Archive for February, 2011

Emerald City

Hello all!

Emerald City Comic Con, easily the finest mainstream comics convention on the west coast, will be taking place in Seattle March 4th-6th!
I’m going to be attending with my studiomates at Periscope Studio, and we’ll be taking up an entire exhibitor’s island. I’ll have buttons, prints, and minis available for purchase, and I’m also taking requests for convention sketches. With this in mind, I’d like to announce that my sketchlist is wide open, and that I’m taking early requests if anyone is interested! Don’t wait til you get to the con, just comment here, or e-mail me at cattifer(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll put you on the list.

My prices are as follows:

Pencil sketches- $20
Inked sketches- $30
Inked sketches with tones- $35

If you’ve been hoping for a Flaccid Badger sketch, or perhaps a chibi superhero, or anything at all drawn by me, now is your chance!

Hope to see you there!

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02 2011

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Ok, I’m back to where I need to play catch-up again. Bleh. So even though I did this sketch today, I’m going to post it as 050. It’s Janelle Monae, one of the most talented and wonderful people I can think of. This may or may not get worked into my Periscope Sketch Challenge submission. The jury is kind of out on it at the moment. I think I’d like to try something else before I decide. It’s been a weird art day for me.
But in the meantime, enjoy the awesomeness that is Ms. Monae!

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02 2011

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The inevitable follow-up to yesterday’s sketch. Now it’s actually time to pencil.

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02 2011

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I sat down to start penciling my Punisher sample pages today, when I realized I didn’t feel like I had concretely worked out how I want to draw either character. Ron suggested I draw a full-body sketch of both the main characters and settle it that way. So here’s Frank. Are you sick of seeing me draw the same thing over and over yet?

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02 2011

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Don’t ask me what it is. It just… came out of my head and ended up on the page.

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02 2011

Catch up from the weekend

Here are saturday and sunday’s sketches that I skipped in favor of my Valentine’s Day post.

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02 2011

Dude! Is someone eating a banana??

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Some more Periscope fan art. I used to sit next to Ron Randall every day. He’s not usually this indignant, but I do tend to give him a hard time. Often. I kind of think of him as a second dad, as he’s always willing to give advice not just about art, but about life in general. He also likes bananas.
No matter how foolish my question, Ron has always been willing to answer it. I owe a lot of my advancements as an artist to advice Ron has given me over the years!

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02 2011

I was high, but he was the sky

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Yeah, I know I missed 043 and 044, but today is Valentines Day! So I’m skipping right to the good part!

Ron and I have been together for almost a year and a half now, and I can’t imagine life without him. He’s been the best thing about pretty much every part of the last few years. I wouldn’t trade what I have with Ron for anything in the world. I am a much more well-adjusted person because of him, and he’s always supported me, even when I’m being ridiculous or difficult. I always thought I knew what love was, but as it turns out, I had no idea until Ron came along. Is that cheesey? I’m pretty sure it is, but whatever. It’s Valentine’s Day. Let me have my moment.X3

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02 2011

Erika Moen is AWESOME.

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Because she is.

I originally had some other sketch planned to go up as 042 today, but I changed my mind. I was going through my web stats today, and discovered that someone had gone to my website using a search term disparaging one of my favorite studiomates. That made me really damn sad.

Erika Moen is one of the most awesome, talented, kind-hearted, free-minded people I have ever had the pleasure of associating with. Her art encompasses everything from modeling for photographs, to drawing webcomics, to creating fine art inspired by iconography, and a bunch of rad stuff in between! I’m really proud to be a part of the same comics studio as someone so inspiring as Erika.

I did this drawing in the style of some of Erika’s sweet iconographic art. You can see them here.

Also, Erika has a brand new webcomic she’s working on with writer and fellow studiomate, Jeff Parker. It’s called Bucko! If you like dick and fart jokes AND mysteries, you’re going to love it!

Now I want to do fan art for everyone at Periscope!<3

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02 2011

Caught up!

Here are the last of the drawings to catch me up with my 365 blog! If you don’t follow me on Facebook, I should tell you that I’ve been scheming to become relevant here at Periscope. It’s a topic I often discuss with studiomate, Ben Dewey. I mentioned to Ben that I ought to start doing some sample pages so I can work on my storytelling, and maybe hash out a more serious, mainstream voice to add to my arsenal. The next day, I show up to the studio, and there is a section out of a Punisher script sitting on my desk.
I look at Ben and say “Uh…. I don’t really think the Punisher is my style…” And Ben explains to me how that’s the true beauty of it. “You said you were worried about being pigeon-holed, right? Why not step outside your comfort zone and do something you know is going to be a serious challenge for you?”
He is right, and I am gearing up to do two Punisher sample pages. Sadly, the scene is just Nick Fury and Frank Castle sitting in a bar and having a cold, emotionless discussion. But I can challenge myself to make this as interesting to look at as possible nonetheless! It’s gonna be great! F’reals, folks.
Here are some preparatory sketches I’ve been doing, trying to hammer out a style, proportions, etc. Keen viewers may notice where I start taking some cues from the amazing, super talented and friendly Dustin Nguyen. Hopefully he doesn’t mind…

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02 2011