Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October
I will be doing an interview/presentation on Saturday at “Comic Book Central”
Followed by a signing session in the “Laundrama”
the wonderful festival bookshop where Stephen Holland will be based!
( To those of you who took exception to me being called “Legendary” in an interview a while ago,
be warned that I’ve now been upgraded to “Genius”.)
There’s a new show in Orlando January 26 to 28, 2024.
How about you?
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Before I started colouring Brent’s LOEG (featured in last week’s post) I decided to ‘limber up’ first.
It had been a while since I coloured anything.
I had had a print made of Josh’s “Pair o’Barians”:
…so I coloured that for fun and practice:
Okay… movin’ on!
I received and email from Brent saying that he, “… recently commissioned and received a lovely piece of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen art from John McCrea and would like to get it colored…”
…he sent me a high res scan and said, “…the original pencil and inks are quite large. I’d like to rotate and crop the image to standard 11 x 17 size…”
So with a little fiddling in Photoshop I came up with this:
Then I had it printed out onto 11×17 Strathmore Bristol and hand coloured it:
Okay… what’s next?
…here’s how the “Thirty-Three Parables of Christ” turned out:
This was done on Strathmore 400 Bristol which has this watermark in the lower left corner:
I had a little fun and incorporated it into the drawing:
Could be the heretofore unknown parable of the “Thistle Among The Vines”.
I got an email from Joe who said, “I love Hans Memling’s “Scenes from the Passion of Christ” and “Scenes from the Life of Mary”, and Pieter Breugel’s “Hunters in the Snow” and “Netherlandish Proverbs” — in which there are many separate stories/events all occurring at once within a single unified landscape or cityscape.
… or these:
Joe goes on to say, “I’d like you to do a similar scene, but incorporating all or most of the parables of Christ.”
Many hours later and after amassing 691 files for reference sorted into 42 folders,
I present to you the pencils for, ‘Thirty Three Parables of Christ’:
I’ll get back to you when the inking is done.
Don’t wait up.
… I was experimenting with having prints made.
One of then was the 360 degree panorama of the Last Day Room:
I trimmed it down, joined the two ends together, and voila!
The Last Day Lampshade!
Not available in stores.
But the Waverly Press deluxe edition should be coming out soon:
(Lampshade not included.)
… it took a 12 hour drive there and 10 hours back (including breaks, border crossings and construction)…
but we made it!
It was a great show. Thanks to Rick Mandriota and everyone else who helped out.
Thanks especially to everyone that stopped by our table!!!
And we brought home a new member of our family:
Now, back to the old drawing board… hopefully.
Tomorrow we pack up the car and hit the road for the eight (or more) hour drive to Indianapolis for the
INDIANA COMIC CONVENTION
running this weekend, May 5th to the 7th!
The weather’s supposed to be pretty nice, so come on out!