Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Big Hands

I've been waiting to hear back on a freelance gig the last week or so but I have been staying busy with commissions and my sketch-a-day blog. So most of my little sketches are getting posted there. The next couple months are promising to be pretty interesting. Next week I leave for 10 days to Thailand. It will be the first vacation of more than a 4-day weekend I think I have ever taken since I have been an adult. It will also be the first time I've been back to Asia in 16 years. If you've ever seen the movie or read the book The Beach, that's where I'm going. Hopefully my trip ends up better than his did. I'll be bringing along a small sketchbook and I'm going to try and fill that up while I'm gone. Then in March I will be at The Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle where I will be debuting a new 48pg sketchbook. I will post more on that later. Here is some newer stuff by me, as always check out the sketchJam and my Deviantart account as well.

Sunday, January 03, 2010


I'm going to try to do a sketch a day all year long. We'll see how long it lasts. I'm doing it as part of the Sketchjam blog!

Last year was another year where I didn't really get anything big out. I self published a few books and showed up in Image's Popgun anthology but other than that and another contribution to the HERO Initiative sketch-covers, I was pretty absent. That's not to say I didn't try though. I pitched a book with an established and well received writer but most publishers passed on it for a variety of reasons. I also tried to get another book picked up that I wrote and my friend, the amazingly talented, Scott Godlewski drew, but it had the most feared word in indie publishing attached to it, SUPERHERO. Even though I never even considered it a superhero book really. Everyone passed on it because of that.

Well, I never learn my lesson so this year I'm developing my own book, ICARUS, which is chock full of fucking superheroes. I'll serialize it online and publish it myself if I need to. The last couple years my focus has been on trying to break into a top 5 or 6 publisher as an artist or writer and I think I have wasted my time pursuing that. I don't have a mainstream appeal with my style, but I'm still a functionally sound artist that can tell stories, so that will be my focus for the upcoming months along with continuing to pursue new freelance opportunities. Good luck to all my amazing creative friends out there and I hope we all have a great 2010.