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  • Mood: Relief
  • Reading: Creolization of Language & Culture by R.Chaude
Thanks to everyone who came by to see me at Supanova Sydney. I had a really busy show this weekend... so busy I barely got a break all weekend. I did manage to steal 5 mins to try out a Cintiq at the Wacom booth this afternoon, but apart from that I barely got to have lunch, let alone look around. So apologies if you missed out on a sketch, or I didn't get time to review your portfolio.

Next weekend I'll be at Supanova Perth. This will be my first time visiting Perth, and also Supanova's first convention over there, so I can't wait to check it out. If anyone is there that weekend, come by and say hi, and make sure you get on the list early if you want a sketch.

P.s. If you wanted to buy the Emma Frost or Thor pieces I had available in my gallery... sorry but they are gone now.
  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: Lo Rwa Kaf - Somin Galisé
  • Reading: Creolization of Language & Culture by R.Chaude
  • Watching: Battle of the Planets
  • Playing: No time for play
  • Eating: Just finished breakfast
  • Drinking: Actually I need to get a drink
Don't forget that I will be at Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney, Australia this weekend (and Perth the following weekend). Jon :iconred-j: and Wayne :iconflowcoma: will also be at the Sydney show (we're pretty much all sitting in the same area in Artist's Alley), so swing by if you're in Sydney that weekend, and say hi.

I'll have some copies of X-Men DWS #2 for sale, plus a bunch of other single issues and trades I've worked on, and some prints too. I'll also be selling sketches and a couple of one-off originals.

Anyway you can find details about the show at Supanova's website: www.supanova.com.au

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Marvel's September 2008 solicitations have a couple of variant covers by me (Captain Britain and MI13 #5, and Ms. Marvel #31), as well as a reprint of the Magik story I did in X-Men Divided We Stand #2 (along with a bunch of other Magik stories).

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 #5
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Monkey Variant by David Yardin

Blade is back. And what is Lady Jacqueline Falsworth to him, except another dead vampire? Plus: Excalibur in the suburbs, the tears of a Skrull and tea with Union Jack. Pick up the hottest book to come out of SECRET INVASION, by Paul Cornell (Dr. Who, WISDOM) and Leonard Kirk (HULK: WARBOUND, Batman).
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

MS. MARVEL #31
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by MARCOS MARZ
Cover by FRANK MARTIN Jr.
Monkey Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN

In the days following the Secret Invasion, there is a death in the family. Brian Reed (SECRET INVASION: SPIDER-MAN) and Marcos Marz (Batman) begin the tale of Ms. Marvel's new life post-Secret Invasion.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

X-MEN: RETURN OF MAGIK
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by DAVID AJA, NIKO HENRICHON & DAVID YARDIN
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

At long last, Magik is returning to the Marvel Universe! But in what form will she return, and to whom will she owe her allegiance? In a touching tale of death and acceptance originally presented in X-MEN UNLIMITED #13, the X-Man Colossus continues to mourn the loss of his beloved sister, the telepathic mutant mystic known as Magik. Meanwhile, in a story from NEW X-MEN #37, Magik's origin is explored — and her former master, the demon-lord Belasco returns! Fighting his way through hostile terrain and vicious demon hordes, Belasco will stop at nothing to wrest control of Limbo. But the evil sorceress standing in his way bears a striking resemblance to his former protégé. And finally, from X-MEN: DIVIDED WE STAND #2, Magik has indeed returned — but she's trapped in Limbo, a slave to Belasco! Illyana yearns for her freedom and family, but she must find the lost pieces of her soul, the bloodstones, if she is to escape and defeat Belasco once and for all!
40 PGS./Must Have One-Shot/Rated T+ ...$3.99

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And lastly if anyone in Melbourne is after a large format scanner, I just saw this Epson 1640XL on eBay: cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.d… . I don't have anything to do with the seller, but thought maybe someone wants to grab a top notch scanner (this is the same model I have) at a (currently) decent price. Only one day to go on the auction (0 bids so far), and the winning bidder has to pick it up from Melbourne.
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Hey guys you can check a preview of some the art I have in the Dark Tower: End-World Almanac out next month from Marvel, on Stephen King's website: www.stephenking.com/pages/news…

