THE HAWKEYES

When you’re a mess, looking in the mirror is the last thing you want to do. Kate and Clint are great together because they aren’t so similar as to reflect one another’s flaws. At face value they’re essentially nothing alike. Kate’s apparently got it together, but she’s got a lot of growing up to do and her rich upbringing has kept her from really understanding how the world works. Meanwhile, the weight of his own experience has made Clint’s life a shambles. Still, put a bow and arrow in the guy’s hands and suddenly all that experience counts for something. He grounds Kate. She helps Clint see past his own nonsense. They click. They balance each other out. 

by Rogan Josh

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Prints & More at Society6!

What’s new this year at the #NYCC modHERO gallery? All this and more! Come say hi at booth #1577 and check out all the fresh prints!

DAZZLER
There’s something important about being a creative superhero. Not just someone who can punch giants, fly over the moon, or shoot lasers out of their wherever. Yes, Dazzler can shoot lasers out of her wherever, but that’s sort of an afterthought. She takes sound and turns it unto light. She takes something and turns it into something else. She’s an artist. And her art isn’t just an afterthought. It’s part of who she is. She doesn’t paint on the side to relieve stress, or take dance lessons that help her fight. Creativity is part of her identity, all the way down to her genes. For her, mutant powers are just another creative tool. They’re an extension of her. Like any good artist, she sees potential where others don’t. She sees solutions that others can’t. She can illuminate the unclear. She can turn anger into joy. She can rock the house. 
by Rogan Josh
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Prints & More at Society6!
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Find me at NYCC this weekend! Booth 1577! Come say hi and check out all my new stuff!! :)

DAZZLER

There’s something important about being a creative superhero. Not just someone who can punch giants, fly over the moon, or shoot lasers out of their wherever. Yes, Dazzler can shoot lasers out of her wherever, but that’s sort of an afterthought. She takes sound and turns it unto light. She takes something and turns it into something else. She’s an artist. And her art isn’t just an afterthought. It’s part of who she is. She doesn’t paint on the side to relieve stress, or take dance lessons that help her fight. Creativity is part of her identity, all the way down to her genes. For her, mutant powers are just another creative tool. They’re an extension of her. Like any good artist, she sees potential where others don’t. She sees solutions that others can’t. She can illuminate the unclear. She can turn anger into joy. She can rock the house. 

by Rogan Josh

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Prints & More at Society6!

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Find me at NYCC this weekend! Booth 1577! Come say hi and check out all my new stuff!! :)

WE ARE GROOT!
If only that were true! If only we were all loyal and thoughtful and had super comedic timing. If only we were unreserved in expressing our fondness for others, and had the resiliency to stand up for them without reservation. If only we could take a beating for what we believed in, remembering that we’d grow back stronger than ever. If only we had the perfect solution to any problem. We could be thorny and poisonous only when it was appropriate. We could smell like flowers. If only we could say what was on our minds in one breath, and those close to us would just understand what we meant. 
by Rogan Josh
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Prints & More at Society6
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This will be available at NYCC, along with tons of other fresh prints!! Come say hi!! I’ll be at booth 1577, right by geeksout!

WE ARE GROOT!

If only that were true! If only we were all loyal and thoughtful and had super comedic timing. If only we were unreserved in expressing our fondness for others, and had the resiliency to stand up for them without reservation. If only we could take a beating for what we believed in, remembering that we’d grow back stronger than ever. If only we had the perfect solution to any problem. We could be thorny and poisonous only when it was appropriate. We could smell like flowers. If only we could say what was on our minds in one breath, and those close to us would just understand what we meant. 

by Rogan Josh

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Prints & More at Society6

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This will be available at NYCC, along with tons of other fresh prints!! Come say hi!! I’ll be at booth 1577, right by geeksout!

BMO
Play is important. It’s the vehicle of creativity. The foundation of invention. The baseline of human civility. The fuel of love. It can be something you share with everyone. Maybe it’s something that you reserve for the most important people in your life. Or, you can revel in it within the bubble of your own mind. Its context makes play no less crucial, whatever form it takes, however real or imagined. 
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Prints & More at Society6~
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I’ll have “Gleaming the Bubble” and lots of other fresh prints available at New York Comic Con next week!! Please come say hi!

