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destroycomics:

destroycomics:

The Rise of Aurora West Fanart Contest and Give-away!

After the success of The Battling Boy Magical T-Shirt Contest First Second and I organized for the release of Paul Pope’s Battling Boy this past October, we’re teaming again to announce The Rise of Aurora West Fanart Contest and Give-Away! Paul Pope’s friend and talented cartoonist David Mack will help judge the contest again!

In the next few months, comics has a few exciting rebrandings of established heroes starring female leads with Spider-Gwen and Batgirl, but First Second is offering up an original kid superhero in The Rise of Aurora West from the brushes of Paul Pope and David Rubin .

The Rise of Aurora West is the first in two prequel books to Battling Boy written by Paul Pope and JT Petty and drawn by the amazing David Rubin (Beowulf)! The prequel centers on Aurora West and how her relationship with her father and her past develop her into the character we see her as in the Battling Boy book.

Fanart Guidelines: Simply draw Aurora West. You can play with her design as you see fit. You can do straight-forward illustrations, comic strips, anything you want so long as Aurora West is the subject. Tag your piece #RiseAuroraWest. Winners will recieve a signed copy of The Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope!

Giveaways! We’ll be randomly giving away several galleys of The Rise of Aurora West for the first two weeks of the contest based on who likes and reblogs this post. After those two weeks are up, the next two weeks will feature the same process, but the random few will win copies of the final book! You don’t have to follow this blog, but I recommend you do!

If you wish to buy a signed and skip the contest/give-away, Paul Pope is signing copies to be sent out from Word in New York.

Dates:

Aug. 26th to Sept. 9th- Galley Give-Away Winners are randomly selected.

Sept. 9th to Sept. 23rd- Book Winners are randomly selected.

Aug. 26th to Sept. 30th-All fanart entries must be submitted and tagged (If you don’t have tumblr email your entry to davezissou@hotmail.com) 

Winners will be selected and announced soon after.

Links: 

Follow Paul Pope: Website | Instagram | Twitter

Follow David Rubin: Website | Twitter

Follow JT Petty: Twitter

Follow First Second: Website | Tumblr | Twitter | Facebook

Contest poster by David Zissou

We all can’t wait to see what you can bring to Aurora West! Go and have fun!

Update for your weekend!

Oooooo… this should be fun!

outofsteparts:

OOSA Digest

Toby Cypress offered $100 Kirby character commissions yesterday to celebrate Jack Kirby’s birthday. I hope you signed up for one. If not, maybe you can catch Toby at SPX in a few weeks and get something.

Alexis Ziritt was featured on ComicsAlliance.com’s Kirby tribute for this Kirby-inspired Mechano Turbo print (which you can buy HERE.)

Paul Maybury has been hard at work on his new book, Valhalla Mad, and hasn’t been posting much, so here’s a MODOK commission he drew a couple of years ago to stay with the Kirby clelebration theme.

Logan Faerber did a Flash Gordon commission for some lucky person.

Ming Doyle reached 10,000 followers on Tumblr and drew an awesome lady to celebrate.

Nathan Fox did the cover artwork for a new book called The Camelot Kids by Ben Zackheim available on amazon

Greg Ruth did the cover for Where the Train Turns on Tor.com. The cover art is all ink and graphite with no Photoshop trickery, btw. Amazing! Read about the process HERE.

Andrew MacLean’s debut graphic novel, ApocalyptiGirl, from Dark Horse was announced this week. Check out some preview pages HERE

Chris Visions did some illustrations for MLS Insider for an article on soccer youth development. 

Liz Suburbia is wrapping up Cyanide Milkshake #6 just in time for SPX in a few weeks. I’ll have some copies at the OOSA booth if you want one. You all are going to be there, right?

Stay tuned, folks. There’s going to be a lot happening in the next few weeks!

mmhawkes:

Today’s art appreciation: Bernie Wrightson’s illustrations of Frankenstein.

These illustrations are absolutely stunning. I don’t know if I have adequately expressed my love of this novel yet (if not, do not doubt that I will do so soon), but Wrightson’s drawings are a perfect compliment to the book. For one thing, they are so very powerful. Look at the one of Frankenstein cradling Elizabeth. Look at the others. Look at the ice. Look at the details of his study. Gorgeous. Beyond that, however - look at the one set in the pouring rain. Where everything is drawn in downward hatching to convey the weather and atmosphere. It is insane.

And, really, that is the big thing to be looking at here. More than even how evocative of the feel of the novel his drawings are (and, really, they very much are so), it is the sheer draughtsmanship of them. The clean, consistent pen lines, the composition, the lighting and value range… THERE IS SO MUCH TO BE LEARNED FROM THIS MAN. Seriously. Take a moment to simply appreciate how well each of them even work as thumbnails. They are brilliantly drawn and executed.

This is true illustration, my friends. Just marvel in the skill it took to make them.

christophersebela:

rferrier:

brothersjames:

THE BROTHERS JAMES #4"The House of the Rising Sun"Story by Ryan Ferrier & Brian LevelArt by Brian LevelScript & Letters by Ryan  FerrierCover by Brian Level
Coming real dang soon to readchallenger.com

Brian Level and I have a new comic coming out incredibly soon. THE BROTHERS JAMES #4—the penultimate issue.
Preview and details coming soon to readchallenger.com

Great book. Great ad. Great dudes. Great everything.

christophersebela:

rferrier:

brothersjames:

THE BROTHERS JAMES #4
"The House of the Rising Sun"
Story by Ryan Ferrier & Brian Level
Art by Brian Level
Script & Letters by Ryan  Ferrier
Cover by Brian Level

Coming real dang soon to readchallenger.com

Brian Level and I have a new comic coming out incredibly soon. THE BROTHERS JAMES #4—the penultimate issue.

Preview and details coming soon to readchallenger.com

Great book. Great ad. Great dudes. Great everything.

ramonperez:

#TBT to that time in 2009 when I was traveling through #Prague, stopped at the Theatre Macabre to watch a marionette performance, and decided it would make a perfect set piece for a #Batman pinup for a show later that month in #Lille, #France. #travel #art #comics #theraidstudio

ramonperez:

#TBT to that time in 2009 when I was traveling through #Prague, stopped at the Theatre Macabre to watch a marionette performance, and decided it would make a perfect set piece for a #Batman pinup for a show later that month in #Lille, #France. #travel #art #comics #theraidstudio