A bit late due to work but a Wind Down for Wonder Woman Day 21
Hello I'm Mike Manley, welcome to my studio Blog. I am veteran comic and animation artist and I created and edit Draw! Magazine. This blog is a chronicle of what's happening in my studio. Follow my process and path as an painter, cartoonist and teacher and find out how they inform and enrich each other!
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Happy 80th Wonderwoman!
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Labels: Wonder Woman Wonder woman day
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Skull Kids designs on T-shirts!!
TeepPublic store featuring a whole bunch of my Skull Kids illustrations as designs for T-shirts, mugs and more! I have also gone over 8K in followers on my Instagram Account/ Drawmanley!
Posted by Mike Manley at 1:42 AM 2 comments:
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Some Recent Phantom Art
Liang having to stay home. So I pencil traditional then send her the pages and she inks the backgrounds digital and sends them back and I ink the figures on another layer and combine them in Photoshop. Not ideal, but we don't live in ideal times and we have to adapt.
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Labels: Assiatant, Clip Studio, Comicstrips, digital inking, Liang Zhao, Mike Manley, Penciling, The Phantom
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Pen and Ink Skull Kids
In the evenings after my long days of drawings the strips I like to relax just by drawing for myself. I call these Wind Down drawings. Usually done late into the night, often while listening to audiobooks. Back in the beginning of the year these skeleton kids just popped out of my head onto the paper one night. I don't know where they came form--maybe some subconscious reaction to the pandemic--I don't know. But they are an awful lot of fun to draw and I am working on a graphic novel featuring them I hope to bring into print. The freedom I have working for my self, my own imagination allows me to work in ways that I don't get to in my commercial jobs including doing a lot of old school pen and ink rendering which I love to do. I am a huge fan of the great pen and ink artists from the last century and of course Bernie Wrightson and Moebius. There is something relaxing and meditative about doing this type of drawing and technique.
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Labels: Mike Manley, pen and ink drawing, skullkids, wind downs
Pencil to Pencil live on Youtube!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkMGQL6xhBD-iS616XdPFg which should be resolving to just Pencil to Pencil soon. YouTube has to do some magic trick. But now you can watch and subscribe on YouTube or over on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PenciltoPencil. the podcast is broadcast as a simulcast on both platforms or listen over on our website http://penciltopencil.com/--so you can't have an excuse to not find us and listen! We have had some great guests in the past few months and we have a great line-up of guest from comics, animation and illustration coming up in the next 8 weeks or so, which is about how far we have laid out the schedule.
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Labels: Bret Blevins, facebook, Jamar Nicholas, Mike Manley, Pencil-to-Pencil, podcast, youtube
Monday, May 04, 2020
William Wray Podcast
http://penciltopencil.com/episode/pencil-to-pencil-live-with-william-wray/ or watch it on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/547783545747706/videos/1391008271091867
Posted by Mike Manley at 11:13 AM 2 comments:
Labels: Animation, Animation backgrounds, Harley Quinn, Jamar Nicholas, Mike Manley, Pencil-to-Pencil, podcast, William Wray
Friday, February 14, 2020
This is a pinup of my buddy Jamar Nicholas's character Leon Protector of the Playground for the Heruary Challenge 2020 #mikemanley #heruary2020 #leonprotectoroftheplayground #jamarnicholas #blackhistorymonth2020 #comics #comicbooks #comicart #comicbookartist
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