You can get them online or right at the shop!
Oh, man! Just look at that, THE GREAT BATTLE OF OUR TIME!
We will be signing books and just having a great time together. Bring your friends and loved ones.
Scott C. Double Fine Action Comics book signing party!
Thursday June 6th
7 – 9 pm
540 Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn
Here is a facebook event for it, so you can keep tabs on who is going. It will be a real to do.
This weekend will be exciting, you guys, because the Toronto Comic Arts Festival will be taking place once again. May 11-12. My favorite of all the festivals!
I shall have with me a bunch of new things and old things including the new Volumes 1 and 2 of The Double Fine Action Comics from Oni Press, The Art Of Brutal Legend book from UDON, the HICKEE book from Topatoco, Great Showdowns book, and the newest prints “Sharing Time” and “Volcano Cloud“ from Poster Cabaret.
I will also be participating the the following panels:
Comics vs Games: Narrative Intersections
Featuring Scott C., Bryan Lee O’Malley, Ben Rivers, Jim Zub, Moderator Miguel Sternberg
Saturday, May 11, 1:00pm-2:30pm
@ Bit Bazaar, Bento Miso, 862 Richmond Street West (Queen & Strachan)
Live Drawing… 2! Four creators enter, one creator leaves! Come watch four artists draw for their lives – and for your entertainment. Winners will feast on the souls of the losers (vegetarian option available). Featuring Phil McAndrew, Lucy Knisley, Jim Rugg, and Scott C.! Sunday May 12, 4 – 5pm
Here is a full list of what i shall have with me:
Hey, you guys want to go behind the scenes? See what happens behind those scenes?
The Scorsese tribute show that Spoke Art curated at Bold Hype Gallery in New York last weekend was a sweet success. The piece I created for the show was called “The Five Points Experience”. It was inspired by the epic fight scene at the beginning of Martin Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York.
Spoke Art will be releasing a limited edition print of “The Five Point Experience” at 5pm PST today! So go the Spoke Art site and prepare for that.
Would you like to go behind the scenes and see what went into this piece? Well, let me take you there, my friends. You deserve it.
I very much enjoyed the opening fight scene from this film. It reminded me of those classic Bruegel paintings depicting the everyday craziness of medieval life in the streets. People hanging out, fooling around, fighting, chatting, selling things, standing on their heads,these have been some of the most exciting paintings for me to look at ever since i was a child. Old newspaper illustrations of the five points gave the impression that the New York streets of the 1800′s were just as packed with crazy activity.
Check out all these medieval guys having a blast together in the streets…
And here is Scorsese’s Five Points. Bill The Butcher’s gang is getting all pumped in this first shot here.
2. DRAWING TIME!
I took all of this reference to the cafe and sketched dudes fighting and having a rough time along with some loose layout sketches…
3. COMPUTER TIME
I scanned all these doodles and composed them into a nice little piece. Very loose of course, so i don’t get bummed on myself if the final painting doesn’t turn out exactly like the drawings. I like to use the doodles as they are exactly and just blow them up so they retain that same energy.
Put some rough values in there so see how the groups of dudes looked there. It is hard to tell when it is just line work.
This is what i printed out and traced onto the watercolor paper…
4. Tracing Time
I traced that thing right onto the paper with my pencil and my light box. It was no big deal.
5. Painting time
Then it was painting time. I started by choosing some colors that might go nicely together and tried to stick to those for the rest of the time..
I like to do a big wash of the background color first. And then i put all the skin tones in. I don’t know why i do this. It’s just a superstitious thing that i do.
Then i just put all the basic colors in there. It looks like a mess usually and I always get a little worried at this stage.
When i can’t handle it any longer i mix a good line color and paint the line work. I am thankful for this point because then they start to look like little dudes with little lives…
Paint that house. Don’t forget the house.
Finally i could relax and begin bringing out the value contrast a bit and make those darks way darker. Make those pants really pop there.
6. CALLING IT DONE!
Eventually, i just need to call it done because I could noodle on this thing forever. So after adding some gouache spots of white for snow, i call it done! And it looked like this! And still does to this day!
oh, wait! THE FRAMING!
I found this amazing old frame in a thrift shop and my friends over at Make A Frame in Brooklyn turned it into the sweetest little piece. I was super happy about how it turned out. I could see it chilling in an old bar in the Five Points perhaps.
Thank you, everyone for reliving the magic with me. If you are interested in a print of “The Five Points Experience”, you should jump on it today at 5pm PST at Spoke Art!
Ok! Later days!
It has been Scorsese Week at GreatShowdowns.com, you guys. Scorsese themed showdowns.
Today is the finale day with a painting entitled “The Five Points Experience” that will appear in tonight’s Scorsese Tribute show at Bold Hype Gallery in New York City. Curated by Spoke Art.
Kate Beaton and i are headed to Juneau Alaska!
We will be doing some workshops and chats and signings! More amazing information can be found right HERE.
We will also be doing some camping and exploring and eating.
I am excited to meet everyone! perhaps i will meet YOU! You right there on your computer there.
YES! oh, yes.
I wanted to share some amazing art that i have been receiving recently.
I love all of this art so much and all of the people who made them.
Thank you! Thank you!
From Cuddles and Rage!
from Jennifer Chan!
From Ellen Alsop!
From Man Bakes Cakes!
From Scotty H.!
From Steph C!
PILE OF PEE WEES print is now available!
Get them at Poster Cabaret!
They are very limited in number, so get them sooner rather than later!
I will be back at MoCCA Arts Fest this year at table E130.
I will be debuting the new limited edition Pile Of Pee Wees print and will have very limited copies of the hardbound special edition of the Double Fine Action Comics books. I may have copies of the Art Of Brutal Legend books, but i am not certain of this. Along with the usual stuff.
List of stuff i will have there:
- NEW “Pile Of Pee Wees” prints
- NEW Double Fine Action Comics Volumes 1 & 2 (limited hardbound edition)
- Great Showdowns books
- Zombie in Love picture books
- East Dragon, West Dragon picture books
- Amazing Everything books
- Various other prints
The Art Of Brutal Legend shall finally be out in the world for all of you to enjoy!
We are having a gathering during the week of GDC in San Francisco and you must all come to it! I will be there. Tim Schafer will be there. the whole gang.
March 28, 6 – 9pm
@ Cartoon Art Museum, SF
Come get your books signed by everyone!