Robert Atkins announces run of G.I.Joe sketches for Sketchaday

Via the Robert Atkins Art Instagram page comes word that Robert is taking part of a fun art initiative called Sketchaday (#Sketchaday), where, you guessed it, artists share a new sketch a day! 

For day 2, he shared this fantastic sketch of the Cobra Emperor, Serpentor! Robert noted that he’s going to do a run of G.I.Joe pieces to kick off the project, but there will be other cool properties coming soon as well! If you’re not already, make sure to follow Robert Atkins Art on Instagram to check out the daily sketches that hell be sharing alongside his students. You can also search for hash tags #scadseqa #ratkins to check out more! 

What are your thoughts on this Serpentor Sketch from Robert Atkins? Excited to hear about his run of G.I.Joe Sketches for #sketchaday? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Update

The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign is in full swing! With just under 2 weeks to go, it’s already surpassed 87% of its funding goal, with just $847 left to go in order to bring this project to life!

Brian has worked on comic book titles such as GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, DOCTOR WHO, STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS and more. Other projects include his creator owned comics WILLIAM THE LASTMURDOCK MADSTONE, and is the co-creator of the graphic novel, VEX. Brian can also be seen on his YouTube channel, talking about the craft of making comics and navigating the challenged of working as a freelancer. There’s 7 different tiers to choose from, ranging from $10 all the way to $450, with some really cool rewards! (well, besides the book, of course!) Rewards include:

  • Sketches inside of the back cover of the book
  • 9×12 Inked Sketch
  • 11×17 print
  • Page from a published book (probably an IDW title such as G.I.Joe or Transformers)
  • 11×17 Color Commission
  • Cover Art
  • Digital Books and More!

Head on over to The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign and get your pledge in! Once you’re done, join us on the Cobra Island Forums and let us know what reward level you’ve pledged in at! 

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Cobra Island Flashback Friday – G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Season One Promo Poster Art by Will Meugniot

For this edition of #FlashbackFriday, we’re taking a look at the G.I.Joe a Real American Hero Season One promo poster, created by Mr. Will Meugniot. Mr.  Meugniot is an American writer, storyboard and comics artist, film producer and director, best known for his work on animated shows. He’s worked on so many favorites, from Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Wars to Exo Squad, Batman to X-Men..and of course G.I.Joe. 

Yesterday, Mr. Meugniot shared this brilliant pencil comp alongside the finished G.I.Joe a Real American Hero Season one Promo poster. He notes that the finished art turned up in a lot of places, including Entertainment Weekly. He’d been asked to design the promo as a painted piece like the original Transformers poster, hence all the shading that you see. At the last minute, Sunbow decided that they’d rather do the piece as an “inked drawing” instead. Neither he nor Mr. Russ Heath had the time do complete the inking task, so the team in Ink & Paint had to sort it out – and did a remarkably good Job. 

Thanks to sites like 3DJoes, pieces like this are being preserved for future generations of fans to enjoy. Many thanks to Mr. Meugniot for sharing this piece of G.I.Joe history! You can share your thoughts on this Sunbow G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Season One Promo Poster art after the break, right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Update

 The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign! With just under 3 weeks to go, it’s already surpassed 50% of its funding goal! As such, Brian has added a new stretch goal – When the campaign hits $10K USD, backers can/will receive: 

  • Addition of a Tutorial Section!
  • A Bonus Comic Inside!
  • The Commission Rewards will include one additional character! 

Brian has worked on comic book titles such as GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, DOCTOR WHO, STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS and more. Other projects include his creator owned comics WILLIAM THE LASTMURDOCK MADSTONE, and is the co-creator of the graphic novel, VEX. Brian can also be seen on his YouTube channel, talking about the craft of making comics and navigating the challenged of working as a freelancer. There’s 7 different tiers to choose from, ranging from $10 all the way to $450, with some really cool rewards! (well, besides the book, of course!) Rewards include:

  • Sketches inside of the back cover of the book
  • 9×12 Inked Sketch
  • 11×17 print
  • Page from a published book (probably an IDW title such as G.I.Joe or Transformers)
  • 11×17 Color Commission
  • Cover Art
  • Digital Books and More!

Head on over to The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign and get your pledge in! Once you’re done, join us on the Cobra Island Forums and let us know what reward level you’ve pledged in at! 

