Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Roche in the Dungeon

Transformers artist/writer/fanboy Nick Roche also happens to be an excellent caricaturist. When I asked him to work his magic for our D&D mascot, he quickly responded with the above art.

I thought he nailed the fun, whimsical image I was looking for. Then fantabulous colorist Josh Perez gave it the hues to really bring it to life, as seen below.

Monday, May 24, 2010

IDW Takes Flight With the Eagles

The voting for the Eagles Awards is now open. Everyone is eligible, so please go and vote!

When casting your votes, please remember these IDW creators and books:

Favourite Writer
Tony Lee

Favourite Writer/Artist
Darwyn Cooke

Favourite Artist: Fully-Painted Artwork
Ben Templesmith

Favourite Colourist
Ben Templesmith

Favourite Letterer
Richard Starkings

Favourite Publisher

Favourite American Colour Comicbook
Doctor Who

Favourite New Comicbook
Doctor Who

Favourite Single Story Published During 2009
Doctor Who: The Time Machination
Doctor Who: Black Death White Life

Favourite Continued Story Published During 2009
Doctor Who: The Forgotten

Favourite Cover Published During 2009
Doctor Who: The Forgotten #6

Favourite Original Graphic Novel Published During 2009
Parker: The Hunter

Favourite Reprint Compilation
Doctor Who: The Forgotten

Favourite Comics-Related Book
The Insider's Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novel - Andy Schmidt

Roll of Honour
Peter David

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

D&D Comics in the Spotlight

I've been interviewed by Bart Carroll, editor of DungeonsandDragons.com, discussing our new line of comics. Of special note, we've revealed the creative team for the ongoing series: writer John Rogers and artist Andrea Di Vito! Above is one of the covers for the #0 issue, this one by Paul Renaud.

See the full interview here.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Facepalm Prime

I've been waiting to use this image since way back in September, when artist Casey Coller turned in the Transformers: Ironhide page with this panel (#1 is in stores today!). I suspect that it will become commonplace on message boards, and sometimes at my expense. But if you can't laugh at yourself, yadda yadda.

And without further ado:

Even millions of years ago, Optimus Prime on the cutting edge of facepalm technology.

Art by Casey Coller
Colors by Joana Lafuente


The early returns are in on the first issue, and Ironhide is winning by a landslide:

TFormers (10 out of 10)

Panels on Pages (5 out of 5)


Monday, May 10, 2010

R.I.P. Frank Frazetta

Today, word that Frank Frazetta had passed away spread like wildfire. It's a testament to the legendary artist's influence, not only on other artists, but on generations of people that knew his work through paperbacks, movie posters, and comic strips.

Mere words can't sum up the man's life or bring meaning to the loss. So, I'll just leave you with one of my favorite Frazetta covers.