Gerard and Vince from the Animation Portfolio Workshop dropped me a line asking if I’d be willing to help judge their 2013 Character Design Contest last month. Checking out the entries from aspiring animators and artists, I was really impressed with the overall quality.
So without further ado (drum-roll) here are the winners;
1st Prize – Maisie Li of Forrest Hill Collegiate Institute.
2nd Prize – Cynthia Brenes of Clarkson Secondary School.
3rd Prize – Karliegh Ivens of Forrest Hill Collegiate Institute.
4th Prize – Orlagh Lucyk McGowan of University of Toronto.
5th Prize – Hasan Mohamad of Ryerson University.
Congratulations to all the winners! Here are the 2 honorable mentions:
Honorable Mention #1 – Melody Fang of Earl Haig Secondary School.
Honorable Mention #2 – Melissa Chin of Sheridan College/Fine Arts Program.
It’s Bravoman’s 25th anniversary today and, in celebration, Bandai-Namco has released the first episode of the Bravoman cartoon series.
Voices by Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain), Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad), and Romi Dames (Winx Club) with a brand new theme song by composer Randy Rogel (Animaniacs).
I had a blast working on the series with ShiftyLook, UDON and the Copernicus Studio.
Thanks to the whole gang, including Rob Pereyda, Matt Moylan Dax Gordine, Murray Bain, Ash Paulsen and many more!
It’s been a busy couple of weeks so I finally had a chance to download and sort photos taken earlier.
Superheroes In Training, a great comic shop in Escondido, California, had me out for Free Comic Book Day this year. I signed books and sketched up a storm for customers who came by the store. I didn’t get a chance to snap photos of them all, but here are some highlights. Lots of characters I’ve never drawn before to keep me on my toes.
Needless to say, I had a great time. The staff and customers were great and Free Comic Book Day was a big success.
I wrote a series of back-up stories that will be running through the July Valiant universe titles and Edwin Huang, our amazing Skullkickers artist, drew them.
Appearing as a back-up feature in each of Valiant’s July releases, “Who Will Lead the H.A.R.D. Corps?” shorts will be available in Shadowman #8, Quantum and Woody #1, X-O Manowar #15, Harbinger Wars #4 (of 4), Archer & Armstrong #11, Harbinger #14 and Bloodshot #13.
I spoke to Comic Book Resources all about these back-up short stories. Give it a read for all the details.
story RON MARZ, ADAM WARREN, TODD DEZAGO, JIM ZUB
art LEE MODER, TOM RANEY, STJEPAN SEJIC, LARS DESOUZA
cover EDWIN HUANG & JIM ZUB
32 PAGES / FC / T
A return to our classic legacy numbering just in time for a new set of Tavern Tales!
Four short stories by top flight talent detailing the earlier adventures of our heroes.
Part 2 of 2 of my first superhero story, Legends of the Dark Knight #50, has been released on digital and mobile platforms and it’s only 99 cents!
If you’ve enjoyed my other comics or found the tutorial posts on my blog helpful it would mean the world to me if you could purchase a digital copy, spread the word to others and let DC Comics know what you think of it!
Erik Henriksen from the Portland Mercury asked me about my thoughts on the fantasy genre and used some choice quotes in a really neat little article he put together about the mainstream’s embrace of sword & sorcery. Give it a read!
On Wednesday, the first Pathfinder collection, Dark Waters Rising, and Pathfinder #7 both arrive in comic shops across North America.
Comic Book Resources has a 5 page preview of issue #7 with art by Jake Bilbao.
The Rowers Reading Series & Stone Skin Press are delighted to present the Toronto launch of THE LION & THE AARDVARK, edited by Robin D. Laws. This unique international anthology has seventy writers from across the creative spectrum bringing their modern sensibilities to the classic format of Aesop’s 2,500-year-old fables.
Scheduled to read are Ann Ewan, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Laura Lush, Julie McArthur, Dan Perry, Richard Scarsbrook, Heather Wood, Halli Villegas, and Jim Zub. Buy a copy and get it signed by the aforementioned, plus interior illustrator Rachel Kahn and editor Robin D. Laws.