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 Above are a few images from my own art book– rare and unpublished pieces that range from concept drawings to commissions to finished, full-color illustration.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!
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!
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!
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!
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:
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!
Portland’s Rose City Comic-Con rolls out on Sept 21-22. I’ll be there at table 1013 along with many of my Periscope Studio mates. Come on by for some Trekker talk, a sketch, a poster, or a browse through my original art stack. I’m taking advance sketch orders, so get in touch if you’d like to arrange for your sketch early. And if you haven’t picked up a copy of the Omnibus yet– I’ll have a generous supply of them on hand as well.
In only its second year, RCCC has expanded greatly. It’s exciting to have such a vibrant, well-run show in town. See you there!
I’m pleased and honored to be a guest at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con. This will be my first year there as well as my first convention since the release of the Trekker Omnibus, so I’m pretty well stoked for a great time. Baltimore has begun a terrific event at the show. Each year they pick a fine creator-owned property and do a “Tribute Art Book” to it. This year they has chosen Stan Sakai’s classic Usagi Yojimbo! Trekker and Usagi Yojimbo share similar histories, both with long roots going back to the early days of Dark Horse comics. And Stan is both a great guy and a wonderful comics creator. So of course I had to find a way to put Mercy and the samurai bunny together:
If you make it to the show, be sure to pick up one of the books. And come by and say howdy!
The Trekker Omnibus Dropped on Wednesday, August 7, and we celebrated the event with a rousing party at the great “Things From Another World” comic shop in Portland, Oregon. The book is available at comic shops everywhere and on line as well. It’s great to have Trekker back in print!
The long-awaited Trekker Omnibus drops on August 7! A comprehensive 320+ page collection of Mercy’s adventures. Local Comic Shop “Things From Another World” is hosting a release party that evening from 7-10pm. All true-hearted Trekker fans are welcome to attend. Here are the TFAW details. Hope to see you there!