8.31.2015

Face the Gauntlet

This past Saturday I had the pressurized pleasure of being apart of the first ever Comix Gauntlet, organized by the wonderful and hard-working women who organize Zine Fest Houston. The name of the game is to complete 7 pages in 7 hours and then have them compiled, printed up and displayed that night. The idea is similar to the 24 Hour Comic event format, albeit not as long. But just as intense! The minimum page size is 9x12 but I decided to make that much more work for myself and chopped it up on 10x15. Here's a look at the end result.

7 Hours in Hell

Ironically, the comic is named for the grueling task at hand. Don't worry if you can't read it from here, I'll post scans real soon. I've been very caught up with work here at home as well as a full-time J-O-B, I really didn't give too much thought to what I was gonna draw. Even up to the very day I packed my supplies, and then my sketchbook and some other pieces I may be able to draw a quick inspiration from. As I've been organizing my original comic and art archives I been finding loads of incomplete I ideas,sketches, and sequentials that I've stashed over the years. One of them was an extra copy of a 24 Hour Comic I did waaaay back in 2007. The time came to sit down and start hashing out comics and as pulled out supplies I pulled out this comic and figured I'd do a sequel. The first comic is very weird and almost random so I decided to put these characters in a new setting set 7 years after the 24 Hour Comic book story. The rest of it wrote itself. It had to. Like the 24 Hour Comic scripts and other preparation for the day's comic was forbidden.

the continuing adventures of these guys.

read and see more art from "Broken Hearts are for Assholes" Here

And here's the ensemble cast of the 2015 Comix Gauntlet:
The names of people showcasing work, clockwise, 12 o'clock we have Alex Teich, Jason Poland, my squire Lenin Roman (came to soak up the energy and work as well even though he wasn't showcasing), Jessi Jordan, Sarah Welch, Maria-Elisa Heg, and Gabriel Martinez (who also helps with running of the venue Alabama Song), with yours truly smack dab in the center. We turned paper, ink, sweat and sheer brilliance, coffee and breakfast tacos into comics for you to enjoy.

 60 pages, only $10. Get 'em at Zine Fest Houston.

See ya at Zine Fest!



8.22.2015

LMFA Outta Houston


New poster/flyer art for my boy Jerrylicious and his comedy production team, for an upcoming show on September 5th. With the approaching show date and a new venue me and Jerry had to put our heads together to come up with a new theme for the art. And then it hit us- parody all the hoopla surrounding the new NWA movie. I drew out and colored the characters and the poster practically put itself together. We are both pleased with how it turned out and it's striking on a few levels. Not only does it utilize the NWA font from the old albums but we also incorporated the new 'Straight Outta Somewhere' meme generator, promo for the new movie. The purple color, working with the red in the title, to me serve as a nod to late 80's color schemes which is a plus. 

the source material
 And then on that note about the 80's scheme, I felt when the poster was finished it has this feel to it as well, a nod to the Ghostbusters DVD cover, what with the purple and the 4 characters walking. And I love Ghostbusters, so that's a plus.

The World's Most Dangerous Comedy Showcase is the cherry to top this poster sundae. I think that phrase is hilarious in and of itself and it works perfectly for the theme. All in all I think the poster turned out rather well. Stay tuned to Jerry's website for more details about the comedy show.


7.31.2015

I Bring You Fire, Again


My latest Photoshop creation to commemorate the announcement of the sequel to the divisive sci-fi movie Prometheus. If you've seen the movie then you understand what's happening in the new poster, and if you haven't seen it chances are you don't really care to see it in the first place. What can I say about this piece other than it's a funny idea turned into a funny parody poster?

 
the source material
I thought about making the poster look more like the bottom one. The engineer standing in for Death woulda been hilarious, but finding and/or creating the images of David and Dr. Shaw's face pressed up against the glass would've been a doozy. Besides, I liked the image of them blasting off into space to discover some new shit. Images of Dr. Shaw are taken from behind-the-scenes shots, so it's really Noomi Rapace posing and wearing sunglasses. As for David's horrendous android smile, that's also a real Fassbender smile taken from a paparazzi shot. As I strive for as much authenticity I can muster that's a really a shot of the moon, the planet, AND the backdrop of space...all real. 
I guess we'll find next March as to how close my poster really came to the actual movie.

6.30.2015

Remnants

Before the month closes out I'd like to share some sketches that came across my desk, some pieces I whipped out at last year's Comicpalooza but because they went went home with their owners and my dumbass didn't snap to snapping a flick they remain unseen...until now!

While the first is a basic character sketch for an upcoming Shotgun Blast storyline, the other is a full-color monstrosity! Scroll on...


Robert Phelps in his Gorvani jacket.


Psycho Gorilla; when a man's brain is implanted into a gorilla's body, he goes ape shit trying to find the ones that did this to him.

An upcoming Shotgun Blast title, possibly a one-shot graphic novel. But how bout this commish, eh? When the time comes we should do the whole graphic novel in water colors like this. I love the look, and hope you do too.