Monday, March 9, 2009

Strange Collaborations

Most strange, perhaps, in the sense that I rarely collaborate.
Having earned a living as an illustrator and cartoonist for the past twenty-plus years, I have almost always shied way from melding my talents and sensibilities with those of other artists. A few early, less-than-satisfactory experiences led to this condition, but I’ve since come around and have learned just how illuminating the right melding of diverse talent can be. Below are a few examples of collaborative undertakings that have produced rewarding results, even when they didn’t come to their desired fruition. For a full story on the background of each collaboration, go to Picture, J.W.E. You can also find these pieces, plus many more, at Comic Art Collective.

The Adventures of Whitecop: P.C. Misogynist.

A six-page comic, drawn by myself and written by Chelsea Cain, author of the New York Times bestselling thrillers Heartsick and Sweetheart. India ink on Bristol board, with pasted-on text blocks. Art is 9" x 13" for each page. NOTE: All have been cropped to fit on scanner. SOLD Prices do not include shipping or handling.

Triangle Man Kicked My Ass!

A pencil and marker rendering of a collaborative comic idea between myself and cartoonist Al Columbia, one that never came to be. The pencil under-drawing is mine, the inked art Al's. On copy paper. Art is 8" x 11". $250.00 Price does not include shipping or handling.

It's Gretch n' Archie!

A five-panel pardoy strip, based on Chelsea Cain's bestselling Heartsick and Sweetheart thrillers, pencil and India ink on Bristol board. Art is 16" x 5". SOLD