Butterfly for Dean Trippe!

Tonight was a lot of fun. We drew Butterfly for our pal, Dean Trippe, who had a birthday over the weekend. Dean is a terrific guy and a fun, imaginative artist we gush about constantly here. We’re not ashamed. We’re “Trippers”! Yeah, that’s right … it’ll catch on.

My¬†favorite thing Dean’s done lately is a one-page story on Warren Ellis’ blog which, in just three panels, says everything I feel about the current state of DC and comics in general. Brilliant. See it here: http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=13285

Saving Grace & Cate-Tastrophe by Ivan Camelo!

Coolest. Post. Ever. We got an awesome surprise tonight — a drawing of Grace and Cate in their superhero identitiesm, Saving Grace & Cate-tastrophe. Incredible art all the way from Bogota, Columbia.

A few weeks ago, we drew Ivan’s Pirate Girl after seeing his work featured on Comics Alliance. He is an incredibly nice guy with a distinctive style. I implore you … share this link and visit his DeviantArt gallery now: http://vancamelot.deviantart.com/

DC and Marvel, wise up and get this guy to do some merchandise for you, like right now!

Esteban! with Polly Guo

Just a few weeks ago, Grace and I sketched some fun pictures of Thor inspired by artist Polly Guo. You can see them here.

Then, Polly surprised us with an original sketch of her original character, the inestimable ESTEBAN! He’s fun, inventive and reminds me of Groucho Marx … which is always welcome.

Read Polly’s Esteban strip here!

 

 

 

Chapel Smith with Emma T. Capps!

This is a special one. About six months ago, we learned about the amazing Emma T. Capps from our buddy Tara Abbamondi. Emma is an award-winning artist and storyteller. She has distinctive style, a signature character, a line of greeting cards, robust Webcomic and the respect of the industry. Oh, she also just happens to be a teenager. Amazing and inspirational. (P.S. She also manages to be a first-class Doctor Who fan, too.) You can see a cool time-lapse of Emma at work here: http://www.thechapelchronicles.com/about.php

Emma graciously agreed to sketch her character, Chapel Smith, and Chapel’s pet hedgehog with Grace and me. It was an honor.

We expect to see great things from Ms. Capps for many years to come and hope to meet her in person some day!

And, now a word from Emma!

My Sister the Freak & Red’s Planet

I am sorry to say that this¬†sketch has been on the shelf for a while. Grace and I worked on it earlier in the year … and its some of her best work … but, for some reason, it didn’t make it onto the blog.

This is our take on characters from two incredible webcomics:

– Mary from Dani Jones’ “My Sister the Freak”
– Red from Eddie Pittman’s “Red’s Planet”

These are really fun, creative comics and I encourage you to check them out today!

And, now a word from Eddie!