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Comics Alliance has nominated me as one of the "Best Cover Artists" of 2013 as part of their Reader Choice Awards.. You can go ahead and vote for me or your favourite through the link below;


Also I wanted to say a collective thank you for all your comments, favs and most of all support throughout the years. I can barely find the time anymore to say this as often as I like but I appreciate it very much.

Cheers.
According to Newsarama and Comics Alliance I'm one of the top creators to watch in 2014. Genuinely pleased.

You can find the related articles below;

10 To Watch in 2014: Comic Book Creators (Newsarama)

14 for '14: Comic Book Creators To Watch In The New Year (Comics Alliance)
Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes. Although I don't have the time to write back to you all please know that I appreciate it very much.

Cheers!
It's that time of year again! It's time for New York Comic Con this week.

You can find me at Artist Alley table F5. I'll be there throughout the show. Drop by and say hi.

It's that time of year again. Read below for details.

New York Comic Con 2013 October 10-13 

www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Home/&…;

Commissions List Open

It's time for New York Comic Con pre-show commissions! Details below;

  • $250 for Single character image, marker grayscale and ink on 11"x14" art boards. 
  • Artwork will be delivered at the show. Please no requests for commissions to be shipped.
  • Payments will require Paypal.
  • If interested e-mail me with your request here; m_asrar@hotmail.com

I'll get back to every commission request with a positive or negative reply. Please be patient. No other requests will be accepted at this time. Some samples for commissions can be seen below.

Farewell by MahmudAsrar Ultimate Thor - LSCC 2013 Pre-Show Commission by MahmudAsrar

Looking forward to seeing you at the convention.

Cheers!

Farewell by MahmudAsrar

Dear friends,

As apparent from my absence in the last few issues of Supergirl I am no longer the series artist on the book. I will no longer be drawing the book and #20 was my final issue. I will however remain the cover artist on the book for just a few more issues.

What kept me from drawing the book initially was some health issues after which I had to rest for a bit. In the meantime I was offered some other projects which I took into consideration. Offers that ultimately had me make some important decisions. Unfortunately one of these decisions was to resign from art duties on Supergirl. Believe me, It was not an easy decision but one I had to make for the sake of several things in my career and life.

Over the past couple of years I've had an amazing time defining Supergirl for the New 52 with my collaborators in DC Entertainment. It was an honour to be a part of this bold new direction for DC. I was probably among the lucky few who had a wonderful team of collaborators throughout the whole thing, some of whom I've come to call good friends. My creative partners Mike Johnson, Michael Green, Michael Alan Nelson, Dave McCaig, Rob Leigh and some awesome others - My editors Wil Moss, Matt Idelson, Eddie Berganza and Rickey Purdin - The whole crew at DC Entertainment who've made everything work smoothly and was helpful throughout. I thank each and everyone sincerely.

Last but certainly not least, I'd like to thank you all so much for sharing your appreciation towards my art on this book. Can't tell you how much it means when I hear somebody say they've been buying the book just because I was drawing it. You guys are awesome.

This was definitely one of the highlights of my career and I'll look back fondly.

Now other things await me. Exciting new things that you'll find out about soon enough. See you in the funny books. Here's a sneak peek on what's next:

 Indestructible Hulk Annual Cover by MahmudAsrar

The above image is a piece I did for a friend and thought it was appropriate for this topic.

  • Mood: Happy Tears
  • Listening to: Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
  • Reading: Scripts as usual
  • Playing: Bioshock Infinite
Hey!

I'll be at LSCC for the first time this year and I'm pretty excited about it. My pre-show commissions list is open as of right now so it you're interested follow the link below;

mahmudasrar.com/post/413701059…
  • Listening to: Deftones - Koi No Yokan
  • Reading: Scripts & more scripts
  • Watching: Mad Men
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed 3
  • Eating: Edible stuff
  • Drinking: Liquids
I'll be returning to Marvel Comics to work with Brian Wood on Ultimate Comics X-Men. This is an interview with me on Comic Book Resources about the story arc we'll be doing together. Preview pages in there too!

www.comicbookresources.com/?pa…

Just as an added note to those who'll be asking; No, I'm not leaving Supergirl. I'm still the ongoing artist on the book.
  • Listening to: Deftones - Koi No Yokan
  • Reading: Scripts & more scripts
  • Watching: Mad Men
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed 3
  • Eating: Edible stuff
  • Drinking: Liquids
Just a few days left to the con and I'm excited!

You can find me at the Artist Alley table Y8 right under my new banner. I'll be there throughout the show from opening to closing time everyday. Here's what I'll be doing;

I'll be doing sketch commissions. I'll have sketchbooks, signed and numbered prints and original art available at my table.

