Monday, July 17, 2017

Help to make Google honor Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby Fan Campaign To Get Google to Honor the Comicbook Legend 


Jack "King" Kirby

E-mail Google Now! And often!

Bucky and Captain America


This year is the centennial of legendary comic book creator Jack Kirby. In honor of this special occasion, a fan campaign is calling for Google to honor the man behind many of today’s most popular comic book characters with his very own Google Doodle on his birthday: August 28, 2017.

See more info here.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Man With No Name

A digital art piece I created using ArtRage software and Wacom hardware.

art copyright © 2017 H. Simpson

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Inviting 100 Artists to Draw 100 Kirby Characters to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

In this 100th year celebration of Jack Kirby, how about we get a hundred artists to draw 100 characters created by The King; whom we all draw inspiration from in our comicbook art. One hundred characters or teams have been carefully selected to represent all periods from The King’s career. Digital files will be submitted at the proportional size of 6.625“ x 10.25“ and will be 300 dpi. One character per artist. We then put it together as a plain vanilla .CBR and an interactive PDF with everyone getting the credit they deserve The layout of the issue will be roughly: 1. Cover 2. A short text piece about Kirby 3. Bio about Kirby. 4. The pin-ups or sequential pages created by the 100 artists. However, you want to pay tribute to him based on the character selected. 5. Credit pages with each artist providing name or username, country, favorite Kirby issue, your web-site link. 6. Back cover This will not be printed. It is strictly for download by the participating artists and whoever has the link. Due date to submit completed art is May 31st. Art can be in color or black & white. Do what you are best at; drawing or painting. Completed book and links to be provided on July 30th.

Extended Deadline:

  • Submit art by Sep 15th
Okay, lets celebrate!

Start by putting in your bid for the character you want to draw in the comments below. Indicate your request by name.

*Note: Artists should use Kirby's designs of the characters, not their own redesigns or that of any artists who drew the characters after Kirby. The original post will be updated as slots are filled by artists.

Final files size of 6.625“ x 10.25“ and will be 300 dpi (25 MB max file size) can be uploaded to Dropbox.
A Absorbing Man Agent Axis Annihilus - NewYorkPicasso Ant-Man B Big Barda - Jeloschi Black Bolt - BeeCo Black Panther (comics) - ** Black Racer (DC Comics) - Crimson Spider Boy Commandos (entire team) - Marty Nozz Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (original team) Bucky Barnes C Captain America - bedtime143 Celestial (any one or all) Challengers of the Unknown (entire team) D Darkseid - ** Deep Six (DC Comics, entire team) Devil Dinosaur - ** Doctor Doom - ** Dragon Man - Ekotek E Ego the Living Planet - Dan 3000 Enchantress (Marvel Comics) - Wender1 Eternals (any one or entire team) - Exoravant Etrigan the Demon - Dann Executioner (comics) - Hangman F Fantastic Four (entire original team) - Veritas71 Female Furies (entire team) - Eran Aviani Fighting American Fin Fang Foom Fly (Archie Comics) - Shaw Forager (comics) - ramon714 Forever People (any one or entire team)) - Earl Crump II (Divine Art Online) Frightful Four (entire original team) - Stoat Nick Fury (S.H.I.E.L.D agent) - Lord Dubu G Galactus - Fatmancomics Giant-Man - Brian Smith Granny Goodness - D.C. Groot - Einar Guardian (DC Comics) H Hela - ** Hercules (Marvel Comics) - Marcus  Kelligrew High Evolutionary - Christopher Chamberlain Hulk - Scmarooney I Impossible Man Infinity-Man - Darrell Goza Inhumans (entire original team) - Richard Dominguez Iron Man - Ratcrack It! The Living Colossus J Gabe Jones Juggernaut - CrazyMobius K Kamandi - Howard Simpson Kang the Conqueror - Golgotha Klarion the Witch Boy - reedrothchild29 Klaw (Marvel Comics) - Joe Martino Krang (Marvel Comics) L Lockjaw - John Paterson Lightray - Miller Ramos Loki - JC Immortal M Machine Man - David McClain Mad Thinker - Pete Tha Creep Magneto - MetaAbe Manhunter Medusa - ** Mister Miracle - Sdowner M.O.D.O.K. - Pencilero Mole Man - Basilisk N New Gods (any one or entire team) - Ian Dorian Newsboy Legion (entire team) O Oberon (comics) Odin (comics) - Daniele Garbugli OMAC (Buddy Blank) - Gregory Giordano (Flameape) Orion - ** P Parademon Psycho-Man - Crazyjedichicken
Puppet Master - Peter Kuper Q Quasimodo (comics) Quicksilver (comics) R Radioactive Man (comics) - Juan Manuel Almirón (J.M.A.) Red Skull - Hadesillustration Ronan the Accuser S Sandman (DC Comics) - Jon (Superman) Bogdanove Scarlet Witch - Seithe Sentinel - ChrisH Sharon Carter (Agent 13) - Doomsmith Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos (entire team) Sif (comics) - Hawkswift Silver Surfer - Slyaguilar Sky Masters (entire team) Super-Skrull - Teratophile T Thing - Battlewraith Thor (Marvel Comics) - Almayer
Tigra (DC Comics) - Fallenangel Two-Gun Kid U Uatu - RonB V Vision (Timely Comics) - Brian Romero W Adam Warlock - Shane Campos Warriors Three (entire team) - Paul (X-Men) Smith Wasp - Always Drawing Wonder Man - Joseph Dredd X X-Men (entire original team) - ** Y Young Allies (Marvel Comics, entire original team) Z Arnim Zola - 1peace Baron Zemo - Rick Lucey

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Inviting 100 Artists to Celebrate Will Eisner's Centennial Year

Will Eisner drawing The Spirit in the 1970s
In this Will Eisner Centennial Year, how about we get a hundred artists to draw 100 characters created by The Master Storyteller; who has inspired many of us in our comicbook art.

