Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Welcome to: the Jungle": Owl and Cherrie

OWL and CHERRY(sakura pens and water colors) character studies from my short story "The Jungle" , in the 2nd upcoming issue of SodaPop Magazine(coming march).


Catching up on coloring Agenda , that is in its last days of its Indiegogo campaign.

Help us make comics Awesome again and as always enjoy!- Mikey >( ^ - ^ )<



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Mikey sketchbook -inked

A Mikey sketchbook page for today's share.(ink and color pencil).


Lately I've been burning a whole drum full of the midnight oil , working to clear some projects off my desk.

 The second issue of Soda Pop Magazine, two  commercial illustration jobs
...


 ...And coloring for the book, "Agenda!" created by my Bro. Matt and the amazing James Hudnall (writer of Marvel Comics  "Alpha Flight", DC Comics "Psycho", "LEX: The Unauthorized Biography of Lex Luther" and more!)!


Right now our two guys are running a campaign to get backers for the 1st issue of the series.

If you would like to be a financial backer or help raise support for the project. You can visit and share the  "Agenda!" link below on your social media of choice!

Thanks and remember KingMakersComix make comix for you!  -Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/agenda-superheroes-with-a-purpose?fbclid=IwAR0OEEyElLYQjgGkkp_c1fzgXEW_zzYT51uy3BVQSc2DoNkn73UpztSym1g#/



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Night of the Comet Polaroid sketch

Polaroid sketch(pen, copic markers) of 2 of my favorite movie ladies Samantha and Regina from a favorite film of mine, "Night of the Comet". 
If you haven't checked this classic 80's flick out , it's available on blu ray and DVD and digitally  on Amazon Prime.
Also follow the talented and Lovely actresses on their own social media pages(links soon to be in the side bar)!
Samantha-Kelli Maroney
and Regina- Mary Catherine Stewart

                          Enjoy!-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Inktober-Lobo sketch

DC comics,Lobo  sketch for inktober(pentel brush pen , milky pen, and presto white out pen on tan sketchbook paper).

Keith Giffen and Simon Bisley's "Lobo" comics are something special, from their design work to the use of heavy black spaceingand splatter effects in the inking . Plus strange aliens and landscapes!



So here's to the boys!Enjoy!-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Monday, October 29, 2018

Chibi, Eddie and Venom

Polaroid sketch for lovely Elizabeth,(draw at SoCal Comics signing) of a Chibi Eddie and Venom, on a couch potato kinda' night. (Pentel Pen brush and Copic cool gray  marker.)
                      Enjoy-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Lots of new

Hey,  lots of new projects in motion ( https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/agenda-superheroes-with-a-purpose#/ )and wrapping up some favorite old ones( like "Time Cheetah book2" and "One shot 2 Killz: Shot through the heart".

Currently I'm also illustrating and coloring some banners for a Children's Sunday School classroom.

Here's a peek of one...
...Enjoy! MIKEY>( ^ - ^ )<

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Gosnell movie

Today I went and saw the movie "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer".

Here are some simple pen sketches of both actors.

-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Mikey's Tursday update: Children's Church

Hi, so today is a little peak at 2 of the line art pieces for a commercial work in which I am designing the theme and walls for a Children's Sunday school classroom.
Enjoy, Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Mikey's Sketchbook 2

Mikey's Sketchbook 2 finished cover doodles starting a casual sketchbook story in between my current comic projects.

                       Enjoy-  Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

MIKEY's Sketchbook

Earlier this year at WonderCon ,I bought this cute little blue pocket sketchbook from Art Supply Warehouse.  As I mostly utilize little "Blue", while drawing at restaurants and Laundromats the cover got speckled by dust and some food items.

So I find myself decorating the cover of "Blue",with random doodles of my characters(and a toy ninja turtle too) as a way to hide the wear of the cover.
But I've also discovered doing so to be a refreshing way to warm up, for my days spent in the struggle ,to make my best  comic pages yet!


                         I think it's working!
                          Enjoy!-Mikey>( ' - ' )<


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Mikey's Tuesday update:sketchbook stuff!

Some more images from Mikey's
sketchbook, where a lot of the heavy lifting is worked out before a comic page is formed.



    Enjoy- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Mikey's Tuesday update!

Tuesday update, a sneak of the girls gearing up for the next "One Shot 2 Killz" book.
Po and Trixie leaders of the girl squad , are planning to give our Vegas boys a night full of 1st person shooter, video game beatdowns. Until the A-team shows up!

Enjoy!- Mikey>( ' - ' )<

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Mikey's Tuesday's ...er' Wednesday's update!

Sorry for the lateness of this post I was at the movies last night and later enjoying a little bit  of The Nanny TV show with a friend.
By the way if you haven't seen the latest "Mission Impossible" film you are missing out, its non stop excitement!

Speaking of excitement today you get more behind the scenes peeks at edits for Soda Pop Mag !
More specifically the new pages being created expanding the drama of the comic shop robbery in the Mikey story  "New Comic Book Day".


Im finishing up inking as you read this.
Hope you enjoy-Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Matt and Mikey's Tuesday update :caricature sketches at In N Out Burger

A caricature pencil sketch based off of an Instagram pic drawn at In N Out.



Matt's dinner time illustration.
Enjoy-Mikey>( ' - ' )<



Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Mikey new page for Soda Pop Magazine!

Back when I lived in Michigan and my friend Joel Stokes in Las Vegas, would send me his mini comics "Buckley" by mail.
Presented  here is a parody of those father and son style comicstrips reimagined as"Duckley" and being read by Mikey.
                          Enjoy!- Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Mikey doesn't like internet data snoops

Sorry for the late update but well the big show is this week, you know San Diego Comic Con International.  I'll be there walking around for all 5 days ,so if you see a guy with blue suede Pumas come on over and say high.

This week's update is another peek at Mikey's Sketchbook comix ( Pigma pen, Copic Marker and presto white pen).







Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mikey's sketchbooks

In my sketchbooks I often do experiments/ comic shorts ranging from "slice of life" to sci-fi, to advertising ideas.
Often these are attempts at creating new works  or after designing new characters to help me in visualizing them  ,like a casting director, to see how they might fit in a role.

But many times the short 3 or 4 page sketchbook comics  are just to capture a memory or feeling of a moment.

Here are a few random panels (straight in pen with whiteout and occasional scented markers) of those sketchbook experiments.





Enjoy-Mikey>( ^ - ^)< ( who is hard at work finishing Time Cheetah colors)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Mikey's Video Collection#2

Mikey's Video Collection#2  Galaxy High DVD cover drawn in pen and Copic Markers.
Go to the "Mikey's Video Collection" to get a higher resolution file available for download.
                                                                   Enjoy- Mikey>( ' - ' )<


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Mikey's Tuesday update

In progress ...art for Galaxy High article  in homage to a certain manga artist cover work.



                                    (open image in new tab)Markers soon ,enjoy Mikey>( ' - ' )<

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Mikey sketch Tuesday.

Hey, doing a little Time Cheetah coloring, a little storyboarding, basically getting down tonight.
        Here's a little dance for you and a little.                        extra for you.-Mikey>( ' - ' )<
 

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Summer Time!

Just a quick warm up before beginning work on comic pages. -Matt

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Hyper Police , illustration in progress!

This week I'm making updates to the spot illustrations that ran in the 1st issue of Soda Pop magazine. As the magazine is black and white , I will be keeping a folder of the finished pieces archived here for you to be able to save or print out.

Here is your behind the scenes look at my in progress, copic  marker illustration for  HYPER POLICE, one of my favorite anime series!


                           Enjoy -Mikey>( ^ - ^ )<