Good news, peoples of the internets! Today I began a brand new job that will help me achieve a goal I set for myself when I graduated college back in 2007. My goal was to one day make comic books. I’ve written about comics for a living, promoted comics for a living and, as of today, my new gig as an Assistant Editor at Dark Horse Comics means I am now getting paid to make comics. Continue Reading “New Job!”
Much like a Facebook for crumb catchers, Movember has added a networking feature to its Web site this year. Basically a way for like-minded mo-growers to band together, Movember’s networks can be used to group people by height, weight, geographical location or a penchant for ponies—just so long as you ask them to make a network page for your social group of choice.
Continue Reading “A network of mustache hairs reaching across the globe…”
People who read the previous post about a truly excellent piece of artwork I commissioned will undoubtedly remember the man responsible for it, Mr. Dan Hipp. In the aforementioned post, I posited that the number of additional fun gags in the commission could only be due to Señor Hipp being “far more rad than I expected.” Well, that hypothesis has been proven true again!
Today, over on his blog, Hipp posted a version of the commission splashed with glorious digital colors. This treat is most definitely the icing on a wonderful commission experience.
Thanks again, Dan!
For those who’ve never been to a comic book convention, one of the coolest hobbies you can pick up while attending them is getting yourself a sketchbook, bringing it around to a multitude of artists and having them draw their takes on some hero, character or theme. During my time at Wizard, I had a chance to ogle some of the coolest sketchbooks one could ever hope to view. Dave Paggi’s Lockjaw and Calvin and Hobbes sketchbooks were the collections of con doodles that first made me drool enviously and laugh hysterically. Matt Powell’s Saturday Morning’s Awesome sketchbook and Sean Collins’ “I wish I’d had a chance to see it in person” David Bowie sketchbook helped convince me that I had to get one of my own going.
Continue Reading “A Pancake Dinner with Hellboy”
Illustrator and graphic designer Julius Santiago has a project called “365 Bears” that’s well worth checking out. For a whole year, Mr. Santiago is taking his relatively simple bear design and dressing it up in all sorts of outfits and costumes to compile 365 unique bears. There’s a new bear each day and you can view them all at KingPanPan.com.
Continue Reading “A hell of a bear!”
Possibly the greatest three panel sequence in the history of comics…
Continue Reading “Monkeying around with Hellboy”
Sometimes you just have to put your foot down.
Continue Reading “Great Comic Quotes: (Not) For The Birds”
I pulled out my pens earlier and doodled this Hellboy image, colored it a few ways and thought I’d post the results here. I’m still getting back in the swing of doodling (Please note: This is not art, nor will you hear me calling it that—’cause it isn’t art.) so I stuck with a simple bust-shot and an angle that always comes easily for me when I’m “cartooning.” Anywho, here are the images. I hope you dig them.
Continue Reading “Hellboy Doodle”
‘Cause everybody loves a nice, long soak…
Continue Reading “All Day Pizza Buffet BONUS!: Hot Tubs”