Feb Stomper

Because of the the show I haven't been doing much else. When I was keeping the gallery open on the weekdays I did set up a table in the window, complete with a light, and did drawings to see if I could spark the interest of anybody walking by. It worked a few times. I mainly just water-colored in my sketchbook, finishing sketches and pages I would have otherwise ignored or put off. The following is a bit of a glimpse of those selective pages.

a strange Kurt Cobain caricature

a Miss Cornpoppy sketch with a blunt in her mouth, entirely from my imagination.

Hermione Granger and her failed transform potion.

a robot and character color study. Thought worth sharing.

Characters from Streets of Rage. The white dude from Final Fight I get mixed up with this guy so I combined their names. 

really cool anthropomorphic dinosaur warrior which I just may use in an upcoming comic title I'm developing. 

While I don't dislike drawing caricatures of babies, I do think they sometimes turn out looking kinda weird, mainly cuz (technically) it's setting out to look like a specific baby. Here's a commission I did for a friend's niece, to commemorate her first birthday. We were going for a Pebbles Flintstone look, I'm guessing it was the theme. They put up this lil' piece at the party. 

Trust me, when I guet bizzy again, you'll know it.


14 Year (B)Itch

Phew! What a month it's been. This year the shortest month of the year may actually feel like the longest. Between that last crunch time of wrapping up the latest work and getting the gallery up and then holding it open almost daily for two weeks was just exhausting, and yet so exhilarating. I haven't worked this hard constantly since my college days. When it's a big plan coming to fruition it ain't so bad working long nights, getting up early and plowing through your days on 3 hours sleep. The adrenaline kicks in and ya gotta take it all the way, crunch time! Here are flicks from the show, prepping the walls, the art and gallery sitting. Didn't take very many at the opening but I can track some down and post 'em when I can.

Hector preppin to prep the walls.

3am and we just finished hanging the show, Hector, Me and Reego. Chris bounced already.

Gallery-sitting selfie

Rigo Martinez, "Draculero"

Hector Serna, detail of "Making Tapes"

Hector Serna, "Left and Right Brain"

Hector Serna, the object set-up

Marcus Ferdinand, "Jacó", stretched Giclée print

Chris Garcia, Untitled

Me and Reego, Gallery sitting selfies

Me, "I'm So Happy / I'm So Cute"

Me, "Pray the Spay Away"

Me, "Fvck Your Boyfriend"

Me, Vegetable Medley, an assortment of drawings, comics, and illustrations

Me, "Remnants of Social Lives Past" 4"x 8" acrylic on wood panel, only $200!

The idea for a art show sprang forth when we all took a trip to New York last April. We went to an open studio and were moved by just how mediocre the work was, both in subject and technique. It occurred to us we were all working artists who've been honing our craft as well as our voice for quite some time. So if these people could do art and show it then why couldn't we? From there we ended our trip with a goal, to get an art show. It somewhat fell on me to land a venue because I know people in Houston. Big ups to Lizbeth at the East End Studio Gallery for working with us and letting us put on this show. We've been planning it since last summer and it came together swimmingly. It happened to the month of our HSPVA Senior Art show, back when we were graduating in 2001. We were also the only show that year to have 4 artists instead of 3, and we set the bar high because we were the first group to kick off the whole senior show season that semester. 14 years. Man, time certainly flies. Time to plan out another show!

Me, Hector, Chris, and Reego (holding a picture of Marcus) circa 2000
This is an actual paper analog photo. Photo-bomb by Will Boone.

Us on opening night, Me, Reego, Marcus, Chris, and Hector.


Cabin Fever

Upcoming art show with all new paintings & art by me and my Homiez. Opening February Friday the 13th, 2015 from 6pm-9pm, and a closing two weeks later on the 27th, same time.
It will be on view for two weeks as I will personally gallery sit so EVERYBODY can get a peek.
When I hash it out I'll post those specific hours. I'm thinking it'll be 5pm to 8pm weekedays. I'll confirm soon. Anyway, here's the event page, so hit it up!


The Coming of Gozer

We round up another year and I'm wrapping up another book. That's right y'all, Screw Comics #3 is ready to be sent to the press, barring a flawless pre-production proof and a final quote that tickles my fancy. This ish rounds out at 94 pages, and I plan to still slang 'em for 10 bucks a pop just to stick it to the man and the squares. Peep this new art and just try to tell me you're not the Key Master.

official cover for ish 3

the inside cover 'greetings' page, art in color, 
set to be printed with verbiage in black and white

Plus other art to finish out this year:

Portrait of a Lilliputian Reading a Magazine

and a Guy Fox sketch for Guy Fawkes Day last month

And I think that's it. Until next year, Toonsters, take care and try to see how high you can get!