Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good Lord.

Another year has flown by, another year in which I had nothing new out, other than a self-published 24pg comic. Next year should be a lot better for me, career-wise. I'm putting together a proposal with a fantastic writer with a great hook, and good chances at a couple different publishers, all I need to do is deliver. I'm also writing a proposal with an amazing artist attached that I think may have a good shot landing somewhere, so I'm equally excited about that. With the added fact that every year I seem to pick up more and more freelance work, I have high hopes for 2009. 2008 had it's ups and downs, but it's all in the past now and it's time to move forward.

Here is something I posted yesterday to the Sketchjam, but I added some zip-tones to it last night.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hop along...

Over to the Sketchjam, where I'm posting 3 new commissions today.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Guess who's back?

I hope everyone had a great holiday, I've been dying to post a couple of commissions I did earlier this month but I wanted to wait until they had been delivered to the buyers. So I'm going to post this Sinestro/Guy Gardner, this one was a bit tricky as it was difficult to show both characters "head-on" and this was the second version, there was actually a fully penciled and partially inked version I scrapped.

And because I can't wait to post this, here is a Hulk I did. I love drawing pin-ups of the Hulk.
I hope you like it Reid, it's on it's way to you later this week.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

busy busy busy bee

I finally wrapped up the Fata Obstant and Hurricane Kids projects and got them off to the printer. Now for the rest of the month and January I will be working on a new pitch with a great writer that we are very excited about, I have a couple commissions lined up and I agreed to do an 8-page short for my friend Brian at Microbrew Comics. I had a blast working on The Hurricane Kids book but towards the end there, it was getting a bit tedious. I did all the artwork including colors and lettering and it was just too much, it will be a while before I agree to color any more stuff. So now I am just excited to get back to drawing after about 3 weeks of coloring. I'll be doing alot of stuff in conjunction with the Phoenix Comic-Con next month including a few panels so I'll be sure to post about that when everything is locked in. Also, a redesign and proper site for is up, so check that out for previews of my two new books.

Sunday, December 07, 2008


Just a sketch, done after hours of coloring, to clear the pallette.

Friday, December 05, 2008


So every year my kids' school has a winter fair, where they help raise money by selling tickets to kids and their parents and then we proceed to use those tickets to play games, buy little gifts, eat, etc. It's a way of getting around just paying cash for all of it, which I'm sure falls into another tax bracket, and possibly into illegal gambling, but anyway...... tickets. So one of the rooms gets filled with the previously mentioned trinkets like pencils, stones, chalk and the like and they sell them for like a buck (sorry, ticket) a piece. This year, instead of just buying and donating something typical, I decided to make up a batch of original, winter-themed sketchcards. I forgot to scan them, so please forgive the crappy cellphone pictures.

Hopefully they don't all wind up in the trash.

Monday, December 01, 2008


Ugh. I have been busy coloring these Hurricane Kids pages and it really hammers home a couple points. I am not a colorist. I can get by, and sometimes I have fun at it, but I don't really enjoy it overall and it is very time consuming for me. I also realize that after the layout and inking stage, I don't have much energy left for the rest of the page, so I'm worried that the colors will show a lack of commitment. That said, it's something that needs to get done, so here are a couple things that have been getting me by;

Harry Potter Audio Books. I was reading on artist Ryan Stegman's Twitter about how he was going through all the books and I thought I would enjoy it. I've read them all already, and seen all the movies, but listening to the books while I work has been very enjoyable. I'm about 2/3rds through Chamber of Secrets and am very much looking forward to hitting the meat of the series in books 3-5.

Netflix Instant Watch feature. I can't really watch any movies while I work, but I listen to their selection of stand-up features. So far I have listened to Zach Galifianakis, Joe Rogan, the wonderful Sarah Silverman "Jesus is Magic" special and the very forgettable and unfunny Vince Vaughn Wild West Comedy Tour. Maybe I'll que up Eddie Murphy's RAW next, or put on a movie I've seen a bazillion times, just for the dialogue and background noise. The only real problem with this feature is that it's selection is limited, but I may venture into the documentaries next.

Anyone have any good ideas? I've tend to only listen to the Sidebar podcasts and I know there are a bunch of good other ones I'm missing out on.