Friday, November 11, 2011

My new comic "BAD GUY" from MTV comics coming in spring 2012

Hey everybody - I'm writing and drawing a comic for the soon-to-be-launched MTV Comics. Here, listen to my giant, pasty, cough medicine addled head spill all the details!

Oh my god - shut up you idiot!!!

If any of you liked MODOK: Reign Delay then I just *know* you're going to like this. Bad Guy is going to be a three issue digital comic series starting sometime next spring, with a print collection to come later that year. I'm scripting the story right now and having a blast!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

How to Make a Guerilla Video comic

A short non-fiction comic I drew for Idealware (a tech consulting firm for non-profits) a few months back. The text was written by Idealware's Colin Pizarek, and we collaborated on coming up with the visuals and gags throughout the comic. Really fun little project that I was really happy to be a part of!
Copyright Idealware. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rat Boy revisited

So last weekend at New York Comic Con, the big highlight for me wasn't the announcement of my new comic (more on that in a few days) but an unexpected reunion with my old college friend Andy Sanford, whom I haven't seen or even talked to in almost 20 years. Andy and I made a handful of comics together while we were students at Syracuse University - he wrote, I drew - they were the first comics I ever collaborated on with anyone, ever. Andy's comic ideas were inspired by classic underground model that I love - wildly imaginative and incredibly obnoxious - and at the time I met him I was struggling with my own writing and ideas so combining forces with him suited me perfectly. I learned a lot working with him and it helped me find my own groove both as a writer and an artist which I will always be thankful for.

Andy graduated with a film degree and spent a few years kicking around Hollywood before getting tired of it and going back to school for law - he's now a very successful trial lawyer in LA.

I was hoping I could find some of the comics that we did together in the archives so I could scan and post them here but they must be in storage at my in-laws house, so instead I whipped up this updated drawing of RAT BOY "World's Smartest Punk", the main character of our last, and dare I say greatest, collaboration.

Thanks a million Andy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Warm up sketch: Cobra B.A.T.

When I first saw the Cobra B.A.T. action figure in the store as a kid I thought it was the coolest GI Joe figure EVER - he had a robot hands and could swap it out with a back pack full of kick ass-weapons. MAximum firepower with no guns - awesome! I also thought it was just one guy - some sort of Cobra cybernetic super-soldier.  Then I saw the cartoon and was so disappointed when it turned out that B.A.T.stood for Battle Android Trooper and there were THOUSANDS of the useless losers. What a gyp. I like my idea better.
Drawn in Photoshop.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bad Boyfriend

Bad Boyfriend is a mini-comic I've been working on in my (ha!) spare time. More soon.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ten Buck Commissions - Round Two!

THE BASICS: $10 (plus shipping) buys you a black and white marker drawing on 5 x 8 inch bristol board. See my tumblr blog for samples. Paypal only - use the form below to order.

THE RULES:  You MUST use the paypal button to order - it will calculate accurate postage and helps me keep track of the number of commissions coming in. First come, first served. Pre-existing characters only. (Examples: Wonder Woman, R2-D2, James Bond, Godzilla, Charlie Brown, etc.) I'll gladly draw characters of your own creation if you can provide visual reference, but I won't design new characters for you. You can order more than one piece of art, but no cheating by asking to group 2 or more characters on one piece of artwork. One order, one character, one piece of art - no more, no less because at just $10 a pop I simply don't have time in my schedule to get too fancy. I reserve the right to refund your purchase if I feel your request is too difficult, too complex or offensive (but I will almost always email you first to discuss). I'm sorry to spell it out that this since I'd say 95% of people who commission art from me ask for perfectly awesome and reasonable requests anyway, but I'm sure the remaining 5% would appreciate the clarification.

Commissions will be open until March 15, 2011, 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time or until I fill 100 slots, whichever comes first. Last time I did this I ended up selling 60 commissions in less than 4 hours and had to shut it down early, so if you are at all interested order sooner rather than later.


UPDATE: Commissions are now closed. It was a LOT! I will start drawing next week and get them all in the mail. Thanks to everyone who ordered or helped spread the word!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Make-A-Wish comic

About a year ago I was asked to help out on what has been the most challenging and most rewarding work I've ever done, co-creating a special comic book "Super Shot" with Luke Robinson, an 11-year old childhood leukemia survivor. The comic was made possible by the Make-A-Wish foundation, Luke created and designed the characters and came up with the story ideas - I wrote the script and drew the artwork under the supervision of then-Marvel Comics editor Nate Cosby. This past week the book was printed and distributed for free to hospitals in Luke's hometown area of Tennessee - the story is an origin of Luke's characters Super Shot and Dr. Shrink, who battle the Virus in a story that demonstrates that kids need not be afraid of doctors or medical care. This was all Luke's vision and I was just lucky to be asked along for the ride.

Here's a local news broadcast on the book's release:

And here are some more articles about the comic:
Dickson boy realizes comic book dream
Local boy's Marvel-drawn comic book release

Thanks to Marvel Comics, Nate Cosby, Make-A-Wish, Luke and the Robinson family for allowing me to be a part of this!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

X-Force #1 on Covered

I re-drew Rob Liefeld's cover to X-Force #1 (1991) for the Covered blog. Buy a print at Deviantart. I'll also have prints for sale at C2E2!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ten Buck Commissions!

I'm suddenly in need of some quick cash, so I'm offering cheap commissioned artwork - one character, drawn in black and white on a 5 x 8 piece of bristol board for only $10 plus shipping just like the one seen above (which is available for sale, of course). To order just type in the character that you want and click the button. I'll post scans of the artwork here on the blog. My schedule only allows me to do 30 of these, so order soon!

UPDATE: I'm overwhelmed with the response so far! Those first 30 spots filled up much sooner than I expected, but I've decided to keep the button up at least until the list gets crazy out-of-control.

UPDATE 2: Commissions are now closed. Thanks so much to everyone who bought one - or several! Keep watching this space for the finished pieces.

UPDATE 3: All artwork has been drawn and is in the mail - I've been posting the results on my Tumblr blog. This went so well that I'm going to do another round of these next week - commissions will open on March 14th, first come, first served.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sketch cards of lesser-know X-Men

Commissioned by the same patron who ordered yesterday's Cable drawing. Above: Madison Jeffries/Box (my favorite X-Man/Alpha Flight character), Dr Kavita Rao, Dr Takiguchi & Red Ronin, Dr Nemesis, Elixir, Maggot, Match and The Vanisher. Below: Ernst and No-Girl. Each card measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches, drawn with markers on Strathmore Bristol artists sketch cards.

Cable of X-Men/X-Force

Commissioned piece - markers on bristol paper.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Taskmaster vs Deadpool commission

Another private commission that I'm mailing out today. The patron's request: "Taskmaster and Deadpool playing a table top game."

Monday, February 7, 2011

A commissioned piece I'm mailing out today:
Karate Kid vs MODOK

And some sketch cards from a Twitter contest I held a few months ago:
 Deathlok/MODOK = DOKLOK

 Karl Marx/MODOK

Thor with a coffee