Thursday, December 22, 2011

December Update-New Art and Projects

Merry Christmas! Come on in, I've put some kindling on the fire and poured you a cup of hot cider. My official Christmas blog will appear on Paul Cornell's blog on Christmas Eve. I will be bringing Gold, Myrrh, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. So, for now, here's some art:

My 5-year old son and I took a crack at the 12 Days Of Christmas in 12 unique art styles. This is improvisational art and we don't prescribe to your rigid, conformist standards of art:

The White Moth. An illustration for Remake/Remodel on the White Chapel forum.
Inks and watercolors:

Catwoman commission. Inks and watercolors:


Local: Forest Hills, NY. Inks and watercolors:



Lona sketch:

Stinkbug. Random ink and watercolor drawing:

2011 was a..... difficult year. I've been stricken with a health condition that leaves me in permanent, constant pain. I just smile and keep going but most of the time I struggle and I don't want to do anything. I make art because I don't know how to do anything else. sigh. I've been going to the Orafacial Pain Clinic now for a year. If medication doesn't work I'll have to get microvascular decompression surgery. I hope I'm a candidate for the surgery because the pain is totally a major bummer.

In order to pay bills, I've been trying to make it easier for people to buy original art so I'm starting to photograph and list artwork, starting with The New York Five. You can view The New York Five artwork here.

Here's some project updates. I'm drawing Saucer Country. It's coming along.

The long-awaited Funrama #2: It's basically done. I just have to letter the book and do a cover and it's finished. So stay tuned, It's 95% done. I hope you'll buy it. Eventually all of Funrama will be available online.

Get this: I'm working on a comic that will be a free weekly, online comic. Yes, that's what I said. I'm penciling and lettering it now. Should I say what it's called? No, I can't. Okay, I will, It's called Cocotte. I hope I can stick with it and make it happen. I just need a website person to make me a website.

And I'm literally inches away from starting a new limited series for a certain publisher with a certain writer. BROADWAY! I can't say much yet.

And there's another mini-series I'm drawing that I'm very excited about. Soonlyish I hope.

ALL CREATOR OWNED, baked homemade fresh just like grandma used to make.

I'm tired!

Have a good year everyone. Stay healthy and happy.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

SAUCER COUNTRY #1 March 2012

Art and cover by RYAN KELLY
1:10 Variant cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale MARCH 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Arcadia Alvarado, the leading Democratic candidate for President of the United States, says she was “abducted by aliens.”
As the Mexican-American Governor of New Mexico, she’s dealing with immigration, budget cuts and an alcoholic ex. She’s about to toss her hat into the ring as a candidate for President in the most volatile political climate ever.
But then…a lonely road and a nightmarish encounter have left her with terrible, half-glimpsed memories. And now she has to become President. To expose the truth – and maybe, to save the world.
Arcadia’s quest is at the heart of this new monthly series from writer Paul Cornell (DEMON KNIGHTS, ACTION COMICS, Doctor Who) and artist Ryan Kelly (NEW YORK FIVE, NORTHLANDERS). With the help of her quirky staff, Arcadia will pursue the truth of her abduction into danger, mystery and awe. SAUCER COUNTRY is a dark thriller that blends UFO lore and alien abduction with political intrigue, all set in the hauntingly beautiful Southwest.