Tuesday, 6 January 2015

How to Train Your Dragon Comics!

"Because with Vikings on the backs of dragons, the world just got a whole lot bigger."
Titan Publishing have just released Vol. 3 their Dragons: Rider's of Berk graphic novel series, based on Dreamwork's How To Train Your Dragon, and features a short story that from yours truly.

It was a really fun comic to work on, drawing from a script by Simon Furman that focuses on the misadventures of Snotlout!

The story features in Dreamworks' Dragons Volume 3: The Ice Castle, available in all good comic shops and book stores, and has also been translated and reprinted in #2 of the German Dragon's magazine, which was pretty cool to see.

Here's a sample panel, before the colours were expertly added by John Charles and lettered by Jim Campbell!


DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk (c) 2015 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Turok Dinosaur Hunter Debut

Turok Dinosaur Hunter #9 has just landed in comic stores and Comixology, which marks my Turok, and Dynamite, debut.

A few sample panels from the book below...




Drawn from a script by Greg Pak and Paul Tobin, and the issue also features art from Ruairi Coleman and Lee Ferguson, with colours Luigi Anderson and lettered up by Marshall Dillon.  Edited by Nate Cosby!

Look for the cover below by Bart Sears on the shelves  (nice to see my name on the cover treatment too)!

Turok09-Cov-Sears

Now back to drawing Flash Gordon...!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Noe #2 launch

It's finally here! Noe: The Savage Boy #2 is launching at Forbidden Planet Belfast on the 15 November.

MalRob and I will be in hand for doodles and signage, so hopefully we'll all see you there!


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Dynamite! Turok! Flash Gordon!

I was able to announce at DICE that I've been working on artwork for the Turok: Dinosaur Hunter comic for Dynamite Entertainment.

I'm working alongside writers Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Action Comics), and the Eisner Award winning Paul Tobin (Bandette, Colder), fellow local artist Ruairi Coleman and a few others who I'm not sure have been announced. I have pages in #9, arriving in October, and #10 in November.


Bart Sears Covers for Turok #9 and #10. Yes, that is Robin Hood

For December I was recruited by Dynamite and Turok editor Nate Cosby to hop over to the Flash Gordon: Holiday Special. The story is written by Elliot Kalan, lead writer on The Daily Show with John Stewart and tells a pretty awesome holiday story. The covers and Diamond information have just been released, so feel free to order via your local comic shop!


Flash Gordon Holiday Special Covers by Evan Shaner, Jordie Bellaire and Ken Haeser





Thursday, 25 September 2014

DICE 2014 Prints

I've just picked up the proof for the first official Atomic Diner prints featuring my covers, made specially for DICE at the weekend

They feature in a limited run, so I'm opening up pre-orders.

Pre-order price:

A4 - €10     (3 pack for €25)
A3 - €15      Includes A3 poster tube (3 pack for €40) 

Email: Stephen {@} stephendowneygallery.com to order.

There's also a couple of spaces left on the Sketch Pre-order list (scroll down for details). If you want a few items bundled, send an email and I'll add some discount.

See you at the weekend!



Noe Black and White version is VERY limited.

Monday, 8 September 2014

DICE 2014

DICE 2014

I have a table at DICE 2014 (Dublin International Comic Expo) on the 27th-28th September!

Last year my sketch list was completely full for the weekend, so although I won't have much time to prep any sketches before the event, I'm opening up my A4 sketch list now with pre-order prices.

Scroll down to previous posts for sketch examples.

Character head sketch - €20
Full figure/elaborate sketch - €40 
Comic Bundle: €40 Head sketch + choose any 5 comics from Jennifer Wilde #1-3, Wilde Hunt, Noe #1-2 or Black Scorpion

Contact me stephen [@] stephendowneygallery.com to be added to the list.



I'm also attending NYCC (New York Comic Con), though as a PRO rather than exhibiting, so if any American readers want to arrange to pick up a sketch or any comic bundles, send me an email and we'll arrange it.  

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Doctor Who

A just-for-fun piece of Doctor Who artwork, in celebration of Peter Capaldi's new Who.

I'm still not sure how Capaldi's look will settle down this season, even in the PR images he's had different haircuts, so can't decide if I captured the likeness. I'm happier with Matt Smith at least.

The folks over at The Chronicles of Time Facebook page are hosting a just-for-fun (and a prize) competition to colour the piece. Head here if you want to try your hand.