DARK TOWER: END-WORLD ALMANAC (MAY082246)
Written by ANTHONY FLAMINI & ROBIN FURTH
Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC—6/12/08, On-Sale—7/2/08
©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved
  • Mood: Excited
Hey guys, you can check out some preview pages from the Magik story I worked on (available 21 May, 2008 in X-Men: Divided We Stand #2) over at Newsarama: forum.newsarama.com/showthread…

(EDIT: the pages were coloured by John Rauch :iconjohnrauch: btw, and you can see them in his deviantART gallery too ;) )


And anyone in Sydney, Australia today, if you've got some free time today pop into Kinokuniya (in the Galleries Victoria just across the road from the QVB) for Free Comic Book Day. I'll be doing a little talk at 11:00 am then probably signing sketching until around about 1:00 pm.
  • Mood: Tired
Well just got back from Christchurch yesterday... and I'm still trying to get through all the messages, and deviations you guys have been doing.

I had a blast in New Zealand. Met some really cool people, and got to see some the most beautiful scenery. As for the con, it was well run, and had a steady stream of traffic throughout most of the weekend, although it was a little more Sci-fi/wrestling based crowd than comics. Thanks to everyone from here who came by to see me, hope to see you guys again soon.

A couple of things coming up:

*Don't forget to pre-order X-Men: Divided We Stand #2, as today is the final order cut-off date. So get to emailing your retailer, and let them know you want a copy.

X-MEN: DIVIDED WE STAND BOOK 2 (of 2)
Written by MIKE CAREY, C.B. CEBULSKI, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI & ANDY SCHMIDT
Penciled by SCOT EATON, DAVID LAFUENTE, FRAZER IRVING & DAVID YARDIN
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

Exploring the fallout of Messiah CompleX, the second part of this collection of short stories follows some of our favorite mutants as they make their way in a world without the X-Men. And only those who adapt will survive. Featuring Beast, Dark Beast, Havok, Vulcan and Surge!

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MAR08 2245

FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 5/1, (ON-SALE 5/21/08)

*This weekend I'll be at:

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2008 @ BOOKS KINOKUNIYA, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Where: Level 2
The Galeries Victoria
500 George Street
Sydney 2000
NSW Australia
T: (02)9262-7996

When: May 3rd 2008.

Tickets: FREE.

Visit Kinokuniya's website bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/index… for more details.

*I will also be appearing at Supanova Pop Culture Expo next month.

SYDNEY 2008
June 20-22, The Dome, Olympic Park

PERTH 2008
June 27-29, Claremont Showgrounds

You can check more details on their website: supanova.com.au/
  • Mood: Delighted
I recently finished pencilling and inking a short X-Men story written by C. B. Cebulski, featuring Magik, which will be featured in X-Men: Divided We Stand Book 2, due out in May.

C. B. gave a little teaser forum.newsarama.com/showthread…
about our secret Magik story a few days back.

If you want to order a copy, the solicitation info is below.
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X-MEN: DIVIDED WE STAND BOOK 2 (of 2)
Written by MIKE CAREY, C.B. CEBULSKI, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI & ANDY SCHMIDT
Penciled by SCOT EATON, DAVID LAFUENTE, FRAZER IRVING & MORE
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

Exploring the fallout of Messiah CompleX, the second part of this collection of short stories follows some of our favorite mutants as they make their way in a world without the X-Men. And only those who adapt will survive. Featuring Beast, Dark Beast, Havok, Vulcan and Surge!

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MAR08 2245

FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 5/1, (ON-SALE 5/21/08)


(NOTE: I was only assigned this story after solicitations went out, so our Magik story is not detailed in the solicitation copy... but don't let that stop you from ordering).
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Snoop Dogg - Ego Trippin' Promo
  • Reading: Creating the Creole Island by Meagan Vaughn
  • Watching: My new 22" screen (thanks Mus!)
  • Playing: My djembe
  • Eating: Rougaille de viande ek lentils noir
  • Drinking: Cold Milo
I'll be a guest at Armageddon Expo in Christchurch on April 26th and 27th 2008. This will actually be my first visit to New Zealand, so I'm looking forward to it.  If you're in the area that weekend, swing by and say hi.

