Saturday, August 24, 2013

Dragon Drawing

sketchbook explorations

For my print commemorating Merrill’s and my return to Dragon*Con this year, I wanted to feature Tuff-Girl fighting a fire-breathing dragon. After a few sketches, the editor in my head said, “well, that's just ridiculous”.

It’s a good thing that Merrill came up with Rip Tyler the reptile man. With T.G. & R.T. battling it out in front, an image in the back of a warrior woman facing off with a towering winged reptile could be a metphor. For additional visual differentiation, I fell on the “Wichita” cartoony style for Tuff-Girl’s reality. Then dumbly I drew what would become a background poster, in more the action-adventure style employed on the main feature “Tuff-Girl” stories in our comic Unstoppable Tuff-Girl. I say “Dumbly” because that doesn’t make sense  - if the “Wichita” style is a more simply drawn reality, then the poster too would be simply drawn too.

Uhm. – – – Oh, well.

Rip’s hand posing was swapped, because I didn’t like how in the sketch he appeared to be groping at her.

6 Days Until Dragon*Con 2013

Merrill and I have recieved confirmation that we'll have table space at D*C ’13!

** UPDATE **

Come and see us at tables #51 and #52 in the Comics and Pop Artists Alley in the Hyatt Regency, Exhibition Level, Grand Hall East.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Comic and  Pop Artist Alley hours:
Friday (Aug. 30)  -  1:00 pm–6:00 pm
Saturday/ Sunday (Aug. 31–Sept. 1)  -  10:00 am–6:00 pm
Monday (Sept. 2)  -  10:00 am–3:00 pm

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

TAGS July 25 & 26, 1994

  07/25: Din That Special

07/26: Deco-Rations

July 25: If there’s an art and/ or science to marketing a celebration, then the Disney Parks does it as well as anybody. As commentary, that may be why it’s the 26th anniversary and not the more recognized milestone 25th, and how Happiland isn’t going to let it pass with commemorative ribbons, button or little toothpick flags.

Gerry (beaver, 3th appearance), Corina (poodle, 6), Fern (kangaroo, 5)

July 26: Herein is the first and last appearance of manager, Monica, for the sole purpose of having a “suit”/ authority figure. Also for the role, the suit characters are taller than the regular TAGS cast. If you think about it, the height difference, while visually convenient for communicating hierarchy, doesn’t make a lot of sense, when the TAGS cast aren’t intended to be children as Charlie Brown and gang are in Peanuts.

Barron (teddy bear, 14), Hans (fox, 5), John (greyhound, 3)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stop Dragon My Heart Around

“Dragon” poster element for commemorative Tuff-Girl print for Dragon*Con 2013.
Color pencil and India Ink on Bristol Board.
43.18 x 27.94 cm (17.00 in. x 11.00 in.)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dragon*Con, 2013

Downtown Atlanta, GA * Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2013
Hyatt Regency Atlanta * Atlanta Marriott Marquis * Hilton Atlanta
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel * Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel
Monster Enterprises
Bryan Mon (Artist: Unstoppable Tuff-Girl, Cartoon Network) &
Merrill Hagan (Writer: Unstoppable Tuff-Girl, DC Nation)

Comics & Pop Artist Alley
Table #TBD

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Dragon*Con 2013 - Advanced Commissions

Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2013
Downtown Atlanta, GA
Hyatt Regency Atlanta / Atlanta Marriott Marquis / Hilton Atlanta
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel / Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel

Dragon*Con is less than a month away. Although Merrill Hagan and I are awaiting official confirmation of a table, I am accepting advanced orders for commission sketches.
Order Your Commission Sketches
I am accepting a limited number of advanced orders for sketches from now up until Sun. Aug. 23, 2013.

For the super reasonable per-character rate of $15, I will draw, ink and block in color with color-pencil on 9 in. x 12 in. Bristol board.

Orders are for pay-and-pick-up at this year’s Dragon*Con, only. I apologize that I will not be accepting pre-orders for commissions on special paper or sketch books.

I will be limiting orders to 2 characters per-person.

I can be contacted via e-mail at or check the “View my complete profile” on this blog. I look forward to a terriffic time in Atlanta.

See you there.
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PRINCE NAMOR TM and © Marvel.