• Blog Post

    New York Comic Con

    So here’s the thing. Most of the time, I’m drawing my various books, like Courtney. I’d love to post some of that up here, but that might spoil the surprises, and there are lot of surprises in store. In my spare time, I do a lot of other sketches, drawings, etc. that aren’t related to Batman, but most of them are ideas for projects I have in the works. As much as I’d love to post them, I don’t want to share them before they’re done, because that might spoil the soup, as it were. So please indulge my little hobby. Anyway, I hope you like the results. In any…

  • Sketchbook

    A Touch of Color

    I’ve been experimenting with watercolors for the first time in years. Once upon a time I filled sketchbooks with color experiments. But after over a decade, my technique has gotten rusty, and I have to relearn to wrangle physical color media in my spare moments. It’s been slow going, since Courtney keeps my pretty busy, but I might try my hand at doing acrylic painting again soon. In the mean time, my color sketches have been pretty fun. And yes, I’m taking the occasional commission.

  • Blog Post

    Courtney #5 in Stores

    Courtney Crumrin issue #5 is out today. Hit up your local store for a copy. Or get your digital copy here! Some quick info about Courtney #5. Originally, when setting out to do the next series, I’d conceived it in a similar way to previous issues, as a stand-alone aside before the main story began. Little did I know that Oni’s editor in chief, James Lucas Jones, had big plans for Courtney this year. Specifically, I didn’t know the ongoing series would be in color, or that all the previous volumes would be re-issued in a huge promotional campaign to celebrate the series’ 10th anniversary. In short, I thought the…

  • Blog Post,  News

    The Year of Courtney Continues!

    Courtney Crumrin issue 4 is about to hit shelves, and wrap up the current Courtney story arc. You think things have gotten pretty crazy for Courtney and Holly in their underground adventure? You ain’t seen nothing yet! Don’t miss it. Also, I just got my copy of the new Courtney hardcover, The Coven of Mistics. Like the previous volume, it is exceptionally handsome, in an elegant hunter green with a full color interior. Colorist Warren Wucinich has outdone himself with this one,¬†imbuing¬†the book with even more lustrous, atmospheric color than the last one. Thanks again, Warren. It will hit shelves at the end of next month, with a cover price…

  • Blog Post,  Sketchbook

    More Late-Night Sketches (or “I’m such a Fanboy”)

    I’ve recently been on a Bruce Timm animation spree, having taken in the entire run of Justice League: The Animated Series, Under the Red Hood, and Batman/Superman: Public Enemies, and Justice League: Doom, among others. Having never gotten into superhero team books, this was kind of a new world for me. I noticed a few things, such as how much the Avengers movie borrowed from Justice League, and how much JL borrowed from Buffy and other Whedon works. I feel like Timm, Dini and Whedon belong to a really geeky modern version of, like, the French Impressionist scene in the late 1800s, with everyone inspiring one another and egging each…