Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Here's a con sketch from way back... the January Big Apple Con.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Fallen Sons

I'll be at Jim Hanley's Universe this coming Thursday, November 29, from 6-8 PM for a signing. Please stop by and help me feel popular.

Here's another pin-up from the latest Big Apple Con. Kind of an off the wall request, but I guess it makes sense that Rambo would be upset at death of Captain America. So it goes.

And this is the latest cover for The Iliad, part of Marvel's Illustrated Classics.

This is the pencil stage just prior to final paints.

In this case, I did the preliminary completely in the computer, then traced a printout onto the final paper, where I tightened up the sketch and made my final revisions.

And this is where it all started. A Photoshop sketch with the scene and composition that I had originally wanted. The powers that be wanted something else, so that's what we went with.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

No Dearth of Darth

Here are some more sketches from the Big Apple Con this past weekend. We've got the nefarious Darth Vader brandishing his bad goods... along with the most fearsome Colossus to ever be placed on paper.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Podcast Interview with Sidebar

I've got a new interview that was just posted at Sidebar. Thank you to Swain and Dwight for a great experience. Be sure to check out their other interviews as well, especially Drew Struzan and Brian Stelfreeze.

Also, this past weekend was the Big Apple Con. There were lots of fellow creators and avid collectors milling around the cramped Penn Plaza Pavillion and I had a great time. Thank you to all the collectors who got commissions (such as the Katchoo pin-up above). I'm sorry I couldn't sketch for everyone, but thank you all for asking. It's a nice feeling to be in such high demand. I'll post the remainder of the pin-ups as I get them formatted.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Don't Ask.

Um... this was done for a friend earlier this summer. The layers of inside jokes resemble the structure of an onion, wrapped in an enigma, stuffed inside a turducken. All that aside, I was happy with the finished piece.

Also, I'll be at the Big Apple Con starting tomorrow. Stop by if you have a chance.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Thanks, Orpheus!

Back in August, I was lucky enough to get an intern by the name of Orpheus Collar. He helped me out for the entire month, which happened to be a critical time for me, since Mythos: Fantastic Four was due in September. He's a fan of Robocop (who isn't?) so I decided to do this sketch for him as a token of my appreciation (and since I didn't pay him jack).

Orpheus is a talented and hard-working junior at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Check out his web-site if you get the chance. And if you don't, I'm sure you'll see his work published in the not to distant future.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Spectrum 14

I just received my hardcover copy of Spectrum 14: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. I was lucky enough to get two pieces in this year, both from Mythos: X-Men, which came out in January 2006 (though I think I painted them in early 2005). The book seems bigger and nicer than ever and I'm excited to be a part of it. I'm already thinking about what I will enter next year.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Fantastic Three

There are four maquettes, but Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) is missing. I was originally going to sculpt him too, but my Peter Parker head from Mythos: Spider Man (which I'll post later on) was close enough to what I wanted... and I needed to get down to painting. For a more in depth explanation of the maquette process, please refer to the Steve Rogers post.

Again, just for scale, a pic of me holding the Thing. He's about 1 3/8" from the base of his neck to the top of his ever-lovin' dome.