Notes from the Cartoon Art Museum

Here are my sketches fromĀ  Image Comics: A Twentieth Anniversary Celebration at the Cartoon Art Museum. The exhibit was a lot smaller than I had expected but it turned out that the limited size worked in favor of the art. There were tremendous amounts of detail in each original page and cover, so I had to spend a lot of time looking at them.

I learned how to draw Grifter from one of the old masters, Jim Lee. Yes, back in junior high I considered these guys to be the “old masters”. Where are Grifter’s guns? I must admit, I didn’t have much fun drawing his hands splayed out like that.

Mako, the shark guy from the Savage Dragon, was sketched from a collaborative piece with all the Image power players. I’m guessing that Erik Larson drew that particular character in the original piece. Of course, there were a few pieces from The Walking Dead in the exhibit. I was drawn to Charlie Adlard’s moody cover.