“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

Monday, July 25, 2011

SDCC_commissions

 [9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]

 [9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]

[11 x 14" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 300lb bristol board] 

[11 x 14" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 300lb bristol board] 

 [9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]

 [9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]

[11 x 14" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 300lb bristol board] 


 [9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]
 [9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]





This was a large convention. I didn't suffer much. There were a lot of people.

I am understating things a bit.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

COSPLAY FOR A CAUSE_update

 [9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]


 [9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]


[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]




I was invited by RIKI LECOTEY invited me to participate in a calendar project called COSPLAY FOR A CAUSE 2012.  I was honored to be included in the line up with such amazing artists - on both illustration and cosplay fronts - in a collection of photographs and 'chibi' interpretations of popular Japanese characters.

If you can, please follow the link I've given above, buy yourself an amazing calendar and support a worthwhile cause.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

JUMP DOSSIER_update

JUMP DOSSIER - SDCC (2011)   8.5 x 5.5 inches, landscaoe - Full color pearlescent cover, B&W interior pages on vellum, heavy stock. 40 pages. $15.00USD + shipping and handling. 




I've generated a sort of dossier of this creator-owned work that I've been working on for a while now called 'JUMP'. It contains script page snippets, page thumbnails, character concepts, background and prop design work, and one of two inked panels from the finished pages themselves. But in order to stave off the shutting down of my brain due to my crippling obsession with perfection, I've limited the run of this 'preview book' to 300 copies. I'm so very self-conscious of the perception of this whole thing before it's ready for review and public consumption but I understand the need for early promotion in order to get the positive, forward momentum. It's a vicious circle.

However, for the sake of my neurotic mind, I will not show you preview images from the interior of the book here on my blog as the idea of people seeing my rough sketches and unfinished work will drive me absolutely crazy. You're just going to have to check it out for yourself in person.

Copies of the JUMP Dossier will be available for purchase at SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2011, at my Artist Alley table, DD-10.



PS - JON TSUEI, writer of the JUMP comicbook will be at my table to sign copies of the book as well. And I share this with you now - I dislike him with a mild passion. It's going to make for an awkwardly tight Artist Alley space, folks. Come by and say 'hello' to help break the tension, won't you?