Thursday, May 31, 2007


I did a pretty shitty thing tonight, but I'm watching Sarah Silverman on cable, so it's a toss up for how this night has gone.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I haven't uttered a word out loud in 3 hours. Normally that is not so alarming, but it is becoming an unwelcome trend.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Here are a bunch of random panels from a project I just started, it's essentially a fill-in for an upcoming Graphic Novel for Viper comics, can't post too much, it has a tight deadline but I never turn down work, hopefully it comes out looking fairly nice. So I have been working fairly hard, just not alot of stuff I can show right now. I hope to have much bigger news to announce later this summer.

Monday, May 21, 2007

The greatest thing on earth.....

A little departure for me today, I normally do not post very personal thoughts on here, I believe that every little piece of my soul is a chink in my armor of baddassery, so every little bit I give away is potentially arming my enemies against me. Today I'm willing to take a chance to tell you about something that is very dear to me.

UCC Apple Tea. The nectar of the gods and the well of life I drink from. During my time in Okinawa I drank as much of this as possible, and thanks to a very generous allowance from my fine parents, I drank a lot. Since my departure, it has been sparse and my longing for it continues to go unfulfilled. I think I have found it online, packaged differently, but tasting very similiar at Ito En. However, besides being very expensive for a case, my longtime confidant, and world renown Okinawan Tea expert, John Feller, has informed me that they are not indeed the same, and UCC is only available in Okinawa.

So in my quest to quench this raging beast inside my taste buds, I have searched long and far for a substitute (although it is an insult to UCC Apple Tea to do so). I have tried and failed to brew my own, but the recent surge in flavored bottled teas has brought some satisfaction. Lipton makes a citrus flavored tea that is decent, but sweetened with High Fructose Corn Syrup. My current selection is Snapple White Tea, Green Tea flavor. It is very good, not UCC good by any stretch, but it does the job.

So until I find a source for importing the UCC at a reasonable price, I will continue to search for a reliable substitute, and long for the times, few and far between, when I am able to smell the aroma of the Gods, and taste perfection in a bottle again.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


so, I really like X-Men: The Last Stand, and I don't care who knows it. It's the closest to a comic book I've seen on the big screen. Also, some serious shit has been dropping on the SketchJam blog lately by Charlie Clark, damn that kid is good, if he doesn't get in his own way. Go. Look. Comment. Be Happy. Make me happy.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

New Stuff - May 2007

Here is some new stuff I have worked up over the last couple weeks for a potential project, these pages were made to show the publisher, the first batch wasn't what he was looking for, so per his request I went back and slightly altered some stuff and my style, so hopefully the second group will pay off.


and the newest batch, done this week -


Sunday, May 13, 2007

a productive night -

working on the sketchjam anthology and sweating my nuts off. It is hot. No doubt about that.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

random 05.09.07

Ever hear of the "piss rule". (My apologies for the language) It goes something like this; You never have to take a leak until you have finished your 3rd beer, but then you have to go after every sequential beer. It's math. It's a fact, and it doesn't matter the volume, 3 bottles or 3 pints, it makes no difference. It's fact. Like physics, it has never ceased to be 100% accurate, in my case anyway.

Today was no better (see last post)


Scrubs is a really, really good show.

All of today sucked except the 30 minutes I played with the boys and a 6 minute phone call. 36 out of 1440, that's .025% of a good day, maybe tomorrow will be better.

That's all for now.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Weekend Round Up - Free Comic Book Day 2007

This past weekend was Free Comic Book Day 2007 and I loved (almost) every minute of it. Once again this year Mike Malve of Atomic Comics, comic fan, retailer and all around PIMP, took wonderful care of everyone and while I wasn't able last year to enjoy all the festivities, this year I soaked them all in. Friday night I arrived at the Hilton's hospitality suite just in time to hop a ride to a courtesy viewing of the latest (and hopefully last) Spider-Man movie. This one was terrible and while I loved the the generosity of Mike, this was the low point of the weekend for me. Best part was the trailers for Order of the Phoenix and The Bourne Ultimatum. After the movie we all piled back in the cars and headed south to a fantastic Drink and Draw that was set-up for us at a wonderful local place called Pita Jungle. I love Pita Jungle, I love drinking and I love drawing, so it was perfect. The best part was getting to meet some of the other artists and we all sketched on a giant bed sheet that Mike is giving to the Phoenix Children's Hospital, hopefully the kids like it. I shared a crazy cab ride back to the hotel with Francisco Herrera, I was so busy talking his ear off I apparently missed the 3 cop cars the driver almost hit and the red light he ran.

The next day was the signing and sketching at The Atomic Comics Mesa location with myself, Marat Mychaels, Shannon Denton, Scottie Young, Rick Remender and Jim Hanna. Our store was cool because everyone there was an artist and could do sketches so we all kept pretty busy. Scottie is a pimp and overall we all had a blast and the line was pretty busy all day long. Spider-Man was there and his line was about 3 times the size of ours, kids love the guys in spandex (yeah, kinda creepy).

After the signing we all hung out by the pool and shot the shit, we had a lovely dinner afterwards and then I called it a night. Overall the weekend was great and I'm glad I got to meet and hang out with alot of cool people, so thanks to Scottie Young and Casey, Josh Blaylock and Courtney, Shannon, Francisco, Marat, John Layman, Patrick Sherberger, all the other creators that I really didn't get to talk to much, the Atomic Comics staff and especially Mike Malve for for making it an awesome weekend.

Me, Scottie Young and Rick Remender

Francisco Herrera sketching Spidey, next to Scottie's Joker

cross posted to myspace + sketchjam