Friday, October 19, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Yes, it's true. There is a Comic Book Idol for comikers like me. And for those of you laughing under your breath - I can hear you! This is the contests 3rd annual event on Comic Book Resourses, a community based forum dedicated to the craft and the industry at large. We saw over 180 submissions come through the pipe this year of truly inspiring artists with mad chops. I can only assume from the caliber of entrants that the judges had to dig really deep to whittle the numbers down to a mighty few, but alas, the top ten finalists have been chosen, and I am one of the lucky few.
All of the round table giants are heavy hitters, coming from a wide diversity of illustrative backgrounds and work history which I think will only raise the level of play as the contest goes into second gear. For the next 5 weeks or so, we, the chosen ones, will embark on a series of submission trials that the public will vote on to see who moves on in the competition and who sits it out on the sidelines. The winner is slated to be hand-picked in November and whisked off to a New York Comicon in April of next year to hob-knob with industry heavyweights. April 18th, 2008, and my birthday as it were.
My take on the whole affair is that the finalists will all recieve recognition in one form or another, leading to potential contract assignments from many a spectator. And it would be unwise in my opinion to discard the follow-up artists in the competition as the talent pool is incredibly rich. Some will post the same assignments given to the ten finalists in a "play at home" thread on CBR that I implore everyone to watch closely.
My thank to J. Torres and the rest of the judging panelists for including me in this awesome competition. I'll do my best to impress. And to my fellow competitors congratulations! Warren Leonhardt, Wifredo Torres, Nicholas Pitarra, Jon Reed, Daniel P. McDaid, Daniel Lafrance, Charles P. Wilson III, Caio Oliveira, Andrew Huerta and myself are your top ten. I'm not sure any of us can hold a note, or sing a tune, but we can sure as hell draw a line.
Bring your A-Game boys, 'cause I've officially moved into Kick-Ass Mode! Cheers!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Hey! Just touching base with a few stunning pieces of art that were done pro bono by some really spectacular talents.
On the left is a coloured rendition of my Iron Man pencils that just floored me when I first saw it. The dude's moniker is M.U.D.C.A.T., a resident of one of the art posting forums we all love, DeviantArt.
This next monster was created by Armornsilverstreak, a Digital Webbing regular and all around nice guy. We plan to collaborate on a mystery project in the near future and hopefully create something mind-numbingly cool.
Armor also coloured a few more samples of mine I wanted to post here. One of which is one of my fav characters of all time. You'll have to guess which.
It's always an honour to have your work coloured by other talented individuals. Just something I'm going to have to get used to.