Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Dragon Knights And Alien Zoos!

So much to tell, but so much more to do!
Andrew Healey and I were thrilled to once again be back in Ottawa this year for the TAC Pitch This competition and finished as semi-finalists pitching our action-adventure series, Dragon Knights. Check out some of the images below:

This concept has been a labour of love for us for the better part of the year, with much time spent revamping storylines, designs and polishing up the pilot script! While we can't say if or when you'll be watching this on the small screen, we can say that a series of comics/ graphic novels are in the works, so stay tuned for more details.

Also, I am pleased to announce (belatedly, due to all the prep work for Ottawa) the release of SCI: Jewish Comics Anthology Volume 2 by AH Comics. I once again had the honour of illustrating a story in this collection (and teased a panel back in June; hence the "Alien Zoos" part of the update) and count myself very lucky to be published alongside amazing creators Ty Templeton, Richard Pace. Katie Sawatsky, and Bill Sienkiewicz!

Thanks again for checking back, and to those who have inquired about a detailed list of services I provide, it has been added to my About page. Looking forward to sharing more soon but in the meantime, you can follow my more frequent posting on Instagram, where you'll find me under @shanekirshy.  

Monday, August 6, 2018

Things Are Getting Wild!

I’ve been fascinated and inspired by the animal kingdom for pretty much my entire life. A couple years ago, I did a series of daily sketches depicting animals in different themes (Old West, Science Fiction, etc) and it proved to be quite popular. Life events took me away from the exercise, but in July of 2018, I had an idea to combine my love of drawing these animals in unique costumes and genres with a way of supporting a worthy cause, the World Wildlife Fund. The idea behind the project is simple; draw animals by request and sell the original artwork, with half of the proceeds going to the WWF. The art will then (after a decent amount is created) be collected into a book, which like the art itself, will have part of the proceeds donated to the WWF, as well. Here are just a few that I have completed thus far (for more info, visit the Facebook Page or email me at ) :

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Updated To The Max!

...And I mean that in more ways than one. Not only is this update coming just over a week since my last one, but I've just overhauled the Portfolio section and divided it into different sections (separate comic art story and cover sections, as well as areas focusing on posters, concept, figure drawing, and character design) A storyboarding section will follow in the coming weeks but now that the division has been made, I can post more art overall, instead of one overcrowded page.

Additionally, plans are in place to launch a YouTube channel, where I can share free tips and tricks to those looking to learn and get motivated to create their own comics and/or animation projects. This has been a bit of a passion project for some time, and I want to make sure I'm providing a unique experience, and not just me regurgitating information that is already available on hundreds of channels or sites.  Realistically, hoping to launch this in the fall.

Thanks for stopping by and (hopefully) more updates coming soon!