Tuesday, March 25, 2008

It's That Time Again...

I'm now taking early requests for sketches for folks that are attending Planet Comicon in Kansas City April 5th and 6th.
Con sketches are 9x12, single character in black and white on bristol board for $40 or $60 for two characters.
You can see quite a few examples in the archives here or check out Comicartfans.

I’m also accepting a limited number of commissions on a first come, first paid, first served basis.
Commissions are 11x17, one to two characters in black and white on Bristol for $160 (this includes shipping). Each additional character will cost extra.
Turnaround time on commissions should be pretty quick.

If you are interested in either, please drop me a line. My email address is on my profile page.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Two thing to add to your shopping list

Written by Greg Rucka and Eric S. Trautmann; Art by Joe Bennett, Joe Prado, Chris Samnee and others; Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky
The saga of Checkmate continues in this volume collecting issues #16-22! The espionage and intrigue continue as Amanda Waller — Checkmate's White Queen — resorts to blackmail to protect her own covert op interests.
DC Universe 168pg. Color $14.99 US
On Sale May 7, 2008

This has three issues(#17,21 and 22) by yours truly:)

Written by Harvey Pekar; Art by Darwyn Cooke, Warren Pleece, Rick Geary, Dean Haspiel and others; Cover by Darwyn Cooke
How much pain is too much? For Harvey Pekar, the answer may be somewhat different than you'd think. And that's just one of the conundrums pondered by Pekar in this issue.
Vertigo 32pg. Color $2.99 US Mature Readers
On Sale June 4, 2008

Unless you can't tell from the official solicit text above (I'm one of the "others") I've got another short story coming up in an issue of American Splendor.

Have a great weekend, folks!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tank Girl

Anybody out there readin' the new IDW Tank Girl Alan Martin and Ashley Wood are doing ? I'm a HUGE fan of the original stuff, especially Jamie Hewlett's art, and I've been thinking I might pick up the new ones when I have the time... but I figured I'd ask you nice folks first.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Stroll down memory lane with the S&M executioner

Since we had such a good time with my last stroll down memory lane, here's another doodle of a character I created when I was but a wee pup.

Again, the name escapes me, so we'll just go with what Laura called "the S&M executioner" when she saw it sitting in a pile on my office floor. I think that's honestly probably a better name than what I had come up with.

Like most other kids I tended to blatantly rip off things from comics I liked at the time... and from the look of this guy's mask, I think I was reading the old Black Hood series at.

Oh, and the odd aesthetic choice with all the screws, you can chalk up to me thinking everything looked cooler with giant screws:)

Happy St. Pat's Day, kiddies! If you are lookin' for green, you'll need to scroll down to the post with the Savage Dragon.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spoiler Sport

I swear some days I just want to punch the internet right in it's big stupid mouth!

On that note, have a great weekend folks. See ya again on Monday.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

So long, Mr. Stevens

Here's a quick Rocketeer sketch done after hearing of Dave Stevens's recent passing.
I only met Mr. Stevens once, back in 2000 I think, and only chatted with him for a few minutes ,but he was really a great guy to talk to. Nice beyond words, especially since I was fumbling through whatever I was trying to say to him, stuttering all the while.
To me he was, and always will be, a Rock Star. Not only was he an amazing artist, but it's thanks to him I that I got into so many of the comics I was reading back in the '90s. Through Stevens's art I got into Doug Wildey, Russ Manning, Alex Raymond. If not for him I don't know where my work'd be today. I've still got a long way to go, but he really helped me take a much needed detour in the stylistic choices I was making at the time. So long, sir. Thanks for everything.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Savage Dragon

How 'bout a little marker sketch of Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon on this hump day?
The sketch is little... Dragon is obviously not.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


After yearning for the good ol' days in my last post, I started thinking about stuff in comics I really miss. One of those things, even though I know she's outgrown that phase and gotten married and all, is Storm with a mohawk.
I didn't want to take the time to dig through my comic boxes to make sure I got the outfit right or anything since it never takes me just a minute or two. I always manage to get distracted by another couple of comics I haven't seen in a long time and plunk down in the floor and start flipping through 'em... and before you know it, a minute turns into half an hour or more.
So for this I shot from the hip and just redesigned Storm's clothes as I went, and didn't waste more than fifteen minutes or so in the process.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Go Team Venture!

After being thoroughly unimpressed by this past Saturday morning's cartoons I was beginning to worry if I had finally gotten to the age where I'd outgrown cartoons.
I remember as a kid waking up every Saturday at 4:30 in the morning to watch Dick Tracy, and afterward waiting around three hours or so until the networks would start running another block of animated shows.
I used to run a half mile from the bus stop after school every day so I could catch the every last minute of Robotech.
I wanted the all white Converse All-Stars so I could be like Jonny Quest.
I cried when Sven was "injured" and Princess Allura started piloting the Blue Lion on Voltron.
Had cartoons let me down?
And then I put on the first two seasons of Venture Bros. while working over the weekend and all was right with the world again.
Don't get me wrong there are plenty of shows I dig nowadays. Simpsons is still always good for a laugh even after all these years, Futurama has probably had the most repeated viewings of any of the DVDs in our collection, and I'll probably get anything that has Bruce Timm' s name attached to it, but there just don't seem to be as many quality animated shows on TV that I really get excited about anymore. Venture Bros. is one of the exceptions. Granted it's not exactly all ages, but it's exactly the kind of show I want to watch now and the third season can't get here soon enough!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Hurley Con

Just wanted to let you all know if you were planning on heading out to HurleyCon March 9, I've had to cancel my appearance.
I'm sure it'll be a great show, but with deadlines looming I just can't make it out this year.
So now you know. And knowing is half the battle.

Lawless League- Flash

Remember kids, moustache= Bad Guy.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Lawless League- Batman

Hmm. Now that I look at this again, "bad guy Batman" isn't really that far off from how he's looked in a lot of comics of late.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Lawless League- Superman

I've been missing the theme weeks we did a while back but haven't really found anything lately to base a run of sketches on... until NOW! I was just reading Justice League of America #37 &38 and just HAD to draw some of the "Lawless League of Earth- A"!
I gotta be honest, there are a lot of things that confuse me. Math, computers, why my cat is constantly bathing and DC's multiverse just to name a few.

Confusing or not, these criminal versions of the JLA (designed by Mike Sekowsky) have a really fun look about them that I wanted to take a crack at. So be sure to check back throughout the week for more.