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Appearance #51! Tom Corbett: Space Cadet #1 by Mauricio Hunt!

August 4, 2014

It may seem I'm all about the artists here at Draw Me In but that would be far from the truth. I chat it up with just as many writers as I do artists. And over the years while having befriended writer C.W. Cooke he made a proclamation to me, jokingly saying "I will kill you off in every book I write".


C-Dub!

Well, here's the start of that. My first appearance in one of his books, Tom Corbett: Space Cadet #1... and I totally die in the end.

Thanks to C.W. Cooke for humoring my campaign and playing along. I look forward to the next tragic end of my next cameo in one of his books.


Grrr... Angry!!


RAH!!!

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The Happenings...

June 27, 2014

Hello internet type person! It's been a while. I don't mean to ignore you, I apologize.

So yesterday saw the release of Dream Thief: Escape #1 by Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood. Good friends who put out a nice read and good looking comic, a follow-up to last year's Dream Thief. I hope they manage to keep it going for as long as they have a story to tell.

Greg and Jai signing their latest issue at Astro Kitty comics in Lawrence, KS


Big news for Smallwood as he recently got a gig at Marvel on the forthcoming run of Moon Knight with Brian Wood. AND he and fellow DMI artist Vanesa R. Del Rey were both nominated for the Russ Manning Award where the winner will be announced a month from now at the San Diego Comic Con.

Nominees for this year's Russ Manning Award include TWO DMI artists!

Recently teased by writer Bryce Carlson, it seems an announcement will be made next month concerning the return of the series Hit, which I'm excited about. I have the suspicion my first time reoccurring character, has the possibility of returning. Which is nice.

Future cover to an issue of HIT? Could be?

Behind the scene stuff IS happening as I slowly make efforts to make my comic projects happen. Time is the enemy my friends, remember that. More as it happens. Best!

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Thanks Nicolás Daniel Selma!

April 23, 2014

Remember, it's about quality... not quantity.
 
But I just leveled up! +50!

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Appearance #50! Tomb Raider #3 by Nicolás Daniel Selma!

Never have I been what you would call a "fan" of Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider franchise. But then things happen in a year, like the people at Square Enix rebooting the series and making a great game out of it. Excellent game play and an awesome story, and it created a new fan out of this guy right here.

So of course when they announced a new comic book continuing the adventures of Lara from this reboot, how could I resist? I contacted the series artist Nicolás Daniel Selma and he graciously gave me a cameo in Tomb Raider #3. And I think it's a fitting appearance. Over the course of fifty issues my cameos have played many roles. They have reacted to or played out a part in the action happening in the pages and panels. But today I'm just a guy, a casual observer in the background. And it reminds me of why I started doing this in the first place.

 
On a side note, people have asked me "how long do you plan on doing this", the Draw Me In thing. I usually mention stopping if I ever start writing comics on a professional level. But as a personal goal I always wanted to reach at least fifty appearances.

And here it is.... Number fifty! I guess from here on out we're in overtime.

Currently I am trying to write my own comics with the intent of getting them published, but you know what? I'm not quite done with Draw Me In. Be it in a another year or however long I keep this up, it's the fan in me and the love of the hobby that keeps me wanting to go on. Trying to sneak my way into a new favorite title or drawn by a favorite artist.

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Ryan Ottley on 100 issues of Invincible!

April 22, 2014

A congratulate shout out to Ryan Ottley on having drawn his 100th issue of Invincible. He recently finished issue #111 and posted this "selfie" on his twitter account.



Invincible #111 is scheduled to hit shelves May 7th. Congrats Ryan!

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Thanks Alberto Alburquerque!

March 21, 2014

Thanks for making me look like Rambo man.
 

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Appearance #49! Letter 44 #5 by Alberto Alburquerque!

March 19, 2014

When I read announcements for new titles, really love the preview pages and get psyched for the book... I do my DMI thing early and sometimes get really lucky. This is one of those instances.


First off, where did Charles Soule come from? He's become one of my favorite writers at the moment. And he's writing tons of books at the moment, most of which I'm reading. So yeah I was on board for his creative owned series at Oni Press.

Alberto seemed interested in my campaign, asking questions and the sort, and said "I'll see what I can do to include you in one of my pages".

A few months later I'm told to keep an eye out for issue #5 of Letter 44! Great series! Cool appearance!

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49... 50!

March 4, 2014

A DMI milestone is just around the corner...

I have confirmation of my next two appearances, putting me on track to reach FIFTY comic book appearances.

