Web Comics, Chalk Art, Illustrations, Digital Painting, and Cartoons by Artist Eric Maruscak

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3D Batman Chalk Art at the Sweet Chalk Festival, Lockport NY

I was asked to appear at the Sweet Chalk Festival in Lockport, NY in August. Since I am known for my superhero chalk art, AND people really like the 3D anamorphic chalk images you see all over the internet, it was requested that I combine to two. So I created an original illustration of a broken street revealing the Batcave, as well as a very surprised Batman underneath.

3D Batman original artwork and Chalk Art by illustrator Eric Maruscak.
Original illustration and Chalk by Eric Maruscak.
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Batman chalk art under tarps at the end of day one, by illustrator Eric Maruscak. Eric Maruscak works on his 3D Batman chalk art as the pavement dries from overnight rain. Blue chalky footprints at the Sweet Chalk Festival in Lockport, NY.
 

September 1, 2014   No Comments

   

Marvel Films Hoody Designs for San Diego Comic Con

I was incredibly excited to be asked to design several hoodies for the Marvel Comics store at San Diego Comic Con this year. Everything was all hush-hush and TOP SECRET until the show, so I couldn’t talk about the work I had done. But now that they have been SOLD OUT, I guess it is OK to show my initial concept designs.

Hoody Deisgns by Eric Maruscak. Click any image to Enlarge
Captain America Hoody design for Marvel at San Diego Comic Con by illustrator Eric Maruscak.
Rocket Raccoon Hoody design for Marvel at San Diego Comic Con by illustrator Eric Maruscak.
Star Lord Hoody design for Marvel at San Diego Comic Con by illustrator Eric Maruscak.

August 29, 2014   No Comments

   

Chalk Recreation of Luke Ross Captain America Artwork

Captain America chalk art by illustrator Eric Maruscak, original art by Luke Ross.
Chalk by Eric Maruscak. Original by Luke Ross.
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August 27, 2014   No Comments

   

Chalk Recreation of Skottie Young Rocket Raccoon Art

Rocket Raccoon Chalk Art by illustrator Eric Maruscak, original art by Skottie Young.
Chalk by Eric Maruscak. Original by Skottie Young.
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Rocket Raccoon outline in chalk by illustrator Eric Maruscak. Rocket Raccoon gets some color by illustrator Eric Maruscak. The finished Rocket Raccoon #1 chalk art by illustrator Eric Maruscak.
 

One of the things I love about Skottie Young‘s artwork is that it is so different from what everyone thinks successful comic book art needs to look like. It has style out the whazoo, is cartoony in a time when cartoon books aren’t popular, has amazing line work, and has a crazy simplicity where the shapes and design do all of the heavy lifting. It is beautiful stuff, and coming from a cartooning background myself, I have always admired his work.

July 8, 2014   No Comments

   

Video: Anime Central 2014 Blood Lad chalk art time lapse

Now this was a fun job. I was asked to create a chalk mural at Anime Central 2014 for VIZ Media to promote the North American DVD release of Blood Lad. The art style is unique, and the image I was asked to recreate was very different from most chalk art murals I make. There were a lot of flat colors, which for anyone who has worked in chalk knows, is NOT easy to pull off. In the end, after 25 hours of sketching and chalk work, I was very pleased with the result.

June 10, 2014   No Comments

   

Video: ASYLUM Chalk Art from the Long Beach Comic Con

Back in November I made a chalk mural at the Long Beach Comic Con for the comic book Asylum from the mind of John Carpenter (yes, THAT John Carpenter). It is a wonderful horror/supernatural comic produced by Storm King Productions and with the story by Thomas Ian Griffith and Sandy King. The book features incredible art by Leonardo Manco, and that is what I recreated in a gigantic scale over the show weekend.

May 8, 2014   No Comments

   

Hellboy Original for C2E2 Art Auction

Hellboy original pencil art by illustrator Eric Maruscak.
9"x12" Pencil Original. Click to enlarge.
 

I love C2E2, it is a fantastic show with a great atmosphere and wonderful fans. It is also a show that likes to give back. This year they are having their Third Annual C2E2 Charity Auction to benefit The St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and a large number of amazing artists are contributing work for the cause. I wanted to contribute as well, so I have included the original Hellboy piece above as my entry into the auction.

April 11, 2014   No Comments

   

Jimmy vs. Vampires – UPDATED!

Jimmy vs. Vampires book cover, with art by Illustrator Eric Maruscak

In my last post I talked about one of my illustration projects with author J.B. O’Neil called Grandma vs. Zombies. Another book in the Family Avengers Series is Jimmy vs. Vampires. While the book is complete and the illustrations done, it is not yet available to order, so why don’t I give you a little sneak peak at the fun?

April 7, 2014   No Comments