Charles sent me these sketch covers
on which he had Tick creator Ben Edlund do a couple of sketches
behind which I was to do backgrounds.
I thought that they were a little too rough and ‘sketchy’
to try to integrate them into a background
and there is always the problem of what to do with the signatures.
Charles had supplied me with some reference material
including a photo of Ben Edlund.
So here’s what I came up with:
…nyuck, nyuck, nyuck…
Alfonso, of Studio Comix Press,
had printed out some really old public domain comics
and thought it might be fun to redo the covers.
He was right.
Here’s the original:
and here’s my version:
Here’s another one:
and my take on it:
Okay, that’s enough of that…
back to work.
CB sent me this piece that Dave did back in 2010:
I couldn’t really add any more to the back ground, so I came up with this:
I still have to colour it. That may take a while.
I have a bunch of things I want to colour at the same time and I have to finish a few first.
Here’s a portrait of Jeff’s sister’s doggies:
And a fun one for David:
Okay… NOW what’s next?
Here is a drawing by Geoff Darrow that Benno wanted me to add a background to:
Here are my pencils:
My inks on the background:
And then I added some shading to the figures:
…okay… what’s next?
Studio Comix Press celebrated their first year
at their location in Frederick St. Mall in Kitchener:
We were there for the cake.
Alfonso (pictured above handing out cake)
had done this drawing for me to add a background:
Here’s my rough ‘sketch’:
…and the finished inks:
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to everyone at Studio Comix!
Clint asked me to do another illustration for his Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine.
Here’s the pencil version:
…and the inked version:
I’ll post order info when we get nearer to publication.
I haven’t been able to get much drawing done lately.
Here’s one I did a little while ago:
I better get back at it…
… gotta go!
From a Dragon Con tweet:
“It is with great sadness that we must say goodbye to one of our own, Comics Director and beloved Dragon Con friend, Thom Trainor.
We will miss you very much and wish you a safe journey to your next chapter beyond. Rest In Peace friend.”
There is an “In Memoriam” here.
Thom was the one who invited us to the show and it’s quite a shock that we won’t be seeing him again.
He had asked that I do a Regency Elf commission for him to bring to the show.
Rachel Reeves at Dragon Con has let me know that…
“We have received many requests from artists to do something special on Thom’s behalf… we will be collecting donations at the show of original artwork to auction off during our 2019 show with the proceeds going to the American Heart Association in his honor.”
Here is mt attempt at a Regency Elf for Thom that I will be donating to the show:
Micheal asked me to contribute to his Dave Stevens tribute project; to do my own penciled interpretation of this drawing:
You can see some of the other pieces here:
Here is my version: