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Monday, April 16, 2012

Listen Live with Ric Meyers and Matt Triano, April 18th, Wednesday!

Artist Matt Triano and writer Ric Meyers, represented by Eva Ink Artist Group, live on the Radio Wednesday night. Here's how to listen as Matt talks about his new work at Zenescope and Ric discussing his new movie "Films of Fury!"

Go here to listen live starting at 9:00 PM April 18th:


From the site:

"This week on a DOUBLE DOSE of Where Monsters Dwell goodness, we get back to our old ways a bit and bring you two feature length interviews with a couple of interesting dudes.

First is Matt Triano. Matt has written and drawn comics for collections and anthologies by publishers such as Moonstone, DC and Atomic Press. His art can currently be seen in works for Robin Hood Charities in New York, Moonstone (Captain Action), Zenescope (Grimm's Myths and Legends), The Discovery Channel and Marvel Trading cards (Marvel Characters), as well as a Batman story for the "DC Halloween Special."

As if that weren't enough, we then have a special interview with Ric Meyers. Ric was the first non-martial artist to be inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame for his contributions to the martial arts film industry. He's contributed to Starlog magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland, he's written novels starring such characters as The Incredible Hulk and Dirty Harry and has more than two dozen other books of fiction and non-fiction to his credit.

If you have a question for Matt or Ric, feel free to post it on our Facebook wall or give us a call at 506-453-4949."

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Time to Vote for the Harvey Awards: "Nick Cardy: The Artist at War." Deadline to vote is April 16th!

Hi Ya'll!

It's time to vote for the Harvey Awards! And of course I have a great suggestion for you: "Nick Cardy: The Artist at War" from Eva Ink Publishing. It fits perfectly into this category:



Ballots can be downloaded from HarveyAwards.org and completed forms can be e-mailed to harveyballots@hotmail.com.

Ballots are due for submission by Monday, April 16th, 2012.

If you are a comics pro, please vote. I humbly suggest: "Nick Cardy: The Artist at War," a biographical and historical work about this great artist. Nick, a prolific artist, sketched his entire time overseas during World War II, and the journal is presented here, and one man's journey through the war, as told via his artwork. And shows the the foundation of the man that would then go on to be one of the best storytellers and designers at DC Comics after the war.

We hope you'll vote for this book. And also hope you'll check out a copy someday. It is afterall, a book almost 70 YEARS in the making.

The Harvey Awards themselves take place at the Baltimore Comic Con in September. For more information on the convention, go to: http://baltimorecomiccon.com/

--Renee Witterstaetter

Eva Ink Publishing

Eating Manhattan: Off Houston Street, a Double-Header

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

SNEAK PEEK-- "Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash" DVD

Our new book, "Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash" in knee deep in production. It's not too late to order yours either through evaink@aol.com or via Diamond Distribution.

In the meantime, here's our first crack at the DVD cover. Each hardcover book will come with one of these little beauties packed inside, featuring an indepth interview with Mr. Cardy himself.

Renowned commercial artist, illustrator and designer from DC Comics' Golden days, Nick Cardy, has been drawing his whole life. And one thing that has always made his work stand out is his design sense and his sense of humor. In "Wit-Lash." Cardy talks about his career and his life, and what makes his art so different.

Artwork featured in this volume has not been explored in this way in any other publication. Available in a Signed edition, as well as an Exclusive Signed/Sketch edition. Both versions come with an exclusive DVD featuring a sit-down interview with Cardy, packaged with the book.

Ya gotta have one (or two). We all need all the fun we can get, and this book full of joyous artwork that gives us just that. :-)


Monday, April 9, 2012

WAKE UP! Wizard Toronto and Chicago C2E2 This Weekend--Golden, Witterstaetter, Ramos, Calero Booked!

Chicago and Toronto-- Is all that holiday candy making you sleepy? Well, wake up already. There are two great shows this weekend to get you up and going, with plenty of great guests to go around.

Michael Golden, Renee Witterstaetter and Rodney Ramos will be at Wizard Toronto this weekend. Contact us for sketch details. Golden and Ramos will have prints and artwork available. Witterstaetter will have copies of her new books, including "Nick Cardy: The Artist at War," and "Kerry and the Scary Things."

Michael Golden will be conducting his signature class in storytelling as well!

Meanwhile, in Chicago, Dennis Calero will be at C2E2. Currently penciling "Captain Victory" for Dynamite, as well as doing some fantastic covers, you can see the work of this amazing artist on stands right NOW!

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Yolks on You! The art of decorating Easter Eggs!

