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

Thomas Edison Kicks Ass.

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

Young Robots In Love

A cover shot for a future issue of Silent Scream. Maria and Guiseppe dream of having offspring and of course I had to work in a robot infant development scene with black inky placenta goop.


Friday, January 08, 2010


Both bookmarks have been inked. Bristol board, Faber-Castell brush and pen tips.


Thursday, January 07, 2010

Titanus Walleri #2

A little more of a fierce pose with some nice white space.
And spittle.


That damn bird

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

Another Passing

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

Friday, January 01, 2010

To young to go so soon

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 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.