Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sneak Peak of Book Two... Part One

HERO's world gets a LOT bigger in Book Two

Chapter 8 page 21 of Book Two

HERO Book One is (almost) DONE!

Well, HERO Book One is almost wrapped and work on Book Two has begun (actually 21 pages of Book Two are done).  We will be passing the cover over to a colorist and begin working on a color version of HERO... More to come.

Also, check out the progress on FaceBook at

Sunday, April 24, 2016

HERO Update April 2016

Wow... We are almost there.  The Main 150 page story is DONE.  Penciled, Inked, Gray Wash, Digital Gray Tones and Lettering... Done.  The last 25 pages has been sent to my Editor and when he gets back to me and I make any and all adjustments... I'll be ordering a few proof copies for further review.  Whoo hoo.

I am also working on a 4 page Epilogue and an addition story at the end of the book... Both are coming along just fine. Here's a preview of one of the additional pages... More coming soon.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Update... Chapter 5

Just a quick update... As of today, Feb 28th I have completed the first 9 pages of the last Chapter, Chapter 6.

This is a pic of the first 5 Chapters (minus the additional 14 pages added through out the story... which I will add later).

Looking forward to wrapping up Chapter 6 and creating some proof copies to share with family, friends and artist friends.  Much more coming soon...


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Busy, Busy, Busy

So just an update on HERO...

Chapter 5 is complete and we have started on the final Chapter of book One, Chapter 6.

We also went back and added 14 additional story pages (3 in Chapter One, 3 in Chapter Two, 4 in Chapter Three and 4 in Chapter Four) to make the count for Chapters 1-5 a total of 125 pages.

This is the idea for the back cover and the pin up for Chapter 6.

More to come.


Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Art of Andrew Charipar... on FaceBook

Check out the new FaceBook page THE ART OF ANDREW CHARIPAR

HERO Update

Just a quick update on HERO.

These are the covers sketches for the first five mini comic previews.

We have finished Chapter 4 and have completed 90 pages... Penciled, Inked, Gray Toned, Lettered AND Edited.

Chapter 1: Our Hero gets a name
Chapter 2: HERO prepares to leave on his Adventure
Chapter 3: HERO starts his Adventure
Chapter 4: The 'Story Within a Story'
We have started working on Chapter 5: Where everything goes wrong!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Just a quick update on HERO.  I have finished all the art for Chapter 3 and have started on the lettering. I hope to have it all done and off to my editor by next weekend... And then on to Chapter 4. 65 pages in... still going...

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Preview pages for Chapter Three

A special preview of the third chapter of HERO,pages 51-53.

More coming soon


Ayla and I will be in NEW YORK on June 6th and 7th for the NEW YORK SPECIAL EDITION show. As soon as I have a table number I will pass that on but if you are in the area, come by and check out the preview copies of the first two chapters (plus a bunch more) of our new kid-friendly graphic novel HERO coming out the end of 2015 (Hopefully in time for the NEW YORK COMIC CON in October... but we will see)/


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Finished Hawkeye

This is the finished pin up of Hawkeye in action... It will actually be a story page in the third chapter of HERO and there is a reason it is mostly black and white (with only a little gray tones...)

More coming soon


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Hawkeye in ACTION!

In the third chapter of HERO, Hero and Pudge meet a Ferritine Archer by the name of Hawkeye.  He's a rather charming character who has a knack for Tall Tales... including the one this image will show...

Stay Tuned.


Saturday, March 21, 2015


I kind of made a deal with myself... If I did any non-HERO related art... I then had to do a HERO-related version.  I recently did a Hawkeye sketch but before did a HERO version of Hawkeye... who will actually make an appearance in the Third Chapter.  I also did a Hulk sketch so I did a HERO version of the Hulk.

First, I asked... what kind of animal could be a huge hulking creature... who is also Green?  Easy... A turtle.  Works out good cause there is a Turtle character in the 2nd book.  So here he is (at least a 'younger' version of the character...)

Just a few quick sketches...

 I was asked sometime last year about doing two sketch requests.  One for the Hulk and one for a Baby Hulk.  I told the requester that I was knee deep in a project but that if I had sometime to step away, I would give it a shot.

I recently wrapped up chapter 2 of HERO and forward it and the completely re-done chapter 1 to my editor and while I waited for him to go over it with a fine tooth comb... I had a little time.

So far I have done three sketches (the third I can't show it till the person gets them in the mail) but figured it was OK to post some here.

