Dancing in the Graveyard

This May things get spooky in comic shops everywhere. I have a new Batman’66 story, this one featuring Solomon Grundy! DC Comics favorite ghoul is giving the Dynamic Duo some guff in the Gotham Cemetery. written by Jeff Parker, this has been a blast to draw. Hope you check it out May 27th in comic shops everywhere with this awesome Mike Allred cover. 10996813_842312245810812_1713010084037218651_n

 

And the week before that comes out I have a super fun short story in DARK HORSE PRESENTS #10. It’s a fun and spooky little thing that I got to write and draw myself a while back. I had the huge pleasure of getting to be colored by Eisner Award winner, and all around swell lady, Jordie Bellaire. With letters by one of the best in the business, CRANK! Hope you check it out.

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Booze And Brunch

Couple of projects came out recently that I can post about. First up are two really fun beer can designs I worked on for Bent Brewstillery. A local craft brewery and distillery located almost in my own backyard here in St. Paul, Mn. The first one is called Uber Lupin, a Schwarz India Pale Ale. The second label was actually a collaboration with my friend and awesome artist, DWITT. He drew the awesome character on Moar, a Historical India Pale Ale. I then went and colored it and added some design pattern elements for the final. Think it turned out swell and hope we can work together again like this.

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The next project was a cover and interior illustration for the featued story of VITA.MN Magazine. Brunch To The Future, taking old standard brunch items and giving them an modern twist. I had a blast working on this as Back to the Future is probably my favorite movie series of all time. And the diner scene with Marty and his dad was a perfect location to merge the film and the cover story.

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A COUNTRY CLUB ON CRACK

Some projects are slow burners. Meaning they either take a long time to wrap or they take a long time to get released. Usually they are worth it though. This one certainly was. Leslie Bock is well known through out the Twin Cities for an fantastically conceived restaurants and bars. Psycho Suzie’s Motor Lounge, Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den, Saint Sabrina’s Parlor of Purgatory, and now Betty Danger’s Country Club.

I had the pleasure of designing the logo and signage for the new place. A post apocalyptic retreat for the 99%. A Country Club on Crack. Betty’s opened right after Christmas. Located in the wonderfully made up Mexampton’s, where it’s always warm enough to ride a Ferris Wheel or play a round or two of mini-golf. You can also enjoy a cocktail from the full bar or a Minnesota version of Tex-Mex in the covered terrace.

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Con Season Is Here!

It’s that wonderful time of the year again. Comic Convention Season! Getting things started quickly in the year 2015 with three conventions on the books already. I’ll be doing more shows through out the year but these are all in the first quarter.

THE LEXINGTON COMIC & TOY CONVENTION

MARCH 13TH-15TH at the Heritage Hall in the Lexington Convention Center.

EMERALD CITY COMIC CON

MARCH 27TH-29TH at the Washington State Convention Center

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APRIL 24th-26th in the South Building at McCormick Place

 

I am currently taking pre show commissions. That means if you are going to the show and would like a commission, you can pre order it and pay for it now. It will be ready when you show up at the show. No waiting or missing out in case my list fills up at the con. If you are interested in getting one, YOU MUST EMAIL ME AT BRENT@BRENTSCHOONOVER.COM. to get on the list. I won’t be taking any orders from Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.  Here’s the details.

9x 12 Bristol Board

Head Sketch: $40 (with tones)

Torso Sketch: $80 (with tones)

Artist has right of refusal on any character or subject matter.

 

 

Frankie Says RELAX

So the first SUPER COOL KICK ASS NEWS of 2014? Yeah I got to draw THE PUNISHER for MARVEL COMICS! Was it only six pages to help a homey out on a deadline crunch? Maybe. Was it still totally fun and awesome? Why yes it was. My brother Vic was a huge Punisher fan as kid. I think every kid gets into him at some point. He’s kind of a gateway character for so many different types of comics. It was an honor to work on this with my pal Mitch Gerads. He’s the series regular artist and he also colored my work as well. Which was a blast to collaborate on. We actually have another little bit of Punisher goodness coming next month with this cover collaboration. I did the 70’s Frank Castle in the shooting targets and Mitch did the rest. Hopefully they’ll be more Marvel work down the road. I certainly enjoyed playing in that sandbox.

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