Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dead Beat Dad Greetings

One of the finer aspects of being a freelance illustrator is doing a variety of gigs that can be unique in their own ways. Recently, I have been fortunate to work on a line of greeting cards for a Denver based company called Dead Beat Dad Greetings and you guessed it, they are aimed at the ever present dead beat dads of the world who never seem to be able to grasp that they "may" be shirking their most important responsibility. Their own children.  I've been having a lot of fun working on these images as they are challenging and unique. The cards will cover all the holidays, large and small and the major events in a growing child's life, so go on over to the website and check them out and pass the word along. I think we all know (or know someone who does) a few of these characters who may need a reminder that they should be doing the right thing.  

Columbus Day
Take your kid to work day

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

2008/09 Upper Deck NHL Legends Masterpiece

Here are a smattering of the 50 cards that I did for the Upper Deck NHL Legends Masterpiece set earlier this past summer. I had to wait until the set was released before I could show these and since that happened in September and one of my cards has already shown up on ebay (last time I checked the bid was at $112 for the Esposito card in the second row), I can safely show them. I had to do 10 of Gordie Howe and 10 of Wayne Gretzky and the other 30 were of my choosing from the list of Hockey legends that was made available to us arteests.

I did these right at the time of the Stanley Cup and refused to do any Mario Lemieux cards until after the Wings beat the Penguins. Didn't want to jinx 'em. But, I did do two of Mario (not shown here) afterwards.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Marvel Masterpiece III Sketch Cards, Part 4

Here are some more Marvel goodness from the Upper Deck set. As you can probably tell by now I focused on head shots for this set. No special reason, I just wanted to do them in this way, so I stuck with that approach for all 400 cards.
68. Baron Zemo 69. Captain Marvel 70. Deathstalker
71. The Destroyer 72. Egghead 73. Ghost Rider
74. The Green Goblin 75. Nova 76. Satanna
77. Son Of Satan 78. Spider-Woman 79. Thanos
80. 3-D Man 81. The Torpedo 82. Warlock
83. White Tiger 84. An A.I.M. agent 85. The Beast
86. The Beetle 87. Beta Ray Bill 88. The Collector
89. Colossus 90. Deathstrike 91. Gladiator
92. Goliath 93. The Guardsman 94. The Hulk
95. Iron Man 96. J. Jonah Jameson 97. Krang
98. Kro 99. The Awesome Android 100. Marvel Girl
101. Master 102. Mister Fear 103. Vindicator
104. Aurora 105. Northstar 106. Vindicator II
107. Box 108. The Vulture 109. The Green Goblin
110. The Jackal 111. Spider-Man 112. Tarantula

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

7th Annual Goreyfest and Auction

This past weekend I was in the fine state of Massachusetts and had the chance to visit the Edward Gorey House over on the Cape in Yarmouth Port. In the midst of spending way too much money on Gorey books and other such trinkets I had mentioned to the gentleman behind the desk that I had done a portrait of Mr. Gorey and he had said that he would be interested in seeing it and mentioned the auction that was to be held the next Saturday. So, once (I should say immediately) I was back home, I sent the image out to them and they seemed to like it as they agreed to my sending something in for the auction, even though it was well past the deadline. Awesome. So, I will have five 8x10 prints of my Gorey portrait available for bidding. How very serendipitous.

The auction will be held in support of the Edward Gorey House this Saturday October 4th from 4:30 to 7:30pm at the Yarmouth Port Community Center right across the street from the Gorey House. In addition to helping out the museum, I believe proceeds will also help out the International Fund For Animal Welfare. So, two very good causes that I am happy to be a part of.

I'm really giddy over this.