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!
I had a great time at the MangaNEXT Convention at the Sheraton Meadowlands in New Jersey this past weekend. There were so many talented artists at the event as well as some amazing cosplay by attendees!
I hosted a couple workshops where I shared design tips and the process for creating a comic. I also did a Warriors drawing demo and gave away those sketches.\
This was the first con where I’ve had a table in Artists Alley and I took commissions for pet portraits. I had so much fun drawing pets, signing books and meeting fans of the Warriors manga. Thanks to Bryan and Ezra at MangaNEXT as well as to all the guests who stopped by my table!
Below are photos of guests with their commissions as well as some of the portraits I drew.
A commission of some handsome pups!
Hi! I’ve been very busy with work lately. I just finished inking and toning my last Warriors manga, Skyclan and The Stranger: After the Flood (sneak peeks to come soon), am working on some animations, and taking commissions for pet portraits.
If you are interested in commissioning a drawing of a favorite pet, e-mail James@JLBarry.com – they make great Christmas gifts! Here is my drawing pad with some preliminary sketches. The finals will be in ink and watercolor.
Drawings start at $20!