On this episode, host Adrian Johnson details how you can use one of the most common household item to help with you comic book inking and illustration -- the cotton swab. Adrian shows how to efficiently fill in large areas of black and work with an actual comic book panel using the swab.
On this episode of Artist Proof Redux, we re-present the original Artist Proof podcast episode with new footage and material exclusively for Youtube.
Host Adrian Johnson conducts a conversation with one of his favorite comic book artists, Jon Bogdanove.
Aside from brief runs on Marvel Comics’ X-Factor and Power Pack, Bogdanove is perhaps best known for delivering his dynamic and powerful art with an 80-plus issue run on DC Comics' Superman: Man Of Steel title. Bogdanove and writer Louise Simonson also co-created the character Steel (jon Henry Irons) during the Death & Return of Superman saga in the early 1990s.
Jon expounds upon his earliest influences such as the classic Adventures of Superman television series and the works of legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby. He also gives a behind-the-scenes peek into how the Death & Return of Superman storyline was orchestrated and the inspirations for the character Steel. Lastly, Bogdanove discusses being a ’style chameleon’, his outreach in teaching art to middle-schoolers and his creator-owned comic Strongman.
On this episode, host Adrian Johnson discusses the brief but stellar comics career of one of his favorite artists, Aron Wiesenfeld. Adrian covers Wiesenfeld's work including 'Team 7', his 2 part story in the first two issues of the short-lived 'WildStorm' anthology series, 'Deathblow/Wolverine' and his final comic book interiors to date, the truncated series 'Guardian Angel'.
Deep from the Inazuma Studios archives! In this unreleased 'pilot' episode of 'Blerd It Out', Adrian Johnson reveals his favorite single comic book issue ever -- Daredevil #181 by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson! (And yes, SPOILER WARNING if you've never read this classic story). Adrian also reveals why the episode is initially shelved for over a year.
'Blerd It Out' is a new segment in which artist Adrian Johnson reviews and reminisces about his favorite art, comics and movies that inspire him creatively and are just flat-out entertaining to boot. In this first episode of 'Blerd It Out', Adrian reviews the 1986 Marvel comic by Michael Golden and the 2013 Artist's Edition Portfolio by IDW showcasing Golden's incredible original art in high quality prints.
The conclusion of a two-part series giving considerations to if art school is right for you. Or not. Artist Adrian Johnson offers 5 reasons why art school may NOT be a great option for certain people.
Part 1 of a two-part series giving considerations to if art school is right for you. Or not. Artist Adrian Johnson offers 5 reasons why art school may be a great option in terms of your creative growth and future.
Artist Adrian Johnson gives a very brief episode explaining how using photos of himself as reference helped in finding the best solution for an illustration that he was working on. Using reference of all kinds can help your art find solid footing regardless of your particular style.
In this episode, artist Adrian Johnson reviews the Grifhold No. 47 Nib Holder for inking comics and cartooning. Adrian also details the advantages and versatility of this pen holder versus the traditional plastic holder for most nibs.
Artist Adrian Johnson shares a quick process video as he inks an illustration for an upcoming fantasy novel.
In this installment, artist Adrian Johnson adds commentary on working with the Hunt 102 nib for comics and illustration. He details how to prep the nib for use, the thought process of inking and maintenance of the nib after every session.