Monday, November 19, 2007

I Love Jim Lee

Watch the Video!
the Batman picture from "the aspiring comic book artist" is a picture I sent to Jim Lee somewhen back in 2005, as a Thank you gift after having met him in 2004 in Germany. You cant Imagine how I was blown away by the fact that he still had the picture and that hes showed it to the camera.
The Video is a part of an Interview in which Jim leads a camerateam through Wildstorm studios.
I know for most people its not such a big deal, but when I watched the video, after having a really bad day I went to bed with a big smile.
Whenever I met Jim he was really nice and friendly to me and this video just makes me love him more and more!
Thanks so much Jim:)
All the best,

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

My New Project

Hey Everybody,
as some of you probably know Im working on my Diploma at the moment. The topic of my Diploma is a graphik novel about a kurdish hero from the 1830s, who fought against other kurdish clans and later on against the ottoman empire.
My teacher told me to create some sort of Internet diary about the making of the book, and since Ive already have my own blogspot, I thought it would be much better to post the entries here.

Sadly I had to cancel the gig at Moonstonebooks, because it was impossible to work on both projects at the same time. I think the book im working on right now has a lot of poetnetial and thats why I rejected the Moonstonebooks gig. I may regret it soon or not, but sometimes youll have to believe in yourself and thats what Im doing right now!

I believe that the project Im working on is more important than anything else Ive done so far:)
I hope I wont regret it:)

Heres some of the art Ive prepared so far.
let me know what you think!
all the best,

one of my favourite scenes

A fight scene
The Hero of the story; Sheikh Mirza

Monday, October 15, 2007

Stormwatch P.H.D

Hey Folks,
Here are the Wildstorm sample Pages Ive talked about in my earlier post. The script is based on the first four pages of the second issue of "Stormwatch PHD" comic series.
I have never drawn any of these characters before, and have to say that I still dont know too much about them, but I have to say it was quite funny drawing these characters, especially "the walking ghost", the bald headed Guy.

Usually I tend to talk a lot about the stuff I draw, but in this case its not too much I can say. However, during the process I felt like that something improved in my art. I think in some cases the perspectives are more dynamic and less stiff. Ive been trying to create the Illusion of depth in the panels and I think it worked much better than it did in all the samples ive posted before.
I cannot tell wether this will change anything for me and make me become a "pro" now, if Wildstorm will show any interest in me as an artist or anything else. By the end of the day it was a good exercise, Ive enjoyed drawing it and I have some new stuff for my portfolio :)

So here we go, I hope you guys will enjoy these Pages, and if you like em, post a comment! Id appricciate that a lot :)

Now Ill let the art speak for it self

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Punisher Pin Up

Hey Everybody,
long time no see. Lately ive been quite busy starting to work on my Diploma. Im working on a graphik novel about a kurdish hero from the 1830´s, and so far I have to say it is a lot of fun working on that. Theres a lot of research that I have to do for this project, and Im doing the writing on this book too. Ive never wrote any stories before (or atleast none that would tell such a long story), i think the fact that it bases on a true story is a very good way to start and at the same time it helps me to know where the story will lead too. My teacher who read the story really likes it so far, and Im thinking about maybe doing more stuff like this in the future.

On the other Hand I have to say, when it comes to superherobooks or "comic" stories, I still prefer working with other writers instead of writing them by myself. My biggest dream would be to work with Garth Ennis on a Punisher "MAX" storyline some day...yeah I know that is a big dream, and probably never is going to happen, but whenever I read Ennis´ stories I feel this rush of inspiration and the pressure to draw something. Ive read the "Punisher,the first step" and "Punisher, Barracuda" storylines and was so amazed how Ennis was able to capture the "real" Idea of the Punisher, who in my eyes should be completely taken out of the superhero universe and be made a complete realistic character. I hope some day, somehow Ill be able to get my fingers on the character...if I ever should break into the industry (btw. Ive recieved a sample script from a real cool Wildstorm Editor...lets see what happens when im done with it ;) )

However, here is a little Punisher pin up, the way I imagine him, the way I would draw him if Id be able to work on him. I hope you all enjoy :)

All the best wishes,

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

...and another one

I thought it would be nice to do another video...this time wolverine.
I hope you all enjoy :)
heres the sketch
and heres the video:

all the best,
Sedat :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

JLA 8 Pages

So these were the pages for the DC Talent search...
Not so much to say, since Ive mentioned everything before in my SDCC report.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

SDCC and its aftermath

hey everybody,
sorry for the delay, Ive been quiet busy lately with moving back into my parents house after SDCC.

