it’s a top-secret mission for the suicide squad!

I’m slowly starting to catch up on a bunch of long overdue commissions. This one is of that classic DC task force team, The Suicide Squad!

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If you’re unfamiliar with The Suicide Squad, here’s a link to their first story (it’s pretty great). They also appeared briefly in Darwyn Cooke’s The New Frontier. My illo is kind of a blend of these two things.

I also made another one of those color-progress animations for it which you can view HERE (flash required).

MUSIC!

It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned any bands/artists I’m in to. And since there’s a bunch off great stuff out now and on the way, I figure now’s as good a time as any.

Really enjoying the debut by Yukon Blonde. A new group my pal Keath turned me on to. Folky indy rock stuff. Totally my cup of tea.

I just discovered Freelance Whales last week, whom you can stream their whole album (due out in April) right now on Lala. I really dig their sound, both musically and lyrically. Kind of a blend of Postal Service and Sufjan Stevens.

I love love LOVE this new Joanna Newsom song. I haven’t heard the whole [triple!] LP yet but it’s also streaming in its entirety over at NPR so I’ll be giving it a listen soon.

And lastly Gorillaz have a new album, which is mainly great news for the awesome Jamie Hewlett videos that accompany new Gorillaz material. And hey- that album is ALSO streaming in its entirety!

12 comments

  1. Praveen Sawh’s avatar

    amazing art. I love you.

    1. mike’s avatar

      thank you! weird, but thank you. ;)

    2. Keath’s avatar

      You’re linking to LaLa! My work here is done …

      I love the cinematic feel you got in this illo – I’m not sure if it’s the angle or the coloring or some combination of it, but it totally looks like a frame out of an animated movie.

      1. mike’s avatar

        i listen to lala all the time now. it’s my fave way to check out new stuff. old stuff too…

        and i was kinda sorta going for an animated movie look– so cool!

      2. Andrew’s avatar

        Woo! Thanks for the Joanna Newsom link.

        ps you and Stuart Immonen are my new art heroes.

        1. mike’s avatar

          you’re welcome! and whoa… good praise. i wouldn’t even say i’m in the same sport as stuart, let alone league.

        2. Cosplayangels’s avatar

          Action and thrills! Wonderful!

          1. bryan b.’s avatar

            So totally rockin’. They should do an animated series based on your art.

            1. mike’s avatar

              hey yeah- they should! they should get on that!

            2. Mikale Erhart’s avatar

              Very cool! I like the brilliant colors in the skin tones.

              1. mike’s avatar

                thanks, mikale!

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