BMO

Play is important. It’s the vehicle of creativity. The foundation of invention. The baseline of human civility. The fuel of love. It can be something you share with everyone. Maybe it’s something that you reserve for the most important people in your life. Or, you can revel in it within the bubble of your own mind. Its context makes play no less crucial, whatever form it takes, however real or imagined. 

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Prints & More at Society6~

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I’ll have “Gleaming the Bubble” and lots of other fresh prints available at New York Comic Con next week!! Please come say hi!

HARLEY QUINN
Love is basically a form of highly sought-after, socially acceptable insanity. Right? It makes even the strongest people fragile and vulnerable, while at the same time filling the weakest people with a rare and special power. Love is a great wrecking ball that broke open the walls of Harley Quinn’s cracking mind, and because of love, she’s free to swing from the wrecking ball with wild abandon. 
By Rogan Josh

Prints and more at Society6!

HARLEY QUINN

Love is basically a form of highly sought-after, socially acceptable insanity. Right? It makes even the strongest people fragile and vulnerable, while at the same time filling the weakest people with a rare and special power. Love is a great wrecking ball that broke open the walls of Harley Quinn’s cracking mind, and because of love, she’s free to swing from the wrecking ball with wild abandon. 

By Rogan Josh

Prints and more at Society6!

Personally, I’m not offended by Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman cover. Spider-Woman is supposed to be super-bendy and is often crouching and sneaking around, just like she’s depicted in the instantly-infamous Manara picture. If it were Storm, or Captain Marvel, it’d be out-of-character and I’d have to agree that she was being needlessly cheesecaked. 

That said, it is still kind of ridiculous and worth calling upon the Hawkeye Initiative to poke some fun at it.

To the haters who are exasperated by Manara using a pose similar to one he used in an adult comic, heads up: Artists use and reuse variations of their favorite poses all the time. It doesn’t, in any way, cheapen his remarkable craftsmanship. 

To everyone who is all OMG HER SPINE IS BROKEN LEARN TO DRAW, I say 

Odalisque

Artists have taken liberties with human anatomy to express their love of it since the dawn of time. 

This is a female fertility figure from about 35,000 years ago. Now, THAT’s what Marvel should riff on for their next series of variant covers!

I really enjoy the new costumes Stuart Immonen designed for the time-displaced “All-New” X-Men. They look youthful, modern, unique, and unified without being rigidly uniformed. The one problem? Their teacher dresses like it’s 20 years ago. Uncool, teach!

Professor X, who once wrangled these 5 teens by barking orders with his mind, could wear whatever dour earth-tone cardigan he felt suited his mood in the morning because no one ever saw the guy standing next to his sharply-dressed X-men. Kitty Pryde is right on the front lines with the teens, fighting side by side with them, RUINING EVERY GROUP SHOT WITH HER TERRIBLE COSTUME. Kitty needs to step up to her new role in some new threads. 

SO, I’ve mocked up a new costume for her as if it were one of Immonen’s designs. Totally fun trying to mimic his sketch style. 

  • Since they each have individual touches, I kept some geometric hints of her classic costume design, but tried to match the look and feel of the costumes her students are wearing.
  • Her signature color is blue, but with Scott and Bobby already covering that end of the spectrum, she needed *gasp* a new base color. Why not purple? I think she can rock it. Kind of a nod to absent Lockheed :) 
  • A bit more padding than usual, since she seems to get knocked about fairly often lately.

What do you think, brianmichaelbendis? #newkittycostume

Boston geeks! Come find me this weekend at Boston Comic Con! I’ll be at #B212-213. See you there!

Boston geeks! Come find me this weekend at Boston Comic Con! I’ll be at #B212-213. See you there!

The Man Behind modHero: Interview with Artist Rogan Josh

Check it out! An interview I did with Sci-Fi Bloggers, featuring some previously-unseen X-Men costume sketches and a preview page from my story in the upcoming Sentinels anthology! 

Had a great time at Wizard World Philadelphia this weekend! My Falcon print, which usually doesn’t get much attention, did really well. I couldn’t figure out why, until someone informed me that fans were taking it to get signed by Anthony Mackie, who played Falcon in Winter Soldier! How cool!

