I started inking The King’s Dragon last week. You’ll be seeing a lot of this particular character.
A favourite “bit” from the first Three Thieves book, Tower of Treasure.
page 6 of j. torres and my framing story for the upcoming TRUE PATRIOT.
more at BLARG!
I love the way Tom Fowler depicts my Red Ensign character from the up-coming True Patriot anthology here. Between him and J. Bone, I seem to be the third-best artist for the character. Out of three.
Special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen has died. Let’s celebrate his work by enjoying the skeleton fight from Jason and the Argonauts, which is still pretty damned incredible even after fifty years.
Collected wisdom from Saul Bass and other legendary graphic designers.
Of the many comics shows and literary festivals I appear at every year, none is closer to my heart than The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this weekend, May 11th and 12th.
The first TCAF, in 2003, was my first show as a professional comics creator. With only about a dozen guests in a church basement, it had nowhere near the size nor the cultural heft of what the show was to become. But it showed a lot of promise, cutting out the usual three-ring circus of commercialism that accompanies corporate comics conventions in favour of an intimate show for just artists and fans. And such a range of artists! TCAF has always aimed to expose the breadth and diversity of the comics medium to the public, something it’s done a terrific job of right from the beginning.
Two Generals page 131, another favourite. I like the “silent” scenes.
Page 68 of Two Generals, my favourite page in the book.
Screen grab of an in-progress outline. Admit it, your’re already sold.
Pleasantly surprised and proud to see Raina Telgemeier’s and Dave Roman’s names (among many others) on this video that features American cartoonists calling for tougher gun legistlation in the U.S. Bonus points if you recognize the voices of actors Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore!
My 2002 short film, Gone with the Wind in Sixty Seconds, which was my final project in Sheridan College’s post-graduate Computer Animation program. The animation is pretty rough (it was done quickly, since I spent most of the semester trying to get my head around rigging these characters) but I’m still pleased with the concept/design/direction, and it’s proven to be fairly popular on YouTube over the years. Enjoy!
There’s still a whole month to visit the Canadian Comic Creators exhibit at The City of Waterloo Museum, which primarily features World War II artifacts and original artwork related to my graphic memoir Two Generals. Show ends May 31st!
This week’s primary musical inspiration.