Fallout Weekly Sketchbook;
Fallout Weekly Sketchbook by MahmudAsrar

Steampunk Supergirl Print;
Steampunk Supergirl Print by MahmudAsrar

Steampunk Psylocke Print;
Steampunk Psylocke Print by MahmudAsrar

Sketches will be full figure, marker grayscale pieces on 9" x 12" paper for $140.

I'll have some signings and a panel with DC. Details below;

Thursday 10/11

5-6pm SIGNING (DCE Booth #1238)

6:30-7:30pm PANEL (DC Comics The New 52: Superman - Room 1A10)

Friday 10/12

10-11am SIGNING (DCE Booth #1238)

So I'll be seeing you there. Cheers.
Yep, that's right. I'm both on Instagram and Tumblr. Have actually been there gor a while too. In fact they both are my primary places to post my art now.

mahmudasrar.tumblr.com or mahmudasrar.com is where I post almost everything these days. Art, links, thoughts, whatever.

Also I,m mahmudasrar on Instagram. Again it's where I post lots of art and teaser stuff.

So go ahead and add me on both of those... If you want. It's not a hard sell. :)

Of course I'll continue to be a part of the DA community.

New York Comic Con 2012 Pre-Show Commissions

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 20, 2012, 11:49 AM


Fifth year in a row I'll at the Big Apple and attending NYCC. As always I'm very excited to be there. More info on my attendance can be found at the link below;

New York Comic Con 2012 October 11-14 www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Whos-C…

Commissions List Open

It's time for New York Comic Con pre-show commissions! Details below;

- $250 for Single character image rendered in grayscale with markers on 11"x14" art boards.

- Artwork will be delivered at the show. Please no requests for commissions to be shipped.

- A percentage of payment might be required exclusively via PayPal after confirmation of commission request. Remaining payment will be accepted on delivery of artwork at the convention.

- If interested e-mail me with your request here;
m_asrar@hotmail.com

There's no telling how many I can get done so getting in touch early would be a good idea. I'll get back to every commission request with a positive or negative reply. Please be patient. No other requests will be accepted at this time.

Aside from sketching at the show as well, I'll also be bringing along a new sketchbook and some prints.

Thanks!

Wizard World Chicago 2012 Pre-Show Commissions

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 12, 2012, 9:41 AM


Another first time attendance for me with this convention. Hope to see you there and have a good time. More info on my attendance below;

Wizard World Chicago 2012 August 9-12 www.wizardworld.com/mahmudasra…

Commissions List Open

The advanced commissions list is now open. These pieces will be single character images rendered in black & white greyscale markers on 11" x 14" paper. The price is $200. Some samples are below.

NYCC 2011 Steampunk Supergirl by MahmudAsrarNYCC 2011 Steampunk Batgirl by MahmudAsrarNYCC 2011 Supergirl by MahmudAsrar
  
If you are interested drop me an e-mail at m_asrar@hotmail.com.
I can't be doing too many of these so if you're interested please get in touch soon. These commissions are for Wizard World Chicago only. I'm not accepting other requests at this time.

Comic Con Paris 2012 Pre-Show Commissions

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 14, 2012, 12:40 PM


Happy to be attending Comic Con Paris for the first time this year. I will be signing, sketching, attending panels and even doing a workshop. Of course I'm looking forward to catching up with old friends and making new ones. Hope to see you there. More info on my attendance can be found below;

COMIC CON PARIS 2012 July 5 - 8, 2012 www.comic-con-france.com/en/in…

Commissions List Open

As of right now the list for advanced commissions for the convention is open. These commission pieces will be single character images rendered in black and white greyscale markers on 11"x14" paper. The price is €200. You can view some samples from previous years below;

NYCC 2011 Steampunk Supergirl by MahmudAsrar NYCC 2011 Steampunk Batgirl by MahmudAsrar NYCC 2011 Supergirl by MahmudAsrar
  
If you are interested please drop me an e-mail at m_asrar@hotmail.com.
I don't have too much time on my hands but I'll try to do as many as I can. These commissions are for Comic Con Paris only. I'm not accepting other requests at this time.

2012 Convention Schedule + Commissions

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:28 PM


Conventions

I'll be attending a few conventions this year. You can find them and their dates listed below. Click on the appropriate convention link for more info. Also keep reading for information on commissions.


COMIC CON PARIS - July 5 - 8, 2012
www.comic-con-france.com/en/in…
WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO - August 9 - 12, 2012
www.wizardworld.com/mahmudasra…
NEW YORK COMIC CON - October 11 - 14, 2012
www.newyorkcomiccon.com/
COMIC ACTION ESSEN - October 18 - 21, 2012
www.comicaction.de/php/index.p…


I will be adding specific and updated information on each convention as they come up.

Commissions

I will be trying to do pre-show commissions for each of these conventions. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept it goes like this; I draw commissions for you to be picked up at the convention. Simple.

