I will be at MoCCA 2015! You can come visit me and my tablemate Frank Barbiere (the premiere comics writer of my generation) at TABLE 360. That’s right: 360! When you get to the festival, spin around twice, and if you don’t see us, then remember we are at TABLE 360! I will have Stranger Than Bushwick and a few brand new stickers there, too. I also have “Gentrify White” crayons being given away with every purchase of the book, limited to 50 total. It’ll be REALLY fun, I can’t wait.
ComiXologist relaunched their podcast and I was commissioned to provide new artwork. Below are the sketches and stages of illustration that brought me to where we are today!
Sometimes the first idea is the best one. And I agree, it was the least cheesy out of some of these. The Wicked and the Divine was a good starting point for me, because Jamie McElvie has such an accessible style for portraiture.
Oysterbooks.com just launched their review site yesterday and I did one of the premiere illustrations for an article by Kyle Chayka. It was a great piece to work on. Art direction credit to Kevin Nguyen, and serves as the editorial director for the site. It’s going to be a great journal, and if you aren’t already a member of Oyster Books, I suggest you become one now!
Below are the stages of my process. A couple of sketches, pencils, inks, and final colors. The final image got cropped (above) but you can see it in its entirety at the bottom of the post.
I kept a sketchbook when I went to San Diego Comic-Con this year. So many cool things happened. We met George RR Martin, got to watch Faith Erin Hicks receive an Eisner, and see the cast of Avengers walk by our booth. None of those stories are in this sketchbook, just jokes! It’s not as thorough as another sketchbook I kept this year, in Angouleme (“Cheese Doodles”), but maybe funnier! Click below to view larger:
Bushwick Open Studios is this weekend, pick up the guide in which this comic is featured in! I also did some of the illustrations throughout the book, under the art direction of the great Lucia Reed! If you plan to come, use this as your guide to everything cool that is happening! Bushwick Daily is made up of all the insiders who live and know the scene. In fact, you can meet them this weekend or TONIGHT at our opening. Drinks are free and you’ll also be in a building with our studio brothers and sisters all having their own events. We have a mini gallery with photos, and I even have some prints on view for sale! Happy BOS, hashtag #BOS2014, and follow me as I wander through galleries and warehouses on my instagram!