Submitted by kevinbolk on Wed, 04/08/2009 - 12:44
Every so often I receive gift art from some very talented folks who dig my cartoons and I'm both honored and humbled by every one. I figured it was about time I give them some space here on kevinbolk.com, so I've set up a new section over in the gallery. There's a number of hilarious gold pants artworks inspired by this strip in there too (I guess they're catching on), so check 'em out!
And again, thanks to all you folks who made these for me. If you've created some of your own, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll proudly post them for all the world to see.
In other news, I've finally kicked this month-long head cold and am catching up on all of my projects. For you folks who emailed me about it, yes...I'm My Own Mascot is updating again. Thanks for your enthusiasm and encouragement on that. I'm also working with the folks over at Interrobang Studios on some some big changes to our website and comics. I'll update you guys when I have more details about that. All I can say for now is I'm really excited about the direction we're going in. I'll keep you all posted.
And on that note, it's back to the ol' drawing board (minus the hot tea and cough drops this time. Yay!).
Submitted by kevinbolk on Mon, 03/23/2009 - 16:29
I'm sure pretty much everyone reading this has read at least one Little Golden Book at some point during their childhood. I still have a warm fondness for the series and as I'm aspiring to get into children's book illustration, I find them an excellent source of inspiration as well.
So imagine my delight when I found out that the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore was running an exhibit featuring original art from some of the most popular Golden Books over the last 50+ years. Naturally, I paid a visit over the weekend. Poky Little Puppy, Doctor Dan, the Color Kittens; they were all here. I had a great time and came home feeling really fired-up creatively, which is good since I'm putting together and sending out portfolios this week.
The exhibit will be at the library until May 9th. So if you live in the MD/PA/DC area or plan to visit, you should totally check it out. More info can be found here: http://www.prattlibrary.org/calendar/series.aspx?folder=1666
Nothing much else to report. Preparing for the spring/summer con season and working on some new books and prints to sell. The warm weather always gets my energy up for art and cartooning.
Speaking of which, I should be getting back to work. New "I'm my own Mascot" cartoons should be back in about two weeks while I work on the convention stuff. Look forward to it!
Back to the ol' drawing board...!
Submitted by kevinbolk on Mon, 03/16/2009 - 16:23
I'm really happy to announce that one of my illustrations will be featured in the Darkstalkers Tribute Artbook coming soon from Udon Entertainment and Capcom. More info can be found at their website here.
I can't show off my illustration for the book just yet, as Udon wants to keep it under wraps until the books comes out. I'll be posting news of release dates and stuff as soon as it's available. In the meantime, you Darkstalkers fans can check out my other entries to the contest over in the Illustration Gallery.
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