Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dwayne McDuffie Died

In case you haven't heard. From Comic Book Resources:

A native of Detroit, McDuffie officially joined the comics industry as part of Marvel Comics editorial in the late '80s. While working on special projects for the publisher, he quickly made his name as a writer creating series such as "Damage Control" and helping to redefine the Deathlok character to fan and critical acclaim. He soon left the staff to become a full time freelance writer, becoming a voice in the industry for diversity, particularly fighting against stereotypical portrayals of people of color on the comic book page.

In 1993, McDuffie co-founded Milestone Media along with creators Denys Cowan, Michael Davis and Derek T. Dingle. The company's mission statement involved expanding the role of minorities in comics both on the page and off, and they launched (through DC Comics) a line of superheroes that included "Static," "Icon" and Xombi" – all of which McDuffie had a hand in creating.

If you've seen an episode of Justice League or Ben 10, you've seen his work. He was a brilliant writer.

Maddy from When Fangirls Attack has a comprehensive list of links about McDuffie's passing. Check it out.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Demon Hunter Kain: More Concept Art

Here’s some more Demon Hunter Kain concept art.

Feeling Sketchy Pt. 13 - Cintiq Sketches 01

Since I got my Cintiq 12WX I haven’t posted any art, until now. Here are some images produced with the Cintiq.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Athletic Body Types

Comic artist Nina Matsumoto put up a series of photos by Howard Schartz and Beverly Ornstein titled “The Athlete” on her blog. It's great reference and very interesting to see the large variations of body types between the different athletes. Very handy and I highly recommend taking a look.

Sequential Salon Meeting Feb. 12th Saturday

See ya there!