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Sunday, July 11th, 2010
9:44 pm

katie_can_draw
LOTS of new art and all the info you need about where i'll be over at http://www.katiecandraw.com.

go check it out!
katie
(does anyone still use lj anymore? i'm kind thinking of deleting this account in favor of just the RSS feed of katiecandraw)

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Friday, May 21st, 2010
9:07 am

katie_can_draw
new "gronk" strip is up!

http://www.gronkcomic.com/

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Monday, May 3rd, 2010
1:04 pm

katie_can_draw


Gronk-WEB-banner

www.gronkcomic.com

so my new weekly webcomic is starting. yay! took me long enough, didn't it? well, no more empty promises and broken hearts... it's here! 

gronk is an all-ages, cute little story about a monster who finds a new home with a gal and her pets. i have a story i want to tell and i'm really excited and terrified to finally start telling it.  


 

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Monday, March 8th, 2010
9:36 pm

katie_can_draw

flipping through jeremy bastian's comic "cursed pirate girl" makes me want to be a better artist and storyteller. 



doodled this up and colored it. :)



Cook_CPG_4web
 



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a completed returned sketch card for clone wars widevision (already bought, paid for and mailed a while ago. i just forgot to post it)



 SW_widevision-return1 





and here are my 2 returns for star wars galaxy 5 (the set that just came out). i haven't decided what i am doing with them yet... so don't ask. if they're up for sale or ebay, you'll know later this week.



SWG5_kiss_return 





SWG5_leia_return
 
 






 

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
11:45 pm

katie_can_draw

i did 2 base cards!





yeah!





i already showed the artwork for my wampa room card (as it appeared in star wars insider magazine!)



Cook-TOPPS-wampa-card
 it has this quote on the back as to why i chose to do this scene:



"I'm a huge fan of the creatures of Star Wars and the Wampa is right at the top of my list of favorite SW critters. In a deleted scene from Empire,  Han wants to take a shortcut through a room in Empire and Leia tells him 'that's where they keep those creatures'. C-3P0 does something totally out of character and takes the warning sign down, hoping to trick the troopers into going in there. I've ALWAYS wanted to see the scene where the stormtroopers are being attacked by the wampas trapped in this room. I imagine it to be a furry, frantic battle where, of course, the wampas win."



and now my OTHER base card... my cantina scene! yaay!



Cook-TOPPS-cantina-card
 and it has the following quote on the back:



"What's more fun than the most wretched hive of scum and villainy on Tatooine? This place is full of characters that have some really elaborate background stories courtesy of the extended universe, every creature in there is worthy of a deeper look. Wuher, the bartender himself, has a tragic story and big dreams to leave Tatooine one day. He's described as a genius when it comes to mixology and is using that skill to win fame and fortune from Jabba the Hutt. Plus, who wouldn't want that gruff face to serve them a tall glass of blue milk or a Sarlacc Kicker?"








i loved drawing these. i hope you enjoy lookin' at 'em!





also, i'm almost done with my fraggle rock story! i'm so excited! i've been having SO MUCH FUN drawing it!!






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Friday, January 22nd, 2010
8:47 am

katie_can_draw

so grant hipped me to the fact that one of my base cards for the new TOPPS star wars galaxy 5 trading card set is printed on page 71 ofthe new star wars insider magazine!





Insider_page71



so i'm going to assume it's safe for me to post the art for it :P (i did TWO base cards for this set. i'll share the other one later.



first, a rare look into my EARLY process... the thumbnail i sent to topps with my idea for the card!



rar!



Topps_ideas





and now... the card!



the other side is printed with a blurb about why i chose this scene... yadda yadda yadda...



"I'm a huge fan of the creatures of Star Wars and the Wampa is right at the top of my list of favorite SW critters. In a deleted scene from Empire, Han wants to take a shortcut through a room in Empire and Leia tells him 'that's where they keep those creatures'. C-3P0 does something totally out of character and takes the warning sign down, hoping to trick the troopers into going in there. I've ALWAYS wanted to see the scene where the stormtroopers are being attacked by the wampas trapped in this room. I imagine it to be a furry, frantic battle where, of course, the wampas win."



Cook-TOPPS-wampa-card

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
2:58 pm

katie_can_draw

here are my 25 sketch cards from TOPPS' new star wars set! (i also did *2* base cards! i'll post that art as soon as i can!!)





Kcook-galaxy1



Kcook-galaxy3



Kcook-alaxy2



Kcook-galaxy4
 



ta da!



that card of anakin killing younglings? that's me as a youngling in the lower right corner. 
 
 
 

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
8:47 am

katie_can_draw
trying to start my work day with a 20-25 minute sketch using the cintiq. here's last night's! (as i feel more comfortable with these, i'll share more of them. hopefully these will give me more fodder for my 2010 convention sketchbook!)




122809_geishadoodle

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Monday, December 14th, 2009
10:15 pm

katie_can_draw

inked pages, did a pin-up and finished a commission tonight. the commission, you can see  :)



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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
12:47 pm

katie_can_draw


I'm getting ready to print up some more shirts, so I'm taking pre-orders to make sure that i get everyone the right size!

THESE ARE PRE-ORDERS. the shirts are NOT PRINTED YET!
on monday, november 30th, i will CLOSE pre-orders and delete this post so i can submit the shirts to be printed. i WILL be printing up some extras, so there will be some available after i've filled the other orders. but get your order in NOW to make sure you get the size you want!

7-10 days after i submit the shirts, i will get them back from the printer and i will pack them up that night and ship them out the NEXT DAY. you should have them well before christmas!

this shirts are Black Gildan Ultra 100% Cotton Tees. (until i know i can run a large order, they are unisex tees. baby doll tees are not available at this time.)

they are available in sizes youth large and adult small-XXXXL



each shirt has my signature heart balloon lovingly screen printed on the front, but also has a "www.katiecandraw.com" detail on the sleeve. show off your love for katiecandraw with a snazzy shirt! come on! do it!

every order also comes with a free katiecandraw signature heart balloon vinyl sticker!

they are $20 EACH... shipping within the US is FREE. international shipping is a $3 flat fee. (you will need to add "international shipping" to your cart as well as the shirt!)




sizes






i have a few more designs i'd like to print up. i plan on using any money i make from these to print up some really fun shirts. so support katiecandraw (and me!) by buying a shirt!

thanks :)
katie

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Sunday, November 15th, 2009
9:05 pm

katie_can_draw
I've put my returned card for the TOPPS star wars clone wars widevision up on ebay!



...and... it's blank! the winner of the auction will get the card drawn CUSTOM just for them :) i thought i'd try something different this time and let the collector pick what i draw this time around.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110458175128#ht_524wt_1167

please take a look at the auction and, collectors, if you aren't trying to horde the auction for yourself and wouldn't mind helping a gal out... spread the word!

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Monday, October 12th, 2009
10:07 pm

katie_can_draw
the marla bea benefit auctions started today!
the proceeds from these pieces are going to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center to benefit breast cancer research.

learn about the auction here: http://www.marlabeabenefit.com/

the auctions are here: http://shop.ebay.com/marlabeabenefit/m.html?_dmd=1&_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1

you may recognize the piece i posted a while ago:


here's the auction to my piece:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Power-Girl-sketch-by-Katie-Cook_W0QQitemZ120478931233QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1c0d1a9921#ht_500wt_1034

and now you can bid on it to help save boobs all across the country. i chose powergirl... mostly because she's got plenty to save.

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7:01 pm

katie_can_draw
starwars.com asked me to do a SW zombie piece for their "zombie week" celebration of the new "death troopers" book!
...how could i say no?




http://starwars.com/vault/books/news20091012.html?page=5

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11:58 am

katie_can_draw
i have another "how to draw" tutorial up on starwars.com! this time.... how to draw jedi younglings!



http://starwars.com/kids/do/draw/f20091009/index.html

baby gungans look like fraggles.

also, i posted this on katiecandraw.com and forgot to put it here!

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
9:38 am

katie_can_draw
i did 25 sketch cards for the new TOPPS star wars clone wars widevision set!
they asked me to do a limited number, which i was very pleased about... i can put more time into each one. all the images are based on season 1 of the series. they are done in micron pen with a mix of marker, acrylic paint and colored pencil.

here ya' go:






i tried to get my favorite moments from almost every episode! it meant i had to re-watch season 1 to take notes. it was such a burden... ;)

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Friday, September 18th, 2009
12:27 am

katie_can_draw
cute, eh?

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Monday, September 14th, 2009
4:13 pm

katie_can_draw
i have a threadless design up for scoring! for the love of all things holy, PLEASE go vote for it! (and PLEASE repost, tweet, etc. this and tell other people to vote for it too! please? pretty please?)

http://threadless.com/sharedesign/230653/Monster_Cookies

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Sunday, September 13th, 2009
3:16 pm

katie_can_draw

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Friday, September 11th, 2009
12:30 am

katie_can_draw
this is my donation to wonder woman day 2009 (http://www.wonderwomanmuseum.com/WWDay4/WWDay4.html)
this and many other awesome pieces will be auctioned off for charity in october. see the site for details!

my piece is 14" x 8"... micron pen on bristol.

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Friday, September 4th, 2009
10:05 am

katie_can_draw
there's a new set of TOPPS Star Wars trading cards on the horizon and, like usual, i'm on board for some sketch cards.



these cards are different, as they are a weird, "wide screen format" size... i think they'll be fun :)

i'm only doing 25 of them. that's it. 25.

each one of these 25 cards will be a full color scene card. no head shots, no repeats... just good ol' nerdy fun. TOPPS liked how rare and super cute my Galaxy 4 cards were, so we're going to make my cards a fun, rare chase card :)

i'm also getting 2 return cards, but please, do not e-mail me about them. i will be selling them via e-bay. with only 2 cards, i don't want to make promises to only 2 collectors and leave out everyone else.

i have no idea when the spiderman set i just wrapped up is going to come out, but a few of my 50 cards for that are *priceless*. i can't wait to post them.

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