Sunday, January 27, 2013


 Bear with me folks, this is a big post.  
This year at ECCC I'm doing something a little different in that I am offering THREE different style commissions!  This post is broken into three parts, giving examples, prices and further info.  Read carefully!
If you have any questions, email me:
Watercolor Collaborations w/ Matt Kindt
writer/artist of MIND MGMT/Dark Horse; 3 STORY/Dark Horse; 

Matt and I have been doing this style commission for the past year or so whenever we attend the same shows.  I do the line art and Matt does the watercolor work.  We offer these in two sizes: 5x7in and 8x10in.  Both sizes are perfect for framing.

 The 5x7 pieces are $30/ea...

...OR, four for $100

The 8x10 commissions are $100/ea (frame not included).


(To order PayPal funds to:
--along with your character requests!)

Color Marker Collaborations w/ Bill Crabtree
Colorist of The Sixth Gun.
Other credits include: MUDMAN, GODLAND, INVINCIBLE

 My collaborative commissions with Bill come in one size only: 9x12in
We have a very limited number of spots open for this style commission so don't dawdle!
Price is $150/single figure
(To order PayPal funds to:
--include your character request!)


Black and White commissions... by ME.

I am only taking a limited number of pre-orders for this style commission so that I can still offer a few on the days of the show (on a first come, first serve basis).

Single figure, black and white commission: $100/ea
(To order PayPal funds to:
--include your character request!)
 Had a hard time finding examples of this style on file.  
The ones below are closest I could wrestle up and they are couple years old.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."
I have said many times that John Carpenter has been a big influence on my as a storyteller.  But, in my mind, THEY LIVE marked the end of an era.  Almost every film he made up through They Live was an instant classic (I might make exceptions for The Fog and Prince of Darkness) and The Thing remains one of my all-time favorite movies.  When I first saw They Live I was probably in my early teens and it didn't do a lot for me.  But having seen it a couple times in recent years I have grown to appreciate it so much more.  I now consider it Carpenter's least appreciated film (much of that probably has to do with the easily dismissed star, professional wrestler Roddy Roddy Piper, who is actually pretty good in this).  
All that said, I was excited to get this commission for the main man, Nada, and the opportunity to draw the world of this classic sci-fi.
due to scanner limitations the final image (at top of post) has actually been cropped at the top just a bit.  You can see the full composition in this prelim sketch.

Monday, January 07, 2013

The Brood. (or, El Brooderino, if, You Know, You're Not Into the Whole Brevity Thing)

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Here is another ink wash piece from my most recent batch of commissions! 
Being an old school X-Men fan, I had a blast drawing the Brood!  So much better than a gaggle of ninja.  This is also one of the rare occasions were I like a contemporary costume--in this case Rogue--though I will always be particular to her original green costume with the clean lines and hoodie (variations of the new costume pay tribute to the classic look).
Anyway, as always with large pieces, I first do a small pencil drawing which I then blow up and lightbox.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Turtle Mayhem

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The first of a handful of commissions that I did recently.  Never drew the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles before so it was quite fun to jump into this one--hope that comes across!
Below is the initial prep sketch that I did which I then scanned and tightened up a little in Photoshop.  I then blow it up and print it at the final size (in this case 11"x17") and lightbox it onto Bristol.  I then ink the entire thing with Sumi ink and a brush (Raphael or Windsor-Newton round sables, size 2 or 3).  The most time consuming part is doing the ink washes and building up those values.  When that is over I then go back in and go over some of the foreground inks with markers or brush as the black of the ink loses a little of it's brilliance after doing the ink wash.