COMICS! WHAT A HOBBY!

In a few weeks I look forward picking up Letter 44 #5 (Oni Press), written by Charles Soule (I think I'm reading all his books at the moment) with Alberto Alburquerque on art!

And then next month, continuing the story of the great rebooted game series of the same name... Tomb Raider #3 (Dark Horse) written by Gail Simone and pencils by Nicolás Daniel Selma!

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Draw Me In 2013 - Year in Review

December 30, 2013

 
Well, I know people say it all the time but dang, this year felt like it went by fast didn't it?

My last DMI appearance in 2012 was in Star Trek: Hive #3. My first cameo in 2013 didn't appear until June. It took six long months for anything to happen, half a year. But it was a great six months.

But before we skip ahead to June, I'd hate to not mention my annual trip in April to Kansas City's largest comic book convention Plant Comicon! I saw a bunch of familiar faces and some new ones as well. You can read my post about it here.


As I said, I didn't have any activity here for the first half of 2013. But I did manage to get a total of ten new appearances in some awesome comic books during that time. Including my first in a little book called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... perhaps you've heard of it? Artist Mateus Santolouco added "doctor" to my growing list of comic book occupations in June.


Playing doctor in TMNT #23

Then in July, after seven years of running this blog I got a double dose of awesome. Local press. First by appearing in my local newspaper the Leavenworth Times. And in turn, days later I appeared on my local news station, which was really cool.

August saw my appearances in Critter #13 by Fico Ossio and Dream Thief #4 by my friend Greg Smallwood.

In September we got an appearance in Venom by Jorge Coelho and in Archie! by Dan Parent.

In October, from the writer of "Hawkeye" and "Inhuman"... and the guy who talks to Applebee's on the Facebook, I made a cameo appearance in their book Sex Criminals #2.

Panel from Sex Criminals #2. Don't look in the bag...
 
November, wow! Um, let's see; Hit #3 by Vanesa R. Del Rey, Powerpuff Girls #3 by Troy Little and Thief of Thieves #18 by Shawn Martinbrough.

Only to be revisited again in Hit #4 as my first role as a reoccurring character! Heck yes!

The year ended quite well. As it seems it went by quickly, it reminds me to get my act together and work faster towards my goal to get some original work published. It may not happen in 2014, but I want it to be getting there. Motivation, be with me...

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Thanks Again Vanesa R. Del Rey!

December 21, 2013

My character is still alive! For now...


I must like this shirt or something.

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Appearance #48! Hit #4 by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

December 18, 2013

A month ago I had a pretty cool cameo in Hit #3 drawn by Vanesa R. Del Rey, whereas my character appearance was part of the plot, and not just a panel photobomb moment.

Well shortly there after Vanesa informs me I'm in the next issue as well. Holy crap! My first DMI reoccurring role. Oh yeah!

Here are the pages!


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Thanks Shawn Martinbrough!

November 28, 2013

Dude, thanks man.

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Appearance #47! Thief of Thieves #18 by Shawn Martinbrough!

It's nice to have surprises in life. Like this appearance in Thief of Thieves #18. Not that it was totally out of the blue, I knew it was forthcoming. I just didn't know when. Plus I'd have had been in contact with Shawn Martinbrough for a while now, almost since the beginning of the series, so... you know... patience and perseverance and all that.

I love it. It was a great issue for an already great arc and the cameo had a nice spotlight moment to it. Here's what Shawn had to say upon my spotting it:
"I was using you as a model but then I thought it didn't resemble you that much so I didn't bother to mention it. Glad you like!"


Yes I do.

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Thanks Troy Little!

I had something cool to show my younger cousins today at Thanksgiving dinner.

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Appearance #46! Powerpuff Girls #3 by Troy Little!

November 27, 2013

Beware citizens of Townsville! There's a universe/dimension hopping traveler in town and, oh look! A parade! I just love a parade!

... Oh Powerpuff Girls. What an undeniable allure you have. It must be the chemical X!

What a wonderfully entertaining cartoon the Powerpuff Girls were. Great idea, great execution. That's why when I saw IDW was bringing the girls back I leapt at the chance to get in on that. And thanks to social media I was able to get ahold of the one man show behind the revival... Troy Little!

Troy was impressed by the amount of responses I've received and was glad to join in the fun!

And fun it is. Heck yeah, I'm now a citizen of Townsville. That's cool.

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Thanks Vanesa R. Del Rey!

November 8, 2013

Thanks Vanesa for giving me a sweet role in Hit.
 
