Thursday, December 31, 2009



New Year's Eve is a good time to reflect back on the past year and going through some of our favorite entertainment pastimes. There's still a number of movies, albums and books I want to check out but here are some of my favorites of those that I DISCOVERED in 2009 (as some of these came out before then) and in no particular order.


Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes

Glasvegas Glasvegas

The Bird & The Bee Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future

Gomez A New Tide

Donavon Frankenreiter Pass It Around

Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career

The Decemberists The Hazards Of Love

Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid

Doves Kingdom Of Rust

Friendly Fires Friendly Fires

Sting If On A Winter's Night...

Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix



Fantastic Mr. Fox


Star Trek

Inglorious Basterds


Batman and Robin (Quitely issues)

Hellboy The Wild Hunt

Thor (Coipel issues)

Jazz Maynard T.3

The Rocketeer Deluxe Edition

The Umbrella Academy V.2

The Beckham Experiment

The Making of Star Wars

Graham Watson's Tour de France Travel Guide

Faces Sebastien Krueger

Drawn to Life Vol 1and 2

Daisies Wendling

Shane Glines Cartoon Retro 2

Fantagas Vol 2 Carlos Nine

Mark Schultz Various Drawings Vol 4

Didier Cassegrain SKetchbook #2

Have a great NEW YEAR!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #519 out this week

Uncanny X-Men #519 is out in stores this week. I will be posting up scans and an original art for sale list next week.

Happy Holidays!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #520 Final Cover Art

So here's the final colors for Uncanny X-Men #520 which Greg Land drew the interiors for (Greg did the cover for my issue, #519, and so in return, I drew the cover for his issue). I also did the cover for the March issue, Uncanny X-Men #522, alas, I'm not drawing the story. I return to the interiors with the April issue, Uncanny #523, which is part of the "Second Coming" crossover.


Monday, December 21, 2009

For Terry Dodson/Star Wars Fans

Dark Horse Comics has just released a new collection of "Star Wars The Thrawn Trilogy" which features all 3 miniseries (a total of 420 pages) with the first volume featuring the art of Olivier Vatine and Fred Blanchard, the 3rd volume the late great Edvin Biukovic and the middle volume with art by me and Kevin Nowlan and under theepic covers of Mathieu Lauffrey. I'm a life long Star Wars fan and I took a year off from Marvel Comics for the chance to draw this miniseries. It was a really labor of love for me and I was very happy with how with how it turned out.

You can get this book right now at Amazon for $23.37 - a heck of a deal-


Friday, December 18, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #519 Preview

There is an interview with writer Matt Fraction plus 6 pages of art previewed of Uncanny X-Men 519 here-


Uncanny X-Men #518 Page 8 Behind the Scenes

So, here's Matt Fractions page description with my thumbnail sketches all over it. I had a pretty good idea of how this page would look - just a matter of which way to tilt some of the panels.

Next is the partially finished page where I'm trying to nail down Emma's facial expression. Matt wanted to go with a Fellini feel to this - thus the 8 1/2 scaffolding in the background of panel 2 and Scott's Marcello Mastroianni inspired hair, glasses and suit. It was a fun change.

Finally, the finished pencils.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #518 Original Art Price List

Here's the list of original art from Uncanny X-Men 518-

Title iss pg price($)

Uncanny 518 1 $60.00
Uncanny 518 2 $60.00
Uncanny 518 3 $150.00
Uncanny 518 4 $200.00
Uncanny 518 5 $290.00
Uncanny 518 6 $140.00
Uncanny 518 7 $120.00
Uncanny 518 8 $440.00
Uncanny 518 10 $425.00
Uncanny 518 11 $400.00
Uncanny 518 12 $390.00
Uncanny 518 13 $140.00
Uncanny 518 14 $120.00
Uncanny 518 15 $120.00
Uncanny 518 16 $190.00
Uncanny 518 17 $140.00
Uncanny 518 18 $350.00
Uncanny 518 19 $280.00
Uncanny 518 20 $240.00
Uncanny 518 21 $290.00
Uncanny 518 22 $450.00

Scans of most of the pages can be found in the Files section of the Yahoo Group
and in the Store of All originals are black and white ink illustrations on 11 x17" bristol board (except the cover (13x19" bristol)).

If you are interested in a page, email -

terry at terrydodsonart dot com

to check on availability/reservation of page.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #518 now out in stores

Here's a look at the pencils, inks (by Rachel) and colors (by Justin Ponsor).

I will be posting up some more pages plus a list of original artwork for sale soon.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #518 Cover Final Art

So, here's the final art - this was done on a Mac Pro, using Photoshop CS3 and a Wacom Intuos Graphics Tablet (6 x 8"). This issue ships in December.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #514 page 9 Step by Step

This is a pretty straightforward talking page with the focus on Cyclops and Pixie - the trick was creating a page showing all the numerous X-Men and not spending forever drawing them all - as we only needed to know that they were in the scene not the focus.

The bikes were fun to draw - I used a version of the bikes I drew the X-Men drawing in one panel of Uncanny X-Men 500.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #514 page 2 Step by Step

OK, so here is the Matt Fraction page description and my little thumbnail sketch of the page. I had a pretty good idea of what this page would look like based on the description and so stuck pretty close to my initial sketch.

So I went through and drew all the figures first with the perspectives roughed in and then finished up the backgrounds last.

I had to draw Psylocke in a new "X-Men" wetsuit. After I drew her in the pencil stage with an open leg suit - I decided if she was going to be in the SF Bay she would need a full body suit so I added that before Rachel inked the page.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #520 Cover Sketches

The top drawing is the scan from sketchbook that is about 6 x 7" inches drawn with blue pencil and markers.