SDCC was just an amazing experience and kind of sparked my brain. Ive met soooo many great people, who were so friendly and nice to me. I will never forget that.
I arrived in San Diego on tuesday evening finding out on the same evening, that my roombooking for my stay @ USA Hostel San Diego had been canceled, without getting any infos. I was lucky enough to get a place at Hostel Cat another Hostel in San Diego, which was sooo cool.

the Convention Center on Wedensday

Opening, but first get into the line

On wedensday I went to the Convention Center to pick up my four day badge.

I ran around a little bit and checked a few booths and the artist alley. At the DC Booth I met Vertigo Editor Will Dennis (finally in Person), Jim Lee, who told me to come back later to him so that he could introduce me to some WS/DC editors and I met Lee Bermejo, who after all almost 3 Years still remembered me and my name :)
Later on in the artist alley I finally met Richard Friend, Carlos Danda and Eddy Choi(and I think on thursday Michael Lopez).

Me and Will Dennis

Jim Lee @ work

Lee Bermejo singning at the DC Booth

On thursday morning I participated the DC orientation Session and later on the DC talent search, I dropped off my portfolio at their booth and went afterwards straight to the Marvel booth, were I was looking for Chris Allo (talentscout at Marvel), I met him and gave him my portfolio, he told me to come back on Sunday morning because he wanted to talk to me.

Later on I went to the artist alley, where I finally met Leinil Yu (superfriendly guy and he would remember me after we had maybe chatted once via ), Dustin Ngyuen who would invite me to take place next to him, we talked and he introduced me to Joe Dodd, Scott Lobdell and Derek Fridolfs. Later on I met Joe Largent, Travis Charest, Michael Lopez (absolutely cool guy from Wildstorm Comics) and hung around the gelatometti spot in the artist alley. I really got to talk a lot to them especially to Carlos, Michael and Richard (these guys were just suppppercool).


On Friday morning I went to the DC booth to see if I was picked as one of the artists for the DC talent search. Sadly I didnt get picked, which was really a sad and disappointing moment for me, because I had hoped so much to get my chance there.
However later on I met up with Tony Verdini (Panini Comics), Tony was really sad too about the fact that I didnt got picked at the the DC talent search, he went through my portfolio and really seemed to like the stuff I had in there, especially my pages about my kurdisch roots, he asked me to send him the pitch for the story. Afterwards he went through my sketchbook and really liked the Punisher sketches I had in there...which lead to a Idea I cant speak about right now.
After that I went to the DC booth to see Jim Lee again, he introduced me there to Alex Sinclair (colourist and Editor at WS Comics) and Ben Abernathy(Editor at WS). Ben looked at my portfolio and liked my artwork, he gave me his business card and told me to stay in touch with him so that he could send me professional scripts to see where Iam artistically.

On Saturday I met my friend Steven Bryan Lim (finally in person) and his wife Janette, we would run around check booths, visit artists in the artist alley and later on have a lunch at a Restaurant near the Convention Center. Steven and Janette were just superfriendly and it was an awesome experience to meet them, they felt like family to me and it was really nice just talking to my new friends. Thank you both so much! :)

On Sunday morning I went straight to the Marvel booth, where I was looking for Chris Allo. I had to wait and accidently ran into Khoi Pham. Khoi was really friendly to me and gave me some advices on my artwork, sadly he was really busy, so we didnt had too much time to talk.
While waiting for Chris, I checked the Iron Man Costume for the movie

It looks cool, but personally Id say its a fake, liked it though :)

After some waiting I talked to Chris Allo and showed him my portfolio, just like Ben Abernathy he told me to stay in touch with him and that he would send me sample scripts that I could work from, th show on what level Iam artistically.

After talking to Chris I ran around a little bit and went to the Moonstonebooks booth, I showed them my portfolio and Editor in Chief Joe Gentile immeadiatly offered me a gig on one of their books. He gave me his business card and told me that he wants to stay in touch with me.

