Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MTV Live Art Auctioned for Charity

You can now bid on all of the artwork from the MTV Geek Launch Party in New York City. All proceeds will go to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), a fine organization that gives much-needed support to comic creators and industry folk in legal dismay.

"GO! Go, Cut Creator, go! Go, Cut Creator, go! Go, Cut Creator, go!"
- King Gum Crosland

Monday, October 25, 2010

On The Slate - 10/25 - Mas Sketch

These are more sketches from my commission noodling session. A good sketch session is great for clearing out the cobwebs and finding the energy behind a solid, finished piece. It's also a nice way to tumble around a single concept, in order to discover the best way to execute the final. Of course, that's the mindset when working on an illustration for a job. But I like to be able to bring that to the table on my more independent work, as well.

"They were all Honeymooners and I met every one.
That story is over, but my rhyme ain't done!"

- Gum.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

On The Slate - Commission Sketchin!

Just working my way through some ideas for a painting I've been commissioned for, by a collector in The Bay Area. I love drawing like this, because the process is all heart and instinct. I just let The Beast take hold, and open my eyes when it's done ravaging the page.

"Pure scientific intelligence, with one point of relevance: MC's whose styles need Velamints."
- Gum.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

NYCC Sketches and MTV Live Art!

At long last, here are my art pics from the glorious adventures we had in New York, during NYCC and the MTV Geek launch party. Thanks to all the wonderful folks who showed love and support at the convention. I hope everyone enjoys the books and art they picked up from mine and Food One's table. And karate chops and high-fives to everyone who made the live art party such a surreal success. That pub's dancefloor is STILL aching from the awesome power of our sexy moves!

"So forget Oreos. Eat Cool J cookies. I'M BAD!"
- King Gum.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We Came, We Saw, We Kicked NYCC's Ass!

I've returned from NYCC, exhausted but victorious. It was a great show, and an even better visit to The Big Apple. Thanks to all the fine friends, fiends, colleagues and fans who made the experience oh-so-rad. I'll get some photos and art pics posted this week.

"Who ya gonna call?"
- The Real Gumbuster.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

On The Slate - Pencils and NYCC Prep

I'm typing this to the sounds of Willie Evans Jr's high-powered solo LP, Lab Shrapnel. The photos above include the rough pencils for a new drawing, some of my packaging prep for NYCC, and the further adventures of my "El Vaquero" warm-up painting.

- Dave, The King Gum.