Hey everybody! I'm feeling the fall breezes and loving it. Got back last night from the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society's book release shindig at Locust Moon Comics near 40th and Chestnut. If any of you are in the area, check it out, there's a gallery up of Cartoonist Society member's pieces (including one by yours truly). I showed up late and drenched but warmed up after cocooning myself in paper towels in the bathroom.
Alongside the PCS, some COPOUT members made an appearance too. The newest COPOUT release was just a day prior featuring the great and talented duo of Billy Martin and Andy Hood and featuring a cover by me. You can search the SPX convention floors for them as they'll be there passing out books and perusing the booths. And don't forget to keep checking Arthur, new installments abound every Monday...except this Monday.
I haven't been able to sit down and draft a new page because I've been so busy doing storyboards. I'm happy to say I've just completed a set of boards for a promo on the PBS based Sprout channel and am starting a new group for NBC. It's been busy but fun, and I hope to not look completely disfigured from sleep depravation on the other side. Until next time, keep on keepin' on.
Well the new page of Arthur: The World's Strongest Boy is up on the tumblr (here). There's a new page every Monday, so be sure to follow the tumblr or bookmark it or what-have-you. The latest page was a lot of fun to draw. I have a soft spot for splash pages, and this one had some interesting characters. As always, type and inks are by Andy Hood, script and colors are by Billy Martin, and pencils are by me. Below I have the pencils for the latest two pages. Enjoy!
If you didn't know already, Me, Billy Martin, and Andy Hood are working on a new project together called Arthur: The World's Strongest Boy.
Page 2 of Arthur is up. You can look for new pages every week! Here's the link: LINK! The pencils for it are posted below. The script/color is by Billy Martin, the pencils are by me, and the inks/type are by Andy Hood.
Did this piece for a Pokemon fan show. I'm going to try and push one more out to possibly have two pieces in the show. I'll post the details of the gallery when it's coming around. There're a lot of super talented people in this show with a lot of super awesome pieces.
Had these guys come in the other day. In other news, I went to Wizard World comic con at the Philly Convention Center. Had a blast and met some awesome people including Tom Batiuk (creater of Funky Winkerbean), Mike Deodato Jr., and Patrick Stewart. Yeah, I met Professor Xavior. Christine Larsen, Christian "Patch" Patchell, Tim Durning, and the South Fellini fellows had booths set up. If you didn't get a chance to see any of their stuff, check them out (links on their names). Aside from that, I've been working on a big project with a friend of mine. I'll let you all know more about that when It's getting close to finished. ~James
Set up a new promo the other night that involves cavemen. I find this to be a step up the evolutionary ladder from my normal go-to, chimps. Here's the front of the card. The back has a little description, contact info, and an envelope attached with several stickers to put on the front so they can "discover" something new. You can stick with the classic fire, or make it a bowling ball or even a telephone. Them cave-people were industrious folk, it could've happened. If you like my work, feel free to fan me on facebook. I want to try and get to 50 likes this week.