Friday, December 24, 2010

Get Ready to Eat Dead Meat!

Hello to all!

I'm sorry I haven't updated in a while--I've been really busy, and I've been trying to figure out ways to update more consistently. I think I'm going to start trying to publish fewer panels more frequently, so I can keep the story moving without feeling like I have to complete an entire page in order to do so!

One of the things I've been working on, that i'm REALLY excited about, is my new online horror comic Dead Meat. It's been about 10 years in the making, I'm really jazzed about finally getting it off the ground, and it goes live at 12:01, January 1st, 2011 at!!

I'm releasing a page a day for the first 6 days, in order to get things off the ground, but after that it'll be a weekly comic, updating every Monday.

I really hope you'll all check it out if it appeals to you (it's rather violent and dark), and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Best to everyone and happy holidays!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Random Cards

Here's some Ninja Turtles cards I did for charity, and an un-used commission sketch of Aragorn and Boromir

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Magik Sample Pages

Here's a few more sample pages I did for the upcoming NY Comic Con. These ones feature the New Mutants character Magik

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Submission Pages

Here's some new batman pages I'm doing as submissions to bring to the NY Comic Con next weekend.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes?

So I'm going to be publishing my own comic book in the near future. It goes without saying that I have NO idea what I'm doing. So, if you'd like to follow along with me as I do it, and see if I crash this plane right into the ground, please visit my new process blog Evolution of An Idea Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Just Do It.



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hammer Again! DRACULA

This'll be my last Hammer post--These are the only 7 Dracula cards I did for the set--each one represents the seven occasions Christopher Lee played Dracula for Hammer. Inception

For the love of God, go see this movie. Chris Nolan manages to maintain his unblemished record while presenting an original, innovative, exciting and thought provoking film that is a work utterly and completely his OWN.
I'm not going to get into the story. I'm not going to say anything else about this movie except that you need to go see it. Many times.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Movie Monday: 'The Flesh and the Fiends', aka 'Mania'

This week's entry on the newly named "Movie Monday" (I just really enjoy writing about these great, surprise movies that I happen to come across that might usually be overlooked or forgotten about, so I'm gonna try and do it once a week) is a little flick I came across by chance through Netflix called 'The Flesh and the Fiends." Produced by Triad Productions in 1960, Peter Cushing plays Dr. Knox, the 19th century doctor who values his search for scientific and anatomical knowledge over the morals involved when it comes to the methods used to procure the dead bodies he dissects and experiments on.
All of that, while a great set up, is only the catalyst to the real story, which is the true-life story of two scoundrels named Burke and Hare, "resurrectionists" who made their living delivering bodies to the good doctor--fresh bodies they took it upon themselves to kill--until they inevitably picked the wrong victim, and were caught and arrested for murder.
Cushing, of course, is fantastic as the cold, stoic Doctor Knox, but what struck me right off the bat about this movie was how stark and hard edged it is for a movie produced in 1960. Shot in black in white, the opening scene features a rather graphic scene of grave robbing that must have been quite shocking to the audiences of the time. What's great about it though is that it, along with the next scene of Knox's receipt of his goods, sets up right away that these bodies are nothing more than a means to a scientific end--a position that Burke and Hare use much to their monetary gain.
Very clearly made as a way to capitalize on the recent success of the Hammer Films horror formula of atmospheric 19th century, gothic, British monster stories, it actually manages to outdo Hammer in almost all aspects. The atmosphere is much denser, the shadows much thicker, the horror of the action much more effectively graphic in its depiction, and most of all--its monsters, unlike Frankenstein or Dracula, are real.
This was a great find, and I highly recommend it to anyone who's a fan of the Hammer movies, or anyone just looking for a good, old horror movie to check out. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

*Quick note: if you get the dvd, watch the "Continental Version," not the "UK Version." For maybe the first and only time in movie history, the American version is the uncut version.

