WIP- Been loving @kristaferanka’s covers to X-Factor and I love #gambit so I thought I’d give this new design a shot. I might be overdoing it a tad with the textures on the coat, but I don’t know, I kinda like it. Still have a lot of work to go.

WIP- Been loving @kristaferanka’s covers to X-Factor and I love #gambit so I thought I’d give this new design a shot. I might be overdoing it a tad with the textures on the coat, but I don’t know, I kinda like it. Still have a lot of work to go.

kevinchurch:

NOTE! A VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THE 2014 KEVIN CHURCH BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER TO HELP KIDS TO READ GOOD IS INCLUDED IN THIS POST.

Next Monday is my birthday and, as I’ve done in previous years, I’m doing a fundraiser for classrooms and deserving charities. This year, since I’m turning FORTY on August 18, I’m going to go really big and offer up a piece of my personal comics art collection to one lucky donor, chosen randomly. That’s it up there.

The rules are simple: if you give $5 or more, you’ll be entered to win a piece of original Stuart Immonen/Josef Rubenstein Superman art or an all-new piece of Superman art by Stuart or a 9”x12” commission by Tom Fowler (no art direction, you pick the character, he does the rest!)

Yes, really. These are things that are being given away to three lucky winners. I’ll pay for the shipping (within the US and Canada — international people might have to kick in a few bucks) and everything; you just have to donate.

So, how does this work?

All you have to do to qualify for a chance to win is 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.

A winner will be chosen at noon on Tuesday, August 19th, giving you all through my birthday to give a few bucks to help kids.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

maisonimmonen:

kevinchurch:

NOTE! AN IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THE 2014 KEVIN CHURCH BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER TO HELP KIDS TO READ GOOD IS INCLUDED IN THIS REBLOG.
kevinchurch:
Next Monday is my birthday and, as I’ve done in previous years, I’m doing a fundraiser for classrooms and deserving charities. This year, since I’m turning FORTY on August 18, I’m going to go really big and offer up a piece of my personal comics art collection to one lucky donor, chosen randomly. That’s it up there.
The rules are simple: if you give $5 or more, you’ll be entered to win this original Stuart Immonen/Josef Rubenstein Superman art. Yes, really. I will give this to one lucky winner. I’ll pay for the shipping (within the US — international people might have to kick in a few bucks) and everything.
Updated to add: Tom Fowler is now offering a commission to one lucky winner, just as he did last year! You can win a 9x12 commission of the character of your choice with a $5 or greater donation! (No art direction, you pick the character, he does the rest!) Since I want to make this fair and as even as possible everyone gets the same chance to win either piece! Everything is random!
All you have to do to qualify for a chance to win is 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.
A winner will be chosen at noon on Tuesday, August 19th, giving you all through my birthday to give a few bucks to help kids.
This is a local nonprofit I heartily endorseHorizons 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.


Reblogging is great. Please reblog. It’s the least you can do. Really, the least. It takes no effort. But you know what’s even better? Reblogging and then making a five dollar donation to one of these organizations. Literacy changes everything, EVERYTHING.  We’ve seen what happens when these projects get funded; feeling like you’ve been seen goes a long way toward knowing that you also have the right, and the responsibility, to be heard. 
We know how hard it is to get up to velocity on things but look, you’re already right now just dicking around on-line. You are halfway to clicking on a link and making a donation. It’s NOT HARD. Promise.

maisonimmonen:

kevinchurch:

NOTE! AN IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THE 2014 KEVIN CHURCH BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER TO HELP KIDS TO READ GOOD IS INCLUDED IN THIS REBLOG.

kevinchurch:

Next Monday is my birthday and, as I’ve done in previous years, I’m doing a fundraiser for classrooms and deserving charities. This year, since I’m turning FORTY on August 18, I’m going to go really big and offer up a piece of my personal comics art collection to one lucky donor, chosen randomly. That’s it up there.

The rules are simple: if you give $5 or more, you’ll be entered to win this original Stuart Immonen/Josef Rubenstein Superman art. Yes, really. I will give this to one lucky winner. I’ll pay for the shipping (within the US — international people might have to kick in a few bucks) and everything.

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Updated to add: Tom Fowler is now offering a commission to one lucky winner, just as he did last year! You can win a 9x12 commission of the character of your choice with a $5 or greater donation! (No art direction, you pick the character, he does the rest!) Since I want to make this fair and as even as possible everyone gets the same chance to win either piece! Everything is random!

All you have to do to qualify for a chance to win is 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.

A winner will be chosen at noon on Tuesday, August 19th, giving you all through my birthday to give a few bucks to help kids.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reblogging is great. Please reblog. It’s the least you can do. Really, the least. It takes no effort. But you know what’s even better? Reblogging and then making a five dollar donation to one of these organizations. Literacy changes everything, EVERYTHING.  We’ve seen what happens when these projects get funded; feeling like you’ve been seen goes a long way toward knowing that you also have the right, and the responsibility, to be heard. 

We know how hard it is to get up to velocity on things but look, you’re already right now just dicking around on-line. You are halfway to clicking on a link and making a donation. It’s NOT HARD. Promise.

