News — Comic books

Mice Templar sketch for Inktober

I haven't drawn these guys in a long time- here is an Archer! If you have not read Mice Templar or have not finished our little epic, please try your Local Comic Shop or below for online ordering

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the+mice+templar


the ART OF MICHAEL AVON OEMING: No Plan B is here!!

I am very proud to announce my art book NO PLAN B: the Art of Michael Avon Oeming is out! You should always try your local comic shop first http://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575 and it is available on Comixology or Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Art-Michael-Avon-Oeming-Plan/dp/1506703070

The book covers my art and career from my teen years until now. Mostly unpublished art and rarely seen works here, so even a regular follower of my work will find new stuff here. I also talk a bit about my life and how it ties into my comics.

Brian Bendis wrote the intro, David Mack a beautiful afterword, and the interview...


My first 3 Samurai Jack covers!

I've been a fan of Samurai Jack for a long time, since it first premiered back in the days of some really innovative cartoons. Below is a link to an interview about the new series and my first three covers- ENJOY!

https://www.newsarama.com/35898-samurai-jack-quantum-jack.html

 




Using Photo Reference in comics!

It may surprise you to know I use photo reference on a regular basis. Mostly, I'm looking at poses, balance and body language. But sometimes I'll actually trace (yes TRACE!) a photo for help. Sometimes, like here, I need help because I don't feel like I'm nailing an important shot. Other times it's because I'm running on E... just tired, so tracing a photo becomes my figure  "breakdown" but no matter WHY I'm using a photo or how, I never let the photo dictate my drawing...


A thanks to Allan Amato

In a previous post https://michaelavonoeming.com/blogs/news/photography-with-allan-amato I wrote about the photography Allan Amato did with Taki Soma and I. Here is a quick thank you to Allan for the beautiful photos.

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