the Lark post
Posted September 4, 2005 at 02:01 am

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(Fair warning: their website is way out of date and doesn't have the new address, but if I find it I'll post it here.)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,, or ask him lots of questions at his forum on the Bendis Board.

Back to the drawing board for me...

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