Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I can finally tell you...!

Back in December, I was approached by the president of the Granby Artist Association to replace him in the upcoming year. I didn't want to say anything before last night, just in case it didn't happen.

FLASHBACK:
When I graduated college, I was living a pretty good lifestyle as an artist. After eight years of working full time at different studios (including my own), I went through a seven year period after that where I pursued the arts only as a part timer if at all. That was a rough period of my life. When I decided to jump back to where my passions lived, I knew that doing pro-bono work and joining groups (the Granby Artists Association and the Comic Book Artists Guild) were going to help me achieve my goals in the creative field. If you saw how much growth I've had since joining the Granby Artists Association, (and you might have if you've followed this blog from it's inception) you'd understand why I would happily accept the role of president for the group to do what I can to pay back the organization.

My return to the Comic Book Artists Guild is also a very special honor for me. When I left the group, I was not happy about it, and I told Keith Murphey (founder and at that time, the president) that I would return one day. Now, I am returning. I am returning to that leadership position with a very different scenario. Now that Steve Kanaras and I have been managing the Free Lunch Studios office, I believe I can provide the best functions that I am able for the New England membership in the coming year.

So that's it. I've been dying to tell you and now I can. ahhhhh

Saturday, January 22, 2011

As promised...


Here's a sneak peek at another project! Drawn in ballpoint pen to be light-boxed. Believe it or not, Steve and I started this project during a 24 hour work day!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Comicbook Artists Guild at Cliff's Con 1/30

Hey there, everyone! I am honored to have returned to the leadership team of the Comic Book Artists Guild, a group where comic artists and writers gather to network, show their work and more. It's a new year and Cliff's got a show on Sunday, January 30th, so I figured we'd have our first CAG NE meet there! I will introduce a ton of new and exciting features for all of the upcoming meetings. You will want to be there! Want to find out more? Go to http://comicartguild.org/ and http://cliffscons.blogspot.com/ The meeting will take place at noon IN THE SHOW. The show runs from 10am to 3pm.
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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.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Arisia 2011


Big show this coming weekend! Members of the Free Lunch Family will be at the Arisia show in Boston Mass. This is a FOUR day show that offers tons to do and is a lot of fun! Check it out. Here's the link for the show!

I'll be showing Junkfood originals and we'll be there supporting Norman Katz with his new book "46" and a huge "Kitten" gallery. Norm and I will be on hand to do commissions, caricatures and panels!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Want some Junk Food?

Polite Company Magazine just posted one!

Just finished a caricature job at the end of the year and we slapped the colored pic on some mugs! Pretty cool!