Several GI Joe: Special Missions covers with my inks have been previewed out on the web, so I guess it’s safe to post them now. The Special Missions covers are always fun since they’re usually over the top situations. I mean look at Destro driving a giant mechanical Destro Head. What’s not to like? And the crazy-eyed, chainsaw-weilding, bearded lady? Good times. Shannon Gallant does a great job with penciling these.
I love this cover. I think it’s by Sean Chen. It’s also nice that IDW put the entire creative team on the cover!
Transformers: MTMTE #18 came out last week. I missed announcing it because I had my face buried in my drawing table working on issue #19. At the last several conventions I’ve met quite a few fans of this series and, as I said on Twitter, I didn’t realize the following it had until I started working on it.
Now I can catch up on things that I’ve had to set aside to finish up the last issue..emails, commissions, personal projects, mowing my lawn before the homeowners association complains, and showering.
Here’s a few of my inks from Issue 18. (My favorite is the sprawling shot of the fallen Metrotitans.)
Transformers: RID #14 is out. I’m busy wrapping up the inks for #16 this week, so not a lot of time for the chit-chat and shenanigans.
I’ll just leave you with one of my favorite double page spreads from the issue.– well, maybe the only double page spread. I can’t remember now–featuring Devastator!
Click to enlarge the carnage.
In an effort to work smarter, I’m taking a little extra time on commissions so I can color up the inks and use them as prints. Which means a better end product for customers all around. Though I may sleep a little less. But sleep is overrated.
Here are the inks from a Juggernaut commission.
Juggernaut. When he's gotta go...he's really gotta go.
It’s deadline week in my world, no time for the jibba jabba. Here are some inks from TF: More Than Meets the Eye #12. Pencils by Brendan Cahill, Inks by me.
Who wants some homemade Old Spice?
Hey Bill, want some cheese dip? Bill? Oh, I see you're missing your face...nevermind.
I can't believe I got carded. I have a mustache, for crying out loud.
I passed out on the couch at 6:30 last night and then slept 12 glorious hours (well, I did get up and go to bed around 9:30.) I feel fantastic today. Maybe I should pencil in “sleep more” in my non-existent planner.
To warm up I was looking through some of Rick’s Modesty Blaise books. Here’s my lame aping of that style.
Ink on drawing paper – $30
I have pages available for sale from IDW’s GI Joe RAH #173.
Pencils by Ron Wagner (except for pages 16-19, which are Shannon Gallant.) Inks by me. Contact me if you are interested. Prices Vary. kingbanjo at gmail dot com.
(Sorry for the funky arrangement of the images. My WordPress gallery is acting weird. Click to enlarge.)
Prices range from $50 to $75. The whole batch is $900. Contact me for specific page prices.
Okay, so I may be a little obsessed with this. I did another page, colored it, and keep thinking about the story it’s a part of. I know what they’re saying on this page so I went ahead and did speech bubbles. For the moment, this has obviously taken over the whole “daily sketch” thing.
I bought a Raphael #2 Kolinsky from my studio mate, Rick, and it’s glorious.
I hear the Windsor-Newton series 7 used to be the staple, but they changed the manufacturing process somewhere along the way. I have one good one after probably going through eight duds. The Raphael was great from the start.
I’m back from Comic Con. I slept almost 12 hours last night after a day spent flying over the US through air that’s just a bit more turbulent than I care for. There’s a ton of reviews of the show popping up all over the internet, so I won’t bore you with one here. I will say that attending the show is a much different experience when you don’t have a table. I was exhausted every day before the show ended.
I did make some great contacts and enjoyed hanging out with the guys I see at every show. I even did a couple sketches which I’ll post when I get them off of my camera.
In the meantime, here’s a page of inks I did for an issue of Doctor Who (Forgotten #6) for IDW. (Pencils by Kelly Yates)