actuallygrimes:

magicalnaturetour:

Praying Mantis Rides Snail Through Borneo Jungle. (Photos by Nordin Seruyan/Barcroft Media)

this is so beautiful holy crap

Two of my all-time favorite animals, hangin’ out together.

I should do some more of these…

joequinones:

Adventure Star Wars Time, by Maris Wicks

comicwarz:

Star wars Adventure By Maris Wicks

batmanfights:

This is by Maris Wicks, whose name is conspicuously absent.
http://mariswicks.tumblr.com/

Thanks Jesse! People kept telling me they’ve seen this on tumblr, and NOW I KNOW WHY.I love sharing art (my own and others), but please keep the original source. It’s really not that hard.

batmanfights:

This is by Maris Wicks, whose name is conspicuously absent.

http://mariswicks.tumblr.com/

Thanks Jesse! People kept telling me they’ve seen this on tumblr, and NOW I KNOW WHY.

I love sharing art (my own and others), but please keep the original source. It’s really not that hard.

Oh! And Spongebob Comics #31 came out yesterday!  Did you know that I contribute a FACTUAL marine bio comic to almost every issue of Spongebob?  It’s true.  This issue’s comic is about one of my favorite ocean ecosystems: the intertidal zone!  (There are words, but you’ll have to get the comic to read ‘em :)

Oh! And Spongebob Comics #31 came out yesterday!  Did you know that I contribute a FACTUAL marine bio comic to almost every issue of Spongebob?  It’s true.  This issue’s comic is about one of my favorite ocean ecosystems: the intertidal zone!  (There are words, but you’ll have to get the comic to read ‘em :)

I had the pleasure of contributing to issue #25 of ALL-NEW X-MEN!  And I got to do a Kitty-Peter-themed 2 pages…SO. AWESOME.  This was so much fun to work on, and I’m beside some of my favorite people in comics.  A big thanks to Brian Michael Bendis and the folks at Marvel for letting me jump on this band wagon!

Sad Superman Sunday

Sad Superman Sunday

firstsecondbooks:

marksiegel:

thanks, Bryan! And yes, RISD folks—eager to meet with y’all and revisit Providence, my Brown stomping grounds…

bryankonietzko:

RISD folks, I highly recommend attending this workshop on Wednesday, April 9th (looks like that one might only be for Illustration majors) and this lecture on Thursday, April 10th by my friend Mark Siegel, head of the innovative and illustrious graphic novel publisher, First Second Books––home to the likes of Faith Erin Hicks, Gene Luen Yang, Paul Pope, and many other incredibly talented artists. Mark is one of the good ones out there. It is worth your while to hear what comes out of his brain and put it in your brain.

Who can resist :01 Editorial Director Mark Siegel AND educational talks about comics?

If I could go back in time and take this workshop, I would!!

Dear Jane Goodall,
Happy Birthday!
Love,
Primates EVERYWHERE

Dear Jane Goodall,

Happy Birthday!

Love,

Primates EVERYWHERE

What tools do you use to draw out those recent drawings with? I presume it's not a computer, because you can see the "imperfections" (really, it's just not flat.) in the coloring ink. Basically, what kid of pens do you use? (Technical, brush, etc.)

Most of my inking is done with Copic Multiliner Pens, I like the Multiliner SPs, because the ink is refillable and the nibs are replaceable (I don’t like to produce a lot of waste from my supplies).  I will occasionally experiment with metal nibs (like the G-nib), but I don’t use them for big projects because I travel around and l like my supplies to be easily transportable.  I use a Mars Staedtler HB pencil to sketch out my drawings, and I am quite fond of Faber-Castell’s dust-free vinyl erasers (plus a regular ol’ Pentel pen eraser).  I color all of my work on a computer in Photoshop (unless otherwise noted).

I hope this doesn’t come off sounding like an advertisement for these products; I use these specific brands because they’re what works for me (after experimenting with lots of different materials/brands).  That said, I’m always trying new ways to do things, and am always open to new materials (I’m not picky; if I’ve got the hankering to draw, I’ll grab whatever is nearby: ball point pens, crayons, mustard, squid ink…).

cheers,

maris

Hey, I just adore your Hulk yoga and I never get to cons; is there any way to order a print to be mailed to me? Thanks!

I currently do not do mail orders for prints or sell them online.  Sorry!