Category: illustration

Year of the Monkey

Today marks the first day of spring for the Year of the Fire Monkey. I got to illustrate the Monkey King himself and have it printed on a T-shirt to mark the occasion.

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Seeking its Sequential Art Solution: the case of page 108

thumbnail sketch for page 108

The challenge of illustrating of page 108 of the graphic novel Tiger’s Tale warrants a more in-depth view of the sequential art process. . . The resulting blog entry catalogues the tensions between two artistic temperaments, the meticulous planner and the inspired improviser, as well as the resulting artwork distilled from their tenuous collaboration.

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Hildebrandts on Illustrating Tolkien

Fellowship of the Ring illustration by The Brothers Hildebrandt

With Game of Thrones and The Hobbit series fresh in mind, this 70’s era fantasy imagery is all the more fascinating.

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26th Annual Children’s Book Illustrator Exhibit

Artists’ reception for the 26th Annual Children’s Book Illustrator Exhibit at the Sun Gallery in Hayward California is this Saturday (March 14, 2015 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm), and you’re invited!

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Digital Inks: All Monster Comics Special

PLUGO inks David Lansky

A Throwback-Thursday Special: Alternative Comics published a special Halloween themed mini-comic in 2014 which featured a special writer+artist collaboration and and octet of inkers. My contribution was generated digitally and allowed for images of the step-by-step process.

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Copic Art Hyperlapse

copic fantasy art

  With this fun little movie uploaded to youtube, I can now post the finished (such as it is) piece.

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SCBWI submission project

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The Rat and the Raven

The Rat and the Raven

A Tiger’s Tales silent aside.

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Sketching GREEN TURTLE; The Shadow Hero

The Green Turtle

I only recently read Gene Yang’s THE SHADOW HERO. I was able to borrow a review copy just before his visit to As with most of his other graphic novels, once I started it, I could not put it

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Illustrating Little Monk and the Mantis: pt. 3

illustrating Mantis Kung Fu

Previously, The story now titled Little Monk and the Mantis: a bug, a boy and the birth of a kung fu legend has been broken down into thirteen key images, one of which has been completed. After nearly a year

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