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Art Supply Posse


Jan 26, 2021

Mike Hawthorne returns to Art Supply Posse. This is a three-part series. This first part is a chat about creating art and how Mike discovered his talent. Mike has written his first autobiographical graphic novel which he talks about in depth in the second part of this series.

Mike is a comic book artist and graphic novelist mostly known for his Marvel comics of Spider-Man, Superman and Deadpool.

Mike’s gumroad store

https://gumroad.com/mikehawthorne?sort=newest

 

Quotes:

"Forgive yourself"

"Focus on getting better at drawing one specific thing, instead of everything"

"Look for incremental progress in your art. Be fair to yourself"

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The Brief & Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao is a book that inspired Mike’s friend to tell him he needs to write his memoir

 

https://www.amazon.com.au/Brief-Wondrous-Life-Oscar-Wao/dp/0571239730/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3EU9CJRM908I9&keywords=the+brief+and+wonderous+life+of+oscar+wao&qid=1611644262&sprefix=the+brief+and%2Caps%2C331&sr=8-2

 

Artistic Anatomy

 

https://www.amazon.com.au/Artistic-Anatomy-Paul-Richer/dp/0823002977/ref=sr_1_1?crid=UKDIHWESHBCY&dchild=1&keywords=artistic+anatomy+by+dr.+paul+richer&qid=1611644443&sprefix=artistic+ana%2Caps%2C338&sr=8-1

 

How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way

 

https://www.amazon.com.au/How-Draw-Comics-Marvel-Way/dp/0671530771/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1X5UZSIRH5GIU&dchild=1&keywords=drawing+the+marvel+way&qid=1611644498&sprefix=drawing+the+marve%2Caps%2C327&sr=8-1

 

Understanding Comics

 

https://www.amazon.com.au/Understanding-Comics-Invisible-Scott-McCloud/dp/006097625X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=understanding+comics&qid=1611644558&sr=8-1

 

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Art Supplies

 

Strathmore paper

https://www.strathmoreartist.com/home.html

 

Stillman & Birn

https://stillmanandbirn.com