June 16, 2016

HEROES CON 2016 Charlotte, NC AA - 1807

Hey friends,
Andy and I are going to be at 
Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina 
this weekend June 17th - 19th.

TABLES:  AA 1806 + 1807

I have some slots for sketches open on Saturday and Sunday, maybe just 1 or 2 for Friday.

I do 9x12 quick head shots for $30 or inked full character shots for $50

I have an Archie panel on Saturday at 4:30pm, room 203B with Fransisco Francavilla and Erica Henderson.

I'll be posting the commissions I've done over the weekend after they've been picked up by their owners.

See you!

June 9, 2016

Josie & The Pussycats variant cover

So fun to do this for Archie Comics a few weeks ago!

Can you find all the music references?

I'll post them all later!

June 5, 2016

Raggedy Ann & Andy

Animation is one of my ultimate passions, and the earliest influence for art to be a career. 

I recently found one of my favorite animated movies was on Youtube, "Raggedy Ann & Andy's Musical Adventure" (1977) 

(There is no DVD release for this film, I think my old VHS might be a valuable antique by now)

It was directed by Richard Williams who would go on to do another one of my favorites "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and principle animation for Raggedy Ann was done by the amazing Tissa David, a real industry pioneer.

It was Toy Story before Toy Story was even a thing.

Please stick around for my favorite tune "Little Rag Dolly" which comes in at about 6:38 (through to 8:51)

This movie is really dear to me for a few reasons, the least of which the labor intensive pencil animation, but the music is stellar, the voice acting is perfect and the story and characters are FLAT OUT BONKERS!  WILD STUFF!

** I can't think of another film that talks about loneliness, addiction and delusion as coping mechanisms quite like this film does. **

Watch the full film here: