Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kuiper belt cont.

Blood Rider

Available now from Indy Planet! Click here for the link!

Kuiper Belt

Alright, so you've heard me talk about the new FLC comic Beyond The Kuiper Belt. Here's what I've been working on for the last three days. These are the concept sketches and I'll put the final up when it's complete...It's funny, I went through all the character design and the final layout that I settled with, you can't even see the alien's face.

Here's some art...

This is a piece that did not make it into the Bigger: Working Stiff series. It's not that I didn't like it, there just was no place for it. There's nothing saying that it won't show up in the current series.

The piece features Weez, Adrienne and Ms Teri. Kinda has a Charlie's Angels vibe.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Boston Comic Con comin' up!

This coming weekend I've got the Boston Comic Con. This is a great show and this year they've expanded it to two days! Here's the link!
Plainville had a great turnout and we sold a lot of different books and handed out a lot of flyers. A really good day. (Considering all the rain)
Today I'm gonna work on the Grant Bee BIGGER 10, and Beyond the Kuiper Belt's Black Roses (which is looking pretty damn good I must say!) We are going to launch Kuiper Belt at Space. It's a convention in Ohio. Kinda funny.

By the way, here's some AWESOME feedback from Hands On Art Day:
-The comic teacher (Matt) was the best thing here!
-I liked to draw cartoons. (Bridget)
-Matt – totally mesmerized his students while characters came to life on his whiteboard

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Back from Hands on Art Day

What a great time we had with the Granby Artists. Holcomb Farm's Hands On Art Day was a hit! Just take a look at all the cars parked in the field next door. Carole Day was walking around taking a bunch of photos, there were tons of snacks and lots of interested kids. Awesome job everyone! Thanks to Carole for these pics! Off to Cliff's Plainville Show today! Maybe I'll see you there!

Friday, March 27, 2009


As you may or may not know, it's Stupor Friday! So pop the top off a new chapter! (My favorite page so far!)

Here's a cool link for two - count 'em TWO reviews in one entry for comics drawn by little 'ol me...one for the Bloodrider and one for Unhappy Granma! Check it out! Wooooo! Thanks, Bob!

Tomorrow is hands on art day at the Holcomb Farm and Sunday is the Plainville show....busy busy busy.

Have a great weekend! BTW my site is back up and now it belongs to ME! YAY!!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Here's a shock...a Thursday Throwback!

Next step...

OK...here's the preview art for BIGGER # 10. Still got more to go for the cover of 11 but this is what I needed to get done for now, so there you have it! It's pretty sad....(:^( Tough story to tell...this series of BIGGER will probably be the more important yet.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Beyond the Kuiper Belt

Meet Maximillian Lehrer, Editor-in-Chief of his newest comic magazine, Beyond the Kuiper Belt. Finished this one today.



This Saturday, March 28, 2009 10:00 - 2:00

They had SO MUCH fun last year! Come down and try your hand at a new art form with members of the Granby Artists Assocation. I will be doing demos on comic illustration and more. FREE.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Plainville Show this weekend!

Hey there, everyone! Cliff's got a show Sunday! (the 29th)
(and sport card shows are on the 3rd Saturday of every month.) All of these shows run at the Plainville V.F.W. Hall- 7 Northwest Dr. (Route 10) from 10 AM to 3 PM.


Steve Kanaras, creator and writer of Only in Whispers
will be there signing books and listening to YOUR scary stories and Matt Ryan, artist from Only in Whispers and Bigger will be there drawing commissions for you and selling and signing this poster!

Directions to the V.F.W. Hall: 84 East or West, take exit 32 and turn onto Route 10 North from the off-ramp. Follow Route 10 North for 4.5 miles, and turn right onto Northwest Drive. The V.F.W. Hall is on the left- follow the signs.

Next step..BIGGER 11 cover color start

Do we like the blue prom dress?

Next step..BIGGER 11 cover inked

started coloring it today! Just wait...this one will change as we go.

Friday, March 20, 2009

New version of BIGGER 11 cover

Here it is so far...I might as well show you the step by step on this one...>:^P

And don't forget for you Farmington Valley readers (and beyond) Family Fun Day, next Saturday March 28, 2009. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Location: Holcomb Farm Learning Center

Tomorrow! Springfield Fal-Con

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, check out the First Annual Springfield Fal-Con in Springfield, Mass. We will be selling our great selection of books and I will be drawing commissions and caricatures for whoever is interested.

