Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tis the season...

to worry about the end of life as we know it on Earth?!?!?
HAPPY NEW YEARS!!! 

If nothing else, here's some good music to check out from the last year... BEST of 2011 SPOTIFY playlist

Friday, December 23, 2011

Not80sU UPDATE 3

Time for another weekly glimpse at production art from my upcoming NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD zombie comic...

Since we've been peeking at the zombie action lately, I thought I'd show a panel from some down time.
Calm before the storm!
Looks like quite the party! At least there's a fair amount of 80's action going on there...
It's actually a shot of our protagonist, Jen, having not quite a great time (looks like she'd rather be squaring off with hordes of coke-zombies!).

Artwork by Bill McKay.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sketch Cover!

Here's another sketch cover I just finished up of the recent Marvel Comics DEFENDERS issue 1 relaunch...

It's done as an homage to GIANT-SIZE DEFENDERS number 1, and features most of the new Defenders; Namor, She-Hulk (red), Doctor Strange, and Silver Surfer!
Listed on eBay HERE

 Here's the original (Gil Kane) cover...

Friday, December 16, 2011

sketchcards!

More of them, back on ebay to be precise...

Like this one, snatch it up for cheap, she's going to be like my mascot and/or future comic character. Right now she qualifies as a Pulp Girl.
My art on eBay can be found HERE

Not80sU UPDATE 2

Thought I'd show another glimpse at production art for my upcoming NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD zombie comic...

Here's another panel from the first issue's 17th page, with more feral coke zombie action!
"Nose candy!!!!!!!!!"
Artwork by Bill McKay.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Not80sU UPDATE

Just got some new artwork for my in production new book, NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD, so thought I'd share a small peek...
Coke zombies going gonzo for that foo-foo dust!

Artwork on the book is by Bill McKay.

We're nearing completion of pencils for the first issue.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Artwork on eBay

The winter purge continues...
I've got another round of artwork recently listed on eBay.

This time I've got another Uncanny X-Men 1 sketch cover (and again with Emma Frost, since the last was popular):
A couple of my AE cards from the 5finity Galaxgals Eradication set:
 (I call them Martian Princess and BluBarella)
Another Painkiller Jane, and a Pulp Girl (my Dust Bunny, from my Pulp Girls concept/s):
Contact me if you want anything similar, I have more sketch cover and sketch card blanks!

New Tee design: FROG BROS.

Here's a new tee design I just finished...
For some reason the idea hit me to mash-up THE LOST BOYS' teenage vampire hunters, the Frog Brothers, with the 8bit goodness of Super Mario Bros.
Which gives you Edgar and Alan Frog in the style of Mario and Luigi!!

You can vote for the design over on UK custom shirt site, QWERTEE now: HERE 
Go on and pop on over there now and help me out (they've got some cool stuff)! ;)

Or you can pick it up now from my RedBubble account: HERE

Friday, December 02, 2011

Sketchcards on eBay

Time to do some winter art clean out, which means wrangling up all the loose artwork that's accumulated throughout the year and sell sell sell!

 I've got a bunch of blank artist exclusive (return) sketch cards to get rid of, including; Painkiller Jane, Galax Gals, and more.

I sketched up a couple of the Painkiller Jane cards the other day and posted those on eBay (along with a couple others) with low opening bids...
I've also added a bunch of sketches/originals from various pieces to the for sale gallery in my DeviantArt gallery, as well as marking down old stuff, and offering a buy one get one free and other incentives. You can check those out and details on the offers HERE

 Stay tuned to the blog or LIKE my new Facebook fan page for updates on more winter sale stuff!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Artwork: sketch cover

Did an Emma Frost wrap-around sketch cover for the recent Uncanny X-Men number 1 relaunch...


Friday, November 18, 2011

Sketch cards for charity

Steve Frank runs the sketch card company 5finity, and every year he does a charity auction for March of Dimes. This year I contributed 5 cards to the auction, and they're now up on eBay for bidding. I did my cards right as DC was doing their new 52 comics relaunch, so all the cards are inspired by the new takes on some of my faves...
Wonder-Woman, Batman, Superman (in his Action comics street Supes guise), Superman, and Supergirl

Thursday, November 17, 2011

BRONZED BEAUTIES 6: bronze blitz!

