Whew, nearly forgot to to this one! 2013 was a year for property work; I did a bunch of freelance gigs for Valve, Homestuck, Namco-Bandai, and Adventure Time. Looking at all this lined up, you can see this gradual shift over the middle of the year from muted tones with primary colors to neon and secondary colors. Ha ha ha oops.
I’ve been kind of quiet this month, sorry! I’ve been doing some cool design work that I’ll hopefully be able to show off soon!
Candy Capers #5 comes out today! Tessa Stone did the second half of the issue and let-me-tell-you, both she and Ianknocked it out of the park. Ananth and I have been pleased as punch with how this series has been shaping up. Infinite thanks to our letterer Hannah, colorist Maarta, and our awesome editor Shannon.
I’m bummed this cover was rejected, but hopefully it will be included in the collected trade paperback!
Candy Capers Issue 3 Cover: Variant A. brush and ink, photoshop.
Oh dang, Adventure Time: Candy Capers is out TODAY! Let-me-tell-you, I went through like 4 or 5 different thumbnails to make Lemongrab as un-terrifying as possible.
The first half of the issue was drawn by Evan! He did an incredible job, especially considering the number of butts we forced him to draw. The second half returns to Ian McGinty who, as always, is perfect in every way and a pleasure to work with. Lettering by Hannah Nance Partlow and colors by Maarta Laiho, both of whom are the irreplaceable glue that keeps this book together. And love to our editor Shannon forever.
Candy Capers Issue 2 Variant A Cover. brush and ink, photoshop.
Oh dang, I was wrong! Adventure Time: Candy Capers Issue #2 is out in stores NOW! My cover is the Variant A cover this month, which means you should be able to get it anywhere that carries the series. Ian did an awesome job drawing this one, Ananth and I are pleased as punch with how it came together!
I’ve been having a really fun time with my Candy Capers covers! Here’s the mockup I sent for my variant cover of issue #1, did anyone pick up on the reference?
I believe Candy Capers Issue #2 comes out next week? You can see a preview (and also my cover for #2) over at Comics Alliance! Ananth and I (and also Shannon and Ian and Maarta and Hannah) have been working super hard on this series! I hope you guys enjoy it!
Woa woa woa guys! It looks like Adventure Time: Candy Capers Issue #1 is available in stores today?? This is gonna be a 6-issue miniseries written by myself and Ananth and drawn by the super talented Ian McGinty.
I did a lot of art this year! Unfortunately, most of it is unpublished and/or for unannounced projects. And while I prefer to put this yearly meme together with exclusively private non-fanart work, a good deal of fanart/published/professional work made its way into the spread.
I would like for 2013 to be a “keep your head down, work work work and don’t stop” year, though that was the intention for last year and I didn’t get half the things done last year I wanted. Or maybe I keep unrealistic expectations of myself.
Funny how the year both opened and ended with Dhio and Kaia! Maybe I should do another portrait of them before the month is over.
So, uh, Adventure Time made me real sad. Tumblr feelings, man. I’m such a sucker for maternal/paternal themes, yeesh. Be careful of those Adventure Time episodes with songs, that’s where 90% of the character development happens. I’d normally put this up tomorrow to spread out posts, but I’d probably get embarrassed and chicken out.
This was the portrait I drew of Ananth and myself to go with our Adventure Time short (Marceline and the Scream Queens #4, in stores now!)! We were asked for a drawing with an Adventure Time character, and since Thank You is one of my favorite episodes, I drew some fire wolves. In hindsight I really should’ve drawn it with more contrast and less detail, but it was still really fun to do.
And speaking of Adventure Time, did you guys see I Remember You? Whatta beautiful punch in the gut, wowee.
Marceline and the Scream Queens: The Bootlegger 3-page preview!!!
Comics Alliance posted this, so I’m gonna do the same! I’m super excited to finally be able to share with you guys!! My and Ananth’s 6-page short will be in this month’s Marceline and the Scream Queens. Check out the series if you can, Meredith has been KILLIN' it!
I told Katie she should be Fionna for Halloween, and she retorted only if I was Marshall Lee. So there you go, Marshall Lee with glasses and Winter Time Fionna. And Caldwell as Jon Snow. You should seriously check out his sweet costume.