I just drew this fan art of Earl Tubb from the great comic Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour. This is one of those comics I get happy when it’s out and sad when I have to wait for it. I’ve been a big fan of Jason Aaron’s since Scalped and I’m now a big Jason Latour fan. I regret not talking to Jason Latour at Cincy Comic Con but he was really busy and I didn’t want to disturb him. I also regret not buying one of the Southern Bastard shirts the first day but it was hard to get over there that day since I was manning a table of my own. If you’re not reading this you’re really missing out on a great comic. I think the first TPB is out tomorrow (9/30) so that would be a good place to start!
So with Little Doodles finished I am back to finishing Wastes of Space #3. It was good to recharge the old art batteries with something new but I missed these guys. I’m currently drawing a scene at a robot internment camp and these are some of the background characters. The first is a toy that I had as a kid called 2XL. It played 8-track cassettes and had custom 8-tracks with games on them. I may look into buying one of those for nostalgia sake for my office! The second is Mr. Zurkon from the Ratchet and Clank series of video games. One of his catchphrases is, “Mr. Zurkon does NOT come in peace!” and I really love that! The next drawing is of Maria from Metropolis. One of the OR (original robots). Finally we have the Rock Em’ Sock Em’ variety of robots. I also owned this game as a kid but have very little nostalgia about it because I can’t ever remember playing more than once or twice. This was a fun page to draw!
Little Doodles #1 is now available for download on Gumroad https://gumroad.com/l/jopq for only $2! If you use the promo code swordfish you can get $1 off! Little Doodles is an anthology of comics by Doodles Handlon (myself) and is a value at 36 pages for only $2 (less if you use the code)!
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So I’m not sure if I can post the drawing yet but I think it’s okay to talk about. The PR firm for Awesome Con (coming soon) asked local Indy artists to draw local media personalities as superheroes or zombies or something nerdy like that. I just sent in my submission and hope to be able to say that it was accepted and that I can talk a little more about it and show the picture soon. Fingers crossed!
As part of my student teaching I am covering career and college preparation and I am working on a test for the students to take on Friday. As an extra credit on the test I made this cartoon. Transferable skills are just what they sound like, skills that you can transfer from one job to another and the challenge here is for the students to think up skills that Batman has that will transfer to the police department. I chose Batman as I think he is popular enough that the students (7th graders) will have some idea of what he does and how his skills transfer to police work. It’s just extra credit and they can choose not to do it if they wish I just thought it would be a fun break after taking the test.
Check out www.deadcatcomix.com as I just added a lot of new material. On the Personal Appearance page I added all of the drawings I have done at my past personal appearances! Plus I have a recap of my experience at Cincy Comic Con on the Blog page in case you are interested in hearing about that.
I know I’ve been talking a lot about Cincy Comic Con but I wanted to take a minute to sing the praises of artist Dave Wachter. He was a joy to talk to, friendly and engaging. I saw Breath of Bones on his table which I had seen on arcaneimages tumblr and was eager to check it out so I stopped to look. I remarked that his work reminded me of John Severin’s work and we fell into discussing Severin and Dave’s own amazing art. I not only picked up Breath of Bones but also his western book The Guns of Shadow Valley which is absolutely gorgeous. I highly recommend both and am now a huge fan of Dave’s much as I have been of Severin’s over the years. I hope to see a lot more stuff from him!