Saturday, May 10, 2014

Opening day is May 17th, 2014

…and you are invited! One week from today "Time Intrusionator" featuring Ernest Oglby Punkweiler and many Seattle illustrators, will debut!
I'd love to have you stop by the museum and see all the cool stuff we've put together.
I'll be there in costume, signing postcards and books.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Illustrator Comic Guy for AIGA Workshop

I have some buddies in the Seattle design community that are looking for a comic/illustrator guy to do a workshop for LINK. Link is part of the Seattle AIGA chapter and the workshops are for high school kids that are interested in design and graphics (and yeah, illustration too!) They last about half day on a weekend. I've done a few of these and they are fun stuff, you show your work do a quick project and answer some questions. So if you're feelin' all mentor-ish contact me at and I'll forward you on. Thanks!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hey Everyone, one of our TAG members, Kevin Hanna, has a kickstarter comic book project that just kicked off, check it out here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1588801126/creature-academy-the-legacy-a-steampunk-graphic-no?ref=email If you like what you see please support Creature Academy and tell your friends (I have no affiliation with this project) Mike

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Digital Art competition!


Hello everyone, I need your help to spread the word about this great opportunity for artists!
Artists don’t need to fill out any fancy forms, just click on the “I agree” button and email their art submission before the end of the month to be considered for an art exhibit and competition.
Only five submissions so far, so I’d say your odds are pretty good! J


Deadline is September 1ST

Best Illustration = $500
Best Sculpture = $500
Best Animation = $500
Best of Show = $1,500

Best of my wishes,
Kamal Siegel ;)

SOTW 287


Not the prettiest of sketch pages but I had fun with the
brush pen! Weird guy and guinea pigs by Emily.


Since 2007 I've been posting a sketch/doodle/whatever every week on my site. I'll be continuing this trend here on my blog and on my new site:
http://www.vinodrams.com/sotw/

Sunday, July 8, 2012

TAG Comic Book update

Here's an update on the TAG comic book... I need to do some research to see just how much it will cost.  That will inform the discussion we need to have- namely, how much does each contributor pay?  Do we do it by the page?  Will we have color in this thing, or will it be all B & W?  We will want to have a few pages in the book for an introduction and bios, as well as a page or two for signing/drawing on.

Emerald City comic con has started selling tables in Artist Alley.  Here are the details:  http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/artist-alley/  They have sold out before, and there's a lot of folks already listed for next year, so if you want to sell books and other stuff, I would suggest getting on this now.  There aren't any rules about sharing tables, so 2 people can share a table to cut costs.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Call for Entries for a TAG Comic Book!

Okay, I'm going to officially kick this off... who wants in on a TAG anthology comic book?  I figure if we start now and we get 10-15 artists to contribute we can print up loads of copies and have them to sell/trade by the 2013 convention season.  Specifically, I would want to target the book being done for ECCC 2013.

At this point I'm just interested in a show of hands... who's with me?

I've reset the date on this post so that it would stay sticky and on the top of the blog for a bit.  If we get enough interest I'll probably start a new blog just for the comic book.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Please return my sketchbook!


SMASH AND GRAB... someone broke into my car tonight (the Fremont area of Seattle) and stole my backpack that had volume 10 of my graphic novel art in it! Along with my classic iPod, parking remote for work, brand new noise canceling headphones,... glass all over the interior of the car and I had to drive home on three freeways with no side window at 1am.
If anyone would like to help and put up some of these flyers around the Fremont area of Seattle, I'd appreciate it.
Thank you.

-Mike

Thursday, June 14, 2012

TLC workshops

Hello!  I just wanted to post a flyer here about the TLC workshops.  I went to the Justin Gerard one, and thought that other people in the TAG group might also benefit (and could possibly teach) at these workshops.  Tara Chang, the illustrator who is organizing these, has some amazing artists interested in participating, so keep an eye on http://tlcworkshops.blogspot.com/ for new info.

I have a new website at http://amsartor.com/, seelie.com is still running but will be taken down at some point in the future.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Life Drawing?

I've had some people express interest in adding life drawing to TAG.  My instinct is to keep the 1st Tuesday of the month for a regular TAG meeting and create a second monthly(?) meeting for the life drawing.  What do you folks think?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

McQuarrie - Moebius post

I put up a little tribute for two amazing artists that passed away this month on my blog. Also I started a blog....and re-vamped my site! Check em' out:
www.vinodrams.com
www.vinodrams.blogspot.com

Enjoy!

Friday, February 10, 2012

TAG sketches






Just some sketches from this past TAG.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

@TAGnorth

I've created a Twitter profile for TAG... It's called @TAGnorth but I consider it something that both the original TAG group as well as our group up here could enjoy getting info from.  If you follow it, then I will follow you and retweet stuff that might be of interest to all.  Check it out!

Friday, January 20, 2012

I started posting a new online comic. I hope you like it.

http://www.tashunke.com/


Starfall WIP




Here's some process work from a personal project I'm working on. It will eventually be a 2d sidescroller in the (hopefully) not too distant future.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Retro Game Art Show

Click on the headline for more info about this upcoming event.  A number of TAG folks will be contributing to this show so check it out!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nate interviewed on Podcast

Click on the headline to go to the website of a new podcast called "Making Comics" and listen to Nate talk it up with a couple of other comic artists!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Recent sketches...



One was for "Sketch Pistols" and the other was for "15 minute sketch challenge"... Hope you dig 'em!

MC

Friday, October 28, 2011

Beorn the Giant


Fan art of the shapeshifting giant from the Hobbit. Surprisingly, there isn't much art done of him. There's some Hilderbrant bros. paintings and and a John Howe piece but that's all I could easily find.

Beorn instantly became my favorite character after reading the Hobbit this year so I was compelled to to do some fanart! I kinda made him a little less human, like he's already half bear in his giant form.

Enjoy!

(and yes I only read the Hobbit this year. Stop with your nerd judging, I had foreign born parents. They didn't' know/care about stodgy Englishmen that liked to write about hairy dwarves and sexy elves)