CK61938 VIBING ON THE BATMOBILE DESIGNED BY CHRISCROSS

NOW.. i don’t usually deal with people’s reviews. It’s been my experience that most reviewers that take it upon themselves to review comic work in general… or even my work… can be scathing for no reason and critical with no understanding of the concept of what i do or why i do them… and my advice is and will always be… if you’re going to do reviews of anyone’s work in comics, you’d better know your stuff.   Otherwise, artists, writers and colorists will NOT like you.

 

that being said, someone turned me on to this brother Brit on YouTube and he’s been reviewiing and chronicling Smallville Season 11 since it’s inception on the digital landscape.  And i gotta say, he’s very respectable, if he makes mistakes, he will issue an apology and get the actual facts of the matter exposed and when he reviews, he’s really just giving the chronicling of what he read without the sensationalist nonsense… and never gives the spoilers.  So kudos to the man in CK!!  

 

and he’s digging the Batmobile i designed and he gets that i wanted it to be massive and agressive.  As he says, ‘IT’S A BEAST.”

 

Yes, CK. IT’s a BEAST!! :OD  So much so, i really want the cast of the guys from DREAM MACHINES on SYFY Channel to make one in the real world. How cool would that be?

 

FACETS OF CREATIVITY INTERVIEWS CHRISCROSS

It’s been a bit since i’ve done any interviewing, but i decided that has to end.  So in keeping with me finally coming out of my cave, i’ve been setting up an interviewing tear.  This is the first of a couple that i’ve set up to let people know what i’m up to.  Wesley Sherrod runs the Facets of Creativity blog and when he asked to do the interview, i had no problem with it.  So please do…

 

… read it and enjoy. 

 

He even surprised me by tracking down some old art from other books past and left for your perusal.

Nice!

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http://facetsofcreativity.blogspot.com/?m=0

In Brightest Day, in Blackest night,…. CHRISCROSS WILL AID IN DEFEATING THE THIRD ARMY.

I will soon be starting on the art chores for the GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL due out in late January.  And i’m going to have fun doing it, Lord Willing… ๐Ÿ˜€

So be ready for the ride. I get to work with my old Firestorm editor now turned master scribe, Peter Tomasi!  It’ll be a great reunion.

As T.D JAKES says, ” GET READY, GET READY, GET READY!!”

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2012/10/11/announcing-new-annuals-for-january

Here’s the promo pitch:

 

GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #1

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by CHRISCROSS

On sale JANUARY 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

•“RISE OF THE THIRD ARMY” ends here!

• Thanks to the Third Army, the Guardians have shut down the Green Lantern Corps!

• Everything from the GREEN LANTERN comics from the past few months has been building to this.

• Get ready for a go-for-broke ending, which sets up the next great GREEN LANTERN event!

 

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The next chapter of Smallville :Detective is out on COMIXOLOGY

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Check it out! The next story of the new Detective is here on Smallville!

http://twitter.com/comiXology?uid=15935920&iid=am-27825118013503877786395344&…

LOOKING FOR CLUES

Since the next chapter of SMALLVILLE : DETECTIVE is out in Comixology, most people may not know of the massive recaps that they retell in summary at the Smallville Wiki. So while I get my color versions of the Smallville concepts togedduh, that can be a nice place to get to know all things Smallville season eleven. Warning, though… There may be spoilers.
http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/Detective

WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU INDIEGOGO or YOU WANNA BE KICKSTARTIN’ SOMETHIN’…

okay… SO I’M doing my research to see what will be the best crowdfunding site to go to since myself and Vito Delsante are kicking up a gear to get our projects out there. ย And i come across this rambunctious sister by the name of Robin Dempsey, who did a great amount of research on the ins and outs of getting funding through www.kickstarter.com (KICKSTARTER) and www.indiegogo.com (INDIEGOGO)… since these are the 2 most popular right now… and what the benefits will be for putting your said project on either or.

So while i’m compiliing my information, i thought it would be good to share Robin’s wealth of info.

Last i checked, her project did pretty well. ย So if we all do the right research, crowdfunding proves that even in this economy, people love to see creative people go through extraordinary lengths to entertain them and will pay to help you do it in their own way. ย So… here’s her vid, and don’t let her cute face throw you…

… she’s very crafty. ย And that’s what it takes to be a shark about your dreams. ;D

So grab your wine glasses, pour out your best Moet…. or ginger ale…. ain’t nobuddy judgin’ heeyuh… and toast to your potential success.

Cuz if you don’t change, you die.

and hey, if winning was easy, losers would do it.

Right?

JOSEPH P. ILLIDGE: an editor in a NO MAN’S LAND

This blog isn’t just about me, you know.  It’s also about many other interests…. Like my dear friend and colleague, Joseph Illdge, having a say about when he was a part of a major storyline in DC Comics… a storyline that changed the shape of the way Batman was being told. It’s great to be  on the forefront of something everyone enjoys yet no one cares to know the inner workings of, … 

that is …

unless it’s being presented to you… then it’s like..

 

Ohh YEAHHH… that’s what happened.

 

So…

 

SEE WHAT HAPPENED! 

Read Joe’s interview and like it!! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

http://www.cgmagazine.ca/articles/articles/item/19709-reflections-on-no-man-s…

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The progress of NIGHTWING: before she became Barbara…

    When Bryan Q. Miller and i sat down on the phone and hashed out the details about NightWing, he at first thought it would be great to give her purple hair… which would be cool, but i thought that doing so while Hit Girl was still in the thoughts of many fans may encroatch on the popularity of Stephanie Brown. Who was NightWing before the echelon decided Barbara was the way to go.  

 

Poor Stephanie.. If she was black, i’d pull the race card. ๐Ÿ˜€

She don’t drink, she don’t smoke and she’s a great athlete.  Someone needs to come up with a great schtick for her. She’s DUE.  

 

Speaking of Negro… the color in spanish, not the name for my culture in the 70’s… :D, My first thought was if we’re doing Stephanie Brown why not have the Smallville version of her be ethnic?  Like Stephanie Brown the SISTUH?  No one would expect it, i think people would except it because anything can happen in Smallville and you can take chances where everything is more rigid and set in the DCU.  I think i scare Miller a bit. HEH…  yeah, that’s the ticket.

I thought it would be great to see Bats with a black sistuh-soulja and they can both get all urban-guerilla and stuh…

Who’s going to believe that a blond white girl is living the rough life in the ‘hood?  I thought it would be great to bring in a more diverse contingent.  Not so.. how do you say… uh.. UNIVERSAL. 

Yeah… that’s the ticket.

But he wanted to see it and i let it fly but i also put some cool stuff together face-wise on the blond sistuh-soulja.  White girls can fight too. Just watch the YOOTOOBZ. ๐Ÿ˜€

I wanted my version of NightWing to be memorable yet funky. So i did some small sketches and let them run with it.  Hope you see where i was going with it.  

If you’ve been collecting the Smallville epps and issues, you already know which way the echelon went. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Hey, it’s all good.  Hope you like the sketches and a small view in my head. The color versions of NightWIng is next posting. ๐Ÿ˜€

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SORCERER KINGS TRADE PAPERBACK

I feel great about Sorcerer Kings dropping as a trade paperback!! And look where it’s selling, dawg!! Just hit the links!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1401232663
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/superman-batman-various/1111618320
http://www.booksamillion.com/p/SupermanBatman/9781401234461
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DC10837&mode=retail

 

Here’s art anippets from the “Sorcerer Kings”….

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Have fun linking up and buy, buy, buy!!!