Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sherwood Black

I mostly draw comics for a living. Well, it'll be a living some day, but I digress. When looking for inspiration I often look to other artists in the medium I revere or I try to discover new works by artists new to me. Sometimes though it's necessary to look beyond the field I love so much to enhance my mood and jump start my thinking.

So it's with that spirit of discovery that brought me to the work of Alexandra Sherwood Black Morrison, a Canadian painter whose intricately arranged pieces are soulful and alluring. You can check out her work here. Enjoy!

William Innes

Friday, April 18, 2014

Asha Greyjoy

mechanical pencil on 8" x 10" bristol

Toronto ComiCon 2014 Sketches

Here's some sketches from Toronto ComiCon 2014 back in March. I know. Better late than never, I suppose.

I'm learning to enjoy convention sketches. I've been doing them for years now, and I've always sort of eek'd my way through them. Conventions, especially busy ones, are environments I have trouble drawing well in. I feel pressure to crank them out quick, so often when I look back on con-sketches I'm usually disgusted with myself.

The few from Toronto ComiCon though are actually pretty okay, all things considered. I took these with my crummy phone, but hey...

True Detective

True Detective
Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Battling Boy

Paul Pope's Battling Boy was probably my favourite comic of 2013. I did not expect to love it as much as I did, but the gentle spirit of the story and the zany world it takes place made its most familiar qualities feel fresh and inspired.

The original ink sketch is for sale at my store here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Ink on 8" x 10" bristol

Xenomorph, the terrifying creature from the Alien films. It's up for sale at my online store.

Batman Sketch

Ink on 9" x 12" bristol

A Batman sketch from Emerald City ComiCon that's up for grabs at my store.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Imaginary Acquaintances: Superman

I'm part of a new sketch blog called Imaginary Acquaintances (iasketchblog.tumblr.com). The roster of artists there is really cool, so it's guaranteed to be worth checking out week to week with each new theme.

We're kicking things off with Superman, and here's mine!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Organ Grinder Collection

The Organ Grinder is being collected in its own trade paperback. Taken from the pages of Undertow (7th Wave Comics), the supernatural Western about a one-armed gunslinger and his cigar smoking monkey will soon be available in one slick volume.

I was asked to contribute a pin-up to celebrate the story written by Luke Donkersloot and illustrated by Gibson Quarter.

Here are my three takes at the piece. Enjoy!