Minnesotans love them some state fair. This year the Star Tribune asked me to design twelve special pins, one for each day of the Minnesota State Fair. Each one highlights either a special food, monument, location, or person that has been vital to the history of the yearly event. I believe these will be available at your local CUB FOODS grocery store throughout the run of the fair.
DC Comics announced in USA TODAY that were redesigning the General Mills Monster Cereal characters. Top illustrator’s Jim Lee, Dave Johnson, and Terry & Rachel Dodson are redesigning the iconic characters of BOO BERRY, FRANKENBERRY, and COUNT CHOCULA for the front of their cereal boxes.
Each box will have a single page comic story on the back that will be illustrated by myself, written by Sholly Fisch, and colored by Dave McCaig. Big thanks to Cedric Hohnstadt, for helping me out as he has worked on these designs of the characters in the past as well.
Here’s the box art coming from the other illustrators and then one of back panel comic strips I illustrated. Look for these around the month of October in grocery stores everywhere.
Holy Solicitations Batman! I’m drawing an issue of Batman ’66 featuring Egghead. Here’s the copy and amazing cover by Michael Allred.
BATMAN ‘66 #16
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by BRENT SCHOONOVER
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST It’s “Egghead Unbound” as Batman’s most egg-centric foe returns to terrorize Gotham City. Frustrated by his repeated defeats at the hands of the Caped Crusader, he invents a device that will egg-celerate his brain development to that of a being from the 40th century. Is this really possible? Does he now possess super-human abilities? Or has his mind simply gotten scrambled?
This project has been a total blast to work on. I hope people give the DIGITAL FIRST edition of the story a shot. We are trying to do a lot of cool transitions and little animation sequences to take advantage of that program. I’ll keep you posted on it’s release. Here’s some sketches I did a while back as samples. Big thanks to writer, Jeff Parker and editor, Jim Chadwick for letting me play in their sandbox.
This week the annual Vita.Mn Magazine’s List of Lists issue hits. My art director wanted to keep the fun of last year’s comic book superhero theme and merge it with the biggest event of 2014 here in Minnesota, Major League Baseball’s All Star Game at Target Field. So it was fun to create some superhero character’s out of local celebs, chefs, media types, and fashion stylists. Below is the cover as well as some of the thirty plus icons I created for the interior.
The Schoonover Family got some less than awesome news recently. A check up in our attic revealed some major cracks on several rafters on the east and west sides of our house.
Thankfully our insurance will help, but with a wife recently on maternity leave, things are a tad tight around thee old Schoony Studio. So I’ve decided to open up a commission list. Here’s the details.
9x 12 Bristol Board
Full figure with small background elements, plus white highlights
Artist has right of refusal on any character or subject matter.
Final art shall be delivered 8-10 weeks after purchase.
Here’s some examples of my recent commissions.
I will update this post once the spots are filled. Thanks!
UPDATE: ALL THE SPOTS ARE FILLED. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.