“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Friday, February 26, 2010

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY says, "WE LOVE YOU."

Finally, the bigger picture.

We hope you enjoyed this week-long love fest and Umbrella Academy themed posts! Some of you figured it out early that the images formed one giant version. You guys are way too advanced to be surprised. But we're really glad you stuck around until the end. There have also been inquiries as to the purchase of the original images once they were all posted. Those questions should be directed towards Jason Schachter.

Oh, and the UA kids aren't really saying they love you. They're just kidding. What they're probably saying is, "Go f*ck yourself, you confused bitch." Or something of that nature. But they're saying it with as much tender loving care as possible!

-Jon Tsuei

Thursday, February 25, 2010

THE WHITE VIOLIN says, "FAH-Q."

Has it really been a week of this nonsense already? That's gotta be some kind of record for Eric's typically lazy update schedule.

And the White Violin image above isn't saying "F*ck you" per se. She actually told you to f*ck off a whole lot earlier than right now. Maybe you just didn't realize it because you weren't paying attention. You're such a typical man. You never listen.

-Jon Tsuei

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

THE KRAKEN says, "FAH-Q."



Майната ти - 你他媽的 -  Fick dich - Va te faire foutre - Άντε γαμήσου - Vaffanculo - セックスする - 엿먹어 - Kurwa - Caguei - Du-te dracu ' - Пошел на хуй - Fan ta dig - Vete a la mierda - Putang ina mo - Fuck bạn

Monday, February 22, 2010

THE BOY says, "FAH-Q."

If you see a bald, naked Filipino man in the bushes of your front yard downing gummi-vitamins like they were candy, please call your local animal shelter so they can tranq him immediately. Eric is officially off of his rocker.

-Jon Tsuei

Sunday, February 21, 2010

THE SEANCE says, "FAH-Q."

I told you. The guy is showing signs of breaking down mentally.

-Jon Tsuei

Saturday, February 20, 2010

SPACEBOY says, "FAH-Q."

You may ask what's with the recent rash of images with characters giving the bird? I have no idea. But let me warn you now that the next set of drawings I'm going to upload is a middle finger tour de force. If you're easily offended, go here instead and have a nice day.

Otherwise it's probably safe to say that Eric has issues that he's putting to paper. I think at one point he was this close to giving up on wearing clothes and moving to a log cabin in the woods. For whatever reason, here's hoping he gets it out of his system very soon. Convention season is coming up and we need our cash cow with a level head and thinking without bias.

But for the next week you're going to recognize a theme. And if you're really paying close attention you'll see who he's directing all this love to. Enjoy.

-Jon Tsuei

Thursday, February 18, 2010

PRIS_rough

Here's part of a painting I found in Eric's filing system, aka the trash can. There are more but this is the only one I'm allowed to show. At least that's what he says. We'll see about that.

And if you're in the Long Beach area this coming weekend, there is a one day Comic Book Expo in town. Please check out the link to see the guest list and for more information. Eric will be there selling books and prints with fellow artist and concept designer Naomi Baker. Please visit their table and show your support.

Also, we'd like to thank everyone who has responded to our "Travel the World" call to arms. We've gotten a ton of invites and we've accepted the ones we could squeeze in between Eric's work and convention schedule. I don't think we'll have enough time in the year to take everyone up on their graciousness, but it's going to be one exciting year. Thanks again!

-Jon Tsuei

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

BLACK WIDOW_90 minutes

"Pledge your allegiance, get your fatigues on. All black everything. Black Cards, black cars, all black everything. And our girls are black birds riding with their Dillingers..."

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

VALENTINE'S DAY_90 minutes


Isn't it nice when Eric draws something new and it can double as an update and a message to the ones we "love"?

And to the rest of you, we'd like to wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day.

-Jon Tsuei


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

BAT IN THE IVY_90 minutes

What have we learned today, Batman? We learned to never ever get involved with crazy and complicated red heads. Or else you're going to get tangled in her hair.

-Jon Tsuei

Thursday, February 11, 2010

CAGE#2_cover

I don't know if Marvel has used this image in their solicitations, but what the hell. I figured that it'll help get the word out. Art and colors by Eric himself. He said he had to do it digitally because painting it practically would've taken forever and they needed it for solicitation.

Gotta love them tigers, man.

-Jon Tsuei

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

GHOST RIDER_90 minutes

This one's for Sam - the only guy I know who used a man with his skull on fire as his early inspiration.

You've been my friend and counsel for as long as I can remember. Thank you always for sticking around and for not giving up on me.

I really hope I don't let you down.


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

JEAN KILLS SCOTT_90 minutes


Actually, she never really kills Cyclops in the comics.

Scott Summers meets and falls in love with Jean Grey. They have adventures together as part of the founding members of "The X-Men" until one day an entity called the Phoenix Force enters Jean's body and uses it as a vessel. All is well until Jean goes bat sh*t crazy, flies off into space and kills a ton of different people throughout the galaxy. During a fight for her freedom against the Shi'ar Imperial Guard who have accused her of committing mass genocide, she takes her own life as a supposed grand act of sacrifice in order to save the X-Men from becoming overwhelmed.

