Monday, February 18, 2008

Star Wars cards

Yeah, I started these at some point last year with the idea of doing a set for each movie. I just finished the first set the other night. Whoops.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I am still peppering the challenges over at Toon Weekly. Here is my latest. The topic this time was anything Medieval, so I went with the executioner and his pet Dragon.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Indiana Overload

First let me just say...."wheeeew."
I can actually let out a short breath and attain some small moments of peace.

I just shipped off my 306 Indiana Jones sketch cards, and they were a blast to work on. I wish I could have dropped a lot more into them, but deadlines seem to always sneak in.

I was pressed for time on them, and in the midst of it all, I had Alan Narz and Lorne Mathre from Topps TV drop in to interview me for a short video (slated for March) on the Indiana Jones sketch cards and sketch cards in general. I tell ya it really does get hot under all those lights when you are performing. It was really a neat experience though.

Of course, thanks to God, I won't have down time for long. I just got word that my adventures with Indy are far from over. I will be participating in the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Topps set as well. I signed up for only 100 cards this go round as I am juggling other projects and haven't even seen the movie yet. But I am just as jazzed!

On top of that Megacon is looming on the horizon and I still have to prep 2 books, and pencil 8 pages and a cover for another one. More details on that soon.

But for now anyway, I'll enjoy the few minutes of relaxation.....

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Stop the Press

Hee hee. So the sell sheet for Lord of the Rings Masterpieces II by Topps has hit. And lookee there, out of 102 artists they used one o mine as a sample. I think there were about 256 others I'd have gone with, but it's so cool and flattering nonetheless to see myself represented among such talented individuals.
Can you pick out mine?

Saturday, February 02, 2008

This little piggie

I drew this tonight, on a gawdawful non moving bleh of a night. I HATE HATE HATE, having to clean up after others. I think I have become quasi obsessive compulsive. I just cannot handle messes anymore.
When I got into to work today, there was eraser dust all over the carpet at my stand, and my easel had paint all over it. I had to take 15 damn minutes out of my shift to go track down a broom, clean up the carpet, wipe down the board. UGH. How a person can live like a slob is beside me.
So nonetheless I illustrated this little piggie in the hope that the guilty culprit(s) might clean up after themselves, as this is NOT the first time this has happened.
I think if it happens again, I'll find out who it was, go in right before their shift, and crap all over their work place. That wouldn't be crossing a line would it?

Anyway, on a more positive note, I had a brief conversation with my best friend of 20 years now, and it was so convincingly refreshing. After my "rant" from before it was nice to hear from him. Un abridged Un forgiving and true. I miss hanging out with him. If only he lived closer.

Now if I could just find a little more of that here......