Wednesday, February 24, 2010

San Diego Comic-Con 2010, Long Beach Comic Expo, Gallifrey 21, and other stuff...

So, Comic-Con is just around the corner again! Just like last year, I have a story in Tales Of The Supernatural that will be available at our booth. This one is actually a rerun though. This is a story I had published in another anthology 4 years ago or so. Mike Colbert and I were never quite satisfied with how it turned out, so I am re-scanning, re-coloring, and re-lettering it. I have grown by leaps and bounds as an artist since then, but I am still really proud of this little redneck horror story. It's only six pages long, but it has an incredibly cool ending you'll never see coming! Here's a sneak peek!

In other news, last week was Long Beach Comic Expo. I didn't go, unfortunately, but it's gotten great reviews! Mike Mignola (Hellboy) called it "cute", I think in a good way. :) If it was half as much fun as the Long Beach Comic-Con they put on a few months ago, then it must have been great!

This weekend is Gallifrey! It's the 21st annual Los Angeles Doctor Who convention. I went last year, and had a blast, so I am really looking forward to this year's festivities. Thursday night is the Podshock meet-up, which means a lot of drinking and nerding out for me! There will be panels on Doctor Who, Torchwood, sci-fi, comics, etc. Georgia Moffat (Jenny - The Doctor's Daughter) is one of the guests of honor, as well as Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Elk's Run, Punks: The Comic), Graeme Harper, Phil Ford, Tony Lee (Doctor Who comics), Paul Cornell (Family of Blood, Captain Britain & MI13), Marv Wolfman(Co-Creator of The New Teen Titans), Mark Waid, Bob Baker (K-9 Creator), and many more! It officially starts on Friday, so if you're a fan, and you're in L.A., you won't want to miss out!

- C!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Eggcream and other stuff...

So, years ago I had a dream. From this dream comes Eggcream & Pantalones! Do you like sneak peeks? Well, do ya!? Here is the character sketch for Eggcream, and 5 panels from the first E&P story. It's a seventies buddy cop comic. Think the Beastie Boys "Sabotage" video, but way more fucked up. Gaaaaaacy! It's basically a place to put any ideas I have that don't fit anywhere else. Plus, some Halloween doodles I have never posted before. Click the pics to make them BIGGER.

- C!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Dr. Strange and commissions...

Here is a commission I did the other night. I was really happy it was the good doctor, as he is one of my favorite characters. Anybody want a Creeper, Metal Men, or Doom Patrol piece?

I have been doing 8 1/2 x 11 pencil/ink drawings for $25.00, or 11 x 17 for $50.00 if anyone is interested. Any one character with full background. Doesn't even have to be from a comic. Have a favorite TV or movie character? Actor? Athlete? If it's one of my favorites, well all the better then. Help me pay my bills until I find more work. :)

I will be updating with a full color version by tonight.

- C!

Monday, February 01, 2010

2010 and onward...

So, it's no secret that 2008 and 2009 kind of sucked. Not just for me, but for a lot of people. 2008 was pretty bad, and I couldn't wait for it to be over.

Then 2009 came along to show 2008 how to properly screw us all over. The year started out with my mom having a stroke, then I lost two dear friends, then Comic Universe closed it's doors and I was unemployed, then I lost one of my favorite people in the world to suicide. And that's just MY year. Don't get me wrong, there were some really great moments too (San Diego Comic-Con being one of the best), but I still wanted to take 2009 out back and shoot it in the face.

Luckily, 2010 came along and did just that. He took 2009 by the collar, kicked him out the door, and warned him never to return. I like that 2010 guy.

Well, my new year is going great so far. It's making up, in quick succession, for the failings of the previous two years of fuckery. I'm somewhat unemployed again, but I've met so many new friends in the last month. I've met a really cool, albeit crazy, girl. I've been drawing a lot more, and I have so many cool things coming up the pipeline. I am happier than I've been in a very long time. I'm just letting the world take me where it needs me to go, which is weird for someone with my control issues.

I have a feeling 2010 and I are going to be great friends. :)

RIP 2009. You were a dick and I'm glad you're gone.

- C!