I'm on a boat!

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Appearance #45! Hit #3 by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

November 6, 2013

Before Hit #1 had hit the stores, I was turned on to the series by a comics writer friend. I enjoy a good L.A. noir setting, being the final western frontier, right after the great war, and full of Hollywood magic. I was sold. Vanesa's preview art was great too, so I looked her up on the internet and managed to contact her about the campaign.

Three months later, there I am. A character with a name (that is not my own)... a first I believe. Complete with speaking lines. It's a cool appearance, and I totally dig this panel the most.

 
Hit (no pun intended) the jump for the pages and bonus B&W pages sent by the artist herself!
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Thanks Chip Zdarsky!

October 24, 2013

Thanks for the cool cameo in Sex Criminals #2. Now in an internet search my name and "Sex Criminals" will be linked together. So.. um...

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Appearance #44! Sex Criminals #2 by Chip Zdarsky!

October 23, 2013

Nowadays there are a lot of great new titles coming out. And most of the new #1's I try out are not from the big two. They usually are not even super hero books. Every month I flip through my copy of Previews and see new titles solicited that I may want to try out and for Sex Criminals #1 they included a few preview pages.

I had a good feeling about this one and liked the art so I sent the artist of the book Chip Zdarsky a message. His response?

"I'll totally do it just so you can say you were "in Sex Criminals"
also, I will make you hella ugly. It's my ONLY CONDITION."

I knew it would be fun. And sure enough, the suspense held until today when I purchased my copies and quickly flipped though the pages to see what Chip had done to me. Ha! Good one man.


Full page after the jump. NSFW.


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On the way...

September 9, 2013

Some comic cameo goodness on it's way...



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Thanks Dan Parent!

September 5, 2013

Thank you Dan. You know... way back when I started doing this, my second appearance was in The Walking Dead. Which as a comic fan... yeah, pretty awesome. But this was before the show on AMC. So when I told a "non" comic person I was in TWD... they really didn't get it. It took until my eighth appearance in Supergirl to be my first real mainstream book that other people could recognize. Still... it's not like saying Action Comics, Detective Comics, or Amazing Spider-man...

What I'm saying is, this is cool. Very cool. Because who doesn't know Archie?

The panel itself... it feels like I'm photo bombing Archie. And I'm alright with that. Thanks Dan.

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Appearance #43! Archie #647 by Dan Parent!

Archie!

I made it into Archie! ArchieArchie that's been around since 1942 Archie! The comic that is... not the character. He debuted in Pep Comics #22 in 1941 (thanks Wikipedia). Archie!

Good things come to those who wait! Writer/Artist Dan Parent has been a guest the last two years at Planet Comicon, my local major con in Kansas City. The first year I introduced myself and gave Dan a flyer. I did the same again this year, and he remembered me. I don't fret though, I've been doing this for a bit and I know my "comic quest" can get lost in the shuffle of e-mails from editors and whatnot. You know, important work related stuff. So I find gentle reminders help out. And that's what he told me to do. I hate to be "that guy", especially since I feel I'm asking a lot from an artist to draw my likeness into their book. But persistence pays off.

Archie man! Archie!

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Thanks Jorge Coelho!

Thanks Jorge for giving me a cool cameo in Venom! Unfortunate to hear the title is going away... but this is comics and I know how the game is played, so I'll keep an eye out for your name in Previews and the likely inevitable return of Venom.

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Appearance #42! Venom #40 by Jorge Coelho!

My doorway into comics opened with DC Comics. And for the longest time that was my universe. But here lately my pull list has been equally divided by DC/Marvel/Independents. And Marvel has been very impressive with their Marvel Now stuff.

I tried Spider-man with "Brand New Day"... nothing like a bit of recon to quickly turn you off of a book. So making "Flash" Thompson the new Venom... sure. Why not? I gave it a shot and have enjoyed this book very much. Recently it's been announced that this run will be ending in a few issues, but thankfully it looks as if the character will continue. Maybe with a new title? However it turns out, I'm glad I reached out to Jorge Coelho who was gracious enough to oblige my request to be drawn into Venom!

Seriously... that message made my day.

Check the page below!

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Thanks Greg Smallwood!

August 25, 2013

My local comic store was shorted their copies of Dream Thief #4 this week, but I did manage to grab an issue elsewhere today. And here it is, in hand!

Thanks Greg for being my comic book bud through all these years, and hopefully many more years to come! I'm happy for ya and appreciate all that you've done!

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