I have a small list of other stuff I need to work on so I might take this small break to whip out a few more sketches.... more to come.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sorry for the delay...

Wow, this has been a busy year.  I just wrapped up work on Chapter 2 of HERO (44 pages done) and I'm getting ready to tackle Chapter 3.  Chapter 2 took longer than I expected simply because I also went back and re-did all 25 pages of Chapter 1 (adding gray tones and fixing 'little' issues I had with the first 25 pages).

I'm excited about Chapter 3 because Hero and Pudge have begun their journey and there is a LOT of stuff I want to share about our little world.  Chapter 4 is also something kind of special.  Mike and I call it the 'story within a story' and I look forward to working on that chapter as well.  For now, just a peak at the last page of Chapter 2...

More to come

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

my new favorite page

HERO page 15.

Not sure why but I just like the way this one came out.  This is one of two pages I really liked how they came out and I'm pretty happy with the progress on the book so far.  I hope everyone will enjoy it as much as I have... when its finally DONE.



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Been gone awhile... but still working.

So after the New York Special Edition show in June, I have not posted too much here and I'm sorry for that.  The Show was fun, but a rather disappointment, and since I got back home I have been busy working on projects.

I'm heading off the the New York Comic Con in October but I will not have a table this year, i'm going as a fan and looking forward to hanging out, getting some original art work and seeing a bunch of old friends.  Next year I hope to secure a table, as well as have a new book to show off, so I will keep everyone posted.

As of right now, I am focusing on one project at a time withe the goal of actually FINISHING one of them by early next year.  My current project is HERO, the first chapter in an original graphic novel series created by me and my kids with illustrations by me and Ayla (if she ever has time!) and written by me and Michael. The first part of the story that introduces the main character is 14 pages and I am working on pages 11 and 12 now.  As soon as the art is done I will begin lettering the story.  I made a promise to my friend Todd in NY that I would have the first 14 pages COMPLETE by the time I saw him in NY, so that's the current goal.

More coming soon...


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sketch 073 of 100... FIONNA & CAKE

Sketch 073 is Fionna and Cake from the Adventure Time cartoon.

Soon to be a print available at the Special Edition New York later this month...


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sketch 072 of 100... ASTRID

Sketch 072 of 100 is Astrid from How To Train Your Dragon movies and cartoons.  She is one of my favorite characters from the series.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sketch 070 of 100... ELSA

Sketch 070 is Elsa from Frozen.  I wanted to try something so I did it on my kid-friendly version of the character first... and it kind of failed.  There is a layer of light gray on her arms and cape that also have the white splatter affect but the gray is so light that my scanner doesn't pick it up... ah well, another example of how the original is sooooo much better than the scan.

more coming soon


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sketch 069 of 100... MISA AMANE

Sketch 069 of 100 is Misa Amane from Death Note.

For those of you not familiar with Misa Misa, she is one of the main characters from the Manga series Death Note in which a black book, called a Death Note, will kill someone just by having their names written in them.  Its a lot more complicated than that, I know.  I've had this sketch sitting on my board for a long time and finally finished it.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sketch 068 of 100... JAKE and FINN

Sketch 068 of 100 is Jake and Finn from Adventure Time (with a little Ice King thrown in for good measure).

I might try to add a little color (at least grays) at little later on.  Right now I am trying to focus on 2 different kinds of sketches... small 9x6 (for quick and easy sales) and 11x17 (for sale as well as prints).  For the best results, i will be sticking to black and white (and some grays) for now.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Sketch 067 of 100... GODZILLA

Sketch 067 of 100... Godzilla.

Went to see the new movie with my son this weekend and was inspired.  I may make a few more adjustments but I am thinking about making this into another print.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sketch 066 of 100... THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Sketch 066 of 100 is Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.  This is my second full attempt at this drawing.  There were several things I did not like about the first pass and went back and started from scratch (well, almost).


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sketch 065 of 100... LEIA

Sketch 065 of 100 is Princess Leia from Empire Strikes Back.  This is the last of my Empire Back series.  Next up... The Empire Strikes Back jam... whoo hoo!

Sketch 064 of 100... BOBA FETT

Sketch 064 is Boba Fett and Han Solo in carbonite from Empire Strikes Back.

more coming soon

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sketch 062 of 100... CHEWIE and C3PO

Sketch 062 is Chewbacca and C3-PO from Empire Strikes Back.  This is the third in my series.

more to come

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sketch 061 of 100... LUKE and TONTON

Sketch 061 is Luke and Tonton (with a little Wampa thrown in for good measure).

