Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Recent Sketches

Hey, everybody. Here are some recent sketches I just scanned:

Click here to see 4 more pages worth, or here to see all the stuff on my sketch blog. Want an assignment? Color one o' these ... or clean it up and ink it and color it ... and post it here. I'll be interested to see what you do with it.

new B&W cover from Nolen

There's a new Black and White cover by B'ham artist (and friend of ours) Nolen Otts:

Beautiful, Nolen!

Nabbed Another'n!

I've added another new SHC to our list of what I call "cartoony fine artists." Check out John Lytle Wilson's SHC page HERE.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Salty 'Ham Slam 5 - planning stage

Howdy, all you Bible Belt-based pencil pushers.

I've scheduled the next slam for Tuesday, December 8th. It's not at the J this time, but at B'ham's hip and snappy Highland Ave. Restaurant, Rojo! 7:30 pm until whenever. So mark your calendars now!

Cartooneestas can get supper or have some drinks there, if they like. My plan for this slam is that it's gonna be a great big comic jam night. More info HERE.

So far, at these get-togethers, we've welcomed the following talented cartooneestas: Christopher Davis, Brian Ratigan, Russell Quick, Shaun "The Weezel" Burnett, Chris Fason, Garth Potts, Stephen Smith, Hal Jones, Kirk Creel, Pat Snow, Tim Rocks, Ed Abernathy, Chris Rosko, Sam McDavid, Jamison Harper, Heath McPherson, James Hislope, Frank Cummings, Tim Spinosi, and me, Chris Garrison. And special guest Nolen Otts. And strange visitor Paul Godbey.

So if you'd like to meet any of them at the next Salty 'Ham Slam (or any other SHC members who we haven't seen yet), email them and invite them to attend on December 8th.

So who's coming?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

John Lytle Wilson opening

There's an art opening at Rojo tonight (Nov. 5, 2009), from 6-10. Stuff by John Lytle Wilson, the guy who did this:

I'm planning to drop by; maybe I'll see you there!

Recent Roundup

What's up, y'all?

I've just gone and collected a bunch of beautiful, recent work from some of the blogs and deviantART pages of our fellow SHC's. (You guys should come and post stuff here more often yourselves, just to keep the blog alive.)

All these pieces have been put up in the past few weeks. If anybody has posted something else that they wish I'd included, let me know.

First, some Halloween stuff. A great jack o'lantern by Howard Cruse --

The latest Jenn & Bueno piece, by Andrew Willmore --

Jonathan Hooks
has put up a bunch of stuff on his blog, lately. Here are a couple of cool, creepy pieces --

Very cool Steampunk Abe Lincoln, by Heath McPherson (from an idea by Jonathan Hooks) --

This marks Heath's return to his blog, after a long hiatus. Heath, we'd love to see more!

Collaboration between James Hislope and Tim Spinosi. I'm guessing James drew the guy, and Tim did the colored pencil work. Is that right, guys?