the conjoined efforts of Marcio Takara and Marcus To, and are open to all.

A good time was had, and I met some cool folk. I set myself the challenge of trying to draw the cast of a certain soon-to-be-completed TV series from memory. I offer you here, the most successful of the lot.

It occurs to me now, that he was actually talking to Ben when he said this, but that's what you get when you doff the reference.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Oh Hot Moo Too!

Second of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update series. If I could do this one over I think I would tilt the fan in Lady Bullseye's left hand a bit, but what's done is done.

This series is on a somewhat irregular schedule, but I've been told it'll be 5 issues in all. Currently working on the cover to #3, which features the likes of Yondu, Orb and The Girl Without a World.

Secret: I've always really liked Yondu.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Calgary Expo

Back from the west. What an awesome show. Thanks to everyone involved with the Calgary Expo (especially Paul, for the 1 am liquor store run) and thanks too, to everyone who came by the table whether you bought commissions, prints, or original art, or just stopped by to chat or get something signed, it was great to meet you!

The piece above was done for the show's annual art book, a handsome hardbound volume featuring an illustration by each of the show's guests. For the first time this year, the theme deviated from the usual Cowboys & Indians, to Sci-Fi Adventures.

Needless to say, mine was not the only Spacegirl.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Thing about the Cover to R.E.B.E.L.S. 16 is...'s actually 3 covers.

Stay with me. It started off like this (this is what you saw if you checked out the appropriate issue of PREVIEWS):

Also, unbeknownst to you, before I started as the regular cover artist on R.E.B.E.L.S. I was commissioned to create this inventory cover:
It was kind of a test, but it never got used. (Personally, I thought it would have made a handsome cover for the first trade collection, but no one asked me because I'm not running the company yet.)

What on Maltus does this have to do with the cover to 16, you ask?
Well, at the 11th hour, approval came down from on high to put the two newest members of the R.E.B.E.L.S., who join in #16, on the cover. What's the big deal about these two?

They're Green Lanterns. And these days, the Green in Green Lanterns stands for greenbacks, or cash money, as the kids say. Also, notice the poster they're bursting through? My clever editor came up with a great way to make use of that inventory cover (the team line-up has changed enough that it's not really usable as-is) and save me a few grey hairs on the tight turnaround in the process.