Comic Stuffs for Joe Quinones & Maris Wicks

It’s hard to believe it, but this time next week, we’ll have enjoyed the first day of HeroesCon. (Okay … we’re really excited.)

Two folks we’re really looking forward to seeing are Joe Quinones and Maris Wicks. Apart, they’re awesome. Together? It’s hard to imagine that must amazing working in one studio at the same time. The girls and I had fun rummaging around their blogs for inspiration … and you should, too.

And, now a word from Joe!

Lady Liberty with Friends!

So, a group of our buddies from Project: Rooftop – Dean Trippe, Ming Doyle, Joel Carroll, Joe Quinones & Maris Wicks – did something pretty cool at HeroesCon … redesigning the classic Lady Liberty as a superhero to raise money for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Now, the art is available at eBay with proceeds going to CBLDF. Click here to read more about it and get links to the art auctions!

Grace and I decided to join in … and we both had the idea to go hip hop. I think hers has a real KE$HA vibe. Mine, sadly, looks like what a mid-30s dude’s idea is of hip hop attire. (Pssst! Don’t use the word “attire, dude.”)

Harley Quinn!

Grace and I have been working on anatomy for a while now, so we decided to work on facial expressions. Artist Joe Quinones has an amazing way of capturing a wealth of emotion in his characters’ faces.

On his Web site, he takes pains to demonstrate how he uses photography of himself and his friends, including artist Maris Wicks, to guide his work. Joe’s work provides great inspiration if you’re working in the art of faces.

If you haven’t seen Joe’s work for Marvel and DC (Notably his Green Lantern strips for Wednesday’s Comics), swing on over to his “interweb blog” and get great insight into how he works.