Emerald City Comic Con 2014 sketches part 2
Emerald City Comic Con 2014 sketches part 1
Invincible Universe 12 is on sale today.
Unfortunately, it is the last issue of Invincible Universe. I’ve had a great time working with Phil Hester, Sean Mackiewicz, Rus Wooten, Gabe Eltaeb, Andy Troy, John Rauch, Sina Grace, and of course, creator Robert Kirkman, along with the rest of the amazing Skybound crew.
I have been reading Invincible since issue #1, so when Robert invited me to draw this companion series (originally entitled Guarding the Globe Vol 2), it was an easy decision to make!
This series has been a lot of fun to draw and it taught me how to pencil/ink a series on a monthly basis.
I definitely have enjoyed the 2 years I got to work with these characters and contribute to Robert’s superhero universe. And even though, Invincible Universe has come to an end (at least for the time being), I’m still considered a part of the Skybound family and appreciate all the friends I have made there!
As one story ended, another began.
I received a call from Marvel asking if I was available for a new project and interested in drawing a new X-Men spin-off series. Having read X-Men since I was 13 years old, I of course said “Yes!”.
I began work on a new Nightcrawler solo series written by legendary X-Men writer, Chris Claremont. I started reading Uncanny X-Men during the Claremont years and Nightcrawler has been a longtime favorite X-Men of mine. So this series is a dream-come-true project for me.
Nightcrawler #1 is on sale next Wednesday, April 9th.
Nightcrawler Copic marker color video, Part 3 of 3 now up on YouTube.
Lex Luthor: Flawless Design.
My submission to the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2 charity art show this Friday, March 28, 2014 at iam8bit Art Gallery in Los Angeles.
From the Stoopid Buddy Stoodios event page:
”For the third year in a row, we’re teaming up with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios for another Robot Chicken extravaganza. But this time, it’s even crazier - because DC Comics is involved, too. Lots of your favorite Robot Chicken and DC artists (and other special friends) will be displaying their work, with all proceeds going to a wonderful charity, OPCC’s Turning Point.
An interim housing program at OPCC, Turning Point tailors services to the needs of each person to help them rebuild their lives and end their homelessness for good. Through key services such as housing, mental health and medical care, substance abuse treatment and assistance in obtaining income, Turning Point aims to improve the sufficiency of the most vulnerable in our community. And they’re having great success: 95% of individuals housed by Turning Point are never homeless again. Compare that to the national average, where only 65% of people housed actually stay housed.”
I’ll be at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, WA this weekend, March 28-30.
Visit this link for my current convention commission sketch info, prices, and procedure: http://toddnauck.com/category/appearances/
My Usagi Yojimbo piece is now up for auction to benefit Usagi Yojimbo creator, Stan and his wife Sharon Sakai: http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAN-SAKAI-AUCTION-Original-TODD-NAUCK-Art-USAGI-YOJIMBO-Pen-Ink-Marker-KILLER-/141229331238?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20e1ec9326
From the CAPS auction page:
"ABOUT THE AUCTION: This is an auction conceived and organized by CAPS (Comic Art Professional Society) to help aid USAGI YOJIMBO creator Stan Sakai and his wonderful wife Sharon with increasing medical bills due to Sharon’s present debilitating illness. We have items by many of the industry’s top artists, companies, and fans alike. With over 400 pieces to be auctioned here, we will be listing 30-40 pieces of original art, signed prints and books, and limited edition statues every week. Each auction will run 10 days, and will start on every Thursday for a minimum of 10 weeks. Be sure to bookmark this page, and let’s raise some money for a great guy and his family!”
Nightcrawler art video. Part 2 of 3. Inks.
NIGHTCRAWLER #1 preview! Issue #1 on sale April 9th.
This April, an X-Men legend returns. Prolific and iconic X-Men writer Chris Claremont teams with fan favorite artist Todd Nauck for NIGHTCRAWLER #1 – a swashbuckling new ongoing series that’s sure to have everyone talking!
“He’s smart, tough, creative and daring, with an instinctive understanding of people and situations. He has a wicked sense of humor and a devastating charm,” says Claremont, in an interview with Marvel.com. “His ‘normal’ is revolutionary to most people; throw him a problem, he’ll find a way to solve it that’s unique to him. He quite simply is the kind of man others trust; to know him is to have faith in him.”
When Nightcrawler sacrificed his life to protect mutantkind, a hole was left in the X-Men’s ranks that has never been filled. With his recent resurrection in the pages of Amazing X-Men, Kurt Wagner has returned to a world far different from the one he left behind. Charles Xavier is dead. Scott Summers is on the run. Even Wolverine, his closest friend, has changed, becoming the headmaster of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. And though a deep schism divides the X-Men, Kurt Wagner isn’t going to waste one minute of his new lease on life.
Now, Nightcrawler is hitting the road, eager to right some wrongs and help safeguard the future of mutantkind. And he’s going to do it the only way he knows how: swashbuckling, lady-charming, and of course BAMFing!
Don’t miss the start of a brand new adventure as Nightcrawler and Chris Claremont make their triumphant return to the X-Men for NIGHTCRAWLER #1 – teleporting its way into comic shops this April!
NIGHTCRAWLER #1 (FEB140691)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Art by TODD NAUCK
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
Variant Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS (FEB140692)
Animal Variant by CHRIS SAMNEE (FEB140693)
FOC – 03/17/14, On-Sale – 04/09/14
Pigma Micron markers and Copic Sketch Markers.