Some cool stuff around the web making me feel good about my run on Doctor Who (in addition to the awesome Felicia Day and Pete Woods comments I received earlier -- see my last blog entry);
First off, a slightly spoilery video review from Cammy's Comic Corner, where Doctor Who #9 made the Fast Five Picks;
...read just like an episode of Doctor Who. I had so much fun with it. The art looked great, the story was fun... Highly enjoyable stuff. I highly recommend it to all you Doctor Who fans.
Here's a link to the vid - CLICK (It's the second video on the page, and comes after the Batman #697 review.)
Next up, a 4/5 Done In One Review from ComixTreme.com;
...I also really like Blair Shedd's art. It's a different sort of look for this title, but it works well and it's a step up from some of the other artists who have contributed in the last eight months.
The link to the review is here - CLICK (You'll have to scroll down a little.)
Finally, another 4/5 review from Comics Bulletin. There are some head-swellingly-nice comments in here;
...Shedd's illustration suits Tennant's thin as a rail antics, and Shedd neatly creates likenesses and forms that match what's seen on the series.
The link to the review is here - CLICK
And there you have it. If you have the issue, let me know what you think. I've gotten some great feedback from individual readers on this, as well as these awesome comments above. I feel #10 is an even stronger issue, so perhaps we'll get some of those 4/5 issues up to 5/5, yeah?
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Yesterday was the day: Doctor Who #9 was available on both coasts!
I got a few copies of Doctor Who #9 (with more on the way -- most for family members who don't have nearby comic shops, and a stack for upcoming cons). It looks GREAT in print. Charlie Kirchoff's colors look excellent.
Any one else pick it up? Let me know what you think.
And, major geek/ego boost, on Twitter yesterday actress/writer/everything Felicia Day (The Guild, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Horrible, etc.) mentioned that The Guild comic hit the stands yesterday;
@feliciaday - @TheGuild Comic day! Did you read it yet?! Did interviews w/ USA Today http://bit.ly/ahIW7c and A Comicbook Orange! http://bit.ly/bZM6sx
@onegemini - @feliciaday Oh yeah? It's also #doctorwho comic day, with the writing stylings of @mrtonylee, art of me, and colors of @charliekirchoff! :)
@feliciaday - @onegemini I need to pick it up!!
Whether she will or not, what an awesome thing to say. :D
And comic book artist extraordinaire Pete Woods (Robin, Deadpool, Action Comics, etc.) said;
@thatpetewoods - Very cool! Your Martha is spot on! Actually everyone is spot on
So... g'wan! Get out there and snatch up a copy (please pay for it... don't just nick the ish).
Thursday, March 18, 2010
"Don't Step On the Grass," Part One (of Four).
Written by Tony Lee
Illustrated by Blair D. Shedd
Colors by Charlie Kirchoff
Click on the image above to embiggen.
Doctor Who #9 from IDW Publishing is out today... sort of. There was a shipping problem so only comic stores on the West Coast of the States got it. East Coast residents will have to wait until March 24th.
With those people in mind, and those on the WC who haven't stopped into their local comic shop yet, here's a teaser of sorts of bits of issue #9.
These panels are grabbed from all over the comic in no particular order. Some aren't even full panels but details of such.
Just a little something to whet your Who appetite.
Images are ©2010 IDW Publishing
Doctor Who and all appearing related characters and images are ©2010 BBC Worldwide
Monday, March 15, 2010
Click here --> CLICKUH <--to read/see the first five pages of Doctor Who #9, which may or may not be coming out this Wednesday (at a comic book store near you)! Though it'll certainly come out by the end of the month.
FYI - ignore the vocal hater minority. This has gotten great reviews so far from people in the know.
Please comment here and let me know what you think. And try to be constructive, thanks.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Today's warmup sketch (chosen by the voters in last week's poll), Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible (from, duh, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog).
Like my previous image of Captain Hammer, this is the first time I've drawn the character or actor, so this wasn't perfect attempt, but hey, a quick warm up (inked, unlike most warmups, but inked fast).
He's really got a pomp of hair in this, huh? Well, the goggles done shoved it up there.
To those looking to pick up my debut issue of Doctor Who, #9 as I stated last time, March 17th -- well, this doesn't seem to be true anymore. Many sources are saying it's not coming out on the 17th. All I can guarantee is that it'll come out on a Wednesday this month. Sorry. I'm a bit disappointed as well.
That's how it goes I guess.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
Be gentle, it's the first time I've ever drawn him.
This is a warmup sketch, before I work on today's Doctor Who pages (for issue #11, FYI). When deadlines are tight, I don't usually do a warmup sketch before beginning work, and that's really bad for me as an artist. I think I do my best work after I've drawn a few things, and stretched the drawing muscles, much like an athlete ('cept for the body... okay... I'm shaped like some pro bowlers and football players. And sumo wrestlers).
Anyway, perhaps I can get back into this habit, as I do want to put my best work out there for y'all.