Saturday, April 22, 2006

Outta Space!

No, this isn't one of the travel sketches I mentioned earlier, but rather a sci-fi sample I drew up recently. Its based on Rick Remender and Tony Moore's excellent Fear Agent comic book, published by Image. I really like the homage to Wally Wood/EC-type sci-fi they've got going in the comic and wanted to incorporate some of that feel into this drawing...but in my own 2-colour style of course!

I want to give Special Thanks here to the Jimmy Olsen Club buddies for their crits and comments when I was trying to work this one out. Especially to Ramon Perez for the quick re-pose. My gratitude to you all, guys.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Odds and Ends

This will be the last post from me for a week or so while I'm out of town, so I thought I'd share a variety of things. These are miscellaneous sketches and illustrations that have accumilated over the last year or two. I'll be back soon with some nice travel sketches but for now, I hope you'll enjoy some of these:

For all non-comic geeks: Jor-el is the father of Superman. This was my contribution to a drawing-jam on the drawing board.

This was an invite for a summer bbq at my house a while back. Dormammu did not attend. Dr.Strange was there, but only in spirit.

The Conservative Party of Canada is BACK!

These were from a series of spots on water-skiing safety for Cottage Life Magazine.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

My favourite superheroes Pt. 2

Another super-hero from my childhood:


Like most kids who read comics in the early 80's, I was an X-Men fan. And my favourite X-man was always Cyclops. Sure Wolverine was cooler (and he was even Canadian), but for some reason, I just dug Cyclops more. Maybe it was because he was the leader of the X-Men, or maybe its because he was always depicted as the silent stoic-type, or maybe it was just because he could blast $#!% with his eyes. Whatever the reasons, Cyclops was always the X-Man I'd end up drawing in the margins of my notebooks -- usually in a faux John Byrne style.

This painting was done in gouache on watercolour paper and was one of the pieces I had on display at the recent Speakeasy show.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

My favourite superheroes Pt. 1

I've been working on drawing some super-hero pictures lately, mostly in a two-colour style. I'm making my way through my childhood list of "favourite super-heroes" and I'll post some of the pictures here from time to time.

First up, the Invincible Iron Man!

Iron Man was hands-down my favourite hero when I was a kid. I think its because I was a fan of giant-robots when I lived in Korea and Iron Man was the closest western equivalent in comics at the time (don't get me started about Shogun Warriors, people). The first comic I ever picked up off the racks was an Iron Man comic -- and it was cool.

Anyway, this drawing is a tighter version of the rough that's on my other blog, exclusively devoted to Iron Man sketches (see --I told you he was my favourite hero!).

Monday, April 03, 2006

Time to get out of the studio!

Well, its spring and that means its time to get outside. So, with that in mind, I thought I'd take the time to mention an appearance I'll be making at the upcoming SpeakEasy Annual Comic Book Show here in downtown Toronto. It promises to be a fun event and I'll be there, with my wife Claudia, to exhibit some recent drawings and comic art and talk with comic art and illustration fans. I'll also have copies of some of the various mini-comics I've made over the years to sell and give away.

Now you may be wondering why I'd be participating in something like this when I'm usually a very anti-social misfit. The answer is simple -- its 'cause they put my table nearest the bar! But seriously, if you're in the area, I hope you'll come and drop by. There's a good lineup of very talented local artists who will be showing their work -- don't take my word for it: check out the info below!

SpeakEasy's Annual Comic Book Show

Time & Space:
Thursday April 6th, 8pm-Midnight
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen West
Toronto, Ontario

Featured Artists
Kean Soo
Jeff Lemire
Zach Worton
Brian McLachlan
Attila Adorjany
J. Bone
Michael Cho
Diana Tamblyn
Ramón Pérez and Rob Coughler
Eric Kim
Scott Hepburn
Willow Dawson

More Info

P.S. Below is the image I sent the organizers as my promotional piece for the show.