Here is another look at the the pencil-and-inks for a page from my second AIRBOY story. This will probably be the last of these pages I put on Tumblr for awhile - enough of these Throwback Thursday postings and I’ll have the entirety of my AIRBOY, minus Chuck Dixon’s scripted dialogue.
Man, Valkyrie was fun to draw. The color piece is one I did on deviantART while waiting for this issue to come out. I wasn’t seeing much promotion from Moonstone, so I was trying to drum up my own (among the tens of dA followers I likely had back then).
AIRBOY Throwback Thursday: Here are the pencils and inks I did for a page in Moonstone’s Airboy revival back in 2010. (Available on Comixology) It’s got that whole gleeful third-act-of-INGLORIOUS BASTERDS/”Let’s wack some Ratzis!” vibe to it. Script by Chuck Dixon.
Hey, it’s a Throwback Thursday. On a Friday. Flashback Friday? Sure, why not. This has been an impossibly awful week, to put it lightly, so I’m lucky I’m even putting on pants and interacting with the world, let alone keeping the days straight.
Apparently, the FRIENDS finale aired 10 years ago this week, which means it has somehow been a decade since I did this illustration for the newspaper where I worked at the time. I thought I’d throw this on the ol’ Tumblr since it’s such a 180 from my usual style - it’s an understatement to say I was aping Zach Trenholm’s style a little at the time - and I’m OK with at least some of it after all these years. The Chandler and Ross caricatures in particular are still all right in my eyes.
Created with Adobe Illustrator CS.
A year ago at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), a 10 year old girl came up to my table and told me that she really liked my comic (The Answer!) because it was about a really smart woman who figured things out with her mind. It made my weekend, of course. I thought i was just…
Here’s one for a Throwback Thursday - I’m finishing up a cover tonight and getting ready to transition back to sequentials, so I was taking a look at some old pages of mine and thought to put one up since I rarely ever show my sequential work.
This is from the second Airfighters book over at Moonstone, featuring the historic(-ish) second meeting between Airboy and Valkyrie. Chuck Dixon script, pencils and ink by me. It’s available at Comixology apparently, along with the first issue.*
*I’m credited on these books as “Shawn McGwan” in Comixology’s system. I guess I should look into fixing that.
Current TV obsession: I’m way behind everyone else on this as I’m just now getting around to LUTHER and hot damn, it’s pretty great. Everything about Ruth Wilson fascinates me and Idris Elba is his usual awesome self. I’m hoping season 3 pops up on Netflix when I roll through the earlier episodes. I’m trying to pace myself.
These are two separate Copic studies I did on various lunch breaks at work (yes, I’m resorting to hauling my Copics with me to squeeze in sketch time while I eat - is this a cry for help?). I had initially done another drawing of Elba, but when I looked at the finished product, I actually said the words “not handsome enough” out loud and cranked out another one the next day.
Finally saw THE WINTER SOLDIER. So much to love (Evans is perfect as always; The Falcon; Sebastian Stan looking like he strolled right out of one of Ed Brubaker’s comics; Hearing Robert Effin’ Redford talk about Batroc the Leaper for the love of Pete) but now I really can’t wait for Scarlett Johannson’s solo Black Widow flick. And hey, look at that - it’s Agent 13! That movie had just about everything.
It’s hard to get anything done today knowing there’s a new Captain America/Black Widow movie out there and I’m stuck here. Stupid job.
These are the inks for an older Black Widow piece I did. I almost kind of like this black and white version better.