Sunday, October 17, 2010


I wanted to share this, this sounds like a more "at your convenience" 24 hour comic day. Instead, it's over a month's time. You have to at least pace yourself 2 pages a day. I might consider doing this, since I let 24hr Comics Day slip out of my hands.


The idea for Nanographicmo is modeled on the nanowrimo.

The Nanographicmo starts November the 1st and ends at 12 am November the 30th.

The goal: to finish a black and white, 48 page graphic novel with cover.

The contents: original works; characters, story (because watchmen and mensch have...

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

24 Hour Comic Day is here!!

24 Hour Comics Day Challenge is here. In Spokane, WA I will be participating with many other artists, including the Comic Smiths' Guild, drawing comics 24 hours straight! Can't wait to see you all there! Good luck everyone!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Terrain Art Show Friday October 1st 2010

I will be have a painting in the Terrain Art Show this coming Friday, Oct 1st, 2010. The show will be from 5:00pm - 1:30am at the Music City Building, 1011 W 1st Ave in Spokane, Washington.

I hope to see you there!

Weekly Sketches - The Shadow

The Comic Smiths' Guild has decided to do weekly character sketches, similar to that of ComicTwart. Last week we chose The Shadow. Here's my submission!

Here's a link back to my deviantArt page as well:

It took me the whole week to finally draw a decent illustration of The Shadow. I couldn't get it right until my lunch break today at work! I like how the final result came out.

I can't wait to see what the other members have done with The Shadow. This was my choice last week, he's one of my top super heroes. I'm very curious to see what next week's character will be too!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thwomp Acrylic Painting complete

Here's a better scan of my finished Thwomp acrylic painting. 16"x20" acrylic on masonite.

It's available for sale, $200, if anyone is interested. Just email me, or leave a comment. I have a few more paintings in the works: A 1-Up mushroom, Dry bones (koopa turtle skeleton), and a goomba!

Thundarr, Pirates of Dark Water, more!

Looks like WB is going through their vault and releasing various "WB Archive" order-on-demand dvds from their wbshop site. Pirates of Dark Water came out a couple weeks ago, and Thundarr The Barbarian comes out Sept 28th. Others being released include Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space.

I'm pretty stoked, I already have Pirates of Dark Water and will be ordering Thundarr next month. A few sad things about these WB Archive releases: 1) They are DVDR, not pressed dics. Older dvd players have trouble with DVDR discs. 2nd, there are no extras, remastered material, commentary, etc. The dvds are barebones and the menu that pops up is a generic "WB Archives" menu that asks if you wish to watch all the episodes or episode selection.

While I would have gladly waited another year, and an extra $10 to cover the costs of making these dvd sets more glamorous, I'm still very happy that they are available finally. Also slightly sad to watch all of the Pirates of Dark Water, only to get to episode 22 and the abrupt ending due to the cancellation during it's original air date. I remember being upset as a kid because it was quite a bit better story than other shows at the time. Unlike other tv shows from my youth like Masters of the Universe and Thundercats, Pirates actually holds up really well when watching it as an adult.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thwomp Acrylic Painting

Since people love my pixel paintings, I've started on Thwomp from Super Mario Bros. 3. First phase is drawing .5" squares, it sucks to keep straight. Then I pencil in the black pixels to use for reference:

Next on to the painting process. By the way, my Super Mario 3 painting is still for sale on ebay, only around 2 days left!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Super Mario Acrylic Painting 16" x 20" !!!

You know you want to buy this beautiful painting:

I'm cleaning out my closet full of paintings. I'll miss this one, it's a favorite. I'm also working on some new ones, Link and Thwomp (That big block with spikes that tries to fall on mario), a flying koopa turtle, and maybe more. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Post Con info, and Mario Painting for Sale!

First, I just want to say that the Super Mario painting is now for sale on Etsy: [link] I'm also accepting pixel painting commissions, just e-mail me for details:

Now onto the con info. I just want to say I had a whole lot of fun. I made way more this year at Spokane ComiCon than last year, mainly because the con has grown so much. It keeps getting better and better thanks to Nate OBrien!
I shared two tables with Peter Foglesong and Matt Nelson, two amazing artists! Big shout out! As usual, we were a great teamup. I was so busy doing sketches and making sales that I couldn't leave the booth very often to mingle. So anyone out there from the con whom I didn't get to chat with, drop me a line! I'd love to make some new con buddies. I had so many sketches going on that I had a waiting list of sketches, and if it became too much then I'd forward them to Peter or Matt, and vice-versa.

Here are some photos to share, some taken by me, my girlfriend, and the rest I stole from Nate's wife's facebook lol. She took great photos, I just had to share a few!

