A friend of mine invited me to this film marathon at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica California. Aside from the films I’ve seen 100 times each (and loved) there was a new feature REVENGE premiering!
I had no idea what it was. I didn’t look up a trailer online because I was already there.
Damn was it good! I obviously enjoyed the film enough to create a Comic Cover Homage, so yeah, it was pretty cool.
this was the marquee poster inside the theater.
Not only did the film play but after was a Q&A with the director Coralie Fargeat and Matilda Lutz!
Horrible shot I know, but I was in the moment man!
Aero Theater put on a good show!
Today is the official U.S. Release! It was important to me to share this today. Hope you guys dig the work!
I’ve always been a fan of Splatterhouse and storyline. I have also been a fan of the one page comic centerfold featured in many of DC comics printed in the early 1990’s.
So, I decided to re-create the comic! With the help for my colorist bud Allen Passalaqua I did! I’d really like to be in consideration as artist (maybe writer) for a Namco Licensed comic. It’s a long shot, but hey, you know, why not try. I plan on printing a large size poster for this illustration. Obviously I cannot sell this poster with Splatterhouse logo and prepublished writing. By the assistance of modern technology I’m going to create a faux european version called ‘BLOOD CABIN”
It will be rewritten as well to fit the Blood Cabin theme.
Hope you enjoy the obscure video game throw back and maybe show a little poster love.
Thanks as always for reading this far.
I went to Cinefamily in Los Angeles California this past Friday with a friend to watch Texas Chainsaw Massacre III: The Saw Is Family. Great show! I wanted to do something fun and promote a little of what I do, so I drew this and made a few homemade trading cards.
Turns out I got a little too hasty and left the “D’ out my website.
hehe well….at least I made them and a few people took’em. The lesson? Proof read your shit and don’t rush.
Completely unrelated (as per my rambles) but here is a Curious Spaceman. I drew a prelim a few years ago. The idea stuck with me, so I decided to finish it on my Jumbo woven sheet collection. Drawn on a Circa Linen company sheet (1985) color: Lamplighter Ivory.
If you don’t get it, You are most likely a curious space person.
My little buddy Zeke sends draw requests from time to time. Always fan art requests of pop culture characters. It drives me crazy finding reference and drawing accurate. So much I asked him to only drawing things he imagines (hoping to deter the requests)
Not so much the case. He imagined some things. Two teams to be exact. I don’t know the story or origins. He refused to tell me incase I thought to steal his idea. Kidding, he just didn’t tell me. I know for sure he has already thought it out.
Anywho, here is 9 year old Zeke character concept of the Zen-X Disease
Here is my interpretation of the team
This is the other team called the Infection
This is my interpretation
It was pretty fun using the loose reference to illustrate.
Next week I’ll talk coasters, SKA, beer and bars!
This old soul will always be faithful to my heart. Even when my heart is empty.
Here is an illustration I contributed to Cosondra Sjostrom‘s poem book titled Creepy Romance. This illustration along with 49 other talented artists are in the recent installment of the series, book four. Not kidding on the talent. Some of the work in this book makes me feel intimidated. In a good way of course.
Creepy Romance IV
The recent book, along with the past two installments are on sale now via web (here). I’ll attending the book release event this Saturday in Los Angeles at Lock & Key The book will be on sale there as well.
Keeping the February spirit I’ve been working on a little comic in the vein on my Arch Agency series. I wanted to do some kind of love story my way. I plan to post up five pages here on V-Day.
Planning to make a few copies and hand them out to friends at this months Scramble Jam in Long Beach. It’s a day after on the 15th at Dutch’s Brewhouse. I’ll have a few there for the room as well.
Our sketch card will be a little more violent…
Scramble Jam blank cards
Thanks for reading as always.
Drew the Guyver for no reason other than I came across an old comic and thought it would be cool. Because the design is so detailed and specific there was not a lot of room to be too creative in style. I had fun learning the contours.
