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Pix Plus…Zita the Spacegirl!

 

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When this Pix Plus campaign began more than one person asked if they’d see Zita the Spacegirl, star of three graphic novels by Ben Hatke, in the series…and of course I was going to include Zita; I’d be a fool not to! And not just because the Zita graphic novels are great, and Ben combines adventure, wonder, and heart in his stories, but because there’s no question that Zita and Pix would have an awesome team-up adventure.

At a convention a couple years back a little girl walked by dressed as Zita. Chris Giarrusso, sitting next to me, pointed her out. When we called out “Hey, Zita!” the girl and her mom were so excited we recognized her…it was a convention highlight. Zita is pretty popular as a costume; that’s pretty rad.

More Zita info is right here.

 


Pix Plus is a series of drawings presenting Pix in team-ups with notable characters from kid-friendly comics and graphic novels. The series will run Monday-Friday, from November 17-December 24. Please do share and let people know about Pix and Pix Plus!

Pix Plus…Super Dinosaur!

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Super Dinosaur is a talking T-Rex who uses his tiny T-Rex arms to control big, armored arms as well as missiles, lasers, jetpacks, and all kind of other stuff that creators Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard come up with. At the risk of sounding like SD’s best pal Derek Dynamo: it’s awesome. For this drawing, SD & Derek are often leaping into action with a “heck yeah, let’s kick butt” attitude, so it seemed a perfect fit that Pix would join them and dive, literally, head-first into adventure.

Get more Super Dinosaur info here.

 

LAST NOTICE: I’ll be at Aw Yeah Comics in Skokie, IL from 3-5pm, TODAY, 11/26, sketching, signing, and selling copies of PIX: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND. Come on by on your way to pick up your Thanksgiving turkey!

 


Pix Plus is a series of drawings presenting Pix in team-ups with notable characters from kid-friendly comics and graphic novels. The series will run Monday-Friday, from November 17-December 24. Please do share and let people know about Pix and Pix Plus!

Pix Plus…Bodie Troll!

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Jay P. Fosgitt’s BODIE TROLL is about the titular Bodie Troll, an adorable little guy who insists that he’s fearsome and disgusting…he’s more of the latter than the former. I met Jay at the Kids Read Comics festival in Ann Arbor this past June and was shocked to learn he didn’t come from the world of animation at all; his work is super-lively with great bounce and character designs. And it’s a fun, funny comic, too. As much as I’m impressed by BODIE TROLL, I opted to draw Pix being less than thrown by Bodie.

Learn more about Bodie and Jay P. Fosgitt here.

 

REMINDER: I’ll be at Aw Yeah Comics in Skokie, IL tomorrow, 11/26, from 3-5pm, sketching, signing, and selling copies of PIX: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND. Stop on by if you’re within throwing distance!


Pix Plus is a series of drawings presenting Pix in team-ups with notable characters from kid-friendly comics and graphic novels. The series will run Monday-Friday, from November 17-December 24. Please do share and let people know about Pix and Pix Plus!

Pix Plus…Aw Yeah Comics!

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Action Cat and Adventure Bug are the stars of AW YEAH COMICS, the independent all-ages comic series from the team of Art Baltazar and Franco, kids comics superstars known for TINY TITANS, SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES, and ITTY BITTY HELLBOY and THE MASK. With AW YEAH COMICS, and their comic shop of the same name, they continue to bang the drum and make “comics for everyone”. In this drawing it was mostly just fun to interpret the very distinctive Aw Yeah style characters into something more along the lines of what I do…and I do like drawing animal characters.

Learn more about Aw Yeah Comics here.
BONUS: If you’re in or near Aw Yeah Comics in Skokie, IL, stop by on Wednesday, 11/26, between 3pm-5pm; I’ll be in store signing, sketching, and selling copies of PIX: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND…aw yeah!

 


Pix Plus is a series of drawings presenting Pix in team-ups with notable characters from kid-friendly comics and graphic novels. The series will run Monday-Friday, from November 17-December 24. Please do share and let people know about Pix and Pix Plus!

