Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HEROES CONVENTION / concepts and general update 6172014

I've been playing around a little bit with concepts, I wish I could re-brand the Robyn Hood Ongoing book  a little bit. No negativity to what has been and what is, just, in my mind, Robyn would be the alt rock punk hipster of the zenescope universe and the book should reflect current trends and whatnot...  I dunno... so I thought I'd post a teaser concept I've been messing around with in between pages... just a little sketchy sketch to break the monotony of never ending monthly interiors.


Heroes Convention - June 20-22-
You can find me in Artist Alley AA 1507! Please stop by and say hi. I'll be doing sketchs, signing books, and will have some prints and other goodies to check out.

Ocala Comiccon - June 28&29

Tampa Bay Comiccon -  Aug 1-3
I'll be hanging with the Heroes Haven Crew - I'll be singing books, doing commissions and sketches, and providing sage wisdom. Stop by!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Long time no post.

Wow - Has it really been almost 6 months since I've updated this blog? Sorry! I've literally been grinding out books since the last post. It seems like a reoccurring theme lately in my posts regarding the inconsistent nature of my updates. As of last week, I've completed the final issue of Robyn Hood : Legend. Here's some pics I've seen leaked around the net:

This series was a difficult one for me. The deadlines were tight for the entire 5 issue run. Issue 5 of this series marks my 15th book with Zenescope of which I have done the interiors for - and 33 books I've appeared in so far. CRAZY.  that's kind of a big deal for me. I still run my screenprinting business, and have a 2 year old son as well. My wife and I just bought a house. Considering I still have several issues scheduled to draw in the next months, I feel like I'm dreaming sometimes. Is this really my life?

 I can't believe the story that we began telling in volume 1 has finally wrapped up. It's been an incredible journey, I feel like I've grown as an artist. Deadlines have forced me to learn how to let go of a page. I know that if I had more time, I could do more to every page... but that doesn't change the fact that these are monthly books... so... I feel like you have to find that sweet spot sometimes, where you can live with what you're turning in, regardless if it's up to par with what you know you can do. 2 years ago around this time, I was still working on small indy projects and considering getting out of the game. It's not much compared to some people I know, but for me, having been able to work for companies like IDW, Valiant Entertainment, & Zenescope Entertainment these last 2 years and have my work published on a national level is just an amazing experience and worth every sleepless night and moments of frustration.