Hero Initiative: New Avengers #1 sketch cover

My Hero Initiative New Avengers #1 sketch cover is up for auction. Give it a look. Place a bid. Help the cause.

The Hero Initiative provides a safety net for former comic creators in need. The Hero Initiative is dedicated to helping creators with emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and enter back into paying work.

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Secret Wars Spider-Woman

When I first started reading comics as a kid, I started in the middle of the Marvel SuperHeroes Secret Wars (issues #7-9).
That’s where I discovered Spider-Woman. My first thought was “Who is this lady?!? She doesn’t look like the red one from the cartoon!”
But I kept reading and didn’t let that slow me down. I’d later learn who was who and didn’t let two Spider-Women throw me.

I guess she’s called Arachne now. But to me, she’ll always be Secret Wars Spider-Woman!

Drawn with Copic, Pigma Micron, TRIA, and Sharpie markers, with WhiteOut.

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.

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.

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.