Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This is REALLY old...



...but I thought I'd post it anyway. I've been a bit swamped with deadlines lately, so I haven't had much time to devote to posting new work here. So forgive me if I pull out an image from my files to share now.

This one is a really old drawing, I think it was drawn back in 2005 or 2006, and it was drawn as collaboration with a friend, Darwyn Cooke, who needs no introduction. During that time, Cooke was living in Toronto, so we'd hang out each week as part of our regular "Superman club" lunch group of local comic artists. Of course, after he left for the east coast, we've since taken to referring our Wednesday meetups as "the Jimmy Olsen club", but I digress.

I think during one of those lunches we were all talking about our love of Kirby's Inhumans (particularly my favourite, the big-headed Karnak), and Darwyn suggested we collaborate on a drawing of them. So here it is -- I pencilled this one night after work, and Cooke was gracious enough to ink it.

And just to give you an idea of how much I dig the Inhumans, you can check out another old drawing of them here. And I always put Karnak at the front.

14 comments:

Jon McNally said...

Fearsome fun! Such delightful shapes. Lockjaw's teeth make me smile, for some reason.

Gerry said...

full of silver age magic !!

mike said...

hah! way to pull something totally awesome out of an old hat. now you just gotta color it!

Jason Chalker said...

Awesome! I have a healthy respect for people that can pull off group shots like that. I always find them a little intimidating because I very rarely do them. I guess I should suck it up and do more. :)

The Stapelia Company said...

Great drawing! Dumb question, was Jack Kirby the same Kirby who worked on the EC Comics back in the day?

damon said...

love it very cool

alan said...

It's Kirby-Sinnott-esque-tastic!

Eric Orchard said...

Man, a really beautiful drawing by my two favorite Canadian cartoonists. Love the Kirby energy dots.

Jordan said...

Wow...this is really awesome.

jason quinones said...

new or old this looks outstanding. love that black and white art work!!!

Joey Lee said...

Man, this image made me smile. You are a beast.

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, everyone. Sorry that I haven't been able to post anything new lately, but I've been so tied up with assignments that I can't show. I'm glad this old piece was still enjoyable to you though.

Josh R. Wittenberg said...

Love your stuff! I gotta ask, as a fellow artist (and feel free to skip it if it takes more elaboration than you're interested in going into) but the single hardest element of a picture, compositionally, for me is the background. How do you usually approach that task?

Michael Cho said...

Hey Josh, I don't really have any particular plan of approach when I draw backgrounds. I just enjoy drawing them, so that's probably my only tip: find a way to make drawing backgrounds enjoyable. I usually have a background in mind before I draw the scene, and don't "draw the people first and figure out the bg later".