I am an illustrator, comic artist, and serigrapher. I enjoy drawing comics, painting in acrylic and watercolor, and I screen print tshirts and other things.
I am available for commissions, and I can do custom order screen printing jobs if you need some awesomely designed tees.

 

Today I’m teaching a cartooning class to kids at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, WA. I’m so excited! I did this back in May, and it was so much fun. I’m hoping for more opportunities like this!

Today I’m teaching a cartooning class to kids at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, WA. I’m so excited! I did this back in May, and it was so much fun. I’m hoping for more opportunities like this!

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Finished The Mummy, completing my silkscreen Universal Monsters cards. Nosferatu doesn’t fit, but he’s awesome :D I’m going to print the last six in the series next week!

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This Saturday at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Spokane, WA, I’ll be teaching another cartooning class. This time I made a poster to show some steps on how to do some basic cartooning with some historical faces.

This Saturday at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Spokane, WA, I’ll be teaching another cartooning class. This time I made a poster to show some steps on how to do some basic cartooning with some historical faces.

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thecomicsvault:

A great end to a great series.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31 (April. 2014)
Art by Guiseppe Camuncoli (pencils), John Dell (inks) & Antonio Fabela (colors)
Words by Dan Slott & Christos Gage 

This is an amazing dialogue exchange. Great writing here because you can tell in the delivery that Spidey is back and not Doc Oct.

Why Crediting is Important

whatiscredit:

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What’s supposed to happen

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What’s happening when you don’t credit

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What you’re making them do

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Every artist grow by displaying their work and getting critique. But when their work is spread around without any credit to the artist, AND EVEN MAKES THE OWN ARTIST DELETE IT FROM HIS/HER SITE it lost the purpose and meaning.

Decided to draw a caricature of Commander Mark Kistler. For those who haven’t seen him, he had a show on PBS teaching drawing skills. The show was called Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station. I saw the show at the right time and learned so much from him. By far my most influential art teacher. 

Just got an email today from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Spokane, WA to teach cartooning for a second time this year. I was joking that I need a sci-fi uniform and channel the magic of Mark Kistler. Mark definitely has my dream job. Last time I had so much fun sitting with the kids and drawing.

Decided to draw a caricature of Commander Mark Kistler. For those who haven’t seen him, he had a show on PBS teaching drawing skills. The show was called Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station. I saw the show at the right time and learned so much from him. By far my most influential art teacher.

Just got an email today from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Spokane, WA to teach cartooning for a second time this year. I was joking that I need a sci-fi uniform and channel the magic of Mark Kistler. Mark definitely has my dream job. Last time I had so much fun sitting with the kids and drawing.

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Five done, one monster left to illustrate for the series! Frankenstein is definitely the king of the monsters in my opinion. Werewolves might be my favorite monster, Drac is the king of the vampires, Invisible man is my favorite Universal Monster film, but Frankenstein is the foundation that us monster kids are founded on. It’s the makeup, the props and locations, the lightning, Karloff, Jack Pierce, James Whale, everything. 

The final character will be Imhotep the Mummy. Phantom of the Opera, while iconic, just doesn’t fit with the others as well.
After this run of six,  I may have to do the more obscure or later era “atomic age” monsters like The Amazing Colossal Man, the 50 Foot Woman, and The Metaluna Mutant (This Island Earth). After that, I may finally jump the pond and do Hammer Horror.


The final art will be printed six cards on 12x12 chipboard via silkscreen printmaking. Then I’ll cut the cards to separate them. Previous runs I’ve done them individually and damn thats a nauseating pain in the butt. This will be much faster knocking out six cards at a time.

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Five done, one monster left to illustrate for the series! Frankenstein is definitely the king of the monsters in my opinion. Werewolves might be my favorite monster, Drac is the king of the vampires, Invisible man is my favorite Universal Monster film, but Frankenstein is the foundation that us monster kids are founded on. It’s the makeup, the props and locations, the lightning, Karloff, Jack Pierce, James Whale, everything. 

The final character will be Imhotep the Mummy. Phantom of the Opera, while iconic, just doesn’t fit with the others as well.
After this run of six,  I may have to do the more obscure or later era “atomic age” monsters like The Amazing Colossal Man, the 50 Foot Woman, and The Metaluna Mutant (This Island Earth). After that, I may finally jump the pond and do Hammer Horror.


The final art will be printed six cards on 12x12 chipboard via silkscreen printmaking. Then I’ll cut the cards to separate them. Previous runs I’ve done them individually and damn thats a nauseating pain in the butt. This will be much faster knocking out six cards at a time.

(Source: jesseacosta.net)

How To Draw Solid Characters

When it comes to cartooning, so-called two-dimensional animation and illustration can sometimes feel like a bit of a misnomer. After all, with the power of perspective, figures still appear to live and breathe in three-dimensional space.

With this aspect of cartooning in mind, Mike Morris, storyboard artist onThe Simpsons (and a helpful portfolio resource), demonstrates how illustrators of all kind can work to achieve the layer of depth they need to bring their characters to life by “drawing through.”

The act of “drawing through” means giving consideration to not just how the character looks from the front, but also the back. By working to balance line placement and actively avoid tangents, artists of all skill levels can amp up a given character with a form that’s anything but flat.

You can follow along with Morris as he uses SketchBook Pro to demonstrate his technique in the video

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I have to finish the background on Frankenstein’s monster, but just wanted to show the progress I’ve made over the last few weeks. One monster left and I can start on the project.

I have to finish the background on Frankenstein’s monster, but just wanted to show the progress I’ve made over the last few weeks. One monster left and I can start on the project.

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francavillarts:

BLACK PANTHER
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Dedicated to Maestro Jack Kirby

Today is the 97th birthday of the KING of comics, Jack Kirby.
When I think of the King I think of DEDICATION, CREATIVITY, QUALITY, & SPEED. I hope to have at least 2 of those qualities. So this morning I got up and in 2h I inked and colored this pencil sketch of Black Panther I drew some time ago. You can see all the stages/process above, from inks, to blocking the colors to tightening them to the final art.
Thanks for setting the standard, JK!

Cheers,
FF

nellucnhoj:

Sometimes I wonder what the heck Spider-man’s webbing attaches to.
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This is too awesome.

nellucnhoj:

Sometimes I wonder what the heck Spider-man’s webbing attaches to.

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This is too awesome.