Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Heroes Con Commission Pre-Order Special!

Here's a sample of the commissions that Brian Hurtt and I did last year -- Brian on pencils/inks and me on color/painting. Thanks to everyone that ordered them this year!

Thanks in advance! Looking forward to Heroes Con -- one of the best shows of the year!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


This is a list of all of my appearances I've got schedule for the year (so far). Hope to see you guys somewhere this year!

Kansas City (this weekend)
TCAF (5/5-5/6)
Challenger Comics (5/25)
Chicago Comics (5/26)
Denver (6/15-6/17)
Heroes (6/22-6/24)
San Diego Comic Con (7/12-7/15)
Baltimore (9/8-9/9)
NYCC (10/11-10/14)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Writing and Commissions...

I started writing a monthly book for DC last week. I've written shorter pieces for Marvel and DC in the past but this is kind of monumental (to me anyway) because it's the first monthly book that I've been able to write. Writing for an artist is really an interesting process. Kind of liberating in a way and it has a fire-works kind of feel to it, in that the script I write is like lighting a fuse and then you get to sit back and enjoy the show that the artist puts on. Kind of a unique feeling. Horrible if it goes wrong - but amazing when the artist surpasses your imagination and the script. Anyway, having a blast this month - can't wait for DC to announce it so I can talk more freely about it. In the meantime, here's a commission I did over the holidays...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cover Process

Peter Bagge, Gilbert Hernandez, and myself are doing a "cover-swap" on our new Dark Horse series coming out in the Spring - so there will be a "variant" cover for each series. Gilbert did my cover and I got to do Peter's.

I usually end up throwing away most of the process stuff and keeping the final product only but got too busy to clean my desktop so actually saved all of the steps accidentally!

Here's the process -- 1. Thumbnails: I gave Peter 3 to choose from - the last one being a sort of Conan-esque cover which is the one he liked best.

2. Pencils: I scan this in so I can see how the logo/type will look over the top of it and for editorial approval.

3. Ink/color: This is the raw image - the original art. I try to do as much at this stage as I can so I don't have to spend a lot of time on the computer.

4. Photoshop/design/logo: I stick the logo on and adjust the color, etc. depending on what the piece is and how it looks with the logo colors. In this case, the background was way too light so I darkened that up and also had to fix the skin of the girl kneeling down (she's not white).

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Giant Man Stories!

In April, Dark Horse is publishing a 24-page collection of 3 Giant Man short stories I did for their Dark Horse Presents Anthology. These are short stories that take place during the same time period as Part 2 and 3 of my book 3 Story. Here's the cover! Also -- this comic is going to have a sneak preview of my new on-going series MIND MGMT that starts in May. More on that soon!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Top 10 Movies of 2011

It's been a while but I'm going to try to update my blog again on a weekly basis! Lots of new stuff going on this year. To kick it off...here's a list of my favorite movies of 2011. It was a pretty good year for movies.

TOP 10

1. The Artist

2. Tree of Life

3. Tintin

4. Hanna

5. Planet of the Apes

6. Moneyball

7. Drive

8. Captain America

9. Thor

10. X-Men First Class


Sherlock Holmes


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Mission Impossible


Pirates of the Caribbean

Sucker Punch

Green Hornet





Super 8

Green Lantern




Battle LA

Kung Fu Panda 2


Adjustment Bureau

Source Code

Gnomeo and Juliet

Your Highness

Puss in Boots


Midnight in Paris

30 Minutes or Less


I Saw the Devil

Dolphin Tale

Attack the Block

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

The Descendants

Young Adult

Friday, October 1, 2010

You Are Wild Dog!

Finished up the last of my commissions for a while -- until I finish penciling Strange Crimes. I'm 120 pages into Strange Crimes with about 80 pages to go. About half-way through the pencils though, I came up with an idea to an extra chapter I want to do -- which is probably another 10-12 pages so it may end up a little longer. That's the part of the comic writing process I love -- the fluid nature of it -- the ability to come up with ideas along the way and just fold them into the finished product.

Got a great Wild Dog commission -- a character I liked back when I was younger -- and sort of strikes me as the pre-Punisher. Also did a pin-up for a good friend of mine Chris Schweizer who does a series of books "Crogan's Adventures." Highly recommended -- he'd told me the idea for his series years ago in San Diego when I first met him and I knew that if he had the guts to back up his words -- he'd be doing an incredible series of books -- and he is.