Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ok! So San Diego is finally upon us!! Huzzah.

I'm heading down tomorrow from LA, and am looking forward to spending a large chunk of Thursday afternoon exploring the Indie booths and Artists' Alley. I've also FINALLY thrown together a *rough* schedule of panels I'm hoping to attend over Friday and Saturday (an event in itself).

Friday and Saturday's programme for me will be as follows:


11-12 - How-to with Chuk Wojtkiewicz: pencilled for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, now lead concept
artist at Blur Studios here in LA.
12-1 - Masterclass with Mike Mignola: Expressionistic Atmoshperes
2.30-3.30 - Focus Features: 9 (Steve Acker, Tim Burton, Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly)
6.30-7.30 - Entertainment Weekly: James Cameron and Peter Jackson


10-11 - How to Get a Job in Video Games
12-1 - Masterclass with Dave Gibbons: The Heroic Figure
1-2 - Masterclass with Jeff Smith: The Art of the Panel
2-3 - Drawing Lessons From Great Masters: Classic principles from great artists of early
20th Century comics and illustration.
4-5 - Paramount: Iron Man 2 (Robert Downey Jr. Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett
Johanssen, Mickey Rourke, Jon Favreau and Samuel L. Blackson.
6-7 - Digital Colour Styles and FX with Brian Miller

Sweet, right? A number of these involve bringing a sketchbook, so hopefully I'll have some sketches and samples to report back with next week!!!

See ya then!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New Comic Pages!

Not much time for new stuff this week with my trip to LA and the big San Diego Comic-Con looming, but I have got a couple of pages from the latest comic I'm colouring for Insomnia Publications.

The comic in question goes by the name of Average Joe, and believe me when I say there's nothing 'average' about it (pfft, someone was going to use that somewhere, it might as well have been me).

Unlike my lame jokes it rests on the completely unlame and awesome-to-the-max end of the spectrum. Written by the extremely talented Thomas Romeo and made manifest in the beautiful artwork of Mr Kelvin Chan, it's sure to bring about an end to third world hunger as we know it. Or at the very least, satiate the desire for a highly entertaining and massively addictive read.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Robot Pirates 2: Pilgrimage to Mecca-no

And some further developments with the Robot Pirates...

We've gone with a slightly more anthropomorphized design, and I've tried to make them look a lot more 'pieced together' from scrap metal and bits of junk. They're looking cooler, but could do with a bit more saturation looking at them now online.

Man, it confirms just how completely non-mechanically minded I am. I have NO IDEA how bolts and washers and wingnuts and doodahs and thingymajibs could possibly go together to construct a robot.

I blame it on my Meccano-deprived childhood. And Barbie. She is the Plastic Prophet of Evil. And Skipper is her acolyte.