Wednesday, July 30, 2003

My old comic book teacher has a new book out. I thought the concept was amazing way back when the first issue came out. It's perfect...what does an artist do when he has only 6 pages of art and no script?;-) He creates an amazing, fun some interviews from Mark Waid among others

and the official website here...

The Baghdad Blogger is back. Salam Pax is now writing for the Guardian UK. A
you never hear about in the US press.

Just promoting a not so random Milla pic.
...forgive me. ......

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Okay, every monday it is....
A work in progress

Approximately 666 days till this....

Thursday, July 24, 2003

Haven't been wired for a couple of days....A tornado came into my life

Interesting article on the looting of Iraq’s National Museum of Antiquities

click here for the
July 20th sketch

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Just a couple of things....

Well, I didn't realize it was a cliche, but this guy is one of the reasons I got interested in modern
graphic design.
Check out this interesting interview with Steven R. Gilmore over at XLR8R magazine. Lots of little tidbits about the beginnings of Nettwerk Records, I mean who would of thought that my grandfather and Cevin Key have something in common.... they both worked at Safeway.

SRG Interview

And while you are at it, visit Steven's site and see his amazing visuals .

Also if you haven't already, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. It has a small blurb on probably my most anticipated upcoming movie (yes, perhaps even more anticipated than Episode III, sacrilege I know)
Mirror Mask, coming from those fine folks at Jim Henson Productions.
Written by Neil Gaiman, directed by Dave Mckean....really, enough said.

Monday, July 07, 2003

Ignore the previous posts… This Blog is now open.

So creating a website is sort of like moving into an apartment.
It takes awhile to get used to it, many sleepless nights. And you are always thinking about all the pictures you need to get up. I find myself rearranging things, never being satisfied. To make things worse this is a free site, kinda like a rental. You can’t paint the walls red, and the rental company gets mad if you start to build a grotto on the back porch. But you settle in and make the best of it, even if your neighbors think you are crazy and nobody comes and visits. To make things more complicated I have an addition, a place I’ll try not to neglect. I wanted this online journal to give you (who are you?) a view in how a starting illustrator begins his career. I’m not sure how exciting it will be, but I promise, to the faithful that return, at least one exclusive sketch a week. I’ll also have updates on all my projects and I’m sure random rambling about my cat, music, internet links and life in general. I’ll try to avoid the typical, “It's July7th and my life sucks” posts.

So what Projects are coming up?

-The big thing is preparing my full portfolio for DragonCon in August. I want this site to have all it’s links working and be my calling card for companies.
-The Tarot Project (I’ll talk about this soon)
-Neko Kaiju Studios, My self publishing venture coming Halloween 2004
-Various Freelance work (details coming soon)
- And more that I can’t think about right now, but you’ll hear about it first here.

Well that’s it, my first official post on the Sketch Journal. I know you are thinking, “hey where’s my sketch?”
Stay tuned… Every Sunday night.

Saturday, July 05, 2003

I'll be officially opening this Blog on Monday July 7th. See you then.

The more I look at the fan art of The Patron, the more I think
Jonathan Winters snuck in there also.

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

So today I started to look at RPG art to see how I fit in with my peers. One of the companies I sent out submissions to, had an ink drawing of an interesting character that I decided to try my hand at.
Here's the original drawing over at Phoenix Rising Games.

The guy that attracted me was the guy on the far right.
I've added my version in the fan art section of the site.
Mines not as heavy and probably needs some extra chins.
Buddy(Herbie's Mechanic) Hackett died today and I think a little bit of him snuck in there. So here's to Buddy.