A preview: fifteen sketch-cards I did for the Star Wars: Galaxy 7 set, coming soon from Topps. This time around I did two hundred (200) hobby sketch-cards and two hundred (200) retail sketch-cards. Hope ya digs!
2011 Christmas gift for my buddy's father-in-law; Heritage House (formerly the Canadian Bank of Commerce) from his home town of Pincher Creek, Alberta. He's been hounding me to "draw something real" for ages... so I did!
The eighth conceptualization of the muse, Isadora, is now posted for your viewing pleasure. Below is a preview; to see the full image, click HERE.
To all: a truly Merry Christmas to you and your families. Peace on Earth; good will toward Men.
The fifth conceptualization of the muse, Isadora, is now posted. Here is a preview; to see the full image click HERE. Enjoy!
I'm particularly excited as, tonight, I am off to see Hawksley Workman perform live with Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe. I've been waiting ten years to see a Hawksley-themed Christmas show; finally that dream is coming true. Happy Saturday, everyone!
I don't mean to toot my own horn too much, but I'm too stoked with my final project for Typography to not share it. Using the front page of an existing newspaper as a template, the objective was to create our own "above the fold" layout. I chose to be super-creative (and somewhat festive), going with a Die Hard theme - 'tis the season, after all. See if you can catch all the references contained within (some are more obvious than others)!
I'll help you out with one: the phone number spells out "323 F-U-C K-Y-O-U".
I thought it was appropriate, given the association. Hope ya digs!
Continuing with my 25 Days of Christmas, here is the card for December 3rd - Frosty and his friend, Karen, from "Frosty the Snowman"! This card is currently up for grabs - $20.00 and free shipping! Email slatermark33(at)hotmail(dot)com if interested.
Continuing with my 25 Days of Christmas, here is the card for December 2nd - Kermit the Frog and his nephew Robin as Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim from "The Muppets Christmas Carol". This card is currently up for grabs - $20.00 and free shipping! Email slatermark33(at)hotmail(dot)com if interested.
Between 1999 and 2000, Canadian singer / songwriter Hawksley Workman published a book of letters to a fictional lover by the name of "Isadora". An avid fan since the release of his first album, "For Him and the Girls," I am now working to create over one hundred and fifty conceptualized representations of Isadora - [almost] completely free of reference; based on the songs and poems of Hawksley Workman. This is an idea I've had in the back of my mind for quite a while now; I decided it was time I got to work on it.
For more information on The Isadora Project - for the most recent updates and to find out how to purchase your favourite conceptualization of Isadora, visit the main blog HERE.
We all burn for [an] Isadora.
We all burn for [an] Isadora.
Similar to my 31 Days of Halloween sketch-card series, I'm trying something new: 25 Days of Christmas!
It all starts today, December 1st, 2011 with Scrooge McDuck from "Mickey's Christmas Carol" (1983)! This card is currently up for grabs - $20 and FREE SHIPPING!!!
Email slatermark33(at)hotmail(dot)com if interested.
Hope ya digs!
Hope ya digs!
Continuing with the theme of getting back into weekly sketch-blog challenges, here is my submission for last week's Illustration Friday topic, "Round". It's "Short Round" from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom! Hope ya digs!
I decided it was high-time I got back into the weekly challenges of the sketch-blogs I'm a part of; what better topic to start off on than Art Jumble "Walking Dead"? Here's my submission: Rick Grimes (TV version). Hope ya digs!
So, on October 29th, 2011 I was at Paradise Comics in Toronto for my first ever signing - it was a good time! Special thanks again to Doug for arranging the whole thing, as well as to Marvin Law and DK for the chatter. Sold some books, had a few laughs, and did a couple of sketchs; see you next time!
Still going! More from my 31 Days of Halloween 2011 series - October 16th to 20ths cards are all of characters from Ray Bradbury's classic, "The Halloween Tree"! I watch the cartoon-movie every year; it's narrated by Ray Bradbury and Mr. Moundshroud is voiced by none other than Leonard Nimoy!
|Mr. Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud|
Despite heavy delays, 31 Days of Halloween 2011 continues! Here are the eight newest cards for October 8th to 15th. So far, all of these are still up for grabs at $20.00 each with FREE SHIPPING!!! Email slatermark33(at)hotmail(dot)com if interested! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
|October 8th - Egon|
|October 9th - Ray|
|October 10th - Peter|
|October 11th - Winston|
|October 12th - Janine|
|October 13th - Rick Grimes|
|October 14th - Herbert West|
|October 15th - Ash|
In case you missed it, I was featured in the Barrie Examiner this weekend (Saturday, October 29th, 2011)! I was interviewed as a local artist - the focus being on Dreadful comics, sketch-cards and my custom zombie portraits. Below is a photograph of myself and Cheryl Brown - the woman who interviewed me and I zombified! (Also below is a bigger version of her custom zombie portrait). Special thanks to Cheryl Brown and Brian Rodnick of the Examiner for their support and the exposure! To read the full article, click here.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!! I, Mark Slater, will be having my first-ever official signing at Paradise Comics today - October 29th, 2011 - between noon and 5pm!!!
Items I will have for sale include:
- Dreadful - issues one and two,
- Sketch-cards (including new 31 Days of Halloween cards),
- Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders - issues one and two, and
- Custom Zombie Portraits!
Be sure to come out and get yours; I will not be the only artist - they will also be featuring the talents of Marvin Law! Again, that's today, October 29th, 2011 at Paradise Comics on Yonge Street! See you there! For more information, click here.
Come one, come all to Barrie's third annual zombie walk - happening October 29th, 2011! More details on their webpage here; you can also find them on facebook! While I, sadly, am unable to attend, I will be donating prizes for first, second and third place winners; winners will receive a regular, small and sketch-card-sized custom zombie portrait.
On Monday, October 24th, I did an interview with Kurt Sasso of TGT Webcomics! Kurt and I met at FanExpo 2010 where he interviewed Lance and I. Unfortunately, we didn't get much of a chance to chat at FanExpo 2011, but he graciously asked me to go on his TGT Halloween podcast to talk about Dreadful, my sketch-cards and custom zombie portraits! Thanks Kurt!!! Click on the image below to hear the interview!!!