Saturday, December 31, 2011

So Long, 2011!

2011, I hardly knew ye. This year went by blindingly quick but it was memorable none the less. 2011 saw the announcement of my upcoming work with Nate Cosby, Buddy Cops, set to hit the shelves in February with Dark Horse Presents #9. Just a few weeks ago the Jim Henson's The Storyteller anthology from Archaia was released, which included a story written by Paul Tobin and drawn by myself. And of course, at the end of July my wife and I were blessed with the birth of our daughter! The last five months have certainly flown by.

Above is a compilation of some of my favorites from the last year. I appreciate all of you who keep coming back and leaving such kind words. I look forward to sharing more with you in the year to come. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Flash and Substance

I thought I’d try my hand at Flash’s new duds. I only have that much more respect for Francis Manapul now because figuring out all those seams is quite the undertaking.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

BAH HUMBUG

What's this world coming to, Cratchit? You work all your life to get money... then people want you to give it away.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Star Spangled Man!

I've got that USO song from the movie stuck in my head.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Say, Jim!

I thought I’d try my hand at Superman’s new outfit. This isn’t a slam on the new design at all, but it took me a good while to figure out how exactly all that piping works, and I only got as far down as the belt. Even then I’m not sure I got it all. Either way, I’m not used to working like this so it was a nice stretch.

Statler & Waldorf

That joke is so old, it makes you look young!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Harvey

He said, "What a coincidence. My name happens to be Harvey."

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Let me frank about Frank...

...'cause Frank is the best Frank that's ever happened to me.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Family Portrait

Another recent commission. The request was for either Dream or Death, but the buyer had been waiting a while so I threw in both. To the best of my memory I've only drawn each of them once, and they were both years ago. It's a shame because there are a lot of interesting things about drawing the both of them.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

What If?

Pencils for a recent commission, based on the cover to Fantastic Four #190, in which I was basically asked to draw a bunch of my favorite characters. And Darkseid.

Okay, but how about now?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

BLACK FRIDAY SALE

Just a heads up, I'm having a 50% off Sale over at the shop for Black Friday, today only. I've put a whole bunch of new originals up just this morning. Check it out!

UPDATE: Sale's over, thanks to everybody who stopped by and picked something up!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Atomic Robo

A quick Atomic Robo sketch for today.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Ronin of COMIC TWART

Here's my piece for Usagi Yojimbo week on the Comic Twart. Yojimbo is my second favorite anthropomorphic karate guy, right behind some turtles.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New design/stuff for sale

If you take a second to look around the blog you'll notice that I've changed up a number of things over the last week. At the top under the banner is a row of buttons that will take you to a number of different things, including my tumblr, deviantArt, and store. Speaking of which, I've just uploaded a number of more recent pieces to the store and encourage you to go take a look. I'm hoping to keep scanning and putting up more pieces over the next couple of days, but if there's something you're interested in and don't see feel free to ask me about it. Thanks everybody!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Studies


Thinking out loud. But with drawing.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

They are out there...


If I drew Nate Cosby's Shazam (if I wrote Shazam). This one's been coming for a while.

Like a Rock


More to come.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day

Sgt. Rock for Veteran's Day. Thank you to those who have served our country in the armed forces.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

More Docs




I drew up some more of these for fun over the last couple of weeks. Admittedly, the more I went into comic book territory the less it really looks like me. The Kubert one became more of a study of his work than anything resembling me. Finally there's this one inspired by Mike Holmes, who got me doing these in the first place.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Son of COMIC TWARTT.

This week's theme at the Comic Twart, picked by Mitch Gerads, was Bruce Wayne's boy Damian. Mitch once told me this is all the kid says and ever since every time I draw him I've got him saying "tt."

Friday, October 28, 2011

Marvel Two-In-One!

After the DC Fifty-Too! group's success with remaking the DC Universe it turned it's focus on the Marvel Universe. Above is my entry for one of my favorite series in Marvel's history, Marvel Two-In-One. I say more about my affection for the series, Ben Grimm, Gorilla-Man, and which characters I'd pick in following issues over at the site.

Here's the thumbnail from when I was trying to figure out who exactly I was going team Ben with. The actual size on this is about an inch and a half high. I originally just started drawing a crowd around them, "Doombots in the Savage Land" came later. I knew from the start that GM would use one of Ben's classic lines.Once I decided that it would be Gorilla-Man, I did some sketches of both of them to remind myself how to draw them, and play around with some specific design aspects, mostly small costume details.Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Serve and Protect?

I started drawing the characters from Buddy Cops last night for fun and this is what I ended up with. I had intended to do this as a rough and then draw everything traditionally but I put so much time into it digitally that I just stuck with it. Still no word on when the first story will show up in Dark Horse Presents, but I'll be sure to make it known when I find out.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mary Blair'd

Here's a Mary Marvel I drew on Friday, which would have been Mary Blair's 100th birthday, and I just got a chance to throw some color on it.

Monday, October 17, 2011

ROAR

Good ol' Spoozy McGasbag.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Portrait of a Doc


The other night, inspired by the great Mike Holmes, I sketched some self-portraits in different styles. In case you can't read it, from top to bottom is me in the styles of Hergé, E.C. Segar, Charles Schulz, and C.C. Beck. It's a fun little exercise.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Happy BirthJay P. Fosgitt


It's my buddy Jay Fosgitt's birthday, so here's some Spectacular Spider-Ham. Have a good one, Jay!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Impromptu Half-Off Sale

Things are piling up in the office, so for today I'm going to run a 50% SALE (plus shipping) on the blog sketches, all of which can be found here. The price listed is the pre-sale price. If you're interested e-mail me at evantshaner@gmail.com.

UPDATE: Sale's over, huge thanks to all of you who wrote me and bought something!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Vengeance

Another edition of Nate Cosby says things, and then I draw them. This is how it works.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Sprock

A recent commission of Mon-El and Shadow Lass, two members of the Legion of Superheroes, a group I'm largely unfamiliar with but would like to know more about.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

O Captain, Future Captain

As we get back into our regular rotation, the theme at ye olde Comic Twart this past week was Bucky Barnes, as picked by Mitch Breitweiser. Instead of the usual preview clip, I've posted the whole thing here. I've certainly come around to this character since Brubaker and Epting brought him back as the Winter Soldier a few years ago and his recent resurgence as a mainstay.

The background image is a Jack Kirby Captain America page I found, cleaned up, and colored. I've posted that below. I should note that this is not at all how I would normally color it, this was done completely with design in mind and trying to emphasize Bucky.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Holy Flying Grayson!


Recent commission of the original Robin, Dick Grayson.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Power of SHAZAM!

The Comic Twart has returned! Like our Marvel What-If? theme, a bunch of us chose a DC book and ran wild. Of course, I went with The Power of Shazam!, treating it like a follow-up to my mock cover for DC Fifty-Too! You can read more at the Twart, and make sure to check out the rest of the guys' great work.

I've been posting clips here and there as I working on it, but below you can see some of the process for this one. Here are the pencils:

The inks:
This is the button in the upper right corner featuring Mary Marvel:
And here's the one featuring Freddy that I ended up not going with:Both of which include references to Mystery Science Theater 3000.

As always, thanks for looking!