The First Gentleman of the Apocalypse

  A new episode of Batton’s The First Gentleman of the Apocalypse began at Aces Weekly on September 19. For the last two years, Batton has been writing, drawing, and coloring this online series as part of David Lloyd’s international webcomics magazine (available by subscription). The tag line for the series says it all: “Looking…

Comic Artist Night at the Opera

It’s always a treat to be asked to sit in on a dress rehearsal for an upcoming production at the San Diego Opera. SD Opera’s Ed Wilensky started “Comic Artist Night at the Opera,” where he invites  several local cartoonists to sketch the performers as the production is fine-tuning for opening night. Other cartoonists include …

Don Giovanni

Once again, thanks to the good graces of the San Diego Opera (now celebrating it’s 50th season, thank you very much!), I was invited to do sketches of Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni. This opera has long been a favorite of mine (I even parodied it– along with Geo. Bernard Shaw’s “sequel,” Don Juan in Hell– in…

A Masked Ball

I recently had the pleasure of being invited to sketch a dress rehearsal for the San Diego Opera’s production of Verdi’s “A Masked Ball.” Also sketching were comic book artists and Eric Shanower and Scott Benefiel and concept artist and illustrator Joe Sanabria. Thanks to SD Opera’s Ed Willensky for the opportunity. You can see more sketches…