Friday, September 26, 2014

Chris Batista - Hawkman

2014.08.23 Garden State Comic Fest, Morristown, NJ

Chris Batista has worked on several titles for DC Comics, including Steel, Booster Gold, Robin, The Legion, JLA, Black Lightning, Deathstroke, Extreme Justice, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Teen Titans, Doomsday

Marvel Comics titles - Spider-Man 2099, Thunderbolts, ROM Spaceknights, X-Men, X-Factor, GI Joe, Dr. Strange

Crusade Comics titles - Shi: The Illustrated Warrior (with Billy Tucci)

Dark Angel Productions - BlackJack: Blood and Honor (with Alex Simmons)

Valiant Comics - Turok: Tales of the Lost Land, Magnus Robot Fighter

Harris Comics - Vengeance of Vampirella

Friday, September 19, 2014

Michelle Sciuto - Groot

2014.08.23 Garden State Comic Fest, Morristown, NJ

The show although very good had one drawback. A small room off to the side where several talented writers and artists were trying to sell their product. I found the room by accident when I saw the small sign. Venturing in in started looking around. On Michelle Sciuto's table was this great sketch of Groot dancing...

Without hesitation I produced a Liberty Tree first day cover and requested my sketch. The Liberty Tree was an elm tree located in Boston Commons, Boston, Ma. Prior to the American Revolution, colonists used the tree as a rallying point for their resistance to British Rule. British soldiers chopped down the tree in 1775...

Michelle Sciuto is an aspiring illustrator with a BFA from Montclair University.Although working freelance, she has produced work for Channel M Publishing, Airship 27 Productions, Angry Gnome Comics and Project Roundup....

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ethan Van Sciver - Flash

2014.08.23 Garden State Comic Fest, Morristown, NJ

Van Sciver entered the comics industry with his own creation "Cyberfrog" (Hall of Heroes and Harris Comics) at age 19. He would go on to work for DC titles Impluse, The Flash: Rebirth, Green Lantern, Superman/Batman, Hawkman, JLA Secret Files and others...

For Marvel comics he has worked on Weapon X, Wolverine and the New X-Men...

Friday, September 5, 2014

Hon-Bun Leung - TMNT

2014.08.23 Garden State Comic Fest, Morristown, NJ

When I first researched Leung prior to the show, I was taken by a drawing he did of the Mutant Ninja Turtles. The print featured the four current Turtles, but Leung was reluctant to draw them and offered the original design as his preference. I totally agreed that the original Turtles were the best..

When I went back to pick up my cover I noticed a print by Leung that was great and didn't even realize his shirt had the same design -  Hello Kitty as Buzz Lightyear.. It was awesome. Next time I see Leung I know what I have to request...

The Turtles were created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman in 1984 through their Mirage Studios before making a big splash in cartoons and movies, as well as giving life to many copy-cat titles...