The Bronze Age, comics forgotten era.
In the 1970's comic companies pushed their content in new and wildly different directions inspired by the anything goes social attitudes of the times, while also balancing new fan fostered talent at the helms of post Comics Code adherent, kid friendly books.
While not much born of the era had lasting impressions, there's a cool factor to the books that's singular in style, and inescapable if one looks just a bit closer...
That's where I come in, with Bronzed Beauties, my weekly look at some of the books from the era, that feature more were-men, cyborgs, man-things, barbarians, sorceresses, dinosaurs, monsters, and damsels in distress than any other time, all in striking and vibrant (or should I say faded) four color ink!


Since it's been a few months since I last featured any bronze age beauties, before I get back into doing full weekly book reviews, I thought I'd do quick reviews of multiple bronze books I read through a while back, just highlighting some of the key bronze attributes for each, and not fully detailing them this time. With some cool new books in full review to follow, starting next week!
So, let's get started...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Artwork: New 52 Supergirl sketch

Here's a recent sketch (pencil, ink, and marker on 8.5x11" acid free paper) of the New 52 version of Supergirl (loving the new reboots of Supergirl and Wonder Woman btw)...
Which is available on eBay now!

I hope to do more sketches and sketch covers (like this recent Wolverine and the X-Men number 1, I sold on eBay, pictured below) to put up on eBay this winter!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Portland Comic Book Show

My local con, the PORTLAND COMIC BOOK SHOW is tomorrow (Sunday), so just a quick note that if you're from the area too, you can catch me at the show (table 149).

I'll have my new NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD books, as well as much much more, and will be doing sketches!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Facebook fan page and store

I recently created a new store with all my comics, sketchbooks, and items in it, including fan art prints (which until now I've never offered online) and more! You can check that out by clicking below here:

Visit my store on Storenvy

You can also get 20% off right now if you visit my new Facebook fan page and "like" that!

I plan to add more material moving forward, including more prints, and t-shirts.
Right now there aren't any t-shirts in there, but don't forget you can pick up some of my designs from my Redbubble store:

Buy my t-shirts

Saturday, November 05, 2011

New comic available now!


My latest crazy comic creation, NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD (aka NIGHT OF THE COKEHEADS), is available now in a limited edition full first issue preview!!!

Can you say commie contaminated Colombian cocaine carnage?!?

Check it out now...
The book showcases full story pages, plus script to thumbnail, and character sketch sections (plus a zombie Selleck lookin cover by yours truly)!!


Pick it up HERE

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ARTWORK: Dr Mrs The Monarch

Here's a fan art I did recently, colored up by Steven Mack, of THE VENTURE BROS. Dr Mrs the Monarch.

Tales from Netfilix


It's time once again to catch up on all the cool and genre DVD's that pass through my Netflix account...
Take note, there are always some gems that most folks haven't heard of or seen.


Let's see what we had over the last few months...


Friday, October 21, 2011

ZOMBCON this weekend - and a new book!


Ahhh yes, it's that special time of year, fall is here and the undead are shambling their way to Seattle for the second annual zombiepalooza know as ZOMbCON!!!

I'll once again be exhibiting, and though it's tough to beat last year's guest list (Romero, Bruce Campbell, Max Brooks, Malcolm McDowell) this year's is pretty good:
Tam Savini
Bill Moseley
Sid Haig
True Blood people
Walking Dead people
tons of zombie movie people

So, if you're in Seattle or the NW, make your way to the killer festivities at the Sea-Tac Hilton this Friday-Sunday (I'll be at booth 101).

I'll have a special preview version of my brand new zombie comic - NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD!
Zombie P.I. cover (featuring my artwork)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

ARTWORK: Painkiller Jane sketch cards

Had a busy summer, but I'll be getting back on track online soon...

Here are the rare cards I did for the recent 5finity sketch card set of Painkiller Jane.

I never read the comics, as I always thought the character looked silly (to be nice), but it did become a short lived Sci-Fi TV show...

The cards are based on the comics, and the character was fun to draw!
I have a few artist exclusive cards for this available, email me if you're interested.

Monday, August 22, 2011

NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD

Okay, so back at San Diego I had a bunch of new project announcements, both personal and on the publishing side, that I said I'd go into more detail about. So, since I just got done finalizing some script pages on one the projects, my NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD, I thought I'd go ahead and go into some details about that now...

