Sunday, March 12, 2017

Border Worlds Commission Drawings: A Spring Break Slew of Art!

It's a fun time at the ol' drawing board these days! With a newly-complete Megaton Man graphic novel in the coloring stage, a 25-anniversary reprint of Splitting Image (with normalman vs. Megaton Man) as an 80-page Giant" coming from Image Comics on April 26, 2017, and the Dover collection of Border Worlds (with a new concluding chapter) arriving in August 2017, fans and collectors are requesting a wider variety of convention sketches and commission drawings spanning my 30-year career as never before!

Here is a selection of drawings I inked over the past week, including a lovely sketch of Jenny in her obsessively-textured space suit! If you are interested in acquiring a custom drawing of your favorite Don Simpson character before the 2017 rush turns into an outright frenzy, please send me an email at donaldsimpson1713 circle "a" symbol gmail period com, and I'll be sure to get back to you.

Pencil drawings in light blue Col-Erase and graphite on Strathmore 400 Drawing, ready to ink.

Partially inked.

Batmegaton, inked.

MODOK inked.

Connie Carlyle and friend, from a sketch started at a comic book convention, inked (and poorly lit).

Aja, the alternate Ms. Megaton Man, and Connie Carlyle, Megaton Man's new sidekick.

Jenny Woodlore, partially inked.

Jenny inked.

Several days worth of work!

More commission art here.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Dover Dustjacket for Border Worlds GN Collection!

Designed by John M. Alves, here's the forthcoming (August 2017) dustjacket design for the Border Worlds hardcover collection from Dover Graphic Novels! Color and black and white, 340 pp., $29.95!

Border Worlds ad for Image Comics' Splitting Image 80-Page Giant, a 25th anniversary reprint that includes normalman vs. Megaton Man Special #1, coming from Jim Valentino's Shadowline imprint on April 26, 2017.

Dustjacket design by for the collected Border Worlds by John M. Alves.

Author's bio from the flap of the Border Worlds dustjacket.

Front flap with excerpt from Steve Bissette's Afterword.