Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Cheer

It feels like it's been far too long since I've posted comics.  My kids continue to say really funny things, so I thank them for writing my material.  Actually, it's mostly my son Sawyer.  Lately the only thing I hear my daughter say is "boppoli!" (Her favorite food is broccoli.  This is what happens when you raise vegan babies.)

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I generally don't approve of the F-word, but it's pretty cute when you hear a 3 year old say it.  And with such sincerity.

In 30 years you will, Sawyer.  Then who will be laughing?

Hope this Season is bright for all!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What If... @ Gallery Nucleus

I was asked to participate in an upcoming micro-show titled "What If..." at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra.  This is my piece: 7"X7", gouache and acrylic ink on board.

The show opens on December 10th.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 18, 2011

CTN Fan Art Giveaway: One Piece Edition!

Boys and Girls, it's time for CTN!

I'll be strolling the floor on Saturday with a backpack full of fan art to give away.  Here's the One Piece series; below you can find the Batman doodles--come talk to me, and let's trade drawings!

I'll also have a bunch of the Summer Doodles for sale with me.


Also, to make it easy to find me, I'm including a handy reference chart.  Adhere to these easy-to-follow steps, and you too can spot an Anthony Holden in the wild.

So, see you there!  By the by, who is YOUR favorite One Piece character?

Be good!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fanart Thursday: Batman Postcards

I drew some embarrassing Batman fan art at work the other day, with sharpies on 5X8 index cards.

...I have little explanation to offer for the images that follow.

By now you've probably realized that I like giving things away.  So here's a heads-up to anyone who will be attending the CTN Animation Expo in a few weeks:  I will be giving away these little post cards for free at the convention on Saturday, November 19th.  So come find me and let's exchange pleasantries--and, if you like, drawings.

If I'm feeling ambitious, I might get around to doing more.  Any suggestions on my next topic?



Friday, October 28, 2011

Warm Ups

I've been doing some sketchbook doodling to warm up at work these days.  Some of my favorite paper to draw on is BIG PAPER (of any variety).  Recently I pulled out an old unfinished sketchbook to fill up the last half.  I'm reducing, reusing, and recycling.  The paper is a no-frills Windpower Sketch book from Strathmore--it's not fancy, but it is big (14.75"X17").  And it's made with 100% windpower from 30% post consumer fiber, so that's pretty good too, I guess (if you like numbers).

A few years ago I was lucky enough to stumble upon a great book collection while helping a friend clean out a storage space, and he let me keep it!  Back in the early 1960s, Life Magazine published a series called the World Library with volumes covering a number of countries and regions around the world.  I love looking at old photos, especially of countries that are foreign to me--it makes for really cool reference.  The two images above are from photos in the volume covering the Balkans.


And about CTN, I'm excited to see you folks there.  I won't have a booth, but I will be wandering the floor.  It will be cool to meet you people whose work I've been admiring from afar!
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