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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.

 

 

 

remembering The Knick

 

I'm still working on a large project that is to remain confidential for now

and another large commission that I don't want to post until it's finished.

So... instead of griping about the weather (and believe me there's plenty to gripe about)

I thought I'd share some preliminary sketches from my "Knick" project a while back.

 

This is my initial sketch based on their suggestion to do a "cut-away" view of the hospital:

 

 

 

...and an idea to have "superimposed" images:

 

 

 

 

The building has some tall towers that I thought might lend themselves to a vertical format:

 

 

 

 

Then it occurred to me to make it look as if the building had literally been cut away, and the walls peeled back like skin...

I knew that they weren't going to go for this one but I just had to try it:

 

 

 

 

They decided on the horizontal format with see-through walls surrounded by images relating to the hospital,

and they sent me this sketch:

 

 

 

 

...so I sent them back this layout based on their sketch:

 

 

 

 

...and they sent back this modified layout with comments and suggestions. This is getting pretty close to the final version:

 

 

 

 

Working on names and faces - portraits and lettering being things that I haven't had much practice with:

 

 

 

 

This was the initial drawing for the Surgery vignette. I had been briefed that the show deals a lot with pregnancy and birthing:

 

 

 

 

After they ran this by their legal department, I was told to "loose the baby."

 

 

 

 

This is the final 20" x 30" inked drawing which does not reduce well at screen resolution:

 

 

 

 

Here is a small section that looks a little better on screen:

 

 

 

 

There were a lot of versions and layouts and small little changes (mostly from the legal department) over the course of a hundred emails and a dozen of phone calls. I think, ultimately, we came out with a pretty good piece.

I had displayed a full size print at the Baltimore ComiCon and it literally stopped some people in their tracks as they went by.

 

So that's pretty cool.

 

 

 

Moby Dick...

 

"Shrouded in a thin drooping veil of mist, it hovered for a moment in the rainbowed air..."

 

 

 

Commissioned by Will (he just asked for something Moby Dick related).

 

For your own commissioned artwork contact me at gerzmail@yahoo.ca

 

 

 

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