Todd Nauck at Phoenix Comic Con May 26-29, 2011

I’ll be appearing at Phoenix Comic Con this weekend, May 26-29, 2011, at TABLE #446.

I’ll have original art/commissions, sketchbooks, and prints for sale. I’ll also be drawing my convention commission head shots and signing comics.

Be sure to come to the Saturday Sketch-Off May 28th at 10:30am in ROOM #126A where I will be drawing your requests along with Mark Texeria, Joe Jusko, Steve Scott, Travis Hanson, and more. Some of the art will be give-aways at the Sketch-Off to some lucky attendees and the rest of the art will go to the Saturday night auction at 7:30 in ROOM  #125 to raise money for charity.

Donna Troy art for Dallas Comic Con Auction

I created this original piece featuring DC Comic’s Donna Troy for the auction this weekend at the Dallas Comic Con, May 21-22.

I’m not sure when the auction will be held, so be sure to check the program book or ask one of the event staff so you don’t miss it!

This piece measures 11″x17″ on Bristol board and was drawn with Copic markers, Pigma Micron markers, India ink and  a little white gouache paint.

My Art on Extreme Makeover Home Edition 2011

If you just saw the season finale to Extreme Makeover Home Edition and wondered who drew the art for that episode, your Google search has led you to the right place!

I had the honor of working with Marvel Custom Solutions and colorist John Rauch to contribute artwork on Sunday, May 15th’s, Extreme Makeover Home Edition finale. It was a very cool project and a lot of fun to be a part of this episode. I hope Patrick enjoys his new house and superhero murals for his room! That is one cool kid!

If you’re new to comics or unfamiliar with my professional work, here’s some info about me. I have been drawing comics for the past 17 years for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Image Comics. I’ve worked on a number of popular superhero comics like Spider-Man, Teen Titans, Young Justice, including the historic and best-selling comic,  Amazing Spider-Man #583 the Spider-Man/Obama Team-Up. 

I post art here on my blog fairly regularly. Subscribe to the RSS feed for updates as I upload more art and announce upcoming projects and appearances. Feel free to also follow me on Twitter and “like” my Facebook page.

If you like what you see you can find my comics at your local comic shop or book store. I also have the first volume of my sketchbook available for sale. You can order it right there on the right-hand side of the screen. I’ll be happy to autograph your copy as well.

Thanks for looking me up! Hope you stop by often.

If you missed the episode on Sunday, it will be viewable on the Extreme Makeover Home Edition page on ABC’s website.

Todd Nauck Convention Appearances May-July 2011

Hey, friends and fans! Here are the comic conventions I’ll be at in the next few months.

Dallas Comic Con, May 21-22

Phoenix Comic Con, May 26-29

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, June 17-19

San Diego Comic-Con, July 20-24

If you’re near any of these cities, come on by the show and say “Hi!”. I’ll be available to sign your comics and trade paperbacks. I’ll also have original comic art, prints, and sketchbooks for sale. And I will be drawing my convention style commission sketches: single character, headshot, penciled/marker inked on 7″x10″ board (or in your sketchbook/blank comic cover).


Sketch Cards: Polaris & Havok

Another couple of my favorite X-Men: Polaris and Havok. When I started reading X-Men regularly, Havok had just joined the X-Men and Polaris had been possessed by the villain, Malice, and was a member of Mr. Sinister’s Marauders. So, this loving couple wasn’t getting along so well.


They got better.

Sketch Card: Psylocke

Okay. I’m just gonna say it. I prefer British Psylocke over Ninja Psylocke. There. I did it.

Psylocke was a part of my favorite X-Men era, the Australian Outback X-Men. I liked her new armored costume during that time. Just recently learned Art Adams designed that costume.

Now, I’m not against Ninja Psylocke. She’s great in Uncanny X-Force. I just like Betsy Braddock more before she went through the Siege Perilous and came out the other side as a ninja.

And when they brought in Revanche and had this whole “who’s really who” conundrum… Well. I’m still confused. Maybe I was over-thinking it and someone can break it down for me in a few simple sentences. Anyone?

Sketch Card: Blue Beetle

When it comes to Blue Beetle, I’m a Ted Kord fan. Justice League International is my favorite incarnation of the JLA. The Blue Beetle/Booster Gold friendship and scams really made those two characters stand out. I wasn’t too crazy with Ted Kord taking a bullet to the head a few years ago. But since he IS a superhero, I’m just waiting for the day he “comes back to life”.

Sketch Card: Cannonball

Back when I was in high school, my favorite comic books series was New Mutants. I had a mail subscription to the series because we didn’t have a comic shop in my small East Texas town at the time.

Cannonball was a character I could relate to: tall, gangly, goofy looking, unsure of himself, and Southern. I really liked that when he “blasted” into the air he could only fly straight. Turning was his weakness. It was fun to watch this character mature, learn how to control his mutant abilities (i.e. turn!), and grow into a leader. Glad to have him back leading his fellow New Mutants again.