Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Chicago Wizard World Table #5014

Lucifer Red

This Thursday through Sunday I'll be at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con at Artist Table #5014. It's been awhile since I've been at this convention. Last time I was at WW Chicago, I had about 6 pages of Local #1 drawn to show people at my artist table. But most of the responses were like, "hmm, that's interesting, but can you draw NightCrawler beating up Lee Majors with a lightsaber?". Hee :)

I feel bad that I've been too busy to make cool stuff to sell like buttons, or leather mugs or purses with cute woodland animals painted on them. BUT, I'll be selling color prints of my work as well as original art from Lucifer, Local, American Virgin, and various others. I'll also have copies of all my books and previews of The New York Four

The real reason I'm going is to paint original art commissions like this Lucifer piece (I hope to sell) I painted last night (doing color work at night without the sun helping me out is baaad). So, please come by and say hello or buy some original art.

I'm sharing the table with Christopher Schons, artist for Tokyo Pop's EarthLight. He'll be selling his Videogame-themed art prints, copies of Earthlight and custom toys. Here's a sample of his work, check out his website to see his more of his stuff...


Friday, June 20, 2008

Lilly Allen

Lilly Allen, originally uploaded by funrama.

Inks and photoshop
(My 5-year-old painted the background part)

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wolverine and Rogue in Tokyo


This is my Wizard World Special. I thought this was really boss when I was drawing it now I just think it looks ridiculous and dumb, which is the circumstance 90% of everything I draw falls into.

This is inspired by Uncanny X-Men #173 (Paul Smith art) when Wolverine goes to Tokyo to stalk his girlfriend Mariko, and he takes Rogue along on her first mission as an X-Men. Anyone remember? Storm went punk in this issue too. This was from the first scene where Wolverine and Rogue were beating the crap out of some 80's Yakuza dudes.

I don't gain any particular enjoyment drawing Superhero stuff. If someone actually called me to draw capes and tights I guess it would look like this. The only thing I really want to draw before I die is a Wolverine and Rogue story. This is meant to be colored but then I put too many lines in it. Maybe I'll still color it.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008



Wow, It's all over today. Weird.

Thanks to everyone who followed the series. Taking the time to tell this story piece by piece over the past 2 years has made the overall series much stronger and the steady support for the series has made the final hardcover collection a reality.


Local #12

Local Hardcover
Sept. 17


Sunday, June 08, 2008



Crossposted from Brian...

"The skinny:

The Local Hardcover is:

- oversized (7.5 x 11", like the Marvel oversized hardcovers)
- heavy paper, hardcover, black taped binding (no dust jacket - see The Push Man for easy comparison)
- 384 pages!
- i believe the final 16 pages are full color, containing the original cover gallery
- 57 pages of extras
- $30
- what is gray on the cover image below will be silver

The book is available to order from comics retailers with this code: JUN08 4143

Khepri.com has it at their usual discount: http://khepricom.livejournal.com/225028.html

My personal feeling is that this book will be under-ordered and see a lot of reorder activity, and its availability will be spotty for awhile. Meaning that demand will be higher than the stock Diamond allows smaller publishers to maintain in their warehouses, and a reprint, when the first printing runs out, will take a few weeks. So I suggest everyone place pre-orders with their retailer of choice.


My 2 cents:
I've seen the mock-up for this book and it's unbelievable. It's basically a Local Absolute Edition for $30. Khepri is selling it for only $19.49 until June 30. Duh, I'm going to buy a bunch for myself.

Local also on Amazon


Friday, June 06, 2008

Convention Season Commissions

Dream Death
Inks on watercolor paper

I'm going to have an artist alley table at Chicago Wizard World and San Diego Comic Con, so i'm doing a bunch of Commission-type pieces and, dare I say-- Fan art to take with me and sell. Here's an example of what I'll be doing at my table. I'll post some more eventually. I'm taking my paints with me, dagnabbit.

If you're in SD or Chicago, come on by and buy a sketch from me. You can even request something and maybe I can do it ahead of time and bring it with me. I do Black and White or Color, but I charge a lot more for color.

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Love And Communication


The New York Four Chapter Break 3

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Vinyl Underground #9


Hey Kids, We all know what today is! It's VINYL UNDERGROUND TUESDAY, where we all examine a new Vinyl Underground page and see if it changes colors when encountering a predator in the wild!*

Also, as usual, always and forever, Local #12 is delayed. Tell the Mean People that I finished drawing it a long time ago and it's not my fault. Hopefully it comes next week, fingers crossed!

*That's a bald-faced lie, there is no such thing as VINYL UNDERGROUND TUESDAY.

art : Simon Gane and Ryan Kelly

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