 

Pix Plus…Mermin!

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Mermin, the mer man from Mer, is the star of the MERMIN series of graphic novels by Joey Weiser, who, like myself, is a regular contributor to SPONGEBOB COMICS (I’ve even drawn some of his stories), but while both Mermin and SpongeBob are aquatic creatures, Mermin’s different and very entertainingly so. Super-readable and engaging, what’s most fun to me about it is the action element; Mermin’s got super powers…secrets to his identity…a uniform that could be a costume – Mermin is kind of a superhero…a new kind of Aquaman in a lot of ways. With that, it seemed natural to draw my interpretation of Mermin in as super heroic a way I could, comin’ at ya with classic superhero comics posing!

Learn more about Mermin and Joey Weiser here.


Pix Plus is a series of drawings presenting Pix in team-ups with notable characters from kid-friendly comics and graphic novels. The series will run Monday-Friday, from November 17-December 24. Please do share and let people know about Pix and Pix Plus!

Pix Plus…Amulet’s Emily Hayes!

PIX+AmuletEmily Hayes is the the AMULET series, by Kazu Kibuishi. At six volumes and counting, AMULET follows Emily as she, with her brother and mother, discover new worlds, encounter new robotic and anthropomorphic animal friends, and face many obstacles and enemies, as she learns to control and use the power of the Amulet she wears around her neck. This is a tremendous series. The first ten pages or so of the first volume, THE STONEKEEPER, are intense and emotional and quite riveting, and sets the stage for  an engaging, epic story, told deftly and with a lot of humanity. For this drawing I opted to show Emily wielding the power of the Amulet in a bold, dynamic, super heroic fashion…and Pix has her back!

See more about Kazu and AMULET at boltcity.com

 


Pix Plus is a series of drawings presenting Pix in team-ups with notable characters from kid-friendly comics and graphic novels. The series will run Monday-Friday, from November 17-December 24. Please do share and let people know about Pix and Pix Plus!

Pix Plus…Starbunny, Inc!

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Starbunny, Inc. is a terrific new webcomic from Dave Roman (ASTRONAUT ACADEMY, AGNES QUILL), about a bunny, Blue, his family milkshake business, and his star. Read chapter one and tell me you’re not engaged and want to know what happens next.  This is good stuff. My drawing’s a bit of projection, an imagined scenario based on the story so far.

Check it out at starbunny.net, and see more of Dave’s work at yaytime.com.

 


Pix Plus is a series of drawings presenting Pix in team-ups with notable characters from kid-friendly comics and graphic novels. The series will run Monday-Friday, from November 17-December 24. Please do share and let people know about Pix and Pix Plus!

Pix Plus…Superhero Girl!

PIX+SuperheroGirlSuperhero Girl is the star of the selfsame titled webcomic-turned-Eisner Award-Winning hardcover collection from Dark Horse Comics, by Faith Erin Hicks (FRIENDS WITH BOYS, NOTHING CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG). It’s a really great read, and Faith’s art is top notch; especially her attention to facial expressions and body language. For this drawing it seemed a natural fit to have these two costumed girl heroes flying/leaping gleefully over rooftops.

You can check out SUPERHERO GIRL here.

 


Pix Plus is a series of drawings presenting Pix in team-ups with notable characters from kid-friendly comics and graphic novels. The series will run Monday-Friday, from November 17-December 24. Please do share and let people know about Pix and Pix Plus!

Pix Plus…The Color Guardians!

 

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The G-MAN series of graphic novels by Chris Giarrusso are so great. They’re funny, adventurous, and have more heart than I think people even realize. The color guardians, a group of super-powered girls representing colors of the spectrum, are just one part of the great cast of characters that populate the G-MAN world. For this drawing I’ve teamed Pix with the full team of Color Guardians as they engage with something that clearly doesn’t stand a chance…

Learn more at chrisgcomics.com.

 


Pix Plus is a series of drawings presenting Pix in team-ups with notable characters from kid-friendly comics and graphic novels. The series will run Monday-Friday, from November 17-December 24. Please do share and let people know about Pix and Pix Plus!