My illustration of “Captain Greenbeard” made the editor’s pick in Next Magazine’s annual Comics issue. The Captain is a well recognized NYC personality often seen at Riis Beach in amazing costumes. He goes by many names (“Rockaway Betty”, “The Queen of Queens”) and is never without his pup and trusty parrot!
Been busy making tons of art but unfortunately, it’s nothing that can be posted online yet. A couple of children’s picture books are coming soon and I’ve been doing a lot storyboard work which is awesome. Storyboarding is a lot of fun as it combines my interest in film technique with illustration. The ad work is all very “top secret” but a short film has already been shot so hopefully I can share that soon.
The school year is wrapping up so I’m also busy with my after-school cartooning class. Below is a handout for a lesson on “special effects”. There are some really talented cartoonists this year and several of them have utilized these techniques to make some awesome comics. I thought I’d share the handout for other artists (and fans of cat fights).
Credit goes to Mort Walker (creator of Beetle Bailey) for coining the term “Emanata”.