Thursday, April 29, 2010

The "game changer" - St. Michael's Promise

During a recent interview, I let slip the title of my "game changer" book.

So after months of my teasing, you now you know the title. Here are some pages I was working on last week.



Stay tuned for more info :)

Best,
Mike

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Comic Twart art available

Hey all!

I'm going to be offering some new art for sale in the coming weeks, including the stuff from Comic Twart.



Last week's BATMAN art is available here.

Best,
Mike

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Free Comic Book Day 2010!




It's been a few years since I did a FCBD signing, so it's high time I get back into the swing! This year I'll be at Lancaster PA's 'The Comic Store'!

Here's an interview for the event. (Ooops, they also seem to have let slip the title of my "game changer" book for Vertigo! ;)

If you're in the area, swing by and say Hi. It's in lovely Lancaster City, right across from the train station. I'll be on hand from 1pm till 4pm, and will have some sneak preview art for my Vertigo book, FEAR AGENT and maybe even CONAN!

The Comic Store
28 East McGovern Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17602-1923
(717) 397-8737

best,
Mike

PS - Photo by Roxanne Todd, for the Lancaster Sunday News.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Knock out



One of the five commissions I allotted time for last week as part of my experiment in doing commissions at home. Had a great time with these, although I don't know when I'll be able to squeeze any new ones into my schedule. Still, thanks to everyone who asked and sorry if I had to turn you down because I ran out of time.

best,
mike

Monday, April 19, 2010

100 followers!

100 awesome, fantastic, amazing people following the blog! Thank you so much! Here's to all of you! :)

Best,
Mike

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A CONAN sized cat is out of the bag!



Remember when I posted about how I was sketching CONAN for"fun"? Yeah, well, that wasn't the whole story. :)

It was announced at Chicago's C2E2 convention and on the comics/entertainment news site CBR.com that Roy Thomas and I will be taking over Conan in the near future, starting with issue 25.



For those of you unfamiliar with Mr. Thomas, he's the guy that first brought CONAN to comics forty years ago! He did a LOT of other work in comics too :)

We haven't started just yet, as I'm still wrapping up Fear Agent and my secret Vertigo graphic novel. But I'm excited and honored to get to work on CONAN, and specifically with Mr. Thomas!

Best,
Mike

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Knights Templar




This reminds me of my old illustration days. Got the chance to do an illustration to accompany a piece about the fall of the Knights Templar, and their connection to the superstition of the number 13 being unlucky. I love working in comics, but it's nice getting to flex these muscles a bit.

This will be in an upcoming issue of the great Mice Templar comic. More on the series here.

Enjoy,
Mike

Friday, April 16, 2010

Pre-order Fear Agent #28


(above cover to Fear Agent #28, by series co-creator Tony Moore)

If you follow the blog you know I'm penciling the last arc of the much beloved Sci Fi adventure comic, Fear Agent. Well, the first issue of that arc is up for pre-order.

Here is the solicitation:

FEAR AGENT #28: OUT OF STEP #1 (of 5)

Rick Remender (W), Mike Hawthorne (P), Tony Moore (P/Cover), and John Lucas (I)

On sale July 28
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Heath Huston is mortally injured. His family, all of humanity, has been totally consumed, amalgamated by Tetaldian robotic conquerors. There is no hope. So who will save the asses of the universe this time? A drink is poured, a rocket ship ignited, and a cigar lit—a new Fear Agent will rise.

Four super champions of sci-fi pulp—Rick Remender, Mike Hawthorne, Tony Moore, and John Lucas—reunite, one final time, one final drink. Also includes a special Tales of the Fear Agent by legendary creator Hilary Barta!

• 32 FULL pages of COMIC-BOOK ACTION!


The final tale of the last Fear Agent begins here!

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We've all be working hard on this series trying to give it the love it deserves for the final story. I'm proud to be working on this thing, and hope you all decide to check it out.

Ask your local comic shop to order Fear Agent for you, and thanks for your support :)

Best,
mike

PS - If you want more info on this book, series writer and co-creator Rick Remender did an interview on it recently. Check it out.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Comic Twart art blog, Jonny Quest's DR. ZIN



This week's pick over on Comic Twart is Jonny Quest. I chose to focus on the Quest gang's main villian - Dr. Zin.

Enjoy :)

Mike

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Game Changer VI




More sneak peeks from my "Game Changer" book. I'm hoping Vertigo will make a formal announcement soon, where I can at least say what the ACTUAL title of the book is ;)

Check out past previews for this book.

Enjoy!

Mike

Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Outdoorsman



Did this little commission from Pat Hoover, creator of The Outdoorsman. I gotta say this character is a hell of a lot of fun!

If you dig monsters and webcomics you should seriously check The Outdoorsman out. Great, Monster killin' fun :)

best,
Mike

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Sketching barbarians

Felt like sketching a certain barbarian..you know, for fun.



Enjoy.

Mike

Friday, April 02, 2010

Fear Agent on CBR pt. II



Rick did an interview about the final arc of Fear Agent over on CBR, with a few finished art previews. Swing over and check it out.




And tell your friends :)

Best,
Mike

PS - Check out previous Fear Agent posts here. Lots of art!