Posts tagged: Avengers: EMH

Free Comic Book Day at The Source on Saturday!

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I’ll be signing and sketching at The Source Comics and Games in Roseville, MN this Saturday, starting at 10:00am. Wherever you are, you can visit the Free Comic Book Day web site to find the participating store nearest you. Stop by and grab some free comic books! But if you live near The Source in Roseville (2057 Snelling Avenue North), stop by and say hello! I’ll be selling prints , Young Justice and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes trade paperbacks, and doing commission sketches all day!

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I’ll be selling my 11″×17″ prints (all the same ones I just had at the C2E2 convention) for $20 each , which is $10 less than from my Etsy store! So if you’ve had your eye on anything in particular, this is a great time to purchase it!Stop by my table and show me that you follow my Christopher Jones Comic Art page on Facebook or @ChrisJonesArt on Twitter and get one of two FREE exclusive items:

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Did you know that Free Comic Book Day comics aren’t free to the comic store you get them from? They pay a small fee to the publishers, which adds up pretty quickly. Whichever comic book shop you visit, please consider making a purchase while you’re there to help reward that store for participating in this great annual tradition!
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I’m donating Micronauts art to the C2E2 Charity Auction

The Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is THIS WEEKEND and I wanted to share with you the piece I’m donating to the C2E2 Charity Auction which benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Microns original art photo

Original Line Art on 11×17″ Bristol

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The final page of the Microns story from Avengers: EMH #7


This is a group portrait of The Micronauts (re-named the “Microns” for legal reasons) as they appeared in Marvel Universe – Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #7. This art was used as part of a special-effects panel where the Microns were shrinking from action figure size down into their sub-atomic universe.

The Auction will be held Saturday night at 7:30pm in room 1W475B and if you’re interested in attending we would love to have you come down and join the fun! There will be some great items up for auction, and the proceeds go to a great cause, so please check it out!

I hope to see MANY of you at C2E2 this weekend. You’ll find me at table B7 in Artist Alley, and remember to like Christopher Jones Comic Art on Facebook or follow me as @ChrisJonesArt on Twitter to get a FREE 1″ button or full color, signed mini-print! Check out this post for all the details.

And if you can’t make it to C2E2, click here to see the rest of my upcoming convention appearances!

Creating a Cover: AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES #16

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Marvel Universe – Avengers:Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #16

Adapted by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Christopher Jones

THE KREE EMPIRE COMES TO EARTH!
Ms. Marvel joins the Avengers against Ronan the Accuser.
Based on season two of the hit Disney XD TV show!
32 Pages / All Ages – $2.99

This is the second in a series of three covers I did recently for the comic book tie-in for the Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes animated TV show.

Initially all I was told was that the cover was to feature “Ronan the Accuser and Captain Mar-Vell putting the earth on trial.”

Without any other specifics on the story, I wasn’t sure how to represent that idea visually? I asked “Would you want some kind of alien courtroom setting? Who other than Ronan and Mar-Vel would need to be on the cover?”

I was told “Let’s go a little more sci-fi here – Ronan and Captain Mar-Vell looking down on Earth, the Avengers preparing to defend it,” and that the Avengers to be included were Captain America, Ms. Marvel and Iron Man.

Ronan & Mar-Vel cover sketch

Sketch A

Ronan & Mar-Vel cover sketch b

Sketch B


My first thought was to have the heroes in a “ready for a fight” pose with Ronan and Mar-Vell towering over them, looking judgmental. I wanted Earth in the background, which meant that our immediate location needed to be in open space or on a spaceship of some kind. If they were on a ship, what kind of ship was it? If they were in open space, are the Avengers characters wearing space suits? I was reluctant to solve these problems with specifics that wouldn’t correlate with the actual story.

I had a second take on the cover that gave more focus to the story’s “guest stars” Ronan and Mar-Vell, looking from their level down at the trio of heroes on some kind of platform with a protective force field dome and the Earth behind them. While this platform was likely to be specific only to the cover and not found in the story, this layout seemed to do a much better job of getting across the idea of Ronan and Mar-Vel presiding in judgement over Earth and the heroes. To strengthen this impression I put the heroes in shackles, and tried to make the platform a bit of Kirby-esque space sculpture but also bearing a resemblance to the top of a Grecian column, hopefully further evoking a courtroom ambiance.

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Cover Pencils

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Cover Inks


Sketch B was chosen, so pencils and inks were pretty straightforward. I had a great deal of fun drawing Ronan and Mar-vell, especially.

You can find my previous Creating a Cover installments here.

Heading to New York Comic Con!

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Click the image to go to my Facebook page and “like” it!

Attending New York Comic Con on October 11-14? Come say hi to me in Artists Alley (table D2).

If you show me that you “like” my Facebook page, Christopher Jones Comic Art, I’ll give you a *FREE* signed Young Justice mini-print or Christopher Jones Comic Art button!

I’ll be signing at DC Comics (Booth #1238) Saturday 10-11am and Sunday 1:30-2:30pm.

Sunday from 2:30-3:30pm I’ll be on the Drawing DC: Kids Edition panel in Room 1A06.

Chris & Young Justice cosplayers at C2E2

Chris & Young Justice cosplayers at C2E2

Are you a cosplayer? I’d love to take your photo to share on my blog, and I’d especially love to have a photo taken *with* any cosplayers wearing costumes from Young Justice, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, or any of my other projects! Stop by and I might just have a freebie for you, too!

Can’t wait to meet you all!