More coming soon


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sketch 060 of 100... YODA and R2-D2

Sketch 060 is the first in my new series for Empire Strikes Back... Yoda and R2-D2.

more coming soon

Sketch 059 of 100... SPIDER-MAN and DEADPOOL

Sketch 059 is another Deadpool and a colored Spider-man.  I still have a few more of these on the board...



Friday, May 9, 2014

Sketch 058 of 100... DEADPOOL

Sketch 058 is... Deadpool(s).

more coming soon

Sketch 057 of 100... JAKE & FINN

Sketch 057 is Jake and Finn from Adventure Time times Two.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sketch 056 of 100... SPIDER-MAN, SPIDER-MAN

Sketch 056 of 100 is Spider-man and Spider-man.  I re-did one of the other Spidey's and colored it (red being the easiest color to work with) and I hope to do a few more in color. I can charge more for color, he he he


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sketch 055 of 100... SPIDER-MAN and DEADPOOL

Sketch 055 of 100 is actually two separate sketches but I am counting them as one... as I will do with all 9x6 sketches from here on out.... because I will need a lot of them... Spider-man and Deadpool.

One thing I learned from Free Comic Book Day... more Spider-man and more Deadpool.

Spider-man was my most requested sketch and Deadpool was second (Followed by Batman, Captain America and characters from Adventure Time (yeah, I know... ughh)).

more coming soon

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sketch 053 of 100... MY LIFE ON A LEASH 05012014

Sketch 053 of 100 is... a bit of a cheat.  This was a 'My Life On A Leash' strip that I have had planned for a few days now


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sketch 052 of 100... JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED

Sketch 052 of 100 is my first Blank Sketch Cover (at least in awhile) for Justice League United issue 0.  I combined all 5 of my JLU members sketches (plus Martian Manhunter) to make this happen. Whoo hoo.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Sketch 051 of 100... JLU's ADAM STRANGE

Sketch 051 of 100... JLU's Adam Strange!

This is the 24th in my 'kid-friendly' sketches and the fifth in the Justice League United theme.


100 Sketches in 101 Days... UPDATE

With only 47 days to go... 50 sketches Done!  Whoo Hoo!

I really like the 'kid-friendly' sketches (probably the reason why 23 of the 50 are 'kid-friendly').

more coming soon...

Sketch 050 of 100... JLU's ANIMAL MAN

Sketch 050 of 100... JLU's Animal Man!

I know, I know... I went for super cute on this one... he he he.


Sketch 049 of 100... ASTRA

Sketch 049 of 100 is Astra, the fifth commission sketch for a Star Wars RPG characters.  Astra is a Arkanian Off-Shoot Smuggler who flies a YT1300 (just like the falcon).


Free Comic Book Day 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sketch 048 of 100... JLU's GREEN ARROW

Sketch 048 of 100... JLU's Green Arrow!

This is the third in my series of the New Justice League United sketches and there is at least 2 more coming...


Friday, April 25, 2014

Sketch 047 of 100... JLU's SUPERGIRL

Sketch 047 of 100... The new JLU's Supergirl.

more coming soon...


Sketch 046 of 100... JLU's STARGIRL

Sketch 046 of 100... The new JLU's StarGirl.  I recently picked up the blank cover of issue one of JLU and have an idea of for a sketch on it... more coming soon.


Sketch 045 of 100... NIK'TCHAL CLIT'ORI

Sketch 045 of 100 is Nik'Tchal Clit'Ori, the Verpine doctor and the forth in my comission requests for Star Wars RPG characters.  One more coming soon...


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sketch 044 of 100... NAR'GOS A'KLA

Sketch 044 of 100 is Nar'gos A'kla, the third in the series of Star Wars RPG sketches.  Nar'gos is a Caamasi Bounty Hunter who uses an Ion Blaster.

more coming soon

Sketch 043 of 100... TERAK SCARBADINE

Sketch 043 of 100 is the 2nd in my Star Wars RPG series... Terak Scarbradine, the Barabel who uses a Gaffti Stick.

More coming soon

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sketch 042 of 100... RYTH'FAN'SIL'AXIS and N008-80T

Sketch 042 of 100 is a couple of characters from the Star Wars RPG named Ryth'fan'sil'axis and N008-80T.  Ryth is a Squib and N008-80T is a home-made IG-88 droid.  They were described to me as "the scared bunny race character who rides 'Master Blaster' style on an IG unit that he built from spare parts and forks."

This was a commission request (one of 5) so there will be more coming soon.