One of my fondly remembered Easter traditions was decorating my basket of Easter eggs. Granted, we were usually limited to food coloring, crayons, and stickers. Later they made those little plastic sleeves that shrink to fit the egg, but those always seemed like cheating to me.

I really loved making my dozen or so eggs to then take to my Grandmother's and hide in her yard. Some years we had nearly 85 of those brightly colored orbs, and a half dozen or more kids to look for them. And my poor Maw Maw would invariably find rotting eggs in her yard when she planted her flowers in the Spring. Hey, we tried to find them all.

Now, when given the chance, I still get a thrill decorating eggs for the occasion, and mostly for my own amusement.

So, I love this article on Huffington Post and these really creative eggs. Take a peek. The art is alive and well.

Full Post Here, and below, the ones that I found the most fun! :-)


Coloring and decorating eggs has long been an Easter tradition symbolizing new life and rebirth, but let's be honest: just dipping eggs in pink food coloring is a little boring. Thankfully though, some people have gotten WAY more creative with their egg-decorating designs -- whether they're for a holiday or not.

We found 21 super original and awesome Easter eggs (full of pop culture references) from people who really went above and beyond. Check them out below:

Monday, April 2, 2012

Eating Manhattan: Takes to the High Line (and the food trucks below the sky!)

With the High Line in my own backyard in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, it took an invite from the adventurous Kenny to get me to climb the old rusty stairs and discover a whole new world in the sky.
According the website on this newest of parks: The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan's largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980. The last load being a few cars of frozen turkeys apparently.

Friends of the High Line, a community-based non-profit group, formed in 1999 when the historic structure was under threat of demolition. Friends of the High Line works in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park. 

The project gained the City's support in 2002. The High Line south of 30th Street was donated to the City by CSX Transportation Inc. in 2005. The design team of landscape architects James Corner Field Operations, with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, created the High Line's public landscape with guidance from a diverse community of High Line supporters. Construction on the park began in 2006. The first section, from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street, opened June 9, 2009. The second section, from West 20th Street to West 30th Street, opened in 2011.

What I loved about the High Line and my visit there was the feeling of being in the city, yet being out of it at the same time. Wonderful plantings abound along with little creative art nooks and comfortable seating with panoramic views. It's a great place for a picnic or a quiet read. I'd suggest going during the week if you can instead of the weekend, when it can be super choked and way too busy. Going during the week is such a peaceful juxtaposition. :-)

On the night that Kenny and I went, it was also the celebration of the newest part of the elevated park opening, and true to their word, food trucks were on hand at West 30th street, under the Highline, offering a wide array of wonderful food including crispy calamari, Kimchi Tacos, and Baklava. We decided to try many small plates of many things to share, and were not unsatisfied. It's a great way to try EVERYTHING and not be stuffed. Local fresh brewery offerings are also usually available.

It's hard to review the trucks at West 30th, since the food offerings at the High Line do differ from Day to Day, so be sure to check the times and any food listings on their site. Plus anyone serving there does have to go through a rigorous approval process, so they know their culinary stuff. And it's just fun sitting in this refurbished area, and know that it is saved as a park for future explorers!

Check out all things High Line here:


I can say though that if Kimchee Taco is there, you gotta try it.

In addition, the High Line is always hosting some fun events. Here are a few coming up for Earth Day this month:

Earth Day celebration on April 22: Celebrate the end of High Line Spring Cutback and the beginning of spring with a day of community festivities at the High Line.

High Line Kids: Earth Day in the Sky on April 22: Families, celebrate Earth Day with live music, a giant communal mural, face painting, wildflower seed balls you can grow at home, and the Children’s Workyard Kit.

So, go ahead, claim your little piece (of Baklava maybe?) in the sky!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Golden and Witterstaetter at Wizard Toronto!

Next up on our world tour for 2012 is Wizard World Toronto, April 14-15th.

Hope to see some of you there. Michael Golden will be conducting his class in storytelling, which is always packed, so get there early for a seat! Michael's rules of good storytelling apply to any form you may be interested in, be it comics, film, animation, novels, you name it. You'll walk away with some new tools to think about for your craft.

For information on sketches and books contact Renee at: evaink@aol.com

Renee Witterstaetter will also be at the convention, with her newest books "Nick Cardy: The Artist at War," "Kerry and the Scary Things," and a preview of "Joe Jusko: Maelstrom," which will be in stores next month.

For more information go to: www.wizardworldcomiccon.com

For more information on Michael Golden go to:


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Company Website: www.evainkartistgroup.com