Friday, October 24, 2008

BLOOD RIDER release!!!


First time the BLOOD RIDER comic will be available! This weekend in Plainville CT! Here's the flyer!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Bloodrider IS DONE!!!!!!


Whoa...It's done. To celebrate, I decided to beat up my talented student, Allie. Ain't she great. She takes a plastic laser pistol whippin' like a champ!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

24 Hour Comic Day


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.

http://sargescomics.com/

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

WOW!













Here's a picture of Bill Janocha, Irwin Hasen and ME!!! Crazy. Bill is the artist on Beetle Bailey and Mr Hasen is the cartoonist from Dondi.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Home stretch?









Can the Blood Rider be finished this week? Can Matt maintain his sanity? Are there enough M&M's in the studio? Stay tuned...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Open Studio - OVER

Whew! I am spent. Open Studio has come and gone. I want to thank everyone that visited and I especially want to thank:
Kevin Hayden
Sue and Ev Soares
Steve Kanaras
Ken Rohde
Steven Kuster
Yuko Salvadori
Allie Sherman
Keith Murphy
Katelyn Caputo
Mark Tarrant
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

OK...HOLY COW...THIS IS AMAZING

Alright, I've been workin' in the studio all day...my wife (God bless her) decided to bring home three pieces of "The Cheesecake Factory" cheesecake. Now at first, just by name only, I thought this would've been a perfect snack for Mr Katz...but seriously nooooo. This stuff is bleepity blankin' spectacular! I just gotta let you know, I love sweet foods. It's my kryptonite. This was out of this world. Go. Get some. Look at my face, I'm serious.

I couldn't even finish!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursday Throwback!

Here's the Thursday Throwback for this week! I've been cleaning the studio a little bit each day for Open Studios. I happened to stumble on this little gem... an old invite to one of our release parties for the first limited series of BIGGER. Those things were a lot of fun. Music, food and friends...perfect.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Show in Granby CT starts tonight


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.

ARRGH!!




























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.