More details at Armageddon's website  www.pulpexpo.com.

P.s. I'm only there for a couple of days after the con, but if anyone has any suggestions for things to do in Christchurch, let me know.

P.p.s. Well looks like Intuos was the overwhelming choice from my last journal (not that I really thought it would be any different :laughing:), so I'll have to start looking around for one when I get some money together.
So I'm considering getting a Wacom tablet, either the Bamboo Fun Medium, or the Intuos3 in the equivalent size. From what I can see with the Intuos you get double the sensitivity, extra keys, tilt, option to use different pens. I'm thinking the tilt and different pens are only really going to be useful if I'm "painting" something. What about the sensitivity, are the differences that noticable? I don't mind paying extra for the Intuos, but is it worth the extra cash? :?

I had a quick try of the Bamboo small, which I didn't mind, was only really disappointed with the size, but the medium looks like it should be okay... Maybe I just need to find a shop which has both on display.
  • Mood: Stumped
The guys at Joffre Street Productions have uploaded the panel I did with Whilce at Supanova Pop Culture Expo last year in Sydney. We basically covered how I ended up being mentored by Whilce, some of the things Whilce taught me, and also the others who came up under him, plus we cover our current influences, and Whilce drops some anecdotes and some cool info throughout for upcoming artists. So check it out if you missed it the first time around:

supanova.joffrestreetproductio…
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Click here if you're interested: www.davidyardin.com

I'm only taking on a strictly limited number of commissions, so first in first served.
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...I'll be a guest at Supanova Pop Culture Expo this weekend, so swing by if you're in Sydney.

I'll be signing comics as per usual, and selling a few prints and sketches. I'll also be doing two talks on the weekend. One with my mentor Whilce Portacio which I believe is on the Saturday, and one with Chris Sequeira, W Chew Chan, and Stewart McKenny on the Sunday (unless they've changed the schedule :laughing:)

Details are all at www.supanova.com.au.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: the fan in my computer
  • Reading: this journal entry as I type it
  • Watching: the computer monitor
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
Been a while since the last update... or any new art for that matter (will have to get on top of that). I've actually been really sick the last couple of weeks, and just flat out with everything else. Anyway just letting you know I'll be appearing at Supanova in Sydney Australia in October this year. Details are below:

Supanova Pop Culture Expo

The Dome - Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Australia.

10am to 6pm October 13th and 14th 2007
Preview Night October 12th 6pm to 10pm – doors open 5.30pm

Tickets available shortly from Ticketek and at the door.

Visit Supanova's website www.supanova.com.au for more details.

If you're planning on coming down, let me know below.
  • Mood: Spidey Sense
On a bit of a Heroes kick lately, as can be evidenced from my gallery. Finally caught the season finale last week, but I'm not too sure how I feel about the ending. Will probably do a couple more sketches of the Heroes characters, but quite busy with work at the moment, so will probably get to them sporadically.

What's up with all the inkers? A couple of people downloaded the Storm pencils I put up, but I have yet to see any inks. Get to work you lazy bums! :laughing: Will have to get something up for the colourists to tryout too.

BTW what's everyone reading? Recommend me some comics.
  • Mood: Shitty
  • Listening to: Guy - "I Like" Promo CD Single
  • Reading: Still need to go and buy some comics
  • Watching: Page I'm drawing now
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Almost Lunchtime
  • Drinking: Water
Thanks for all the response to my time-lapse Wolverine sketch video. I've added a link to a better resolution video, since YouTube pixelated the hell out of it when they processed the video, so hopefully the quality is a little better for viewing at fullscreen.

I've also got another video I'll be uploading (as soon as I edit it), of me working in Painter IX. I've had requests for tutorials, but I really don't have time to devote to that (plus I'm no expert :laughing:, but painter makes it easy to make these videos, since you can replay all the actions you took during your project through the scripts), but hopefully these videos give a bit of insight into my work process.
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Comic Geek Speak
  • Reading: I need to go buy some more comics
  • Watching: Page I'm drawing now
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Raisin Toast
  • Drinking: Milo
Guys thanks for all the responses so far to the work I've been posting. I've uploaded three more pages, this time from the Black Panther/X-Men Crossover, Wild Kingdom, I did with Reginald Hudlin. That story was collected in TPB, so if you missed out on the single issues, hit your local comic shop, or bookstore, and look for Wild Kingdom (from Marvel of course).

