Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Super Real Graphics Presents: GNOME

In the current February Diamond PREVIEWS catalog, out in shops today, I have a brand new book I'm publishing, that's part of a new creator owned series of OGN's -

The book is by my bud Dave Dwonch, and you can find more information, and even check out the first 9 pages at the book's site HERE

It's a ton of fun, and I think "Gnome" could be the next great action icon (watch your back Rambo!)!!

You can order the book now:
64 pages, Full Color, $6.99

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Marvel Masterpieces 2 and Sketch Cards

As I mentioned in my newsletter, I'll be doing 200 sketch cards for the upcoming Upper Deck Marvel Masterpieces card series.

In preperation for that I started creating some of my own custom sketch cards, and offering those on eBay.
So far they've been selling pretty quick, they can all be found in my DeviantArt gallery though.

I've recently started a set of X-Men cards...

For those that are interested, I can sell them direct, or create custom cards too. Just contact me at

Otherwise, I'll update you once I've started my Masterpieces cards with art and info as I can.

Monday, January 28, 2008

DeviantArt - Cloverfield fan art

As I mentioned in my Cloverfield write up, I did complete my fan art for the movie this weekend. You can check it out at my DeviantArt gallery...

As you can see, I went with a cast shot, as opposed to featuring the "monster". It was a lot of fun!

Saturday, January 26, 2008


There has been a truly great run of kick ass genre films taking cinema to a whole nother level, all within the last year, and I absolutely love it!!!
First 300 exploded with some of the coolest visuals ever put to film, along with a truly epic story, then Grindhouse unleashed RR and QT gone hog wild with some of the coolest visuals, characters, and stories put to film, and now Cloverfield takes the "coolest visuals" and inspired reworking of ideas and absolutely runs with it!!
This is a must see in theaters, and a pure thrill ride of a movie going experience. If you can't hang with shaky cam, that's a shame, because the people who made this movie, crafted the best hybrid of Blair Witch, Godzilla, 9-11, and Aliens, you could imagine, that totally captures the visceral human condition under extreme mindbending stress.
I love nothing more than to be put in the shoes of ordinary people, in extreme, world ending circumstances (that's why the zombie genre is so utterly fascinating to me)... doomsday scenario's are interesting on so many levels, and Cloverfield really brings that to life, perhaps more than any other movie, ever.
Not only that, but it sets up a wealth of potential for future films, and one any fan would die to see. Can't wait for more!
The only question is, will it be another shaky cam video capture, or a full blow theatrical production?
So much they can do here.
After getting home from the movie yesterday, I couldn't help but pull up the drawing table chair and start working on a fan art... so I'll be posting that soon!

Oh, and my buddy Grant Gould is hosting a peek at the monster over on his blog, SPOILER WARNING

Thursday, January 17, 2008

SUPER REAL NOTES - MOVIE SPECIAL in stores next week

Turns out the new books got held up at the distributor, but I understand they should be in shops next week, 1/23/07. So please look for them then!

They turned out great, and favorable reviews are already starting to come in:

The new books are also currently available in the website store (where you can now also pick up copies of the new extremely limited “POD variant” cover for the issue)

Order info:

Monday, January 14, 2008

MEANWHILE AT THE MOVIES... Grindhouse lives!

The movies came out going on a year ago, and the DVD's rest on our shelves, but Grindhouse is still a well of inspiration and infinitely cool, so why not check out the Grindhouse fans page on Myspace and these kick ass new gifs from Planet Terror!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

DeviantArt - Flash Gordon

Last year, I got on a Flash Gordon kick, with the new Sci-Fi TV series coming up, I was anxious for that, and revisiting the Flash of my youth.

In 1980 the Flash Gordon movie came out, and I was pumped for it from the first teaser ad on TV. I still remember watching that first trailer, on my parents old black and white (10", 12" ?!?) set, and describing it to them in a rush, down to the colors of the bad guys outfits (red, which of course is a shade of gray on the set, so whatever)...
Seeing the movie time and again, it was a childhood favorite, no Star Wars, but certainly up there. Around the same time there was a Flash Gordon cartoon I remember being all excited about too.

Going back and revisiting them, I've only grown to appreciate the movie more, with it's lavish sets and costumes, and it's fun and sexy vibe, it's a visual treat that's only heightened by Queen's epic soundtrack!
While the cartoon is of good quality, it's hard to compete with today's animation, and I've yet to get past the first couple episodes.

The new TV show though, was a big letdown. There was no quality treatment like what was bestowed on Battlestar Galactica, just a pale imitation of the concept. It is however passable sci-fi entertainment, but lacking in any real spark that a new generation would fall in love with.

So, before the show launched, amidst my reborn interest with Flash and it's pulpy science fiction roots, I did a sketch inspired by the movie version... which I just resurfaced and finished up with some colors.

In re-Googling reference material to finish it up, I also came across this Japanese movie poster gem...
I'd love to do a Flash Gordon comic series, but rather than mess with that, I've found a way to incorporate a concept inspired by it into another project I'm working on for this year!