I didn’t get to where I am in the fast moving world of celebrity (with the starlets, the free flowing booze and constant gifts of semi-precious stones) by being a wallflower. So today I shake my tail feather for a couple of projects that you might not have known I’ve been doing lately.
SKINNY STEVE ROGERS!
First up, is a comic I co-drew for Marvel Comics as a give-away at Kiehl’s Drug Stores in the US, Captain America: Transformation and Triumph. I did the flashback sequences in the 40s featuring Skinny Steve – and even got to draw an iconic “transformation sequence” into the super-soldier (who says ya can’t have fun at yer job?), with lots of reference to show how Kiehl’s at 3rd Avenue and 13th Street in New York used to look.
The script was written by William Harms, with the lion’s share of the art by Angel Unzueta who drew the pages that take place in the 21st Century with modern Cap. Check the USA Today article for details on how you can get a copy. We don’t have any Kiehl’s up here in Canada-land so I’m hoping someone snags me a copy or two and sends them to me! (That’s a blunt hint, there…)
QUANTUM AND WOODY!
The World’s Worst Super-Hero Team Returns, and ye humble bunny gets to play in the sandbox! YAY!
For anyone who’s wandered into a comic store in the last few months who has an OUNCE of taste, you may have noticed the return of the best of the old Valiant Universe to the stands. Well, with the best, must obviously come “the worst”, so the first issue of the all new Quantum and Woody, written by James Asmus and drawn by my buddy Tom Fowler, comes out in July (1oth?), but until then, Valiant Comics and IGN are posting weekly webcomics for the next six weeks featuring the team that’s NOT a couple! I drew ‘em and co-coloured ‘em with the missus, James Asmus’ wrote ‘em and the internet brings them to you.
Click through to be taken to the original link, and check back each week for the next five installments.
WALKING DEAD SKETCH COVER
My latest cover for Hero Initiative charity organization was done as part of The Walking Dead 100 Project. One hundred sketchcovers will be going up for auction over the next few weeks. Check out the link to see all the covers, and keep an eye on the Hero Initiative site as to when they put new covers up for auction (I think they do ten at a time).*
I was in the middle of drawing a fun little Walking Dead spoof for Mad Magazine when I drew this, so there’s a “Mad Mag” flavour to the art. Just so long as there’s SOME kind of flavour, those Zombies look hungry.
Okay. This is cheating. You guys already knew about these, because I plug them all the time, but this is the one that’s on sale coming up!
I didn’t draw the insides (yes, I know, people are up in arms about this all over my neighbourhood), but I still get to play on the covers, and the interiors are really quite well done versions of the episodes. Well worth picking up for Spider-Man fans.
A friend of mine told me he thought this cover looked like pajamas. Wait…is that a bad thing?
HUGELY COOL NEW PROJECT
I’m CURRENTLY drawing ___________________________
(information redacted by the publisher)
which is probably the MOST FUN I’ve had drawing a comic in years.
I’ll let you know when I can let you know what it is.
Ty the Guy
And now, a BONUS PLUG moment.