Monthly Archives: December 2010
For several years, this hero has graced my holiday cards. I call him the Candy Man. Now he has returned! What’s his origin you might ask? Well, after his home planet was destroyed, he was sent to earth in a rocket and landed in small town in Kansa….wait, that’s not right. He doesn’t have an origin. But he’s fun to draw. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
This week marks the three year anniversary of the Night Owl’s launch on DC Comic’s groundbreaking, innovative and sorely missed webcomics imprint Zuda Comics! Since then it’s gone on to rack up three Harvey Award nominations, one LuLu Award nomination, a print collection and a host of glowing reviews!
To celebrate The Comic Social Club has a whole weekend planned of fan art and rarely seen Night Owls history! See, although its only been three years since the Night Owls launched on Zuda, it’s actually been around alot longer.
A few years before that, I’d been developing the concept for a comics class at the SVA (Nathan Schrieber, creator of the Eisner Award nominated Xeric winning Power Out, was also in that class with me). As the final assignment, I completed a 12 page comic story. Later, for my first ever 24 hour comic challenge I put together a 24 page Night Owls yarn (just pencils, no inks) where they go up against a mysterious vigilante.
Few people have ever beheld these ancient treasures.
UNTIL NOW. Behold the story that started it all. The 12 page tale called “Banished”.
Mike Zagari suggested I do this as a joke. TAKE THAT, ZAGARI!!!
Thanks to Bobby for coloring it!
To say I am a huge fan of Art Nouveau would be a lie. I am, however, a huge fan of Alphonse Mucha, and his work redefined Art Nouveau and brought an unseen level of discipline to that generation of art. I remember years ago trying to break into an exhibit of his work in Brussels because I arrived too late to actually get in. Anyway, in honor of work like his I made my first attempt at a Mucha-inspired piece. It is no comparison to the truly brilliant work of Mucha, but my vain attempt at making my work look better by using his ideas.