Original Art Giveaway!

In my recent post, I’ve shared with you that Steve Bryant’s Athena Voltaire Compendium, a 224-page, $19.99 hardcover from Dark Horse / Pulp Sequentials, is available for pre-order during the month of August. I have seen this available for as low as 50% off by one of the online retailers, even when this book should be a must-buy even at the ridiculously-low cover price of $20!
Since the success of this book hinges so much on the preorders, I thought up of a little crazy competition that anyone can participate by preordering the book. The Prize is an original Athena Voltaire 11″x17″ art that I’d drawn back in 2010:
I’ll pay for the shipping of this to the winner’s address in Continental US.

How will the the Winner be determined? By most copies of Athena Voltaire Compendium pre-ordered by ONE individual! I did mention that this was a crazy idea, right?

To qualify, I need you to post on Twitter or Facebook or Google+ tagged with #AVCompendiumGiveAway, a snapshot of the proof (invoice or receipt) that shows the qty & your name. From now until midnight of 9/5, you can “up the ante” as many times as you want. If we have multiple entries at the highest count, I’ll do a random draw for the ultimate winner. The winner will be announced on Monday, 9/8 and the original art will be shipped to the winner after he/she sends in a photo confirmation of the books in possession. To make it fair, this contest is open only to individuals that purchased the books for personal use (it’ll make a great gift to family & friends!), not solely for resale. Please make sure you remove any personal info on the proof photos, and if you’d rather not post it online but still want to participate in the contest, please email me directly at junbobkim (at) gmail.com.

Also, because there’s already a person that has purchased 5 copies of the book, so technically, you need to have pre-ordered at least 5 copies to be in the running.

Good luck!!!

It’s Been A While…

It has been way too long since an update, much less an art update. Unfortunately, I’m sorry to report that I don’t have any estimated time yet for me to return to drawing.

There’s a bit of exciting news I’d like to share. My dear friend and collaborator Steve Bryant’s Athena Voltaire is coming back to print as a full-color 224-pages hard cover in Athena Voltaire Compendium published by Sequential Pulp / Dark Horse! The book is in August Previews right now and available for pre-order with specialized fullcolor bookplate from several retailers. This project has been a labor of love for Steve, and I feel privileged to have been given a chance to be a collaborator on this project. The collection features our Pulp Action Heroine in world-canvasing, flying adventure showcasing undoubtably some of Steve’s best storytelling and art, as well as work from a handful of outstanding collaborators as well.
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Please do me and yourself a favor and go pre-order Athena Voltaire Compendium today at your favorite comic book retailer today!!!

For information on Athena Voltaire and Steve Bryant, please visit:
Steve Bryant Official Website
Steve Bryant’s Tumblr Site

Ursula Wilde in Peril -Pencils


Steve Bryant’s Ursula Wilde hangs in peril. Penciled on 11″x14″ Bristol board. To be inked.

C2E2 Contest Prize 1- Athena Voltaire

Athena Voltaire Sketch for the C2E2 Contest Winner of “Fan of Steve Bryant” Category. 8.5″x11″ Bristol Board.

Congratulations to Andy Tom! Classy of you to pick Steve Bryant’s very own gal, Athena! 😉

2 Free Sketches for C2E2 Attendees!

Howdy, Folks! Although I won’t be attending C2E2 this year, I am offering 2 different ways for those attending the show to win a Free 8.5″x11″ Inked Sketch by me (check out this page for the specifications). To clarify, 2 participating peeps will win a Free Sketch of his/her choice drawn by me. I will include the shipping also.

HOW TO ENTER: Stop by Steve Bryant’s C2E2 Artist Alley Table, located at the Artist Alley E13. Once there, I’d encourage each of you to interact with this awesome, super-nice-guy independent creator, check out his ware and maybe even purchase somethings. At this point there are two different ways you could become the winner for one of the free sketches:

Method 1: Become the Premier Patron of Steve Bryant’s C2E2 Con Appearance. Steve will be keeping a tally of purchases made with him during the show. Whoever is the largest financial spender at Steve’s table (pre-orders included) for this C2E2 show will be automatically selected for one of the free sketches.

Method 2: Become a Friend of Steve Bryant and his creative endeavors. When you do stop by talk to Steve and get to know about the different properties he is working on, including Athena Voltaire and Ursula Wilde. And then, most importantly take a photo of you and Steve (hugs & kisses are optional ;-). Then you have 1 week after the show to contact me in one of the published methods of contact (e-mail me, use my contact form, tweet me, message me via Facebook, etc.). The more creative the photo, the more pleasure it would be for me but will not increase your chance for winning. One random person will be selected to win and receive the free sketch.

That’s pretty much it! Have fun at the show folks, and thanks for stopping by Steve’s table and showing some much-deserved love for my friend.

Athena Voltaire vs. Anubis’ Army of Mummies

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.

Penciled: