July 29, 2014

Here’s a project that I can finally share with all of you, this past winter I was asked to illustrate a board book for KPO Creative call “Nap-a-Roo” written by  Kristy Kurjan and you can now purchase a copy via amazon (both in Kindle or physical version) or the iTunes store. It’s a cute little story about kangaroos and naps.

And so to celebrate it’s release I’m going to be doing a giveaway of a physical copy of 2 copies of the book on via tumblr and on via twitter. To enter all you need to do is to like and reblog this post or retweet the tweet announcing this (because I assume you’re following me on twitter too so you can hear about my lunch or what weird things I’ve found in thrift stores lately.) You have until noon pacific on Tuesday August 5th, I’ll pull a winner from the tweet and the reblogs so do both to double your chances.

June 18, 2014

Sometimes people don’t post for awhile because things aren’t going so great and sometime it’s because things are pretty awesome. I’m fortunate in that right now it’s the later, I can’t wait to share all of the things I’m working on but in the meanwhile here area bunch more superhero/villains doodles.

1. Collusus

2.Captain Marvel

3. Doctor Strange

4.Ghost Rider

5. Booster Gold with bonus Skeets

6. Batroc the Leaper

7. MODOK

8. Sabretooth

9 .Arnim Zola

10. Whiplash

June 12, 2014
DO YOU LIKE OTTERS AND COMICS?
So I don’t usually use this space to advertise things but I just found out about this and really want to get the word out. The Seattle Aquarium has courses in the summer for high school students who are interested in art and conservation. This year one of these is a comics and zines class that sounds really amazing. From their website:
Defenders of Marine LifeComics and ‘Zines: Activism and Reducing Our Carbon FootprintSuperman and Ironman are traditional superheroes of comics, but do superheroes exist in today’s society? The student as artist and activist will be encouraged to learn about reducing our carbon footprint and mixing image with words. Students will share their ecological passions and creative knowledge with the community at large through comics, graphic novels and ‘zines.Class dates: July 14, July 17, July 21, July 24, July 28, July 31, August 4, August 7: 11:30am–3pm.
I’m not teaching at this or really even affiliated this is a really great opportunity that can’t happen unless they hit their enrollment numbers. Even if you just want to have an excuse to draw comics for a couple weeks surrounded by other people making comics that’s totally okay. If you’re not in the Seattle area or the age group or whatever please consider rebloging this just to get the word out and because I know that somewhere there’s somebody who’s really passionate about this who just hasn’t heard about it yet.
P.S. The aquarium has all sorts of cute things, I know you like cute things tumblr.

DO YOU LIKE OTTERS AND COMICS?

So I don’t usually use this space to advertise things but I just found out about this and really want to get the word out. The Seattle Aquarium has courses in the summer for high school students who are interested in art and conservation. This year one of these is a comics and zines class that sounds really amazing. 

From their website:

Defenders of Marine Life
Comics and ‘Zines: Activism and Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Superman and Ironman are traditional superheroes of comics, but do superheroes exist in today’s society? The student as artist and activist will be encouraged to learn about reducing our carbon footprint and mixing image with words. Students will share their ecological passions and creative knowledge with the community at large through comics, graphic novels and ‘zines.
Class dates: July 14, July 17, July 21, July 24, July 28, July 31, August 4, August 7: 11:30am–3pm.

I’m not teaching at this or really even affiliated this is a really great opportunity that can’t happen unless they hit their enrollment numbers. Even if you just want to have an excuse to draw comics for a couple weeks surrounded by other people making comics that’s totally okay. If you’re not in the Seattle area or the age group or whatever please consider rebloging this just to get the word out and because I know that somewhere there’s somebody who’s really passionate about this who just hasn’t heard about it yet.

P.S. The aquarium has all sorts of cute things, I know you like cute things tumblr.

June 6, 2014

tylerdraws:

I’ve been meaning to do something with the character forever, and last week I finally figure out something and then proceeded to drive myself crazy trying to finish this in time. This probably won’t be the last you see of her.

Also Cake doughnut are better than yeast doughnuts.

Reblogging this to celebrate National Doughnut Day

May 14, 2014
adventuretime:

Candy Capers Paperback Available Now
In the shape of what the gals and guys in the know call a “trade paperback” or “TPB,” BOOM! Studios’ 160-page Candy Capers is now on sale wherever the most important works of literature are sold (including from BOOM! themselves). The books features the work of Ananth Panagariya, Yuko Ota, and Ian McGinty along with the above cover by Michael Dialynas. Sweet!

This came out today and you should pick it up, the Awesomecon exclusive cover I did is included in the back. Also because Ian McGinty’s is a rad dude and makes rad art, his page layouts and character movement have so much energy, can’t wait to see what he does on Bravest Warriors.

adventuretime:

Candy Capers Paperback Available Now

In the shape of what the gals and guys in the know call a “trade paperback” or “TPB,” BOOM! Studios’ 160-page Candy Capers is now on sale wherever the most important works of literature are sold (including from BOOM! themselves). The books features the work of Ananth Panagariya, Yuko Ota, and Ian McGinty along with the above cover by Michael Dialynas. Sweet!

This came out today and you should pick it up, the Awesomecon exclusive cover I did is included in the back. Also because Ian McGinty’s is a rad dude and makes rad art, his page layouts and character movement have so much energy, can’t wait to see what he does on Bravest Warriors.

May 5, 2014
teentitanscollab:

A totally adorable Cyborg by Tyler Parker!
Follow him on tumblr and twitter!

Here’s my Cyborg that I did for Kayla Miller’s Teen Titans Collaboration. 
Also Teen Titans Go is using Cyborg way better than the main New 52 Justice League. You should watch/read that.

teentitanscollab:

A totally adorable Cyborg by Tyler Parker!

Follow him on tumblr and twitter!

Here’s my Cyborg that I did for Kayla Miller’s Teen Titans Collaboration

Also Teen Titans Go is using Cyborg way better than the main New 52 Justice League. You should watch/read that.

April 21, 2014
I got the okay to share this earlier this morning. This is my piece for Light Grey Art Lab’s “Animystics” show. You can purchase prints of this in their shop and a portion of the proceeds from all sales from this show goes to support Feline Rescue Inc, Homeward Bound Dog Rescue, and the Animal Humane Society
To quote the gallery: ”Animystics is a celebration and homage of our furry friends, companions, and spirit animals. From ancient history to mythology, real life pets to legendary creatures, the exhibition recognizes the importance and impact of these animals throughout our lives.”
I used to make these little plush toys I called messenger penguins which were little stuffed penguins with wings that I would send to people with notes which was kind of the inspiration for this piece. I was also really into the idea of penguins traveling for miles to get back to their families (ala March of the Penguins), I’ve moved around a lot in the past decade or so and so I think about the little pockets of people I have around the world and letting them know I’m still out here.The show open this Friday at 7pm with what sounds like a pretty rad party at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, invite here, please consider supporting this great cause.

I got the okay to share this earlier this morning. This is my piece for Light Grey Art Lab’s “Animystics” show. You can purchase prints of this in their shop and a portion of the proceeds from all sales from this show goes to support Feline Rescue Inc, Homeward Bound Dog Rescue, and the Animal Humane Society

To quote the gallery: ”Animystics is a celebration and homage of our furry friends, companions, and spirit animals. From ancient history to mythology, real life pets to legendary creatures, the exhibition recognizes the importance and impact of these animals throughout our lives.”

I used to make these little plush toys I called messenger penguins which were little stuffed penguins with wings that I would send to people with notes which was kind of the inspiration for this piece. I was also really into the idea of penguins traveling for miles to get back to their families (ala March of the Penguins), I’ve moved around a lot in the past decade or so and so I think about the little pockets of people I have around the world and letting them know I’m still out here.

The show open this Friday at 7pm with what sounds like a pretty rad party at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, invite here, please consider supporting this great cause.

April 21, 2014
comicsalliance:

Tyler Parker Draws the Pulp Adventures of Well-Dressed Animals and Gives Monsters a Childish Charm [Art]

comicsalliance:

Tyler Parker Draws the Pulp Adventures of Well-Dressed Animals and Gives Monsters a Childish Charm [Art]

April 16, 2014
Here’s a preview of my piece for the Light Grey Art Lab’s Animytics show opening at their Minneapolis gallery next Friday the 25th. Details here

Here’s a preview of my piece for the Light Grey Art Lab’s Animytics show opening at their Minneapolis gallery next Friday the 25th. Details here

April 11, 2014

I’ve got a few bigger projects going on right now so nothing huge to share but this week I’ve also been doing these quick 5 minute superheroes to warm up/break up my day over on my instagram and twitter. Here are a handful of them based on some of my followers requests 1. Metamorpho 2.Venom 3.Electro 4.Two-Face 5.Swamp Thing 6.Beast Boy 7.Loki 8. Mr Freeze 9.Juggernaut 10.Guardian

March 27, 2014

Emerald City Comicon is this weekend and so that meant it was time to bang out a new minicomic to give out. I don’t have a table this year so I’ll just be wandering around being a nerd.  If you happen to see me (reminder I look more or less like this) say hi, I’ll have a bunch of copies printed to give away and I’ll try to not be completely socially inept.  

I’ve been meaning to do something with the character forever, and last week I finally figure out something and then proceeded to drive myself crazy trying to finish this in time. This probably won’t be the last you see of her.

Also Cake doughnut are better than yeast doughnuts.

March 11, 2014
This has been sitting on my desktop for a while so I thought I’d go ahead and finish it. It may have started as a valentines day thing that got pushed way down because of real work.

This has been sitting on my desktop for a while so I thought I’d go ahead and finish it. It may have started as a valentines day thing that got pushed way down because of real work.

March 4, 2014

Here are some facts:
1. Space travel is awesome.
2. Animals break things. 

I was recently asked to contribute a piece to the Supahcute Science Fair show at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland and as a science dork I was pretty excited to be a part of the show. This is something I’ve actually been kicking around for a little while and this was a great reason to finally develop it. The show opens Saturday, March 8 from 6-10pm at  Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Los Angeles with music by DJ Laminlove and sweets by Auntie Apple and Amara Kitchen, so if you happen to be in LA you should stop by.

January 31, 2014

I’m not sure if he’s more terrified by racing down the steep hill or her romantic intentions.

I recently was asked to provide the cover for this month’s issue of VTKids. Since it’s February and apparently some places get snow this time of year they wanted something wintry and playing into the whole upcoming valentines day thing. Plus it worked out that they had a feature article on the best sledding spots in Vermont.

January 16, 2014
Here’s a portrait of the Penguin from Batman Returns for this months Silver Screen Society. remember when that was the “dark” Batman movie?

Here’s a portrait of the Penguin from Batman Returns for this months Silver Screen Society. remember when that was the “dark” Batman movie?

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