Before I begin this Drawing Outside Your Episode blog, let me say this. You need to watch Into The Spiderverse, it really is like a comic book has exploded in your face and it is amazing! Everything you ever wanted from a comic book superhero movie is in this love letter to the industry. And this weeks illustration was inspired by this stunning movie.
Team-D is an adventure comic book following the adventures of Dee, a young girl, and her grumpy old Teddy Bear named Duo, and their little big adventure across the multi-realms of the Teddy Bear Universe. After the jump you can read a Five Page preview of this all-ages comic and find out how you can make this new book happen.
On Monday November 12 we all received sad news, we had lost a comic book titan, Stan Lee, one of the founding lights of Marvel comics died aged 95*. His work revolutionized the comic book turning them from tales of fancy, to stories with true narrative and consequence. Superheros with real world problems, issues and flaws, sounds simple, right? But it changed the landscape and helped build Marvel in to the powerhouse it is today. Now, a lot of creatives know Stan Lee a lot better than me, but I do have my very own special story involving ‘The Man’. Read all about it after the jump.
The annual event of Inktober has passed, 31 days of October dedicated to the illustrative art of the black line, and this is my fourth year of taking part. However, this year I broke with tradition of using paper and pen, and used the Procreate App and Apple Pencil – still working within the guidelines of keeping everything black line. Are you curious to see how did? Find out after the jump.
Over the last couple of years I have written many mini-synopsis and then put them into my archive to look at later, sometimes adapt, many times to pillage for a new story I am working on. These story summaries are very important in getting a story out of my head and onto the page before they are lost and I urge anyone who writes to do this. Tag Your It is one such synopsis, an idea for an illustrated Teddy Bear Tale. That may, or may not be written sometime in the future. The story begins after the jump.