You crazy and selfish bitch.

-Jon Tsuei

Sunday, February 07, 2010

CAP'S SHIELD_90 minutes.


"Oh, say! can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming;
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
Oh, say! does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave..."


A few days ago, on a cold and rainy afternoon, Eric became a full-fledged American citizen. It was a very strange swearing in ceremony as 900 people packed themselves into a banquet hall, raised their right hands and pledged their allegiance to the United States and its flag. And when they sang the national anthem, I damn near shed a tear.

After the ceremony I asked Eric what he wanted to do, as in, "Hey, where do you want to go to eat?" I guess he misinterpreted what I meant because he said, "Well, why don't we take the new passport out for a spin?" To which I replied, "Okay. Where to?"

And that's our plan. But we are hoping we could get your help, participation, and kindness, dear blog reader. So, if you are from another part of the world, outside of the U.S., drop us a note and tell us where you are. And if you don't mind playing tour guide for a couple of days to a handful of guys who are genuinely interested in learning about your place and country, consider us there! Haha! And for your trouble, we'll make Eric draw a picture for you and as many of your friends until his hand falls off. That's what we Americans call a 'bribe'.

Just betwen you and me, I think this just Eric's way of saying F*CK YOU! to the whole Schingen headaches he's had to deal with in the past. As for me, I'd just love to visit different places. And why not do it with my friends? It'll be awesome. First up? Germany.

-Jon Tsuei

Saturday, February 06, 2010

"Madam... you're a fool."

At least that's what I think the old man is saying? I'm not sure though, I can't read the script.

This is an unused panel from an unannounced project? I'm genuinely interested in how people will react to this  set of pages since it's a departure from what I think anyone expects from Eric. After seeing the prelims for these, I have to admit, he can draw the hell out of men in suits! It's like seeing those Leyendecker "Arrow Collars" advertisements. It's really amazing images, you guys.

And I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this, but since he's away you get a sneak peak. Until he yells at me and asks me to take it down, that is. Enjoy it while you can, Internets.

-Jon Tsuei




Friday, February 05, 2010

THE ENDLESS HOURGLASS_90 minutes

I don't know if you can see it in the scan, but Eric got super art-faggish with the cross hatching in the black areas. But the real question is, "Will the Despair truly stop the passage of time?"

Ooh.... I got all philosophical and emo right there.

Have a good weekend everyone.

-Jon Tsuei




Thursday, February 04, 2010

LILITH HEARTS MORRIGAN_90 minutes

Okay, so I don't know what or who is pissing him off or who's inspiring him right now, but Eric's drawing like a crazy person and you guys who read his blog are going to be the beneficiary. There are an obscene amount of 90 minute exercises all over the floor and I haven't seen him draw this much since back in the heyday. And guess what? None of them are "draw-overs". Not one. And if you know anything about the way the guy works, you know that's near impossible.

So I'm really, really scared now because I don't know who the person is who's sitting at his desk. I'm going to ration this stuff out, but I think I can put up one new image a day for the next three weeks or so. I'm just guess-timating.

Oh... and he's painting. A lot. Is that enough hype for you? Tune in tomorrow.

-Jon Tsuei


Tuesday, February 02, 2010

BLOOD THE LAST VAMPIRE_90 minutes

We watched the live action version of this movie and with all the commentary we were doing, I really miss the old "Mystery Science Theater" show. You can make any terrible movie that much better when you've got a group of hilarious guys throwing out alternate dialogue. And his movie really needed it too. You guys should rent it when you've got a couple of hours to burn.

The best part? The cheesy special effects that was supposed to be blood splatter but looked like a can of red beans instead!

"Take these cans of BEEEEAAAANSS, you f*ckin'g vampires!" Hehe. Maybe that's not so funny now, but we were rolling for a few minutes after Eric said it. I guess you just had to be there. Enjoy the image.


-Jon Tsuei

Monday, February 01, 2010

"Hello, ladies. Wanna be in my sketchbook?"

Being an artist must be a pretty decent racket. I mean, how easy would it be to walk around with a sketchbook, step up to  random, beautiful women and ask them if I could sketch them? And then to actually have the skillz (notice the 'Z', in 'skillz', people - that's next level) to back it up? Let's just say that my Friday nights would be very busy.

Anyway, here's some images that I found when I visited his house. I think it's pretty obvious which part of this model's body Eric was focused on. Focused like a laser. There's a whole lot of these drawings, but I got tired of scanning so this is what you guys get. And I think he just threw in the random shot of the hands and feet to make it seem like he's not a complete pervert.

When I asked him if he was going back to the next live model drawing session, the resounding answer was, "Hell yes."

That's my boy. Sometimes I envy this pervo bastard's life.