Thursday, November 15, 2018

STRONGHOLD with Phil Hester and Aftershock Comics coming in 2019


I'm proud to announce STRONGHOLD, my new series with writer Phil Hester at AfterShock Comics Dee Cunniffe is coloring. Stronghold #1 is set to go on sale on February 20, 2019. I think you're going to love it. Be sure to preorder from your shop if you want this book.

Here is some info on the book as well as a preview of the interior pages by me and variant cover.

“Stronghold” is about a college student and delivery driver named Claire who has fallen in love with a sad sack insurance adjuster on her delivery route named Michael Grey. Claire also happens to belong to a centuries-old secret society called The Stronghold who believes this insurance adjuster is actually an immortal, amnesiac elder god whose awakening would ignite a cosmos-wide Armageddon.

 Like all young people, Claire feels restless in her strict faith, but when she tests it by revealing herself to Grey, the results threaten to destroy not only her order, but the world. On the run from The Stronghold, alien enemies, and Grey’s own broken, haunting memories, they both realize that for their love to be born, Earth must die.

A story that begins as a lively, adventurous romance spins into a deeper, darker science fiction tale of existential terror and ultimate sacrifice. It’s very much in the flavor of past work of mine like “The Coffin” and “Deep Sleeper” (both with Mike Huddleston). If that’s not enough to hook you, come for Ryan Kelly’s amazing artwork, which alone is worth the cover price. He’s really leveled up on this one. As an artist myself, I’m in awe.




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Thursday, November 01, 2018

The Wicked And The Divine 1373 Special preview

Here is some of my artwork from The Wicked and The Divine 1373 Special. 
I'm so glad I got to work on this, and I'm really happy with the art.
 Colors by Matt Wilson and letters by Clayton Cowles.
purchase at Image Comics

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Recent Commissions Round-up

Freddie Krueger
Hi everyone, and thanks for commissioning me. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

Rules on commissions:
I take as long as I want. I don't charge upfront.

Backgrounds: 
I wanted to take a moment here to discuss drawing background elements in these drawings, since the issue comes up occasionally. These are my compositions so I decide what to put in the picture. It could be a tree, a wall, some clouds...I draw what I want and what works easiest for me. If you request specific scenery; a precise building or a detailed story element, etc, then I charge an extra $20 on the base price. Full stop. For instance, If you request "Thor" I'm going to draw him on a mountain top or something, if you request "Thor in Asgard", I'm going to charge the extra $20.

Prices:
I need to raise the price for international shipping a little bit. It costs so much. Sorry.

Thank you and thanks for being great customers!

Prices:
9X12 inch paper, gray: $70
9X12 inch paper, color: $80 
shipping extra: $8 USA; $14 Canada;  $18 International

11X17 inch paper, gray: $120 
11X17 inch paper, color: $140
shipping extra: $9 USA; $16 Canada;  $23 International

Price is for one character. Extra character is $20 extra small paper / $40 extra for large paper.
Special background art requests are $20 extra small paper/ $40 extra for large paper.
I also have 11X14 and 12X18 inch paper if you prefer.

Death Dream
Lady Snowblood
Superboy Wondergirl

Venom

Zatanna

Preacher

Psylocke

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Monday, August 13, 2018

The Wicked And The Divine 1373 Special


Hey look, I'm drawing the next The Wicked And The Divine Special issue 
It's great to be working with Kieron again. No doubt horrible things will be happening and I will be drawing them.  More art to show later. Info:

The Wicked And The Divine 1373 (One-Shot)

SEPTEMBER 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
"THE TRANSUBSTANTIATION OF LUCIFER"
The final THE WICKED + THE DIVINE historical special plunges into the shadow of life after the Black Death. KIERON GILLEN gets back together with THREE collaborator RYAN KELLY to tell the story of penitent nun Lucifer hearing the confession of penitent murderer Ananke. Yes, everyone will be sorry.

In Shops: Sep 26, 2018

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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Current Commissions

Wolverine
Hi. Here are some recent commissioned drawings. Color and Gray. Small and Large paper. Thank you to everyone who has commissioned drawings from me. I appreciate it.

Rules on Commissions:
I have so many rules and I'm not going to repeat them all, but the most important rule is this: I start and finish the commission when I can. The only person's notion about when the commission should be finished that matters is me. I don't charge up front.
You can help move your commission along by not asking for Spider-man and whoever his girlfriend is. I tend to get so many requests for Spider-man, that they just pile up and I just have to ignore them. The thought of getting to them some day is buried deep in the recesses of my mind to excavate later.

Prices:
9X12 inch paper, gray: $70
9X12 inch paper, color: $80 
shipping extra: $8 USA; $14 Canada;  $17 International
11X17 inch paper, gray: $120 
11X17 inch paper, color: $140
shipping extra: $9 USA; $16 Canada;  $22 International


Price is for one character. Extra character is $20 extra small paper / $40 extra for large paper.
Special background art requests are $20 extra small paper/ $40 extra for large paper.
I also have 11X14 and 12X18 inch paper if you prefer.
Green Lanterns

Daredevil Elektra

Spider Woman

Madame Hydra

Musubi

Superman Lois Lane

Batgirl Robin

Psylocke

Hitgirl


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Thursday, May 31, 2018

WHERE WE LIVE A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas IN STORES NOW

WHERE WE LIVE is available NOW in comic stores. 73 stories on gun violence: 300+ pages, 165 contributors, curated by J H Williams from Image Comics. All proceeds to Oct 1 Las Vegas shooting survivors.

