Batman/Joker commission on Flickr.
Ben templesmith <3
If you don’t understand the amount of love in my heart for Ben Templesmith’s art, then we have a small problem.
I am really, really excited to share this new arrival to my house with you. Those of you who’ve followed me for a while know just how much I admire Ben Templesmith. (And if you don’t, just review the following tag to get an idea.) His work is just amazing and he’s one of my major writing influences. Naturally, when I heard about TOME, I was totally down for backing it—and I have to admit that what sealed it for me was the chance to own some sweet art by the man himself. I already own two of his art books and several of the comics he’s worked on (and I am still regretful that I couldn’t get my hands on a copy of Squidgirls), but I’ve yet to own a print!
Until now, that is.
While I couldn’t afford my original pledge of pre-ordering TOME AND getting the print (and hoping I can still get my hands on the book later on), I’m not too broken up about it because looooook. Look at how amazing this print is. And it’s signed and embossed! Fuck yes!
Also, my mom genuinely thinks it’s cute. Because my mom is cool.
Ignore my speech impediment. It’s Australian. On death, & art, for www.44FLOOD.com
From little things, big things grow.
Watching this reminded me that I needed to place my pledge for TOME. If you’re into sweet, sweet art, you should consider doing the same.
BOOTH 1131, find me half way up the back, between the A and B entrances of the con.
It’ll be my last. ( Short of a really, really good reason to do it again and having someone fly me out, out of desperation )
SDCC has become something else. It’s huge, it’s not about comics much, it’s crowded & full of status obsessed hollywood industry type things. It’s not the personal thing it once was. You barely get to say hi to friends. It makes the idea of just chilling out and getting some work done, no stress from the travel, the hangovers, the lack of sleep… very enticing.
BUT… since I could get half a booth with a friend, I’LL BE THERE! One last time.
I’ve not been to California this year. I won’t be again, either. ( Sorry, Madrid & Malta are calling me instead ) This will be your one chance to see me, get something signed or hear the news about what is to come. ( And boy, there is some stuff to come! )
I’ll be debuting a bunch of things at the con.
The LAST IMAGE I WILL EVER DO, outside of original art/commissions… for 30 DAYS OF NIGHT. This is me revisiting, one last time, the thing that started my career, ten years on. Only 50 ever to be made. Each one, hand painted with the BLOOD. ( hence no blood in the image yet ) 11x17, embossed, $50 bucks til stocks last.
MISSED ME. The second Zombie hand painted print, after DEAD SUN. ( Of which I’ll have the last with me too, reserved just for SDCC ). Again hand painted blood, limited to 50 prints, embossed, same price as the last, 11x17 $50.
SQUIDQUEEN 1. The lady herself. stuck between two worlds, of sexy butts & tentacles…Embossed, hand painted blue/green tentacles, limited to 50 prints. $75 while stocks last of my convention supply.
SNEAKY BEERS. Yes, I’ve done a special print, JUST for Ben McCool, where we’ll both finish the image WITH GUINNESS. 25 prints only. Definitely SDCC only. While the beer lasts… Get them at my booth or via Ben, at IMAGE COMICS, when we sign, Saturday, 2-3pm. Or possibly at the Gaslamp Hilton Bar each night!
A fancy set of 5 zombie postcards… yes, I’m on a zombie kick lately… leading up to something big a little further down the road…
WHY AM I NOT GOING TO SDCC. T_____T I’ve always wanted to meet him! His art and method of storytelling has been an inspiration for ages now. I’m still mourning my inability to get my hands on a copy of Squidgirls back when there was a batch printed (thanks to grad school application fees).
My favorite & last commission of @bostoncomiccon ( maybe nsfw ) (Taken with instagram)
A little bit of Joker to celebrate the news I’m drawing a bit of a BATMAN story with B Clay Moore. (Taken with instagram)
This was awesome news to wake up to:
And on Thursdays beginning in June, a new digital Batman series will showcase stories of the Dark Knight outside of regular DC Comics continuity and feature artists and writers such as Ben Templesmith, Steve Niles, B. Clay Moore, Nicola Scott and Joshua Hale Fialkov. One all-star issue teams writer — and Lost co-creator —Damon Lindelof with artist Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Sweet Tooth). (Source)
Can’t wait for June!
If you love art books, comic art, art in general, monsters, Ben Templesmith, or all of the above, YOU NEED THESE.
Now if only I could get Squidgirls…
Daily sketch. No bewbs this time. I know, I know. (Taken with instagram)
Awesome comic book master Ben Templesmith is currently livetweeting the CNN Republican Debate and it is awesome
, and you could see that I couldn’t resist telling him so because he tweeted me back.