**Also, this is primarily an art blog, so I'm going to try and at least tangentially relate these reviews to art by finding a great poster image to go with them

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Doctor Who/2000 A.D./Avengers

Here's some more cards I did for Strictly Ink--Doctor Who, The Avengers, and 2000A.D. It's fun to tackle these UK properties. Enjoy!

Movies: The Fly

Every now and then I like to talk about a movie I've seen recently that's made an impression on me (to date, the only other entry has been Herzog's Bad Lieutenant), and today that movie is 1959's "The Fly." Easily overshadowed by its 80's remake starring Jeff Goldblum and directed by David Cronenberg, The Fly is one of those 50's horror films that gets written off as camp or cheese, when in fact it is actually a very creepy experience in its own right.
Though its monster is far lower tech than Cronenberg's, its creepiness comes from the sparing use of a full-on Fly shot, and especially from witnessing the human side of the title character start to slip away through the degeneration of his ability to write, and form complete thoughts.
Throw in Vincent Price, and one of the most unnerving end sequences I've seen in a while, the original production of The Fly is definitely a lost classic, and is well worth your time.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hammer 3

Here's yet another batch of Hammer cards. This has been some of the most fun I've had on a card set, and I think it's some of my best card work to date! Also, the Dracula card in the middle is one of only 7 I've done for this set, as I figured everyone who collects these probably has a ton of Draculas already.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hammer 2

Here's a few more from the Hammer project.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hammer Horror

This is a taste of the set of cards based on Hammer Films, from the card company Strictly Ink that I'm currently working on. I'm really jazzed because I'm a HUGE Hammer fan, so getting to draw this stuff has been a lot of fun.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Empire Strikes Back 3D

Here's a handful of cards I did for Topps' Empire Strikes Back 3D set. These were a bit hard to do, as I was just coming off a bout of pneumonia. Fun nonetheless though!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

KISS Concept Boards

This was a set of concept boards I did to pitch to KISS for an animation video on one of their tours a while back. Unfortunately it never came together. Was still a ton of fun to do some KISS drawings--and Larry King too!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Havoc concept boards

These are some concept design boards I did a while back for a sci-fi television show called Havoc that is currently in development. It was a tight, last minute job, and I think they came out well--the content was cool and fun to draw. Colors by Dan Gutierrez

Vermillion Anthology Cover

Here's the cover for the first collected trade of Vermillion. It'll include the first three issues that I illustrated. Not sure when the release date is

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jonah Hex

Here's 3 more that I did for the Con last Saturday. I got to meet with Mark Chiarello, who was kind enough to review my portfolio, and we had a great conversation about artists things. Great guy. (if anyone is confused, Jonah Hex doesn't show up till the last panel on the last page.)


Here's some sample pages using two of my favorite DC characters that I did to show at the Boston Comic Con this past Saturday.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fox Sketch

I've been really into Alex Toth lately, so I did this copy sketch of one of his drawings to get a feel for his use of blacks and light. And then later I used it to mess around with some color half tone effects.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Prisoner Sketch Cards

Here's some of the regular-sized sketch cards I did for the Factory Entertainment Prisoner Trading Card set. The surface on these was better than the larger case cards, but not fantastic. I think they came out pretty well regardless. Here are some cards from the set based on the original show, and the remake.


The Prsisoner Sketch Cards 1

Here's some of the Case Cards I did for Factory Entertainment's Pisoner Trading Card set. The surface on these were probably the hardest to work on I've ever encountered, so I had to try a couple things before they started to click. Never underestimate the power of the Sharpie!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

More Jonah Hex

Couple more Jonah Hex sketches. Gettin' a feel for the character before I jump in.

Jonah Hex Sketch

First sketch of Jonah Hex for an upcoming project of mine!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Coming Soon

I'm really really excited about this--I'll post some when I can!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Aerosmith: Route of All Evil Tour '06

Here's a link to a video animation I did along with Casey Tebo for Aerosmith's 2006 summer tour "The Route of All Evil" with Motley Crue. It's been offline for a long time, but it's back!