Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells...

I was so excited to do this commission last year for one reason alone:  The Batmobile.  In my mind it should always have the big bat-cowl styled bumper and the giant fin.  The giant fin is a must.
This was one of those times I wished I was more proficient in watercolors because I would have loved to see this full color!
Hope you all enjoy!

Friday, December 13, 2013


In honor of the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, I've decided to FINALLY share with you a commission that I did a year ago.  I had a lot of fun with this Saruman vs Gandalf drawing. I particularly liked the way the stone floor and the stain glass windows turned out--I opted against line work and allowed for the ink washes to dictate the shapes there.

Sketchbook Archive! #001

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Death Scene

I've got a few commissions to share with you over the next few weeks.  These are pieces I've done in the past year or so but which, due to my blog neglect, have yet to see the light of day.  
First up, a commission of the Death I recently did for a friend:

Stay tuned--I'll have more to share in the coming days!

Friday, November 29, 2013

OK. You've Had Your Fun... Now Do Your Patriotic Duty and GO SHOPPING!

I hope everyone has safely emerged from their food comas.  Now it's time to fight those crazy crowds! Or sit at your computer and order everything, like I do.

I'd be remiss if I didn't hammer into your head that the absolute best gift you can give yourself (or the comic fan in your life) is the SIXTH GUN Hardcover edition!  And, if you are really feeling the X-Mas spirit (for yourself or others) you can pick up the limited edition SIXTH GUN: GUNSLINGER EDITION!  This beauty is available exclusively from Oni Press and will ship in time for X-Mas if you don't delay!  You can check out pretty pictures of the Gunslinger Edition as well as order it:

In the meantime, let me share with you the line art and final colored versions of two prints that come with the Gunslinger Edition! (The third print is the cover to the retail edition which you can find in Tuesday's post).

As always, my original art (perhaps even these pieces) is available for purchase at ComiConArt!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

This Is the Day THE SIXTH GUN Made

It's finally here!  The release of the oversized, Hardcover edition of the SIXTH GUN!  This book collects the first two story arcs (290+ pages) as well as having 70 pages of EXTRA material!  All printed on beautiful matte paper!  You can probably tell--I'm pretty proud of this bad boy.
Get to your shop and pick up your copy or have them order you one.  I'm telling you, YOU DESERVE THIS!
If you've been really good this X-Mas you can treat yourself to THE SIXTH GUN: GUNSLINGER EDITION!  This limited print run exclusive is only available through Oni and you can see the pretty pictures and order it:

In the meantime, let me share with you some of the art exclusive to the Gunslinger Edition!  
First up: the signed tip-in for the Gunslinger Edition.

And here we have the line art and the final colors for the dust jacket to the Gunslinger Edition, followed by the line art and final covers for the back of the dust jacket!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I SIXTH GUN You Tomorrow

Below is the sketch, line art and final colors for the cover to the retail edition that hits shelves...TOMORROW!
Go get it from your local comic shop or other  fine booksellers!
This image is also one of three prints that comes with the "Gunslinger Edition", available exclusively from Oni:
Either of these editions will make for a great X-Mas gift (for yourself or for the comic fan in your life)!  These books are big, beautiful, well-designed tomes (in my unbiased opinion)!

Monday, November 25, 2013

STORE SIGNING at Star Clipper!

Saturday, 12-3pm

This coming weekend both Cullen Bunn and I will be at Star Clipper in University City, MO (literally a block from St. Louis).  We will be there in support of our SIXTH GUN Hardcover which hits shelves this Wednesday!  Star Clipper is being super generous and offering a nice discount on the Hardcover DURING the signing period!  No more need to rack your brains--this book is the perfect X-Mas gift for mom!

Sunday, January 27, 2013


 Bear with me folks, this is a big post.  
This year at ECCC I'm doing something a little different in that I am offering THREE different style commissions!  This post is broken into three parts, giving examples, prices and further info.  Read carefully!
If you have any questions, email me: brihurtt@gmail.com
Watercolor Collaborations w/ Matt Kindt
writer/artist of MIND MGMT/Dark Horse; 3 STORY/Dark Horse; 

Matt and I have been doing this style commission for the past year or so whenever we attend the same shows.  I do the line art and Matt does the watercolor work.  We offer these in two sizes: 5x7in and 8x10in.  Both sizes are perfect for framing.

 The 5x7 pieces are $30/ea...

...OR, four for $100

The 8x10 commissions are $100/ea (frame not included).


(To order PayPal funds to: sharlenekindt@prodigy.net
--along with your character requests!)

Color Marker Collaborations w/ Bill Crabtree
Colorist of The Sixth Gun.
Other credits include: MUDMAN, GODLAND, INVINCIBLE

 My collaborative commissions with Bill come in one size only: 9x12in
We have a very limited number of spots open for this style commission so don't dawdle!
Price is $150/single figure
(To order PayPal funds to: brihurtt@hotmail.com
--include your character request!)


Black and White commissions... by ME.

I am only taking a limited number of pre-orders for this style commission so that I can still offer a few on the days of the show (on a first come, first serve basis).

Single figure, black and white commission: $100/ea
(To order PayPal funds to: brihurtt@hotmail.com
--include your character request!)
 Had a hard time finding examples of this style on file.  
The ones below are closest I could wrestle up and they are couple years old.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."
I have said many times that John Carpenter has been a big influence on my as a storyteller.  But, in my mind, THEY LIVE marked the end of an era.  Almost every film he made up through They Live was an instant classic (I might make exceptions for The Fog and Prince of Darkness) and The Thing remains one of my all-time favorite movies.  When I first saw They Live I was probably in my early teens and it didn't do a lot for me.  But having seen it a couple times in recent years I have grown to appreciate it so much more.  I now consider it Carpenter's least appreciated film (much of that probably has to do with the easily dismissed star, professional wrestler Roddy Roddy Piper, who is actually pretty good in this).  
All that said, I was excited to get this commission for the main man, Nada, and the opportunity to draw the world of this classic sci-fi.
due to scanner limitations the final image (at top of post) has actually been cropped at the top just a bit.  You can see the full composition in this prelim sketch.