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Maichan's GALLERY of OTHER art and stuff

Postby maichan » Sat Jul 22, 2017 23:07 +0000

Here's some of my art and other collectible stuff that isn't from Stan Sakai...

Chris Schweizer



I will add artists and other collectibles as time permits.
Each artist will have their own individual post dedicated to them, and will be updated if new works arrive.
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Re: Maichan's GALLERY of OTHER art and stuff

Postby maichan » Sat Jul 22, 2017 23:24 +0000

Chris Schweizer
http://croganadventures.blogspot.com/
http://crogan.bigcartel.com/
https://www.patreon.com/ChrisSchweizer

I started collecting some of Chris' work late last year. I ordered a couple of books from his online shop back in October 2016.

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FB_IMG_1500835140579 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

Each book contained an interior drawing.

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FB_IMG_1500835275469 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

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FB_IMG_1500835157696 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

Then around December 2016, Chris was taking commissions for Star Wars characters. I jumped on the deal he had going, and ordered a few more things from his online shop - the Black Cat Jug Band, Schweizercraft Nativity Set & Companion Book, and Schweizercraft Santas.

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20170119_214717 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

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20170119_214847_001 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

After that I signed up on Patreon and became a supporter of Chris and have been getting more stuff on a monthly basis.
The Patreon level I signed up for entitles me to an original 4x6" watercolor drawing featuring the character or historical figure of my choice.
Here's what I've gotten so far...

For my monthly commissions I've been going back-and-forth between fantasy characters and historical or real people that have meant something to me through the years.

February

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20170223_213918 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

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20170223_213949 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

March

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20170327_122038 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

This guy looks kind of familiar... :lol:

USAGI YOJIMBO
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20170327_122116 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

April

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20170418_143357 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

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20170418_143420 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

May

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20170611_182342 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

HELLBOY
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20170611_182421 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

This month I also got the Star Wars sketchbook, and was pleased to see that many of my originals were featured in the book.

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20170611_182437 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

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20170611_182558 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

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20170611_182647_001 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

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20170611_182712 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

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20170611_182738 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

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20170611_182825 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

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20170611_183044 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

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20170611_183210 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

June / July
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20170722_174042 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

The June sketch is of one of my grandfathers - Opa Gillich - my mother's father. I never knew him, since he died long before I was born. He served in the German army in WWII, and was MIA in March of 1945 in the region of Gdansk. He was born Konrad Gillich on September 2 1904 in Rohr/Mittelfranken. He married Maria Mederer on November 13, 1927. They had 10 children, 3 boys and 7 girls.

I was a little hesitant in asking for this, and another that will be for next month. The reason being: both my grandfathers served in the German military during World War II. That sort of makes them Nazis. I have very few photos of my grandfathers, and the photos I do have are of them in military uniforms. Being that they were on the Nazi side of the war, I can understand if someone might not want to draw them. But Chris was gracious and understanding. They were a part of history, and they are part of my family heritage. I am not proud of that part of our history, but it happened and there's no changing it. Good or bad, this is my family.

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20170722_174131 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

GROO and RUFFERTO
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20170722_174122 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

I'll add more photos later, and edit this entry.....
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Re: Maichan's OTHER art and stuff

Postby Steve Hubbell » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:53 +0000

I really enjoy Chris Schweizer's art style, and I especially liked the style and concept of his Crogan's Family Adventure series, just kind of bummed out that it stalled out after only three books and a couple short stories. I also took advantage a while back of one of his Facebook commission offers and got a fantastic portrait of Stan and Usagi done in Chris' unique style. Definitely one of my favorite commission pieces.

If you haven't read it already, dig up a copy of his Crogan Family Adventures story that takes place in Japan the first chance you get, it is a fantastic little story. :D
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Re: Maichan's OTHER art and stuff

Postby maichan » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:33 +0000

I think I actually first found out about Chris here on the Dojo. I think Maka posted something a few years ago, and I sort of kept Chris and the Crogan Adventures filed in my head for future reference. Then last year I bought a few of his books online, that led to buying some art, and so that's where I am today.

I've been wanting to get Crogan's Family Adventure series, but don't know exactly where to start or what to get. I'm a little confused by the various titles published, and their order. Someone, maybe Maka, gave me some advice at one time, but I can't recall what I was told. I'd like to stick with the hardcovers... but won't rule out the softcovers. Any advice would be appreciated. :D
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Re: Maichan's GALLERY of OTHER art and stuff

Postby Eltanin » Sun Jul 23, 2017 17:31 +0000

Nice collection. I really like the style.
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Re: Maichan's GALLERY of OTHER art and stuff

Postby johnsonk513 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 19:37 +0000

Thanks Maichan, I hadn't heard of Chris before today. Looking at your items and the other goodies on his websites I had to sign up through his Patreon site :D Looking forward to starting my own collection.
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Re: Maichan's GALLERY of OTHER art and stuff

Postby Maka » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:52 +0000

Crogon's Vengeance is the first book and I would start there. I have the black and white version because that came out first. But Chris has since released color version (he did the coloring) of all three books. All three books are great. If you are a die-hard, he did a short eight page crogan story about a US black battalion for a Kickstarter project to get comics textbook into classrooms (which Stan donated cool stuff for a backing tier) a few years back.

Chris' commissions are very reasonable and he does amazing character design. His 555 book is fantastic and even has a "Maka" and a "Takahara" character in there. 8)

I learned about Chris because Stan recommended him here. Chris also did a great interview of Stan http://classic.tcj.com/tcj-300/tcj-300- ... schweizer/

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Re: Maichan's GALLERY of OTHER art and stuff

Postby maichan » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:03 +0000

Thanks for the comments!
Yep, Chris has a unique style that I like. I'm glad if I'm now able to turn someone on to his art, just like I was!

Maka wrote:Crogon's Vengeance is the first book and I would start there. I have the black and white version because that came out first. But Chris has since released color version (he did the coloring) of all three books. All three books are great. If you are a die-hard, he did a short eight page crogan story about a US black battalion for a Kickstarter project to get comics textbook into classrooms (which Stan donated cool stuff for a backing tier) a few years back.

Chris' commissions are very reasonable and he does amazing character design. His 555 book is fantastic and even has a "Maka" and a "Takahara" character in there. 8)

I learned about Chris because Stan recommended him here. Chris also did a great interview of Stan http://classic.tcj.com/tcj-300/tcj-300- ... schweizer/

Peace, maka


Thanks Maka! I'm going to have to get a hold of the Crogan books before they get too hard to find.

ha! I remember that you mentioned something about "Maka" being in the 555 book! :lol:
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