Friday, August 26, 2011

It's See Ya Later

This week's The Line It Is Drawn is live over at Comics Should Be Good! It's a bit bittersweet as we say our goodbyes to our generation's DCU. It's comics, though, so it's not always goodbye...

I pay my respect to the Milestone Media characters. I remain very sad to see Xombi go. It was a truly unique and refreshing title. And the others didn't get a fighting chance for me to get to know better. Fortunately, Static will get his own title and it looks like Hardware will be a supporting character. There's hope yet! Check out my piece HERE.

Don't forget to follow then tweet @CSBG for next week's theme:

COVER HOMAGES part deux! Pick a comic book character and place him/her/them into an homage of a famous comic book cover!

Take it easy and enjoy what you have while you can, y'all!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Orphan Maker

Aw Yeah! A new The Line It Is Drawn is up over at Comics Should Be Good! The topic was to age or de-age any comic book character(s) so I jumped at the chance to tackle The Runaways as babies, natch!

The always awesome Caanan Grall convinced me to follow through with an idea I had to interpret them through the artistic styling of Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar and Franco. I'll say it: Tiny Titans is the best Titans book since the Wolfman/Perez Era. Jump on the all-ages fun! And don't forget to jump on Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona's run on The Runaways, which is one of the best comic books EVER.

Check out my illo along with the pieces of The Line Beasts HERE. You're gonna wanna see the offerings this week. The fellas outdid themselves fo sho.

Don't forget to follow then tweet @CSBG your suggestions for next week's theme:

In honor of the “end” of the current DC Universe, come up with mash-ups or scenarios (cover homages, poses, etc.) built around the characters that are “losing” books upon DC’s New 52 relaunch, so we can give a fond farewell to Secret Six, Stephanie as Batgirl, Power Girl, Gotham City Sirens, Xombi, Red Robin (if you think he counts), Robinson’s version of the Justice League, the old members of the Justice Society and anyone else who is “losing” a title in the relaunch!

Do it to it!

Also, I gotta make sho to plug Caanan's IndieGogo project! It looks like Kickstarter, but I guess it's the Canadian-friendly version. Pledge to help Caanan bring his dope web comic Max Overacts to print! The Eisner Award-nominated comic is brilliant as its creator. Trust! Please spread the word!

Thanks for the visit, y'all!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

We're Rough!

A new The Line It Is Drawn is up over at Comics Should Be Good, the best comic book blog site ever!

One of our awesome suggestion-givers wanted to see the new Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales, joining a boy band... so I dropped it NKOTB style! This is my welcome for Miles. I can't wait for his stories and to share them with my nephew. Check out my illo alongside the HEE-larious non-Peter Parker Spidey pieces of The Line artists HERE.

Much respect to Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, John Rogers, Keith Giffen, Grant Morrison, and Brian Michael Bendis for creating compelling superheroes that reflect the real world. Thank you, champions!

Make sure to follow then tweet @CSBG your suggestions for next week's theme: age/de-age any comic book character!


Friday, August 05, 2011

Black & Blue

What's crackin', friends?

It's that time of the week! A new The Line It Is Drawn is up over at Comics Should Be Good! The theme is Acts of Vengeance. For those unfamiliar, it calls back to a Marvel event where heroes went up against villains that they haven't faced before. My favorite was the X-Men facing off against the Mandarin for various reasons:

1) It was one of Jim Lee's first Uncanny X-Men arcs.

2) It debuted the newly Asian, sexy Psylocke!

3) It heavily featured the dynamic duo of Wolverine and Jubilee.

4) Ninjas.

Anyway, for my piece, I chose a truly unique and clever suggestion pitting Blue Marvel against Black Adam! I love the latter, I plan on getting to know more of the former. I switched it up a bit to show you how I draw in traditional pencils, something I haven't done yet for TLIID until now. Check out my piece HERE.

I hope y'all digs! And if you do, here's something a bit special for and from me. I present to you my foray into selling original art on eBay! If you happen to be hankering for any of my drawings for a while (and why wouldja?!), this is your chance to own an original.

Bid on it HERE.

Thanks for the love, y'all!


Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Cut Above The Rest

I needs to update! Apologies for the delay! I've been outta sorts ever since I prepared for and came back from Comic-Con International down in San Diego. To make a long story short: it was fun fun fun fun!

Belated congratulations to The Line It Is Drawn over at Comics Should Be Good for hitting our 50th Edition!! I came on somewhere in the early 20s so I'm very lucky to be able to celebrate this milestone with the OGs. You gotta check out the feature! Our fearless leader, Brian Cronin, gathered artists/illustrators from past to present to throw down! It's a wonderful surprise.

I've personally been a big fan of Erich Owen's style since I first stumbled across The Line so it's a thrill to share an installment with him. Even cooler that he chose one of my top alternate picks!

It's an epic honor to be a part of TLIID and to grow with Caanan Grall, Chaz Folgar, Daniel Irizarri, George Zapata, Nick Perks, and Sean McFarland. I look at these monsters' work and I see the future. Very exciting. Even better that they're literally the coolest collective of emerging artists/illustrators I've interacted with.

I must give THE huge thanks to Brian Cronin for asking me to be a part of something special. The wonderful opportunity couldn't have come at a better time. I am in your debt, sir.

Finally, thank you to all the readers, appreciators, and suggestion-givers for the support you've given us. We couldn't have gotten this far without you. It's a pleasure meeting some of you and I can't wait to meet even more of you.

Back to this week... at the time of selection, I was falling back in love with Samurai Champloo, so I was compelled to choose this team of 5. Check check check out our pieces HERE. I hope y'all feel 'em! Thanks always for the visit.