As you might guess from the title, it's a zombie story. I love zombies, and survival horror, but with a never ending stream of zombie comics I'd resisted writing my own for quite a while. Until I came up with my CON OF THE DEAD graphic novel (which is still in limbo, in need of an artist) a couple years back. However, already having one zombie story in the works, I felt no need to muse on further zombie comic ideas, that is until last year's ZomBcon. Something about debuting (Dan's) Zombie Tramp, taking part in a first ever all zombie convention, and meeting George Romero got my zombie juices flowing. Aside from CotD, and Zombie Tramp, I really wanted to do more zombie comics. So after many months of not actively doing anything about it, inspiration struck again and I started thinking about new zombie concepts.

That's when this image hit me...
The simple stark silhouette of the iPod ads, converted to a zombie with a Walkman... a zombie story with an 80's theme. I didn't have a story, but damn if that image didn't work and perfectly capture and inform what could be a zombie story. One set in the 80's, like so many of the classic films (like one of my all time faves, Return of the Living Dead), but written with the fetishistic hindsight of 80's nostalgia and pop culture reverence that those films couldn't have. The story itself had to be quintessential 80's. And so that's when Night of the 80's Undead really took off.

What if it was a story about Regan era cold war, drugs, celebrities, and of course, zombies? Wouldn't that capture everything?
And what if aside from the 80's celebrities, the story touched on 80's youth, a la John Hughes?
Wouldn't that be even cooler?
So yeah. Walkmans, Swatch watches, coked-out zombies, mall-rats, and 80's icons, all mixing it up in a blast of VHS B-movie carnage. That's Night of the 80's Undead (aka Night of the Coke Heads)!!!
The plan is to include Not80'sU as part of a new zombie anthology, to start being released at this year's ZomBcon. But it may just be released all on it's own to start with, but definitely upon completion as it's own graphic novel. Production is already underway, with a teaser script (similar to a trailer) being completed in time for San Diego Comic-Con (with a limited amount of copies still available HERE), and the first full part already underway.
For this project I'm scripting, but working with another artist. Someone I'd considered for CotD, but knew instantly fit perfectly here... Bill McKay. Bill has been working quite a bit recently with 5finity on their Zombies VS Cheerleaders comics, and brings a great indie toonish horror vibe to his stuff, that's big on detail and great at illustrating offbeat zombies. With his attention to detail, and style to an extent, also great at conveying real world stories, like zombie comics, where things are all very rooted in reality. No, it's not photo-realistic by any stretch, it's very stylized, but still very much grounded in reality.

Take a look at some of his work, I'm lucky to have him!
And while Bill does great inks, at this point I'm leaning towards leaving the line work at his ultra-detailed pencil stage, and coloring straight from that. As, besides being a big time pencil honk (inks? bah!), I think the gritty linework serves the zombie story well...
I intend to color the artwork myself, and am considering a couple different options. Either using a limited neon color palette (in keeping with the 80's), or a subdued tonal wash style... We'll see!

Night of the 80's Undead will be a crazy fun time, and I can't wait to get you more of it as soon as possible!
Stay tuned for more coke-fueled, Aqua-Net soaked undead previews and info!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Comic-Con '11

Well, since it's been wrapped for a week, it must be past time to post anything I plan to share about the world's craziest comic show!

It was a great year for SRG, with Zombie Tramp continuing it's strong performance at shows. And then also with our many debuts and previews for upcoming works (see the previous post about the show, and stay tuned for more to come with more details on the various projects!)!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

San Diego Comic-Con

I'll once again be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con International, setting up to exhibit Super Real Graphics, as well as my art, along with Zombie Tramp creator Dan Mendoza.

The show runs from Wednesday preview night, til Sunday, and you can find us in the small press area at L-02.

This will be the debut of the Zombie Tramp graphic novel in San Diego, so we'll have a brand new limited edition print for those who pick up the book.
Plus we'll be debuting a new zombie preview flip book, a limited edition run of 100 copies featuring preview pages from Zombie Tramp volume 2 (by Dan) on one side, and a preview of a new project of mine on the other, NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD.
Night of the 80's Undead is a new comic created and written by me, and featuring epic zombie artwork from Bill McKay (Zombies VS Cheerleaders). What's the book about? Grab a copy of the preview book to find out!
For those who can't make it to the show, you can pick up a copy from me directly via PayPal for $7 with shipping in the US:
12 pages
color and black and white
complete story intros from both books



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Plus I may have another top secret preview for another project of mine...

However, on the art side, I'll have some new prints...
And a brand new 2011 JMart sketchbook:
28 full color pages
featuring fan art, t-shirt designs, and comic book pinups and commissions from the past year
hand made for $10 each
- or $12 online with domestic shipping
:


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Let the madness begin!