Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!



An oldie but a goodie from last year's Monster-a-day ;)

Sorry, too busy with the kids and trick-or-treating to do a new monster for today.

Mike

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Un-men Vol. 2 art



One of the pages from the new book I mentioned in my last post. I got to play with page layout a bit, and it ended up working out well. One of the many reasons I'm proud of this new trade paper back! ;-)

best,
mike

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Un-men V.2 - Children of Paradox!

I just got my comps for my new book "Un-men Vol.2 - Children of Paradox". I gotta say, this thing looks good! The design is fantastic, and everything printed really well. Plus, this trade collects the last eight issues, so it's hefty!

Check it out -




I'm so proud of this book! It really came out great.

If you're local comic shop won't carry the book, you can always order it online.

Best,
Mike

Monday, October 27, 2008

Forget stocks, invest in UMBRA art!


I just uploaded the much coveted cover art for my Harvey Award nominated series UMBRA.

Better move on these. The first one is already gone!

Mike

WOW, what a weekend!

Hey,

Just wanted to drop a quick note to thank everyone that came by the Book and Paper show, and the Comic Creator Cookout this weekend! I'll try and get some pics to post soon.

Best,
mike

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Loomis!

I swung by the York Emporium today and found this gem by the teacher of teachers, Andrew Loomis! Man, I'm going to eat this thing up over the next few weeks. Loomis is one of those guys that truly forgot more about drawing and painting then most of us knew to begin with.

Here's a few pics from the book.







Best,
Mike

Monday, October 20, 2008

Book and Paper show floor plan - Who's where?!


The fine folks at the Book and Paper Fair have posted the floor plan. Check it out.

We'll be sitting near the food, which you know, is fine by me ;)

Mike

Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Hysteria chapter tomorrow!


A new chapter of my webcomics "Hysteria"starts Monday, and it's as outlandish a comic as I've ever made. Enjoy - ETERNO!! ;)

Best,
Mike

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I have a big weekend planned for Oct. 25th, and 26th. Lots to cover, so let me break it down per day.

Saturday - the 25th
You folks that follow the blog know I'll be set up at this year's York Book and Paper show along with Mike Oeming, Taki Soma, Brian Keene and Paul Azaceta.

But I wanted to stress that I will be hosting a portfolio review after the show. Right now the plan is to do it around 4:30 till about 5:30. So, all you aspiring illustrator swing on by and get your portfolio looked at.

Go to the Paper Show's site for more info and to download a coupon for a discount on the admission price.

More info here

Sunday - the 26th
Next up, Comix Connection and I will be hosting a Cartoonist Cookout! The event will be at the Comix Connection in Mechanicsburg, and I'll be there with all the above mentioned creators, cooking and eating while signing comics and hanging out. All food is free, but we'll be taking donations for the Heroes' Initiative in honor of the late great Mike Weiringo.

More info here.

It's gonna be a great weekend, so be sure to swing by and check us out.

Best,
Mike

Monday, October 13, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pre-order Boombox girl print at 30% off


Hey all,

I just posted the newest print on my store, and if you pre-order it you'll enjoy a 30% discount!

This print came out insanely good! It's 12" x 12", and printed on thick cotton rag paper with inks that are rated to last 200+ years! (IF they DON'T last that long, come look me up and I'll give you your money back ;)

Go to MikeHawthorneArt.com and pre-order before Oct. 24th.


Best,
Mike

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Changes at Thinktankcomics.com


Hey everyone,

So, Jamal and I are making a few changes over at ThinktankComics.com. We'll be reconfiguring many parts of the site, including the store and archive.

The main thing that will affect readers will be that we're moving from posting new pages every weekday, to posting them three times a week - Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

I have all this stuff completely finished, so it's not that we're running out of story. In fact, I have the next several chapters already uploaded and ready to go.

We're switching the schedule for two reasons. 1. To allow me some time to come up with new material before I run out of what I have now - including finishing One Man Gang - while I still plug away at my daily work load. 2. To allow time for new readers to jump on.

That last one is the biggest reason. The readership of the webcomic has been spotty, with some weeks being great and others slow. One of the worries is that people are having a hard time keeping up with the webcomic. So, we're hoping to slow it down and allow new readers a chance to jump on. It also buys me a little time to try and promote the site.

Anyway, thanks to all of you who have been reading regularly. You can look forward to regular content for the foreseeable future, including completely new material.

Best,
Mike

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

York Book and Paper Show


Just a reminder, I'll be set up at this year's York Book and Paper show along with Mike Oeming, Taki Soma, Brian Keene and Paul Azaceta. The show is part of a big weekend of comic book events we have planned. More on that soon.

I'll have tons of prints and art at the show, and will be hosting a portfolio review during the show.

Anyway, go to the Paper Show's site for more info and to download a coupon for a discount on the admission price.

www.yorkbookandpaper.com

Best,
Mike

Monday, October 06, 2008

Finished TMNT pinup


I finished up that pin up for the Tales of the TMNT. Nice, fun piece. I love jumping in and out of these type of short term gigs, and love bringing my style to these classic characters.

Go to the official TMNT site for more info on the comic - www.ninjaturtles.com

Best,
Mike

ps - This art is available at MikeHawthorneArt.com

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Baltimore interview


There's a quick little interview I did while at the Baltimore Comicon up at The Quater Bin. Luke is a really nice guy. Go by and give it a read. He recorded the interview, so an audio file might be available soon too. I'll keep you posted.
Best,
Mike