These commission pieces will be single character images rendered in black and white greyscale markers on 11"x14" paper. I will post pricing details for each convention later. Next I will be accepting pre-show commissions requests for Comic Con Paris. More information on that tomorrow. So please check back.

2012 Eagle Awards Nomination!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 7, 2012, 10:11 AM


Eagle Awards


The 2012 Eagle Awards are open for voting. I've been once again nominated as "Favourite Newcomer Artist". You can go and vote for your favourites from the link below;

www.eagleawards.co.uk/voting/

İngiliz çizgi roman ödülleri Eagle Awards'ın 2012 adayları belli oldu. "Favori Yeni Çizer" dalında bu sene bendeniz tekrar aday gösterildim. Kendi favorilerinizi seçmek üzere yukarıda bulunan bağlantıdan oylama sayfasına ulaşabilirsiniz.

Happy Holidays & A Happy New Year!

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 24, 2011, 12:57 PM


Whatever you believe in or don't believe in, whatever you celebrate or don't celebrate, I wish you all the best in this Holiday season and coming new year.

Remember that you are loved and to share back the love.

Cheers!


Happy Holidays 2012 by MahmudAsrar

CBR Interview + Supergirl 4 Preview + Other Stuff

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 21, 2011, 9:05 AM


My wife is on Deviantart. Go check out her stuff; :iconyesimga:

Comic Book Resources conducted a comprehensive interview with me on my run on Supergirl and my "new style" on the book. It was a lot of fun. Check it out here; www.comicbookresources.com/?pa…

Also Supergirl #4 is out today. Go check it out. Here's a preview for your viewing pleasure; www.comicbookresources.com/?pa…

Life has been crazy busy as of late so I barely have the time to attend to my DA gallery. I just want to say that I really appreciate your comments, favs, watches and everything. It's all very appreciated. Especially the kind words about the birth of our son. A heartfelt thank you.

Cheers.

I'm A Father! + Other Stuff + Thanks!!!

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 30, 2011, 7:50 AM


Update 06/12/11

A heartfelt thank you to all of you for the kind words and well wishes! Me and my wife truly appreciate your sentiments. Apologies for not being able to get back to you all in person.

As for those of you who've been asking; We're naming our son Atom. :D

I'm A Father!

As of the 24th of November me and my wife :iconyesimga: are privileged to be parents of a beautiful baby boy. Not much to add, I guess. :D

Atom


Other Stuff

The Art Of Comics is having a %15 Holiday discount on all artwork available on the site until the 18th of December. So if you're interested in getting some of my original art this is a good chance. Be sure to ask about Supergirl originals as they might not be up yet. Just go here; theartofcomics.com

Finally...

Thank you so much for the kind birthday wishes. Unfortunately I didn't have much opportunity to get back to you about them. However, please know that they're very appreciated. Cheers!

Supergirl #3

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 15, 2011, 4:05 PM


Supergirl #3 comes out tomorrow. Be sure to check it out!

This issue I provided breakdown pencils for BillReinhold who provided his amazing skills to finish the pages. You can see a preview of the pages we've collaborated on below;

SUPERGIRL 3 p.1 Asrar by BillReinhold SUPERGIRL 3 p.2 Asrar by BillReinhold SUPERGIRL 3 p.3 Asrar by BillReinhold SUPERGIRL 3 p.4 Asrar by BillReinhold

A fully coloured and lettered preview can be seen here; www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20543…

Colours provided by Paul Mounts.

As of issue #4 I will be rendering the book entirely in markers. Dave McCaig will be back on board to provide colours too.

Supergirl #3 With Bill Reinhold + NYCC Aftermath

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 26, 2011, 9:15 AM


Supergirl #3 with Bill Reinhold

Be sure to check out Supergirl #3 in just a few weeks. BillReinhold was kind enough to bring on the awesomeness of his work over my humble layouts. The result was astounding! You can see for yourself below;

Supergirl 3 Asrar-Reinhold by BillReinhold


More info on Bill's involvement on the issue can be found on his journal entry here; billreinhold.deviantart.com/jo…

NYCC Aftermath

New York Comic Con has come and gone and as always it was a blast. I've had a great time with my friends Cinar, hakantacal and Sadaph-Ozgah. Of course it was a huge pleasure to catch up (as much as I could in a few days) with friends old and new. Much appreciation goes out to everyone who dropped by my table (which was at the ass end of the con) and said hi. Thanks!

I've also talked with John Siuntres for the Word Balloon podcast and with Paul Montgomery for a video interview for iFanboy. Both shows are out now so if you're interested check them out.

Supergirl

Finally I'd like to say that the response to Supergirl has been astounding! I really appreciate all the love and appreciation. Hope to make the book even better for you. We have some fantastic ideas coming up in future issues. It'll be a fun ride. Thank you for showing interest in our little book.