I’m so excited to be a part of the Kids Read Comics! festival this weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan! I’ll be taking part in a couple of drawing events, conducting a workshop at 826 Ann Arbor, and meeting fans and signing copies of Giants Beware! at the Artist Alley.
Here’s a link listing all the events. There’s great stuff going on Friday through Sunday:
Hope to see you there!
Dave Roman’s Astronaut Academy:Re-Entry is out today!
The Comics Are Great site is hosting a series of contests and giveaways to celebrate its release: http://comicsaregreat.com/aaday
One of the prizes is an original sketch of Claudette and the gang by Rafael:
So what are you waiting for? Go get the book, join the celebration!
We’re honored and delighted to be the featured book and authors (along with Matthew Cordell) for this month’s Sharp-Schu Book Club meeting on Twitter. Librarians extraordinaire John Schumacher and Colby Sharp host this monthly virtual gathering where librarians and fans get to interact with authors in real time. It’s a really cool thing!
The meeting takes place May 21st, starting at 7:00 pm, CST time. For details on how to participate visit the Watch. Connect.Read blog :
Hope to see you there!
That’s right, our baby is one year old today! It’s been an amazing year. We’ve made some new friends, met a lot of fans, learned a lot. And it’s been very gratifying to see children love our characters as much as we do, if not more!
The great John Schumaker, a champion of children’s literature and graphic novels has posted an interview with us on his Watch.Connect.Read blog to help us celebrate the anniversary.
He’s also doing a book giveaway!
Here’s a little something I found the other day: what might be the very first drawing of what would become our tempestuous redhead. I’m guessing it goes back to the mid-nineties.
Now let’s go have some birthday cake!
We’re hard at work on the sequel to Giants Beware! (tentatively titled Belly Of The Beast), and wanted to share a few studies and designs for some new characters.
These seven lovelorn princes show up in Mon Petit Pierre to court Marie. Marie has no interest in them, of course, but her mom has different plans for her.
The kids make a human staircase for Claudette and Valiant.
The final designs for the book will be a bit simpler and probably less scary. I’ll post more designs soon, including Azra the dragon and her offspring!
Here’s a screen capture of my inking process on Giants Beware! Done with Photoshop on a Wacom Cintiq. The original clip is about 17 minutes long, sped up to under 4 minutes.