This is my new weapon of choice - the Pentel GFKP brush pen. I got it in the mail last week and it's amazing. It's a great tool for an artist on the run. It's a bit pricey, but for a brush fanatic like myself, it's well worth the money. The only minus is that it doesn't have a refillable inkwell. It requires separate cartridges which run just over a buck apiece. But, oh, does it make a sweet line. For any and all interested, I got mine here. They don't seem to be readily available in the States, so chances are you won't find one at your local art shop. If you wanna kick your ink bottle habit, pick one up.
Monday, March 30, 2009
I'll be out at a benefit event this weekend (April 4) at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe for Faith Hochhalter, the Book Babe. Faith was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and dozens of artists, writers and musicians are coming together and putting on this fund-raising event to help Faith in her fight against the disease. So if you're in the area, come by and get a sketch or a book. Faith sure would appreciate it.
Friday, March 20, 2009
I've gotten the okay to go ahead and post this cover image for a project in the works created and written by the uncanny Ryan Cody and illustrated by myself. This particular piece was our very first artistic collaboration. It's been a long time since I've pencilled for another to ink, but Ryan knocked it out of the park. He makes me look a lot better than I really am. And Ryan will tell you he's not a colorist, but what he's doing on these pages is unreal. You've never seen a coloring style like this.
Any publishers out there looking to add a cool sci-fi book to their publishing schedule should drop us a line.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I just found this Star Trek sketch I did for a young man at the Phoenix Comicon in January. It's pretty horrible, as I didn't have any reference and have never actually seen an episode of the original series. But he liked it enough to post it on his website, so I guess that's all that matters.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
The official blog for Mysterious Adventure Magazine is up and running. Head on over to find exclusive behind-the-scenes goodies and sign up to be a member of the Mysterious Adventurer Club for the chance to win swag available to members only.
Friday, March 6, 2009
I've been having a bit of trouble lately finding a definitive look for the Green Ghost. Matt Bennett, Christian Vilaire, and myself have discussed this at length. I did a bunch of concept sketches that you see here, but still haven't settled on a design that excites me. If any of this works for you, let me know. Or I could swap pieces in and out. I just don't know...
These are all for sale for $5 each, plus $1 shipping (First Class Mail). I'll also take requests. Sketches are 8.5"x5.5" on 110lb. cardstock. Paypal or check only, please.
Note: There are four 2.5"x3.5" sketch cards with tones and watercolors. These are also $5 each.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Ghost Zero: Ghosts With Guns, by David Flora, is the first new comic I've purchased in over 2 years. And I'm glad I did. It's exactly what you want your pulpy, noir, vigilante story to be. I had seen David's art on his blog and deviantART page, so I knew what I was getting there, but the stories and concept just blew me away. That's right, stories! Plural! Plus some bad ass extra material. For $3.50, this is the best value in the comic biz right now. And now Moonstone will be publishing future installments, giving this great character and creator the audience they deserve.
Kurt Warner is staying. Even after the foolish posturing by the front office. You'd think a trip to the Super Bowl would give the suits a taste for winning. Apparently the execs haven't bought in to the culture change as quickly as the boys in the locker room.
And part of Warner's new deal involves setting cash aside to sign Boldin to an extension. What a guy.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I can't believe I forgot to share this. That Dan McDaid is one cool dude. Not only does he kick a ton of ass on Image's Jersey Gods (I finally picked up my copy this past weekend and it's amazing!), but he did us the honor of illustrating the back cover of the Spring '09 issue of Mysterious Adventure. Other than my wife, this is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I just finished reading my first Doc Savage novel, Man of Bronze, and thought I would do up some mugshots in the tradition of my good friend, Evan Shaner. Glad you approve, Doc!
Adventurers are Doc, Ham, Monk, Renny, Long Tom, and Johnny.