A little behind the scenes look of the early stages of Green Lantern the Animated Series.

My eternal gratitude to everyone who helped prove the doubters wrong.

Stick to your guns.

"Abe Sapien", by Steve Townsley.  #hellboy #abesapien #mignola #BPRD

"Marvels" by Steve Townsley. #captainmarvel #msmarvel #carolcorps



Hey Carol Corps and Kamala Korps! We have a preview of the photos from Carol Corps Celebration last week! The preview is in two parts, the first post is here. We’ll post the full set on Flickr later this week, and we’ll include the link here. Thanks for being part of the event!


you all look SO INCREDIBLE!!

hmm, I don’t see myself here…ah well.


Lady Hawke art by Drew Struzan

one of my favorite struzan works.

(Source: comicblah)

Art Markers and Dry Media Brushes for Manga Studio!


I’m happy to announce new Manga Studio 5 and Clip Paint Art Marker and Dry Media brushes! Get them here! Reblog or RT for a chance at a free set.

Manga Studio has the most amazing brush engine of any drawing app I’ve ever used, but, let’s face it, the default brushes sort of…

trying this out…

girlfriend can art.  #portal #chel #skottieyoung  

Gamora and the Guardians. #guardiansofthegalaxy #rocketraccoon #marvelcomics


Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy test footage.



Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy test footage.



Guardians of The Galaxy by norbert rybarczyk


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Have you ever found it frustrating having to do something you don't want to (as in, doesn't tickle your fancy) but it helps pay the bills?



So, let me tell you a quick story:

My grandpa on my dad’s side came over from China when he was pretty young— grew up in Chicago. He was in high school when World War 2 broke out; he joined up, and was put in the 407th Air Service Squadron. It was part of the famed Flying Tigers fighter group, and one of the first all Chinese-American units in the military. He fixed planes. He also shot at them when they strafed the airfield. With a pistol.

He was there when the Japanese officially signed the surrender, and was honorably discharged soon after. The very first thing that he bought with his stashed up pay was a sterling silver bracelet with his serial number on it.

I keep it within sight of my desk at all times.

After the war, he went back to Chicago, but his father was already housing too many Chinese immigrant workers (up to this point, most Chinese immigrants were single men because of strict immigration laws and quotas), so he had to move to Detroit to live with an uncle and finish high school.

One of his high school teachers noted his artistic abilities, and recommended that he use his GI Bill to go to art school. Of course, his dad wouldn’t have it. So, he worked in laundromats, owned his own grocery, and later worked as an insurance salesman instead.

70 years later, I’m the graduate of an art school, and I’m taking a break from drawing to write this out.

I guess my point is this: the time that you use to pursue art has to come from somewhere. At some point, a sacrifice was made by you, or others, to allow you to have that time. Illustrators try to make a living in that intersection of art and commerce in an effort to lessen that sacrifice. There are some that are doing quite well at that. There are many, many more that are not.

Even those artists who we view as extremely successful have to sacrifice time. It just comes from other places: relationships, health, or family, etc. The real struggle then, is to find that balance on how you are spending your time.

If you know that a life spent making art is your ultimate goal, then doing things you don’t like aren’t really frustrations. They are necessities that must be done to give yourself time.

I think this is why I cringe every time I hear someone say that self-righteous creed of the “creative class”: “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” That statement discounts all the hard work and sacrifices that you or others have made to be in that situation—what on Earth would entitle us to only work jobs that we love?

I don’t do this because I love it. I do it because I must.

It’s in my bones.

I dig this.

» Asked by Anonymous



sometimes your 13-year old self teach you things. good things.

re blogging for the artists that follow me

my younger self was a good artist.  less restrained…


Rocket Raccoon #1 cover by Skottie Young.
Animated gif by MadeByABVH.

I want this cartoon.  Get on it, Marvel.

because ROCKET RACCOON!! #rocketraccoon

"Rocket & Groot" - More #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy fan art from an impromptu Drink n’ Draw at a local pub…  #RocketRacoon #IAMGROOT