Saturday, March 17, 2012


Hey so...Locoduck Studios actually feels more like a STUDIO lately. I've had some help on my cards. I've brought my oldest daughter Hailey into the coloring mix as well as my hunny bunny Toni. Both of them are doing a bang up job of assisting me. And even my littlest angel has added her color splash here and there. So keep your eyes out for cards bearing extra signatures. You might just pull a family jam card!
In addition to helping me on the art front, they all are usually in tow at the cons. If you see one of their beautiful smiling faces, it's because they are representing while I'm drawing!
The best news is Toni will be handling the organizing and structuring of my projects and commissions. I'll be creating a specific email address for all business transactions, and she's sure to keep things in order! :0)
Life should be a lot easier with her helping out.
Lots of card sets and conventions to speak of...but that news a little later. Just know that Locoduck Studios is going to be popping up a lot more!

BTW the Rancors don't have any specific meaning, other than to show my cool collection of one of my favorite Star Wars characters. I've acquired all three of them over the past few months. And hey, maybe each one represents the growing studio. :0)

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Locoduck Race Team Needs YOU!

The girls and I have been training to compete in a family 5K walk/run at Epcot at the end of February! We've decided that since they will be headed back to Texas in the summer, this would be a great memory and challenge to tackle as a family. So far we can do it in under 42 minutes which ain't bad for a somewhat out of shape guy and his two little girls. The time to complete it in is 48 minutes.
We are looking for some sponsors! But we aren't asking for a free ride either!

There are a few tiers I have set up.

Sponsor 1.00 or more, and your name goes on our team shirts!

Sponsor 10.00 or more, get your name on the shirt and a copy of my 2012 Sketchbook with a bust sketch of your choice!!

Sponsor 25.00 or more and get your name on the shirt, the sketchbook, and a Black and White Sketch Card featuring the character of your choice!

Sponsor 35.00 or more and get your name on the shirt, the sketchbook, a black and white sketch card, AND a COLOR sketch card with a character of your choice!

Sponsor ONE RUNNER, Maya, Hailey, or ME for 55.00 and get all of the above plus, your name in large Bold as the Gold Sponsor, AND a 9 by 12 color sketch of your choice!!!

If anyone would like to take advantage of these great sponsorships for a good cause, simply paypal me at with the level of sponsorship you wish to contribute!
Want to remain anonymous? You can sponsor any amount using the same paypal address!
We've been working really hard and would love your support! :o)
ALL Artwork will be mailed out the last week of February!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The Survivor Diet begins

I know that it's absolutely frakkin ridiculous, but once I set my mind to something I really want to follow through. The operative word is WANT. Whether or not I'll actually make it all the way is debatable.
I've gotten a little too chubs for my taste. I hate the way all my clothes fit and it's just time.
I've tried the diet and exercise thing before and it slowly led to a few pounds here and there being lost. But I want to get drastic. Just once.
Enter the SURVIVOR diet.
I'm a big fan of the show, and it always floors me how much weight contestants lose at the end of thirty nine days. They basically starve, eating handfuls of rice, some fruit, and the occasional fish or two. I know that many are already telling me that it's not the best decision to basically do the same to lose some weight. BUT, I'm a stubborn dork. I'll give it a shot.
So for the next thirty nine days I have given up all good yummy stuff. I plan on eating a half cup of rice, some sort of plain fish, some fruit and veggies here and there and lots of water. I'll even try to exercise.
Let's see if this accomplishes anything.
Before anyone worries too much, I have told my hunny that should I start to get sick or seem to be in bad shape, that she should immediately run to McDonald's and order me a Double Quarter Pounder.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Hello 2012

So, here we are, first day, and first post of 2012!
I enjoyed my final few hours in 2011, spending them with my daughters, my love and oddly, my ex-wife. We hung out on the beach of Walt Disney World's Polynesian resort and took in the spectacular fireworks show over the Magic Kingdom skies. Gorgeous night.
Alas, I have a new sketchbook of a year to draw on, and this is my first page. What better way to do that, than to list some resolutions. 
Some of them are cliche, in fact most are, but let's see if 2012 allows me to stay true.
  1. Lose some weight! Lord knows that I have become comfortable in my new relationship and after dealing with some of the stress of last year, I have gained too much weight for my own taste. I don't plan to crazy diet all year. But I would like to lose some weight. Being a slave to the dramatic, I have a radical idea on how to achieve that. I'll get into that plan in tomorrow's entry. That is a great segue into resolution 2!
  2. POST MORE BLOG ENTRIES! My line of work requires a ton of social networking and internet promotion. My good pal Kenny Durkin has it down to a science. He's posted a new blog entry everyday for like two years. This year, if I can do even half that, I'll be happy.
  3. Do more shows. In 2011 I participated in a record number of shows and conventions. 9 shows to be exact. This year I want to do more. I have so much fun doing them and it's fun to keep my crew involved. so look for me at more conventions, shows, festivals, and fairs. 
  4. Roll out some webcomics. My mind continues to overflow with ideas, and this year I'd like to set them free. In turn allowing me to collect them and make more comic books. 
  5. Move back to Orlando. Living out so far is starting to become a drag. And I miss the "big" city. It'll also save me some gas.
  6. Get caught up and stay caught up with my commissions. I'm sure many of you are reading that and rejoicing at the possibilities. 
  7. Sell more work on ebay. I have tons of it, why not make it more available to you guys. I don't need it cluttering the house. 
  8. Get my finances in order. Hey, who doesn't have this on their list of New Years Resolutions? Everyone wants that.
  9. Go to Wrestlemania 28. This one should be fairly easily attainable. And fun! The Rock vs John Cena in Miami should be freaking EPIC!
  10. Lastly, continue the drama free life. Since I've been involved in my new relationship, seas seem to just move along so peacefully. It leads to happiness, and love, and just feels right. The stress free relationship is pretty damn amazing. It also allows me to be a better father, companion, and man. 
SO, there they are. Quite an undertaking, but maybe not anything too far fetched or unattainable. Best get to work on that list now!