Friday, August 05, 2016

Process post: The making of a really gross cover. AKA The cover to Deadpool 21.


Hey all! 

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't read Deadpool 16, or seen the cover to 21, you may want to skip this post...







Still here? Ok, cool. 

So, now that the cat is out of the bag concerning Madcap, I figured I'd share a detailed process post on the making of the cover to Deadpool 21. 

I laid it out with Col Erase light blue, went in with some grey Copics, and tightened things up with ink. 

















Hope you enjoy the process pics, as well as Deadpool #16. 

Best! 
Mike





Wednesday, August 03, 2016

War and Peace sketchbook review!

If you're an art supply junkie, like me, you  may have heard of Ana at the Well Appointed Desk. I personally love her podcast Art Supply Posse because she really knows her stuff!



Well, she reviewed my sketchbooks and love it! Check it out! 

Don't miss out, order your set right here by using the store link at the top, right. Or go to the Story Supply store. 

Thanks!
Mike





Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Happy National Coloring Book Day, from me and Story Supply Co.!






In honor of #NationalColoringBookDay here is a coloring page, part of the cover art for my StorySupply sketchbook.

You can also download a PDF version of it here. 

Enjoy!

best,
Mike



Thursday, July 21, 2016

New York! I'm coming for you!

New York fans! I'm coming to the Big City for a signing at Midtown Comics! I'll be there Friday, August 26 at 6 PM to 8PM. 


More info here.  While you're there, let Midtown know you're coming by hitting the "Going" button. 

Hope to see many of you there!

best,
Mike


Monday, July 18, 2016

How not to step on dreams.

A few weeks back I shared a story on Twitter about an encounter I had with a young artist, and how I almost screwed the whole thing up. I'm happy to say it worked out in the end, but I wanted to share this with you as a reminder of how easily we can discourage the people who need encouragement the most! 



There you have it. 

Please, if you are called on to encourage a young artist, DO IT! Costs you nothing, but it can mean the world to a person with ideas. 

Also, this story serves as an example for how kids need a hero that they can relate with. I'm happy we have heroes like LeSean to inspire young black artists trying to come up in comics and animation. Much respect to LeSean! 

Best, 
Mike









Friday, July 08, 2016

Geppi Museum art exhibition!

Hey everyone!

Big news! The Geppi Entertainment Museum in Baltimore (right next to Camden Yards) just hung an exhibition of my work! 


Here are a few sneak peeks. 






The Museum is a sight to behold, the collection is amazing, and the building is beautiful, so I'm thrilled and honored to get to show some work there. 

The exhibition is to open this coming Wednesday (July 13th), and the show is to run three months. It'll feature more than 25 pieces of art, including covers and double page spreads. All the good stuff! So, if you're coming to Baltimore (maybe for the upcoming Comicon?) for anything please stop by and check it out. 

best,
Mike



Thursday, July 07, 2016

Deadpool #15 sneak peek

Hey everyone,

Marvel released a preview for Deadpool 15, so it's safe to share the pencils for all you process junkies out there that enjoy seeing the inner workings.





I had Miles in that last scene, mostly cause my son digs him, but we needed to pull him for story reasons. 

Enjoy! 
Mike