Steven Ng

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  1. This panel comes from a Wizard Magazine art tutorial. I don't have the original magazine publication, but it is reprinted in the 2005 book How to Draw: The Best of Wizard Basic Training on page 61.
  2. Steve Wyatt is the man behind the Bernie Wrightson Tribute Project. He's seeking artists to do an original piece and write about Bernie's influence. These will be collected and printed as a book from IDW. The art will be auctioned and the book proceeds will go to Liz Wrightson. Bleeding Cool article
  3. George Hagenaeur has posted some Mark Landis examples on his CAF Mark Landis Forgeries
  4. The Schultz drawing looks like Ron Randall's character Mercy St. Clair from the comic Trekker.
  5. I was at Ikegami's Spotlight Panel at SDCC a long time ago and he spoke of his admiration for Neal Adams. Found this fascinating program on Youtube where mangaka Naoki Urasawa visits Ryoichi Ikegami. We get to see Ikegami draw several faces and they talk about his work. Urasawa Naoki no Manben: Ikegami Ryoichi (S3E1, 2016) [english subs]
  6. I think the fellow in the hat is Steve Purcell of Sam and Max fame. He's at Pixar now. Irish film director Nora Twomey made a presentation on her new animated film The Breadwinner at the new location. I've been a member of the CAM since 1993 and love the institution. I've met Stan Lee, Charles Schulz, Marc Davis, Ward Kimball, Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen, Lynn Johnston, Dale Messick, Patrick McDonnell, and many others at their events. Best, Steven
  7. Andrew is selling copies of the book himself with a sketch. https://andrewfarago.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/signed-and-sketched-books-now-on-sale/?relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=519&relatedposts_position=0 Best, Steven
  8. My art collecting is all over the place, but largely defined by access to artists appearing at California conventions and events beginning in the 1990's. My favorite comics in those years were Bone and Usagi Yojimbo. Jeff Smith and Stan Sakai were generous in signing with a head sketch or doing quick free sketches. My appetite grew and I began to seek out artists for sketches and began paying for them. WonderCon in Oakland in 1997 was especially productive as I got my first Mark Schultz, Arthur Adams, Bruce Timm, Steve Rude, and Paul Smith. The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco ran live fundraising auctions and I purchased my first originals, especially comic strips, which I didn't often see at cons. Some of the first anime and manga cons were in California and Japanese guests often drew sketches during their autograph sessions. I sought out Kenichi Sonoda more than once and saw him all three days in Seattle three years ago. However, this became increasingly difficult due to high demand by the late 90's. Adam Warren sold his pencil layouts and commissions for low prices in the 1990's and I was a frequent customer. Animation artists began promoting their own work at comic cons during the 2000's. I learned they ran some of their own charity art auctions and found opportunities there. My brother's Stuart Ng Books hosted SDCC signings by BTAS artists Shane Glines (Ice Cream) and Glen Murakami (Shrunk'n Head, Under Beneath) in 2001. It was the start of his expansion beyond used books to being one of the largest book sellers of the artist-self-published sketchbooks. Pixar story artists Ronnie del Carmen and Enrico Casarosa, directors now, were special favorites. Stuart began importing bande dessinee and the SDCC booth became a magnet for artist's looking for artists new to them. My brother hosted French artist Pierre Alary at SDCC in 2005 and 2006. I loved his Belladone character Marie, the sword-wielding secret agent, in the days of the Three Musketeers. I was thrilled when Blacksad artist Juanjo Guarnido came to Big Wow ComicFest in San Jose. I have a handful of Studio Ghibli cels and drawings, but found many comic artists are great Hayao Miyazaki fans and will do extraordinary pieces. My best examples may be the J. Scott Campbell Totoro, Adam Hughes Kiki, and Stan Sakai Catbus. I work for a library and collect pieces featuring books and libraries. I have the American Born Chinese page by Gene Luen Yang based on our local Centerville Library where I worked for a time. I often write up the circumstances of art acquisition because I love the interaction with the artists. I have managed to purchase some older works by Carl Barks, Charles Schulz, and Chuck Jones, my three C's of cartooning. http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=6882 Best, Steven Ng
  9. Early on, I once bought an original art page and the artist asked me if I'd like the page inscribed to me. I was caught off guard and didn't have a ready answer. I ended up asking for the inscription on the back. I haven't done it since, but it doesn't bother me. Best, Steven
  10. John Fleskes, publisher of The Marvel Art of Arthur Adams is working on a new book project. Here's his request posted on Facebook: "We're treasure hunting! One of the projects that we are working on is a collection of Arthur Adams early works. We're seeking out fresh high resolution scans to key Marvel art originals from his first 15 years in the business. Please let us know if you have anything that you are willing to share! Covers and pages for Longshot, Classic X-Men, X-Men, New Mutants, and Fantastic Four are just some examples. We'll announce a release date once we have found enough key material to fill the book. This will also help Arthur to have nice archives for his art. Thank you!" https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=706818912854394&set=a.442649099271378.1073741829.100005788753475&type=3&theater http://fleskpublications.com/flesksite/
  11. Congratulations Chris on the new addition. Pete Docter is a hugely talented filmmaker. Besides his Pixar films, he's a student of the animation and cartoon fields, too. He helped in the publication of the recent Disney flip books on the Nine Old Men. Another flip book collection is upcoming. I saw him interview Ed Catmull at the Pacific Film Archive. Pete Docter and animation writer Don Peri spoke on the Disney short cartoon directors of the 1930's at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Animation historian Michael Barrier reports Docter and Peri are doing more research on the latter subject for a book. Docter created a painting for the Art 2 Heart Philippines Typhoon Relief auctions. His Calarts student films are available on DVD from the animationshowofshows.com
  12. Mike, I really loved seeing your art on display at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco years ago. Thanks for continuing to loan out the art for public viewing. Best, Steven
  13. If you could find the owners of the finished pages, then they may pay a few bucks to have a copy of the pencils.
  14. Your 1991 Usagi looks like my 1992 piece bought from Stan at SDCC 1993. It includes color and was done on 11x14 board. Here's a link to the piece in my CAF gallery: http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=363771 Stan brings a number of predone pieces to sell at conventions. I've seen a couple of mine show up in the Art of Usagi Yojimbo book from Dark Horse, the two Art of Usagi Yojimbo comic-size booklets from Radio Comix, and the 2016 Usagi coloring book. Stan also produces a largely black & white sketchbook every year. Over ten at this point. Best, Steven
  15. I'm another one who gets most of my art directly. Con sketches, prelims, and interior pages represent over half the pieces. That is summed up on my CAF dashboard. I'm in the San Francisco area so getting to cons in California has been relatively easy. WonderCon, SDCC, Big Wow ComicFest, APE, CTNX Animation Expo, and others. Been up to Emerald City a few times.