Friday, September 25, 2015

Ben Caldwell - TMNT

2015.04.12 East Coast Comic Con, Secaucus, NJ

Ben Caldwell has worked in a variety of art and design fields over the years, including toy design, animation development, book illustration and comic book art.

A large portion of his work has been with Toybiz on projects that include The Lord of the Rings, Spider-Man, X-Men, World Championship Wrestling and Harry Potter.

His comic work includes All-Action Classics comic: Dracula, Tom Sawyer, The Wizard of Oz, War of the Worlds and The Odyssey and on Justice League Unlimited covers, Wonder Woman children's books and Star Wars art. He is best known for his work with the Action! Cartooning series of how-to books. His work on Dare Detective comics was nominated for the Russ Manning Award for Most Promising New-comer in 2005

Friday, September 18, 2015

Lynne Yoshii - Emma Frost

2015.25.2015 Garden State Comic Fest, Mennen Arena, Morristown, NJ

Lynne Yoshii  is an Illustrator, Graphic Designer and aspiring Comic Book Artist. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Yoshii graduated from the School of Visual Arts of New York. She has worked as an assistant editor for Marvel and as a Graphic Artist for a toy company.

She is an extremely talented artist whose work and style especially when it comes to strong female characters is simply some of the best there is in our opinion. Based on this description and art shown on her website, her Wonder Woman is fantastic, I asked for a female character on a Marilyn Monroe fdc.. Yoshii chose to draw Emma Frost, in a Monroe pose. 

During the show I overheard several people talking about Yoshii's beautiful work, and I quickly became one of them... 

Favourite style of art: Pre-Raphaelite, Russian Avant Garde, Art Nouveau, Early 20th Century Children's Illustrations

Friday, September 11, 2015

Scott Hanna - Batman

2015.07.26 Garden State Comic Fest, Mennen Arena, Morristown, NJ


A top inker in the graphic novel industry, Scott Hanna has been drawing and inking comic books for over 25 years. His work has been published in well over 100 graphic novels, and he’s inked over 15,000 pages of finished black and white art.

At Marvel Comics, Scott has worked on all the top characters, including the Avengers, Spider-Man, IronMan, the X-Men and the Hulk including a fifteen year run on Spider-man. At DC Comics, he worked on many major titles including Superman, Justice League, Green Lantern and most notably a five year run on Detective Comics starring Batman.

Scott received two 2012 Inkwell awards - “Most Adaptable Inker” and “The Props Award”, two 2011 Inkwell Awards for “Favorite Inker” and “Most Adaptable Inker”, the 2010 Inkwell Award for “Most Adaptable Inker”, the 2005 Wizard Fan Award for “Best Inker” and the 2002 Eisner award for “Best Serialized Story” - Amazing Spider-Man #30-35: “Coming Home”. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fernando Ruiz - Predator

2015.06.06 NY Special Event, NYC

Archie has meet several interesting people -KISS, Punisher, Glee, TMNT, the undead and now Predator...

Written by Alex de Campi and drawn by Fernando Ruiz, this 4-part series has the fiercest hunter in the galaxy using Riverdale for his hunting grounds... (Dark Horse Archie vs Predator signed by Ruiz and de Campi)... I used the Talking Pictures FDC to tie in with Predator's film history

Predator first came to public attention in the 1987 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger leading a special military team on a mission to rescue hostages in Central America. What they find is they are being hunted by a technologically advanced extraterrestrial warrior (played by Kevin Peter Hall). Predator was written by Jim and John Thomas...

Predator would go on to feature in two sequels as well as two cross-over films with the Alien franchise... and a fan film Batman Dead End...

Alex de Campi has authored several comic books, including Smoke (IDW Publishing), Grindhouse Comics (Dark Horse), Wonder Woman (DC), Kat & Mouse (Tokyopop) and No Mercy (Image)

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