Here is a gallery of Eisner creations: http://abbadabba.com/eisner/content/index.html


Characters created by Will Eisner have been selected for 100 artists to draw. Digital files will be submitted at the proportional size of 6.625“ x 10.25“ and will be 300 dpi.  One character per artist. However, that character may be drawn by more than one artist. For instance, There are two spots for Ebony White and 8 spots open for 8 artists to draw Silk Satin.


After all art is received, we then put it together as a plain vanilla .CBR  and an interactive PDF with everyone getting the credit  they deserve


The layout of the issue will be roughly:


1. Cover


2. A short text piece about Eisner.


3. Bio about Eisner.


4. The pin-ups or sequential pages created by the 100 artists. However, you want to pay tribute to him based on the character selected.


5. Credit pages with each artist providing name or username, country, favorite Eisner story or character, your web-site link.


6. Back cover


This will not be printed. It is strictly for download by the participating artists and whoever has the link.


Due date to submit completed art is September 15th. Art can be in color or black & white. Do what you are best at; drawing or painting. A Dropbox will be set-up to receive files.


Okay, lets celebrate!


Start by putting in your bid for the character you want to draw in the comments below. Indicate your request by number and name.


The original post will be updated as slots are filled by artists.

Final files size of 6.625“ x 10.25“ and will be 300 dpi (25 MB max file size) can be uploaded to Dropbox.


1. Wonder Man - Juan Manuel Almirón (J.M.A.) 2. Mr. Mystic 3- Castanet 4 - Ice Waters 5 - 6 Lady Luck 5 - bedtime143 6 7. Hazel P. Macbeth 8. The Flame 9. Mister Carrion - Crazyjedichicken 10. Uncle Sam 11 - 12 Doll Man 11 - Shaw 12 13 - 14 Black Condor 13 - Luis Germosen Jr 14 15. John Law - Captain Slow 16. Detective Grey 17 - 18 Blackhawk 17 18 19. Police Commissioner Dolan - Pencilero 20. Dr. Cobra 21 - 26 The Octopus 21 - Paul (X-Men) Smith 27. Thorne Strand 28. Plaster of Paris - Eran Aviani 29. Hawks of the Seas 30 - 38 The Spirit 30 - Diesel 31 - Micky
32 - Peter Kuper
39 - 46 Sheena, Queen of the Jungle 39 - ChrisH 40 - Veritas71 47 - 52 P'Gell 47 - Howard Simpson 53 - Mrs. Ferguson 54 - Monica 55 - Slip Claws 56 - Dick Whittler - Ron B 57 - 62 Sand Saref 63 - Silken Floss 64 - Flaxen Weaver 65 - Pinhead - VagabondX 66 - Bleak & Sparrow 67 - The O'Dolan 68 - Natchez Nellie 69 - Wisp O'Smoke 70 - Miss Cosmek 71 - Darling O'Shea - Popninja 72 - Skinny Bones 73 - Duclet Tone 74 - Autumn Mews 75 - Nylon Rose 76 - The Black Queen - Almayer 77 - Powder Pouf 78 - Wild Rice 79 - 86 Silk Satin 87 - Lorelei Rox 88 - Orcha Chornya 89 - Lily Lotus 90 - Sylvie Vault 91 - Olga Bustle 92 - Dusk 93 - Rosie Lee 94 - Saree 95 - Bridgget Doon 96 - Kretchma, War Bride - Earl Crump II (Divine Art Online) 97 - Pantha Stalk 98 - 100 Ellen Dolan 98 - Pep 99 100

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Support David G. Brown's Kickstarter


Barack, Race and the Media: The Obama Legacy

This Kickstarter project will be a book featuring a collection of Political Cartoons focusing on the journey and legacy of the first African American President of the United States of American, Barack Hussein Obama depicted from the perspective of a diverse group of Political cartoonists. Inspired by the NAACP Image award winning Political cartoon book by David G. Brown Barack, Race and the Media: Drawing my Own Conclusions originally published in 2008. 

The book will feature the work of Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper cartoonist David G. Brown, Latino syndicated cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, David Horsey, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning Los Angeles Times editorial cartoonist, Tim Jackson cartoonist and author of the book Pioneering Cartoonist of Color, Steve Greenberg and others.



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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Winners for ArtRage 5

Congratulations to All of the Winners of our ArtRage 5 Giveaways


Become My Patron on Patreon - Akhil Harihar (no photo)

Caption This - Michael Muhammad 
Check out his web-site.
He's a baker. Hmmm.... looks good!

Winter Drawing Challenge - Deborah French


Show Your Desktop - Yordan Kisyov and see his art at http://kisyov.deviantart.com/

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