The X-Men: 20 Minute Sketch // artwork by Peter Simeti (2013)
Artist Peter Simeti put himself through a challenge. to make a series of recognizable sketches of some of the most popular X-Men characters under a 20 minute time limit using classic resources and tools like pencils, pitt pens, black copic markers, white gel pens. This is the second time I feature this artist who recently did the same challenge under a 15 minute frame. You can check the first round here!
Ladies of DC Comics // artwork by Bruce Timm (2013)
The X-Men: 15 Minute Sketch // artwork by Peter Simeti (2013)
Artist Peter Simeti put himself through a challenge. to make a series of recognizable sketches of some of the most popular X-Men characters under a 15 minute time limit using classic resources and tools like pencils, pitt pens, black copic markers, white gel pens. I’m sharing here some of his results just because I think they are pretty great.
Alternate Visions // artwork by Matthew Royale (2013)
In a recent round of submissions Matthew Royale stood out as one of the best artist my eyes caught, the man is not portraying classic renditions of beloved characters he’s sharing with the world his renditions of these icons, here we have a little sample of classic characters from Marvel and DC Comics (clockwise): Dr. Strange, Echo, Wonder Woman and Robin. Each one with an unique look that make them stand out and also let you know who are you looking at. I didn’t take time to ask Matthew about his influences but I bet he must like some of the work of Phil Noto. You may click on the name of the artist to appreciate some more of his excellent work!
Marvel Girls // artwork by Kit-Kit-Kit (2013)
Featuring (top to bottom): Storm, The White Queen, Scarlet Witch She-Hulk, Rogue and Mystique.
Superman // artwork by Curt Swan, Will Eisner, Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko (2013)
So, Superman turns 75 years this month and I’m gonna do something for the guy since I feel the world needs to give him a little more of love. As the first Superhero ever published, he’s a big part of comics history and an undeniable part of pop culture, every superhero comic you read in this day and age owes something to this guy and the people who created him, so I’m offering in this post 4 iconic images by some of the most influential creators in the comic world and this link here to know who where the writers and artist that shaped the man of steel, enjoy!
The 10 most Influential creators Who Shaped Superman!
Don Rosa: Why I Quit Comics // original article by Chris Mautner on CBR (2013)
Since I was a kid and knew jack about the creative process of creating a comic book, I was always curious about who made these wonderful stories. I was amazed at the fact that somebody could make a living by penciling characters I loved so much. As time went by and research of this medium became more accessible I got to learn a thing or two that are not quite so pleasant abut the backstage world of comics. Specially when you work for the big publishers on the characters they own. Yes, it’s amazing to read the marvelous adventures of Superman, Spider-Man, Batman and Wolverine… but what about the man who brings this story for us? the guy who puts his full effort and creativity to bring us the best damn possible stories he can tell?
The story of Don Rosa came to my attention, his name is as big as you are gonna get in this medium, however if you are a hardcore superhero fan you may not have heard of him. The reason is because he’s one of the defining artist for Disney’s Family of Ducks. Don Rosa inherited these characters created by Carl Barks and made him his own for almost 20 years under a system that for a lack of a better term, exploited him. But he endured all the nuisances because of love to his craft. I highly recommend you read the article by clicking here. Specially if you are a struggling artist with dreams of working for the big publishers.
Fabian Schlaga: The Sideshow Experience // artwork by Fabian Schlaga (2013)
Artist extraordinaire Fabian Schalaga gets the chance to share his experiences while making a series of promotional art for Sideshow Collectibles. The artist collaborated with a couple of powerhouses doing the rounds online these days as well as working with the big publishers on some levels. Top to bottom we have Rogue and Gambit with Dave Igo and Kris Anka. Storm, Nightcrawler and Jean by Fabian on his lonesome and Cyclops with Kris Anka again.
The Women Of Comics By Adam Hughes // artwork by Adam Hughes (2013)
So today I found out that one of the greatest artist I’ve been following since I have memory as a comic fan has a tumblr account and life feels a little more complete. Don’t take my word regarding the talents of Adam, just click here and be delighted by one of the best artist in the comic business!