I’m happy to announce that I am invited as a featured guest for C2E2 2014. For more info on the convention and my attendance please visit the C2E2 website. Happy to be attending the con after a few years. I’ll be doing a limited amount of pre-show commissions. Check out commission details at the bottom of this post. Looking forward to be there.
TGS Springbreak April 12-13
That’s not it. Just a little earlier than Chicago, I’ll be at Toulouse, France for TGS Springbreak. Check out their site for more details. I will do a very limited amount of pre-show commissions too. It will be a fun time, so I hope to see you there.
Germany Tour March 18-22
And even earlier, in March, I’ll be going on a tour in Germany. Very much looking forward to connecting with my German fans again. Unfortunately commissions for Germany are closed at the moment. Details on the tour can be found here.
Rendered with greyscale markers
On 11” x 14” paper
Artwork will be delivered at the conventions/signings. No exceptions.
First off, I am so excited for you and Jason's Wolverine and the X-men to debut. I am also stoked at the covers I have seen and Fantomex joining the staff. Any plans for Jason to bring in any other teachers since it appears Wolverine may be MIA at times? I would love to see Havok join the staff with a costume redesign by you. It would be great to see him in more direct conflict with Scott at a rival school.
We’ll have some of the familiar faces act as teachers at the school. Besides Fantomex, we’ll also have some of the students as part of the teaching staff as well. Havok, unfortunately won’t be a part of the team for now. Last I checked, he had his hands full being the leader of Uncanny Avengers.
Hello Mahmud. You are such an inspiration, so first of all i want to thank you for existing. I have two questions: I read you quit graphic design to study animation. How did you decide? It's not easy changing majors even if both are art related (at least seems scary when you're at my age.) I mean you could have easily tought "I'll study graphic design and draw in my own time" etc. Second, does being professional affect your love-i'm assuming- for drawing/is it the same as before to you?
It wasn’t an easy decision to be honest. I’ve already been studying graphic design for two years when I decided to move on to animation. The main reason I decided to do so was because animation education was closer to what I wanted to do, which was comics. So I thought that’s what I should do. I was studying graphic design in Ankara, which is my home town and the only animation school in Turkey was in Eskisehir at the time, which meant I had to consider moving for four years which wasn’t an easy decision either. In the end, I weighed my options, felt this was the right decision for me. I haven’t ever looked back. One thing that helped in my decision was that I had some friends already studying animation which served as almost a preview of what I was to expect. All that said, even the best school won’t help you unless you are open and willing to learn.
I think I enjoy it more now that I’m doing it professionally. I feel my work is appreciated which is great. Speaking for myself, it also disciplines me to do better. Besides, I still get to do what I want when I have free time.