Showing posts with label Ben Hatke. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ben Hatke. Show all posts

Monday, February 16, 2015

Shadow sketches

Frank Cho free con sketch.

Commission from Ben Hatke


Thank you note from Ben Hatke
I'm arranging my original art and prints into new portfolios off-and-on.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ben Hatke's new children's book Julia's House for Lost Creatures

On his blog, Ben Hatke notes the arrival of author copies of his new book:
One of the coolest things about writing and drawing books is the part where a box of shiny new author copies shows up at your door. And yesterday was the day that copies of Julia's House for Lost Creatures arrived here at House Hatke.
I know I've said it before, but I'm really happy with how this book turned out.
The official release date (September 2nd) is still over a month off, but I'm going to give away two copies now, along with a bit of original art!

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Comic Age on Smudge

Local comics blog The Comic Age has some nice things to say about this past Saturday's Smudge Comics Arts Expo.

[Smudge! Expo 2014] A Great New Event! Plus We Were Pirates, and Dear Mr. Watterson
By Alex Lupp
Yesterday I attended the very first Smudge! Expo, and I hope that it will be the first of many. It was a lovely and very creator focused show, the kind we need more of, especially as the big conventions grow into larger and larger media spectacles....I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience, and only wish it had lasted longer than just a single day – an in depth description of my day-long venture follows below. [Read more]


 Cartoonist Ben Hatke at Smudge (photo courtesy of Bruce Guthrie)

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Ben Hatke special guest at Smudge!

Ben Hatkecreator of Zita the Spacegirl, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl and the upcoming The Return of Zita the Spacegirl, will be the special guest at the inaugural Smudge! Comics Arts Expo on March 8 at Artisphere in Arlington, Va.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Snyder, King and Hatke at Capicons

The bi-monthly Capicons con at Tyson's Corner saw a few new faces today. I picked up a couple of pieces of original art as a result (and blew my budget, but if you go to the show with friends, you can borrow money from them).

101_4763 JK Snyder III Shadow sketch

Baltimore County's John K Snyder III did this Shadow sketch with the money going to Hero Initiative charity. Keep an eye out on IDW's variant covers for the Shadow as John is doing one in 2013.

 101_4766 Hatke - Zita the Spacegirl original art p98

Front Royal's Ben Hatke's Zita the Spacegirl original art for page 98. Zita's aimed at kids, but I like it a lot.

 101_4767 Hatke - Zita the Spacegirl original art chapter breaks

Ben Hatke's Zita the Spacegirl original art for chapter breaks. He tossed this one in after I bought the previous.

Washington's Tom King was signing his book A Once Crowded Sky, a novel about what happens when all the superheroes vanish, but the supervillains don't. I reviewed it for the City Paper and had the strange experience of seeing my words as a pull quote on his banner.  I liked the book enough to buy another copy for a comics-collecting buddy's Christmas present. King told me that some additional comic book news from him should come out this week - remind me to follow up if I don't post something here.



Friday, October 21, 2011

Oct 21: Ben Hatke at Politics and Prose

Richard Thompson cancelled due to illness.

Oct 21: Ben Hatke at Politics and Prose

Ben Hatke - Nursery Rhyme Comics
Start: Oct 21 2011 7:00 pm
End: Oct 21 2011 8:00 pm
Friday, October 21, 7 p.m. This ingenious pairing of fifty classic nursery rhymes with pictures by today's leading comic artists puts a colorful spin on Mother Goose. Join us for a reading and discussion by Hatke, who took on "Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?" All ages.