My next batch of listings are from a series of blanks that were given to the artists at the Summit City Comic Con in Ft. Wayne, IN, which is now Fantasticon Ft. Wayne. The other two are from the Breygent sets Classic Movie Posters and the Woodstock Generation. Theses last two cards measure 3.5x5. the listings are below:
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
This week's Artist Proof listings are from the Alex Ross Super Powers set put out by Dynamic Forces/Breygent and the Captain America set released by Upper Deck. Links are below:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
This Saturday I will be in the fine city of Wyandotte, MI for the Michigan Comic Book Expo. The event will be held at Yack Arena just off Eureka, near Biddle Ave.
This will be an all day event and I will be there smiling despite the wrestling stuff going on. So, if you like pop culture, comics, cartoons, illustration and yes, wrestling, then stop on by. It will be a fun time!
Monday, July 24, 2017
Here are the listings from two sets for my Artist Proof cards. The top ones are from the Upper Deck set Marvel Beginnings and the bottom are from the Galaxy set by Topps. The links are below:
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Since the set was released a couple of days ago, I can now show some of the cards that I did for the Galactic Files set by Topps. This is about half of the ones that I did. If anyone is interested in an AP, shoot me a message.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Earlier in the year writer Kasey Pierce revamped her book Pieces of Madness, a collection of horror stories and I was fortunate to be asked to provide an illustration for one of the stories. The above image is for Kasey's story titled "Luke." A creepy and eerie tale, for sure.
You can check out Kasey's work on her website here.
I should add that this version of Pieces of Madness is published by Michigan's own Source Point Press.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Since these four sets have been recently released by Unstoppable Cards, i will put up all of my Artist Proofs. The four sets include cards from Joe 90, Stingray, Supercar and Fireball XL5, all TV series from Gerry Anderson of Thunderbirds acclaim. Below are the respective links:
Monday, July 10, 2017
The year of the sketch card continues. Now that this set has been released I can show the cards that I did for Unstoppable Cards Joe 90 set. Joe 90 was another tv series created by Gerry Anderson of Thunderbirds fame.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
This week's listings are from the Rise of the Bounty Hunters set released by Topps in 2010. The links are below:
As you can see, this is Embo heavy.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
After hearing the news that Salvador Dali's corpse will soon be exhumed to test for a possible dna match for someone claiming to be his daughter, I wondered just what the body of the surrealist would look like these days. I imagined extended limbs on crutches, with ants (since he was so obsessed with them and genitalia) and complete with an indestructible mustache.
Maybe he should have been on fire, as well. I don't know.
And had drawers in his chest...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Ok, here's another batch of Artist Proof sketch cards. The top cards are from The Clone Wars Widevision set and the bottom ones are from The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary set. All cards measure 2.5x4.75, wider than a normal sketch card. Both sets were released through Topps. Links are below:
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
This week's Artist Proof sketch cards are from the Iron Man 2 set put out by Upper Deck. They gave me something like 15 AP cards for this one, so I did them over time. The first ones, more realistic from 2010 and the 2014 ones a more cartoony style. The links are below:
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Here's a very recent sketch cover commission on a very interesting, if odd mix of franchises. But, I had free rein to do what I wanted, so after fooling around with some sketches, experimenting with different crossovers, I thought it might be interesting to combine the characters themselves, so we have here Dr. Bones and Dr, Zaius as one, complete with crashed Enterprise in the background ala Planet of the Apes. Definitely a fun commission.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Who knew that if you actually make an attempt at selling these things, they sell! So, let's keep this going. This week's AP's are from the Golden Age Of Comics set by Breygent. The links are below:
Monday, June 5, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
This week's Artist Proofs are for the Voltron and Star Wars Galaxy 5 sets put out by 5Finity and Topps. The links are below:
Ben Kenobi SOLD
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Here are some sketches from this past weekend's Cherry Capital Comic Con in Traverse City, MI. The top sketches are from Friday night's Drink N Draw session, so a bunch of fellow creators and such. The bottom sketches are con goers. I particularly liked The Flash with dad shorts.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday I will be set up in Artists Alley at C4 in Traverse City, MI. This is a great con held at the Grand Traverse Resort every year, so if you are in the area for this Memorial weekend stop on by. I will have all the usual paraphernalia; books, original art, sketch cards, prints and will be doing commissions, as well. See you there!
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
These here nifty sketch cards are my AP/return cards for doing an Archie Comics set for 5Finity and one for the The Avengers TV series. The links are below:
Emma Peel 2 SOLD
Friday, May 19, 2017
I haven't done a cartoon of our fearful leader in awhile, so here is one that pertains to his desire for validation in doing the most trivial of things.
Politicians are a boon for cartoonists and this guy is a cornucopia of plenty. It helps that his personality and actions go hand in hand with his physical stature. The only Presidents in recent history that I've heard other cartoonists, especially editorial ones having a hard time with were Ford and Obama. They were just too ordinary looking. I think that the only two cartoonists who did a good job with Ford was Jeff MacNelly of Shoe fame and the Detroit News' own Draper Hill. But, there was nothing to exaggerate on the guy, maybe a high forehead, but that was about it.
