Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Upcoming Appearances: Free Comic Book Day

This coming Saturday (May 1st), I'll be appearing at the Comic Depot store in the Wilton Mall in Wilton, NY (just outside of Saratoga Springs) for their Free Comic Book Day event. If you're going to be in the area, stop on by and say hello. I'll be there from 10 AM to 4PM.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Upcoming Appearances: Albany Comic-Con

Just a reminder that I'll be appearing at the Albany Comic-Con this Sunday, April 25th. Another great batch of guest this year, including my old friends Ron Marz and Terry Austin, sculptor Paul Harding, Fred Hembeck, Joe Staton, Lee Moder and a host of other talent from the world of comic books and beyond.

If you're in the area, stop on by and say hello. And we'll have copies of Magdalena #1 with the Albany Comic-Con convention variant cover I did with Terry Austin.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sketchbook: Fade

I've been busy penciling and inking the week, not to mention my quick appearance with Ron Marz at the Empire State Book Festival, so I haven't had a chance to do much sketching lately. But I did a quick headshot of my character Fade this morning as a warmup for today's batch of inking.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Upcoming Appearances: Empire State Book Festival

I'll be appearing at the first Empire State Book Festival this Saturday, April 10th. My friend Ron Marz and I will be doing a panel on comic books and graphic novels, and signing books at an author meet & greet, along with an incredible array of New York State authors and artists.

Ron does a better job describing the details on his own blog, and you can also visit the Empire State Book Festival website for more information.

As I understand it, there will be copies of the new Doctor Who collection, Supernatural: Origins, and Mirror's Edge on hand for me to sign at the author meet & greet.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

On The Web: The New Website

The redesigned matthewdowsmith.com is now live, with an expanded gallery, an unpublished Fade prose story, a number of new links, and all sorts of unseen art sprinkled around the pages.

A big thank you to Claire Stancampiano, who set up the original site and helped put together this redesign.

If you get a chance to visit the new site, let us know what you think.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sketchbook: Doctor Mid-Nite

Another color experiment, and another Golden Age DC character, this time Doctor Mid-Nite.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sketchbook: The 10th Doctor

When I posted the mockup of my website redesign yesterday, my editor on Doctor Who -- IDW's Denton Tipton -- was quick to point out the lack of any Who art on the homepage. In his words, "Where's the WHO love?". So when I sat down to do a warmup sketch this morning, I had no choice but to do a quick 10th Doctor to add to the other sketches I'll be using for the website homepage.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Work In Progress: Website Redesign

A quick sneak peek at the new design we're putting together for my website. Still in the mockup stage at this point, but we're hoping to have it completely redesigned and online over the course of the next month. I put this homepage mockup together using the color sketches I've been working on the last few weeks. We're also planning to update the gallery with additional artwork from Doctor Who and some of the other projects I've worked on sent the site first went up.