Here is a look at some of my Artist Proofs from the Marvel Bronze Age set from Marvel Comics and Rittenhouse Archives. On the Shanna the She-Devil one I thought I post what the rough pencils and ink s looked like before I colored it. It's only one not sold yet. It's $60 shipped. I have a few pre blanks if you're interested.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Looking back, I think my work has improved since last year and hopefully I can say the same a year from now.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
You might remember a couple of months back I did a post offering my services doing commissions if people wanted to get artwork done for Christmas. Well, it was an amazing success, I got a ton of work. I was so shocked and pleased. It was a lot of work for a several weeks but I got them all done. Here is a look all the stuff I did. Thanks again to everyone who purchased art from me, I really appreciate it.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Here is a look at my return cards for the Marvel Comics and Upper Deck set Marvel Premier. As of now, they're all sold except for Venom. $60 shipped. Drop me a line if you;re interested in it ... contact AT calslayton DOT com.
Monday, January 07, 2013
Since I read a lot of comic collections and art books, every 10 of those types of books I allow myself to count one book to my list because it wouldn’t be fair to Heather, who like an adult, only reads novels and grown-up type tomes.
This year I read 21 “actual” books (prose, novels, whatever) and 21 comic type books. So, my count comes to 23. Success I say. Even without the comics I made my goal. There are already books stacked up in our bedroom ready to be read in the 2013 challenge.
Here are all the books I read this year:
- Rickles’ Book: A Memoir by Don Rickles with David Ritz (I love Rickles. This was a funny book that I felt could have had a lot more in it. Quick read.)
- The Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo, Vol. 2 edited by Alex Chun and Jacob Covey (Great collection of vintage DeCarlos. He always makes it look easy.)
- The Confession by John Grisham (As I’ve said before, I’m not above reading the “vacation” or “airplane” book. His books are always quick and entertaining.)
- The Lion by Nelson DeMille (Like Grisham he usually delivers. Even though I gave up on “Up Country”)
- The Walking Dead Vols 15 and 16 by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard (So, so good. I have Vol. 17, can’t wait)
- Blaze by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman) (I really liked it, fast read)
- Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 2 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley (Awesome art, awesome story. Really need to get Vol. 3 soon)
- Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King (Four pretty dark stories)
- Bossypants by Tina Fey (Fun-nah. Had David Sedaris feel at time. Several literal LOLs)
- X-Men: From the Ashes by Chis Claremont and Various Artists. (This was a re-read for me of some classic comics)
- Wolverine and Jubilee: Curse of the Mutants by Kathyrn Immonen and Phil Noto (Bought this for the Noto art alone)
- The Celebrated Cases of Dick Tracy, 1931-1951 by Chester Gould (Beautiful art with mostly wacky stories.)
- The Hammer Story by Marcus Hearn and Alan Barnes (Cool look inside an innovative movie studio)
- Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson (One of my favorites of the year. Like World War Z but with robots)
- Tank Girl 1 by Alan C Martin and Jamie Hewlett (Bought mostly for Hewlett’s art. I wish the movie had been better)
- Duma Key by Stephen King (I really liked this one)
- They Call Me Baba Booey by Gary Dell’abate (Awesome book for Stern fans)
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (I believed the hype and it was right. Ready for the next one)
- Battle For The Planet of The Apes by David Gerrold (You could read this in a day. Mainly for POTA fans.)
- Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald (Was always curious to read this, differs from the movie a lot)
- Harley Quinn: Preludes and Knock Knock Jokes by Karl Kesel and Terry Dodson (Bought it mainly for the art, but the story was good too.)
- Dexter is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay (Another great Dexter book.)
- Chew Vol. 3 by John Layman and Rob Guillory (Always a good time)
- Just After Sunset by Stephen King (Good collection of short stories)
- The Overlook by Michael Connelly (Quick, entertaining LA crime novel)
- Escape From New York by Mike McQuay (The movie was a big player with me as a kid. The book was a great addition, goes into how Snake got incarcerated.)
- Challengers of the Unknown Vol. 1 by David Wood, Jack Kirby and Ed Herron (Great art, fun but dated stories)
- Rough Treatment by John Harvey (British crime book I picked up for a buck. I liked it. Might have to read some of his others)
- The Batman Vault by Matthew Manning and Robert Greenberger (Very cool book, just like ....)
- The Marvel Vault by Roy Thomas and Peter Sanderson
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson ( A little disappointed with this one because, spoiler alert, Lisbeth spends most of the time in the hospital. These books are better when she’s up and doing stuff.)
- GI Joe Volumes 1, 3-8 by Larry Hama and Others (Old Joe stuff can be hit and miss on the art front, but the stories are always fun)
- Mighty Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho (Mainly bought this for the Cho art, which was awesome. The story was decent.)
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (This was my favorite book of the year. If you like geeky stuff, especially 80s-based geeky stuff, this is a must read)