This week's sketch theme is....

Saturday, August 27, 2011

WIN this original page from "Spider Island: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1"

Dallas-area tracer inker, heart-throb and all-around fresh dude Joltin' John Lucas (Conan: Road of Kings, Uncanny X-force) is offering up a page of the original artwork from Spider Island: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1 (which comes out this Wednesday, August 31st) as part of his contest on Twitter
You could TOTALLY win this page!!!!
"Spider Island: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1 comes out 8/31 and your's truly is the ink-slinger on the book." John let slide on Facebook... "So, in an attempt to get as many suckers, er, people to buy it as possible, I'm having a drawing. If you tweet me a picture of you holding your copy of the book, you will have a chance to win, free of charge and shipping, a page of artwork from that issue.
Tweet me here @himwhatjolts 
I'll make my completely random choice the following Sunday [September 4th]... Am I generous, or what?!"
Yes, John.
Yes you are...


This week's Sketch theme...

In honor of the fact that local tracer inker John Lucas is working on one of the Spider Island books (where people all over Manhattan end up with Spider-man's powers), The Sketch theme this week (and until I get tired of it) is Spider Island-DFW (I know, DFW isn't an island... it's just a sketch topic, jeez...). So the idea is to draw DFW-based Spider-man art... c'mon, it'll be fun! Well, it will for me. I looooove Spidey (even though I'm not reading his books right now). I posted this old pic of a Spidey convention sketch I did long ago just so this post would have a picture, but I'll submit a REAL Spider-Island DFW piece later in the week!
So anyways, if you need ideas, learn what the Spider-Island thing is about on Marvel's website, then just pretend it's in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, etc and draw something sweet!
Fans can also submit pieces on Twitter, just use the hashtag #metrosketchual and I'll repost 'em here!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Drive Down to Austin Labor Day weekend and get some COMICS!

Here's a cool ad for one of my favorite shops, Austin Books. The ad is by the one and only Yehudi Mercado, author of the sweet graphic novel series Buffalo Speedway.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Check out some Sci-fi goodness: Peacekeeper by Erik Reeves

If you're not familiar with his work, Erik Reeves is an example of a largely unknown cartoonist whose stock is rising in the comics world. Besides being a go-to guy in the design world, Erik is carving out a niche in the Dallas comics scene with his self-published sci-fi-action comic, Peacekeeper: Old World Order. I snatched the preview below from the jaws of Indyplanet, where the first issue is on sale now.