28 8 / 2014

Impa cosplay update! Arm and shoulder armor is shaped, and the shoulder pieces are fabric-covered. The gauntlets will get painted metallic black today if it stops raining ever!

The wig is ponytail-ready, it just needs a trim. Elf ears bought but need to be painted. Breastplate torso piece is laid out and will need to be sanded and shaped to death.

Fun times!

28 8 / 2014

I couldn’t quite #wakeupanddraw this from Iowa, but I sent my beau elliscomics the digital pencils for this Enchantress piece and he did a gorgeous ink and inkwash finish! The original will be auctioned for the Heroes Initiative.

I couldn’t quite #wakeupanddraw this from Iowa, but I sent my beau elliscomics the digital pencils for this Enchantress piece and he did a gorgeous ink and inkwash finish! The original will be auctioned for the Heroes Initiative.

21 8 / 2014

My first cosplay in years is underway! Impa from Ocarina of Time, to go with my dear hyperionwitch's Zelda at Nebraskon. :D

18 8 / 2014

kevinchurch:

HOLY CATS! This is another important update to the 2014 Kevin Church Birthday Fundraiser To Help Kids To Read Good! Please read and donate! Thank you!

Superstar artist Joe Quinones has joined in the fray by offering up the original artwork for his famous Batgirl of Burnside pin-up!

This piece joins:

  • a page of original Superman comic book art by Stuart Immonen and Josef Rubenstein
  • an all-new sketch of Superman by Stuart (done with Copic markers on Stillman and Birn Zeta series extra heavyweight 270gsm plate finish 8.5” x 11”)
  • a 9”x12” commission by Tom Fowler (no art direction, you pick the character, he does the rest)
  • Rocket Raccoon and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, as rendered by Calamity Jon Morris
  • six copies of the rare variant cover of Code Monkey Save World as prizes in the 2014 Kevin Church Birthday Fundraiser To Help Kids To Read Good.

So, how does the 2014 Kevin Church Birthday Fundraiser To Help Kids To Read Good work?

All you have to do to qualify for a chance to win is donate $5 or more to one of the charities featured below before 11:59PM on August 18 and then forward your receipt to kevin.church@gmail.com after you’ve donated. You can choose any of these projects, or all of them. I don’t care. If you want to make a note during your donation that it’s for my birthday fundraiser, that would be nice, but it’s not at all necessary.

Winners will be chosen on the evening of Tuesday, August 19 and announced later in the week (We might be videoing the raffle portion, maybe? I need to talk to some people.)

Now, for the charities we’re raising money for this year.

This is a local nonprofit I heartily endorse
Horizons for Homeless Children is, as their website explains, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families by ensuring that they are prepared for school success. They do terrific work in the local area and I’ve donated what I can to them in the past.

I also like these projects on DonorsChoose.org:
Check This Out! at Frances J Warren Elementary School in Tuscon, AZ, serving underprivileged kids in a very poor district with a wide variety books to help them discover how great reading can be. As of 8 on Saturday morning, this had $421 to go.

Notebooks for Writing at Mosaic Prep Academy in New York City, giving kids access to the very basics that will help them start creating worlds for themselves. As of 8 on Saturday morning, this had $833 to go.

More Books For Our Classroom Library in Gautier, MS, offering up literary options that will engage kids and let them learn how great reading can be. As of 8 on Saturday morning, this had $677 to go.

Creating a Classroom of Readers and Writers at James Bilhartz Junior Elementary School in Dallas, TX, helping fourth-graders get the basics to help them organize, read and write about library books. As of 8 on Saturday morning, this had $837 to go.

Developing a True Multicultural Perspective through Literature in Atlanta, GA, teaching teens about the world at large through works that offer alternative perspectives on our world. As of 8 on Saturday morning, this had $930 to go.

Please note: if you are a comics creator who would like to donate a book or original art or a commission or something to this effort, please let me know at kevin.church@gmail.com. I’d love to get some more incentives in place for donations.

This is the best, and everyone should do it! There’s literally nothing cooler than helping people and maybe winning Tom Fowler art.

16 8 / 2014

elliscomics:

Check out a few progress shots from this weeks Superior Foes#14. More coming soon!

A fun bit of process from my paramour’s work in Superior Foes of Spider-Man #14!

07 8 / 2014

getoutoftherecat:

she took a liberal approach to staying off the counter.

My cat is mildly Internet famous!

getoutoftherecat:

she took a liberal approach to staying off the counter.

My cat is mildly Internet famous!

06 8 / 2014

stevelieber, elliscomics, and nickspencerly came out with another excellent issue of Superior Foes of Spider-Man today!
I ship these two.

stevelieber, elliscomics, and nickspencerly came out with another excellent issue of Superior Foes of Spider-Man today!

I ship these two.

20 7 / 2014

I’ve added new products to my Etsy store! Check it out for postcards, button sets, and even 4 of my limited edition metallic Mass Effect print!

Use coupon code KITTYHUGS to get 15% off any order from now until the 25th.

08 7 / 2014

elliscomics and I were recruited to create art for the boardgame Double Vision, and with most of the materials finished, the Kickstarter has been launched! Here are some samples of the artwork, including the board, the card decks, and a few of the “playable characters.”

We’re very proud of how it’s turned out, and the developer has put a lot of work into designing and playtesting a fun party game. Please check it out and consider spreading the word! Bonus: the campaign video has a reeeeally cute dog.

06 7 / 2014

elliscomics:

Lazy Sunday afternoon nap with my ladies:) Cleo is displaying the cuteness sleeping tiger face slap secret ninjutsu technique. I have trained her well.

B’awww. My cat’s the sweetest.