Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Al Williamson (1931-2010)

We returned home from REH Days this afternoon to the sad news that Al Williamson has passed away. It's not often that your heroes exceed your highest expectations, but that was Al — a warm, sweet, generous man.

John Fleskes has posted a comprehensive obituary on his blog.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Buz Sawyer

We drew this Buz Sawyer cover last week. It will be published on the October 2010 issue of Comics Revue. We love the old newspaper adventure strips and it's always fun to draw something like this, but it was an extra blast drawing this one because we both love the work of Buz's creator Roy Crane (1901-1977). He was the father of the adventure strip and a huge influence on our own work. When stuck for a solution an artist can never go wrong asking, "What Would Roy Crane Do?" (Click picture to see larger):

Thursday, June 3, 2010

CONAN pin-up!

Our Dark Horse Comics editor, Philip Simon, asked us to contribute a pin-up for the upcoming Conan the Cimmerian #25 — so yesterday, we did this! We'd never drawn Conan in our comic book style before, and it was a lot of fun. Thanks to Phillip for allowing us to post it here (click picture to see larger):