Friday, August 15, 2008
The last bit I wanted to share was a limited print (#94/100) featuring the characters from the Teen Titans Go! animated series and comic books. Todd graciously signed it for me, and I now have it framed and hanging on my wall. Thanks again, Todd!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I met Todd for the second time at this year's SDCC, and I didn't know if he'd be willing to sketch a ninja turtle. Most of his work has focused on superheroes. Much to my amazement, it turned out that Todd was a huge fan of the TMNT prior to the cartoon hitting the airwaves. He told me that he drew them in his notebooks so often in high school, that when the cartoon show became a hit, his friends thought that he created the turtles! He seemed really excited to draw a ninja turtle again, and he said that he couldn't remember the last time someone requested one. I asked him to draw his favorite turtle, and Todd cranked out this incredible Leo sketch:
Todd is a very nice guy, easy to approach and talk to. If you see him sitting in artist's alley at any comic con, make sure to go and pay him a visit! Aside from Wildguard, Todd's most recent work includes runs on Young Justice, Teen Titans Go!, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, and American Dream. Please visit the links below to see more of his amazing artwork:
WildGuard: The Art of Todd Nauck
Todd on deviantArt
Coming up Next: Leo by LeSean Thomas
Coming up Soon: Kevin Eastman & Simon Bisley
Coming up Later: Leo & Usagi by Stan Sakai
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sorry for the quality of the pic, but it was taken using a co-worker's cellphone. We had a Cubee Craft day in the office during an especially slow Friday lunch break. I made Leo, of course, who now sits next to my monitor at work. If you want to try creating some Cubee Craft characters, check out the official website:
The TMNT are at the bottom of the page, just scroll down. There are a lot of other cool characters available (Duck Hunt Dog is one of my other favorites), so if you have a pair of scissors and some spare time, go for it! It can be surprisingly relaxing.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
It was a real pleasure to get to meet Dario, and I'm hoping he'll be returning to SDCC next year.
The very talented Dario Brizuela is currently working on DC's Superfriends and IDW's Transformers Animated. To see more of his art, please check out his official blog.
Coming Up Next: Leo by Todd Nauck
Coming Up Soon: Leo by LeSean Thomas
Coming Up Later: Kevin Eastman & Simon Bisley
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
David Petersen is such a talented artist and writer. The Eisner-award winning Mouse Guard is drawn, written, and even colored all by himself. If you're interested in learning more about David and his work, please check out the following links:
Coming Up Soon: Leo by Todd Nauck
Coming Up Later: Leo by LeSean Thomas
Saturday, August 2, 2008
I was a part of the Leonardo group, and I was thrilled to get Kevin Eastman to sign my B&W set. I also received a TMNT postcard signed by Peter Laird. The Mousers exclusive three pack was also available during the con, but I decided to pass on that. I want to wait for the moveable mousers that NECA promised would be released later on.