Matt at the table, in charge of the adult scissors

Me, looking thrilled as always :P

Matt is a master of the unusual facial expressions

Me, drawing away

Matt and I, we likes the draws...

I like how all of us are drawing, and at a tilt. If you notice, I'm tilting opposite, due to my sinister talents at drawing with the left hand.

Setting up the main lobby

Standing in line

More line action

A Nine creature and Poison Ivy

Wolverine, I didn't know your muscles were inflatable!

No-Face was by far my favorite costume! Way to go Rebecca! The mouth was usually closed, and it appeared as though it didn't have a mouth at all. She would offer "gold bars" (chocolate) like in the movie Spirited Away, and when you reached for the candy she would draw the mouth open. It was great!

In a galaxy not too far away...

Lars Brown, creator of North World, peddling his wares

Our tables! 16' of art awesomeness!

Annie Absalonson and Zephan Osiris, making awesome art!

Friends and foes of the force!

Darth and son

Trooper in training

You don't see this very often!

Baby Storm! So cute!

Umm.. Iron Ma'am, you have your head on upside down!

The crew that put the con together, great job guys!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Free Comic Book Day!

The Comicsmiths' Guild will be on hand at local comic book stores this Saturday and Sunday to do free sketches for kids, as part of this year's Free Comic Book Day weekend.

On Saturday members will be at Lightning Comics in Coeur d'Alene, ID from 10:30 to 3, as well as Merlyns(This is where I'll be, stop by and say hi!) in Spokane from Noon to 4. The Guild will also be back at Merlyns on Sunday at the the same time.

Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. So drop by a local comic shop this Saturday, see what's happening in the world of comics and pick up some free books!

Many comic shops organize events, such as in-store creator signings or contests, to coincide with FCBD. So wherever you're at, be sure to check with your local shop and see what's happening. And if you're in the Spokane/CdA area, drop by and meet the Guild!

Merlyns Comics and Games
19 W MAIN, SPOKANE, WA, 99201

Lightning Comics
411 W Haycraft Ave # C1
Coeur D Alene, ID 83815
(208) 667-2400

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Return from Emerald City ComiCon 2010

Finally catching up on the sleep I've missed during the con, but had to jump right back into my Logic class. Final is Monday, it was a little intense to miss a day of school for me, I'm pretty good at showing up every day.

Let's start off with the commissions I sold at Emerald City ComiCon 2010.
Michelangelo Sketch Card
Bumblebee Sketch Card
Raven Sketch Card
Starfire Sketch Card
Gaara Sketch Card
Tara Sketch Card
Robin Sketch Card
Robin Print
Flash Commission
Blue Beetle Sketch Card
Molly(from Runaways) vs Spock Commission
Rogue Sketch Card
Invisible Girl Commission
Robin Sketch Card
Starfire Sketch Card
Cyborg Sketch Card
Larry Commission

Not bad. Typing all that out kind of shocks me how many strangers have received a sketch card from me! :D It's a pretty cool notion that so many people enjoyed my work. I actually had a few people who thought I worked on Teen Titans. When I explained that I'm merely a fan, they said I should work for Cartoon Network because my work is so on-model :D That made my day.

Okay, so to counter all the money I made, here's a list of all the stuff I bought:

Francavilla Commission of Zorro (My Holy Grail of ECCC)
Sketch card from Pia Guerra
Sketch card from Mike Norton
Sketch card from Corey Lewis
Sketch card from Scott Kurtz

Tomb of Dracula issue 50 (fighting Silver Surfer)
Thor issue 152
Magnus Robot Fighter #42
Magnus Robot Fighter #14
Werewolf by Night Issue 15 (fighting Dracula)
Thor issue 221 (vs Hercules)
PVP #3
PVP #4
PVP #5

I also bought a bunch of Zorro and Blue Beetle comics for .20 each! Then I had Mike Norton and Francesco Francavilla sign them. Sunday is such a great sales day, the vendors are pushing to sell everything so they don't have to haul as much back home. I actually didn't know Norton was there, or else I would have brought issues from home. But I was able to find three copies of my favorite issue (#26, Spanish language edition), so it worked out. Also, Scott Kurtz gave me his three PVP books because he didn't want to ship it home. When I approached him to draw a character on a sketch card, he was really intrigued by the idea. He hadn't seen them before, so I gave him a pack of Canson sketch cards. He was thrilled, it was the least I could do for getting a free sketch and three free books.

At the con, I just met so many people. It was so great to people that I'm a fan of and tell them how much I appreciate their work. So many people enjoyed my work, and made some new friends. It was great all around. If I ran into you at the con, let me know, I'd love to chat it up!

Oh last note, I was interviewed by Seattle-Geekly! The interview is on Episode 54, check it out. Also add them to your iTunes, they are a really from podcast! I'm an instant fan now!

Now let's see the photos!