Monday, November 29, 2010

Wizard World Atlanta

Alright, comics folks!!

It's time for another comic con! Wizard World Atlanta is happening THIS weekend, December 4-5, 10-6 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday at the Cobb Galleria Centre. You can find me at the Temple of Cartoon Mojo table on Saturday from 4-6 and Sunday from 10-12. I'll have some minis for sale and I'll be doing sketches and commissions.
There will be a ton of celebrities, including Vivica A. Fox and Adam West. The comics crew are bringing the awesome with guests like Cully Hamner, Cameron Stewart, and Shawn Crystal, along with many, many others. It's gonna be an awesome weekend full of geeking out about comics.

Be sure to stop by and say hey!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Follow the Bouncing Thumb

Riff Raff and Magenta, of course.

Why was Riff Raff so mad at Frank at the end? I never understood that. They were all from the Transylvanian planet in the Transexual Galaxy or whatever, and the partygoers (who I always took to be upper-ups checking on Frank's research) seemed pretty cool with everything Frank was up to, so how bad could Frank's behavior possibly be?

Well, I guess Frank was kind of a jerk to Riff Raff. Maybe RR was just jealous. Magenta was always pretty indifferent.

I'm going with jealousy. Sorry, Riff; you can't compete with a Charles Atlas man.

Dammit, Janet

Oh, Brad and Janet.

I always had a crush on Brad. He was too cute with his pretty shiny hair and thick glasses.

That, and maybe because he was the first man I ever saw in his underwear.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bless my soul

I've been getting into the Halloween spirit this year by revisiting my love for The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I think I'll be doing some more portraits of the principal characters before Rocktober is over...

My favorite part of the movie when I was a kid was when Eddie busts out of the freezer. I'm pretty sure that the first time I saw Rocky Horror was the summer that I was obsessed with Elvis movies, and there was something about a dirty, zombie Elvis that really appealed to me.

I was probably a pretty weird kid.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blacksad pinup

Probably one of the most fabulously drawn books out there right now, Blacksad tops my list of Awesome meeting Awesome, and making awesome babies.

Blacksad is a riveting film noir-style comic book cast with anthropomorphic animals (which lends itself brilliantly to the casting) .

Created by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido. Definitely pick it up if you want to be one of the cool kids.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sketch challenge stuff

A couple of drawings that I did for the Temple of Cartoon Mojo blog for the sequential art department at SCAD Atlanta. You can find the posts with more sketches from even more artists here!

The Scotsman from Samurai Jack.

And Zelda and that cute floating bad guy. I made him fuzzy.

I also love this inking-with-fingertips method that I totally swiped from Doug Dabbs and Sean Murphy.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sleep is for Quitters

I was just looking through some of my friends' blogs and I've officially decided to never sleep again. I'm just going to draw and draw and draw and never stop draw draw drawing.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

supermegaawesomefoxyhot Generate!!

Friday, October 1st:

9:15am: Doug Dabbs and I arrive at SCAD-Atlanta. I have a suitcase full of inking supplies, fruit, and snacks. We go up to the Sequential Art room on the 3rd floor.
10am: Cara McGee, Erin Gladstone, Julie Godwin and I set up workstations that will be our home for the next 24 hours. Why??


Full of give-aways, door prizes (like a 1-terabyte external
hard drive), and juried prizes (some pretty freaking awesome ones, like CS5 a
nd a Wacom tablet), Generate is one of those events that I always make it to each year. They give us free food, we get a chance to hang out and socialize, and we are all working toward our individual goals (depending on which challenge we decide to take on).

I chose to do the 12-page sketchbook challenge. We had to pick a theme and create 12 finished, publishable pieces that followed that theme, as well as print up and assemble 12 copies before the deadline. I wanted to draw some mythological creatu
res, so I went with Sad Baby Monsters. I had a ton of fun researching and drawing all the cute babies, so I'm pretty sure there will be a Volume II.

Here are a few of the pieces that I did for Sad Baby Monsters:

A properly sad Chimera.

A thoroughly distraught Rancor.

And a woefully downtrodden Griffin.

Be sure to look for my sketchbooks, mini comics and more at future cons!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Some mythological creatures

The cockatrice, hatched from the egg of a rooster that was sat upon by a toad. It's basically a rooster with a lizard/dragon tail that can kill you by looking into your eyes or breathing on you.

One of my favorites, the manticore. A lion's body with a human face and poison-barbed tail. So cuddly.

