Friday, September 21, 2007
Underground comics legend, Kim Deitch, was a guest speaker at MCAD yesterday, and I had the pleasure of introducing him. The students (as you can see in the pics) were enthralled by his enthusiastic lecture and Q&A session. The night before, I met up with fellow cartoonists and MCAD instructors, Barbara Schulz and Zak Sally, at Big Brain Comics, where Kim was doing a signing. I got a pair of books autographed -- and Kim was kind enough to add sketches as well. Zak, Barb and I got to look through Kim's portfolio of pencil roughs for various projects -- which were absolutely GORGEOUS. I hope someday there will be a book collection of them, as they really deserve to be seen. After the signing, the whole crew, including Kim's lovely wife Pam, all dined out at The Modern -- where Zak highly recommends the pot roast! I had the ravioli -- tasty.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I was recently hired by the folks at Moebius Models to sculpt an alternate "box art style" face part for their upcoming reissue of the 1960's Aurora Plastics CAPTAIN ACTION model kit. They've just posted pics of a test pressing, and the finished styrene model kit should be out within a few months. In the meantime, here are some shots of my sculpt in progress and the kit as it'll be produced. For more info on upcoming CAPTAIN ACTION projects, bookmark this site: www.captainactionnow.com
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Some years (decades!?!) ago, Max Collins and I produced a super-hero comic book for DC called "Wild Dog." It was short lived, but is recalled fondly by its fans. I still can't appear at a comic book show without at least one person asking me about a potential return of the series. And this fan, photographed by my "The Batman Strikes" collaborator Chris Jones at a recent convention, is obviously still digging on the Wild Dog experience! Thanks for the photo, Chris -- but who IS the man beneath the mask? GRRRRR! Stay WILD!
Monday, September 10, 2007
Hitting the bookstore shelves any day now is THE BATMAN STRIKES: DUTY CALLS, a trade paperback collection of stories from the monthly comic book (144 pages worth) drawn by Christopher Jones (pencils) and me (inks). Here's the cover (illustration by another artist). Look for it at your local bookstore, comic book shop, or on amazon.com.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
This is my birthday gift to my friend, Karli. She's having a celebration, later this month, at my favorite Twin Cities watering hole, Lee's Liquor Lounge -- and asked me to do the gig poster. This was a fun project, since I'm a fan of these bands, love Lee's -- and had been wanting to do a gig poster for some time now. I'm also a big fan of the work of John Hanson, the man who set the style for Lee's posters, ads and graphics -- and borrowed a logo and a notion or two from him for this piece -- forgive me, John. (You can find much of his ultra-cool work on the Lee's website: http://www.leesliquorlounge.com/ )
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So come on down to Lee's on the 29th and help us celebrate, OK?