Friday, July 18, 2008

Try and Stay Positive

Wow, it's been way too long since my last post. I'm surprised no one's called me on it. But here's a nice peek into the the process to make up for my silence.
This is a piece for the August issue of Beatroute and features the lead singer from Hold Steady, whose new album "Stay Positive" is being reviewed. I tried really hard to get his likeness down. I think it's there but it could be better. As you can see, I went a little crazy with the pastels on this one. I'm really trying to make these Beatroute pics very colorful and eye catching without being gaudy or aneurism-inducing. I don't have too much experience using color, so it's all part of the grand learning experience.
I've laid out the first 4 pages of the Holiday Men, Episode 2. It's going to be great and it feels good to finally get down to business. Far too much lolligagging on that front lately. On every front in general I suppose. It's been a rough fuckin' month, guys...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


BEHOLD! This thing of beauty is evidence of the magic that can happen when two artists put there heads together. This is Iron Man (I draw him a heck of a lot more than I use to) with pencils by myself and inks and colors by fellow VA Poster Boy, COGNOMAN. Cogs has a very unique style to his pencils and inks, and seeing it rendered on top of my work gives me quite a thrill. It must be mutual because we've both agreed to work on a story for the upcoming sci-fi VA anthology "ROCKET JUICE."
Oh, and I believe that qualifies as the first official announcement of said project. We're shooting to have it debut at the Comic Expo at the Red and White Club on October 5th.
If I can get some nice quality prints of this, I'll probably be selling them at the Olympic Plaza Art Bazaar on Sunday. Hopefully we'll see you there!