so a few years back, i started drawing this stuff for fun, for the hell of it, it was the draw a character every few days on my lunch break, after work, end of the night before i turn in and see how many i can fill up on this big paper.-[link]
it turned out to be shit load of fun, and people who knew where i was going with it liked it. people who didn't take it serious loved it, costumes didn't have to make sense, proportions didn't have to make sense, the who and why and what is still alive or dead didint matter, people who didn't see their favorite character on it complained. and my editors at DC thought it was a fun thing to put on xmas cards for them but nothing more.
really though- WHO DOESNT draw this superdeformed chibi bs for fun? 9 out of 10 deviants here do it on the side for fun ( and they all are amazing i might add! okay, not all. but the majority)
but then, i kept doing it, made prints of it, SENT POSTERS of it to almost everyone at the DC office of it- taking my chances, walking the line of it to see how far i could push it. doing the inside attack- right?
eventually, my editors saw how much i enjoyed doing this on the side and now giving us a chance. baby steps. and if it gets enough of a positive reaction from readers, fans, viewers, and internally- we WILL be doing more.
Wildcats? batman? Superman Batman? Detective? Streets of Gotham? what? its all about these little things right now.
i am beyond excited. Derek
and i will be collaborating on the stories to bring it alive, we already have bigger plans ready at the gate should they give us the okay. now, it all up to you guys, if you love it- show your love. pick up this year's Detective and Batman Annuals for our 2 short stories in each. raise hell and please let them know you want more.
check out the previews for them here-
October is going to be a great month.
ALSO- a quick shout out to my buddy Peter Nguyen
( serious, NO RELATION- stop asking) who just got his first DC Solicitation today over at Newsarama- [link]
for December's Secret Six issue written by Gail Simone
guys working, we see it every month, some care, soem dont. but i still remember the first time i saw my name show up in Previews Magazine. it was the most amazing thing i've ever seen done with a 6pt arial font on tabloid stock. it made me feel like i had something to look forward to drawing, and it made me want to only get better at it. it would also be the last time i'd see my name printed with nothing negative tagged on to it! 'tis a glorious time.
and finally- i had to drop the info again on Long Beach Comic- Con-
the programming is up, check it out here-[link]
On Saturday, i will be at the 4:00-4:45 Drawing Comics, Presented by Aspen Comics.
Talk with working comic pros about the craft and business of
drawing comics. All-star panel includes Dustin Nguyen, Mike
Choi, Joe Benitez, Ale Garza, and Philip Tan.
I WILL NOT BE at the 2:00-2:45 Art Techniques Panel on Sunday. It was listed by mistake and i just wanted to clear that out before hand so that my 2 friends, and 3 family members who make up my fan base do not go there by mistake.
so.. YES on saturday, NO on Sunday. and YES on Artist Alley. see yous soon!