Thursday, December 25, 2008
Here we are at the end of 2008 and I think/reflect about the year gone by and what I have experienced and learned. I feel lucky to have had the year I had, and a lot of that has to do with good people. With the love and support of my wife and daughter, they provide for me the drive and enthusiasm to do what I do every day. I'm blessed to have my "mothers", my mom, step-mom, and mother - in -law, for without them, I would struggle to get anything done. My Free Lunch partners, Steven and Steve, who push me to continue to better myself. My Free Lunch family, who share with me a common mission, hard work, professionalism and laughter through our experiences together. I'm blessed to have supporters that believe in me enough to give me the tools, experience, exposure and opportunities to succeed. Those that I mentor, individuals that share their lessons and experiences with me in exchange for the lessons I share with them. Blessed by all the children that I work with, whose energy, optimism and creativity are a true resource for me. And finally, the talented and kind people in my artist network groups, they are true role models and mentors to me and I am privileged to share experiences with. Don't think I forgot you if you are family, an Outlaw, a fan, my comic provider or my M&M supplier... For all of you, and I do mean all of you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You are the driving force behind everything I do.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
These guys took it easy on their coworker, but I've done much worse. >:^D I've been doing these retirement roast pics for a while now. You know someone who is done? Shoot me an email and we can have a little fun with them!
Wonder where they worked?
Friday, December 12, 2008
Dawn Marie (from all those great wrestling shows) and Norman Katz have collaborated on these great prints! Mr Kuster and I also contributed. We only have a handful of these available, but they are all SIGNED by Dawn Marie and Norm. We're selling them through paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org for $20 each (shipping included).
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Bigger #1 3.50 outlaw price $2.80
Bigger WRDC #1 2.95 outlaw $2.36
(issues 2 - 4 as well)
Blood Rider #1 3.50 outlaw price $2.80
Pork & Beans #1 3.50 outlaw price $2.80
Unhappy Granma #1 $2.99 outlaw price $2.40
Bigger #9 Start of Something Big part 1 $2.99 outlaw price $2.40
Psychosis #3 $5.95 outlaw price $4.75
Norman Katz artbook #1 $5 outlaw price $4
Bigger Temping Miss Teri (collects Bigger WRDC 1-4) $10 outlaw price $8
Bigger Working Stiff $10 outlaw price $8
add for shipping $2 on singles, $4 for orders of 2 or more and paypal the payment to email@example.com. GO OUTLAWS!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday we had a meeting at the FLC office. I did not get much art done, but it was an effective meeting. Our newest intern, Kevin started a new blogger site where he will start taking and posting FLC photos. Check that out at: http://freelunchphotos.blogspot.com/
Today, I tweaked a couple of Granma pages and worked on a new pic for the Cliff's Cons.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Come to FVAC.net for info on an evening of cartooning and illustration of monsters and villains in the height of the costume season. Great for teenagers 10 and up and adults as well. Bring your own comic book pages and favorite comic, manga, or comic strip to the workshop. Classroom 3A 7:00-8:30 pm at FVAC. No pre-registration required. $5 at door.“Let’s Go! Cardholders bring a friend for free. www.fvac.net
Well we just got back from the Boston Comic-con...it was awesome. The Free Lunch crew was reunited for another good time. The Soares, Mr Murphy, Mr Hayden, Mr Kuster and myself had a good ol' time at our booth. That show was packed! We made a lot of new friends and also got to hang out with our fellow CAG members. Good times.
Now on to new things. Unhappy Granma 2 will be coming soon and so will BIGGER #10. That next BIGGER might be the most important issue I have done to date. I promise...this will be BIG. Here's where I'm at with the cover...
If you're wondering what that logo is on the bottom right...I was toying with the idea of "stamping" the book cover with the honor I received at the CAG awards for production excellence.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Uhhh....24 hour comic day is over...I was not able to compete. I did attend though! I was able to finish the Blood Rider artwork! I started my final run at Sarge's Comics in New London CT. Man, I gotta tell you, these guys are great. The staff running that store work so hard on making you comfortable. It's ridiculous. Go there, go there, go there. Aside from the great staff and how they support the industry it's the best damn comic store I've ever been to.
I got home from there around 1 am. I got up again around 9:30 and started again. Long story short...just doing final touches tonight and tomorrow morning. Yay!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sue and Ev Soares
and Liz Ortiz.
These guys came over and kept me company and we had a great old time. It was great to see some old friends and meet some new ones too. So thanks again everyone and I'll see you all later. Tired.
Friday, October 10, 2008
I couldn't even finish!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Opening Reception at J Vallee Brunelle’s Gallery (10 Hartford Rd) in the Granby Village Shops on Rt 189 just at the junction of Rts 189 & 10/202) in Granby CT. This show will run from Saturday the 4th through October 18th showing work from all the artists participating in the Open Studio Tour. The Opening Reception will be tonight, Saturday the 4th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
I'll be showing this piece from Pork N Beans.
Okay...this stuff is HARD. Everything is either the Blood Rider or teaching. It's becoming harder and harder to keep up. I will always make up for it on this blog though....1st pic: the Blood Rider stand off - inked this in brush...pretty happy with it. 2nd pic: reference...gotta use it! 3rd pic: Indiana Jones! DVD out 10/14 at a store near me. This is from Friday's class.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Friday's are turning out to be very, very busy. I updated my "Throwback Thursday" pic today. Shame on me. I have a mentoring gig now in the morning, then start up at the Y with "Drawn to Read", and finally end at Drawing and Painting at the FVAC. (that's where I did these two charcoal pics)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
That makes me very happy! Tomorrow, I'm gonna start a new theme - it's gonna be called, "Throwback Thursdays!" It'll be a fond look back at some older work from my first little sketchbooks from college. Let's see if we recognize anything...
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wolf logo is DONE. It was fun and the client is very happy, that means we're happy too! Steven and I enjoyed that one.
Speaking of working together, Steven, Norman, and myself worked on a couple of jobs this week. A lot of fun, tough deadline, and I'll let you know more after the next couple of days. It's rare for all three of us to be able to work on one gig.
And finally, the blood soaked month of September continues. Blood Rider = Bad Fun. I'm starting to look at western type graphic novels for inspiration. My fav... Trio Grande: Adios Palomita from Heavy Metal. More to follow...I'll see ya soon!