Hey folks! I’m going to be at Wizard World Philly this weekend, June 19 thru June 22. Please come say hi!  I’ll be right in the perfect center of the show floor, with tons of fresh prints. Looking forward to meeting you!

modHERO, WW Philly 2014
Booth #1026
June 19-22

Excelsior!!

mckellenmesoftly:

ROGAN JOSH
"The Great Intelligence"
Josh Siegel, a.k.a. illustrator Rogan Josh, creates geeky digital pop art inspired by comics and science fiction. His modHero prints have been featured on Thrillist, i09, Bleeding Cool, Comics Alliance and Wired Magazine. He recently wrote and drew a moody superhero story for the upcoming Drumfish comics anthology Sentinels. He also likes to draw animals enjoying coffee and Gay Dinosaurs Doing It . In 2010 he co-founded Geeks OUT, a nonprofit organization out to rally and represent the queer geek community. You can follow his ongoing modHero series at www.modhero.com, view his larger body of creative work at www.bigvisual.net and find out what Geeks OUT is up to at www.geeksout.org.

My contribution to McKellen Me Softly!

mckellenmesoftly:

ROGAN JOSH

"The Great Intelligence"

Josh Siegel, a.k.a. illustrator Rogan Josh, creates geeky digital pop art inspired by comics and science fiction. His modHero prints have been featured on Thrillist, i09, Bleeding Cool, Comics Alliance and Wired Magazine. He recently wrote and drew a moody superhero story for the upcoming Drumfish comics anthology Sentinels. He also likes to draw animals enjoying coffee and Gay Dinosaurs Doing It . In 2010 he co-founded Geeks OUT, a nonprofit organization out to rally and represent the queer geek community. You can follow his ongoing modHero series at www.modhero.com, view his larger body of creative work at www.bigvisual.net and find out what Geeks OUT is up to at www.geeksout.org.

My contribution to McKellen Me Softly!

I’ve been so busy getting ready for C22 that I’ve forgotten to mention I’LL BE AT C2E2!!! Booth 511, right next to @GeeksOUT and just a few blocks from Marvel! Come say hi!!  

THE SILVERHAWKS
Don’t worry, Copper Kid. You’ll fit right in. Well, as best you can, I guess. You may be the only non-human in the Silver Hawks, and you sure talk funny, but here aboard the Miraj we value diversity. That’s why even though the rest of us dress in silver, if you look at the small details, it’s easy to tell us apart.
It’s our job to keep the riffraff out. You know, “undesirables” and seedy types that pop up in the universe. They could be up to all sorts of nonsense.  Say, if someone’s wearing weird glasses or a shirt that looks too trendy? It’s best to pull them over and find out what the heck they’re up to. They could be trying to eat a planet or hijack a shipment of valuable orphans. 
Upholding earth-based-values across the galaxy is a tough job, and you’ve got a lot to learn, but we’ll get you up to speed. Still, if we want this mentoring program to continue, we’ve got to show our managers results. That’s why at the end of every day, we’ll give you a standardized test about Earth. Won’t that be great?
by Rogan Josh
Remastered for 2014! I’ll have this and many other new prints available at Asbury Park Comic Con this weekend! Look for me at booth C-348 in the CRYSTAL F*ING BALLROOM.

THE SILVERHAWKS

Don’t worry, Copper Kid. You’ll fit right in. Well, as best you can, I guess. You may be the only non-human in the Silver Hawks, and you sure talk funny, but here aboard the Miraj we value diversity. That’s why even though the rest of us dress in silver, if you look at the small details, it’s easy to tell us apart.

It’s our job to keep the riffraff out. You know, “undesirables” and seedy types that pop up in the universe. They could be up to all sorts of nonsense.  Say, if someone’s wearing weird glasses or a shirt that looks too trendy? It’s best to pull them over and find out what the heck they’re up to. They could be trying to eat a planet or hijack a shipment of valuable orphans. 

Upholding earth-based-values across the galaxy is a tough job, and you’ve got a lot to learn, but we’ll get you up to speed. Still, if we want this mentoring program to continue, we’ve got to show our managers results. That’s why at the end of every day, we’ll give you a standardized test about Earth. Won’t that be great?

by Rogan Josh

Remastered for 2014! I’ll have this and many other new prints available at Asbury Park Comic Con this weekend! Look for me at booth C-348 in the CRYSTAL F*ING BALLROOM.