1. A drawing running in today’s edition of The Washington Post, highlighting this weekend’s Awesome Con. The brief mentioned that this year’s Awesome Con was expected to break the Guinness World Record for most superhero cosplayers in one convention. 

I had a lot of fun figuring out which superheroes to put in, and how to do it. Thanks to AD Allie Ghaman.

    A drawing running in today’s edition of The Washington Post, highlighting this weekend’s Awesome Con. The brief mentioned that this year’s Awesome Con was expected to break the Guinness World Record for most superhero cosplayers in one convention. 

    I had a lot of fun figuring out which superheroes to put in, and how to do it. Thanks to AD Allie Ghaman.

  2. stevencrewniverse:

    A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Steven the Swordfighter

    Art Direction: Elle Michalka

    Design: Sam Bosma, Steven Sugar

    Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai, Katie Mitroff, Gyimah Gariba

    Woo! I liked this episode a lot. The Lonely Blade backgrounds were so much fun to design. I did the top two and the couple shots of the temple, and the bottom one is a new version of an older one I designed. Steven and Emily do such a crazy good job with the house.

  3. jeremysorese:

Mocca this year was great!
If you came out and bumped into these goofs here I just want to say THANKSTHANKSTHANKS. It was my first Mocca fest and I couldn’t be happier with the weekend as a whole.
Next stop, TCAF! Where I’ll be tabling with the unstoppable force Hannah K Lee!

Lotsa good stuff going on in this photo.

    jeremysorese:

    Mocca this year was great!

    If you came out and bumped into these goofs here I just want to say THANKSTHANKSTHANKS. It was my first Mocca fest and I couldn’t be happier with the weekend as a whole.

    Next stop, TCAF! Where I’ll be tabling with the unstoppable force Hannah K Lee!

    Lotsa good stuff going on in this photo.

  4. Hi! I’ll be at MoCCA this weekend at table F17 with Jeremy Sorese and Kali Ciesemier. I’ll have copies of Fantasy Basketball! and Treasure Chest, as well as a bunch of prints and some freebie postcards. The NBA playoffs start in two weeks, so you probably want to bone up on hoops and hoops-related comics.

I’ll also be at SPX in the fall with Kali, Jimmy, and Andrea, and I’ll have a new book there, so make your plans now.

    Hi! I’ll be at MoCCA this weekend at table F17 with Jeremy Sorese and Kali Ciesemier. I’ll have copies of Fantasy Basketball! and Treasure Chest, as well as a bunch of prints and some freebie postcards. The NBA playoffs start in two weeks, so you probably want to bone up on hoops and hoops-related comics.

    I’ll also be at SPX in the fall with Kali, Jimmy, and Andrea, and I’ll have a new book there, so make your plans now.

  5. Cover art for Isaiah Campbell’s “The Troubles of Johnny Cannon,” out later this year through Simon & Schuster. A really fun young adult book set during the Bay of Pigs invasion. Thanks to my fantastic AD, Lucy Cummins.

    Cover art for Isaiah Campbell’s “The Troubles of Johnny Cannon,” out later this year through Simon & Schuster. A really fun young adult book set during the Bay of Pigs invasion. Thanks to my fantastic AD, Lucy Cummins.

  6. Super quick t-shirt design for my roommate’s birthday party. I did the design, Kali did the type. Printed in dark gray on black. The front says AAA/0006 in super-reflective silver (the kind used on highway signs).

  7. BOOM Studios recently revealed the cover I did for issue #4 of Ryan North’s comic, The Midas Flesh. It’s a really sci-fi story about a salvage crew (kinda) exploring an Earth turned completely to gold by Midas. Super neat stuff. One of the crew is a velociraptor.

    BOOM Studios recently revealed the cover I did for issue #4 of Ryan North’s comic, The Midas Flesh. It’s a really sci-fi story about a salvage crew (kinda) exploring an Earth turned completely to gold by Midas. Super neat stuff. One of the crew is a velociraptor.

  8. stevencrewniverse:

    A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: "Giant Woman"

    Art Direction: Kevin Dart

    Design: Sam Bosma

    Paint: Elle Michalka, Jasmin Lai

    These were, I think, the set of backgrounds where I felt like I finally hit my stride. It’s also one of my favorite episodes. 

    Still can’t believe Elle and Jasmin deign to paint my stuff. And Guy Davis worked on this episode, too? Unreal.

  9. jeffliujeffliu:

All I wanna do
Is see you tune in to
Cartoon Network on Monday February 24th at 8PM

This is a great episode and I drew some cool environments for it and it has a GOAT and a beetle and a bird (spoilers).

    jeffliujeffliu:

    All I wanna do

    Is see you tune in to

    Cartoon Network on Monday February 24th at 8PM

    This is a great episode and I drew some cool environments for it and it has a GOAT and a beetle and a bird (spoilers).

    (Source: joethejohnston)

  10. emeraldcitycomicon:

    Did you guys see the preview io9 posted today of the Winter is Coming art show coming to LTD Art Gallery ltdartgallery? It’s an art show full of pieces inspired by George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels. It will be at LTD from March 1st to 23rd, and then will be appearing at Emerald City Comicon! That’s right, all the beautiful art will be available for ECCC attendees to see during the convention.

    Here’s the full list of the artists involved:

    Y’all into GAME OF THRONES???

  11. spiese asked: What was teaching at MICA like (I am a current student and am curious as to what I am missing)?

    It was fine! There were parts I liked and parts I was not so hot on. I had a lot of good students and comparatively few bad students. I gave long critiques (probably too long, if you ask some of my kids), and I joked a lot. I would recommend asking some of my former students, but I don’t know if any of them can take time away from piloting their private jets and puffing on their expensive gold plated cigars.

  12. mscorley asked: Do you try to spend time each day in your sketch book just to draw for yourself to improve OR do you end up spending the majority of your pen to paper/tablet time on work alone? It seems like all my time is for work and I get the suspicion I'm not growing artistically as much as I could because of it.. do you fear thats the case with yourself? BONUS Q: Favorite Male and Female FF character?

    My time is almost exclusively spent on work, though, as I said, a chunk of that work is for my own stuff. As long as I’m working outside my comfort zone in some regard, I’m going to be improving. I try to stress a new thing in each piece, if time allows. I get tired of the work if it’s too easy.

  13. johansome asked: Love you're work, and have for a long time. Who are your artistic influences, classic or modern? If you could draw a new story about anything, what would it be?

    I think Ive answered that first part a while back, so I’ll just tackle the second.

    The cool thing about self-publishing is that I DO get to write and draw whatever stories I want. I mostly want to make adventure stories. I don’t want to get super specific, since I’m in the early stages of a lot of stuff, but yeah. Fantasy Basketball is a good barometer for future stuff.

  14. muchadoabouthotties asked: Does having an interactive online presence (like answering tumblr asks) help you get jobs and (if yes) is it a significant source of work?

    I don’t think I’ve gotten any “job” jobs from tumblr, though I have from being active on Twitter. Cultivating a good relationship with your (ugh, I hate this term) “fanbase,” and generally being helpful and congenial, is a good way to act. Since I self-publish comics and sell prints and stuff, a chunk of my income comes directly from you guys.

  15. mikeluce asked: I might have missed it, but what happened to the Hobbit illustrations?

    It became too difficult to manage the schedule while we were doing Picturebook report, and the whole thing fell apart. It was very labor intensive to do one large piece, every month, based on something you really cared about, while also trying to pay bills and work on other things. My process at the time was more time intensive, as well. I sometimes miss it, but I’d rather be making work based on my own material.