Monday, July 30, 2012

Bane Teaser

Boba Fett, Dr. Doom, Cobra Commander, Michael Myers, Blank, Sauron. Masked mystery villains are a staple of genre fiction. Is the character protecting their identity? Are they deformed? Do they need the mask to survive? And most importantly, what the heck is under there? Here are a few of my theories for the latest masked mystery villain, Bane.

Or maybe the mask just to prevents him from biting his nails.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic GOLD!


The 2012 Olympics open today in London. That is, unless the UK's finest felon is there to steal all of the gold medals!



For more Dick Figures shenanigans, check out their website, richardfigures.com.

0 days...Let the OLYMPICS begin!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Chades Challenge LXVI: Time-Traveling Comic Con Attendees

Sorry for the delay, folks. My flux capacitor was jammed. If you have any fourth-dimensional SDCCers, let me know and I'll post them below. Everyone and anyone is welcome to contribute! If you missed this week's challenge, you can join us August 10th for...

CHADES CHALLENGE LXVII: 
SPIDER-MAN'S NEW SIDEKICK
(This month Marvel is giving Spider-man his very own sidekick, Alpha. Guy's got a pretty generic design, if you ask me. I think we can do better--what say you??)


And one more from the "Rejection" story challenge a couple weeks back, from Martin "The Martian" O'Neill:



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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wrapped in an E. Nygma

Some Riddler sketches made while standing in line for The Dark Knight. Highlight the white font next to "Answer:" to reveal the solution. 




Answer: Coffee


Answer: A dinosaur (on one side of their scales is a feather, on the other side is the rest of the dinosaur!)


Answer: The Star Wars trilogy (that's not The One Ring, it's from the "Look, sir, droids!" moment in A New Hope)

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Warm-Up Sketch




Aside from The Joker, I'd say Catwoman is my favorite villain in Batman's rogue gallery. After seeing Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, I was convinced that Paula Patton had the perfect balance of kick-assery and charm to portray the character. I've yet to see Dark Knight Rises, though, so we'll see if CatwomANNE pulls it off!

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Friday, July 20, 2012

No Pain, No Bane

In our excitement for the upcoming Batman movie, my friend Jeff and I decided to do a collaborative Batman vs Bane sketch. Jeff drew Batman first, and I added Bane. 


I figured Batman, being the clever fellow he is, would defeat Bane by taking advantage of his RSI wrist brace.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Genetic Engineering


My friends in LA have created a blog called My Boyfriend is an Engineer, devoted to the scandalous escapades of the Prometheus engineer. Of course, I had to contribute.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tricksterdactyl


A quick sketch I did for a new friend I met at Trickster. What do you think the Pteranodon is telling his toad pal?

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bravery at Comic Con

There isn't a Brave comic (yet), but that didn't prevent our little movie from having quite the presence at the world's largest comic convention! I did my best to snap a pic with every Merida I crossed paths with, and even spotted a wee Merida from the film's prologue!






I even took a moment to enjoy a Kilt Friday at the local Tilted Kilt!



If you have any Brave pics from Comic Con, please leave a note in the comments below!

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Monday, July 16, 2012

SDCC Yearbook

I brought a moleskine to Comic Con this year.


The initial idea was to sketch the local wildlife.


When I ran into Doug TenNapel, I offered him a sketch trade.


Doug happily agreed! I asked him to illustrate the theme "Comic Con". This beauty is what he came up with:


I loved the sketch so much, I decided to offer my moleskine to other friends/heroes of mine to see their take on the theme. Before long, I had a yearbook of amazing artwork. Here are a few samples!











Cory Walker's sketch wasn't actually in the sketchbook, it was a commission my girlfriend got for me. Between the yearbook and the commission, it was a damn good year for SDCC souvenirs!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Fart Knight Rises

Sure, The Avengers and Spider-man were fairly eagerly awaited. But there's one super hero finale that we've all been foaming at the mouth for: DICK FIGURES.


Tomorrow marks the season finale (and last episode ever) of the YouTube phenomenon Dick Figures. I will be making my return as Earl Gray, the dastardly ne'er-do-well with a penchant for the finer things in life (you can catch my previous episode on YouTube).

If you dig tomorrow's episode, you can stop by the Dick Figures Kickstarter and fund the feature film. If the project is funded, I'll be back for the third time as Earl Gray, and we all know great things come in threes! Okay, so do not-so-great Star Wars prequels.


0 days...Comic Con Begins!

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Hunny Bear

A few weeks ago, I stayed with some friends in a Cabin in Tahoe. I don't know much about camping or cabins, but I do know bears love honey. And that you don't want bears around. So here's a tip from me to you!


Next week, I'll be providing tips for surviving Comic Con. Including "Don't look a Twihard in the eye. Their ennui is contagious."

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Friday, July 06, 2012

Now Boarding...



Once again, I'll be posting the Chades Challenge a wee bit late (most likely Monday). Having way too much fun boarding the Game of Thrones sequence I mentioned last week.

Stay tuned!

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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Twaggies

So that's why they make a "Boo!" sound...


This was a contribution to Twaggies.com, a website that lends illustrations to the web's best tweets. It was the first tweet I favorited after joining Twitter, and I don't think I'll ever look at flatulence the same way again.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Rejection

I issued a challenge to the Twitterverse yesterday: four story panels that illustrate "rejection". Here's what I came up with:







For more rejection, see:


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Monday, July 02, 2012

Twenty-Somethings

Happy birthday to Ross Dickinson and Chris Chua, a couple of real Dandies!

This probably isn't the first drawing of an anthropomorphised d20 toting medieval weapons, but it's my drawing of an anthropomorphized d20 toting medieval weapons, dammit!

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Sunday, July 01, 2012

King in the North

Sketching Game of Thrones storyboards today. Because Harry Potter storyboards are for wusses.

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