Thursday, September 30, 2010


Click the panel above for the latest Short Zita the Spacegirl comic! Enjoy it!

I’ve been all over the artistic map lately, jumping from writing to drawing comics, to painting portraits, to learning guitar and even squeezing in a fire show last weekend. Maybe I should round things out by taking up interpretive dance?

The portrait in the last post, by the way, is the lovely and musically talented Teresa Miller. Teresa was a very patient model -a pleasure to paint and always willing to sit past the point of comfort while I kept finding one or two more little things to change. I do think she fell asleep a couple times though.

I also should have mentioned that this portrait is life size and done more or less with the "sight-size" technique, which you can read about here.

Here’s one more photo of the painting on an easel that gives an idea of the size of the canvas.


Christina said...

I LOVE it! It just makes me want to read Zita the Spacegirl more. Why does next year have to be so far away? :(

Alex VanArsdale said...

Hey Ben. I love the Zita comics! I can't wait for the book to come out. Your portrait in the previous post is very inspiring.

By the way I'm Anthony's brother.

Ben Hatke said...

Thanks Christina! Thanks Anthony's Brother!

It might be possible to get a book slightly ahead of time. I'm playing with the idea of doing a ZSG online contest of some kind for art and comics prizes.

I have to come up with something that is both FUN and FAIR though.


Abigail said...

Oh wow, I'm loving the new Zita comics. Can't wait for the book to come out!

Also, "Chicken Adventures" is potentially the most awesome poultry themed art I have seen in a long time. That is one talented kiddo.

Ben Hatke said...

Thanks Abigail!

We were given a book over the weekend called Chickens to the Rescue, which I'm going to post about. It was a FANTASTIC chicken book. It's like it was made for Angelica.