Saturday, October 10, 2009

Madman Atomic Comics #17 Pinup, Twitter & Some Stuff

So this might be a little long and random. In September, Madman Atomic Comics #17 was released. Click the image to buy it.

Well a while back I did a Madman Commission for Simon Miller. (Click his name for his Original Comic Art Shop website). He is connected with everyone involved in creating Madman and offered to send them a copy of the commission I did. I thought that was cool but forgot about it. It turns out that my commission is one of the pin-ups printed in the back of issue #17!

(I look scuzzy in the pic because I need a shave and a haircut, but I'm happy)!
Looking at my artwork printed next to some amazing artists, not to mention Mike Allred, has shown me how I can improve on my inking and details. I'm especially into the pin-ups by Rafael Grampá and Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá.

In other Mike Laughead news. I have a Twitter account now. You can follow me under the username mikelaughead. Very original!

I recently visited Iowa for a friend's baptism. While there I got to meet Phil Hester who is an awesome guy. If you ever see him at a convention, say hi and talk to him about being from the midwest.

While I was in Iowa, my nephew Bob showed me this abstract art pen drawing he did. Bob just started middle school and is on his way to becoming a great artist.

I haven't been doing much artwork that I can post on my blog recently, but I'm posting a sneak peek of my current big project. It's a children's book about a little hippo girl that goes with her mom to buy her first pair of shoes. I'll post more when it's further along.

Finally, here is a poster I just finished yesterday. This is the art minus the type that will be used to promote I was so happy to just mess around on this as a break from working on kid's books. The colors seem to have the "growth" feel that I was going for.
Gaming Poster
Thanks for reading, or just looking at the images like I sometimes do.


Simon said...

Hey Mike, great that the commission saw print! My comic shop didn't get copies of the issue so I've not been able to see it for myself yet. Oh and that Toby Cypress piece next to yours is also mine... Congratulations!

Dylan said...

Wow. That's ten kinds of awesome. Congratulations.

Kasey Hunt said...

Great job. You're making it big time!!

Jake said...

It's nice to know you're still alive and kicking. Can't wait to check out the hippo book.

Adam Borg said...

That is so cool your work got in an Madman comic, totally sweet!

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Shaun Williams said...

Dude!!! I'm totally loving the image promo for :) It is somehow a synergy of ideas and color that grabs me. If I knew what it was, I'd tell you. One of my favorites. OH, and thanks for the recent comment on my blog. The little part about: "In the end that will matter more than any of your other worries." really calmed my mind and heart. Thanks Mike. Good to see you are still working and instilling fun into art. (I'm still working on that). Take care :)