Event Caricatures!

 
Here’s a selection of drawings I did for visitors to a recent arts festival.  It’s nice to get out of the studio and experience some instant feedback from the public.
Booking information below!

 The  badge below signifies that Craig Boldman is a  TOP PERFORMER for event caricatures! Click it to be transported to Craig’s GigSalad page.Top Performer on GigSalad

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Convention appearance queries – Info here!

Art commissions – contact me at craig@craigboldman.com .
Also see my caricatures page!

Craig Boldman on Santa Rob Podcast!

Listen to Craig’s interview at the Santa Rob Podcast!
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I’ve spent plenty of time over the past couple of years drawing pictures of Santa for my Christmas Never Sleeps series, so of course I had to one day be interviewed by Santa Claus himself! I’m the guest on the latest installment of the Sleighing It With Santa Rob podcast!

Santa Rob Pugh asks me about the earliest days of my comic book career up until the present!  I invite you to listen to this week’s installment and every week’s edition of Sleighing It With Santa Rob podcast!

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Visit the WEBSITE SHOP for many of the comics mentioned in the podcast!

Cap’n Catnip can also be ordered directly from the printer (unsigned). This link will also show you the other great comics from HooHaa Comics (publisher of Cap’n Catnip)!

http://www.indyplanet.com/hooha-comics

Rob was extremely generous with his chat time. Even so, in retrospect, a few omissions, corrections, and loose ends, etc. occur to me that beg to be addressed. Continue reading Craig Boldman on Santa Rob Podcast!

Unboxing Jetta Raye No. 2!

I received my copies of Jetta Raye Adventures #2!
I contributed two items to this issue: A gag page called “Dramarama,” and a 9-pager entitled “Future Tense.” To get your first glimpse, check the video below!

And to get your own copy of Jetta Raye Adventures #2, click THIS LINK!

I did a similar unboxing of a previous Jetta volume, which you can witness HERE!

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Convention appearance queries – Info here!

Art commissions – contact me at craig@craigboldman.com .
Also see my caricatures page!

Batman Family Reunion Podcast!

Paul Keinzle and Shawn M. Myers graciously invited me to join them, with guest Jim Beard, for the latest episode of their podcast, Batman Family Reunion at the Fire and Water Podcast Network.  In this episode, we discuss The Batman Family #15 (DC Comics, December 1977).


The Batman Family was a DC Comics series that ran for twenty issues from 1975 to 1978. It focused on Batman’s supporting cast, mainly Robin and Batgirl. Silver- and Golden-Age reprints featuring obscure and forgotten characters rounded out the early issues.

Why I was invited:

Before I became a professional comic book writer, I was briefly and sporadically a comic book letter column contributor! In those days, young comic book writers-to-be caught the attention of editor Julius Schwartz by contributing letters of comments to his titles. That may have been my motivation for picking up my pen.

Continue reading Batman Family Reunion Podcast!

My Super Bowl Ad!

If you live in Ohio, you’ve probably seen a version of this commercial for Medical Mutual. It features me and my amazing TV granddaughter, Julia Paini! As you can see, Julia does the hard work while I just enjoy myself!

Originally slated to run in early 2022,  I was gratified to learn that the spot (and one other Med Mutual spot) was renewed to run through March of 2023. 

More than that, a version of this spot ran regionally (State of Ohio) during Super Bowl LVII, just before Rihanna’s Apple Music halftime show! This commercial has run in that slot in two consecutive Super Bowls!

I have appeared in commercials as a side hustle for years, and I’ll post some of them here from time to time.

Continue reading My Super Bowl Ad!

Jughead #87 Script to Page!

I just discovered my original script for a story called “The Old Ball Game.” It ran in Archie’s Pal Jughead Comics #87 (December, 1996). As it happens, this was actually one of my earliest Jughead stories. A few months later, my tenure as the regular Jughead writer would begin. (As of issue #89, I’d be teamed with new regular penciller Rex Lindsey for over 100 issues!)

I was especially glad to locate this particular script. I was able to see the pencils for the job before they were sent to the inker; a rare occasion for me. The great Stan Goldberg, who illustrated the story, had kindly gifted me with photocopies of his pencils.

I thought it might be interesting to show the progression of a story from script, to pencils, to the page, with inks by Mike Esposito, colors by Barry Grossman and letters by Bill Yoshida.

As you can see, I write (sketch) my Archie scripts in storyboard format as opposed to screenplay format. In my mind, this makes my intentions for each panel absolutely clear to the penciller, and reduces the risk for misinterpretation.

I never assume or expect that the penciller will follow my panel layouts, but they’re always welcome to.

Continue reading Jughead #87 Script to Page!

My Commercial (That I Never Saw)!

A decade ago today I was one of the on-camera talent in a commercial shoot for Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. I portrayed a husband driving his wife home from the hospital after her successful cancer treatment. They returned to their house where she enjoyed a celebratory homecoming.
I enjoyed the experience, but I regret that I have never seen the finished commercial, which never ran in my viewing area. I’ve searched for it online on YouTube and elsewhere with no success. However, I do have these few photos of the session .

Continue reading My Commercial (That I Never Saw)!

Event Caricatures!

Take a look at some drawings I did for the grand opening of the new offices of a local business. Thanks to everyone there for the great welcome!

if you’re interested in having me do drawings and caricatures for your event, investigate the links below.

i’m in the Cincinnati area, so distance is of course a factor.

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Convention appearance queries – Info here!

Art commissions – contact me at craig@craigboldman.com .
Also see my caricatures page!

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