I'm Mike, I'm 22 and I'm currently enrolled in the Sequential Art MFA program at SCAD. I draw stuff sometimes.

 

Static Shock thumbnails and tight roughs for 502 Visual Storytelling

 KITTY PRYDE

I’ve been listening to rachelandmiles X-plain the X-Men, which is this awesome podcast where husband and wife X-perts explain the ins, outs, and retcons of the X-Men. And in their latest episode they issued an art challenge to create a costume for Kitty Pryde, because during her formative years as a character she likes to do a lot of dressing up.
So this is what I made for them!

 KITTY PRYDE

I’ve been listening to rachelandmiles X-plain the X-Men, which is this awesome podcast where husband and wife X-perts explain the ins, outs, and retcons of the X-Men. And in their latest episode they issued an art challenge to create a costume for Kitty Pryde, because during her formative years as a character she likes to do a lot of dressing up.

So this is what I made for them!

Belcher Family Portrait
Been the first of many crazy busy weeks to come, so to unwind from all the drawing I did, I drew a picture of the Belcher family!

Belcher Family Portrait

Been the first of many crazy busy weeks to come, so to unwind from all the drawing I did, I drew a picture of the Belcher family!

empaya-comics asked
Dear Chris, what are (in your opinion) the top 5 mistakes to avoid, when creating comics? Thank you very much in advance.

chrissamnee:

I really only have 4. I tried to think of more but each new thing already fit into one of these categories. So okay, here goes:

1) Going off script: Stick to the script whenever possible. If you think you’ve come up a with a better solution to a problem, check in with your writer and/or editor before you do execute it.. There could very well be a reason *your* idea isn’t the best one either.

2) Being a disappearing act: If this is the job you want to do for a living, make yourself available. Answer emails. Pick up the phone. I realize that the majority of us arty types are home-bodies at heart but you have to be willing to talk to your collaborators if you want to get anything accomplished.

3) Missing deadlines: Deadlines are in place for a reason. Turn your stuff in on time, people!! For every day late that your piece of the project is, you’re shaving off a day of work from every person who follows after you. Monthly comics can sometimes be a grind, but if we’re all getting our work in on time it can run like a well-oiled machine. Don’t be the weak link.
And this going along with #2 but— if your deadline is fast approaching and you don’t think you’re going to hit it, don’t be ashamed. Kids get sick, accidents happen… but call your editor and let them know you’re going to be late. I’m sure they’d rather know ahead of time and be able to plan ahead with a fill-in or maybe tweaking the schedule.

4) Doesn’t play well with others : This is a small industry and nobody benefits from jerky behavior. Treat everyone as you would want to be treated. And I do mean *everyone*. You never know who, be they intern, flatter assistant, etc,. could wind up being your boss one day.

I’m gonna jump on this Justice League lady team bandwagon

Daily Sketch Series: Shadow Lass

Tasmia Mallor is a warrior from the planet Talok VIII, a nightless desert world that revolves around twin suns. Like other high-ranking Talokians, Tasmia wields the evolutionary ability to create darkness to provide shade. But Tasmia is able to manipulate and harden her shadow constructs. Tasmia joined the Legion of Superheroes as Shadow Lass.

Daily Sketch Series: Shadow Lass

Tasmia Mallor is a warrior from the planet Talok VIII, a nightless desert world that revolves around twin suns. Like other high-ranking Talokians, Tasmia wields the evolutionary ability to create darkness to provide shade. But Tasmia is able to manipulate and harden her shadow constructs. Tasmia joined the Legion of Superheroes as Shadow Lass.

Daily Sketch Series: Princess Projectra

Wilimena Morgana Daergina Annaxandra Projectra Velorya Vauxhall (commonly known as Jeckie) is the planet-princess on the serpentine wealth world of Orando that possesses a royal ability to create multi-sensory illusions. Inspired by the Legion, she joins the team as a financial benefactor as Princess Projectra. She is in love with Karate Kid.

Daily Sketch Series: Princess Projectra

Wilimena Morgana Daergina Annaxandra Projectra Velorya Vauxhall (commonly known as Jeckie) is the planet-princess on the serpentine wealth world of Orando that possesses a royal ability to create multi-sensory illusions. Inspired by the Legion, she joins the team as a financial benefactor as Princess Projectra. She is in love with Karate Kid.

Daily Sketch Series: Karate Kid

Val Armorr was trained in “Super-Karate” in New Japan, and is able to channel his Ki and identify an opponent’s weaknesses. Armorr auditioned for the Legion after the death of Ferro Lad and joined as Karate Kid. Val is in love with his fellow legion recruit, Princess Projectra.

Daily Sketch Series: Karate Kid

Val Armorr was trained in “Super-Karate” in New Japan, and is able to channel his Ki and identify an opponent’s weaknesses. Armorr auditioned for the Legion after the death of Ferro Lad and joined as Karate Kid. Val is in love with his fellow legion recruit, Princess Projectra.