Thursday, November 25, 2010
First, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving today. Second, I wanted to share with everyone the final color wraparound cover to the graphic novel to hit the stand around the 22nd of December. I have to say that this is one of my favorite pieces i've done recently. I pretty much did everything from the thumbnails to the inks and final color, a total of about 3 days. Can't recall as to how tired I was in getting it done for the deadline, but i'm very pleased with how it came out. Also, the book can be ordered thru Amazon as well. Here is the link for that
Thursday, November 11, 2010
What can I say about this year's Mid Ohio Con. It was a BLAST! Ever since the new owners have taken over, the Mid Ohio has taken on a new atmosphere and enthusiasm. I was quite surprised by how many people were walking through the convention doors to enjoy the two day show, or three, if you consider the pre-con party. I was asked to do a panel on pinup art with Dave Nester and Jay Fife. The panel itself was good. We all were just drawing upon our own experience in the field and the crowd appeared to be interested in what we were talking about. I've never done a panel before, but have no problem talking about what I do in front of a crowd. Over the years of going to shows, it has become easier and easier. I was quite busy as I was bombarded with commission requests. I think I did around 9-10 full sized pieces for the weekend, all in greyscale, except for a Deathbird sketchcard. All in all, it was a great weekend. I had current and former students stop by my table and they all seemed pretty excited about being at the show. I was glad that they showed up as there's nothing better than being at a show and getting a feel for what it is you want to get into for a career. It's the best thing ever. I'll be posting more later about the show, but for now i'll get to posting some pieces for now. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tomorrow morning on Fox28, Good Morning Columbus will be airing interviews at Packrat Comics in Hilliard, I'll be there along with a few other great local talents, so be sure to check it out or DVR it to check it later. It'll be a nice lil min-con before the main show this coming weekend. It's going to be a great time. Hope to see you there.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
This weekend is going to be a blast! Mid Ohio is celebrating it's 30th year of existence. They've gathered one heck of a guest list of pros from the industry. All tables are sold out, which is awesome! I remember growing up and seeing ads of my favorite artists such as Byrne, Austin, Leondardi listed as being artists for the Mid-Ohio and just dreamed of not wanting to only be a part of it, but also just being able to go. But that was me being a kid. But now, having been a part of many shows in past, this year's Mid-Ohio show is looking to be one of the best this year. See you there!
Monday, November 1, 2010
Here is the inked version I thought to put up here. The idea behind this one was KING KONG inspired. My thought process for this one was that I was thinking about all those movie posters I grew up seeing and still love seeing today and try to capture the feel of the book with this one image.I think I succeeded. Y'know, I like the way I ink, but I definitely take too long to ink a piece like this. I knew time was running short, but I didn't want to wane on the quality. This took me about 12hrs. to ink. I do need to get faster though. Enjoy.