Monday, June 29, 2009

Commission Drive!

The rule of 3's seems to apply to a lot of things, and it hit me this past week as another car broke down and an A/C unit had to be repaired. I try not to be one to complain too much and I try to make the best of a bad situation. So if any of you had wanted to possibly get a commission from me, or know anybody that might, the timing couldn't be better.

$30 for a 9x12 b/w character.
$15 for a color sketchcard (1-figure)

Please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Style + Mood

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Last night I was coloring up some pages and realized while they were just fine, they were missing something. They told a clear story and hopefully look nice to the viewer, but they seemed to be missing something, in my eyes at least. A few years back I was going back and forth with a publisher about a book that I was going to do with a writer. The publisher liked my work but suggested I add some more shadows and heavy blacks. I did and I've loved the result ever since. That project never went anywhere, but I think my style lends itself very well to the heavy black shadow look. While my stuff doesn't really look anything like Mignola or Miller, I do use their influence heavily when spotting blacks.

So I was thinking about how much I love working like this and decided to just sketch up a new promo piece for a very old concept of mine. Meet Ethan Ellis is something I came up with even before The Hurricane Kids, so probably around 2000, or very early 2001. I've recently been thinking of a new direction to take the story in that I think will be a lot of fun. We'll see, nothing is going to happen anytime soon with it I don't think. Or maybe....?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

All over the map!

So I thought I would take an opportunity to let anyone who cares know where they can follow me online. I tend to do this every so often but I think it's a good way to keep things current.

My self-publishing website - Super75Comics - This is the home to all of my self-published comics, including The Hurricane Kids and Fata Obstant. All of which are available through the site. I also host a gallery here for Art Directors and Editors -

My blog - Facebook - Twitter

DeviantArt Gallery - A wonderful community of artists and a great place to get feedback and shop new sketches and artwork.

The Sketchjam is an invite-only blog where myself and some of my friends post sketches and sometimes finished work as well.

The Artjumble blog is comprised mostly of non-comicbook illustrators and sometimes serves as a way for me to try new things. It has dozens of members from all over the world.

My profile is something I don't really use, but may come in handy someday, a social networking site for work.

The Arizona branch of the Drink and Draw Social Club
is something I started a couple years back with the blessing of the original DDSC. It's a good time for the local professional comic artist community to get together. I usually shoot some pics and post them.

I still use Myspace and Livejournal, but only as a way to leave comments about things, I don't usually update there. If you a regular reader of the blog, and I'm not connected to you on any of the sites, let me know.

Friday, June 12, 2009


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Here is a recent Colossus commission. As for this weekend's UFC 99, I don't really care about the main event, I guess I will go Silva because he got badly knocked out in his last fight, but it should be a good fight no matter what. I really want to see Cain Velasquez versus Cheick Congo (I'm buying the hype and picking Cain, a former ASU wrestler), and Ben "Killa B" Saunders against Mike "Quick" Swick. I'm all for Killa B on this one. His last fight he decimated some poor bastard with about 30 knees to the face. My other picks to win are Hardy, Fisher and Cro-Cop. I don't really care much for the undercard, except little Roli Delgado is going to get murdered. Poor guy.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Charitable Me.

Recent contributions to the HERO Initiative and March of Dimes, the Wolverine cover and Archie card will be auctioned off, the Hero cards will be given to people who sign up for membership to the Initiative. It's a great cause, they both are and I'm happy to help out. I did a total of 40 Archie cards, I'll post more when they go live. Click them for bigger sizes.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Project Updates

So I know I have not been posting a lot lately, sorry about that. For the first time this year I actually have projects lined up but still not everything can be talked about.

Short of a couple lettering issues, I just wrapped an 11-page short story that should be coming out in Image Comic's POPGUN Vol.4 anthology later this year. It features my Cara del Fantasma character that made a brief appearance in my Vol.3 story.

I also just finished a batch of ARCHIE sketch cards for March of Dimes. All the proceeds go the charity, I'll post more info when I know they will be up for sale.

I also am finishing up this years HERO Initiative/Marvel Comics sketch-cover. This year's book is Wolverine, so I will try and do it justice. I've also done a couple HERO sketch-cards that they will be randomly giving away for new membership sign-up. I've said it before and I'll say it again, HERO is a wonderful charity, I choose to donate my art to their cause since I can't usually afford to donate any money.

I'm also starting two new comic projects, the first is the return of Lola Lilly (from my 24 hour comic, Fata Obstant) in a short story for Mysterious Adventure Magazine #3, and a long form, graphic novel for a publisher that I can't really talk about yet. That's just starting but should take me through the first month or two of next year. I'm really excited about getting new stuff out there for people to see. I'll keep trying to fit new short stories here and there as well. Thanks to everyone for checking out my blog, deviantart and the follows on twitter. I appreciate it all and really enjoy comments and feedback. New art soon, promise!