Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Un-men tuesday!


Do YOU know what today is? Yyyyyyyyyup, it's UN-MEN TUESDAY! Again, a preview for issue 7 which is out February 20, 2008

Don't forget to pick up issue 6, which is a self contained story and a great jumping on point for new readers. Oh, and there's the trade too, if you missed the first arc. Be sure to pre-order it at your local comic shop, or at any of your favorite online stores.

Best,
Mike

Monday, January 28, 2008

Y- the last issue part I

So, many of you are big fans of Y - the last man. AND, as you know the comic is coming to an end. Newsarama is putting together a farewell to the book, and I was asked to contribute a piece for the official goodbye. I'm honored to help Newsarama.com say good by to a ground breaking comic.

I chose to focus on one of Y's coolest characters - Agent 355. Here's the tonal drawing I did to try and get my contribution figured out. I dug it, but decided to change the composition a bit for the final. I'll post it later in the week.



best,
mike

PS - I was told "Brian and Pia are big fans of your work"! Who knew!? :)

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dirty Girls week 4


Hey, the first four weeks are down! Still having fun too.

Here's this week's Dirty Girl, a hard working construction worker. I can just imagine how that jackhammer is going to affect her...uh...disposition ;)

Check the past Dirty Girls out here, and look for a new girl every Monday.

best,
Mike

Friday, January 25, 2008

Sweet Science #4


I *think* this is done... I think...I may tinker with it before I put it to bed.

Which reminds me, I'll be offering the Sweet Science girls as a series of archival giclée prints in the next couple of weeks. So, keep an eye out for that! ;)

best,
Mike

Monday, January 21, 2008

Un-men tuesday!

Yup, it's Un-men Tuesday! Another page from the upcoming Un-men #7, from Vertigo.



This issues starts a new arc, so be sure to ask your local shop to carry it!

Don't forget the trade!! Pre-order now!

Best,
Mike

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Dirty Girls week 3



Hey all!

So, the Dirty Girls section of the site is up and running thanks to my web-ninja L. Jamal Walton. So, go check it out weekly and enjoy!

Dirty Girls Weekly

Best,
Mike

PS - Check out Jamal's business site.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Un-men tuesday!


Hey all!

So, I'm going to start posting Un-men preview pages every Tuesday. They may be pencils, they may be inks, who knows. But, look here every tuesday for a little sneak and a little peek!

From the upcoming issue 7 of the Un-men. On sale Feb. 20th.

Vertigo's web page for #7

best,
Mike

PS - Here's a past preview for Un-men #6

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Dirty Girls week 2

Hey all,

Still trying to get the new weekly pin up girl feature up and running on Thinktankcomics.com, but you can enjoy it here for the time being. When it's all set up, you can look forward to a new pin up girl drawing every monday. These are experiments, and once we have some I'm really into I'll be developing them into paintings and prints.

This week, we have ourselves a lovely plumber trying to get your pipes working properly. ;)




best,
Mike

PS - Posting this a few days early, just to get a jump on this coming week.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Dirty Girls

hey all,

So, tomorrow I'm starting a new weekly feature on thinktankcomics.com to replace the completed project Monster-a-Day. It's also going to be next in line for a print series, after I wrap up Sweet Science. It'll be called Dirty Girls, and I'll be doing a drawing per week as a way to experiment and work out ideas. The best of the best will be painted and released as a series of prints. I'll also be selling the original art, once I'm ready.

Anyway, here's the intro and the first drawing:

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Dirty Girls

Admit it, you love "everyday" girls. Sure, sometimes you may go for glamorous movie starlets, but more often then not it's that cute waitress with the greasy apron that steals your heart. Take it from me, I married a waitress ;)

To follow up my print series "Sweet Science", I'll be taking this year to experiment with a series of prints based on these lovely ladies. I want to get it just right, so I'll be doing drawings every-week featuring a new "Dirty Girl", trying to flesh them out...so to speak. The best ones will make it to my easel and onto a full color print.

"Dirty Girls" is dedicated to all those ladies out there that might be fixing your car, painting your house, or remodeling your building. 

I love you!

best,
Mike
XO XO XO



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So, look for the weekly lady and enjoy! ;)
mike

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Un-men #6





Hey all!

Just wanted to give you another sneak peek at Un-men #6, which hit's stands this coming week. It's a great jumping on point, since it's a self contained story. So, tell your friends! ;)

On Sale January 9, 2008
More info here

Thanks!
Mike

PS - Don't forget to pre-order the Un-men trade!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!! Monsters, Un-men and more!





It's a new year, and all new art to be made!

The big news here is that Project Monster-a-Day is complete!!! I can't believe it! It was a rough road, doing the monsters as well as my normal work load....but it was worth. I had a ton of fun, and I'm planning a collection of all the mosters into a book as well as a big full color print/poster of all the color sundays. Check back for more news on that, or sign up for my newsletter

Monster-a-Day

I'm adding a new weekly feature to the site. Keep and eye out for that.

Ok, so this is a big month for The Un-men. We have issue 8 of the series, as well as the first trade up for pre-order. This is a big deal because orders on the trade can really go a long way in keeping the series alive. So, make sure your local shop is aware of the series and don't be shy about asking them to carry it!

Here's the solicitation info on the books:

UN-MEN VOL. 1: GET YOUR FREAK ON TP
Written by John Whalen
Art by Mike Hawthorne
Cover by Tomer Hanuka
“Uniquely entertaining…wholly original…a fantastically dark world. I was sucked into it from the moment I opened the first issue.” — Ain’tItCoolNews.com
Breakout writer John Whalen and Eisner-nominated artist Mike Hawthorne (THE EXTERMINATORS, Queen and Country) bring chilling new life to THE UN-MEN — the former SWAMP THING adversaries created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson — in this volume collecting the first five issues of the new series that explores what it means to be a freak in a society filled with gawkers.
After a sideshow attraction called “The Gill-Boy” is murdered, an albino agent known as Kilcrop is dispatched by the government to solve the case. To uncover the truth, Kilcrop must infiltrate Aberrance, where society’s most misshapen outcasts find their own kind of freedom.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 9 • 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US
MATURE READERS


THE UN-MEN #8
Written by John Whalen
Art by Mike Hawthorne
Cover by Tomer Hanuka
Part 2 of “Children of Paradox.” Inkabod reveals the source of his skin-crawling condition and his tale has Cranius a little too interested. Could this strange affliction be somehow linked to the origin of the Un-Men themselves? Possibly, but Kilcrop and Niko have stranger things to deal with.
On sale March 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS,

You can pre-order the trade at any comic shop, as well as any online and brick and morter book stores. They are available through all major chain bookstores but I say support your local comic shops and book stores if you can.

Oh, and just in case you missed it I also got to do an interview with John Siuntres of Word Balloon fame. Go ahead and give it a listen, as we cover everything from the Un-men to Hysteria. Also, check out the interview I did with Robert Murray at Silverbulletcomicbooks.com.

Word Balloon

Silverbulletcomicbooks.com

Mike

PS - You can still get signed copies of the Un-men at these fine shops

In Philly? - Get copies of the Un-men signed by me and series writer John Whalen
Brave New Worlds
In New York? - Get copies of the Un-men signed by me, John Whalen, and series cover artist Tomer Hanuka
Midtown Comics
In Central PA? - Get copies of the Un-men signed by me
Comix Connection