Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Who's Writing Deadpool? Oh yeah, ME!

I've been very excited to share this. I wrote an issue of Deadpool Team-Up and the art is being handled by my good friend and all around amazing cartoonist Ramon Perez.  It's nothing but fun and I can't wait for you all to grab it in March.

Here's the info

Written by Skottie Young
Penciled by Ramon Perez
Cover by Skottie Young
Variant Cover by Skottie young
The country is in the middle of an economic meltdown and everyone is feeling the burn, especially your favorite Merc with a Mouth. Deadpool realizes that there's no government bailout for super-powered mercenaries and when clients stop paying up, he's forced to do the unthinkable... Look for a job. Luckily, Galactus has a position open in the Herald department. Don’t miss the face-melting final issue of the series that shook the comic book world to it’s very core.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Best Part of Waking Up

It's very easy to get lost in all the negative blah blah that goes on around the net and in the world of comics and entertainment. You know, "This books sucks" "This book is GOING to suck" "Company A are just a bunch of Greedy F's and Company B is ruining my childhood" "This press release is so dumb" "Artist X is no good" blah blah blah. You've seen it, I've seen it.  If you're not careful, it's easy to get sucked in and fight the battles that will never find a winner.

One of the things that keep me on a constant positive high is the daily art rush I get from checking my Google Reader Blog Subscriptions.  Every time I find a new artists blog, I copy the address and drop it into my subscription list.  Over the last few years, I've compiled a list of 350+ blogs and it's growing every day. When I get into the office each morning, the first stop I make is Google Reader and I usually have bout 50 updates. That's at LEAST 50 pieces of art that kick starts my day and keeps me in a great mood.  It inspires me to no end.

So, I added each blog (one at a time) to this bundle here for you all to be able to see all the feeds I follow. Hopefully you'll get as much joy as I do.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winter out the Window

Illinois has been getting hammered with snow this year. We to over a foot on our first snow of the year and every few days it falls a bit more. So I got inspired to sketch what I see outside my studio window.

This piece is just done in photoshop with straight color. No underdrawing or sketch. I just felt like layering things like you would with paint and just use value to create depth. It's  a challenge but also fun when you can pull off and a decent composition.  A very fun little exercise.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

A few spaces open on my Commission list

The title says it all. I'm only a few pieces away from finally being done with all the commissions on my list. So I'm adding just a few to the list in case some of you want a little something fun for Christmas.

Check my commissions page for details.