The Art and Times of Jim Lawson
Great as usual Jim! Can't wait to see the color! Steve always does a nice job.
Nice work! I see chains now :-)What do you use to ink with? A quill pen, tech pen, brush?
Wow! The interplay between mikey and the fire is just amazing! I'm in awe as always.
Yeah, I went with the chains (don't want to be thought of as being lazy). This cover was inked with a Japanese brush pen, one of those disposable types. It's a Zebra, I think- and carries the designation FD-301.
Oh man, that looks absolutely amazing. And of course your not lazy, Jim, I was only kidding.Though personally, I like Mikey better which chains for the nun chuks, I think that string would probably work better functionally. But anyway, the art is beautiful. I think Tristan is gonna flip.
Jim,You're not lazy man I think your one of the hardest working guys out there.I don't think any artist I know can pump out work as quickly as you can.but I can't lie, I love Mikey with chain chucks more.-Vaughn M.
Already have Dan! Can't say how excited I am for this issue. Hopefully there are some surprises in there too. It's certainly not like anything else I've written (this one has the Turtles THE WHOLE WAY through ;))!
Looks great!! Mikey has always been my favorite. Looking forward to this issue.
Frequent viewer, first time commentor.Looks great. But I thouhgt I'd let you know that this is the first time I can ever remember you using chains on the nunchucks. Except maybe in some of the Archie issues and movie adaptations.The first time EVER. And no one's called you lazy before.
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-->> ain' got nothin to pull outta this weary head and mouth that would equalto ' suckin up ' .. .. so sorry. It's not in me I'll take the 'Chopped liver ' role again, but will say .. as the lines become sort of this vortex going right almost into Mike's face. It's pretty intense.Once that text is added on there, the power of that will disappear .
On the subject of chains, I was talking to Pete yesterday and he asked me if I knew when Mikey's nunchucks first started using ropes. He told me that Kevin was the one that first started drawing them that way.
Hmm, never noticed that. Looks like I'll have to scour back through my Volume 1 issues and look :-)
There is no way that you can be labeled as lazy. Look at Pete's comment in the back of TMNT #30. He said that he had just handed the script to you and the pencils were probably already completed by the time the 30 was printed. I was wondering do you ever sell original art work such as pages or covers? Anyways keep up the great work.
Hmm, that's very interesting about Kevin using the strings. Maybe they started with chains early on to get a grittier street look but then, I guess, Kevin wanted it to be more true to live?To me, the chains always looked right, I guess because I got used to them before I saw the strings.
Chains or no chains, I'm sure Mikey has a big box laying in his room full of an array of manufactured, homemade, disgarded, broken, favorite, useless and/or exotic nunchucks from all over the damn place that he switches out according to his daily preference. C'mon!! haha
By the way, the cover looks great as always, Jim! ...The whole act of inking is something that frustratingly baffles me. Seeing before and after shots of art from the pencil to inked stage (despite being interesting to see)make me want to throw rocks in the air and try to catch them with my eyes. It's something I havent quite mastered yet ( - the inking thing, not catching rocks with my eyes).
I like Poppy's line of thought, Mikey just has a bunch of nunchuks and they're probably lying around all over the place.
David-Yeah, I do sell art. Generally, pretty much everything is for sale. The one caveat is that Pete automatically buys all the interior art for Vol. 4.