Yesterday’s New York Times warns that spammers have started using URL shorteners. The article quotes a corporate-email expert who takes a dim view of micro-blogging services: “You can’t trust any link on there.”
But that really doesn’t seem to be the case. In a typical week, bit.ly users click…
Kitty Pryde and Lockheed - Baltimore Comic-Con 2011
I love drawing these two. Surprisingly, I hadn’t yet drawn Kitty in her Astonishing X-Men costume, but Lockheed always reminds me of my family’s dog, an Italian Greyhound.
This Wonder Woman piece will be auctioned by the San Antonio, TX chapter of Women Of Wonder Day on October 30, 2011, and proceeds will go to Domestic Violence programs. Previously called Wonder Woman Day, this annual event is now in its 6th year and has expanded to 3 cities. You can email your bids starting Saturday, and bidding rules are listed here.
Wonder Woman - Baltimore Comic-Con 2011
One more Wonder Woman to take you into the weekend. Next week is big!
It’s Wonder Woman week! Our first issue arrives this Wednesday, 9/21, and we’re throwing a special release party at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn on Saturday, 9/24. All of the art for #1 will be framed and displayed at the shop, and we have this limited-edition “battle axe” print that comes with purchase of the book. If you’re in Baltimore, I’ll also be signing at Cards, Comics and Collectibles on 9/28. Get excited!
NYCC 2011 starts tonight, and I’ll be at the VIP hour of The CBLDF Kickoff Party. Please come and support this important organization. As part of their membership drive and fundraising efforts, we’ll be auctioning the original art for this Wonder Woman piece later this month. Please note: this is one of only TWO Wonder Woman pieces of mine on the market at this time. (The other is for Women of Wonder Day, which I’ll show tomorrow.) I’ve been hearing some disturbing reports from other comics pros about difficulties with Canadian customs, but the CBLDF’s current case has huge ramifications for your right to privacy and free speech. From the CBLDF site:
This September, the CBLDF must contribute the first installment of the $150,000 in legal fees needed to defend Brandon X, an American citizen facing a minimum sentence of one year in Canadian prison and registration as a sex offender because Canada Customs alleges that Japanese horror and fantasy comics on Brandon’s laptop are child pornography. His case is important because it raises important precedent questions about the artistic merit of comics and the rights of readers and artists traveling with comics on their electronic devices. The CBLDF needs your help to pay the lawyers defending this case because we seek to establish a precedent that protects comics in Canada and influences courts in the United States.
Let me just underscore something here: they searched his laptop, they found digital comics and declared the material pornographic. I’m not comfortable with any of that, and if you agree, please consider joining the CBLDF.
Here’s a page of unused pencils from Wonder Woman #1. Though it gives us a good shot of the new costume and Diana’s stature, it clearly lacked the drama and presence we needed for the scene so we went with a much tighter closeup. I still like the contrasting body language here.
Go to More Fun Comics & Games in Denton, TX for a chance to win this page of original art!
Come help us celebrate the release of Wonder Woman #1 this Saturday, 9/24 at 8pm at Bergen Street Comics. I’ll be signing copies of the book, beverages will be served, and we will be offering a special limited-edition print to anyone who purchases a copy of the book, starting today. I’m really proud of what we’ve created, and hope you enjoy it, too. Can’t make it to Brooklyn? If you’re in the Baltimore area, I’ll be signing at Cards, Comics, and Collectibles next week on 9/28, so please drop by and say hello.
I will be in Artists Alley, table J1, next to real deal comics peeps like Jared Fletcher, Andy MacDonald, Ivan Brandon, Davide Gianfelice, Ron Wimberly, Julian Lytle, and Sara Pichelli. Swing by and say hello! I’ll have prints and postcards available. I will be working on a few…