I've got a slew of things I forgot to mention last week that I think you guys and gals will be interested in hearing.
First of all, the issue of Cap that I helped out on came out Wednesday!
Sorry for the confusion: I thought November was the official date. No wonder we were on a time crunch!
Anyway, it's Captain America #9, but don't look for my name because unfortunately the penciller couldn't get a credit for me.
Which I really don't mind; it was such a thrill to see it in print yesterday that I could care less!
Here are the pages that I inked (I was really just assisting him, not taking over the whole book):
full pages: 4, 5, 6, 7 (except panel 5), 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 18, 19, 20
backgrounds only: 16, 17
So why is this "the Lark post?"
For starters, the award-winning and damn talented Michael Lark was the penciller who allowed me to assist on this issue. Thanks, Mike!!
Next line of Lark business: although he's not on the website's guest list, Lark will be at this year's Baltimore Comic Con
, and after that he'll be doing some events in my area that might be of interest to you folks.
If you're in/near the Baltimore/DC, southern PA, NoVA, or eastern WV area (hell, if you're in the country... ), you might want to stop by Shepherd University
Tuesday, September 20 for a lecture/workshop he'll be doing at 6:00 that night in the Frank Arts Center.
Although I don't think either of us is sure what it'll be about yet (!!), anybody who wants to know more about being a professional comic book artist, sequential artist or illustrator would do well to show up.
Lark's been, in a way, a mentor to me the past year and I've learned a HUGE amount of new stuff since he started helping me.
Truth be told, I owe him for bringing me the courage to quit my day job and start doing this art thing full-time.
He's got a knack for teaching and is very willing to help out budding aritsts, so even if you can't catch him at Shepherd, I urge upcoming artists to get him to look at your portfolios for a few minutes at the next convention you go to.
And if you miss him at the convention AND at Shepherd...
The next night (Wednesday, September 21)starting at 5:00 until close (I think - I'll update that if it's wrong), Lark will be doing signings at Beyond Comics
in Frederick, Maryland (the new shop location).
(Fair warning: their website is way out of date and doesn't have the new address, but if I find it I'll post it here.)
And I think this ends the Lark post. I would link you to his website, but um... it's still... under... construction? Heh.
However, you CAN see his work at his dealer's website, SplashPageArt.com
, or ask him lots of questions at his forum
on the Bendis Board.
Back to the drawing board for me...