The 2nd drawing is the cleaned up "photoshop-ed" (CS3) version I sent in to Marvel for approval.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #520 Cover - Inks

Ok, here's Rachel's inks for the cover. Rachel inked directly over my pencils with a Windsor Newton Series 7 Size 2 Kolinsky Sable Brush, FW Acrylic Black Ink and Pro White and then erased the piece with a Grande White Eraser.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #520 Cover - Pencils

So here's the pencil version of the cover. It was drawn on 13 x 19" 3 ply Strathmore Bristol Board with a Prismacolor Col-Erase Light Blue Pencil and a Staedtler HB Lead Holder. After this was scanned, I redrew Wolverine's face (as it seemed too small) and added a more detail in the background (to give you more of the feel of a New York Subway and more of lighting/atmosphere) which you will see in the inked version.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #520 Cover Art

Here's the solicited version of the cover art for the January issue of Uncanny X-Men. I will post up the pencils and inks plus the final version of the colors.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #518 Cover - Development of a cover sketch

Ok, so here's my process for developing an approved cover sketch for the Uncanny X-Men 518 cover.

The first drawing is a 4x 5" sketch done in my sketchbook with blue pencil, and a black Pitt pen.

The second drawing is the cleaned up scan ( in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Tablet) that is then turned in a blue line drawing that I print out and

The third drawing is worked up over that blue line print out at the same 4 x 5" size

The fourth drawing is the scanned and cleaned (in PS) version

The final color sketch is the result of drawing and coloring in PS and getting the cover proportions dead on. This is the version that is sent off to Marvel for approval. You can see how it turned out from there below!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #518 Cover Pencils and Inks

Here's my pencils and Rachel's inks for this cover. The artwork is done on 13 x 19" Strathmore 500 Series 2 Ply Bristol Board and the tools are the standard ones. As I mentioned before I will post the final colors for this (as soon as I'm happy with them!).


Friday, September 25, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #518 Cover Art

Here's the solicited (not final) colors for the cover. I will post the pencils and inks as well.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Spider-Man cover revealed!

This is the cover for the What If House of M/Spider-Man coming out in December. I only did the pencils - it is being computer painted by someone else. However, Rachel is inking it for fun now, I'll post that up when she finishes it up!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Toronto Commissions now up on the website

I posted up 7 of the commissions from the Toronto show up on the website-


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Remember that Spidey sketch from about a month ago?

Here's a little sneak peek at how I ended up utilizing it! More to come!


Another Toronto Sketch

Hey, I got a bunch of sketches to post up but have been too busy with work to get around to it - however, here is one to hold you over.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dark Avengers Uncanny X-Men Exodus #1 (Utopia Part 6) now out

I drew about a 1/3 of the final part of the Dark Avengers Uncanny X-Men crossover and will be posting the artwork and original art list soon. My next issue of Uncanny X-Men will be #518 and out in December. TD

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fan Expo 2009 Toronto Post Con

I will post more pics, etc, but I'm back a day late and my bag, a day later! Here's a little Spidey action to hold you over!


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Toronto Weekend Update

Sat- 11:30-12:30 Artist Alley 12:30 -1:30 Marvel Signing 1:30 - 2:30 Signing 2:30 - end of show Artist Alley Sun: 11-12:00 Artist Alley 12-1:00 Signing 1:00 -2:00 Artist Alley 2:00 Seminar TD

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fan Expo Toronto UPDATE

I "should" be at my table (P31) in Artists Alley at 4pm on Friday to start taking a commission list before the Sketch Duel at 5pm and hopefully back to the table between 7-8 PM before my final signing at Marvel at 8-9pm.

See you there.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Fan Expo 2009 Toronto August 28-30

According to

Terry's Toronto Schedule
Friday, 5 PM - Rm. 714

Friday, 6:00 PM

Saturday 1:30 PM

Sunday 12:00 PM

I will be sketching at my table in Artist's Alley as well. Plus, I will be bringing original art and Bombshells Vol. 4 Sketchbooks to sell.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hero Initiative Wolverine 100 Project Cover Art

Here's my drawing for the Wolverine 100 Project featuring Wolverine and X-23. The drawing was done with pencil, Pitt and Copic Markers on a blank-cover Wolverine : Weapon X #1. This will be featured in the Wolverine 100 book and will be available for auction. More details at-


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Spidey Sketch

Here's a little Spidey sketch I did as a prelim for a cover I'm working on.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #514 Original Art list

Here's the list of original art from Uncanny X-Men 514-

Title Iss Pg Price $

Uncanny 514 1 $80.00
Uncanny 514 4 $450.00
Uncanny 514 5 $275.00
Uncanny 514 6 $750.00
Uncanny 514 7 $300.00
Uncanny 514 8 $500.00
Uncanny 514 9 $180.00
Uncanny 514 10 $375.00
Uncanny 514 11 $325.00
Uncanny 514 12 $275.00
Uncanny 514 13 $180.00
Uncanny 514 14 $190.00
Uncanny 514 15 $375.00
Uncanny 514 16 $400.00
Uncanny 514 17 $450.00
Uncanny 514 19 $375.00
Uncanny 514 20 $250.00
Uncanny 514 21 $290.00
Uncanny 514 22 $190.00
Uncanny 514 CV $3,200.00

Scans of the pages will be in the Files section of the Yahoo Group and in the
Store of

If you are interested in a page, email at

bmbshlter at yahoo dot com

to check on availability/reserve a page.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #514 Preview

7 Page preview up at Comic Book Resources

The book ships next Wednesday, the 14th.