…was this all-female line-up of cover artists for Red Sonja.
I can’t BELIEVE the people we are getting, they are ALL saying yes.
And they are knocking it out of the park! I know I keep saying it, but Colleen Doran, Fiona Staples, Nicola Scott, Stephanie Buscema, Ming Doyle, and those are just the ones that have been ANNOUNCED.
I have been wanting to work with these women for ages. AGES.
Hahahahaha, I love comics.
I love drawing Red Sonja so much! Thanks for inviting me to art party with you, Gail! :)
This wicked old drawing of mine is not the Red Sonja I drew for Gail, but deal with it anyway okay:
I drew the latest Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comic, out today!
It’s all about that fearsome fuzzball ROCKET RACCOON, and it’s FREE! Grab it on comiXology!
Layouts by Yves Bigerel, colors by Javier Rodriguez, and words by Brian Michael Bendis.
Look for Ming Doyle’s incentive cover of next month’s Adventure Time comic on the shelves, uh, next month.
25% OFF SALE -
Hey folks! Due to a sudden plumbing disaster/yard excavation I’m running a sale over at the shop on EVERYTHING. It’ll be 25% OFF every list price. Please go give it a look if you’re so inclined.
I’ve got some Doc Shaner originals and they are things of joy and beauty. Go jump on his 25% off sale!
I love this panel from Mara #3.
Did everybody spot the Lemon Demon flyer?
Easter eggs are extra fun!
Mara is my favourite!
Mara, by Yasmin Liang. Yaz is one of my fave artists, hooray!
My 2013 Convention Schedule so far! Making my first trips to Arizona, Oregon, and the UK this year!
Boston Comic Con | April 20 - 21
Stumptown Comics Fest | April 27 - 28
MeCAF, Maine Comics Art Festival | May 19
Phoenix Comic Con | May 23 - 26
HeroesCon | June 7 - 9
Thought Bubble | November 17 - 24
mndimind asked: How do you doodle?
FURIOUSLY, and with all the power of my Viking forebears behind my pen!!
batmanwich asked: Any ongoing comic book series that you'd love to do covers for?
Pretty much any series, I love working on covers and standalone illustrations. A series that would let me go wild with the look, I suppose.
But in a selfishly self-aware turn of irony, I prefer when the art on the cover of a book matches the interior. I like design unity and truth in advertising.
clayrodery asked: Can you give any insight into your process of creating a characters' features? Mara and her brother I think are just really outstanding examples of well thought out and meticulous character design (which is clearly evident in all your drawings, but tackling 'family resemblance' like that just blew my mind)
(Two Princes: Mark and Mara)
Thanks Clay! Character consistency is something I struggled with for years and am still refining. On the one hand, I didn’t want to come up with a standard “face template” and have everyone in my art look identical, minus hair and coloring choices. On the other hand, how do you keep one face looking like itself across all those angles? It’s headache inducing!
I find that adjectives really help. Keeping descriptive words in your mind’s eye can help meld a drawing’s look. Mara and her brother Mark both have large, dark, almond shaped eyes, small pert noses, equally-sized plush top and bottom lips, and square-leaning-to-oval faces.
Those are a lot of specific descriptors because they’re important characters. For supporting cast, I may just resort to “shifty and blonde,” “Daniel Craig,” “equine and 40ish,” etc., and just try to draw true to the spirit of what those phrases evoke for me.
Words, words, words! A drawing is a sentence you can see.
jonhex asked: What kind of vehicle would you like to see your art on the side of?
A subway car because reliable and extensive public transportation is so dreamy.
Do you hear that, MBTA? Extend your late night service hours or I’ll cover your cars in ART. This is my most solemn threat.
alyks asked: Who is your favorite character to draw? (your art is fantastic, and I'm looking forward tot he next MARA)
Thank you! I’ve gotta say, I love drawing Mara, her hair is the best. But in terms of “mainstream” characters, I always dig trying my hand at Wonder Woman, Lois Lane, Wolverine, Batman, Two-Face, Namor, Jubilee… THE GREATS.
Any character can be a blast to draw if there’s some part of them that speaks to you.
the-epimethean-boy asked: If you were the neighborhood book collection inspector, what book would you like to see everybody own?
First off, I’d fire myself from the Neighborhood Book Collection Inspection Agency because free speech and thought are too important to be so minutely regulated and also I don’t want to know about my neighbors’ Animorphs problems.
But that being said, you can’t go wrong with a bit of mystery or imagination in your life, though I’m personally a fan of tragedies.