Also drew Spider-Woman in here early black 90’s costume because I think it’s the best design. Always feel compelled to do a little something on back, so Silk on a building was in order.
Last is a 90’s mullet Superman (get the theme?) I hate drawing superman. He is very difficult to draw because he is so simple yet specific. I’ve never been happy with any version I’ve done. This is the closest I’ve ever got.
I guess that’s it.
Some ink I did over Dan’s original pe
Dan’s Original pencils work on an old torn out page from a book
I can’t remember exactly when I met Dan to be honest. I think it was in 2007. I really dug his work and asked if he had a sketchbook I could purchase. He said he didn’t. I offered to make one for him. At the time I was steady making zines and sketchbooks of my own. He took me up on the offer. I gathered some images he had on line. Sent two copies out to him along with the file. I asked if he would signed one of the copies and send it out to me. He did and included the pencil sketch above.
It wasn’t until recently I had the nerve to try and ink it.
Dan has been real supportive with some of my creative ideas. Maniac Cop being one. That project is a little bit of a long story to go into right now though.
He has also helped with a horror project I shelved before I began my SHE project. The plan is to later bring it into SHE.
I really appreciate Dan’s help and encouragement. So much I thought to post it. To whom ever reads this, check out his work. It really is amazing!
Wednesday morning. Three days left of 2016. I gotta be honest. I don’t care. Makes no difference what the calender says. The hustle is strong. A little unfocused and not quite ready to pull the print trigger, load the snake oil on to the caravan just yet, but the work is close to share.
A few things I was able to do work for recently was some roleplay character art for Mythopoeia Games Publications Convention Adventure titled Mad Cow
I didn’t do the cover art, just some illustrations inside.
It’s only a buck to check out (link here) The creator Mike has been cool guys that’s been real supportive.
Started working with the company earlier this year doing illustrations for the second source book for Realms of Fantasy II
You can get the game and books at DriveThruRPG (of course a small plug).
Also turned in work for Creepy Romance volume four. Available sometime January 2017 (I think). Self published by Cosondra Sjostrom. A poetry/art book collaboration between 50 artists including myself. Some of the art already shown looks so fucking cool! Looking forward to checking it out.
Last and most current contribution is a book my buddy Nathaniel over Eyedraugh is putting using Augmented imagery. An interactive type deal that’s going to blow your wigs off. It will be available early February.
Oh and the drawing above is colored by Shuiez Hermenz Dude knows how to recreate 1980’s flats like no other! The drawing was incidentally done on the first pages of an original copy The Dungeon Masters Guide book by Gary Gygax. Doing my best to keep it golden.
Thanks for reading to the bottom.
This illustration is a portrait of the late Marshall McLuhan. A media theorist and public speaker on various social medias during the late 60’s into the mid 7o’s predicting the internet 30 years prior to it’s public availability. A technology that tends to consumes many of us today.
This particular portrait composition -was originally drawn by Tom Wolfe in his, funny as hell satire book titled In Our Time.
This drawing is 13×19 inches inked with quill on Circa Linen, Lamplighter Ivory in color. typed on the bottom in the year 1983.
Original drawing is currently available for purchase at the Zar Star Store.
In the evening hours when most people prefer to sleep I draw. A ritual, perhaps even a compulsion. I do my best to create a topic before my imagination gets ahead of me. I often fail. These are some of the many illustrations that have no focused direction for an audience. These have become an encrypted diary. When I look back at past illustrations, I remember how I felt or what I was thinking about (irrelevant to the actual illustration) while working on a specific section. Like an old letter, but substituting the alphabet with line intersections. To be honest, I hate looking back at old drawings. It’s like looking into a mirror (which I dislike also). These are reflections of what I once was, even a second is “once was” ago. I have changed, evolved since the time it took to look. The time it takes to interpret and decipher the image I am looking at it has already changed. Never an accurate depiction. The speed of thought is far more quick than the speed of sight.
Or maybe I just think to fucking much.
Yeah, that more likely.