Here is some awesome Khensu fan art I just received form Eric Eric VanArsdale. Love it!
Hi all. Thought you all might like to see the front cover for Cleopatra in Space #1! Special thanks to the book’s designer, Phil Falco, for all the awesome work he put into it including the rad way the smoke from Cleo’s ray gun weaves through the title.
Cleo #1 won’t be out till April of next year, but you can preorder copies of it now! Please feel free to do just that. :)
Alright, back to work on Cleo #2.
As always, had an absolute blast at Baltimore Comic-Con! Great seeing old friends and fans again, making new ones, and hanging out with some of my best pals in the world. Was wonderful meeting my editor for the first time as well! Couldn’t be happier being at Scholastic. The place is chock full of awesome people who love comics. Cleo is in good hands! Speaking of which, I had so much fun teaching the kids how to draw her, Supergirl, and a weird giraffe cat (don’t ask). Thanks so much to the Kids Love Comics folks for having me there again. Sign me up for next year!
Only thing I regret, as usual, was not walking away from my table until late Sun afternoon. I’m definitely going to need to rectify that next year since I missed out on talking to a great number of people I know and respect. And boy oh boy did I miss my wife and kid. Can’t wait to go pick them up from the airport in a few hours. Only partially so I can finally sit down with Jen tonight and watch last Sunday’s Breaking Bad. ;)
Below are some of the sketches I scribbled for folks at the show. I’ve been informed the strange green extraterrestrial glow is my camera trying to white-balance on the blue which is considerably not as cool as a strange green extraterrestrial glow.
Baltimore Comic-Con is right around the corner! This weekend in fact. I’ll once again be tabling with a bunch of awesome all-ages and kids comic creators at the Kids Love Comics Pavilion (#2405). Here’s a handy map to help you find your way there as soon as you walk in the doors.
In addition to my usual prints and wares, I’ll also have some new postcards promoting Cleopatra in Space #1 which include a sneak peek at the back cover of the book! I’ll also have copies of Operation Space Cat I saved just for this show (only 50 left).
Sunday afternoon I’ll be doing a small workshop for kids at the KLC Pavilion. Here’s the info on that:
1pm – Drawing Heroic Females and Felines with Mike Maihack
Mike Maihack is the amazing author/artist of the upcoming graphic novel, Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice, from Scholastic/Graphix. In this workshop, Mike will share his technique for drawing super heroines like Supergirl and Batgirl. He’ll also be drawing cats, and who doesn’t love cats?!
There’s a possibility I might not be doing any sketching this time around due to a few scheduled meetings and stuff, but if you catch me early enough in the day you might be able to persuade me.
Also, listening to this new Summer Camp album right now. It’s fun!
Okay, I think that’s it. Looking forward to the show! Hope to see some of you there.
Since the collected webcomic collections are no longer available, I thought I’d make the covers I drew for those collections finally available as prints. And while I was at it, I made a few other highly requested Cleo pieces available as well. All of them are now available in my online store. As always, if there are any CiS pinups or pages you’d like to see as prints, just let me know. If I recieve enough requests I’ll look into it.
Target Practice update: Cover is done, interiors are done, and the second (currently untitled) book is scripted. I start thumbnails on that this week. So I know it’s been awfully quiet around here but I’ve been staying busy. This blog will get a lot more noisy closer to the book’s April release date.