Friday, June 20, 2014
After what felt like an eternity, I finished my M.C. Escher inspired Killer Queen piece “Bicycle Bicycle Bicycle”. And now that Wizard World Philly is in town, I can finally unveil it!
It took me almost 85 hours to finish the linework on this and another 31 hours to finish the final art, but after putting in all that time, I have something intricate and fascinating to show for it. It’s a satisfying feeling and I’m quite happy to be moving on to other things.
The Killer Queen Anthology will be hitting the shelves this August! I’ll post a more specific date as soon as I find out.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I’ve spent the past week in a total frenzy and it just paid off. I was working on a last-minute project for Wizard World Philly and managed to finish it just in time!
My art rep suggested that I create something video game themed this time, so I dreamt up a punk-rock version of Princess Peach from Super Mario Brothers.
I am so SO happy with this image! I think it came out great and it was extremely pleasant to work on.
I used my preferred media: Watercolors, gouache, and Prismacolor colored pencils on watercolor paper (with some ink in the outlines).
Wizard World Philly is THIS WEEKEND! I'll be set up in Artists Alley from June 19th to June 22nd. Come on by Booth E46 and check it out! I'll be selling the originals for both"Bicycle Bicycle Bicycle" and "Princess Peach", so don't miss out!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
For those of you who haven't already heard, Red Stylo Media (the publisher who brought you the Shakespeare Shaken Anthology) is putting together a new anthology of comic art- This time based on the life and works of the band Queen. It's called Killer Queen and it'll be hitting the shelves in August!
My contribution to the book is a surreal illustration called "Bicycle Bicycle Bicycle". It's based on the song Bicycle Race and draws really heavy inspiration from the vertigo inducing dreamscapes of M.C. Escher. I knew from the start that my concept was complicated and ambitious, but I massively underestimated how difficult it would be to place figures within an environment with such a strict three-point perspective. Making the racers actually look like they belonged in that space (as opposed to floating around it at random) was extremely time consuming.
After about 85 hours of hard work and seemingly infinite perspective tweaks, I finally finished the linework.
I don't usually do this, but since the linework took so long and required so many changes along the way, I thought it deserved it's own progress illustration. Enjoy.
Wizard World Philly will soon be upon us! Even though I'm from South Jersey, I think of Philly as my hometown show, so I try to pull out all the stops. I'll be set up in Artists Alley from June 19th to June 22nd. Come on by and check it out! I'll be unveiling the final art for "Bicycle Bicycle Bicycle" there, so don't miss it!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
I finally got my hands on a copy of ThatMusicMag’s spring issue! I did an interview for them a few months ago and I’d been waiting with bated breath for it to finally hit the shelves!
I’ve gotta say, it is incredibly exciting to walk into the World Cafe Live and pick up a magazine that has my name in it.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Just finished another commission- This one was for a police officer who collects art from different comic artists and hangs it up in the station hallways.
He actually gave me one of the patches the Baltimore Police wear on their jackets (both to use as reference and to keep for myself), which is pretty damn cool.
And I think I've finally gotten the hang of drawing latex / PVC / shiny fabric without the aid of direct photo reference. Hooray for progress!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
It's that time again... The snow will soon be melting away and when it does, con season will be upon us. Here's my schedule of events for the upcoming year:
Green = I will have my own table, so (if it's a con) look for me in Artist's Alley.
Orange = I'll be in attendance and might even be selling my work, but I won't have my own table. Look for me at the Stormwatch Comics booth.
Red = I'm attending, but not exhibiting. Chances are I'll be running around on the main floor, pestering publishers and persuading them to peruse my portfolio.