Archive for the ‘comic’ Category
Grant Snider’s comics are always on point. His work is honest, and colorful, what’s not to love? He’s in grad school studying Orthodontia and got his start as an artist for a student Newspaper while at the University of Kansas. Meanwhile, his work is published all over the internet and in some real-world publications.
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David Mack is the creator, author and artist of Kabuki, a comic book series that has earned international acclaim for its innovative storytelling, painting techniques and page design. He is also the writer and cover artist for Marvel Comics’ Daredevil.
He graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design, which included studies in Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Art History, Photography, Typography and Bookmaking, and a minor in English. The first published Kabuki collection, Kabuki: Circle of Blood, was completed while David was in college, and the story served as his senior writing thesis. He has now completed seven collections.
I found Kabuki several years ago, when I wandered into a comic book shop looking for art-driven stories. David’s writing is just as brilliant as his illustrative abilities. He uses watercolor and mixed media collage in his unconventional page layouts and creates stunning imagery and powerful storylines.
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These hilarious drawings by Gemma Correll are sure to put a smile on your face this Friday. Famed for drawing pugs and cats Gemma is a true comic genius. Her witty one liners are coupled perfectly with the little characters of her sketchbooks. And she definitely makes me want a pug (she has two real ones and tons and tons of doodled ones), especially after the release of her newest gem, a book entitled “A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette”.
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Comic books and film compliment each other really well. Jake Wyatt is an artist that does both, when he’s not illustrating something equally as awesome. He works traditionally, on bristol or vellum with paint and ink, and then adds more texture using photoshop. His short film about a girl, a fox, and public transportation is currently making the rounds online and is definitely worth checking out.
Melanie Gillman is the creator of the webcomic “As the Crow Flies” and a recent graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. She goes through her weight in colored pencils annually. This was a handout she made for one of her workshops. Very cool!
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Davide De Cubellis is an italian comic book artist and illustrator, since 1999. See more of his graphic work on flickr, his blog (FYI: there is music. Might want to turn speakers down), and his illustration site.
Society of Illustrators Lecture Series presents Drawing the Line: An Evening with Comic Luminaries tomorrow night in NYC from 7pm to 9pm.
Drawing the Line: An Evening with Comic Luminaries
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
7:00 – 9:00pm
Join Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Ash), Walt Simonson (Thor, Starslammer) and Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Chandler) as they discuss the art of drawing as it pertains to sequential storytelling. Moderated by artist Dennis Calero.
Thanks to Metafilter I was introduced this week to two great sites involving art with kids that gave me more than a few laughs:
AxeCop! Five year old Malachi writes the stories, and his big brother Ethan draws them. Their site is currently a bit shaky from all the attention, but AxeCop’s Twitter Feed is still supplying the fun.
Sunday is Kids Day at Comic-Con. If I were there this week (and time travel were possible), I might take my son to this event.
How to Toon: Kids Cartooning Class Sunday, July 26th, 3:00-4:00— Joe Wos, a resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and executive director of the ToonSeum in Pittsburgh, PA, offers a hands-on cartooning basics workshop for children of all ages. Room 30CDE.
Fortunately for us Comic-Clone participants, I teach a Cartooning class for kids every Sunday at Art Center. And I drew this comic strip to synopsize the syllabus for my students.
You can use this strip as your own mini-workshop and, if you need a little inspiration, you can find a selection of my students’ comics in my Sunday Funnies set on flickr.
It’s worth advertising that most art schools offer wonderful workshops to their communities. Art Center for Kids (in Pasadena) even welcomes parents for free when their children enroll. It’s a nice reversal of the usual “Kids ride free” deal!
I know what you’re thinking “What is a comic convention without a panel of comic book and movie creators goofing off for their fans?” Well, thanks to the Hero Initiative, here is a celebrity panel that you can attend in your underoos.
Marvel Then and Now: A Night with Stan Lee and Joe Quesada
In December 2006, Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, and Kevin Smith got together on stage at UCLA to reflect, tell stories, wax philosophic and otherwise act silly in front of 1,000 comic fans to benefit The Hero Initiative, the only federally chartered not-for-profit charity that delivers assistance to comic creators in need. So we could blackmail them all with it later, we taped it all for you: Backstage, behind the scenes, the VIP room an even 2 1/2 hours of three grown men sitting on very expensive couches talking about comic books.
You can also find previous Comic-Con panels online. My favorite so far was The Soul of a Superhero with Grant Morrison and Deepak Chopra.
Of course, Comic-Con offers dozens of cartoon and movie screenings too. If you want to treat yourself to the experience, pick an anime you’ve never seen – maybe never even heard of – and set up a few folding chairs in your living room. I recommend the 2006 hit that Christine and I just discovered this weekend.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Something strange has happened to Makoto Konno. Time has suddenly stopped and moved her backwards. With her newly discovered ability to literally leap backwards in time Makoto finds that tests become a piece of cake, embarrassing situations are corrected and she can have her favorite food anytime she wants. Unfortunately her carefree time traveling has adverse effects on the people she cares for. With every successful leap Makoto somehow alters the fate of those around her. This was not supposed to happen and as she races back in time to fix everything, she notices that her abilities are not limitless but with every successful jump she is one step closer to discovering the most wonderful secret in her young adult life.