Friday, January 23

Mystery Science Theater 3000 painting

It was such a pleasure to create this painting for Gallery 1988's "Is This Thing On?" Comedians Tribute show this February 20th.

8.5 x 11" | Acryla gouache on Arches watercolor paper | framed + signed | $600

I can't tell you enough how the photograph and the scan 
DO NOT DO the NEON of the paints justice at all!  

This piece just GLOWS in person (thank you Acryla)

I asked to do one of my all-time favorite shows, Mystery Science Theater 3000, since lately I'm rewatching lots of the episodes while simultaneously working on Pirates of Mars volume 2 comic pages.

So it seemed like a good time to capitalize on recent interests/work merging.

Fans of the show will notice that this is Mike's silhouette.  I think he's my favorite host, but that's like comparing Oreos and Fudge Stripe cookies, they are both wonderful.

I thought maybe it would be nice to do a recruitment poster for Gizmonic Institute and use this painting as the base.  Will have prints available soon!

Please enjoy some retro space art that I looked at for this piece, as well as the opening for MST3K seasons 5 (which is when Joel leaves and Mike takes over ep. #512 mitchell - what no I'm not a super fan at all)

It is also an homage to an old DC comics series called "Mystery in Space", and "Planet Comics" which both had super rad cover art.

I meant to change "Mystery IN Space" to "OF space" but honestly forgot, haha

Thursday, January 15

Pirates of Mars character designs: Lt. Hobbes

Here are some model sheets I did to prep for volume 2 of Pirates of Mars.

Watched Escape from New York for the first time, and a whole slew of other shoot 'em up films to nab weapon ideas.

Working on pages now - almost done and ready to for color!  But first! To JJ for approval :)

Wednesday, January 14

Lily for sale

Hello all,

Just posting a link to buy the original painting that is currently on display at Gallery 1988 LA's "Crazy 4 Cult" show

I am so excited to say there are lots and lots of projects happening here at the studio, which is why I can't seem to carve out time for this blog like I used to, but hopefully will manage it better in the future.

Hope you are enduring the winter okay - here in New England temps went from balmy and unusually high 50s to MINUS 20 - WOW.  Needless to say our furnace is cranked like we live in a cabin a Jack London story.

Friday, January 9

Challenger issue #3 comic pages

 Above is page 59,
Below is page 62

I'm happy to say that the Challenger graphic novel for Mirror Comics is finished (for my part, pencils, inks + a bit of tone) now it's off to Gabby for coloring and Dominic for lettering and then it'll be released!

Thanks to the wonderful Kickstarter backers who made it possible, I can't wait to start fulfilling those commission requests and even a few paintings.

This project has made me a faster sequential artist as well as helping to refine my process.

Sometimes my brain hiccups when switching from painting to sequential art, and sometimes I think it looks like a bunch of different artists are making these pages.

But I'm sure other people have gone through that speed bump, too - it's all about putting new influences and materials in to practice and that definitely affects how the work comes out.