Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Going Through an Old Sketchbook...

Sometimes you can surprise yourself when you go through an old sketchbook and find things you didn't even remember drawing! I thought I'd just share a few "buried treasures" from a recent studio/sketchbook purge. Nothing major, but still some ones in there that I totally forgot about!


Some old "Thor" character design sketches



My wife in labor with our son (drawn from life)


My son (sktched fom life right after he was born--first image of him). I'm definately going to pass this on to him.



The Thing (from SDCC 2010)


Just thought I'd quickly post (before I forgot that I drew them again)! Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 24, 2011

A "Choopie" Warm-Up Sketch

Well, as some of you know I am blessed to have landed a slot penciling part of the upcoming "Perhapanauts" trade from my pals Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau over at IMAGE comics. The trade should be out early next year and I'm currently finishing up the last 3 pages of my assigned tale. It's been a HUGE honor and a lot of fun to pencil a book this cool and unique. In fact, you guys would be doing yourself a social diservice by NOT checking out these great characters. You can find, view and buy plenty of current Perhapanauts comics, t-shirts and other "swag" (as my pal Todd would put it) here: http://www.perhapanauts.com/. However, just to summarize, the Perhapanauts are a team of supernatural agents dedicated to finding and sealing the torn "rifts" of our reality and exiling the "creatures" that escape into our world from these rifts. Honestly, there hasn't been a team this cool when it comes to the supernatural policing business since "The Ghostbusters" hit the scene back in 1984! To top it off, they are not only agents, but reformed supernatural creatures themselves! Hit the link above for more info!

Meanwhile, the whole point was that...usually (before I pencil pages for this book) I like to do funny little 10-15 minute warm-up sketches of the characters in different random situations. Want me to share one you say? Sure, no problem, little fella'. Here we have Choopie (the team's comical, semi-intelligent Chupacabra). Apparently, our friend Choopie has decided what he wants to be for Halloween this year. Only thing is Molly (the team's friendly ghost) isn't too sure that their "costumes" are the best idea. Enjoy!:



And now: More Con Photos!


Predator


Chun Li & Me


Harley Quinn, Joker and some random tourist...


Spider-man


Me being filmed during a "Quick Sketch Challenge" versus G.I. Joe artist Jeremly Dale


Wolverine


More to come, but that's all for now! Until next time!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Episode IV" is Coming Soon!

Welcome back, people! Thanks for stopping by! Here's another brief update on our upcoming movie "Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope". It will soon be ready to hit theaters in the U.S. and is currently making its rounds at numerous film festivals around the world! It's opening with some GREAT reviews so please do me the honor of checking a few of them out here:

 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/comic-con-episode-iv-a-235491
(The leading film review site)

http://blogs.indiewire.com/spout/archives/comic_con_episode_iv_review/

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival Feature page for Comic-Con: http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/filmfestival/films/comic-con-episode-iv-a-fan-s-hope

BIG thanks to artist Matt Haley (who created the poster for the movie). You can also check out the hard-cover companion book at your local bookstore or http://www.amazon.com/!





Next Up: I thought I'd share a few photos of us at the actual con during filming (which was an amazing experience)!

Getting pointers on the business from comic writer Will Wilson (Mayhem!)

Talking with comic legend Jim Lee.

Why wasn't I War Machine in "Iron Man 2"?

Me doing an art contest with "Mouseguard" artist/creator David Peterson.


Of course I'll share more as time goes on. Until next time, thanks for stoppping by!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The "Freakshow", "The Diplomat" and "A Fan's Hope"...

Welcome all! It's my pleasure this week to once again present to you a few interesting updates and sneak-peeks. So let's get straight to it!

First up we have: "Freakshow"! Well, a few months back I shared with you that I penciled a little cover/pin-up for writers' David Server's and Jackson Lanzing's sci-fi comic hit "Freakshow" (the trade paperback). Well, the trade is out now and it's fantastic! Fangoria gives it 4 out of 4 stars and Ain't It Cool News highly recommends it! So do I. And not just because I was blessed enough to have my art featured as the final page of the book (pin-up gallery, page 11). It's a great story and that's the most important thing. So please do yourself a favor and CHECK IT OUT by ordering it online.

*Special thanks to Michael Babinski (inks) & Stephen Downer (colors) on helping to make our cool pin-up.


Round 2: The release of Arch Enemy Entertainment's mini-series "The Diplomat" is gearing up and my work (to illustrate the covers) is pretty much complete. What's that? You want to see a cropped preview of issue #3's gritty cover? Why certainly--OF COURSE YOU CAN! Check it out, my friends (pencils by me, inks by Mikey and colors by Nate Lovett):



And Finally: "A Fan's Hope". To be a part of any major production is a blessing BUT to be one of the main cast in a feature-film produced by Stan Lee and directed by Morgan Spurlock is a true, blessed HONOR. So while the movie is not yet released in the U.S. I still want to share the poster for the film (I'm not sure who the artist is but he/she depicts all of the main characters as original superheroes).Which hero am I? Well, I'm the Air Force themed fella' in the bottom left corner. Perhaps the muscles are a bit too small but nobody's perfect!

* All of the reviews for this movie have been very, very positive so please stay tuned for more info on the release date!

Thanks for viewing! Until next time!