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!
Nostalgia Monday: Manga Math Mysteries #3: The Mystery of the Secret Ghost. 2009 (published 2010).
I haven’t posted anything old in a while, so here’s something! Manga Math #3 was the very first thing I did right out of college and it was my very first professional cartooning job. I’ll always be thankful to Carol, my wonderful editor, for reaching out and giving me that first opportunity.
It’s weird that it’s only been four five years since graduation, it feels like ten!
Capture Creatures- by Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson Inspired by Ken Sugimori’s feat of designing the original 151 Pokemon in a single year Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson have created 151 unique creatures, relations, and descriptors.
The Exquisite Beast- by Evan Dahm and Yuko Ota A series of illustrations of a monster evolving traded between Yuko and Evan. All illustrations were done with ink and inkwash.
If you were not previously aware, these fine books are now available for preorder! Including-but-not-limited-to my and Evan’s collected Exquisite Beastproject!
We worked really hard on designing these books and the Exquisite Beast book is hopefully gonna be really lovely, especially the deluxe edition. We’re shooting for the deluxe cover to be a three-piece done with black faux leather binding over a cloth cover with a screenprinted design, debossed title area, a pasted-on title card. With a ribbon bookmark. I’m ridiculously excited. 8D
And it’s gonna be full of weird monsters and that is cool, too!