Tuesday, March 27, 2012
For the past six months I've been deep in the midst of a new graphic novel. It's my second book with the publisher First Second and it is a complete 180 from Orcs Forged for War. It's a romantic comedy penned by Greg Means and MK Reed, and it's called The Cute Girl Network. It takes place in the fictional city of Brookport (an almagamation of Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR) and I'm really enjoying drawing the vast and varied urban environment. Here are a few samples:
Monday, March 26, 2012
So it all started with me being bored and doodling in my sketchbook while watching TV. I really liked this sketch of the Incredible Hulk fighting Thor.
I'd never really drawn Thor or been a huge fan, but thought it would make a cool illustration. I did several versions that I didn't really like and posted them on Facebook to gauge my fellow artists' reactions to them. A whole online conversation ensued, if you so choose, you can view the drawings here.
This started a whole chain reaction. I had Avengers on the brain and had to clean out my head. Sometimes I've got to do this while working on large graphic novel projects. It started with just Hulk and Thor, so I just kept going, next thing you know i've got a ton of Avengers drawings, here are some of my favorites: