Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mouse Guard Pin-up In Stores Now

I was fortunate to be a part of a growing list of talented artists that have provided pin-ups for David Petersen's MOUSE GUARD series. Today, the fourth issue of Winter 1152, which contains my full color pin-up, was shipped to stores. I have really been looking forward to seeing the final printed piece. At left, is a cropped sample of the final art. I know fans have already gone out and purchased a copy today. But, if you have not had the chance to read the series, there is a fantastic hardcover (and softcover) that is currently available of the first part to the series Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 that you should pick up. The hardcover compilation won a 2008 Eisner for "Best Graphic Album Reprint" in San Diego this past Summer. More information about Mouse Guard and David's art is available at

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Graveslinger Pin-up

I just completed a color pin-up for Shannon Denton, writer of the upcoming IDW Publishing book "Graveslinger". It's a tale of an old west prison undertaker who accidentally releases 117 executed killers from Hell and what he must do to send them all back to where they belong. You can find more info about it on Amazon or at Graveslinger MySpace.

Orders can be placed through Diamond Previews:
GRAVESLINGER TPB (dec08 4121) on Page 283 of the December PREVIEWS!
ISBN: 978-1-60010-364-3
Ship date 2/25/09

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mid-Ohio Con Charity Auction

I have an inked sketch of Swamp Thing up on eBay as part of the Mid-Ohio Con Charity Auction. There are a number of other artists' works as well as comic or media related items up for bid. The auction runs until the 28th of October. Please take a visit and see what's available. The proceeds go to the Hero Initiative which helps comic creators in need and the Make-A-Wish foundation. Thank you.

Friday, August 8, 2008

"Floater" Pencils

I am going to start sharing my process images as I complete my various work, whether its for a job or for my personal creations. I've always loved seeing the way other artists work and create.

This image was started last night at a group art night I attend once a week. (Sanford B lead, Bienfang bristol board, smooth, 9" x 12")

The dead speak through me, I guess.

Monday, August 4, 2008

My Latest

I just thought while I worked on various projects, I would post some images of my recent artwork. I previously posted an image of Grendel's Mother and finally got around to illustrating her son. I made both of them into full color images as prints that I was selling at conventions this year (I may post those later). Here's the lineart for Grendel though. I used a brush, entirely, to ink the piece (Dr. Marten's Bombay Black Ink on Strathmore series 300, 11"x 14" Bristol paper). I have been trying to develop my line work abilities with using a brush. It lends to a more organic feel that I enjoy in my work.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Chicago Aftermath

The Wizard World Chicago show was a very positive return for me. I had not been to this comic show since it was the Chicago Comicon sometime in the mid-90's. The show was very busy with attendees and I think had a good turnout at my shared table with Transfuzion Publishing. I was able to do a number of commissions and sold some of my new sketchbooks and a couple of the prints. I also had a good time meeting new talented people in the artist alley and catching up with old friends in the business. If you want to see some really talented people in the comic biz come to this show next year and spend a day looking around in the artist alley. You will not be disappointed.

I have included here three of the commission pieces I did at the show. The first, obviously, being Godzilla, next the Hulk and finally a Probe Droid from Empire Strikes Back — enjoy...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wizard World Chicago

I am going to be in the Chicago area this weekend at the Wizard World comic convention, June 26-29th. If you are going to be attending the show, please stop by and say hi, take a look at my portfolio, see if what I am selling peaks your interest. I will have for sale a NEW sketchbook, Specimen: Exhibit A, consisting of recently finished non-commissioned artwork, color prints of my interpretations of "Grendel" and "Grendel's Mother" based on the classic poem, and a color print of Gip Noodlebottom™ a character I plan on developing further in 2009. If I have time during table watching, I may be able to sneak in a convention commission for you. I will be sitting with Transfuzion publishing and the super group listed in this flyer (above). Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Convention Season

I am attending at least two comic book conventions this spring/summer. The first being the Motor City Comic Book Convention in Novi, Michigan -- May 16-18th. I will have portfolios of my work to look over, some prints for sale, as well as a new sketchbook for 2008. I will also make myself available for con-sketches during the show. The second appearance will be in Chicago at Wizard World June 26-29th. I will be at the Transfuzion table with writer/publisher Gary Reed.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Grendel's Mother

I just finished this ink drawing last night. My depiction of the mother that spawned, Grendel, the beast that cursed Hrothgar for 12 years. While there are many interpretations of what Grendel's mother might have looked like and where she dwelt. I favored the idea of Grendel's mother being a nearly camouflaged part of the landscape itself. A great thistled and briar-like mane encircles her body. Patches of moss and wetland debris cover her like a hide. Sinewed arms, bearing taloned claws, protrude from within its protection. If Grendel's mother was this frightening, I shudder to think of the visage of her offspring.

(8/0 Royal RG 250 brush, Bombay Black india ink, 300 series Strathmore Bristol, 9" x 12")

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

"Collection" Studies 1 and 2

I have some work to do on my website to get it updated with new material and a different design. In the meantime, I wanted to share some of my other projects, commissions and personal work I have completed lately. This is a line drawing entitled "Collection" (8/0 Royal RG 250 brush, Bombay Black india ink, 300 series Strathmore Bristol, 11" x 14") that I recently finished. This line drawing is a nearly finalized study of the initial sketch (at left) that will eventually lead into a larger painting.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year