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:
Gabe commissioned me to do this portrait
of Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls:
Too bad it’s still stuck in the mail system somewhere.
Steve Peters asked me to contribute to his jam piece:
Some of you may recognize the dinosaur from a couple of posts ago.
… but since I’ve been sick since I got home.
So, here’s a nice little commission I did a little while ago:
And here’s the PropStore flyer…
…featuring my Harry Potter art second from the left there:
Okay… back to the old drawing board, box of Kleenex handy.
So, Brian sends me a request to design a logo/card
based on this piece that he had commissioned Esteban Maroto to do for him
(click on image to go to Brian’s site):
The design we come up with is this
(click on image):
This was inked and coloured digitally and will do fine for now,
but Brian (being the kind of guy that he is) wants me to ink and colour, by hand, my 12″ x 16″ pencils:
It’ll be interesting to compare the two
(when, and if, I ever get around to it).
In the spirit of the ‘World Without Cerebus’ pieces I had done in the past, Adam requested this scene:
“In issue #3, the turtles return to their lair to find that Mousers chewed their way through the walls of their lair and abducted Splinter, but not without a fight. Among the mess, there is rubble from the walls, busted up Mousers, and blood from Splinter’s struggle. This would be the lair thoroughly wrecked just as it must have looked when the turtles return home from one of their earliest missions.”
Here is the inked version:
Of course the Turtles are teenagers so it’s tough to tell what’s ‘thoroughly wrecked’ and what is just ‘lived in’.
Stay tuned for the colour version.
I was asked to contribute to an interesting project, THE BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF EXQUISITE CORPSES.
A unique concept which is best described HERE.
Which, if nothing else, raised two thousand dollars for the American Refugee Committee by the contributors donating their fee.
There is quite the list of contributors. Not the least interesting of which is Moon Unit Zappa.
And coming up soon:
We’ll be there, how ’bout you?
Here’s a link to order your very own Fiddler’s Green Leaflet
with illustrations by me:
Not a lot of finished art to show this week. Mostly preliminary layouts,
but I do have a Batman and a Darkvark done on 3″ x 5″ cards:
Here’s a commission I did for DJ on the inside back cover of his sketchbook:
…some sample sketches for an article:
…inked drawings for the article:
…and playing around with my drawing tablet:
…it’s good to play around.