Friday, September 16, 2016

Blackwing Makers: Interview and Art!



Hey everyone, 

My favorite pencil maker, Blackwing, just featured me as a "Blackwing Maker". Go over to their site and read the interview they did with me, as well as check out some art that accompanies it. 

http://blackwing602.com/mike-hawthorne/

Best! 
Mike

The making-of Solo issue 3 cover


Process junkies! Here is the making-of the cover Solo issue 3. 

Enjoy! 
Mike
















Saturday, September 03, 2016

Champions cover process post.

Hey everyone! 

I jut found out Marvel announced my variant cover for the new Champions series. Turns out, it's going to be VERY rare and hard to find! 



I had no idea! 

In any event, here's a making-of post for all you Process Junkies out there (like me!). 




















Hope you enjoyed it! 

Best, 
Mike











Monday, August 29, 2016

A Horse walks into a bar....

So, I'm back from my Midtown Comics signing in New York, and I gotta tell you... it was fantastic! 

Thanks to everyone who came out and said "Hi!", bought comics, and put up with the long line and the heat!


Thank you, New York! 

I also did an interview with them for the Midtown podcast. Go listen to it, and the title of this blog post will make sense. Also, I'm sorry in advance for it ;-)

best,
Mike




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