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
One of the real joys of this blog is that the girls and I have met some people we really like. One of them is up and coming artist, Jordan Gibson http://twitter.com/#!/superbatgibson).
After seeing his work on Project: Rooftop, we drew Red Robin with Jordan a few months ago. He has an incredible style that’s modern, while recalling the simple joy and color of the classic age of comics. Bright times ahead for him.
Grace and I were thrilled to meet Jordan at HeroesCon last week. He shared a booth with another of our favorites, Dean Trippe. Jordan drew the incredible Hawkeye and Mockingbird below for Grace … and it turned out to be his first con comission ever. We were honored! So we drew Mockingbird, too.
Dean Trippe has been a tremendous friend to us at 5 Minute Marvels. He is an incredible artist and a creator who sees the best in comics — the most wonderous, magical potential in comics. Potential that can reach the kid in all of us. I only wish the powers that be would realize what he could do for them.
Case in point … Lois Lane, Girl Reporter, a pitch Dean made to DC comics to bring the adventures of a teen Lois, Clark and Bruce to young adults. To read more about it, go here.