First of all, if you haven’t checked out Athena Voltaire, you’re missing out on one of the most pulpy comic book goodness of our time. Created by my friend and collaborator, Steve Bryant, the books unveil the story of an adventure-bound aviatrix who encounters all sorts of mysteries in the veins of Indiana Jones.
When Athena was named the theme for ComicTwart contributors, an art blog made up of several fantastic industry artists, I jumped at the chance to do my own play-along version. What you may notice on my inked version of “Athena Voltaire vs. Anubis’ Army of Mummies” is that Anubis’ body is solid black unlike the pencils. During the inking stage, I noticed that the details of his body contour was distracting and the solid black helped frame Athena better as the focus center.
Finished piece inked solid and with a bit of ink wash on 11″x17″ Bristol board.
JMS/Coipel Inspired version of Thor. No matter how many times I draw this version of Thor, I gush over the incredible design sensibilities of Coipel and the sense of grandeur he gave this character. Inked on 11×17 Bristol Board.
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It’s been more than a year since I’d opened up for commissions. Since several of you have inquired in the last couple of weeks, I decided to open a list for commissions and sketches. Considering the current economic climate, I am offering these at significant savings from my regular rates.
A. Inked Commissions.
$85 flat, UPTO 2 characters. 11×17 Bristol Board. Inked with Black India Ink using brush, pen nips & technical pens. Minimum or no background. Your input on desired scene/pose. INCLUDES a FREE Ursula Wilde sketch. Pick from Ursula Wilde, Holly, Shaky, Dante or Bali.
B. Pencil Commissions.
$55 flat, UPTO 2 characters. 11×17 Bristol Board. Penciled. Minimum or no background. Your input on desired scene/pose. INCLUDES a FREE Ursula Wilde sketch. Pick from Ursula Wilde, Holly, Shaky, Dante or Bali.
c01. INKED. $25 flat, 1 character. 8.5×11 Bristol Board. Inked with Black India Ink using brush, pen nips & technical pens. Minimum or no background. Artist choice on scene/pose.
c02. PENCILED. $15 flat, 1 character. 8.5×11 Bristol Board. Penciled. Minimum or no background. Artist choice on scene/pose.
Please to sign up for a sketch, e-mail me at junbobkim(at)gmail.com.
For commissions, please fill out this form and type AUG09CS in the Notes field.
An excellent artist and my sister-from-another-parent Erica Hesse has taken on the initiatives to sketch a zombie a day. Listening to HHW episode 125 gave her the idea for her latest sketch — Jun Bob versus the zombies.
You can check it out on her Zombie A Day blog. Warning in advance that this site contains images of ZOMBIES (need I say more?) so click at your discretion, please.
The very funny crew of Half Hour Wasted podcast graciously extended me an invitation for me to join them for another recording. Of course, I never pass up on an opportunity for me to gab… HHW joins me on a pizza run and talk more about Ursula Wilde free comic book day issue.
I would highly suggest trying out HHW episode 50, still one of my favorite episode ever. While on their website, you can also check out Legion of Dudes podcast, a ensemble of comic enthusiasts who have done an in-depth multi-episode discussion of Watchmen graphic novel.