Wednesday, May 13, 2009

M A R V E L _ F * I N G _ C O M I C S _ ! ! ! ! ! 1 ! ! ! 1 1 ! ! 1 ! !

Ladies and gents, welcome back to my life. Not much has happened since we last spoke, well, except for the fact that I GOT THE F*ING INTERNSHIP AT MARVEL COMICS!

That's right, I'm now one step closer to actually working there as an illustrator. Suddenly, all of my talk about becoming a comic book artist doesn't feel like just talk anymore. Sure, I'm not making my own comics yet, but I've got a foot in the door. I'm working my way up at my dream job. Hell, just a month ago, I was sure I wasn't even going to get an interview. But, here I am, working at Marvel, getting hands on experience with the pros! It's all so exciting, I don't think I'll be able to sleep for days!

Well, that's all from me right now. I'm so excited, I really don't know what else to say! I've people to tell this too, to spread the good new, and to brag and rub in some peoples smug stupid faces. So, please, take care for now. I'll be back to let you all know how my first day goes. YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!11!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!1!!!1!

Monday, May 11, 2009

A D A M ' S _ B I G _ D A Y _ O U T

Welcome back ladies and gents. I know that since my last post, you are all eagerly awaiting to hear if I got the position at Marvel or not. Well, like me, you will all have to wait a bit. So, sit in anticipation with me for the next few days.

For now, I'll titillate your senses with a tale of how my day went. Today, of course, I had my interview with Marvel, which went very well, if I do say so myself. But, because I live in New Fairfield, I had to drive in with Dad as he went to his job in the city. So, at 9am today, I had arrived, and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 1 train to take me down town to my interview at the Marvel headquarters on 5th Ave. With my suit and tie on, briefcase of important business-type papers in one hand, and sweat in the other, I was off on a day of adventure! WOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

After filling out some paper work, I meet interviewed, confidently, leaving them knowing I could handle anything they would throw at me there. The internship isn't me drawing out new comics, but it's a foot in the door and story for another blog. So, after the interview, I simply wandered. I had time to kill before Dad got off work at 4:30, as it was only 11am, so I took a stroll down 5th Ave. over to the MoMA. Which, was nice. Although, it turned out to be a big, "look at me, I'm wearing a scarf and its 60 degrees out, and my pants are so tight, and the lens on my Nikon is huge, so I know more about art than you" competition with about half the idiots in there, as they ran around, taking pictures with wild abandon, so sense of artistic integrity, as other mindless fools with sketch pads simply re-drew art that already existed, or a pretty girl they were trying to impress. Anyone can re-draw something. A drawing is a blue print for a thing that you saw at some point. It's like how you can build anything with the instructions. The hard part isn't putting it together, it's the designing of the final piece. Once something has been drawn, the work has already been done, so drawing it again doesn't accomplish much [at leas that's how I feel].

So, after 2hrs of MODERN and people watching/sketching, I wrote a postcard, then left, had some lunch, took a stroll down memory lane and visited FAO Schwarts, and then strolled on back to W 65th street to meet Dad at the end of the day and fall asleep on the ride home. And, now, here I am, telling all you people about it, and if you're still reading, then good job. The rest of you, FOR SHAME. Can't even stick it out. I'm disappointed. I thought we were friends. But, I guess that if we ever have a long conversation together, you'll either nod off or just walk away, wont you? 

Oh well. Until next time, when I'll have some updates on the whole Marvel thing.
Take care.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

M A R V E L _ F * I N G _ C O M I C S

That's right kids! I said it. MARVEL F*ING COMICS. The mecca of comic book production companies. And soon. I will become a part of its woodwork. Hopefully.

Thaaaaaaaaaaaat's right folks. I, Adam Del Re, have an interview with MARVEL COMICS this Monday, May 11th of the year 2009, at 10 in the am! I'm so excited that my head almost exploded. This is a huge step for me in the right direction, so hopefully all goes week and this becomes the start of a band new day of brand new art making in a brand new world!

So, now I must prepare with mock interviews with my dad and a whole lot of other paper work that needs to be done. But, with any luck, I'll be working in the big leagues this summer.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A R T : F I G U R E - 2 - F I N A L . . . [zoom]

In case some of you were interested, I've added some zoom images of one of the John Paul Leon pictures for a closer look.

Please enjoy.

A R T : T H E - L O N G - H A U L . . . [continued]

So here is my final project for figure drawing 2, with Patrick Hammie. My crit went really well; Patrick liked all of it, no complaints, so all is good.

The assignment was to draw in the style of two artist. The first two are in the style of John Paul Leon, and the last three are in the style of Alex Kanevsky.

The best part about the crit was when Patrick told me I should think about submitting these works to open galleries to get me name out. I told him I was thinking about becoming a fine artist in addition to my goal of being a comic book artist, and he said that [and I'm ad-libbing here] given my talent and commitment, that pieces could command a huge presence in an open gallery show, making sure that people remember my name.