This week's pick:

Great Masters of Art: JOE KUBERT & SERGIO TOPPI

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

JOE KUBERT by Francesco Francavilla

To Joe Kubert
~~ Click on the images for biggie ~~

We are dedicating some time to honor and tribute 2 great Masters of Comics and Illustration who have left us in this past couple of weeks: JOE KUBERT and SERGIO TOPPI.
I can't even come close to say how much these two artists have influenced the way I draw, the way I ink, and the way I compose a page or a panel. For that, I will forever be in their debt.

Here's my tribute to Joe.
Planning to do one for Sergio soon.

For more about Joe's incredible body of work and legacy:
~ Kubert School
~ Wikipedia Page

Cheers,
Francesco

Artwork © 2012 Francesco Francavilla

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

TOP 10 - Smax



For my Top 10 guy I picked the obvious: Jaafs Macksun. I mean, c'mon, he's the coolest!
I've been meaning to get this up for weeks now but I finally got the time to finish it.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Nota Bene


It's obvious the ol' Twart blog has been hurting for a while. We've been talking about it, and we're gonna reboot this sucker soon, hopefully getting it back to its original concept, better engaging our followers, and making it easier for us all to contribute more regularly. Look for an announcement (here or on Twitter) soon!

The Black Flame

I thought I'd kick off a week of B.P.R.D. with an honest to gosh sketch for the sketch blog. 



No idea why I wanted to draw this guy, out of all the many cool characters from B.P.R.D. but there ya go. Cheers!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Officer "Shock-Headed" Peter Cheney




Top 10 might be my favorite thing Alan Moore has written since Watchmen. The stories are great, but it's the characters in this book that do it for me every time. Take this guy, for instance. Just some shit-kicking fundie Okie slob who's racist against robots and, oh yeah, happens to be a human power plant. And he wears his goddamn badge as a bling ring on his middle finger because fuck you.

Plus he looks like my cousin Jeb. I'm not even shitting you. I have a cousin named Jeb who looks pretty much exactly like this.

Except, y'know, without all the electricity and stuff. Obviously.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

BATTLEPUG by Mr. Hawthorne



BATTLEPUG!

Cheers to Mr. Norton! Been friends with Mike since back when neither of us could get work! :-)

best, Mike

PS - Come on. You didn't really think I'd draw the Barbarian riding a dog when there is a naked lady available, did you? ;-)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

BATTLEPUG by Ron Salas


Battlepug is a fun comic. Very well done. I will be getting the printed edition. You should too.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

BATTLEPUG by Andy Kuhn

My buddy Mike Norton makes an awesome webcomic called Battlepug.
You should all go check it out! Here's my version. Hope you dig it!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

SILVER SURFER by Andy Kuhn

Look at me Ma, I'm Twartin' again!
This is my Silver Surfer piece. I hope you dig it.
I am going to do a Moebius tribute soon.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Comic Twart at the Eisners!


You may have noticed the Eisner award nominations are out, and a few names on the list may look familiar. That's right, some of your favorite Comic Twartists were nominated for Eisner awards*!

So, without further ado, let's all cheer our pals Nathan Fairbairn**, Ramón K. Pérez, Chris Samnee, and Francesco Francavilla!

Win, lose, or draw, you're all winners in our book!

Best,
Mike

* For the uninitiated, the Eisner Awards are the comic version of the Oscars. So, yeah, kind of a big deal for comic folk :-)


** It was pointed out that in my original post I missed Nathan Fairbairn's nomination! This pains me, as I'm truly a fan of the man and his work! We've collaborated many times on Twart pieces, and he's always done amazing work!

I'm sorry Nathan. Your nomination warms my heart, and hope you can forgive my oversight!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

JEAN "MOEBIUS" GIRAUD by Evan Shaner

Jean Giraud hooked me the first time I read Blueberry 1: Chihuahua Pearl and so I thought I'd pay tribute to Giraud with the character that introduced me to his incredible work. He will be missed.

JEAN "MOEBIUS" GIRAUD by Francesco Francavilla

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Jean MOEBIUS Giraud
Jean MOEBIUS Giraud

I will miss you, Gir. Thank you so much for all the magic and inspiration.

Au revoir,
Francesco

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

SILVER SURFER by Francesco Francavilla

Click on the image to see the BIGGER VIEW :)
Silver Surfer

I missed drawing this guy since my minimalist take a long ago for this very blog. Thank you, Mitch, for giving me chance to draw him again.

Hope you guys dig it :)

Cheers,
Francesco

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

SIVLER SURFER by Ron Salas



Since I'm way behind on my Twarts, I'm deciding to cheat here.
Nobody cares, right?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

WHAT BIG TEETH by Andy Kuhn

My Fables contribution is The Big Bad Wolf.
Hope you guys dig it. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

PINOCCHIO by Mr. Hawthorne

Lately we've been having some trouble with my son telling, well... lies.

So this seemed fitting.


Best,
Mike

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ANIMAL MAN by Andy Kuhn

Hey ma, look at me, I'm twartin'!!!
Profuse apologies for my lack of twarts over the last few months.
I'm definitely gonna try to contribute more often in 2012.
Here's my version of Animal Man, an incredible comic both old and new.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

ANIMALMAN by Mr. Hawthorne


Best,
Mike