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G.I.JOE Season 3.1 – A Kindle Worlds Tribute to Sunbow

Mr. Gene Kendall, a blogger and contributor to comics/entertainment site CBR, stopped by to share word of his latest project currently available on Kindle Worlds

Gene has been a fan of JOE for essentially his entire life and has completed his prose tribute to the Sunbow canon a few weeks ago. It’s available here (he’d love to hear your thoughts and would appreciate any reviews): G.I. JOE: Season 3.1 (Kindle Worlds) Kindle Edition

Gene shared a synopsis on the board; Here’s a small taste – 

Am I arrogant enough to believe this is what one of theanimated series’ writers would’ve done with a prose novel? Nope, but I think if this were published as a cheap paperback circa 1987, it’d be pretty entertaining. G. I. Joe works best when finding a balance between earnestness and irony, so this became as much of a guide when writing as my imposed rules. The story embraces some of the absurdity of the brand, but never dwells on it.

Head on over to Kindle Worlds and add G.I. JOE: Season 3.1 (Kindle Worlds) Kindle Edition to your reading list! Once you’re done, join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forumsto share your thoughts with Gene directly! 

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The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Update

There’s a new scoop to share from the Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign! With just under a week in to the campaign, it’s already surpassed 50% of its funding goal! As such, Brian has added a new stretch goal – When the campaign hits $10K USD, backers can/will receive: 

  • Addition of a Tutorial Section!
  • A Bonus Comic Inside!
  • The Commission Rewards will include one additional character! 

Brian has worked on comic book titles such as GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, DOCTOR WHO, STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS and more. Other projects include his creator owned comics WILLIAM THE LASTMURDOCK MADSTONE, and is the co-creator of the graphic novel, VEX. Brian can also be seen on his YouTube channel, talking about the craft of making comics and navigating the challenged of working as a freelancer. There’s 7 different tiers to choose from, ranging from $10 all the way to $450, with some really cool rewards! (well, besides the book, of course!) Rewards include:

  • Sketches inside of the back cover of the book
  • 9×12 Inked Sketch
  • 11×17 print
  • Page from a published book (probably an IDW title such as G.I.Joe or Transformers)
  • 11×17 Color Commission
  • Cover Art
  • Digital Books and More!

Head on over to The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign and get your pledge in! Once you’re done, join us on the Cobra Island Forums and let us know what reward level you’ve pledged in at! 

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The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Now Live

Heads up, Cobra Islanders! There’s a new Kickstarter Campaign that you’ll want to get in on! You can now add the Art of Brian Shearer to your library!

Brian has worked on comic book titles such as GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, DOCTOR WHO, STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS and more. Other projects include his creator owned comics WILLIAM THE LASTMURDOCK MADSTONE, and is the co-creator of the graphic novel, VEX. Brian can also be seen on his YouTube channel, talking about the craft of making comics and navigating the challenged of working as a freelancer.

There’s 7 different tiers to choose from, ranging from $10 all the way to $450, with some really cool rewards! (well, besides the book, of course!) Rewards include:

  • Sketches inside of the back cover of the book
  • 9×12 Inked Sketch
  • 11×17 print
  • Page from a published book (probably an IDW title such as G.I.Joe or Transformers)
  • 11×17 Color Commission
  • Cover Art
  • Digital Books and More!

Head on over to The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign and get your pledge in! Once you’re done, join us on the Cobra Island Forums and let us know what reward level you’ve pledged in at! 

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G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Lifeline Art Print By Robert Atkins Art

Check out this amazing print of the G.I.Joe Medic, Lifeline, by none other than Robert Atkins! Now, Robert makes it clear that he can’t take all of the credit on this amazing piece, as his linework is accompanied by colors from the amazing Simon Gough!

The best part? You could add this print to your collection! All you’ll have to do is head on over to the Robert Atkins Art page on Instagram and send a direct message. Te print will run you $25 USD, comes signed and includes shipping! 

Will you be adding this awesome print of Lifeline to your G.I.Joe collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Cover Sketches By Larry Hama

Over on Facebook, Mr. Larry Hama has shared a handful of sketches that represent his versions of upcoming issues of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero! Issues #151 through #155 represent the “Special Missions” story arc, with a focus on a primary character. The sketches shared include:

  • Stalker
  • Scarlett
  • Destro and his Despoiler
  • Duke and Roadblock

Special Missions kicks off soon, so get ready! What are your thoughts on Larry’s sketches? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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G.I.Joe Beach Head Pencil Commission By Robert Atkins

Check out this amazing G.I.Joe Beach Head art commission by none other than Robert Atkins! Robert created this piece entirely in pencils and it really makes this piece pop. From Robert – 

Penciled #beachhead commission. Another awesome #gijoe character that is always fun to draw. I don’t get many pencil Commission requests, but there are times I just like the look of pencils better than finished inks. #makersgonnamake #comicart

Don’t forget, Robert is going to be at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show in Augusta, GA on April! He is taking pre-orders for commissions and will be available the day of the show for sketches and autographs. He will also have an exclusive JoeFest numbered and signed print only available in Augusta! Get your tickets and prints now: JoeFest Toy & Comic Show Tickets

What are your thoughts on this amazing piece of Beach Head Art? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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