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Friday, April 3, 2020

Let the Schooling begin!

So today our kiddos started virtual school here in Florida.

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I thought I totally had this. I’m totally prepared for whatever questions they asked!

Only to discover…I’m sooo not ready for this!

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Oh Snap! or…Click!

We are living through historic and fascinating times. I want to document who we are, what we are doing and going through.

If you are a family (single, couple, etc) that lives in the Davenport or Haine City, FL area (within a 5-10 mile area MAX) I’d love to invite you to become involved in a photography project I’m participating in– #thefrontstepsproject.

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING and then DM me if you are interested to set up a date/time for you and your family.

The Front Steps Project is a wonderful way photographers are journaling this particular moment in history. We want to document who we are, what we’re going through, our community, friends and family.

For this project, I will arrange a time with your family to photograph you OUTSIDE your home on your porch or..front step. I will photograph you from my car or I may need to stand immediately beside my vehicle but absolutely no closer than that.

Maintaining social distance is a must and it is non-negotiable. I will not come close to or enter any house for any reason.

I will edit the photos and email or Google Drive you digital copies—you can expect generally around 3-10 files. Depending on volume of participation it may take me a week or two to get your photos to you. You can post them, print them, email them, etc.

STUFF TO DO/KNOW BEFORE AGREEING (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!):
~I am ONLY doing this on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7 pm.
~This is 100% free
~The photo session will last about 5-10 min at most That’s it.
~You must be willing to let me share your picture in print and on social media: Facebook, Instagram, etc
~I will text you when I am 5-10 minutes away from your house
~Can I do this if I live in an apartment? Sure! If you have a balcony that I can see from a parking lot or safe street.
~I will not get physically closer than 6-10 feet. Most likely I will simply stay in my vehicle.
~I will email you printable and postable image files within 5-10 days.
~You can stage your porch anyway you want it: signs, decorations–feel free to go crazy etc.
~You MUST have your area ready by the time I get there. I will not wait for you to set up.
~You are more than welcome to stage your area however you want.
~If you want a simple sitting family pose—great!!
~Wanna dress up? Wear a costume? Fantastic!
~Can I have my pet in the picture? Absolutely!
~You must not have a vehicle parked in front of the area I will be photographing.
~Keep as much space for me to be able to take a clear photograph of you and your family.
~this may be subject to change should we be placed on further lockdown, if I feel it too risky or unsafe or if I need to cancel your appointment for whatever reason. But I will notify you.

Have friends you think might be willing to participate? Fantastic! Please forward/share this with them.

I am happily volunteering my skills and time and this photoshoot is 100% totally FREE. I recognize many of us are out of work and frightened for what lies ahead. If at all possible I would like you to consider making a small monetary donation to support a non-profit organization that means a lot to me and The Arts in our community.
In addition to being an avid photographer, I am a comic book artist and freelance illustrator. I have been honored to participate as an exhibiting artist in ArtCrawl for the past 3 years and I know what this wonderful organization does for this community.
Truly–The Arts matter.
A small donation — even $10 would go a long way to helping. This donation is purely on the honor system. I will NEVER know if you do or don’t make a donation. But at a time like this, we have all come to realize just how vital The Arts are.
So please consider making a donation to ArtCrawl.
Again— This is NOT required AT ALL. I am happy and so excited to photograph you and your family totally for free.

Here is a direct link to ArtCrawl’s donation page:
https://form.jotform.com/200906733372150

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Under A Microscope

Of course, the Coronavirus is occupying every second of our day.  It consumes me. I wanted to work a virus-ey type image in the background. The Coronavirus molecule really is kinda lovely.  


Four of the recent pieces/doodles I’ve done have been cyborgian things with holes in the chest. 

I just liked the design.  Or so I thought.

I’ve had asthma and thankfully it’s been super fantastically under control even with a big, bad fuzzy dog.  Then I caught an icky, nasty lung infection that has ended up lasting over a month.  I hadn’t ever had anything subconscious enter into my pieces like this.  Usually, if something is there I intentionally put it there.  This one kinda jolted me. 

I insert symbolism (usually humorous stuff that only I will get) quite a bit.  But the chest thing was utterly unthinking and I’m usually not that kinda person.


Stay apart, stay healthy and make a lot of art!

