Monday, June 30, 2008

Gallery Show in Connecticut

The Cap'n, Acrylic gouache on cradled Gessobord, 8x8".

While I was at Heroes Con this year, I got a wonderful offer to submit a piece of art relating to super heroes to a gallery in Connecticut. I ended up submitting the Cap painting above along with the pencil drawing of Medusa that I did earlier this month. The exhibition is entitled Identity Theft: Reinventing the Comic Hero and it is being held at the Guildford Art Center in Guilford, CT. The opening reception is July 11th from 5 - 9pm. The exhibition will be on display from July 11 till Aug. 14. I included a link that has more info about the event. From what I've seen of the pieces that were sent to me through email, this show is going to be awesome. Wish there was a way I could get up there to see the show, but I can't get off from work. Anyway, a big thank you goes out to Chris Uminga and Matt Fletcher for the opportunity to show my stuff out there.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Sorry, Heroes Con has been over for almost a week and I haven't posted anything yet. I've been busy working on some new stuff since I got back (more to follow). I will defiantly post it as soon as I'm finished.

Anyway, Heroes was so much fun this year. Everyone I met was super nice. I was so pleased to see that my art got such a good response this time around too. I'm slowly getting used to producing more and more work and it is paying off. I actually got a couple of offers to do some real deal published work. Maybe even one through IDW? I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that one.

The coolest thing this year was that I got a lot of request for commissions. I've posted a few that I was able to finish, but I still have a bunch to do. So thank you again to the people that are waiting patently for their commissions. I had so much fun talking to everyone I met. Two artist that I have to mention, Chris Uminga and Matt Fletcher ,they had some really awesome stuff. Check them out, I think you will like.
Another down to earth guy that I met was Scott Sava. He is the creator of a book called The Dreamland Chronicles, it is an all ages read graphic novel. I haven't got a chance to read some it yet but he has most of it online for free. Looks pretty cool though from what I saw. Scott stopped by the table and really enjoyed my art. He invited me over to his booth to check out some of the stuff that he has been working on. He even said that maybe I could do a cover for one of his Dreamland books thats being published through IDW. I think my jaw was hanging open when he said that. He also does children's books, which is something that I've always wanted to do as well. Just talking to him gave me so much hope that I can make it in this business. He knows what its like to be the little guy just starting out and he said that he could help to get my foot in the door. That was so inspiring for me to hear that. Thanks again Scott.

As far as the exhibitor booths, I bought my share in weight of trades and hard covers. Those $5 trade booths were a real down fall for me this time. On Sunday, this one guy ended up selling his Marvel titles for 75% off cover price. Let's just say a great deal of money was deducted from my credit card.

I also got to spend some time with my friends from college, which is always a crazy experience. I'm like the only one that still lives in the mountains of NC, so these cons are like the only time we get to see each other. I'm trying to see if we can do some more cons next year like Baltimore, but we have to save up some money to do that. Charlotte is the closest place that we can all meet without costing us an arm or leg, so we will have to wait and see. Make sure you check out their websites too. Adam Goudelock and Kim Feigenbaum.

All in all I had a really great time. It was inspiring and really got me excited to work on some new things for next year. Heroes Con 2008 was the best I've been to in a really long time. Can't wait till next year to do it again.


~Thanks again to everyone that showed their support through the commissions. I had a blast drawing them.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Just in time

Photoshop CS3, 11x17" @ 600 dpi, 2008.

Just finished up the colors for this Medusa print. Not as textured as I would have liked it, but I like the simplicity of it.

Well this is last post until I get back from Heroes Con, can't believe it is already here. Hope to meet a lot of great artist and cool fans of comics this weekend. Remember to stop by SP-26 to see some of my art in person. I will be doing commissions as well as selling prints.
See ya later.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Blue pencil and graphite on Rives BFK, 11x17".

I just finished this Medusa drawing last night. I'm still working on the color version, but I'm pretty sure I will have it done in time for Heroes Con. I'm actually going to have these printed off at the original size. It will be the first time having some prints that are larger than 8 1/2x11". I'm hoping that they will sell well.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Heroes Con Update

Thought I'd share this sweet image that Darwyn Cooke did for the Heroes Con. Hope I can get one. And I just got the official table location where me and my friends will be sitting. We are at SP-26. So stop by and grab some prints and maybe a sketch or two. Hope to see ya there, later.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Cheap Joe's Ad, photoshop cs3, 11x14 @ 600 dpi.

Thank God, I'm finished with this ad. I had to edit somethings from the original drawing to make the composition work. I also added some egg pieces flying off into the foreground to round everything out. Now I can get back to work on my stuff for Heroes Con.

Friday, June 6, 2008

More Heroes Con Stuff

Ad for Cheap Joe's Art Stuff,
blue pencil and white pastel on Rives BFK, 11x14", 2008.

Here is a flyer cover image for Cheap Joe's Art Stuff. I just finished the pencils and now I just have to put some color to it. It is actually their ad for Heroes Con, they ended up purchasing a booth this year to sell some of their art products. Since I work for them, I will be spending a little bit of time at their booth along with the small press table that me and a couple of friends purchased. I have links to their websites along the side of the blog. They are Kim Feigenbaum and Adam Goudelock. So be sure to stop by both tables to get some cool stuff.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Post Cards

Thought I'd share a couple of new things I've been working on this past weekend. This is a piece that I'm working on for my first solo art show. It will be on display at The Nth Degree Gallery in Boone, NC for the month of October. I'm debating on transferring it to a wood panel to paint it since the digital version came out so well.

I liked it so much that I used it for my self promotional post cards. I just sent off the color and type version to get printed. Hopefully they will make it in time for Heroes Con so I can give them out to folks. Make sure you come by for one and many other new prints.