Some old-but-new stuff here... I'm sifting through work I've done in the last year or two, and I found this group of expressions I did for The Mask. I am a huge fan of The Mask. I discovered the comic after the movie came out in 1994 (?!) and it blew my doors off. Great writing from John Arcudi (who is writing BPRD over at Dark Horse, which is my absolute favorite book right now) and stupendously hilarious art from Doug Mahnke. The book ran a couple of mini-series past its sell-by date but The Mask, The Mask Returns, and The Mask Strikes Again! are classics, I recommend them vociferously.
The reason I have a cluster of Mask expressions is simple: I would love to do a Mask mini-series. It's on my to-do list and I really hope that I'll get a chance to re-introduce the character to a new generation. Got me hooked on comics and also taught me, "The world of man is not this world, the world of man is the human consciousness, and is therefore infinite," which is great to pull out if you want to sound like a five-dollar man in a two-dollar room.
If anyone happens to have any copies of Walter: Campaign of Terror (a four-issue spinoff of the original Mask series), could you send me a message? I haven't read it and I cannot find it around town.
I also found this adorable, half-finished devil girl. I might have started it for a Hellboy jam some years ago? Regardless, I gave her a spit-shine and here she is.
More after the weekend. Cheers!
If anyone is interested in any of these drawings (and I have any left after the show) you can always email me at: kelly at kelly tindall dot com
All inquiries are welcome and appreciated.
And Batman, a present for my friend Quinton who works on the new show FlashForward. He is a top man. It's his birthday today, actually.
I will be a guest of The Montreal Comic Con this coming weekend. Do come around and say 'hello', I will have much to sell and I will be excellent company.
I had to settle for the world's greatest Nikola Tesla sketch.
You should see the Commissioner Gordon that Kate drew for my pal Rebecca Stacey. In a theme sketchbook groaning with awesome drawings, Kate's takes the cake.
I also had a great time chatting with Billy Mavreas (of the legendary Monastiraki which is currently exhibiting some great James Kochalka paintings), Young Adonis (infamous Montreal artist), and the amazing Jasper whose mini-comic "Crabs in My Room" is one of the greatest comics I've read all year. Jasper is a tremendous talent, I cannot wait to read more from her.
Meanwhile, back at the drawing board, I'm doing a lot of art that can't be shown (working on a new book). I have been working with my watercolours, and I finished a Joker the other night that I think is pretty neat. Here it is. I've also finished a Hellboy commission that I rather like, but I must wait for permission to post it.
Donna Mei-Ling Park interviewed me for The Electric Playground television show a few weeks ago, and here it is. Lots of shout-outs, and the first preview images of my new book Squeak!: Werewolf! with Alex.
Thanks, Donna and Leland, it was a blast to chat with you.
EDIT: If this doesn't work for you (it's been funky) you can check the interview out by ==> CLICKING RIGHT HERE <==
Now I just do it because it's fun.
And, of course, I took my sketchbook.
One of the more fun experiences I've had since I moved to Montreal. It's one of my goals to get out and experience more things for myself, really get into the nuts and bolts of my life and try to extract experiences from it to lengthen and deepen myself as a person and an artist.
Notes: Deaf for 36 hours after, first mosh pit, first metal concert in the pit, first time at a concert in Montreal that wasn't headlined by Alicia Keyes (long story), first heavy metal t-shirt, and first time at the awesome Metropolis nightclub, which is more impressive than any of the churches I've visited since coming here.
I'm quite happy with how the colors turned out. It was a fun story and Wes Wedman's artwork was a joy to play with. Proof #22 is on stands now.
I have been toying with doing more inkwash work (especially since the Let the Right One In inkwash I tossed off last November got crazy attention) so I thought I'd try drawing Parker, from Darwyn Cooke's unbelievable gangster comic.
I had enough fun with it that I thought I might as well do the other two comics on my nightstand: Proof
...And Ojingogo (which was my secret favorite book I bought at TCAF. Sorry, Kate Beaton!).
I'm trying to figure out a wordmark to help brand my sites a bit better, and I also like to splatter ink and make a mess, so that's what all that's about.
(Hey, did you guys like Proof #22? Wasn't that crazy? Baby murder, and not the Ray Bradbury variety.)
In other news, I will be appearing with Alex Grecian and Riley Rossmo at the 2009 Fan Expo in Toronto at the end of August. Like Seattle, I will be doing commissions before the show and I will also be sketching at my table. Email me at kelly at kelly tindall dot com to set something up.
I will also be selling copies of my mini-comics Archie Snow: The First Fifteen Hours (which ties tightly into "Milarepa") and Stink, and I will have a preview of my upcoming AiT/Planet Lar book Squeak!. More to come.
Here's some sketches from Rome and Barcelona. It was a magnificent trip, thanks to the patience and wisdom of some really excellent friends. I love you all!