Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Art, My Goddess!

I'm not heavily into Manga, but whether you are or not, one series you should definetly check out is a series called OH MY GODDESS by Kosuke Fujisama. The series is a very hilarious romantic comedy-drama with a good dollop of the supernatural tossed in. Funny, dark, and hearwarming.,Fujisama's artwork is utterly amazing, as he graws some of the most intricate machinery and gorgeous women I've ever seen in ANY comics! The art here is a fan piece I sent over to OMG's US publishers, Dark Horse Comics, and they actually used it in their recent
release of OH MY GODDESS Vol#28! Thanks for the honor, Dark Horse! (The Character, BTW, Is Megumi Morisato, sister of the male lead, Keiichi Morisato)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Welcome To My New But rather Still Under Construction Blog!

Hello, My name is Chris Smigliano, and I'm a cartoonist..Not a famous one, not a steadily working one, and definitely not a rich one, but still a cartoonist, nonetheless..Aside from the occassional freelance job, I've also been doing the strip FOR ART'S SAKE for the nationally -distributed COMICS BUYERS GUIDE for the last 15-odd years and have been doing local issue cartoons for THE SALEM (MA) NEWS for the last eight. I'm not the most open person around, but in this blog, I'd like to be able to share my works and opinions with you, old and new! (The above cartoon is from the latest COMIC'S BUYER'S GUIDE , a tribute to the recently departed comics writer and creator of Howard the Duck, the great STEVE GERBER. )