Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas 2007

Just in case this weekend is as all out crazy as I think it's going to be, I wanted to take a moment and wish you all a Merry Christmas. Hope you all have a great one, and get to spend time with family and friends.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Memory lane PT 2

Ok, let's continue our stroll...

Did this back when Tupac had died and everyone was coming out with album after album of his unreleased stuff. I showed this piece at a High School for at risk youth I used to teach at and some of the boys thought I was making fun of their idol and wanted to jump me. Good thing I have nerves of steel ;)

This is one of my favorites. I got the texture by pouring salt over the still wet colored inks I was using.

This was stolen and used on the cover of a limited release Redman mix CD thing. I even saw a picture of Redman holding one he had signed. They altered it a little and made it look intensely stupid.

When I was still doing advertising work for the Sixers I always had to draw a kindler, gentler Iverson. They never wanted tatoos on him or anything. So, I ended up doing one for my self with the tats to put in my portfolio.

That's all for now.


Monday, December 17, 2007

Memory lane PT 1

I've been working on Hysteria and thinking about when I got started in comics, around 1999. Before I was in comics full time, I did mostly illustration work for magazines and advertising. Thought I'd share some of my old portfolio pieces from that. These are all date from 1999 to about 2001 or so.

McCain. This was from when I was trying to get into political illustration. Eventually got myself an offer to do a political cartoon about PA politics for a Philly paper, but the pay was poor and I was too busy to take on more work for less pay

Paint this caricature of Gore after his switcheroo performances during the presidential debates.

Did this after a story years ago about how fat our kids were getting here in the US. This was promptly stolen and used by a news paper in Arizona. YAY, Arizona!

Did this around the time I was trying to get into political satirical / editorial illustrations.

Years ago I was doing advertising art for this celebrity basketball game. AND1 had this team they would send out to play at events like this. Kinda like the Harlem Globetrotters only they actually played to win and had almost no charm. Two of the guys slammed at once during the game, and broke the glass. Crazy ass thing to see in real life. Anyway, this was going to the the cover to a CD for the event, but it never worked out.

That's it for now. I'll post more later this week.


Saturday, December 15, 2007

Un-men #6

So, the first arc of the Un-men is done and I hope you all enjoyed it. We're now in the middle of a new 3 issue arc starting with issue 7. HOWEVER, for issue six John wrote up a great little one issue story about Kilcrop. It explains a little bit about his past and lets us peek into his future. I really enoyed the hell out of it. Here's a preview. On Sale January 9, 2008.


Friday, December 07, 2007

Things that never were part IV

Here's some more stuff from books I DID NOT draw.

I did this for my pal Dan Panosian, who then did some great finishes over it. He put my name in the hat for this thing that Marvel was doing over seas, but they passed. I really don't much more about the book then that.

A few years back I was also very briefly attached to a White Tiger pitch, but Marvel went with a different team altogether. Kinda glad I didn't get this as I was drawing WAY too stiff and just didn't kill this the way I should have.

That's all for now,