Sunday, November 30, 2008


If any of you live in the St. Louis area, I'll be signing at the Fantasy Shop in South County on Friday December 5th from 2-6 PM along with Jeremy Haun, Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn.
You can find out more about each creator by clicking on their names, and be sure to head over to this link to the ComicDorksCast blog for more.
Hope to see ya there!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Gal Friday: Marilyn

I've just realized that one of my biggest weaknesses lately is drawing small characters in any given panel of a comic, and being happy with their proportions. They all just seem a little too cramped, not to mention overloaded with detail. I guess I've gotten a little to comfortable with all the 9x12 sketches I've been posting for the last few months.
Anyway, I've starting doing a lot of the sketches you'll be seeing here at 4.5x6 to gain my confidence back at drawing at a smaller scale. So Marilyn here, based on a on a Jock Carroll portrait, will be the first of many to come.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Technicolor Thursday: Spawn

I can't remember the last time I read a Spawn comic, but for some reason the other night I just had an itch to take a crack at drawing him. It came out kind of neat I think. It was done almost entirely with at #4 Raphael brush before I broke out the markers.

Oh, and Happy Turkey Day!! Nothing says Thanksgiving like a Hellspawn, right?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Whatever Wenesday: Devil Slayer is Done!

I have now officially finished all my work on the Dead of Night Devil Slayer series. Whew!

Thanks for all the support and kind words I've gotten from you all while I've been hacking away at this book. It really means a lot.

Now it's time to pick up the pieces and get cracking on my new project. Well, after I straighten up my office that is. It looks like a damn tornado went through here!

I'm really excited about this new book. I can't wait to tell you all about it/ pressure you into buying copies :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Super Tuesday: Batman

Bam! Zonk!!! Man, I just never get tired of drawing this guy. POW!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monster Monday: Hellboy

I was planning on posting this sketch of Ron Perlman/Hellboy on Technicolor Thursday... until I realized I didn't have any monsters sketched for this week. "Oh crap", indeed.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Gal Friday: Tara Chace

It's been quite a while since I've tried to draw anything more than just a quick head sketch of any of the Queen & Country cast. This one turned out pretty decent though, I think.

Have a great weekend, all.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Technicolor Thursday: Joker

HAHAHAHA,  I slept like two hours last night HAHAhe he he.  Back to work.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Whatever Wednesday: Sweep the leg!

Oodles and oodles of leg sweeping doodles.
No amount of watching Karate Kid could help me figure out how to draw this effectively.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Super Tuesday: 2 minute Bat

Here's a really, really quick one from the other day.  Hope ya like:)

I'm keeping this one short and sweet today.  Gotta get back to the ol' salt mines.  Trying to get the inks for Devil Slayer #4 finished up soon.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monster Monday: Superman's Pet

This little guy appears in the Menace of Superman's Pet, possibly the funniest and saddest of Superman tales, in World's Finest #112
Menace is actually the first story collected in Showcase Presents: World's Finest Comics volume 2, which, amongst lots of other goodies, I got as a birthday gift from my in-laws this past weekend. 
Who needs Krypto, Beppo, Streaky or Comet when you've got this fuzzy thing?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Volunteers Needed

Laura is taking a web design class and has created a website for me for her final project.  She is in need of two folks to test the site and fill out an evaluation form.  If you are interested and are able to test the site and return the form to me by this Tuesday (the 18th) at 5 p.m., please shoot me an email.  My contact info is listed on my profile page.  We would be much appreciative, and there will be something special (one sketch of my choosing - domestic shipping only) in it for you!  

EDIT: We already got our two volunteers - Thanks Chris and Dennis!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Gal Friday: doodles

These are just a couple of lighting tests for a page I'll be inking next week.  Not sure whether I love 'em or hate 'em.  Need to maybe set them aside for a day or so and look at it again with a fresh eye.
Okay. Back to work for now, so I can go celebrate by Birthday tonight:)

Have a great weekend, folks!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Things You Need Thursday: Devil Slayer #3 and 4

Here's a link to a 7 page preview over at CBR.

And if you dig that be sure to order your copy of #4 in stores: December 17, 2008.


Its a final showdown in the Garden of Eden as the Devil-Slayer faces off against both demons and angels in an effort to stop Armageddon! Everything is at stake if he doesn't defeat the demon Belathauzer, the archangel Gabriel, the Bloodstone Group and the other Operation: Xenogenesis conspirators in time…in the terrifying conclusion to this much-talked-about reimagining, written by award-winning horror novelist Brian Keene (Ghost Walk, The Rising) and illustrated by Chris Samnee (DAREDEVIL: BLOOD OF THE TARANTULA)!
Explicit Content …$3.99

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Whatever Wednesday: Harry Potter

I'm embarassed to say I've only seen the first two or three Harry Potter films, and have never read any of the books.  I was working at Borders when a couple of those books came out, and the craziness around the store managed turned me off from wanting to take the plunge.  Maybe now that it's been a while since anyone has told me I just HAVE to read them I'll take another crack at catching up on the movies.  
Does that make sense?  Whatever.  See ya tomorrow, folks.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Super Tuesday: Saturn Girl

After learning that Geoff Johns would be writing a few Legion of Superheroes-centric episodes of Smallville this season I've found myself wondering what shape the Legion's costumes would take.  
Here's what I kind of figured they'd go with... Just a guess really, but they do seem to skew toward more jeans and t-shirts than costumes.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monster Monday: Dracula

Dracula counts as a monster, right?

I just realized that I only lasted a few days with the spooky Halloween theme for October. Sorry about that folks.  To make up for that I'll be posting all Thanksgiving and turkey themed sketches for the rest of November:P

Friday, November 07, 2008

Gal Friday: Arwen.

Hope you all don't mind a little Viggo in today's Gal Friday:)  I went ahead and included the line drawing here as well, since showing a bit of the process seems to be going over pretty well of late.

Anyway, I just saw Liv Tyler in a Nintendo DS commercial (I think) and it made me want to watch all of the Lord of the Rings films again.

If only I weren't so addicted to watching all the special features and stuff on those DVD sets. Well, there goes my weekend.

If you dig sketches inspired by films and tv shows, especially ones done better than the one you see above, be sure to check out Tigh Walker's blog. The one he did of In Bruges is so rad it hurts. Seriously, go! Look now!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Super...Thursday?! Supes & Bats inks

Above are the inks to the post from last Wednesday.

I meant to get something colored up here today. I just haven't managed to find the time to color anything lately.

Maybe next week, okay?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Whatever Wednesday: Devil Slayer Dilemma

About 75% of the time drawing comics is pretty easy. There are some times though, where just trying to pick an angle or a pose can throw my whole day out of whack.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Just got back from my polling place. Voted for my candidate, got my free tall coffee from Starbucks and my free chocolate glazed donut with red, white and blue sprinkles from Krispy Kreme. It's all left me feeling pretty warm inside. And I didn't even spice up my coffee:P

Go vote, people! Do your part... and get free stuff;P

Monday, November 03, 2008

Monster Monday: Deadline

Just a quick one today so I can make sure everything is staying on schedule with Devil Slayer.
I'll be finishing up pencils for #4 today.

Hope you all had a great Halloween weekend.