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cottage industry...

 

I just finished up some last minute Christmas presents for Michelle and her family.

The Yakes' Cottage Series:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mmmmmmm... cottages and summertime.

The days start getting longer soon.

Happy Winter Solstice!

 

 

 

Christmas Comes Early...

 

The family gathers 'round for some Dream Time.

 

 

Thanks to Andrew and all the others at Locust Moon Press for putting out a truly unique and beautiful book.

My copy of Little Nemo, Dream Another Dream arrived safely last week.

 

Bet you wish you had one...

 

http://locustmoon.storenvy.com/products/8656665-little-nemo-dream-another-dream

 

 

 

 

New Prints for the New Year

 

After attending a few shows this year, I am ready to offer a new selection of prints that generated the most interest.

I won't print until I get enough orders to run a batch. So, I doubt very much that they'll be delivered before Christmas,

but I'll try my best.

 

The Regency

a re-creation of the Cerebus High Society cover.

 

$55.00 22 x 30 black & white

$30.00 15 x 22 black & white

Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper

 

$20.00 12 x 18 black & white

80lbs premium print stock

 

 

Little Nemo in Slumberland

a tribute to Winsor McCay

 

$65.00 22 x 30 colour

Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper

 

$25.00 12 x 18 colour

80lbs premium print stock

 

 

Little Nemo in Slumberland

the inks of just the inset

 

$30.00 15 x 22 black & white

Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper

 

$20.00 12 x 18 black & white

80lbs premium print stock

 

 

Eschner

Will Eisner in M.C. Escher Land

 

$30.00 15 x 22 black & white

Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper

 

$20.00 12 x 18 black & white

80lbs premium print stock

 

 

Gerhard Dreams

Little Gerhard in Nightmare Land

 

$55.00 22 x 30 black & white

Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper

 

$20.00 12 x 18 black & white

80lbs premium print stock

 

 

Gerhard Dreams

smaller coloured version

 

$35.00 15 x 22 colour

Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper

 

$25.00 12 x 18 colour

80lbs premium print stock

 

 

Set a Spell

 

$65.00 22 x 30 colour

Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper

 

$25.00 12 x 18 colour

80lbs premium print stock

 

 

Set a Spell

just the inks

 

$55.00 22 x 30 black & white

Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper

 

$20.00 12 x 18 black & white

80lbs premium print stock

 

 

Breached Whale

 

$15.00 11 x 14 black & white

Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper

 

 

Drawn to the Light

 

$20.00 each or $100 for the set of 6

11 x 14 Stonehenge 90lbs printmaking paper

 

 

Prices are in U.S. funds and do not include shipping or taxes.

Estimated shipping is:   $19.00 Canada    $25.00 U.S.    $40.00 International

 

If you would like to place an order, please email me at gerzmail@yahoo.ca

 

Be sure to include which print(s) you'd like and your mailing address.

I will send you a PayPal invoice when I'm ready to ship.

 

All of this info is also available at my website, www.gerhardart.com

click on "Stuff to Buy"

 

 

 

 

 

the Regency returns

 

Last year I had the opportunity to burn the Regency to the ground for the Low Society cover.

This time Dean has commissioned me to recreate the High Society cover at the same size that I drew the original.

I cropped off some stairs at the bottom. I resized and repositioned the Cerebus figure and thought I would add some clouds.

I printed out a horizontally flipped image on 4 regular sheets of paper, taped them together and traced it.

 

 

I soon realized that I was not about to redraw all of the things that have bugged me all these years.

I used this opportunity to fix some of the perspective mistakes and structural anomalies.

 

 

Then I flip the tracing paper over and transfer the pencil down onto the illustration board.

 

 

Let the inking begin!

 

 

Hopefully the above image is a GIF that cycles through the stages of inking.

And hopefully this is another that shows the differences between the original and the Regency reborn:

 

 

 

Here's a standard image of the finished product. You can see I abandoned the cloud idea and went for a "fading into the distance" effect in an effort to give the Regency more of a sense of scale and depth.

 

 

 

 

...and here's the obligatory close up...

 

 

 

Prints anyone?

 

Contact me:

gerzmail@yahoo.ca

 

 

 

 

AlteKrea 2014

 

Scenes from the show...

 

1) I guess I have a last name now; you can call me Mr. Hard. 2) Shel's entranced by the Opening Gala. 3) JD Spark; hula hoop extraordinaire (unfortunately the LED hoop didn't show up well on the photo... it was awesome in person). 4)  Miroki Tong (the show organizer) sings a haunting tune. 5&6)  Emily Crawford bends over backward (and then some) to wow the crowd.

 

 

1) Mr. Hard gets down to business. 2) Bird's eye view of some of the exhibitors. 3) Shel brought crayons and colours some Wish pages. 4) Trenna Keating (star of Defiance) colours Wish pages between people asking her how long it takes to put on her makeup for the show (2-3 hours). 5) Another view of the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda; a great place for a show. 6) Awesome face painting by Jocelyn Santos-Thompson.

 

 

1&2) Meeting people of all ages and showing off my stuff. 3) Scott Chantler shows off Two Generals, one of his many books. 4) Adrian Alphona, awesome artist on Ms. Marvel, among other titles. 5) Hugh Rookwood, illustator/comic creator on a whole bunch of stuff and a really cool guy. 6) Kieran brought her drawing of an eyeball and wants to open her own gallery some day.

 

 

We all had a great time. Looking forward to next year. Let's hope the weather's better.

 

 

 

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