April 30, 2015

Idiot Box 2 Show

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0073/2452/files/IdiotBox2_Evite_8af201b4-62a6-4711-9614-ff92a7a44518_1024x1024.jpg?12294126815132764861

GALLERY 1988: WEST
Idiot Box 2
Friday, May 1st, 7-10pm

May 1 - 16, 2015

My contribution from the "Family Guy" sphere:

April 29, 2015

Pirates of Mars : Extra Loot sneak peek

Hello friends!

JJ has written a wonderfully exciting and funny, brand-new 8 page story we'll be running in a supplemental issue called "EXTRA LOOT"

You'll be able to buy this for just 99cents via Comixology the first week of July!  (if you don't use that service we'll have it available in other places - more on that soon)

If you have been a loyal fan of Pirates of Mars since it's inception many years ago we want to give those people some NEW content!!!

THANK YOU FOR READING PIRATES of MARS!

I'll be posting more Pirates of Mars stuff really soon including David's Nami in Space painting - wee!  I've been struggling to find the time with lots of projects converging simultaneously.  Phew!


April 28, 2015

The Wendy Project - cover art


After a few months of work with the wonderful ladies at EMET Comics - Editor in Chief Maytal Gilboa and writer Melissa Jane Osborne, I'm excited our title "The Wendy Project" is launching next week!

I'll be talking more about this project soon, including more process work for interiors.  This project looks very different from my other comic, "Pirates of Mars", and it was fun for me to work in two different styles.

Here is the cover I did, step by step:





April 27, 2015

Wave Warrior Series 1

 While back Mowgli Surfwear contacted me to create some Japanese-inspired designs.  You should check out their wonderful Instagram (as well as the store) and you can see great pics of their trip to Tokyo.

American surf wear and hiking gear is really popular over there - you can find "select shops" like Cher and Beaver that specialize in them, respectively.
I love this photo of Christian (the person whose likeness you see here) taken in Japan by Jesse Stopnik:

April 23, 2015

HEROESCON Pre-Show Commissions

Hello friends,

From June 19th - 21st to Andy and I will be guests at Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina, back for our second year.

I've started accepting commission requests - you can order yours by clicking the link below.
http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/125434431/max_h-1000+max_w-1000/ordercommissions.png


PRICE LIST

▶ Nicey-nice pre-show commissions :

$50 for 9"x12" pencil + ink on Bristol board
sometimes a bit of colored pencil for funsies

I'm sorry pre-show painting commissions are full

▶ At the con sketches :

$30 drawing in colored pencil + ink
these are looser than the $50 ones

▶ Art Prints:
 
$10  - 9"x12"
$20 - 11x17"


 nicey-nice $50 pre-show commissions:
 $30 sketches:





April 22, 2015

TED Talk - Mark Ronson - The History of Music Sampling



TED TALKS X Mark Ronson - The History of Music Sampling

Essential viewing for anyone that is interested in music

Can you tell I'm on a Ronson kick this week?

Prediction: It'll be Spoon next

April 21, 2015

Music to Comic to




"Somebody to Love Me"
QUEEN

If I could be around for any past concert, my top pick would have to be QUEEN either in Montreal (1981) or LiveAid in England (1985)

April 20, 2015

Hannya Danger for Mowgli Surfwear


 


般若デンジャー


*They named it that and it couldn't be more perfect

 The Hannya mask used in Noh theater portrays the souls of women who have become demons due to obsession or jealousy.

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0728/9329/products/Hannya_Danger_Steel_Teal_796882ca-c2b9-482b-a1a9-4d46a8c6ad64_grande.jpg?v=1425193411
Here's a design I did for Mowgli Surfwear recently - I always get a charge out of seeing my work on a real person instead of a monitor.

It's the same warm fuzzy feeling I get when I see a painting someone bought on their wall.