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Friday, March 15, 2019

New Sketch Card series I’m on from Viceroy Cards…ARTIST CHOICE!

My next sketch card project is here!! This series is again with terrific Viceroy Cards (my 2nd with them–the first series being the Space 2 card set). These cards are phenomenal!

Ultra awesome and high quality! These cards are like thick illustration board and a pleasure to draw and paint on! I can’t wait to get started! When I paint I’m rarely delicate–and these cards know how to take a tickle!

The theme of this series is Artists Choice–which sounds easy and just ripe with potential, right?
It’s also kinda scary and intimidating–What will I draw? Do I want to go 3D? Do I want a theme or just do whatever strikes my fancy at the time?

Kinda got my idea–many, many moons ago (early 2000’s) Barry and I did some of the first online webcomics–before webcomic became such a thing–called Abby’s Menagerie. AM was about a girl who worked at a zoo where extinct animals just appeared. Barry’s online webcomic was The Damnation Gambit–dark, gritty…pure awesomeness.

There’s hardly a day where I don’t think about Abby’s Menagerie. It meant that much.

And ya know what? Hardly a single thing remains of either AM or DG! I’ve got [most of] the original art, but all the original animated panels and colored panels–totally gone.

We never worked at high rez back in those days because we never thought we’d go to print and the size we were working at or with the expense of printing (we thought) would make it impossible to produce.
The hard drive that had all the art and story –gone. There’s a lesson for every creator here–save to the cloud!! and make multiple, multiple backups.
You can find a smattering of the art and story on various searches. The waybackmachine site has a smattering of images
We had a lot of great people say a lot of really good things about Abby’s Menagerie.

So part of me is thinking about doing an extinct animals theme on this set–something close to my heart.

It’s funny, I have almost ALL the Artist Proofs from every card set I’ve ever contributed to. I never know what to do with them lol. So they all just site in a cubby on my drafting table.

Viceroy Cards is awesome because they encourage artists to post their work in progress (THANK YOU!!!) So I’ll post art updates as I go along!
I’m excited to be involved with this set. Lots of amazing fellow artists that I can’t wait to see what they do and I hope you are excited too!

Release is slated for June/July 2019. Get ordering details here:
https://viceroy.cards/

My next sketch card project is here!! This series is again with terrific Viceroy Cards (my 2nd with them–the first series being the Space 2 card set). These cards are phenomenal!

Ultra awesome and high quality! These cards are like thick illustration board and a pleasure to draw and paint on! I can’t wait to get started! When I paint I’m rarely delicate–and these cards know how to take a tickle!

The theme of this series is Artists Choice–which sounds easy and just ripe with potential, right?
It’s also kinda scary and intimidating–What will I draw? Do I want to go 3D? Do I want a theme or just do whatever strikes my fancy at the time?

Kinda got my idea–many, many moons ago (early 2000’s) Barry and I did some of the first online webcomics–before webcomic became such a thing–called Abby’s Menagerie. AM was about a girl who worked at a zoo where extinct animals just appeared. Barry’s online webcomic was The Damnation Gambit–dark, gritty…pure awesomeness.

There’s hardly a day where I don’t think about Abby’s Menagerie. It meant that much.

And ya know what? Hardly a single iota remains of either AM or DG! I’ve got [most of] the original art, but all the original animated panels and colored panels–totally gone.

We never worked at high rez back in those days because we never thought we’d go to print and the size we were working at or with the expense of printing (we thought) would make it impossible to produce.
The hard drive that had all the art and story –gone. There’s a lesson for every creator here–save to the cloud!! and make multiple, multiple backups.
You can find a smattering of the art and story on various searches. The waybackmachine site has a smattering of images
We had a lot of great people say a lot of really good things about Abby’s Menagerie.

So part of me is thinking about doing an extinct animals theme on this set–something close to my heart.

Viceroy Cards is awesome because they encourage artists to post their work in progress (THANK YOU!!!) So I’ll post art updates as I go along!
I’m excited to be involved with this set. Lots of amazing fellow artists that I can’t wait to see what they do and I hope you are excited too!

It’s funny, I have almost ALL the Artist Proofs from every card set I’ve ever contributed to. I never know what to do with them lol. So they all just site in a cubby on my drafting table.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Casper sketch covers out too!

