Dec 28, 2013

Iguchis "Zombie Ass": Watch while eating.

While my lovely girlfriend and I make breakfast in the morning, we like to have something to watch going in the background.  I turned on some Mighty Morphin Power Rangers but halfway through the first Putty fight, she turns it off, flips through Netflix for a while and lands on Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead.  Holy Shit, a new Champion has emerged.

This movie has EVERYTHING. Puking, farting, schoolgirl uniforms, a shower scene, teen suicide, completely over-the-top action sequences, a nerd, shit, tits, evil scientists, a van full of sexy teens, drugs, a flying eyeball, etc. etc. etc.

If you're looking for a thoroughly entertaining hour and twenty minutes, I can not recommend Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead highly enough.

Dec 7, 2013

Cover In Progress 2

After including the title and a little more of the cover/ trade dress, I further worked out the composition in this updated version.

Music: Anton Milburn & His Aladdin Chickenshackers
...that's right. 

Dec 1, 2013

Cover In-Progress

For this one I took my my roughly 3" x 5" rough and started drawing over it in illustrator.  These are still, very rough, but the change in workflow has been interesting.

Nov 24, 2013


I found some old sketches of Thor while going through the old computer last week.  Since The Dark World just came out, I thought it would be a good time to put 'em up. 

At the time, the first volume of the Ultimates was wrapping up, and I was digging the Ultimate version of Thor.  The pink paper was just some scrap paper we had at Dover Lanes, where I was working at the time and where I did these sketches behind the counter. 

Oct 15, 2013

Oct 7, 2013

Fallcon Wrap Up

Saturday I hit up Fallcon at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds.  Javier, Mike and I drove up Friday night through a hurricane and met my old pal Drew at the hotel.  It was a pretty good show and super comics-centric.

I got to talk to a handful of kids from UW Stout that were tabling with their class.  Apparently they have split their multimedia major into comics, animation and film.  It's good to hear that more and more schools have comics related majors and classes.  That means more legitimacy, funding and, ultimately, more and better comics.

During the show I worked on this Kingpin/ Daredevil piece. 

It's nearly done.  I still think it needs a bit more work. 

One of the nicest parts about this show is the amount of assistance the fantastic volunteers provide.  They bring water and sodas around.  Someone made superhero themed cupcakes and there was a nice exhibitor area with a free lunch.  I love that they have lunch provided.  Con food is usually expensive and you've got to have a back-up person to watch your table.  It was great that the volunteers would watch your table if you needed to make a run to the can or for some food. 

For those interested I had two hot dogs, potato salad, and a few pickles. 

I met another artist from Wisconsin that was walking around.  John McN Rosebush III (according to his business card) was nice enough to give me one his prints. I also met Dan Jurgens.  Drew got me into comics by showing me Superman the Man of Steel #22 and Superman #78 as the Reign of the Supermen started.  I was so pissed off that it really seemed that the Cyborg was the "real" Superman I started buying the books.  So he was one of the first artists I was reading.  I thanked him for killing Superman and we agreed that the Battle for Bl├╝dhaven was a weird project. 

I didn't do too much shopping, but did get to grab a few things in the last 15 minutes.  I picked up a copy of The Halloween Legion.  My old roommate Thomas Boatwright illustrated the majority of the book and it looked pretty cool.  The writer had a table kitty corner across the aisle from me so I had to pick up a copy.

I also found a few more issues I was missing of the Ostrander Suicide Squad run from Captain Jacks Comics, and grabbed She-Hulk Essentials vol. 1 for Courtney.  She's quite fit and I like to tease her.

Good Saturday. 

Oct 1, 2013

Watercolor Pieces

I'll be bringing these pieces, still in progress, up to the Twin Cities this weekend for FallCon.  Hope to see you there. 

Sep 26, 2013

Digital Clean-Up, Fallcon

I'm doing some water color pieces to take up to FALLCON in a week or so.  Most of them start as slightly smaller drawings worked up in multiple colors of marker and pen.  This morning I'm scanning, and cleaning them up in the computer.  I then enlarge the sketches so I can print them out and then lightbox them onto the bigger size watercolor paper.


Sep 20, 2013

Letters in Progress

I don't think I've ever put up a screenshot of anything while I'm using InDesign. A first.

Sep 8, 2013

I Ain't Flyin' With That Crazy Fool

I am trying to clean the studio and succeeding at watching the A-Team.  It's a Saturday on Sunday day today.

That is all.

Jun 4, 2013

Pic Post with Balls and Monkey

A couple of weeks ago... one?  I don't know.  Court and I went out to my parents house for a Memorial Day get together.  Once there, my pop had me paint a bowling ball lawn spider that he and mother created.  My mother has been getting pretty into Pinterest lately, and in true older white people fashion, calls the projects she does that are inspired by the site her 'pinterests'. 

Anyway... heres my paint job:

In other news, apparently Justin Bieber isn't the only person leaving his monkey behind.  I found this little fella while walking at the edge of the beach the other day.


May 14, 2013

title lettering is not as easy as it should appear to be

I am pretty much through the drawing of 'Something's Missing'.  Here is the title treatment very early in it's development.  Leave a comment if something strikes you.

May 11, 2013

Zipping Right along

This one's a shot of how I'm actually working on the tones.  I've got an adjustment layer over the dots so I can distinguish it from the line art more easily.  Dig it.

May 9, 2013

Somethings Missing- In-Prog, Page Six

This is a piece of the pencils and the inks of page 6.  You can see I've done the pencils a bit smaller and then blown up the inks to full 11 x 17" size.

May 7, 2013

Big Bird

The last of the take-home sketches.  I'll be mailing the group out today, so keep an eye on your mailboxes.

Apr 29, 2013

C2E2 Con Sketch Wrap Up

Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of ALL the sketches, but here's most of them.  For those of you that I'm sending sketches to, don't worry, they're on the way.  Hope to see you all again next year.

Apr 22, 2013

Pin-Up Preview

Just a quick look at a pin-up I'm working on.

He'll be down at C2E2 with me at my table at the end of the week.  Hope to see you there, too.