The Springfield Fal-Con will begin at 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 21st and continue through the Falcons-Wolf Pack game that night. Approximately 25 different vendors
(INCLUDING YOURS TRULY) will be exhibiting on the MassMutual concourse throughout the event, including New England Comics, the largest comic store chain in Massachusetts.

Newest page of Stupor Powers now online!

Feel free to check out stuporpowers.com for the newest page of Stupor Power goodness!

Boston Comics Roundtable

What a great experience! Steve and I were welcomed with open arms to this cozy meeting. I'd say over 15 people gathered together to speak on a future book that they were all collaborating on, a gallery that a decent percentage of them would be involved in, and to listen to Steve and I talk about Free Lunch's history, vision, and more. I was very impressed with their aggressive dedication to themselves, their vision and their talent. These guys meet every week! If you live in the Boston area, and you are a comic creator, you're missing out...you need to look these guys up. (Makes me kinda wish I lived up there) Check out their site at www.bostoncomicsroundtable.com

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Off to Boston today...

for a comics round table. Sounds pretty cool. I'll fill you in on it tomorrow. We had our last Basketball game last night. Guess what? We lost again...but I'll say this, they've been much closer games towards the end. So that's good, right?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New friend art posted

Check out my database of buddy art at Comicspace. I have new entries from Nancy, John and Aiden. Thanks guys!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ooooh Check it out!!

Free Lunch Studios Cartooning Classes! We will meet on Saturdays to start. I will personally be teaching all the art related classes that we offer (we've been doing $20 per hr) drop ins from 9 to 11 in the morning on Saturdays so far), Steve is running a writing workshop this weekend and Steven is teaching one on one lessons on pre-press and graphic design.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Two updates!

One: It's Friday so make sure you check out Stupor Powers dot com today at stuporpowers.com!

Two: I'm gonna try to bring my cam and show you the NEW Free Lunch Studio!

See ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Granby Artist's Family Fun Day

Need to chase the last of those winter blues away? Then join the Granby Artists as they host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine at the Holcomb Farm Learning Center in West Granby, CT. Six members of the Granby Artists Association will demonstrate and share their skills in a variety of artistic media.

Jewelry artists Anne Dixon and Lori Garcia will make "found object" jewelry pieces. Artist Laura Eden will demonstrate watercolor techniques. Artist Sally Melrose will present a hand weaving demonstration, with a small loom set up for people to try. Comic artist Matt Ryan will do caricatures and show how he designs his comic book pages. Artist Bill Simpson will let budding artists experience applying oil paint to canvas.

This is a wonderful opportunity for families and individuals to come out and take part in the arts in Granby and learn a little about the process that is involved in the various media presented. The event is free and open to the public and will be held indoors. All ages are welcome to participate.

The Holcomb Farm Learning Center is at 113 Simsbury Road, West Granby, 860-844-8616.

Did you hear about the Facebook Comic Con?

Facebook Comic Con is an unofficial virtual comics, animation and media convention bringing together the robust community of industry professionals and fans registered on Facebook.

Facebook Comic Con is a project now under construction, preparing for a grand gala premiere celebration this weekend of March 12-15, 2009. You can join by going to my facebook page, OR to make it so mine is easier to join...just click below...


Here's the pic I told you about...

From the Creativity Workout last Thursday night. Roughs drawn in pencil...finishes in ball point pen.

The weekend was good...The wife and I actually were able to go on a date and we saw The Watchmen. I enjoyed it. We taught 2 classes at the Free Lunch Studios office. I taught one that focused on the body/gesture and Steven did a private one on lettering on the computer. Pretty cool stuff.

Friday, March 6, 2009

My site is back! Stupor Power Friday! YAY

I was having trouble with my domain there for a while...but trouble no more! Thanks Chris and Sam for all your help...I'm back!

The newest page of Stupor Powers is UP. Celebrate the weekend with the adventures of Lemmy, Stout and friends.

Last night's class at the Arts Center was good...we made our own money and some new friends. I'll scan mine when I get a chance.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

1st Thursday Creativity Workout

Cartooning with Matt Ryan

Thursday March 5, 7- 8:30pm

Get a jump a-HEAD on spring with a funky session drawing cartoon faces and expressions. Learn the how-to from the Free- Lunch comic president and artist, Matt Ryan. Classroom 3A. $5 at the door. “Let’s Go!” cardholders bring a friend for free.