My favorite thing to draw are creatures; whether fantasy or cryptozoological. Awesome fun!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Marvel Cats

I am absolutely loving Marvel Cats. I just yanked these from my sketchbook.
I love me a mopey Wolvie fat cat that meows like, "mer."
Chamber tabby!

And Penance, who is still one of my favorite characters to draw.

Let's go for a walk! I feel great!

I've been watching My Neighbor Totoro for three days straight. Best three days of my life!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall 2010

So very, very ready for cooler weather.

Fall semester at SCAD-Atlanta is kicking off nicely. I already have a ton of work to do, but it's all fun.

I went with Erin Gladstone, Cara McGee, and Falynn Koch to Japanfest at the Gwinett convention center this afternoon. We watched some guy put on a one man show, where he enthusiastically played all four roles (the princess, the villain, the hero Aishu Kamen, and False Aishu Kamen). He also did some juggling, tightrope walking, and quick changes in an onstage tent WITHOUT EVER CLOSING THE FLAP. It was the hardest I've laughed in a while, yo. Love! Justice!! Aishu Kamen!!! Had some delicious takoyaki and black milk bubble tea. I really really wanted some mochi and some onigiri what bad, but they were sold out. I wanted to buy everything!! So much cute Japanese stuff at the booths!!! Hello Kitties, Tare Pandas, other kitties, Totoros, Nintendo controller wallets, catbus hats, pencil cases, everyeveryeverything. I did end out getting a soot sprite and two books, but I could have spent a small fortune on all the stuff I wanted.

Today was also my first time to H-Mart. I feel like I can never shop at a regular grocery store again. I just want udon noodles, mochi, fresh squid and scallops, and onigiri for the rest of my life. And I want everything packed in a Hello Kitty bento box.

I will definitely have to go to Japan soon.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Heroes Con 2010

Yeeeah, guys!

Sorry it's taking me so long to post about Heroes Con! I had an entire post typed out and then my computer froze up and I lost everything I had written. I decided to give myself a few days to properly forget what I wrote, so now I'm ready to type up an even better and more exciting report!

Friday was great; getting to the con, scoping out where everything was, and saying hi to friends I haven't seen in forever. I didn't go to any panels or anything, but I had a good time buying some books I knew I wanted and getting a few things signed. Julie Godwin brought Scott Adsit over to the table to meet us, and that was pretty damn exciting. I was also excited to see and talk to guys like Matt Kindt and Sean Murphy, who both have come to SCAD-Atlanta to do artist workshops for the Sequential Art students.

Do you guys understand how much Sean Murphy rules? Do you?? His arts make me want to be a better artist and experiment with my inks a lot more. I'm definitely going to be following Sean's work.

I finally got Super Spy by Matt Kindt (I was waiting to buy it directly from him so that he would stamp it with his little Super Spy stamp), and I started reading it this week. You should read this book. It is smart, subtle, and designed beautifully.

Dinner Friday night was pretty exhausting, and as soon as we (finally) sat down to eat a band started playing, so we couldn't hear each other. I'll be sure to try and plan something a little more low-key for Friday night next year.

Saturday was a long day of buying more stuff, starting in on my original art trading cards that I started selling, and watching Mark Brooks (sitting two tables down from us) work on a beautiful Black Cat painting for the auction that night. The auction itself was way more fun than I ever thought an auction could be. Mix alcohol, smoking jackets, and sexy Zatana chicks parading around original art pieces by excellent artists, and you'll have fun.

Sunday, I sold several trading cards and met and talked to some pretty nice comics enthusiasts. We also met people looking for Tim Sale's booth. It was a really good day that went by way too fast, but I was more than ready to go home that evening.

I'm really looking forward to Heroes Con 2011, gonna have more stuff to sell, including original art, prints, and Play Ball!!

HEY! Don't forget to pick up JAM! on the 23rd (that's just 10 days from now, folks!)!!!! I have a 3-pager in there, and there are a ton of other artists representing the noble sport of Roller Derby. It's gonna be pretty kickass.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I'm just dropping in for a sec to show off a few sketches that I just sent to CB Cebulski at Marvel. I've been putting in most of my time with my Oni book, and little bit of time with Jam! (getting released by Oni in May), and I'm not sure how much I can really say about either of those two projects at this point, so here's some X-Men!

I'll probably upload some creature sketches soon, so keep checking back if you wanna be all up on the awesomes with me.