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The West Wing – A Special Fine Art Friday

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Emily K Smith recently came and stayed with us during a weekend of comic book launches and fun (we saved her from a terrible backpacker’s in the city). While she was here, I introduced her to the greatest TV show ever produced, The West Wing.

For her birthday this week, (Happy Birthday, Em) she sent ME a present.
This picture of C.J. Cregg (Allison Janney) playing Croquet with a flamingo (her secret service name).

The piece is titled, ‘Allison in Wonderland’… because Em is clever.

Fine Art Friday – Jo Chen – Buffy and Willow

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Ah, Jo Chen.

When Colin and I were asked for a list of cover artists we’d like approached for Star Wars: Invasion, Jo Chen was at the very top of that list.

Jo has done incredible, award-winning work for all of the major comics publishers but it was her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer that first grabbed my attention, and this piece of Buffy and Willow grabbed very hard.

We were very fortunate to have Jo with us on the first thirteen covers of Star Wars Invasion.

For a look at how Jo created the cover to Star Wars Invasion #1, click the image below.

Fine Art Friday – Let Chris Scalf Mesmerise You

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Yep, I’m already bad at this…  This Fine-Art Friday is coming at you on a Monday.

Chris Scalf worked with me on Star Wars Blood Ties, and is the current cover artist on Star Wars: Invasion – bringing you insane covers like this.

Chris and I are working on a couple of things that are yet to be announced but one thing that HAS been announced is our upcoming creator-owned series, Voice of a Dragon.

Just posting an image would be an injustice when watching him create the work is a kind of magic. You can tell this by the amount of hits on his youtube channel. With Voice of a Dragon on its way, I figured this Fine Art Friday should be used to show why Chris Scalf is absolutely the man for a dragon story.

Fine Art Friday – Emily Smith – Vertigo Bar Fight!

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Vertigo Bar Fight!

The first time I saw Dream of the Endless being punched in the stomach by Jesse Custer, I immediately knew I wanted to work with Emily Smith. And this young, talented Perthian’s work has grown better and better since.

Em has recently finished the art on ‘Believe’, adapted from my short play of the same name. ‘Believe’ will be included in ‘Brief Cases’ from Gestalt Comics but it looks like it’s getting its own print run as a one-shot too. Really looking forward to seeing it in print and hopefully we’ll have some previews soon. Em and I are also working on one or two unannounced projects.

Here it is.  Your ‘Fine Art Friday’ from Emily Smith. Click for the full version – you’ll be happy you did.

Sorry I haven’t updated much recently.  Heaps on the go.  Almost all of it secret – movies, more Star Wars, a little something for DC, more Gestalt work on the go, and work for a couple of other publishers on top of all this. When I can say something, I will.  Hope everyone has got themselves a copy of The Deep: Here Be Dragons by now. If not, go here – Buy The Deep!

Fine Art Friday – Colin Wilson

Friday, August 26th, 2011

It’s the second ‘Fine Art Friday’!  Every Friday, I’m going to endeavor to post a piece of art from one of the truly great artists I’m lucky enough to work with, and fine artists don’t come much finer than Colin Wilson.

Colin and I work on the ongoing Star Wars: Invasion series together. We also collaborated on the ‘critical darling’ ‘The Example’ through Gestalt comics.  Colin and I are currently working on a little side project too…

Anyone who knows him, knows that Colin isn’t the biggest fan of superheroes, so, with this in mind, this piece is about as rare as they come.

Colin Wilson on, arguably, the two biggest Superheroes in the world.  And he nails it.

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And, just in, Colin’s movie finally has a release date. ‘Bullet to the Head’, based on Colin’s French graphic novel written by Matz, is due for release on April 13 2012.  The movie stars Sylvester Stallone alongside Christian Slater, Jason Momoa and Sung Kang. I’m sure they’re all very happy to be associated with Colin.

Click to buy The Example.

Fine Art Friday – James Brouwer

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Every Friday, I’m going to endeavor to post a piece of art from one of the truly great artists I’m lucky enough to work with. I will most probably fail at this. ‘Fine Art Friday’ will occasionally occur on a Saturday… or a Monday. Regardless, here is your first ‘Fine Art Friday’ piece. To get ahead, I’m putting this one up on a Thursday.

The inaugural ‘Fine Art Friday’ piece comes from the always brilliant, James Brouwer. James is the artist on The Deep: Here Be Dragons. He and I are also working on a tonne of other stuff together.

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