Friday, September 28, 2007
If you've read comics in the past decade, then you've probably heard of Mike Wieringo. I never met him, but I would've liked to, and I had no reason to believe that I wouldn't, since this industry has been very kind to me from the beginning, allowing me to meet most of the heroes of my youth at conventions and social events.
If you've kept up with comics news since August, you've probably heard that he has since passed away due to a heart attack no one would've ever predicted. From everything I've heard about him, he wasn't just a great artist, he was one of the nicest guys in the industry.
I don't have much to add that hasn't been said already, but I thought I'd share a copy of his Spider-Man that I did my junior year of high school . I copied it from an issue of Wizard Magazine while sitting on the bench of my high school soccer team — I literally played 4 minutes all season — dreaming of one day becoming a comic book artist.
Apparently, dreams do occassionally come true. I'd like to thank 'Ringo for being one of the most positive influences on the comic industry, community, and artistic hopefuls.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I've finally gotten around to posting all the sketches from Wizard World Philly this past June. I did a lot more head sketches this time around and, I must say, I enjoyed it. I was able to do a lot more for more people. Plus, it's just more relaxing since it's essentially the same composition for every piece. I worry enough about composition when I'm doing Marvel work.
In addition to these, there are another two pin-ups from the con in my previous post.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Fantastic Four is Finished!
Almost. I've still got to finish the title page, which I usually start first and finish last. But the major work is done, including a full page "cutaway" rendering of the Baxter Building, which made me miss my initial deadline since I had never done anything quite so complex before. Fortunately, I was given the extra time to see it through and I am very happy with the results (which is unusual for me).
Thanks for all the support througout the project... I'll post a reminder when the book comes out next month.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Only 3 more days until my Fantastic Four deadline. I should have it all done by Monday. In the meantime, I thought I'd show another commission from Wizard World Philly. I heard a rumor today of who will "star" in the next Mythos.