Thursday, January 21, 2010

I'll Make You Famous...Sort of...CONTEST!!!

Or I'll at least make fun of you.

While chipping away at Salamander King #2 I have found myself in need of a bunch of reference photos of people behaving like sleep walking zombie types goosesteppin' with their arms out in front of them. Why you ask? Well you'll just have to fork over your $$ for your very own copy of the comic to find out...unless you do all of the following and I pick you:

A) Send me a funny picture of yourself acting like a goosesteppin' zombie with your arms in front of you. Better the zombie face the higher your chances of SUCCESS!! What does success mean? It means I'll draw you into Salamander King #2 acting like a gooseteppin' zombie, obviously.

B) Tell me what your favorite thing in the whole world is (and I'm not talking about your mom here, I mean something that you own or won or bought or made or whatever) all sappy comments about how your girlfriend is your favorite thing in this world will neither help you win nor will it garner you any brownie points with your significant others.

C) You should probably give me written permission to use your likeness....or if we're already pals we'll go on the honor system but if you stab me in the back and sue me in 10 years when they're making The Salamander King movie I will feel quite betrayed and say mean things about you behind your back.

I'm not even sure I'll get any photos out of this because it would involve a lot of effort on your part, but I'm too lazy to go take pictures of people posing and this sounded both more fun and more easy.

And what, you are dying to know, does one win in this glorious contest? Why, ETERNAL GLORY of course! As well as a complimentary copy of the comic with some sort of funny drawing in it. Who knows, if only one person responds maybe I will shower them with artistic gifts, you never know.

process juggle

Well, I'm knee deep in Salamander King #2 and having a blast. It's been a little tricky remembering how to draw Izzy consistently and get her "acting" (for lack of a better word) down, but I think I'm back into the swing of things. I'll start working on final pages this weekend (just bought my stack of fancy paper and a ton of charcoal). While comic booking I've been hammering away on a large drawing for a show I was invited to be in next month. this is about 25% of the image (which I'm about 75% done with).

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I've wanted to do one of these posts forever. I follow a lot of blogs by pro illustrators and they all get to do these. Now its my turn to feel like a semi pro!! A few weeks ago I was in my local comic book store and I saw these on the shelves, which I must say, felt pretty rad. I wasn't able to flip through it because they were sealed in Mylar bags (for those not familiar with Mylar, it is a substance that only the nefarious Dr. Doom has been able to vaporize, thereby damaging the highly valuable 3 dollar contents). I was super excited when these arrived yesterday and I could finally see how my art looked in print.

I am pleased.

Now if only I didn't have to go to my lame job in half an hour....

Sunday, January 10, 2010

One step closer....

I think somewhere in the Mayan calendar there is a prediction about what has just happened.

Gabe Wishart is coming back to the fold.

For those not in the know, Gabe is one of the 3 redheads (along with Kuyler and myself) that were supposed to never have responsible day jobs and would spend their lives drawing and painting. Gabe recently dusted off his pencils to return to the fine art of picture making and has already started with a sweet dinosaur drawing over at his new blog.

It is only a matter of time now...goodbye lame-0 day job (hopefully).

Friday, January 8, 2010

Artistic Overdrive

For some reason it just now dawned on me how much I have to do in the next 3 months. I have to do Salamander King #2 in time for Stumptown in April, I have to do a new piece for a show next month (that I didn't forget about, per se...but I kinda did), there is the roller derby poster, and a secret project that is on the back burner for a bit. SO, I'm going into artistic overdrive mode. You might be saying to yourself: "self? what's artistic overdrive mode?". Well, it looks just like regular mode, but slathered with worry, panic, and sleepless nights. Basically I need to focus on the comic and the gallery piece first, but I'm going to have the derby poster set up on the easel so that when I feel like taking a break to play Zelda I'll paint instead (sorry Hyrule, you'll just have to wait to be saved). Anyway, here is the approved comp sketch for the derby poster. I really really really just want to start painting it now, but its time for some discipline.