I haven’t been to a comic shop lately but my sketchcovers from America Mythology are in local comic shops now!

Wanna see some?

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Underdog sketch covers in shops…now!

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Pensacon

A huge thank you to EvErYoNe at Pensacon!  This was my second year attending–first time ever as a guest and both times I’ve never been treated better or had a better time at a show.
Mike Ensly, Steve Weiss–thank you.  Thank you for running the best show I’ve ever attended, to every unique opportunity I got to experience, for your passions for culture, film, comics, all things entertainment and beyond, and love of your city and for just going above and beyond…just thank you and you are truly amazing people.  You both are gracious, fun, witty and great to be around.

Thank you to the many, many, many volunteers–you cannot attend this show in any capacity, from person just walking in to celebrity guest, and not be overwhelmed by the volunteers at Pensacon.  These people are *right* there. Every time. Always offering, willing and happy to help.  Watch your table?  Help transport you someplace? Needed info?  Had to get to a panel?  Someone to chat with?  They are there!

These guys are top!  I don’t know how much time is spent on training this army of hardy souls, but they’re top notch workers and their kindness, cheerfulness and willingness help can’t go unmentioned.  You guys are a pleasure!

Pensacola–You are an awesome town:  Unique flavor, vibe and history at every corner!  You are situated in a spot that brings culture, comics and entertainment together from many surrounding states and cities.  I loved to talk to local people who just for curiosity wanted to come see what Pensacon was about.  They’d heard and seen the advertisements and just bought a ticket to get their own experience.  Your locals really seem to be behind you and that’s pretty amazing.

Pensacon 2019’s planing is already well underway–no days taken for resting, no time for catching your breath! I’ve heard some pretty darn amazing guests already announced!

I can’t wait to see YOU there!!

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Of Chocolates, Shire horses and Red heads!

Given that Valentines Day right around the corner, I was thinking about chocolates (ok. I’m *always* thinking about chocolates!!). Then my thoughts quickly shifted to just whoooooo makes the best chocolates and the story of Lady Godiva popped into my head. And I thought about the elements I wanted to put in my piece. I knew I wanted to draw a draft horse–just because they’re so darn cool to draw.

I knew I wanted Lady G to be a red head! Too many times Lady G is drawn as a cowering, huddled behind the hair, blonde. I don’t think of her that way. To take up that kinda dare, our girlfriend Lady G got some spunk!
So a feisty, smirking red head she is!

Tried to do some new, scary things: red heads, animals, buildings, metals. This was the most architecture I’ve colored on the computer. I’m getting more comfortable. I didn’t run screaming for my watercolor palette at the end of the day or end up in a huddled heap in the corner…anymore :O)

Go eat some chocolates, do something scary, pet a nice horse (or red head!), and create 2018!!

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy February!

I sooooo love February for the LoVe, romance, the fun, the color pink, and ohhhhh….the cHoCoLaTe!

Here’s my February First doodle..Cookey’s in Bed.  This one was fun to do. I kinda wanted to play with the ‘I wouldn’t toss them outta bed for eating cookies’ saying.

She’s Cookey.  Well, it sounded better in my head.  But I enjoyed drawing and coloring her anyway.

I’m trying to get more comfortable with digital coloring. Its hard for me. I’d much rather watercolor. That’s my comfort media.

And color holds?? I’m still trying to learn those. Barry keeps telling me to “use layers!”. I mean to, I just forget and then I mess things up.

But I still have fun and that’s the main thing, right?

Kiss the love(s) of your life–frequently and often.
Give chocolates to a stranger.
Eat a few more chocolates then you should. It’s good for you.

#create2018

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Never fear…UnderDog is here!

Cover for my Underdog #4 in the current February Previews catalog from the fine company of American Mythology!
I was really excited to do this one.  Any chance I get to do a rocketship–I’m on it!

This ships in April 2018

Tell your retailer to order lots of copies :O)

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/FEB181065

 

 

And I totally forgot to put the cover of Underdog #3 up!  It was awesome to draw the “badies”!

This one ships March 2018!

You ordered it, right??

It should be in shops by n ow, but I haven’t seen it :O)
Send me a pic of you see it!

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/NOV171185

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