Posted on January 21, 2015 by Aaron McConnell
Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword Volume 2 is available today from Dark Horse. It’s a 144 page anthology that collects the various stories from earlier issues into one convenient collection. All three parts of the Dark Agnes story that I was involved in (see previous Dark Agnes posts) are collected back to back. Francesco Francavilla drew Part One and I took over for Parts 2 and 3. Check out this PREVIEW for a little taste of what’s included in this appealing package designed to sate your thirst for savage tales of adventure! Also, if your interested in acquiring any of the original art of the Dark Agnes pages that I drew, I have them available for sale. I’ll bring them with me to Emerald City ComicCon this March, but shoot me an email if you’d like to get a hold of them now.
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Posted on January 20, 2015 by Aaron McConnell
Jonathan Hennessey, the writer I’ve collaborated with for three graphic novels, posted a 15 page excerpt from our Gettysburg Address Adaptation on his blog in honor of MLK Day. Please go HERE to read this insightful examination of the battle for civil rights following the end of the Civil War.
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Posted on December 8, 2014 by Aaron McConnell
13th Age continues to expand in exciting and unpredictable ways. This slick video is a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of theme music for the game. Enjoy!
And here are some of the tracks!
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Posted on November 3, 2014 by Aaron McConnell
I took some time off from blogging last month, did you notice? That wasn’t intentional, but I’m finishing the graphic novel that I’ve been working on this year and I guess that preoccupation was to blame for the neglect. Here’s a panel from a page I colored over the weekend. I’ll see if I can get aamcconnell.com back in motion this month. Maybe Tintin and Snowy can help…
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Posted on September 24, 2014 by Aaron McConnell
Here’s a teaser image that was posted at The Atlantic from the graphic novel I’m currently drawing. You can read the article which includes some excellent quotes by my collaborator Jonathan Hennessey at this LINK. Coloring on this image is by cartoonist Matthew Bogart.
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Posted on September 18, 2014 by Aaron McConnell
I’ll be tabling with Periscope Studio at the Rose City Comic Con this Saturday and Sunday. I’m currently stocked with copies of the freshly printed 13 True Ways that I will have available among my other books, prints and original art. I hope to see you there!
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Posted on August 29, 2014 by Aaron McConnell
For the life of me I cannot make a Jack Kirby homage sketch without doing a poor imitation of his technique. The unbridled energy is infectious in the most refreshing way. I almost didn’t do the WakeUpAndDraw challenge today, thinking I had just too much on my plate, but then I realized that the graphic novel I’ve been working on
borrows steals some of his visual language directly, I realized it would be unconscionable to not do something. Below are some of my previous imitations, shameful as they are…
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