Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Grasshopper!

Its been a few weeks witthout a blog post, so I'll apologize again for the delays. I've had quite a hectic month, including my first ever trip to the San Diego ComicCon. Needless to say, I was a bit overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the event, but I had a great time nonetheless. My thanks to all my fellow Toronto cartoonists who went down to the US with me, including Ramon Perez, Steve Manale, Rob Coughler, Andy Belanger and Cameron Stewart and to all the very nice artists and comic-people I finally had a chance to meet in person! Special thanks to also Frank Cammuso, who was gracious enough to let me and Steve use his booth as a homebase. I owe my gratidude to you all for making my first visit such a fun and exciting one.

One of the things I brought to show at the con was a 7 page sample I wrote and drew up for an action-adventure comic book I'm working on called the Grasshopper! I've been wanting to write and draw a straight-ahead, full-throttle action and kung-fu story for a little while now, and I've finally gotten the opportunity to do so with this one. Below is the artwork for the first 2 pages. Of course, the REAL action begins on page 3...and doesn't stop for another 45 pages! And if you like these pages, fear not, I'll post more Grasshopper artwork soon.