Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New York Comic Con 2014!

NYCC 2014! 

I thought I would make a new post specifically for my NYCC events! Come see me at my 2 events at NYCC on Sat and Suday! 

I'm very honored and humbled to be a part of these 2 events: 

1. On Saturday, I will be on the "Creatively Energizing Your Students with Comic Books and the Arts" panel!
&
2. On Sunday, I will be giving a live demo On the Cintiq of the MY LITTLE PONY artwork I created for BronyCAN 2014! 

Here's a more detailed look at what the events are about:

First on Saturday, October 11- I will be on the "Creatively Energizing Your Students with Comic Books and the Arts" panel.
From 11:15 am-noon in Rm1A05: 
I am looking forward to talking about working in comics and helping kids in the arts. Below are the other inspiring members of the panel that are joining me and some pics from my last event at the Ronald McDonald House drawing comics with the great kids there!

Included on the panel will be such Kids Comic Con luminaries as:• Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (puppeteer and voice of Sesame Street’s Abby Cadabby)• Noel MacNeal (Writer, Director, Puppeteer, voice of Bear in the Big Blue House)• Ray Felix (Executive Director of Bronx Heroes ComicCon, educator, Broadway/movie/TV art director, comics writer: A World Without Superheroes)• Diana Leto (Designer/Production Artist: Sesame Street, artist for Cave Girl comic strip and IDW’s My Little Pony comic book)• Alex Simmons (KCC co-founder, educator, playwright, comics writer: Archie, Tarzan, Scooby Doo)• Paul Castiglia (comics writer-editor-historian: Archie, Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) • Mike Lopez (educator and moderator of the panel)

On Sunday, October 12- I will be giving a live demo On the Cintiq of the MY LITTLE PONY artwork I created for BronyCAN 2014! 
From noon-1pm at the Wacom Booth: 
I will show how I created the cover artwork (shown below- where the Mane 6 are fighting the changlings) and will describe my process from sketch, to inks, to final colors!


Friday, October 3, 2014

October Pancakfest! Diana Leto's upcoming October events!

This October I am a busy pancake! Starting tomorrow, my October Pancakefest events begin! Here are the events!

Saturday, October 4th: Ronal McDonald House Chararity Event! 
Tomorrow I am taking part in a great private charity event for the Ronald McDonald House!
I created this flyer for this private event that 
is being co-run by Kids Comic Con for NYC's patients and their families, as well as patients/families from other NYC-area children's hospitals/care facilities. 
I'm really looking forward to this fun event tomorrow and am bringing some fun artwork to hand out!

Here's the flyer:



The rest of my October Pancakefest includes:

New York Comic Con! 
On Saturday, October 11- I will be on the "Creatively Energizing Your Students with Comic Books and the Arts" panel. 
from 11:15 am-noon in Rm1A05: 
Included on the panel will be such Kids Comic Con luminaries as:• Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (puppeteer and voice of Sesame Street’s Abby Cadabby)• Noel MacNeal (Writer, Director, Puppeteer, voice of Bear in the Big Blue House)• Ray Felix (Executive Director of Bronx Heroes ComicCon, educator, Broadway/movie/TV art director, comics writer: A World Without Superheroes)• Diana Leto (Designer/Production Artist: Sesame Street, artist for Cave Girl comic strip and IDW’s My Little Pony comic book)• Alex Simmons (KCC co-founder, educator, playwright, comics writer: Archie, Tarzan, Scooby Doo)• Paul Castiglia (comics writer-editor-historian: Archie, Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) • Mike Lopez (educator and moderator of the panel)



Also at New York Comic Con! 
On Sunday, October 12- I will be giving a live demo On the Cintiq of the MY LITTLE PONY artwork I created for BronyCAN 2014! 
from noon-1pm at the Wacom Booth: 
I will show how I created the cover artwork (shown below- where the Mane 6 are fighting the changlings) and will describe my process from sketch, to inks, to final colors!

