Thursday, May 15, 2014

SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1

In cased you missed it, SOUTHERN BASTARDS is now on shelves... SB-01-COVER-COLOR-PREVIEWS For more info on the series go here: http://www.southernbastards.com More soon...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

EMERALD CITY COMICON 2014

Hey y’all, I’ll be in Seattle this weekend as a guest at ECCC. I’ll be sketching and signing at TABLE J-09 adjacent (adjason?) to Jason Aaron and Dennis Hopeless. So please stop by and say hi. Here’s the additional programming I’ll be involved in: FRIDAY -PANEL-Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way Room: TCC 301 Time: 1:00PM - 1:50PM -SIGNING: Image Comics Booth 3 - 4 p.m. -PANEL-Image Comics Presents Crime, Adventure, & Fantasy! Room: TCC 301 Time: 5:00PM - 5:50PM SATURDAY: -SIGNING: IMAGE Comics Booth-11 - 12 p.m. -PANEL-Marvel: Next Big Thing Room: TCC 301 Time: 12:00PM - 12:50PM SUNDAY: -PANEL-The Hour Cosmic: Live! Room: HALL B (608-609) Time: 3:10PM - 4:00PM More soon...

Friday, February 28, 2014

TUMBLR

Hey guys… Jasonlatour.com will remain this blog for now but if you're interested in more than the occasional Press Release you should follow me on Tumblr: http://jasonlatour.tumblr.com See you there. More soon…

Sunday, January 19, 2014

First Look: SOUTHERN BASTARDS

Coming this April...

Read more about the series via USA TODAY HERE.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

13 Thoughts About (Comics) Art

I’ve finished working & I’m too wired to sleep so I’m breaking my rule & posting some of the thoughts about art I’ve jotted down lately. If you follow me you already know I’m ridiculous. If not then just know I believe art advice is usually wrong/a bad idea. Or at least meant to be tested. So I’m in on the joke here…

1: Artists aren’t born or made. They’re cultivated. You ain’t special. Maybe you could be. But probably not. … I dunno maybe you are.

2. Never forget that in comics your serious, heart felt, absurd & torturous thoughts will be voiced by drawings w/squiggly lines for mouths.

3. The important part of the word “realistic” is “istic”. Whatever you do it’s not going to be reality. Only informed by it.

4. Ultimately all art is abstraction. Reality is the boundary you push toward, against or run along side. But even that’s subjective right?

5. At times it’s okay to let something work only as a drawing. But even then allowing reality to inform that choice might improve it.

6. When you’re in a rut work on “fundamentals”. Building confidence reduces effort & allows it to be put into complexity or experimentation.

7. Have a solid plan because even with all the time in the world you’ll end up doing construction in a hurricane.

8. Embrace that hurricane, who knows what it might blow your way. (This one sounds like some shit on the back of an Oprah’s book club novel).

9. If you’re trying to save the page in the inks or the colors then more times than not you’ve lost the patient already. (or 9B: When you try to polish a turd all you get is shit on your hands.)

10. No practice is off limits so long as the whole piece is benefited by it. Learning a different approach can improve your favored one.

11. Materials/tools are valuable, but they are the least important part of art.

12. Learning no. 11, teaches you to fail. Knowing how to do that is the only way to grow and handle success. BUT…

13. Eventually you will have to pick a hill to die on. Don’t make it every single one.

-Jason Latour 1/7/14

(Originally published via Twitter- @jasonlatour )

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Friday, December 6, 2013

LEADERS OF THE NEW SCHOOL

Coming this March: WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN (vol. 2) #1, by me & Mr. Mahmud Asrar.

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MORE HERE . And more soon…

Monday, December 2, 2013

The FUTURE…

In the event you haven't seen this teaser yet… "Marvel's "Future" is in @jasonlatour & @mahmudasrar's Hands http://on.cbr.cc/1fZOa2N "

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More soon…