Con Iption

It's once again time for my yearly Comicpalooza run down.

This year I decided to expand inventory so I bought a handy canvas rack to hold the 50 or so original pieces I recently excavated. Yup, I went thru my archives and dug up 50+ illustrations, drawing, and sketches, bagged'em up, priced 'em and put them up for sale. So much to dig thru you're bound to find something you like. 
Here are some of the sketches/commissions I did for folks:

 Goku and a caricature

 Caricature of a toddler

Here's my piece for the live art auction, it's a helluva mash-up

Just Inks League.
Been reading the Mask Ominbuses. Such an interesting character; anybody who wears the mask is virtually indestructible, and he can summon any accessory needed at a change of a panel. Who wouldn't wanna see him goof off and slaughter hoards of acid-blooded xenomorphs? And it helps that their published by the same label.

My folks that brought over the Batman vs. Jason sketchbook a few years back also came around with their Wolverine vs. Freddy sketchbook for one more round! Loved this iconic scene, but I think I made it cuter than I remember.

And of course a new piece for a big fan of mine who comes and hangs out ever year.

 I also debuted those new Bruce Lee styled Symbiote Pride screen-printed posters. They were well received. I'll have them up for sale on here real soon, and I'll throw up some process shots as well. 
This year's show went off without a hitch, and although the convention center was under a bit of construction everybody had a swell time. To wrap up the weekend the handle to the hatchback door on my van cracked in the tiniest spot rendering it useless. I had to load and unload all my stuff through the passenger side door in the sweltering heat. You won't believe how much fun that was!  
Next show for sure is Zine Fest Houston in November. Unless I can snag a table or two before then...

Got some comic projects in the works, not to mention I've been polishing up some developed stories of mine. It's been an exciting if not draining summer. Now starts the last third. Hope ya brought sunscreen!


Moogle That Ass

A lil' comic I thought up about having a dancing moogle in my Final Fantasy party. In battle he would really look like this right? And it's gotta be kinda weird/super cute seeing it for the first time. 

Catch me this weekend at Comicpalooza, table 2237 in artist alley. I'll have a couple of new books, new stickers, new screen-print posters and ton of original illustrations and drawing. You know I represent for my hometown show! See ya there.


Sai Gai

Drew this the other night. Whipped it up inked and all in 20 minutes, then I colored it.

Wouldn't that be a dope mash-up? I can imagine what kinda shenanigans these two would be up to working on a mission together.

In other news, there's a Kickstarter up for a comic anthology I'm apart of entitled Strange Stories for Strange People by none other than....Dirk Strangely. He wrote the stories and 5 artists each took one on, myself included.

Go ahead and the click the cover, all the details are laid out for you in a nifty video, and if you scroll down further you'll see I also contributed a nifty video with my whole sales spiel. Peep it!


And there's all kinds of snips from the interior pages, so yeah, peep it!


Masked Avengers

I did two new pieces for my boy Jerry, for a benefit show, the theme is Heroes. The first is a bit more personalized, but the second we started back from scratch and set out to make a more "All-Encompassing" approach not specific to a particular case.

As a more personalized theme, this lil' guy likes wrestling. Can you guess the wrestlers?

Here's the second, quite a funny take on a pop-icon-local-icon mashup.

This piece came together so well, and in such short notice for the show. Check out the Houston skyline (once again!) and right in the foreground those little, sterile, cereal box cottages that are popping up all over town. And of course, they're backed by those dorm looking apartments (also popping up) and a crane to build them all. The background sky is an actual water-colored panel. I really dig the effect. The billboard is a separate layer to be used to declare who's top-billing at the show.

Time to get ready for Comicpalooza. I'll have tons new original art, as well as hidden gems that I've uncovered shuffling, moving and organizing all my shit.