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Artist Proof: Episode 11 - Eric Scott Pfeiffer

This episode, Adrian speaks with illustrator Eric Scott Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer is a multi-faceted artist with inroads to comic books, editorial illustration and concept design. Eric's first comic book series with writer Alex Paknadel, 'Arcadia' was recently collected into a trade paperback by BOOM Studios.   

Eric discusses 'Arcadia', his upbringing in a creative household, attending Virginia Commonwealth University's renowned Communication Arts program and becoming one of the distinguished alumni currently making waves in the art world. There's some real talk about his brief experience with almost getting a Hollywood storyboard job and the inspiration thereof that made Eric seek a another avenue for his work. All that plus Eric details his work process on his upcoming comic book series 'The Forevers' with writer Curt Pires. 

Eric is available online at ericscottpfeiffer.com.

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Eric Scott Pfeiffer

Eric Scott Pfeiffer

Cover for 'Arcadia' issue 1 

Cover for 'Arcadia' issue 1 

Opening splash for 'Survival Myths' article in Outdoor Life Magazine

Opening splash for 'Survival Myths' article in Outdoor Life Magazine

Concept Design - 'Sophie'

Concept Design - 'Sophie'

Preview image for the upcoming comic book series 'The Forevers'

Preview image for the upcoming comic book series 'The Forevers'

SHOW NOTE   - (24:56): Renowned comic book artist Kelley Jones began his involvement with DC Comics' Batman in the 1990s with his striking covers on the issues of the 'Knightfall' series. Kelley would go on to illustrate nearly all of the other covers in the event and finally become the regular penciller for a lengthy run on the 'Batman' comic book in the mid-1990s. 

SHOW NOTE - (24:56): Renowned comic book artist Kelley Jones began his involvement with DC Comics' Batman in the 1990s with his striking covers on the issues of the 'Knightfall' series. Kelley would go on to illustrate nearly all of the other covers in the event and finally become the regular penciller for a lengthy run on the 'Batman' comic book in the mid-1990s. 

SHOW NOTE   - (29:37): Eric mentions transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University and their Communication Arts program. Illustrator Sterling Hundley is one of the instructors and several alumni such as Pfeiffer, Richie Pope, Jeffery Alan Love and Chris Visions have become young illustrators currently making waves in the art world. ( clockwise from left ) Sterling Hundley, Jeffery Alan Love, Chris Visions and Richie Pope.

SHOW NOTE - (29:37): Eric mentions transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University and their Communication Arts program. Illustrator Sterling Hundley is one of the instructors and several alumni such as Pfeiffer, Richie Pope, Jeffery Alan Love and Chris Visions have become young illustrators currently making waves in the art world. (clockwise from left) Sterling Hundley, Jeffery Alan Love, Chris Visions and Richie Pope.

Artist Proof: Episode 10 - Marc Deering

After a lengthy hiatus due to health matters, Adrian returns to the mic in a conversation with comic book inker Marc Deering. Deering is an industry veteran with a career spanning over a decade in the business. He's brought his superb touch to titles such as Superman, GI Joe, Miranda Mercury, Justice League and Supergirl and worked with Marvel, DC Comics, IDW, and Archaia to name a few.

Marc and I discuss 'breaking in' to comics as an inker, tools of the craft, the mental aspect of inking and using digital tools in your inking workflow.

Also, as a new ongoing addition, we are including Show Notes starting with this episode here on the site. These notes will be time-marked according to their appearance in the conversation so feel free to take a look before or while you listen to see examples of what is being discussed. Scroll down and take a look! 

Marc's portfolio and online store are available at inkingissexy.com

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Marc Deering

Marc Deering

Judge Dredd - Inked by Deering over Kelsey Shannon (and is one of Adrian's favorite pieces by Marc EVER).

Judge Dredd - Inked by Deering over Kelsey Shannon (and is one of Adrian's favorite pieces by Marc EVER).

Green Lantern - Inked by Deering over penciller Ryan Benjamin.

Green Lantern - Inked by Deering over penciller Ryan Benjamin.

Wonder Woman - Inked by Deering over Jim Lee pencils.

Wonder Woman - Inked by Deering over Jim Lee pencils.

SHOW NOTE  - (21:32): The art team of penciler Joe Madureira and inker Tim Townsend made their huge mark on 'Uncanny X-Men' in the late 1990s; ushering a slick, manga-influenced style to mainstream comics. This is the original art for the cover of the issue that Marc and I mention. 

SHOW NOTE - (21:32): The art team of penciler Joe Madureira and inker Tim Townsend made their huge mark on 'Uncanny X-Men' in the late 1990s; ushering a slick, manga-influenced style to mainstream comics. This is the original art for the cover of the issue that Marc and I mention. 

SHOW NOTE  - (1:02:31): Marc mentions starting to ink some of his professional work using an iPad Pro and the Procreate app. Here are actual screenshots from Marc showing the same. 

SHOW NOTE - (1:02:31): Marc mentions starting to ink some of his professional work using an iPad Pro and the Procreate app. Here are actual screenshots from Marc showing the same. 

Artist Proof: Episode 8 - Michel Fiffe

On this episode, Adrian speaks with cartoonist Michel Fiffe, who has garnered critical acclaim and a fervent fan following for his self-published superhero comic COPRA. Fiffe expounds upon the rhythm of cartooning, the DIY attitude, having a game plan for self publishing and the low stakes of making comic books that enables anyone to just #$@%^& do it! Michel is available online at michelfiffe.com

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COPRA Copyright 2016 Michel Fiffe

COPRA Copyright 2016 Michel Fiffe

Daredevil, Karen Page and Typhoid Mary by Michel. Copyright 2016 Marvel Comics.

Daredevil, Karen Page and Typhoid Mary by Michel. Copyright 2016 Marvel Comics.

Michel (left) and Adrian meet for the first time at HeroesCon 2011.

Michel (left) and Adrian meet for the first time at HeroesCon 2011.

Artist Proof: Episode 5 - Shawn Pryor

Art by Penny Candy Studios

Art by Penny Candy Studios

On this episode, Adrian speaks with creator Shawn Pryor in an engaging conversation about the science of crowdfunding.  As a former president of Action Lab Entertainment, Shawn has developed several successful crowdfunding campaigns for various comic book and graphic novel projects. Most recently, he ran a hugely successful campaign under his own company, Crowntaker Studios, to fund his creator-owned all-ages comic 'Cash and Carrie' with co-creators Giulie Speziani and artist Penny Candy Studios. In addition, Shawn discusses stepping away from the comic book business to reassess his place within it, his return and the inspirations for his upcoming football comic F.O.R.C.E with co-creators B. Alex Thompson and artist Jay Reed.    

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