Continuing on with the musician theme. 8×10
Today is International Children’s Book Day – and I’d like to take advantage of this opportunity to announce my first illustrated interactive children’s book series, Doggie Dreams, will be released by way of Golden Books for the Ipads and tablets later this year – more details to follow. I am super excited about this!
Page 75 is finished of School 6! Things are getting closer by the day of getting this issue wrapped up. My goal is to have this finished and printed by August, but I can’t make any guarantees.
Also, I just sent in my table fee for Dragon Con – it will be my first trip to the convention, I am *super* excited!!! Let me know if there are any other conventions you want me to be at, I will see what I can do.
Hope all is well with everyone!
The interesting thing about finishing paintings about murder is, at the end of it, my hands are literally drenched in shades of red…and I wash them clean, much like many culprits in history. I bring to you my first attempt at oil paints in over a decade. Still figuring out a title. Size: 18×24, Gessoed masonite.
Just got another page of School #6 inked and completed (snapshot from my smartphone is below).
I also added a link to both my Tumblr, Pinterest and DeviantArt page to the right column.
Some stuff brewing – I have also been working on a project that is completely different than what I have been doing over the last few years. And I’m loving every minute of it. It’s fun, it’s original, it’s unique and it’s for a new untapped market; that’s all I can say for now. Parents of young ones and toddlers, stay tuned at this website over the next month or two.
So in Oshkosh Wisconsin on Saturday October 13th, the Time Community Theater is having a HP Lovecraft Historical Society Double Feature of their two awesome flicks “The Call of Cthulhu” and “The Whisperer in Darkness.” Seeing that Lovecraft is my favorite author of all time, I couldn’t pass up a chance to help out. I drew this 14″x17″ portrait of HP Lovecraft on bristol paper to commemorate the event, and the original art will be given away in either a drawing or a trivia contest after the show. I will be making prints of this later, stay tuned on that one. If you’re around the fox valley, come to the event at the Time Community Theater on Main St. in Oshkosh! Click on the Facebook link above for more information.
Here is a commission I did for a supporter of Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson – one man, Gary Johnson, against the political machines, armed with the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution. As a personal supporter of Gary Johnson myself, it was a joy to draw this one! Actual size is 14″x11″.
Chicago Comic Con was amazing! I met so many wonderful people there, and had a fantastic time hanging with friends old and new. Here are some pictures of some of my favorite cosplayers there who swung by my table in Artist Alley, along with a few pics of the Buffy Panel (Amy Acker FTW!).
Hey gang! Two weeks from today, I will be at Chicago Comic Con in Artist Alley, next to the fine folks of Head Trauma productions of Oshkosh WI (who will be promoting their amazing independent film Dead Weight)! I am super excited.
Here is a floor map of where you will find my table (just a couple aisles from the Ghostbuster Car).
I will be selling original art, my School comic series, and prints – plus something new, I will be putting in a raffle for anyone that buys from my table to win some original art; the winning name will be drawn at 3pm on Sunday of the convention. Free art, did I say? OH YES I DID.
I hope to see you beautiful guys and gals there! It’s going to be a blast.
Finally got back from New York City, after a four-and-a-half hour tarmac delay at LaGuardia Airport (they really need to build more take-off runways there). While on the plane, I sketched these two 9×12 drawings of Jubilee and Edgar Allan Poe. The Edgar Allan Poe sketch is available for purchase at my shop for a cool $20 (+$5 s/h).
Art for sale alert! My favorite illustration thus far, “Alice’s Tea Party,” is on sale at my webstore for a very cool $300.00. Medium is acrylic, gouache and india ink on illustration board, 24″x16″.
Hey gang! Got back to my trusty old house in northern Wisconsin after a good weekend at the Days of the Dead convention in Indianapolis, and the first thing I did…pull weeds around the house. Sigh. After a fun weekend of seeing old friends while making new ones (and had such great times!), I wish the convention kept going on for another few more days. Not sure if I’m ready for normal life yet.
Here are some pics of the show. I caught a few of the “longest human centipede” spontaneous event going on the hotel hallway. That was amusing, but only a few people actually went ass-to-mouth. For shame. With human centipedes, you ALWAYS go ass to mouth. Amirite?
I’m hoping to square away a table at Days of the Dead in Schaumberg, IL in November. Will keep you posted. I would like to thank everyone that stopped by my table at the convention! If you bought School: A Ghost Story, I hope you enjoyed it! Keep coming back here for more.
Most of my site is back up, in the forthcoming months I will be putting up paintings and other fine art for sale at the Deftoons store. BUT TOMORROW, I will be at the Days of the Dead convention in Indianapolis, July 6-8th!
I can’t wait! What I will have for sale there are all my books, some fine art, and a bunch of new personalized tile coasters – below is a picture of a bunch of them completed:
These will be $15 each, with a purchase of four I’ll knock the price down to $55 ($5 off!). All have a layer of polyurethane covering the artwork so it’s perfectly functional coaster for your drink (and handwashable ta boot).
School: A Ghost Story #6 is still in the works! I’m hoping for an early 2013 completion, and I will have a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a printing bill. Will keep you posted as usual.
The next convention I will be at after Days of the Dead will be Chicago Comic Con in Rosemont, IL on August 9-12th. I’m SUPER excited!
I *just* switched hosts and I’m re-designing the website. Until then, head to my DeviantArt page, the shop page is still up for ordering comics, art and prints (on the left), and of course you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come back around later for updates!