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

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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


Grandma vs. Zombies

Grandma vs. Zombies book cover, with art by Illustrator Eric Maruscak

Even though I am mostly known for my chalk art, I have been working hard to make my illustration and cartooning work seen by a wider audience. I have had the good fortune to work with author J.B. O’Neil on a couple of his books, which focus on good natured, gross-out humor that pre-teen kids really seem to eat up. Our first book together was the extremely fun Grandma vs. Zombies which features one of the most butt-kicking old ladies you are ever likely to meet.

April 3, 2014   No Comments


Video: Toy Fair 2014 Chalk Art Time Lapse

As you saw in my photos a few days ago, I was asked to appear at the 2014 International Toy Fair for the Toy Industry Association and create chalk art based around the theme of "Creative Play".

March 31, 2014   No Comments


Toy Fair 2014 Chalk Art Photos

Progress on the Superhero from the Toy Fair 2014 Chalk Art.

I have been honored to create art at the International Toy Fair for the Toy Industry Association on three separate occasions. Most recently I was given the theme of "Creative Play" and asked to run with it. Unlike previous works I have made, this time we decided to create 4 individual panels instead of one large illustration. This was both to fit in the space provided on the show floor, and so that the finished images would also fit in the Toy Industry Association’s offices after the shown.

The convention was amazing, and there is so much to see there as it takes up the entire Javitz Center in New York City for four days. I have a high traffic spot near the entrance, and it was great that so many people not only saw my work, but that they also stopped by to find out more about what it is that I do.

March 28, 2014   No Comments