Thursday, May 28, 2009

Drink & Draw!

A good group came out last night, I hope everyone had fun.
Check out some pics from the night!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Sorry I have neglected the blog here. I have been working on finishing up my story for Image Comic's Popgun Vol.4 as well as working on some sketch cards, going back and forth with publishers on projectA and picking up something brand new with projectB, a graphic novel that will take me into 2010. The bad part is that all of these projects are early in development or stuff that I really can't post. Either way, I don't know what else I will have coming out this year other than the 11-page Popgun story and a 12-page Fata Obstant story in the fall issue of Mysterious AdventureMagazine. 2010 is looking to be a bit more promising though. I'll always try to squeeze in some pin-ups or sketches for the blog here and at the Sketchjam. Here is a sketch I did of Atomic Robo, it's a bit wonky, but there it is.

*Also, in reference to my last post, Lyoto Machida destroyed Rashad Evans. Can't wait to see him take on and beat Rampage.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Random Thoughts

Okay, so I thought I would just throw up a couple random thoughts on MMA, Star Trek and coloring comic pages. First off, I'm a big fan of MMA and the UFC, maybe it's just because that's what I'm most exposed too, but I wanted to talk about two upcoming fights real quick.

Machida Vs. Evans for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship (UFC98). I am a big Machida fan, some people see him as boring but from the fights I have seen him in, he fights smart and picks his opponents apart and recently finished Thiago Silva with a vicious knockout. Evans has the heavy hands and better wrestling probably and the current luck that seems to shine on all of Greg's Jackson's guys, but I'm picking Machida here. I think he will implement a better strategy and win by decision and I think he will have the better cardio in the later rounds.

Penn Vs. Florian for the UFC Lightweight Championship (UFC101). I have always been a big BJ Penn fan, even though he rubs some the wrong way and has a bad attitude. His jiu-jitsu is on another level for MMA (he and Demian Maia have the best jiu-jitsu for MMA in my opinion) and he is the most flexible fighter I have ever seen. When his heart is in it, he is an elite level champion. That said, he got HOUSED by GSP in his last fight, but for whatever reason he did not seem to be in the best shape for that fight and he was fighting in a higher weight class as well. I think BJ is still the best lightweight in the world. While I do like Kenny Florian, I think he may be in the same boat as Rich Franklin and be the second best in his weight class. I'd like to see Kenny fight Diego Sanchez again and Sean Sherk again, but I think BJ will win this scrap in a close, tough fight. Kenny has better muay thai, but I think BJ's elite jiu-jitsu puts him over the top along with better boxing and better wrestling. I only hope this doesn't go to the 4th or 5th round where BJ may gas and get overwhelmed by Florian.

Also, last night I saw Star Trek, so if you haven't seen it, stop reading here and jump over to the SKETCHJAM where I just posted a new page. SPOILERS AHEAD!

I knew I was going to like this movie going in. I really enjoyed MI:3, and the trailer and casting looked outstanding. This movie was fun, exciting and hit all the right notes. I love sci-fi when it's done right and this is at the top of that list. One concern I had going in, and one I voiced to my girlfriend was how were they going to create suspense when we already knew the future of these characters. They answered that question perfectly with a timeline, alternate reality/future aspect. They reset the franchise, with new excitement, fresh blood and vigor, but kept the characters that everyone loved in the process. This is how to reboot a franchise properly and effectively. The casting was perfect, Karl Urban hamming it up was brilliant and Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine may have been born to play these roles. Eric Bana was fantastic as well. I cannot wait for the next two sequels, and hopefully more after that.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Support Indy Retailers!

My pal Brian @ now has my comic FATA OBSTANT up for sale. Khepri is unique in that it is an online retailer that deals mostly in indie books and he is a great champion of the little guy. He has always supported me, even buying books off of me for his personal collection. So for all your toy and graphic novel needs, hop on over and support him. Pay it forward people. See all of his news here - and order my books from him. Anyone who orders two or more of any of my stuff from Brian, let me know and I'll send a quick sketch your way.

Fata Obstant
Hurricane Kids

** Also, be sure to be checking out the Sketchjam!, it's been pretty active lately.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Hellboy on a plate!

This was done for the wall at S Bistro, currently hanging there are plates done by Erik Larsen, Whilce Portacio, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane and Jim Valentino.

Hop over to Ben Glendenning's site for a full, and entertaining photo strip of the FCBD events.

Monday, May 04, 2009

FCBD 2009 re-cap

Free Comic Book Day is always like a 1-day con for me and I enjoy it every year. It's not really an opportunity for me to make money since we do sketches for the HERO Initiative charity, but it's a good way to give back, and it's nice to see the local community come out year after year, and it's nice to see new faces as well. I did about 12 or sketches, not as many as others, but they were fun. Big thanks to Mike Malve at Atomic Comics for the hospitality and my fellow artists who showed up and kicked ass with me. I even drew a Hellboy sketch on a plate for a restaurants wall, how cool is that? Here are a couple sketches I did, and a shot of me drawing a Rocketeer sketch that was on on CBR for a little while.

Click for full size, more sketches later this week.

Friday, May 01, 2009


Just a reminder and always a fun time, like a 1-day con. Also I just decided that I will be giving away a free copy of the original Hurricane Kids comic from 2005 for anyone who buys a copy of the new Hurricane Kids Color Special tomorrow (while supplies last).

I will be at the Atomic Comics Paradise Valley location along with fellow deviants...

:icontonyparkerart: Tony Parker
:iconskulljammer: Ben Glendenning
:iconlegendkiller01: Albert Morales
:iconblacklist-da: Daniel Bradford
:iconmoonshaft: Terry Tibke

As always, we will be doing sketches for $5 donations to the HERO initiative, so come on by it's always a good time and it's for a great cause.

I will also have copies of my 24-Hour Comics Day Comic, Fata Obstant as well as copies of The Hurricane Kids Color Special (ideal for all ages) $3, and I have a few copies of Villains remaining as well for only $5 for the entire trade.