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.!

COLLECTING: HOWLING COMMANDOS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 1-5, MATERIAL FROM S.H.I.E.L.D. 9

NO PANCAKES

One of the biggest lore’s of Minnesota is what goes on at Paisley Park when Prince decides to open the doors for his fans. He’s been known to thrown some crazy shindigs but there’s also strict rules about how to condone yourself. No phones or cameras. No alcohol or drugs. Even with all that, the place has a mythic reputation.

So with that in mind the Minneapolis/St.Paul Magazine reached out to me about going to a recent concert, Judith Hill and Morris Day and the Time,  and record the experience through some rough illustrations. Almost like courtroom sketches. I’d be tagging along with a writer, Steve March, and local producer BJ Burton, to get a few different perspectives on the night. They were able to allow me to bring a small sketchbook and pen but otherwise that was it. So I had to jot down notes and sketches and come back to the studio to tighten those up for the article.

You can read the article here , and below are some of the illustrations from the project.

 

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MSP Comic Con Redesign

This past year I was asked to redesign the emblem of the organization that runs the two longest running comic book conventions here in Minnesota. the Midwest Comic Book Association is a volunteer organization that’s been running shows for almost thirty years. Their two banner events, the MSP Comic Con in May,  and October’s FALLCON have long been some of my favorite shows to attend. I was honored when they asked me to update their previous logo (attached).

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With the new design (below) my main goal was to make sure it called back to the old while opening the design for everyone. Male and female. I am pretty happy with the results.

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Eventually we may see these these designs I did for their conventions added to the mix as well. Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 3.14.42 PM