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    iherring:

    Character Designs

    Some design samples based around various themes with little title cards added for fun.

    "Phantonauts" - Collection of nautical spirits wandering the seven seas aboard the Flying Dutchman.

    "The Great Escapo" - Failing magician/escape artist with a dis-interested assistant and rabbit holding his act together.

    "Junior Citizens" - see previous poster here

    'Blast off into an adventure that’s out of this world! Trouble begins above the planet designated Europa Nova. Vapour miners have been mysteriously disappearing en route to planet’s surface. The Administrator has placed the satellite in lock down until a Homeland Agent can investigate.  When the agent himself goes missing, it’s up to two teenage cosmonauts to discover this sinister plot. Aided by the hyper-intelligent simian, Rutherford, and their trusted Spacebot M156 (“Murphy”), the JUNIOR CITIZENS must solve the case before time runs out!’

    — 11 hours ago with 33 notes
    iamkalman:

 I’ll be at CALGARY EXPO next week, along with most of the Captain Canuck crew. Find us at Booth 524 or come to the Saturday panel.
My commission list for the show is also now officially open, please contact me if you want to discuss getting something.

    iamkalman:

     I’ll be at CALGARY EXPO next week, along with most of the Captain Canuck crew. Find us at Booth 524 or come to the Saturday panel.

    My commission list for the show is also now officially open, please contact me if you want to discuss getting something.

    — 6 days ago with 2 notes
    ramonperez:

Archie is one of the first comics I ever read, he (and crew, especially Jughead) moulded my psyche (which might explain a lot). He’s like the brother I never had… but the friends I eventually would.
The Death of someone close is never a happy thing. So when I was asked to contribute a variant cover to the final momentous issues of “Life With Archie” that ends with the passing of it’s title character, I wondered what I might do. I’ve only been to a handful of funerals in my life, but I’ve already been to one this year. While it was a somber occasion, as the loss of someone always is, It really hit home how we, their friends and family, that they leave behind are their legacy. In how we carry their memory, and ourselves, foreword. For everyone we share our lives with, we leave an impression on, a small thumbprint, for better or worse.
The title of the book amply states; Life With Archie, evoking the message I wanted to send forth; celebrate life. So, here at POP’s Chok’lit Shoppe, we have just that; friends gathered, reminiscing and sharing stories and memories of their absent friend, celebrating his life.

    ramonperez:

    Archie is one of the first comics I ever read, he (and crew, especially Jughead) moulded my psyche (which might explain a lot). He’s like the brother I never had… but the friends I eventually would.

    The Death of someone close is never a happy thing. So when I was asked to contribute a variant cover to the final momentous issues of “Life With Archie” that ends with the passing of it’s title character, I wondered what I might do. I’ve only been to a handful of funerals in my life, but I’ve already been to one this year. While it was a somber occasion, as the loss of someone always is, It really hit home how we, their friends and family, that they leave behind are their legacy. In how we carry their memory, and ourselves, foreword. For everyone we share our lives with, we leave an impression on, a small thumbprint, for better or worse.

    The title of the book amply states; Life With Archie, evoking the message I wanted to send forth; celebrate life. So, here at POP’s Chok’lit Shoppe, we have just that; friends gathered, reminiscing and sharing stories and memories of their absent friend, celebrating his life.

    — 2 weeks ago with 289 notes
    2014 Glyph Award Nominees Announced — The Beat →

    iherring:

    Just got word that ‘Yes You Can’ is nominated for “Best Comic Strip or Web Comic”.  Thanks go out to Dallas, DJ, and Chris! It was such a fun project to work on, go team!

    The full 5 Page story can be viewed here

    — 2 weeks ago with 5 notes

    francismanapul:

    Detective 30 will be in stores tomorrow! Here’s another inside look at the issue.

    I’ll also be signing at a few shops here in Toronto. Check out the locations and time below.

    APRIL 2, 2014

    Silver Snail12-2pm (329 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7)

    Paradise Comics 3-5pm ( 3278 Yonge, Toronto, ON M4N 2L6)

    Stadium Comics from 7-9pm (499 Main St S, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7

    APRIL 5, 2014

    The Comic Book Lounge 2-5pm (587 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1A9)

    — 3 weeks ago with 377 notes

    francismanapul:

    Hey folks here’s a behind the scenes look at Detective Comics 30 which will be out April 2nd! You can check out Newsarama for a full color preview. To celebrate I’ll be signing at three locations on release day.