On Saturday, October 25th: Jim Hanley's Universe Halloween Signing with Paul Castiglia!
I will be at Jim Hanley's Universe Comic book store to sign copies of THE HALLOWEEN LEGION (The Halloween Legion ™ Diana Leto and Martin Powell) and selling Halloween themed sketch cards including THE CAVE GIRL and MY LITTLE PONY! I will be signing my work alongside the great writer Paul Castiglia (comics writer-editor-historian: Archie, Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
More info to come on this event soon!





Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My Little Pony: Variant Cover made for Core Games exclusive for BronyCAN!

Very excited to fully display my first MLP cover that I created as an exclusive variant cover for BronyCAN!
SOoo much fun to draw! Hope you all enjoy!


It's an exclusive cover sold by Core Games but I am going to see if I can get some copies for some of my fans asking me about it! (and thank ye fans for asking about it, its very much appreciated!)
I will also be showing more original artwork and the availability for commissioned work on my site soon!
http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/File:Comic_issue_22_Core_Games_cover.jpg
 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

RIP Robin Williams, 1951-2014

A quick sketch of Robin Williams. He brought so much laughter to us all. Personally, I always felt that you could see that he experienced pain and he often talked about sadness of life but he choose to bring laughter to our lives. Thank you Robin, you will be missed. RIP.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Diana Leto at San Diego Comic Con 2014!

Come see me at SDCC 2014!
I will be there for 3 fun events! 
Firstly will be the amazing Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc™ Panel!
Then afterwards I am giving 2 live demo's at the Wacom booth! 
The first demo is for Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse upcoming Jungle Tales of Tarzan! 
The second is for My Little Pony!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SeaBreeze, My Little Pony, says Do your work! Don't procrastinate!

Just for fun, I drew Seabreeze from My Little Pony. I thought it would be fun to draw her reminding me to do my work because I thought this character was so quirky and really well executed. I could hear her outspoken voice yelling at me as I drew it! Thanks Seabreeze, back to work for me.

Enjoy all, hope it makes ye laugh!



Monday, May 26, 2014

My new bio for ECOF and more!

This is me surrounded by my work and work that inspires me. I've also included my bio and my new CAVE GIRL POSTER!

I hope you guys will subscribe today to follow the Cave Girl and more ERB classic comics AND to enter the Cave Girl T-SHIRT RAFFLE!

http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/comics/


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Nadara, THE CAVE GIRL, wishes you a HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

NADARA WANTS YOU! 
Celebrating Memorial Day with an exclusive retro-styled poster for this week’s Cave Girl comic strip! Will YOU join the Cave Girl and be a HERO?!?
For a Limited Time, subscribe this week and be one of 3 lucky winners who WIN THIS EXCLUSIVE ART ON A T-SHIRT! 




To enter, forward your e-mail receipt from ERB Inc Comics to: NADARA@LetoStudio.com
Join the adventures at Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.™! Only $1.99 per month for ALL weekly series comic strips!
http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/comics/ 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Diana Leto Sketchbook: THE APARTMENT with Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon & BOARDWALK EMPIRE's Kelly MacDonald as Margaret Schroeder

Recently watched the movie THE APARTMENT and was charmed by it's story and style. I did this sketch and india ink washed inspired by the amazing performances from Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon. I love seeing people with such character in films! 


 Also, Just started watching Boardwalk Empire and did a quick sketch of Margaret Schroeder here. Kelly MacDonald has such a wonderful look to her and she's a brilliant actress. 
Enjoy all!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

THE CAVE GIRL, Episode #23: The Hero Rises!

Artists are often suspected of drawing their own image into their characters.
In this case, I admit using my own childhood photos as a model for the young CAVE GIRL Nadara.





Looking forward to diving in more to Nadara's past in next weeks episode entitled: THE MYSTERY OF THE CAVE GIRL!
Hope you will all join us at EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS INC.™!