But of course, Trump has all kinds of stuff to lampoon. I think his fat head and his fat ass kind act as a sort of a ballast. Maybe they have a purpose, after all.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Here are some more older Artist Proof cards up for sale. I have two left from the Indiana Jones Masterpieces set and two left from the Moonstone Comics set. The links are below:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Here are some recent listings for some older Artist Proof sketch cards:
LOTR Masterpieces II Sold
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
This Saturday id free Comic Book Day across the land and I and a few other artist/writer types will be on hand at Comics & More in Madison Heights, MI. I will have my books and probably some prints (space is limited!) available. I will be there alongside writer Dom Riggio and artists Terrell Culbert and Tim Lee from 11-6. So, come on out and get your free comics and check out our goods.
Comics & More
28059 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI
Monday, May 1, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
I haven't had one of these posts in awhile, but the weather is getting nicer, so the assholes are coming out of the lairs and out into society. So, yesterday, I was out and about and coming up on a busy intersection. Everyone was slamming on the brakes and swerving. Why, you ask? Because of this piece of crap. What has become an all too popular phenomenon in these here parts, douchebags will walk out into traffic and hold their heads high in their self nobleness. Walking slowly with heads held high in aggression they dare someone to not respect their authority, or whatever it is that they are trying to prove. I'm almost sure it's a lawsuit they are looking for and they are preying on people's good nature that they will not run over a dumb ass who is too ignorant not to walk out into traffic, so it appeases some insecurity that they have. So, this specimen walked out on a green light just before the intersection and when the cars had to come to a sudden stop he stopped and stroked his beard.
He was even wearing a Cosby sweater.
Here is a little insight into the genesis of these posts.
Monday, April 24, 2017
These here sketch cards are my Artist Proofs from the British Horror Collection recently released by Unstoppable Cards.
Below are the eBay links:
Monday, April 17, 2017
Last year I was asked by 5finity to do some sketch cards for The March Of Dimes to raise some money for their charity, Superheroes For Babies. Now they are available to bid on. The links for each card are below.
So, if you are in a charitable mood, please feel free to bid away. Someone somewhere will appreciate it, I'm sure.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Here are 10 of the 30 cards that I did for the British Horror Collection just recently released by Unstoppable Cards. These are unique in that they are specific to a certain movie.
A fun set to work on, to be sure.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
This weekend I will be set up in Artists Alley at the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con. You can find me at table 523 and I will have prints, books, sketch cards and doing commissions. Stop by and say hello!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Here are about half of the sketch cards that I did for the Rogue One, Series Two set just recently released by Topps to coincide with the release of the dvd/blue ray of the movie. The few blacked out areas were rejected cards, but I was able to do additional ones to make up for it, so all is well.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
I recently finished up another sculpture for a local podcast network that goes by the name of Echo Network (Motown Mojo Live!). So, I was asked to do the logo and cast two in resin. The above two pics are the sculpture done in modeling clay. I reworked the word 'network' a bit for the final casts. The bottom pic is the final product complete with color. I really dislike doing letters, whether drawing or sculpting and didn't want a flat, sterile basic letter, so I worked it a little rough to add some texture.
Monday, February 27, 2017
The pic is slightly blurry, but it is from a sketch cover commission that I did over the weekend at the Great Lakes Comic Con. Darth Vader is the culprit, as if ya didn't know.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
This Friday (5-9) and Saturday (10-6) I will be a guest at the Great Lakes Comic Con in Artists Alley. The show will take place at the sports complex at Macomb Community College, South Campus. You can check out all of the details on their website.
Besides having all the usual stuff like prints, books (Stoopid Stuf, etc.), sketch cards and original art I will also be doing commissions. Stop on by and say hello.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Delays On The Porter Line
colored pencil on bristol
I'm posting this colored pencil drawing that I did back in 2001 because I've been having a few dreams that involve my grandpa and this piece is about my grandpa. Now, I hardly ever have dreams where someone that I know is in them, especially relatives. I don't know why, but it's true. In the past few weeks I've had four dreams about my maternal grandfather, the woodworker. In every one, it was him through and through, the way he talked, his mannerisms, the way he dressed. Well, not everyone. In the last dream he was wearing cabana wear, something he would never have done. I do like to think that after all this time he finally came to visit, but who knows how dreams work.
This piece above was done about two years after he passed away. I was thinking about how family really made it a point to get in his way when he faltered there at the end and how he responded was always with calmness. He was hugely into trains and model railways (his basement set up was an amusement park), so the train here represents him in a way. I borrowed from one of my Thomas Hart Benton's paintings for this part. The train, smoke and sky are in that style if not a plain ripoff. The toy soldiers were something he and I experimented with in my youth. Making molds and trying different substance for the soldiers. Just to see if they worked. Hardly any of them did, but we had fun. The ostriches that are blocking the way with their heads in the sand are family. I felt this of them during these times. The Camaro was one of the two that he owned. The other one, also gold, had a spoiler. He didn't act like an old man, that is for sure. The little guy down at the bottom there is me as a really small kid. I always felt helpless to act and not knowing what to do to help him, so yeah, there's that.
The drawing was damaged some during the last basement flood, so the scan is a bit wonky.
Oh yeah, this piece also won an Honourable Mention Award at the 1st International Drawing Biennale in Melbourne, Australia in 2001. I look at it now and kind of cringe, but happy of the award nonetheless.