I feel very privileged to be a contributor to this book. The state of unnecessary gun deaths and mass shootings in this country deeply hurts me. This is a great collection of art and stories. Here's a sample of my art for a story by Gail Simone with colors by Giulia Brusco.


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Monday, April 16, 2018

Recent Commissions

Death (Endless)
Here are some recent art commissions I've done, in color and gray.

On art commissions:
If you commission a drawing from me, you're going to be unhappy with the wait. You will be disappointed with me that I didn't email you back right away and that I took a year to do your drawing. But, if that doesn't matter to you, then go ahead and commission a drawing. I don't take money upfront. You pay when I do the work.

On shipping and International shipping :
I'm raising shipping costs a dollar here and there, so don't be alarmed. If you live outside the USA, and I ship art to your country, it's now out of my hands. I can't do anything if it gets lost in International shipping (it rarely happens). If your art gets lost somewhere around the world, it should be said: I don't give out refunds for work I've done. But, if something bad happens, I don't leave customers empty-handed. We'll figure something out.

Thanks.

Prices:
9X12 inch paper, gray: $70
9X12 inch paper, color: $80 
shipping extra: $8 USA; $14 Canada;  $17 International

11X17 inch paper, gray: $120 
11X17 inch paper, color: $140
shipping extra: $9 USA; $16 Canada;  $22 International

Price is for one character. Extra character is $20 extra small paper / $40 extra for large paper.
Special background art requests are $20 extra small paper/ $40 extra for large paper.
I also have 11X14 and 12X18 inch paper if you prefer.
Judge Dredd
Mister Miracle
Local Austin Texas
John Constantine
Man-Bat vs. Batman
Zandar and Zarana
Winter Soldier
Cloak and Dagger
Sgt. Rock and Mademoiselle Marie

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

MSP ComiCon pre-show sketches

Baroness
Hi, It's me again! As usual, I'm attending only one convention this year...MSP ComiCon

Are you going to the show? I'm offering a chance to pre-order a sketch from me for pick-up at the show only. Fun!

I'm only taking five. Five pre-show sketches. Five slots. You can have one of the slots by requesting your sketch, via email, at funrama@gmail.com and paying upfront, via Paypal. After 5 is filled, that's it.

Yes, it's the rare time I have you pay upfront (I don't have people pay upfront for my commission list, which is not limited.) These are limited. This is "pay-up-front" to insure that a no-show/non-payer doesn't steal a spot from someone else. Again, I'm only taking 5 sketches so I can do my best work.

I'm ONLY doing one character, on 9 X 12 inch paper, in a plain vanilla pose, from about the hips-up. I'm not drawing legs. Not drawing backgrounds. See this Baroness above for example of what you'd get. Mainstream comic book characters only. TV, movies, video game characters are probably fine. If I don't care for the subject, I can decline, but that's rare.

It's $50 for a gray sketch or $60 for a Color. These are cheaper than my regular commission list.

I don't really do fancy sketches at conventions anymore. I could do maybe one or two per day if you catch me early. I do free 5-minute doodles though.

MSP ComiCon sketch slots:
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Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Greatest Commissions post yet

Jubilee
Here are some recent commissions, both Color and Gray...
And, here are some fun science facts about commissions:
Thank you!
Thanks for commission a drawing from me. I appreciate it. I need the money. The money helps me pay bills, and care for my family, produce more art and makes me feel wanted.
Completion Time
When it comes to commissions (not my official illustration or book work with deadlines) I run my show my way. I finish your commission when I can. If you you don't like waiting, Do NOT Commission me. My commission list is for those that can wait. If you don't like waiting, I don't want your business.  It's art, I'm not repaving your driveway. I'll take as long as I need. 
Payment 
Please pay when I ask you to. If I ask for payment, It means your drawing is on my easel and I'm working on it (this method protects me from dead-beat buyers.) If it seems like a good idea to delay payment because I took a long time to finish...Don't. I already did you a favor by not charging upfront, so, just, y'know, pay
If you don't pay in a few days or so, I just give the drawing to someone else. If, instead of paying, you bicker with me about how long I took and lie about imaginary emails I didn't respond to, then I just give your drawing to someone else. Happily, and with no regrets.
 If you say, "Hey man, awesome. I don't get paid until next week. Can I pay you then?" Then, ofcourse...yeah, that's fine. I'm not a monster. We can work that out.
Shipping and Handling
My art paper always has blunt edges because I turn it around on my table. I put a lot of water media on the paper, so it naturally looks a little warped. I'm not going to 300 lb paper because of cost and it's also ineffective on my light table. It's original art, blemishes and all. frame it and put it on your wall.
Satisfaction
Is it possible a customer could be unhappy with their commission?....I...guess?  I give everyone an "out"... Decline it and I'll sell it to someone else.  Not exactly happy but you still want it? I don't know...uh, I knock $10 off my already low prices? People should know what they're getting before they commission me. I post all the art right here.
Prices:
9X12 inch paper, gray: $70
9X12 inch paper, color: $80 
shipping extra: $7 USA; $13 Canada;  $17 International
11X17 inch paper, gray: $120
11X17 inch paper, color: $140
shipping extra: $9 USA; $15 Canada;  $22 International
Price is for one character. Extra character is $20 extra small paper / $40 extra for large paper.
Special background art requests are $20 extra small paper/ $40 extra for large paper.
I also have 11X14 and 12X18 inch paper if you prefer. 

Black Canary

Dazzler

Death

Gambit

Ilyanna (Magik)

Madman

Preacher

Flora and raccoon

Sandman