I recently did an interview with Andy at ComicAttack.net. I just love doing interviews with these guys. They just get alot out of me. Tons of art featured here as well!
go check it out!
Friday, October 29, 2010
...and here is the rest of the process with the final colour cover!
...and again, if anyone knows Fuzu, and sees this, please direct her here. I had written down her email address so that I could tell here about this, but either I wrote it down wrong or her site is down. Whatever the case, I would like it very much if she would contact me.
This year at NYCC I had a table in artist alley.
As luck would have it, my assigned table was right next to Peter David. This was great because firstly, I hadn't seen him in a while and secondly, this was the con where we and IDW were going to announce the new Fallen Angel mini series, "The Return of the Son".
Well, between my schedule and Peters much more hectic one, neither of us were in artist's alley at the same time on Friday which was a bit disappointing. But all that changed when I came in Saturday morning.
I came in a little late and was happy to see that Peter was actually there. So much so in fact, that I didn't notice what else was right in front of me until Peter said, "J.K.! you've got to see this! As I was turning to see what he was gesturing toward, I was wondering what's he so excited abo...WOW!
standing right in front of my table was the living Liandra! the best Fallen Angel costume I've seen to date! Her name was Fuzu Jen and she made this thing herself! Both Peter and I were talking to her and taking pictures and that's when Peter suggested we feature her on the inside cover and use one of the photos we had taken as a ref for the Front cover. So here it is.
(If anyone knows Fuzu, and sees this, please direct her here. I had written down her email address so that I could tell here about this, but either I wrote it down wrong or her site is down. Whatever the case, I would like it very much if she would contact me.)
Monday, October 25, 2010
Last week Star Trek-Captain's Log:Jellico was released. It was a stand alone story about a somewhat unpopular captain captured exquisitely by writer Keith DeCandido.
But the most amazing part of this issue for me can be found on 1 page in particular. In the background you'll see art featured from 2 special guest artists. Javen and Elihjah.
more on their contributions can be found here.
So I was feeling a little discouraged about my career today. We all have those "is it worth it?" days, I think, and when those days occur all we can hope for is a quick dose of perspective.
Today I got that in the form of a message from Amy(The boys' mother)
I wanted to share it with everyone, particularly those who work in the comics world, to remind us all of the true value of our labours which we sometimes forget.
"SO - I just got back from an IEP (Ed plan) meeting for Elijah. Not sure if I told you - but he is the most disabled of all the kids. With some mental illness sprinkled on top... So - we are reviewing progress, med changes - blah blah boring...
So his teacher has to present an update on his progress. Writing and drawing is tough b/c of a brain injury.. Still is. Team noticed a major shift in attitude and effort from last year. Meds were given some credit - and so were you. Apparently, he has them fold and staple paper so he can make comic books to practice his drawing and writing. I had sent his teacher your blog so they would know what he was talking about - and get permission for a show and tell. The special ed director commented what a positive effect that experience has had on his self esteem and effort levels.
So, now it's not just me giving you props...
Friday, October 22, 2010
If you'd like this B&W, 11" x 17" watercolour original, you can bid at www.comicfusion.com until Saturday, Oct 23 at midnight(EST).
All proceeds go to SAFE! http://www.safeinhunterdon.org/Get the first ever Batman/Space Ghost team-up and help those who help others.
And for those that enjoy seeing the process I document this paintings production from start to finish photographically here.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
JELLICO!! out TODAY!
If you're even a casual Star Trek fan, you need to pick this up today at you're local comic retailer!
Some of you might remember a 2 part episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation called "Chain of Command" where Picard was sent with a small team on a covert mission in Cardassian Space, leaving the Enterprise in the command of a very unlikable guy, played by Ronny Cox.
... well, there was this 2 part episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation called "Chain of Command" where Picard was sent with a small team on a covert mission in Cardassian Space, leaving the Enterprise in the command of a very unlikable guy, played by Ronny Cox. His name was Captain Jellico.
Though unlikable, it could easily argue he was a great captain. His style of command was obviously different from what we were used to, but he got the job done. I always thought he was an interesting character for that reason. Someone I could hate and respect at the same time.
Writer Keith DeCandido really brings this character to life in this IDW one shot. We finally get to see him with a crew that is accustomed to his command style while still introducing the character to new readers through the eyes of a new first officer. We follow her from her first beam-in and report right through to the resolution of a crisis. She even narrates the story and gives us her own insight to Jellico and the crew.
All this and some really cool action scenes that I very much enjoyed painting!
I've included some of those pages as well as the cover.
see the cover in the process of being created here.
Also, I should add that I didn't do the book alone. I had help from 2 very special artists, Javen and Elijah, who make their publishing debut in this very issue.
see more about them here.