Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Fantasticon Port Huron


For my first convention of the year, I'll be at the Fantasticon Blue Water International Comic Con in Port Huron, right in the shadows of the Blue Water Bridge. This is a one day event that starts at 10am and goes until 6pm, so drop on by to see some good local creators, such as Jason Westlake, Jesse Rubenfeld and the guys and gals of Source Point Press, among others.

You can get all the details here

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Saint Sketch Cards



These sketch cards were done late last year and I'm now seeing them make an appearance, so here are all the cards that I did for The Saint set released by Unstoppable Cards. For all of you yungins, The Saint was Roger Moore's spy gig before doing James Bond. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Mercury In Powder


I finished reading Bleak House by Charles Dickens a few weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the last 300 pages, or so. I thought that Dickens humor and use of words in describing situations and a person's character to be most appealing. I loved how he would refer to a footman as a 'Mercury in Powder' and I couldn't help but visualize them frantically running around with winged ankles and powdered wigs trying to catch that carriage or front door. Thus, a sketch.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

LOTR Arts Article


Recently, I was asked to right up an article about my experiences drawing on the Lord of the Rings Masterpieces II sketch card set put out by Topps some time ago. The sight, which is called LOTR Arts is dedicated to all things Lord of the Rings art wise, from a collectors and an artists point of view. 


So, I was also encouraged to write about my career, as well, which was good, since I don't think that I had enough to maintain anything interesting with just the LOTR sketch cards, so I did up a brief summary of my career so far, trying to hit on all the areas that I have been fortunate enough to be a part of. I'm not sure it's all that interesting, but if you are so inclined you can see it here. It's the first article. And be sure to check out the other articles by collectors and artists, as well as the other areas of the site. 

The above sketch card is the only card that I ever kept for myself, being that it was from the first set that I ever worked on. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dr. Who/Bowie/WickerMan/MyFavoriteMartian Artist Proof Sketch Cards


Here are this week's Artist Proof sketch card listings. They are what's left from the Dr. Who, The Man Who fell To Earth, The Wicker Man and My Favorite Martian sets put out by Unstoppable Cards. Some show Strictly Ink, as this was right before the name change. The listings are below:





Sunday, February 25, 2018

DC 52 Artist Proof Sketch Cards


These are what is left for my Artist Proof sketch cards that were done for Crypotozoic's DC 52 set. The links are below:



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

George Herriman



As a kid I was every much familiar with George Herriman's Krazy Kat, but until recently just hadn't acknowledged the amount of influence that his work had on my own. I must have been paying more attention than I thought. His linework seemed quick, but had purpose and did everything that linework is supposed to do in a cartoon. His topics were and are topical and I'm more than a bit surprised at how well his work holds up today. I methinks that's why they are considered classics. 

Here's a link to a site that has a good collection of Krazy Kat strips. 

And here is a link to the ebay listing, if interested in purchasing:


Friday, February 9, 2018

Visigoths


I haven't done one of these in awhile and everyone knows that there's a whole lotta stupid out there, but this guy was all kinds of special. I was driving down a very busy road in a blizzard this morning when I see this guy walking towards me. In traffic. Cars swerving to avoid hitting him, sliding all over the place. So, walking in traffic, in a snowstorm is better than getting wet feet walking on the sidewalk? And to top it off, he was dressed for the weather, snowsuit, boots and all. And still he walks in traffic. I swear, common sense left our society sometime ago. 

Oh, and he gave me a dirty look. All I could think of was Sheriff Buford T. Justice lines...

Here a link to what these little cartoons are inspired by.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Galactic Files Artist Proof Sketch Cards


These here Artist Proof sketch cards were done for the Galactic Files set released through Topps. Just in time for your Solo movie! The links are below:


Relisted with new links!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Shiver On The River 2018


If you are in the Detroit area tomorrow and looking for something to do, head on over to Belle Isle for this year's Shiver on the River event. There will be many things to do across the whole island, including the aquarium, where I will be giving a hand at the fire pit/marshmallow station. 

For my sake, I hope that it isn't so cold that there will be an iceberg attached to the snapping turtle...

...because there might be one attached to me, as well.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Fantasy Art and Mars Attacks Artist Proof Sketch Cards



Ok, lets get back at some listings! Here are some Artist Proof cards that I did for the Fantasy Art set by Unstoppable Cards and the ones for the Mars Attacks set by Topps. The individual links are below:


Mars 1    Mars 2    Mars 3

Mars 4    Mars 5    Mars 6



Friday, January 19, 2018

Richard Strickland Sketch


Michael Shannon as Richard Strickland from The Shape of Water. 
Menacing.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Frozen Fish Fiasco Trophy




So, once again I have had the opportunity to sculpt a trophy for the hockey charity event held at Clark Park in Detroit each year called the Frozen Fish Fiasco. This year I did up the design for the Flow trophy that will go to the best Hockey Hair. A fun one to be sure. I modeled the look of this one on the wild mullet of a 90's Jaromir Jagr. Let's call this one Jagr-esque. 

The event will be held this January 27-28 at Clark Park in Detroit, MI and will feature the Detroit Red Wings alumni playing members of the UAW in one of the games. Check out their website for more information.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Angry Gorilla Sketch


So, March can come in either as a lion or a lamb. Maybe the new year can come in as an angry gorilla?