If you happen to follow me on Facebook you may have seen a conversation or two about my growing dissatisfaction with creating fan art for conventions and how it would be great to see more artists drop the copyrighted characters from their portfolios and focus instead on original work they control and own. Because of those conversations and the reactions to them I’ve decided to put my money where my mouth is and do just that.
Starting now and going until July I’m having a giant fanart print sale. I’ve collected all my stock, taken a final inventory and put them up for sale in the newly resurrected Big Cartel Storefor $25 each, and I won’t be reprinting any of these pieces once the current stock sells out.
As a bonus incentive I’m also offering a massive 20% OFF when you use the coupon code FANART at checkout. Get em’ while they last, it’s first come first serve until stocks run out, and these piece won’t be reprinted or available anywhere else once they’re gone.
I was recently interviewed for a documentary about comic artists & illustrators called Comics: Behind The Pages, and they dropped this little teaser today.
This was the first time I’ve had anyone come into my studio space and ask me questions while filming/taking photos. Having a bit of social anxiety made me a tab uncomfortable going in, but I’m trying to get outside my comfort zone these days and was determined to conquer my fear of speaking on camera.
As Creative Director I get to do a lot of design work for Idea-loop, a web and app development shop founded by my buddy Chris McCroskey, and recently we had the opportunity to work on a project near and dear to me, the SETI program at UC Berkeley California.
SETI’s goal, if you don’t already know, is to scan the stars for signs of intelligent life by looking for patterns and order among the various frequencies of the universe. Continue reading →
Hey there everyone, Just a quick, last-minute reminder that tomorrow,Saturday May 3rd is Free Comic Book Day!
I’ll be out at my homestore Madness Games & Comics in Plano selling prints, books and doing free quick-sketches for the kiddos. I’ll be there alongside Judge Reinhold and Star Wars voice actor Mark Dodson from 10-3. There’ll be over 60 free books available from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and other publishers. You can find a participating comic shop near you by visiting http://www.freecomicbookday.com/storelocator
I’ve made another move, this one in the really real world. The house I was renting got put on the market and I had to move on shorter notice than I was expecting, and so I ended up about 10 miles farther North, in a little town called McKinney. A town I just so happened to be born in. It’s on all kinds of “Safest City” & “Best Suburb” lists, and I’m happy to report that the restaurants on the revamped Downtown Square do not disappoint.
Dark Phoenix Watercolor
I’ve been back to work about two weeks now and finally have a moment to stop, catch my breath and update the site a bit. Speaking of, there are about a dozen new pieces in the Commission gallery with more coming soon. I also had time to play around with some watercolors during the packing process and did a few practice pieces including the Dark Phoenix you can see here.
Oh, and those commissions are now officially open!
As the featured image from this post suggests I will be at the Dallas Comic Con Sci-Fi Expo the weekend of February 8th and 9th at the Irving Convention Center. As has become tradition for the past few years (for better or worse) I will be upstairs in the 3rd Floor Artist Alley at table #303. All the way in the back. Come track me down and mention this post and I’ll have a freebie for you.
The Dallas Comic Con Sci-Fi Expo runs Saturday, February 8th from 11am to 7pm and Sunday Februay 9th from 11am to 5pm. For more info visit the Dallas Comic Con website.
In the ongoing quest to document my process and gain art fans through YouTube I’ve got another timelapse/speed drawing video in the can, this one of everyone’s favorite illegal alien, Superman. The Man of Steel. Clark Kent. Kal-El. The original Man of Tomorrow.
This is about 4 hours of work and was completed 100% on the pixel-box. The initial sketch, which I didn’t record, took about an hour or so. You can see the finished piece here.