Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Here is the finished Eagle pin-up that I pencilled and Bill Anderson inked and then digitally toned. This piece really worked for both of us, even though I don't think either of us were crazy for our initial work. look for the Eagle Compendium coming out this Spring from a comic publisher soon-to-be-names.
Friday, November 26, 2010
My pal James Bob Smith sent me a message this morning that Severed Press out of Australia is going to publish his zombie novel The Living End, A Zombie Novel (with Dogs) next Spring. Now whether or not I have the cover is another matter. I'm sure they have a fine stable of artists that produce their covers, but I hope, with the revisions I've made this morning, that Gary at Severed Press will see my love for this novel and give this kid a shot!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Along with doing some semi-fun commercial art, I've had time to put together a pin-up for Neil Vokes' Eagle compilation, a dinosaur spread for a pillowcase art kit and a Glenn Danzig pin-up for Panel-2-Panel's latest magazine. Bill Anderson is inking the Eagle and Danzig pieces while I'm handling the Dino's.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
We're back from R-n-S 2010 and it was great. We saw, we conquered, we made money, we ate poorly, but we had fun cracking jokes and wondering why people wear what they were wearing. Oh...and elephant piss. Quite pungent. Seems the circus was held at the DCU Center a week before us and all of the animals were kept in the room we were using. Seems the caretakers of the animals poured buckets of elephant piss down what they thought was a sewer drain. It turned out to be an electrical grate so the piss hung around. We were shocked by the smell when we to set up. It dissipated a bit as the weekend went along, but it was still nasty. Anyway, my daughter joined Mike, Marty and myself and got to meet her dreamy Ghost Hunter. Our pal Jeff A. stopped by and shared some thoughts with us and finished off his Fango collection. I bought some movies, drew a lot of Zombies, including the girlfriend of Akihiro (The Human Centipede) Kitamura and that was very cool. I also got to say hi to Adrienne Barbeau, buy her book and have a picture taken with her. All-in-all, a great weekend.
Until next year!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I will be at the Albany Comic Con in Albany NY this Sunday from 10-4. I'll be there with my amigos Bill Anderson and Dennis Webster. We'll be talking about our new project Silent Scream and I will have comic pages for sale, prints for sale and samples of my latest work from Steve Bissette's Tales of the Uncanny. I also be doing sketches and if you ask nice, I'll even Zombify you!
Monday, October 11, 2010
It's that time of the year again and I will be at Rock-n-Shock again this year Zombifying anyone willing to step up in front of me. Marty and Mike will be along again for the ride selling some amazing items and generally having a great time. If you find yourself in Worcester, MA this weekend, come check us out and say hi!
Friday, October 08, 2010
Phil Owen has done what I've talked about and didn't get done. He's organized and scheduled the first of many Drink-n-Draws this coming Thursday in Northampton, MA at Packards restaurant from 8-11. What is a Drink-n-Draw you ask? Well, you get a bunch of extremely talented artists, throw them in a room at a local watering hole and then draw...and...they...drink. It's a social experiment that Dan Panosian started up while hitting comic book conventions. He contacted some his artist friends and started a D-n-D. It's one of the more famous ones, but I'll bet there are hundreds across the country. So if you find yourself in Noho next Thursday, come on by and check us out. Guaranteed some great art, some laughs and maybe some juggling!
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
It's been a very long time for this project to wrap up. Dennis Webster has written the script, co-plotted by Bill Anderson, I pencilled the 5 page story along with a slew of pin-ups and covers, Bill has inked his heart out and then a colorist we handed the pages to started coloring the pages, but then they kind of spun off the radar. Bill grabbed some pages, I grabbed this one and now they're colored and ready to go to a publisher for a possible deal. Check out this page and the rest of Silent Scream online.
Months ago James Robert Smith asked me to work up some B&W bookmarks for the release of his novel The Flock through Tor/Forge. Now that he's working up the sequel; The Clan, Bob asked me to through some color onto the bookmarks. This is what came out of it. Not too bad. I'm happy with the textures I achieved.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Monday, February 01, 2010
She's our femme fatale. Our French Adventurist. Armed with her wits, skin tight leather suit and a pair of bat wings created by Edison and inspired by Da Vinci, she watches over the male members of the Trust, especially the always in trouble, William Hart and Bull Montana. This is...Night of the Golems!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Here's a reworking of my original Max Schreck puppeteer cover that was previewed here last year. This time I've added more characters and drawn them as real puppets and I've added Fatty Arbuckle into the design. He plays a key role throughout the entire series.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Here are pencils to the cover of Silent Scream #1 featuring Thomas Edison looking all heroic in front of the Optimus Effect. That doo-hickey around his waist, on his back and arm is the Optimus. A nifty device for plucking souls from the void and placing them into mechanical machines and retaining their sense of choice. Our pal Max Schreck on the other hand wants to obtain the Optimus to enslave these souls into his war robots and have them do his bidding.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Friday, January 08, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
James Robert Smith has had a great year. Besides meeting me and having me bounce artwork off of him of his writings, he's also been busy having novels published, short stories being published, novels being optioned and moved into movie production and making book deals. So Bob is looking to do some book signings and he asked me to draw up some artwork for a couple The Flock bookmarks. Heck, that's easy and it will be fun because I haven't drawn those damn birds in a couple months. Here's the pencil rough for bookmark #1.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Barry Blair was a friend and a fellow duo-tone afficiando. We met in Boston in the 90's at one of the many Cons that we would see each other at. We lost touch when I got out of the business, but re-established our friendship on-line. I heard yesterday from Tom Sniegoski that Barry had passed away due to a brain aneurism. It's sad to see someone as talented as Barry pass from something so silent and hidden. I'll remember the talks we had about art and the insane comic book business.
Barry's Home Page
News From the Beat
Cheers to Barry
Barry's Home Page
News From the Beat
Cheers to Barry
Friday, January 01, 2010
A friend of mine died this past year...and I didn't even know it until recently. An old comic book compatriot, Jon Adams, just found me on the Hellboy.com forum. We got to chatting because we were both part of the comic book company abortion called Dark Moon Comics. I won't go into detail about that here, but what I want to talk about about is a writer friend of ours named Steve Kendrick. He died in September and I didn't know it because we're all so damn busy and this is an impersonal world and we lose contact with one another. Steve was the writer of a book I started inking at Dark Moon called Thespian. Zoe Rochelle was the penciller and he needed a strong inker to help out his layouts. I was brought on and knocked the book out of the park. I don't think Zoe liked the book so I did some pencilling/inking samples and I was put on the book as penciller. Steve Kendrick was a young, eager writer. He wanted to be the best at what he was doing, and I think the work he was creating at DM could have propelled him into greatness. He was influenced by Neil Gaiman and that dark humor came out in his writing. I visited with him a few times at his home, got to meet his mom and his sister and we talked often on the phone, going over story ideas and character designs. DM came to a screeching halt after no one was getting paid and I had had enough and contacted the rest of the creators to let them know what was going on and then make up their own minds on what they wanted to do. Steve and I stayed in contact for a little while longer, but like any long distance friendship it faded. I feel bad that I lost contact with him, and yet I feel good that I knew Steve. His health was always tricky and with any organ transplant there are always complications and I'm guessing the body gave up, but I'm sure the mind never did. Here's to you Steve Kendrick, always a great writer and always a fantastic person.