Also if you missed the What If X-Men Deadly Genesis one shot, David Hine and I worked on, it was collected in the What If?... Event Horizon TPB (released last week I believe).

Edit: The third page I uploaded, Black Panther 8 p 19, wasn't showing up in my gallery for some reason, but I edited the category it was under, and now it's there. Check it out if you missed it before.
  • Mood: Hungry
  • Listening to: R Kelly - Real Talk LOL!!!
  • Reading: Y the Last Man Book 9 (Excellent as always)
  • Watching: Page I'm drawing now
  • Playing: :(
  • Eating: almost lunch time
  • Drinking: I need a drink
Well, I've been getting a few requests for hi-res penils to ink, from all the budding inkers out there, so I've uploaded a few pages from the Storm mini-series I did with Eric Jerome Dickey.

Have fun.
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Fanboy.tv
  • Reading: 3rd X-Factor HC (very highly recommended)
  • Watching: Page I'm drawing now & glancing at fanboy.tv
  • Playing: All work makes me a dull boy
  • Eating: Cheerios this morning
  • Drinking: I'm thirsty
More details from the Kinokuniya website:

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, 5 May 2007


Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is just what the name implies. Anybody who asks will be given a FREE comic book* - no purchase necessary! Now in its 6th year, Kinokuniya is proud to be a part of this international event to help celebrate the FUN of COMICS, the JOY of STORY and the ART of STORYTELLING! (*selected titles and while stocks last).

Comics have taken the world by storm! With the success of movies such as 300, Sin City, Batman Begins, American Splendor and Spirited Away and the Heroes TV series and Naruto cartoon series, there's never been a better time to check out the original comics and manga which provided the inspiration!

SPECIAL GUESTS
Learn the secrets of storytelling with:

12.30pm - Panel: Up, Up and Away
Discover the secrets of storytelling in comics with two of Australia's rising stars!
・Nicola Scott: Comic Book Artist (BIRDS OF PREY, ANGEL)
・David Yardin: Comic Book Artist (WHAT IF? X-MEN DEADLY GENESIS, BLACK PANTHER/X-MEN, STAN WINSTON'S REALM OF THE CLAW)

2.00pm - Panel: Power Of One or Strength In Numbers?
Exploring the difference in Storytelling between the single image (Book Covers) and a sequence of pictures (Storyboards)
・Mark Sexton: Production Designer/Storyboard Artist (HAPPY FEET, STAR WARS EPS II ATTACK OF THE CLONES, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II, BABE: PIG IN THE CITY)
・Craig Phillips: Cover Artist/Illustrator (TOM SWIFT, GHOST SQUAD)
・W. Chew Chan: Storyboard Artist (SUPERMAN RETURNS, HAPPY FEET)

3.00pm - Guest of Honour - Panel: Brave New World
Explore the explosive new storytelling form that's taken the world by storm - MANGA!
・Queenie Chan: Australia's own Manga-ka (THE DREAMING)

DRESS UP!
Join in the fun as FCBD is also Kinokuniya's official "Dress-up As Your Favourite Superhero/Supervillian Day"!

For more information on FCBD, please visit www.freecomicbookday.com.
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I will be appearing at Kinokuniya in Sydney Australia, Saturday 5th May 2007, for Free Comic Book Day.

Books Kinokuniya
Level 2
The Galeries Victoria
500 George Street
Sydney 2000
NSW Australia

T: (02)9262-7996

I believe I'll be doing a talk with Nicola Scott that day, and probably doing some quick signings too. More details to follow.
I'll be appearing as a guest at Supanova Brisbane this weekend. Come check it out if you're in the area.

SUPANOVA
BRISBANE 2007

April 13-15, RNA Showgrounds
Gregory Terrace, Brisbane

More details at Supanova's website: www.supanova.com.au