Help nominate me for the RINGO Awards! Click here and use the list below as a guide!
•Best Writer: Aaron Lindenthaler-RETRO
•Best artist: Don Nguyen-RETRO, Battle Grapple Rebel, Cthulhu Invades Wonderland, Holiday Spirits 2
•Best Inker: Don Nguyen-RETRO
•Best Letterer: Jérôme Gagnon -RETRO
•Best Colorist: Ellie Wright -RETRO
•Best Cover Artist- Don Nguyen-RETRO, Athena the Undying, Holiday Spirits 2
•Best single issue or story- RETRO
•Best presentation in design- RETRO
•Favorite hero- RETRO
•Favorite villain- RETRO
•Favorite new talent- Don Nguyen, Aaron Lindenthaler
If you’ve been following this blog, you know my activity on it has been very infrequent. I’ve been concentrating on work and other platforms more. I hope you’ll join me. I’m easy to find : @NguyeningIt on the most social media platforms.
I wanted to thank those checking in time to time & those here since the beginning. I went from doing daily sketches & wanting to be in comics to having some really wild experiences in comics.
One of the things I love doing is sketchcards and I’ve had the honor of being part of the inaugural Marvel Anime trading card set from Upper Deck. This year’s release is WandaVision. Check out this TikTok video for the entire set or visit my website to see all the randomly inserted sketchcards. I have 3 AP (Artist Proof) cards waiting for approval. I’m also into my next set but we can’t talk about that yet 🤫😉
I’ll be at a few events this year. Here are some coming up:
LatinX Comic Arts Festival in Modesto, CA 3/17-18
If you’ve followed this blog, you’ll know RETRO was started quite a while back. We began with storyboards. Aaron animated those into a motion comic short. We’ve now created a shortfilm featuring actor Reno Wilson (Mikev& Molly, Good Girls, Transformers movies) and a full comic book. The regular cover and the live-action variant look killer (I am biased though).
I hope you can join us this Wednesday at the Comic Bug in Culver City from 12-3 as we sign & promote. We’ll then head to the Manhattan Beach location to do the same from 4-7P!
Crazy how time flies! It was just a few years ago that I posted work-in-progress storyboard art for Retro. Now Aaron Lindenthaler and I are working toward finishing the first issue of the comic! Here is the regular cover for the first issue.
Check out the trailer for the original short release!
Thank you for following the blog for the past few years everyone! I know it’s transitioned away from a daily sketch blog recently, but that doesn’t mean it won’t continue to be a blog about my art and art process.
You might remember seeing the loose storyboards for Retro awhile back. I told you to keep an eye out, right 😉? We did it! We premiered yesterday with Dances with Films at the famous Hollywood TCL Chinese Theatres!
The response was overwhelming! Truly humbled and thankful. The story doesn’t end here. Retro is going to be reworked by the creator for comic format too! The kickstarter for Pablo the Gorilla has a launch date for June 26th. That’s right, in 10 more days! We’re going to need all hands on deck. Click here for the email signup!
Then I’ll be at Rose City Comic-con in September.
Whew, I feel like there’s a lot going on in my life right now. I’m gearing up to launch Pablo the Gorilla a kickstarter campaign. I hope you’ll join me.
Retro, a short film I did art for, premieres at Dances with Films this month. If you’re in Los Angeles, I hope you will join me June 15th, 2:45 p.m. at the world renowned TCL Chinese Theatres. Tickets are available now.
If you can’t tell from this image, I’m collaborating with a writer on a new project. You’ve seen a thumbnail and concept drawing. We’re going to see how much we can get done before Comic-con.
Then, well, more work coming!
Tickets are $17.70 after service charge. I hope you’ll be able to join me.
Here’s the finished board.
Because this will be somewhat animated, I’m working in layers and treating each component a an object. Here’s am initial breakdown in inks.
So a few more shots were needed for the project being done. I’ve added what I could before Wondercon. Here’s to hoping you guys see it on a screen soon!
I took a break from making comics to storyboard. Yes, I took a break from drawing to draw something else. Heh, at least it was just a loose layout.