    Silver Snail12-2pm (329 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7)

    Paradise Comics 3-5pm ( 3278 Yonge, Toronto, ON M4N 2L6)

    Stadium Comics from 7-9pm (499 Main St S, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7)

    — 3 weeks ago with 417 notes

    marcusto:

    marcusto:

    SHOW THE WORLD YOU LOVE NEW WARRIORS CONTEST
    Being the vain artist that I am (it’s all about me and my books), for
    those who bought New Warriors 1 and want to share with the world how
    much you love New Warriors, Chris Yost and myself: here’s your shot.
    All you have to do is post a creative photo of yourself reading New Warriors #1 with the hashtag #MarcusToNewWarriors and a short sentence why you deserve to win!

    Rules:

    - Can be posted on Tumblr, Twitter or Facebook, or all 3
    - Only one entry per person, per social media platform
    - Must be following me on at least one of these social media sites
    - Must include the hashtag #MarcusToNewWarriors

    -If possible include your handle on the pic

    - Photo must be PG
    - Please tag me in the post (Twitter: @marcusto, Facebook: Marcus
    Anthony To, Tumblr: MarcusTo)
    - Have fun with it


    What you win:

    1st place prize:
    - One character of your choice full 11x17 commission
    - 8x10 custom New Warriors blank sketchbook with a head sketch on the first page
    - New Warriors #1 signed copy and mini print

    2nd place prize:
    - 8x10 custom New Warriors blank sketchbook with a head sketch on the first page
    - New Warriors #1 signed copy and mini print


    3rd place prizes (3 in total):
    - New Warriors #1 signed copy and mini print


    The winners will be selected with the help of a panel of judges from The RAID studios, so make your photo original and fun!


    Contest ends March 25 2014 at 11:59pm EST

    A little over a day left to enter! I’ve gotten a lot of really awesome entries and am excited to see more! 

    Remember contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Tuesday March 25 2014

    — 4 weeks ago with 205 notes

    marcusto:

    marcusto:

    SHOW THE WORLD YOU LOVE NEW WARRIORS CONTEST
    Being the vain artist that I am (it’s all about me and my books), for
    those who bought New Warriors 1 and want to share with the world how
    much you love New Warriors, Chris Yost and myself: here’s your shot.
    All you have to do is post a creative photo of yourself reading New Warriors #1 with the hashtag #MarcusToNewWarriors and a short sentence why you deserve to win!

    Rules:

    - Can be posted on Tumblr, Twitter or Facebook, or all 3
    - Only one entry per person, per social media platform
    - Must be following me on at least one of these social media sites
    - Must include the hashtag #MarcusToNewWarriors

    -If possible include your handle on the pic

    - Photo must be PG
    - Please tag me in the post (Twitter: @marcusto, Facebook: Marcus
    Anthony To, Tumblr: MarcusTo)
    - Have fun with it


    What you win:

    1st place prize:
    - One character of your choice full 11x17 commission
    - 8x10 custom New Warriors blank sketchbook with a head sketch on the first page
    - New Warriors #1 signed copy and mini print

    2nd place prize:
    - 8x10 custom New Warriors blank sketchbook with a head sketch on the first page
    - New Warriors #1 signed copy and mini print


    3rd place prizes (3 in total):
    - New Warriors #1 signed copy and mini print


    The winners will be selected with the help of a panel of judges from The RAID studios, so make your photo original and fun!


    Contest ends March 25 2014 at 11:59pm EST

    Reminder to all that the Marcus To New Warriors contest ends on Tuesday. There hasn’t been all that many entries so there’s a good chance you can win! Get your submissions in!

    — 1 month ago with 205 notes

    iamkalman:

    Some avatars I created for my good friend Eric (TheSEGAdude) Rist.

    Eric and I first bonded in junior high as the two guys with SEGAs lost in a sea of Nintendo zombies. That bond kicked into high gear just one year later when Phantasy Star came out, proving beyond any shadow of a doubt THAT WE WERE RIGHT.

    Eric now has a stellar man-cave and blogs about his ongoing hunt to own every Genesis and Megadrive game ever made. Nearly. Almost nearly.

    — 1 month ago with 2 notes

    iamkalman:

    Unveiled at the Captain Canuck panel at this past weekend’s Toronto ComiCON, the first 3 pages of our brand spanking new Captain Canuck comic series, coming later this year, official announcement soon.

    Lineart by me, colors by the amazing Jim Charalimpidis

    — 1 month ago with 92 notes