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Trekker will be in full-force at ECCC, March 28-30– and that calls for a brand-new, celebratory Trekker-centric convention banner! You’ll find it and me at Booth 1214, where I’ll be part of the whole Periscope Studio gang. On hand will be the Trekker Omnibus on sale, several posters, and hopes are high that some early advanced copies of the all-new “Train to Avalon Bay” TPB will be with us as well! Come by for some signing, a sketch or just some celebratin’ of the return of the adventures of Mercy St. Clair!
Posted 1 month, 1 week ago at 11:33 am. Add a comment
I had the incredible good fortune to travel the the beautiful city of Trondheim, Norway last weekend, and there I had an appearance at the excellent comic shop, “Outland”! I brought my markers with me, so some fan sketching was part of the experience. Great to meet you, Martin! And thanks for having me, Kim! You run a first-rate store. Congrats.
Posted 2 months, 1 week ago at 2:14 pm. Add a comment
I’m opening up my commissions list for the new convention season, which is fast approaching. For commissions arranged for in advance, I can offer watercolor as well. I will be at some familiar shows and some new ones this year. First up is the always-excellent Emerald City Comic Con, where I will be grouped with my fellow Periscope Studio artists. You can see me to get the latest in person on Trekker news and other projects I have in the works. I’ll post a more complete list of my upcoming shows shortly. As always I’ll be happy to sign and sketch. Hope to see you soon.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago at 8:46 am. Add a comment
The Kickstarter has reached its goal! Yet there are a few hours left for you to take advantage of the opportunity to get high-quality art books from six terrific, exciting artist from the breadth of the comics world. They all just happen to be studio mates of lucky me! One of them is Ben Dewey, who drew the above image of the rest of the “first wave” artists to celebrate the reaching of out goal a few days back. Ben’s breathtaking technical skills and his subtle, delicious humor is on display in his wildly popular Tumblr Tragedy Series . And of course, in his own art book as well. Check out the rest of us on the Kickstarter site. And get in on some last-minute pledging offers, too! A mere $5 gets you digital copies of ALL SIX ART BOOKS!! If you have more to pledge, there are lots of levels and rewards to chose from , including a deluxe hardcover collection of all six books, and a sketch card from me!
And below, another celebratory piece, this by Aaron McConnell. Aaron’s work isn’t in our first wave, but by supporting our initial books, you can help to bring the rest of the equally excellent Periscope artists’ Art Books to print as the project continues. Thanks for all the support–!
Posted 4 months ago at 7:59 am. Add a comment
The Periscope Studio Kickstarter for our series of Art Books is off to a terrific start. And to keep the momentum rolling, we’ve just added some great new pledging add-ons! Above are a few images from my own art book– rare and unpublished pieces that range from concept drawings to commissions to finished, full-color illustration. We are all very excited and proud to bring these art books to print– and you can help! Check out the many pledge packages and see much more at the Kickstarter page!
Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago at 9:32 am. Add a comment
Periscope Studio is launching a Kickstarter Project to produce a series of Artbooks from each of our members! I am in the “first wave” of books. Each book features a wonderful selection of images, from fully-finished images to design sketches. We’ve all labored long and hard to come up with a handsome set of books that show the breadth and range of our work, and we are very proud of the results. We even made this snappy video:
Check it out!
Posted 5 months ago at 12:14 pm. Add a comment
A couple weekends ago I had a fine time in Victoria BC at a Collectibles and Comics show. A group of Canadian cartoonists and myself created this “jam” piece at the show, which turned out pretty well, I think.
I’ve had a great and busy fall, traveling to four cons over the last two months to promote the Trekker Omnibus and the new Trekker stories appearing in Dark Horse Presents. I’ve been tremendously grateful for the enthusiastic response from fans at each show I attended– Baltimore, Rose City, New York, and Victoria. And now I’m looking forward to settling in again at the drawing board and covering a lot of ground. Several new projects are coming up, and of course the next Trekker story is also calling!
Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago at 11:34 am. Add a comment
I’ll be at NYCC this year– the biggest Comics event on the East Coast, and an extraordinary show in countless ways. Find me at Table C6 in Artist Alley. As always, I’ll be eager to talk Trekker and comics in general. And– I can squeeze in another pre-order sketch or two, if you jump fast. See you at the show!
Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago at 7:09 am. Add a comment
The second annual Rose City Comic Con was a great event– a huge turn-out of enthusiastic fans. For me: two days of non-stop conversations about… some sci-fi character I’ve been working on lately. Oh– and some fun commissions as well, viz:
Posted 7 months ago at 7:20 pm. Add a comment
This weekend sees the second annual Rose City Comic-Con in Portland– for which I created this She-Hulk commission. Rose City had a fantastic first show last year, and I’m looking forward to an even bigger and better event this year! I’ll be at the large Periscope Studio “island” of tables at space 1013.
And Oct 10-13 brings the massive, spectacular NYCC 2013! I’ll be in Artist Alley at table C6 to sketch, sign, chat and sell. And I’m taking on a limited number of sketches in advance of this show, with a watercolor option available. I’ve been enjoying reacquainting myself with watercolor after a long estrangement.
And of course there’s nothing wrong with a straight-forward ink sketch, occasionally enhanced with a touch of tone. This was done at the Baltimore Comic-Con earlier this month. Baltimore is an extremely well-run and fan-centric show, where the focus is clearly on comics and comic art. I can’t recommend it highly enough for any serious fan of the medium. Make your plans for next year accordingly!