Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Adventures into Digital Comics...
I was once again reminded of ADVENTURES INTO DIGITAL COMICS. ADVENTURES INTO DIGITAL COMICS is an excellent documentary. And I’m not just saying that because some of my artwork was used in the film...
ADVENTURES INTO DIGITAL COMICS (2006) tells the story of the crash of the US comic book industry and the potential rebirth of the medium as an all-digital form on the Internet. The film features many comic book and webcomic writers and artists and discusses the medium from an artistic and economical point of view.
A while back, I gave an interview for the ADVENTURES INTO DIGITAL COMICS website. Keep in mind that this interview was conducted several years ago. I was still inking SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH back then.
Sadly, only my artwork is featured on the dvd. I wasn’t filmed for the movie:
Al Nickerson lives in New York. For budgetary reasons, it was decided that interviews would be shot only in California (and actually interviews were shot from San Diego to San Francisco.) Al was obviously out of reach.
Speaking of interviews... there's several more listed at the INTERVIEWS section on the ARGGH!!! website.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
ARCHIE & FRIENDS #118...
Above: Cover to ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #118.
ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #118 should be in comic book stores today. As I mentioned before, I inked six pages in this issue. Again, I don’t always know where the stories I ink for Archie Comics end up. So, in this case, I’m glad I can let folks know ahead of time. It looks like I’ll be inking parts of ARCHIE AND FRIENDS for a while (as I continue to ink various stories for the Archie digest books; and, as rumor has it, maybe ink some of SONIC X). I inked the first half of issue #119, and I’m waiting for the pencilled pages to issue #120 to ink. I love inking Rex Lindsey’s pencils. So, I’m having a great time with ARCHIE AND FRIENDS.
Above: Panel from ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #118. Pencils by Rex Lindsey and inks by Al Nickerson.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
The Inkwell Awards!
Voting for THE INKWELL AWARDS has now begun! Anyone can vote, and ya can vote for any of your favorite comic book inkers in a variety of categories. Go vote now!
THE INKWELL AWARDS are an all new, exciting award set up to celebrate the art of inking within the comic book industry. The Inkwell awards are being established and overseen by a number of professionals from all aspects of the comic book industry, including such artists as Adam Hughes ( Tomb Raider, Justice League, Wonder Woman and All Star Wonder Woman ), SeniorDC Editor Mike Marts ( Uncanny X-Men, X-men, Wolverine, All Star Wonder Woman and so much more ), founder Bob Almond (Black Panther, Annihilation: Conquest-Quasar, Warlock), Tim Townsend (Uncanny X-Men, The Amazing Spider-Man, Civil War ), James Tournas (Full Moon Craze, Shylock, Epoch ), along with Bill Nichols (Sketch magazine) and Daniel Best (Andru & Esposito: Partners For Life ).
Voting starts April 1st and ends May 30th. Results will be announced on this site with further info The first of July 2008.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Alex Ross covers BACK ISSUE #30!
Above is a super-sneak-peek to the cover of BACK ISSUE #30. The cover by Alex Ross features television’s Captain Marvel played by Jackson Bostwick. BACK ISSUE #30 is the "Saturday Morning Heroes" issue which, unfortunately, doesn’t include any articles written by me. Still, this is an awesome cover! The only thing better than Captain Marvel (my all-time favorite super-hero) is Alex Ross artwork of Captain Marvel.
For more of BACK ISSUE magazine, stop by TwoMorrows Publishing’s website!