I make lots of images that just kind of go off into the ether - it's nice knowing they still exist somewhere and are being enjoyed by other people :D

** If you have a piece by me, send me a pic of it!  
 (Even if it's tiny, or in the garage, that's ok, too)

I am crazy about these tees, (I didn't design these, the bones surfer dude is by Sandy Hoffman) and nothing makes me feel like warm weather is here like hand-dyed tees.
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http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0728/9329/products/Ocean_Wonder_Rainbow_grande.jpg?v=1425167128

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0728/9329/products/Sundae_Surf-_Fun_Blue.jpg?v=1425234108
When I went to summer camp as a kid we always ended up doing tie-dye during crafts time.  Wish I had known back then the cool stuff you could do with it!

April 18, 2015

April 16, 2015

Dead Right Blu-Ray cover art


A recent Blu-Ray cover for a very nice client out in California for his film.

Here was the process:

As you can guess, the movie isn't for the faint of heart

 I did the sketches digitally to make sure it fell in line with the DVD specs.  It's actually hard for me to draw free hand on my tablet - I really don't do that ... like ever.

I typically use my tablet just for coloring and assembling images.  Actually looking at the last image I think it would've been really cool to do this cover as a silk screen!

If only silk screens didn't take me so long :/


April 15, 2015

Music to Comic to



Mark Ronson + The Business Intl. 
"Bang Bang Bang"

April 14, 2015

Boston B Party / Derby Dames logo


A logo for the Boston Derby Dames

Here are some early process sketches:



April 13, 2015

April 11, 2015

RED at the Sprinkler Factory


If you're in the Worcester area, see you at the opening!  Hope Birgit is making her amazing German food for tonight - crossing fingers :)

April 10, 2015

The Moth Forest 森の蛾


A recent painting for a friend's gallery show at the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, MA. 

The Moth Forest | acrylic on wood panel | 16x20

This piece actually sold (before the show opened - wow) but I will be offering prints of this via Nuvango and INPRNT :)

April 9, 2015

The Wendy Project sneak peek 2


Another look at the art for The Wendy Project, soon to be released by EMET COMICS.  The story is told through Wendy's sketchbook journal, which was a great idea by the writer Melissa Jane Osborne, so the art has license to get a bit experimental.  I really enjoy getting work in two different styles on both Pirates of Mars and The Wendy Project. 


April 8, 2015

Music to Comic to


HALCALI
"Strawberry Chips"

and with phonetic subtitles and English translation


April 7, 2015

The Wendy Project sneak peek




Some character designs and lettering samples for a soon-to-be-released title from EMET COMICS.  Part Peter Pan, part My So-Called Life!

April 6, 2015

Music to Draw to


Chatmonchy "Shangrila"

Had a lovely dinner with new friends and we discovered our mutual love of this band! And also found out they went to school with the drummer! WHOAHOHO

April 4, 2015

Color obsessing








As we all know, digital is the enemy of decision.

April 3, 2015

Derby Dames / Boston Massacre logo


 some concepts 

Even though (E) was not used, I'm excited to apply the same design to a different client for another project.

That's my favorite way to beat feeling bummed if a client doesn't go for my personal favorite - the idea just goes in the idea box for another time!  No sweat. :)

So happy the Boston Derby Dames asked me back for another logo!  They asked that the team mascot Pinchy the Lobsta be incorporated into the design.

I had lobster for the very first time this summer on Cape Cod.  Can't say I liked it.

Found out that lobsters used to be fed to prisoners on Cape Cod because they were considered the cockroach of the sea!  When Boston society started eating them they suddenly became very fashionable and expensive.

Whoa.

But it makes a real bad ass mascot!

April 2, 2015

Pirates of Mars issue #2 color comparison


Here is what the original black and white graphic novel looked like from back in 2010 and the updated color version coupled with my terrible lettering.

Note to self: hire letterer

Thanks for reading!

You can find our giant size 33page issue #2 out on Comixology here!

April 1, 2015

Pirates of Mars issue #2 out on Comixology

Hello friends -
https://www.comixology.com/Pirates-of-Mars-Vol-1-Love-and-Revenge/comics-series/39684

https://www.comixology.com/Pirates-of-Mars-Vol-1-Love-and-Revenge/comics-series/39684

the original backcover of the black and white graphic novel we did in 2011

We are so lucky that Charlie Adlard (Walking Dead), Paul Ryan (Spider-man) and Scott Wegener (Atomic Robo) have given us some really kind words!

Thank you guys for reading!




Happy April!