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This is my attempt at the new Batgirl design by cameron-stewart and @babsdraws; I had a lot of fun playing with the different textures and making the colors not exactly match up as though it was all bought in different shops. I tried to make her rope look metallic, but looking at it now it sort of reads as Wonder Woman’s lasso. I’ve decided I can live with that.

Brok Windsor piece in support of the restoration effort. Find out more about the project: http://brokwindsor.com/
A kickstarter will be launched to fund the undertaking so please keep an eye out for that as this is the same team that restored the Nelvana comics and that turned out beautifully.
The Kickstarter has launched and is doing awesome! Check it out and back here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hopelnicholson/brok-windsor-lost-wwii-comic-book-returns

Brok Windsor piece in support of the restoration effort. Find out more about the project: http://brokwindsor.com/

A kickstarter will be launched to fund the undertaking so please keep an eye out for that as this is the same team that restored the Nelvana comics and that turned out beautifully.

The Kickstarter has launched and is doing awesome! Check it out and back here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hopelnicholson/brok-windsor-lost-wwii-comic-book-returns

WIP #Canada #BrokWindsor

WIP #Canada #BrokWindsor

I’ve finally finished my Bartkira contribution! I colored them and that now seems like not the wisest choice as it took forever. But I’m done now, and it was fun, and difficult, and frustrating, and absolutely a fantastic experience.

I hope you like my pages, I’m awfully proud of them.

Warm-down sketch of Zorg from The Fifth Element movie. I’m contributing a 3 page story to a Fifth Element themed book that’s got a week left to be funded and is right on the cusp. Please check it out and help out any way you can: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/830739004/fifth-element-a-fifth-element-artbook #zorg #fifthelement #kickstarter #comics

Warm-down sketch of Zorg from The Fifth Element movie. I’m contributing a 3 page story to a Fifth Element themed book that’s got a week left to be funded and is right on the cusp. Please check it out and help out any way you can: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/830739004/fifth-element-a-fifth-element-artbook #zorg #fifthelement #kickstarter #comics

I haven’t posted much, of late, sorry about that, I’ve had a few projects come my way that have been requiring most of my time.
Anyways, in order to celebrate reaching 100 followers a little while back I decided to share this Link commission I finished recently. Thank you so much to all my followers and everyone who has liked and reblogged my work; your support means a ton to me!

(UPDATE: Uploaded a better version (in my opinion))

I haven’t posted much, of late, sorry about that, I’ve had a few projects come my way that have been requiring most of my time.

Anyways, in order to celebrate reaching 100 followers a little while back I decided to share this Link commission I finished recently. Thank you so much to all my followers and everyone who has liked and reblogged my work; your support means a ton to me!

(UPDATE: Uploaded a better version (in my opinion))

Drawing Bartkira pages is kind of a weird experience of having styles pulling in 3 different directions. Super fun though!

Drawing Bartkira pages is kind of a weird experience of having styles pulling in 3 different directions. Super fun though!

I got a remplacement pen for my Yiynova MSP19U so I’m back in business! Decided to redraw a Gambit I’d done a few months ago because I feel like I’ve improved a ton, and Frenden offered new tech pen brushes for Manga Studio and I felt like inking, if you haven’t yet, you should check them out.

Anyways, some fun stuff coming up in the next few weeks, so hopefully I’ll get to share some of it soon.

Edward Scissorhands that I drew today to practice my inking and likeness work. Decided to add a background and color it for fun.

Edward Scissorhands that I drew today to practice my inking and likeness work. Decided to add a background and color it for fun.

The pen to my MSP19U has been acting up lately and needs to be replaced as a result, my already sporadic posting is going to have to slow down for a bit as drawing has become a frustrating enterprise. That said, I managed to finish this drawing of Nightwing that I’m pretty happy with in spite of the setbacks.

Nightwing is pretty much my favorite and one of my top 5 characters I’d love to draw professionally.

The pen to my MSP19U has been acting up lately and needs to be replaced as a result, my already sporadic posting is going to have to slow down for a bit as drawing has become a frustrating enterprise. That said, I managed to finish this drawing of Nightwing that I’m pretty happy with in spite of the setbacks.

Nightwing is pretty much my favorite and one of my top 5 characters I’d love to draw professionally.

I finally picked up Silver Surfer #1 by @DanSlott and @AllredMD and I just couldn’t help but draw my version of the characters. It’s no secret, if you know me, that Mike Allred is one of my favorite comic book artists and his art is where I most often turn for inspiration.

I have no idea where this series is going, but I hope it goes on for a long time yet.

I finally picked up Silver Surfer #1 by  and  and I just couldn’t help but draw my version of the characters. It’s no secret, if you know me, that Mike Allred is one of my favorite comic book artists and his art is where I most often turn for inspiration.

I have no idea where this series is going, but I hope it goes on for a long time yet.

Here’s another revisited drawing, this one a self-portrait. Top left is 2007, top right is 2008. I’d rather a green Vespa than a red one these days, but otherwise, not much has changed.