Thursday, June 28, 2012

Heroes Con 2012

aaand here are the remaining majority of my Heroes Con sketches! Didn’t get all of them, but here are the ones I did get pics of. From L-R, top to bottom: Cloak & Dagger, Charlie Pace from Lost, Casey Blevins from Morning Glories, Amethyst, Catwoman, Spider-man, Ravager & Jericho, Starling of Birds of Prey, Pamela from Morning Glories, Casey again, Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII, Destro, Ms. Daramount from Morning Glories, Casey Blevins pouting, Colonial Marine vs. Xenomorph from Aliens, Black Cat/Morning Glories mashup, Marle from Chrono Trigger & Sweet Tooth!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dallas Comic Con Sketches

Here's a look at some of the various sketches I did at this past weekend's Dallas Comic Con. It was fun to do some out of the ordinary sketches like Adventure Time & Bender--I sometimes feel I can only draw Batgirl so many times. ;) Good show for the most part, but it was frustrating that lots of people couldn't find me as I was tucked away on the fourth floor. Hopefully next time I'll have a better spot.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Poison Ivy Collab

I asked the super talented Simon Gough (colorist of IDW's Snake Eyes, among other great works) to take a pass at coloring this Poison Ivy piece I did a ways back. He rocked the house!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Never Forget Where You Started

Taking a cue from Rob Guillory, I'm sharing some art I drew in my formative years. I say 'art' lightly here. As I've stated in interviews, I've been drawing all my life, with the ultimate aim to draw comics, and yet I floundered right around age 16 when I was in high school. I just got bored with it, and it took too long to do a page. BUT, I digress. Here's a look at some of the stuff I did way back when. First up is the only page I've found of my original character, 'British Devil.' I do not know why he was British or a Devil, for that matter. But, he was clearly an anti-hero/vigilante knockoff in the vein of early 90s comics, which is when I drew this at age 12. The butt shot in panel 4...all I can think of is Jim Carrey's line from Dumb & Dumber: 'He must work out.'

A few years later, at age 16, I did some Gen 13 sample pages. I do see some major improvement, but still tons wrong, and you can totally tell I'm riffing on J. Scott Campbell and Jim Lee, my two favorite artists at the time. It's funny to me though, that I can see my 'voice' start to show up in these pages, with the camera angles and attention to facial expressions. It's just sooo rough. As for the plot, I wrote it myself, I think. Couldn't tell you what the original plan was!
Well, that was cathartic. Any time I have a bad day drawing, I look back on these pages (or even pages I drew as far back as 2007) and it helps to see how far I've come. It's important to never forget where you started!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Zatanna 2012

Kicking off 2012 with Zee herself, Zatanna!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Warming up today, I decided to draw my boy Kevin Mellon's character, Oren 'Rooster' Redmond, from his hit book from Image Comics, 'Heart.' Kevin's a great dude (and a great sport for putting up with Nick Pitarra & I), and I've been a fan of his style for a long time. His book is fantastic, even for an MMA noob such as myself--I highly recommend it! Hope I got the tattoos right!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lost Morning Glories Cover

Found this cover in my archives the other day. It was started back in 2010 when it looked like Morning Glories #2 was going to go to a fourth printing. It only got half completed before the fourth printing was canned. I liked the X-men-ish vibe with it (it was influenced by those old Silvestri X-men covers), and decided to finish it up! Maybe it’ll end up in the extras section for the next hardcover edition. It is also available for purchase here: