Straight Shoot

Recently my pal Aubrey Sitterson unveiled a fun new design I drew to support his cool podcast Straight Shoot. A really fun podcast devoted to pro wrestling. I loved the concept he approached me with and his ideas behind “Death to False Wrestling”. As a long time fan of the last real sport I was more than happy to contribute. You can buy shirts and stickers here. 11935033_453670158148838_5533657116478989146_n

Speaking of shirts. I have a new design over on the merch section of Chux Print. The guys really liked my design called MN Noir and wanted it in the shop. I’d always wanted to get it on a tee so I was happy it worked out. You can purchase them here.

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Also, the new previews are out with comics coming in November. Here’s the cover to issue two of Howling Commandos coming out that month. Story by Frank Barbiere, line art by me with colors by Nick Filardi! Can’t wait for you all to see this series!

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Comix and Tea Time

The 2015 City Pages Comix Issue came out this past week. I yet again had the pleasure of doing the cover to the annual issue. This year’s theme was Summer Camp, so we created a line up of characters that look like they stepped right out of a VHS copy of your favorite 80’s summer camp film. 2015comix_cover2

 

In other news, I am stoked to announce I will be a guest at the London Film and Comic Con in November. It’ll be my first con out of North America. Very excited to be heading overseas this fall. Here’s the info on the show. logo

Great Scott!

it was announced last week during San Diego Comic Con that I will be drawing a short story in the first issue of IDW’s new comic series BACK TO THE FUTURE. Based of the class 1980’s films. The series will tell the furthering adventures of Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and the rest of the characters from Hill Valley. I am so stoked to be a part of this. For many, Star Wars is their holy grail of movie trilogies. For me, it’s always been the Back to the Future films. Here’s my cover to issue one (colored by the awesome Eisner winning Jordie Bellaire) along with some character designs I submitted for the project. Issue one drops in October.

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Last week Ant-Man Annual #1 written by Nick Spencer, colored by Jordan Boyd, and art by myself, was released by Marvel Comics just in time for the Ant-Man movie (Which was AWESOME! Go see it!). With the annual being out, word is spreading that in our story, we introduce a new character to the Marvel Universe, Raz Malhotra. a technician that unwittingly gets wrapped up in Egghead’s (A classic Ant-Man bad guy) plot—but Raz actually has much more importance, at the end of the story it’s revealed the he has been given the costume of Giant-Man. It’s a pretty cool feeling to be able to create an new  identity to a classic Marvel character. if you haven’t gotten the chance to pick it up yet, it’s out in comic shops now.

 

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Here’s my concept sketches and an example of the page featuring Raz. Along with some character studies of Scott Lang and Hank Pym.

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Baby I’m Howling For You!

Pretty much the announcement I’ve been wanting to make since I was a little kid getting my first comic off a rack at WALL DRUG, South Dakota. I am the monthly artist on a Marvel comic book. Not only that but it’s a book featuring the Monsters of the Marvel U! Couldn’t have asked for anything more (OK, maybe an appearance by the Hulk!)

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THE HOWLING COMMANDOS of S.H.I.E.L.D. starts this October. Written by Frank Barbiere, who is the co-creator of the excellent Five Ghosts series from Image, the tagline for the book is, “To fight the monster of the world… we need the monsters of the night”. This rag tag group of creepy misfits band together on missions that even The Avengers aren’t equipped to deal with. Serious this book has been a blast to work on and I really hope you check it out this fall when it comes out just in time for Halloween!

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Big Things Are Afoot!

Been a crazy time since my last post a little over a month ago. Lots to catch up on with this here blog. First off, we sold our house in St. Paul and are awaiting closing on a new place around the Twin Cities. For now we are staying at my very understanding In-Laws house. With all that going on I’ve been off the grid a bit between packing and work. Here’s some fun stuff to catch you up to speed.

 

I did a variant cover to Mark Waid and Peter Krause’s Insufferable #2 from IDW. It came out on June 10th. I had a great time playing off the first appearance of Robin with this one.

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I’m drawing more stuff for Marvel Comics! I am drawing the AntMan Annual written by Nick Spencer, out on July 15th, right as the movie is released. I had a blast drawing this issue. So much stuff in my wheelhouse of classic Marvel Comics in the script I couldn’t stop smiling the entire time I was working on it. Hope you check it out. Cover by Dave Marquez.

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I conducted a couple interviews recently. The first one was this cool article on beer label art over at The Growler.

Charles Awad over at Red Current did a really nice article on my work and balancing family. Was really honored to be featured here.

Finally, a Punisher fan sent this pic of my drawing of Frank Castle from the cover of Punisher #15 done as a birthday cake. Was really crazy to see but very cool. Turned out well.

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