Here are the covers for Muppet Robing Hood #4 and Muppet Peter Pan #1. The Robin Hood cover was in some ways an homage to Disney's Robin Hood...it was the narrator in the Disney film, but with Kermit's connection to the banjo, I thought it was fitting.
Peter Pan #1 was a bit complicated. When I was given the go-ahead, the final scrips hadn't been approved. So you may have seen a cover of mine with Robin as the Michael character. This version was used in Diamond and seems to have made it around the interweb. After the change was made to Bean Bunny, I fixed the artwork so the book could print with the correction. The next Peter Pan covers have Gonzo as Hook and the Lost Boys (waka waka!!)
Mouse Guard Contest:
I have mentioned in previous posts that I wanted to do a contest for the blog and for the fans. So here is how it will work: I will be posting a list of trivia questions at 12:01 AM on June 12th. e-mail back the answers....it will be as easy as that. The prizes will include: Original Mouse Guard artwork, My old 6' show banners, a set of sketchbooks, and signed books and posters. So check back to enter (and for further rules.
I'm not able to post much artwork, but I'm getting into the final coloring stages for Snowy Valentine's Day. The publisher was drawn to my Wind in the Willows illustrations where I used fabric textures for the clothing on the characters. Julia and I went to a fabric store and spent a good hour just snapping photos of patterns and textures we thought would be helpful. I'm trying to wrap the interiors up this weekend, otherwise the book could be pushed back a year! (book publishing schedules are set way in advance and since SVD is a holiday book, if we miss the window for 2011, it goes to 2012).
The first Ink and Stein was a huge success!! We had a larger turnout than we expected, got folks in for the local area and even brought in a few from the Lansing area. We had a few writers show up, which we hadn't planned on, but I was pleased they came. The whole idea is to get creative people around each other talking about and working on creative things. If Ink and Stein can bring writers and artists together to collaborate on ideas or help each other with their thought process, I'm all for it!
The next Ink and Stein will be June 27th (more info to come)
Katie Cook drew this a while ago, but I saw it again at the Motor City con and thought I'd post it. Thanks Katie!!!
Detroit Comics Reading Club: (edit: date postponed)