I would like to thank; Jim Lee, Carlos Dánda, Michael Lopez, Richard Friend, Lee Bermejo, Eddy Choi, Ben Abernathy, ALex Sinclair, Dustin Ngyuen, Tony Verdini, Joe Largent, Leinil Yu, Joe Dodd, Chris Allo, Steven Bryan Lim and Janette Lim, Joe Gentile, Khoi Pham, Jonah, Hostel Cat, Thiago from Brazil, Tristan Vick (for the script) and my family for making this trip possible for me...and everyone Ive forgotten to mention, Im sorry! Youre in my heart too :)

man what a long ass post.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Just 2 let you all know...

Im still alive, and San Diego was off da Hizzay! At the moment I dont have a proper computer to upload any new artwork and any pictures from the show, but all I can say it was more than an amazing experience and it was worth all the trouble!
I met a lot of great people (finally some in person) and I was amazed by how great and friendly everybody was to me, the small guy from Germany with the strange name ;)
Thank you all! I will name you guys in my next post here.
Sedat :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sneaking and Peeking

Its been a while since ive been posting anything here. Sadly there some things in life going ways Ive totally havent been expecting them to go, but thats life, you never know whats happening next. I guess the only thing that helps is what 2 Pac used to say; "Keep ya Head up!"
When I was somewhat younger, his music and his words used to spark my brain and helped me to handle situations in life that kind of made it heavy to think about a brighter day.

However, Ive been really busy lately working on a project for school ( University of applied science Münster/ Design department). Its a comic about my kurdish roots and tells one of the stories that actually describes why so many kurds had to flee from their homes and find another home on other continents or in other countries.

These are just a few pictures. I hope to have everything finished by next tuesday...hopefully :)

Sunday, June 03, 2007


Page 2 Prelim:Page 8 Prelim:Page 8 fin:

This is some of the new stuff im working on, since the wolverine script I worked on was really annoying, I thought it wouldbe better to work on something I enjoy.
I started with drawing the last page, actually because it was the easiest shot (im not sure but I think people would call this a money shot).
I really enjoy drawing these pages, but the only problem at the moment is that I have to work on my school stuff too and now that I have recovered from my nose surgery i can work again and have even less time to draw...seems like Ill be having a HARD time at SDCC.
However Ill give my best to make each page looking good.

I hope to be able to draw another sample script after I finish these.
enjoy :)

Monday, May 14, 2007

Im still Sedat from the blog

long time no see! Its been over one month since Ive been posting anything onto the blog and I really have to say it felt kinda strange not having anything new up here.
However, after having my nasal septum straightening ( i hope its the correct term) on april the 30th, which finally made me able to breathe, I wasnt able to draw...blood dripping out of my nose and headache , I finally got my ass up again and started preparing some stuff for the DC talent search @ San Diego Comic Con.

I have different samples Ill be drawing, which include different characters. locations and atmospheares, which I think is a good thing, because it shows where one artist is "artistically" and where the artist is heading to. I started with a Wolverine sample. I really love Wolverine and he is always a lot of fun to draw, because he allows me to draw lots of muscles, scares, blood and other stuff, while I can draw other all day stuff too into a script.

Before I draw on the actual piece of paper I usually draw the page onto piece of printing paper to have an idea of how the page is going to look like in the end and then trace it via lightbox. As you can see from beginning to the end the page goes through different changes, for different reasons. Often Im not satisfied with a pose, the p.o.v or the layout and try to make the best out of it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt.
My main focus on these samples is too keep up quality, while working fast, which in the past seemed to be a problem. As i was playing around with some pencils i realized it was more a technical problem than a artistical problem. Since I usually work with a 2mm leadholder it often became a little bit hard for me to work out important details on panels with wiedeshots, so this time I used a tech pencil for panels with wideshots, and see it works. I hope that by the end Ill be able to have high quality pages that dont have the lack of consistence my Batman "broken city" pages had.
Hope you all enjoy the artwork :)


Finished Version:

Friday, April 13, 2007


these are some sketches Ive done in the last few months. I will later on post more stuff. the scanning just takes toooo much time. I hope you all enjoy. more to come later on :)