Friday, June 10, 2011

Patchwork Harley

A little variation I did on Harley's outfit. A quick sketch that turned into an 11 x 17 inked piece that will probably turn into a print on down the line. That's how these things go, I guess!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Spidey page 03


Here is page 03 of my new Spidey tryout! Gwen learned the difference between the Green Goblin and Hobgoblin while I worked on this page. Pretty awesome!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Heroes Con Recap

     Well Heroes Con 2011 has come and gone, the exhaustion still remains,.....but next year I'm sure is already in the planning, I know it is for me.  So let's talk about why this show is so great for fans and pros alike.

    First off it's truly the best show for showcasing artists, most of us try to put a piece in the annual auction, which not only helps fund Shelton and crew pay for us being there, but it's also a great way to show the entire con what you are made of. Outside of showcasing great talent, Heroes is truly a show where you can go and literally hang out with your favorite artists, why because we all usually hang out in the hotel lobby and that is one of the biggest forms of enjoyment for me, I get to see my friends in the industry, and usually we take a...gasp** Night off..! So how could a show like that get any sweeter right? Artists doing what they love, fans getting to see the artists they like in a comfortable and casual setting.  Really the family atmosphere is what has kept me coming back from 1989 as a fan till today as a working pro...the year just wouldn't be the same if I wasn't there.

    Now let's move on to some other things, I did pick up some work at the show and can confirm that I will be returning to Joe Staton's E-Man for 26 pages as well as made some contacts to hopefully return to some other properties I have enjoyed working on in the past. More on that as it develops.

Truly thanks to Shelton and the crew of Heroe's Aren't Hard To Find, the fans who make this possible, the people who stood in line to get a sketch from me, a book, or just to say hi and make me laugh, the other artists, and my friends on both sides of the table..you all know who you are.

Below are some sketches I did from the show...enjoy and SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR.

-Michael

PS Yes, Sonic decided to join the Smoking Jacket Crew..







Monday, June 6, 2011

The Infinites T-Shirt

T-Shirt image for "The Infinites"; 1st Issue now available from Heroic Publishing(http://www.heroicpub.com/previews/in00.php) and digitally through Wowio(http://www.wowio.com/users/product.asp?BookId=242092) and DriveThru Comics(http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=90123). Story David W D Thomas, Pencils Chris Hanchey, Inks and Colors John Anderson (me)!