#Merica

My good friend’s over at Surly Brewing got me involved in a really awesome new beer they are producing called #MERICA. Unlike big corporate beers that aren’t even American owned companies anymore, but still think they can brand their mediocre beer as such, this beer celebrates all that is great about the USA. To promote the beer, Surly Art Director, Micheal Berglund asked me to create a character that was a “Historical Badass”. So we developed this ripped George Washington illustration that we think sums up everything we want people to feel while enjoying this beverage. The plan is for this to be a cardboard cut out that will hit liquor stores where everyone can put their head in the cut out and show off your best #Merica face on social media. So if you see one of these in your neighborhood liquor store, be sure to post a pic displaying your true #Merica pride.

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Make Mine Hit-Monkey

Sorry for the radio silence. Been working like crazy but sadly couldn’t really show off much of the work until recently. Marvel recently asked me to do a variant cover to DEADPOOL#13. That wanted to feature everyone’s favorite banana loving assassin, Hit-Monkey. Thankfully my awesome assistant Editor on Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. suggested this cover concept we never got around to using. Some Don Rosa Uncle Scrooge inspired crazy. Deadpool #13 is out in stores now, so hit your local comic shop and try and find a copy with this cover. And the original art is for sale at my art dealer’s site, Cadence Comic ArtAPR16100430193

You Booze, You Can’t Lose

Here’s a couple cool beer related projects that’s been going on at the old studio.

First up is a poster for the fine folks at FULTON BREWERY. Their Mosiac IPA, Fulton 300 is out now and they asked me to make a poster to place in liquor stores to promote the release. It’s a riff off the scene in Superman III where Supes crushed the coal to make the perfect diamond. I had a blast doing this one and hope you give this fantastic beverage a try.

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Dangerous Man Brewing Company and Mississippi Park Connection are partnering to bring you CenntenniALE: a signature brew in honor of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area – the Mississippi River’s only national park. The new beer, a golden rye ale made with centennial hops, will honor the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.

For each CentenniALE sold, Dangerous Man will donate $1 to Mississippi Park Connection – so bottoms up!

Drink for a great cause while enjoying fun, free, activities to connect you with your national park. Talk birds and beers with BirdChick, learn about the history of beer brewing on the Mississippi River from local beer historian Dan Dressler, and enter to win some fabulous raffle prizes like a $500 Patagonia shopping spree. Enjoy delicious food from Potter’s Pasties who will also donate $1/sale to Mississippi Park Connection.

Sunday, April 24 // 12 to 8 pm

Months ago I posted the posters series I designed and illustrated for the National Park Service, and it’s cool to see it used to promote a cool event at one of the best local breweries in the Twin Cities. Hope you can check it out.

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CON MAN

It’s that time of year again. Comic Book Convention Season! Here’s a list of the shows you can catch me at this year. There’s a chance I may add or subtract some on to this list, but if it changes I’ll post accordingly.

MARCH 18TH-20TH: C2E2 in Chicago, Illinois

MAY 14TH-15TH: MSP COMIC CON in Minneapolis, MN

JUNE 2ND-5TH: Phoenix Comic Con, Phoenix, AZ

JULY 1ST-4TH Florida Super Con in Miami, FL

OCTOBER 6TH-9TH: New York Comic Con in New York, NY

 

I’ll have books and prints for sale as usual. This year’s convention pricing for sketches are as follows

9x 12 Bristol Board
Head and Shoulder Sketch: $50 (with grey and white tones)
Torso (Waist Up) Sketch: $100 (with grey and white tones)
Artist has right of refusal on any character or subject matter.

At the moment there are no plans to take on pre show commissions this year for C2E2. Other conventions, that may change. Feel free to email me at brent@brentschoonover.com to inquire. Thanks and hope to see you at a show this year!

 

 

 

 

Make Mine Schoony

Got some books hitting shelves in the next few months from Marvel Comics. First up, I am returning to The Astonishing Ant-Man in May with issue #8. I am very excited to be drawing Scott Lang again and the quirky cast writer Nick Spencer has assembled. Here’s the details.

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THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #8
NICK SPENCER (W) • BRENT SCHOONOVER (A)
COVER BY JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
AGE OF APOCALYPSE VARIANT COVER BY Will Sliney
• It’s the Superior Foes of Ant-Man!
• Scott’s weird new rogues gallery has a new job– thanks to the dastardly Power Broker and his HENCH app.
• Why is it so dastardly? It keeps crashing! Hate when apps do that.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

And then on June 7th, the collection of Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. hits stores. I am so proud of the six issue we got to do of this book. Certainly a career highlight for me. You can pre-order the trade paperback at Amazon here.

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Hidden deep beneath Area 13 lies the clandestine headquarters of S.T.A.K.E. – a top secret division of S.H.I.E.L.D. that houses aliens, mythical beasts and all manner of extra-normals. Now, under the command of legendary soldier – and newly resurrected Life Model Decoy – Dum Dum Dugan, these monsters step out of the shadows and defend the world against threats too dangerous for normal men as the All-New, All-Different, all-too-literal Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

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