Wednesday, September 30, 2009

End of September

I like September, I'm sad to see it go. The lovely early fall days, the air becoming brisk and the hints of changes in the trees. I also like wearing light jackets and September is the beginning of light jacket weather. But alas, it is the end. October is nice and it does have Halloween, so there are things to look foward to.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I hope you realize the actual reason I've dedicated so much time to drawing a comic/endless sketches of my old Volkswagen Squareback is to remedy my inability to draw cars well. I, like many comic artists I suspect learned to draw cars from John Buscema's lessons in "How to Draw the Marvel Way". This convinced me that every car was basically a rectangle and I've suffered ever since (yes, there is basic truth to it, but just try it and see how swell your cars turn out). Don't get me wrong though- that book taught me more than a half a dozen public school art teacher combined. So, please extend your patience as I tumble through these drawings!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Growth pattern for the Creature from the Black Lagoon

Yay! hand-painted! watercolored! It's been along time since I've hand painted anything so it was a pleasure to break out the brushes and paint this concept piece for the project Adam Eye and I are collaborating on! What might that be? well, this is only a concept drawing- so I don't want to go into any specific details- cause they'd likely change. but I really enjoyed doing this so I can only hope the project pans out!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Zombie Bartenders!

I did this image for the Bartender of my local watering hole here in Greenpoint who loved the centerspread that Choi and I did for Rabid Rabbit's Horror issue. Aside of that, it's all storyboard work... endless to the points I draw them in my dreams.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lightning Roy preview

Here's a preview of the next page of my "Lightning Roy Sullivan" series. The type is only temporary and the finish will being full color like the pages I posted before. I have a few more pages inked, but won't post them until I've colored and lettered them- until then enjoy this preview

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

presenting the creature from the black lagoon

Yikes, nearly half way through the month and not a new post. But it is September in New York and that means I actually enjoy being outside! So yes, it's sad that there aren't more posts but it it's good I'm outside!

Enjoy this guy. If things work out right there will be more of him.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New good review for Gettysburg!

Always happy to post a good review for my book Gettysburg! This time from the Reading tub blog! check it out here!

Another beautiful September day in NYC maybe I was just waiting for Fall to kick in!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Gettysburg is Selected by Society of Illustrators

My book- "Gettysburg" was selected by the hallowed Society of Illustrators for their 2009 Original Art show- "The fine art of Children's book illustration. "The Original Art", an exhibit celebrating the fine art of children's book illustration, is on display at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators from October 22 through November 25, 2009. I am very much pleased and honored that I was selected to participate in this show!

The price for the reception is a bit hefty- so if you can't make that- please stop by later and check it out!

To purchase tickets for the Opening Reception please 212-838-2560
Tickets are $30 and are limited.