Sunday, January 31, 2010

ROCKETEER the process

Again, no explanation. I'm trusting you folks to figure it out.







Enjoy!
Mike

Monday, January 25, 2010

ROCKETEER pencils for Comic Twart

Just posted my ROCKETEER over on Comic Twart, and figured I'd post the pencils here.

I'll show more of the process tomorrow. Gotta get to some other work now.

Enjoy.




Best,
Mike

Thursday, January 21, 2010

ZORROS - the process

Here's the process behind the ZORRO pieces I did for Comic Twart, presented without explanation. I'll leave it to you to observe it all, study, and figure it out. I have faith in you :)













ZORRO number one.

ZORRO number two.

Best,
Mike

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

B-boy Ninja Robot




B-boy Ninja Robot. TM & Copyright Mike Hawthorne. Pat. pending.

Mike

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Comic Twart art blog, week one - ZORRO! (number two!)



Second of two ZORROS I did for Comic Twart.

I'll post the process in a day or so. Hope you dig it :)

Mike

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Comic Twart art blog!

Hey everyone!

I'll be part of a new comic art blog called "Comic Twart" (no, I didn't come up with the name ;) It's the brain child of Chris & Laura Samnee, and they invited a pretty bad ass group of artists to be a part of the blog. The premise is that every week there will be a new character chosen for the group to draw. We will post our art as we finish it, starting every Monday. Each week will bring a new character.

This week's character is....ZORRO!! (who I've never drawn in my life and so have been fumbling through my version of him all weekend!)

Here's the list of contributors:

Mitch Breitweiser
Nathan Fairbairn
Declan Shalvey
Ron Salas
Steve Bryant
Tom Fowler
Andy Khun
Dan McDaid
Mitch Gerads
Evan "Doc" Shaner
Chris Samnee

AND your pal!
Mr. Hawthorne

Mitch B. already posted his bad ass rendition of ZORRO. Check it out.

While you're at it, maybe sign up to follow the blog. I have a feeling it's gonna'be good! (for you guys and gals anyway. Not so much for me. I gotta try and keep up with these monsters! ;)

best,
mike

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Don't start none...



Brain storming for shirt design ideas and drew a monkey with nunchucks. Sorry.

Mike

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Spilled coffee



Accidentily spilled some coffee on a piece of paper. Thought it looked like an old guy in a tux driving a dragster. That is all.

Mike

Drawing for fun - ELEKTRA LIVES!



Hey everyone,

Finally finished that Elektra LIVES inspired piece over the weekend. Hope you all dig it. I'm hoping to ink this sometime before 2011 ;)

For those of you that missed the previous process posts, here's all the steps I scanned.











Best,
mike

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Goon in "It's all fun and games til..."

Hey everyone,

Digging through the crates to find something to post and came across this old favorite. It's a Goon short I wrote and drew for me'pal Eric Powell. Eric had asked me to draw a back up story for an issue of The GOON, and let me write it up too, but the trick was that he would write the one and only line of dialogue Goon yells at the end. I didn't know what it was going to be either. In fact didn't found out what it was to be till way after I had finished the short.

Which made it all the more funny to me.

Anyway, here it is in it's unlettered, uncolored, state.








Best,
Mike

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

HELLBOY final!


Finished that Hellboy piece late last year, but was too busy to post it.

This art will be for sale in my store soon. Stay tuned.

best,
mike

PS - Last Hellboy post.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Game Changer "Easter egg"

For those that didn't notice, there was a "Game Changer" page hidden in my end of year post.



Best,
mike

Monday, January 04, 2010

Blog follower Holiday contest prize



I finally finished the piece for the winner of my blog contest, Mr. Ron Salas. He asked me to draw his own character, Gilgamesh.

You can check out Ron's amazing work at zenwavearts.com.

Thanks again to everyone who's chosen to follow the blog, and I promise to do another contest again soon.

Best,
Mike

Friday, January 01, 2010

No resolutions, just plans - 2010

First let me say Happy New Years to all of you out there! Much love!

I wanted to take a moment and talk about my plans for 2010. You may remember my Mantra for 2009 post. If you don't want to read the rest of this post, just read the Mantra post and plug "2010" in where you see "2009".

But if you want details on my plans for 2010, then read on.

In 2009 I pushed myself and my work. I started being a cartoonist again, writing and drawing my new book at Vertigo.



I got wot work with color, and control the final look of my work, with Star Trek and. G.I. JOE.



I also started penciling Fear Agent, and am getting to work with a great inker. I accomplished just about everything I set out to do. Thing is, most of you haven't seen any of it. My actual comic out put was way down in 2009. Not to say I wasn't drawing like hell, because I was. It's just that you're not seeing it yet.



That's going to start to change in 2010. You'll begin to see some of the stuff I've been busting my hump on last year, including the new Fear Agent series. My new graphic novel won't ship till 2011, but you'll be hearing more details on it this year.

I have some specific plans for 2010 too. Let me touch on each one individually.

All City quarterly -



This one has been in the works for years, and the original plan was to put it out as one big 200 to 300 page sketchbook.



Instead I'm going to be putting it out as a quarterly sketchbook in 2010. It will feature all the art and sketches you see on this blog, as well as new stuff I'm working on. It will allow me to share what's going on in my studio.




Besides the art and sketches you may see short comics and my print work (like the Sweet Science girls) in each issue. Every issue should be around 45 pages or so, and I will begin taking pre-orders in a few months.

COVERS! -



I'll be doing some covers in 2010. One is for a book called BITERS, which is a brilliant idea by my pal Jamar Nicholas. Up and comer Samax (of GhettoManga.com ) is going to do the art, and I jumped at the chance to do some covers for the series.

I've been asked about doing covers for a second series, oddly enough another Zombie comic, but I can't let that cat out of the bag just yet. But you're gonna love it :)

My son's webcomic -



People have been hammering at me to do a comic about my son's crazy antics, so I'm going to take their advice and start that in 2010. Hopefully very soon. This boy is hysterical, and it's about time some good comes from madness.



Skullface art show -



John G. and I are planning an art show/comic featuring his character Skullface. This thing has been years in the making, and I'm planning on some really experimental stuff I've been itching to do. Stay tuned for more details on that.

SHIRTS! -



I'm going to start pitching t-shirt ideas to manufacturers this year, and if all goes well you'll see those in 2010. Cross your fingers ;)

Of course there is also stuff I can't talk about yet. For instance, there is another series that's been offered to me, in one of the few genres I haven't worked in yet, that I've wanted to draw for a long time. I'm still not sure I can't fit it into my schedule, but if I can it will be freaking glorious. Lots of exciting shit is in store for 2010, and I hope you fine folks will choose to share the year with me.

Best,
Mike

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