Saturday, September 25, 2010

I'm teaching a comics class at the Pratt Institute!

Hey! Live in the NYC area, and got a hankering to spend your Sundays learning how to make comics with yours truly? As part of the Pratt Institute's Center for Continuing and Professional Studies I am teaching an eleven week comics course (for real college credit) for high school sophomores and up. registration is due very soon, so don't delay. I'll see you there!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Trying out Hair, Brushes

These are a few drawings of Persephone that were hanging around my drawing table. Me trying out different hairstyles for her, while breaking in some new pen nibs and brushes.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Hades Page: Meanwhile, Back on Earth...

New page from Olympians Book 4, Hades: The Wealthy One. Demeter's daughter has been abducted, and now Demeter's sad. Bad news for everything that grows.

A lot of time I show off a high drama or action page on this blog, but I really liked the atmosphere of this page. Hope you do too.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Found Art-- Alternate Athena Cover Designs

I was poking around my studio computer yesterday and found these sketches for the cover to Olympians Book 2, Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess that I simply did not recall drawing. I suppose I self-rejected them pretty early on in the cover design process. I decided I'd share them with you, my adoring public. So what do you think? Anything you like here? Did I make the right decision?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

No horses were harmed in the drawing of this picture

Hey, it's another page from the upcoming Olympians Book 4, Hades: The Wealthy One!

You know what's hard to draw? A team of four horses falling down a giant crack in the Earth. Try finding some reference for that.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Progress Report Hades: Finished Page

I'm about a third of the way done with the finished black and white art for Olympians Book 4, Hades the Wealthy One as I write this. For your viewing pleasure I've posted the page wherein the Wealthy One himself makes off with poor unsuspecting Kore (Persephone), picking flowers in a field.

For those interested you can check out the pencil sketches and thumbnails for this same page by clicking the provided links. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Guest Artist Gallery: Kat Roberts

It's that time again, for another installment of the Guest Artist Gallery of the Gods. Up to bat this week: Kat Roberts, and her wonderfully whimsical (yet seriously kick-butt)depiction of the Goddess of the Harvest, Demeter!

Here's what the talented Ms. Roberts has to say about her choice:

"I think this is the second or third time I've drawn Demeter in the past few years, and each time it comes out like some kind of nutritional propaganda. Weirdly, there always seem to be doughnuts involved. Probably because of their deliciousness." And look! She even gave Demeter her golden blade! Awesome.

The divine Kat Roberts divides her time between working in the fashion industry and creating comix. She teaches accessories courses at FIT and 3rd Ward, and has recently launched her own accessories company, Whitehaus. Her partially autobiographic, partially whoa-that-crazy comic "Fever Dream" can be seen at and her upcoming contribution for "Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies" will be out in December.

In addition to her fashion and comics work, Kat runs the blog "I See Heads People", capturing the hidden faces that surround us in everyday life. Here's a favorite of mine:

Ms. Roberts has seen "Purple Rain" more times than any other two people combined on the whole planet, with the possible exception of her daughter. Kat is also without a doubt the most stylish member of Studio XOXO/ Hypothetical Island, which is faint praise to say the least. Zing!

Can you draw, paint, operate a camera, sculpt, etc.? Have a desire to capture the essence of your favorite figure from Greek myth and see it pictured here on this site? Send me a scan of your work, a few words about yourself and the piece, and I'll put it up!