Sunday, May 28, 2006

On Sale now!!

I just received my shipment of sketchbooks from the printer and they turned out great! They did a great job and I think everyone should be happy with them. They're 10 x 6.5 and have 70 pages in them.
I'm adding a PayPal link to this blog for any that won't be able to make it to the SDCC - or for those that can and don't want to be bothered. Of course, I'm not even sure if I'll have a table there yet, but I'm crossing my fingers...

If you do want to order from here all you have to do is click that PayPal button on the right side of the screen (below the Amazon ads) and I'll get one out to you ASAP. I will number and sign each books and include a little sketch, so if there's someone in particular you'd like feel free to include a note.

If you live outside the US contact me and we can discuss shipping for you.

BTW I should have the posters available soon also.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Some news...

Okay, I'm finally able to slow down a little bit because my stint at IDT/FilmRoman is almost at an end. I'm definitely on the downhill side of post-production on The Condor - all that remains is working with Music, Sound FX, a few more ADR and Walla recording sessions and final mix. I just finished color correction (TeleCine) and the film looks 100% better. I've always rolled my eyes whenever anyone uses the dreaded phrase "we'll fix it in post", but in this case it was very true. When you're working on a small budget sometimes you have no choice - but what really helped is that we had the time to make it better.
So, now, I'm looking for my next job/project. I've got a couple of irons in the fire, but nothing concrete yet. Anyone know of anything interesting feel free to pass on my name...;)
Don't worry...that wasn't the news I was referring to in the title of this post. I just received the proof of my book "Expressions and Attitudes" and it looks great. I should be receiving all 500 of them sometime next week and then I'll start selling them on-line. I'll see if I can set up a 'store' on my web-site, but you'll definitely be able to order it via this blog by e-mailing me at
I also have seen the HarperCollins X3 books show up and bookstores. They turned out really nice and I think fans should enjoy them.
The other big news is that I think I've decided on a's a lo-res version of it.

I decide to not go with characters from X-M:E or the Ultimates. I figure there was enough of them on my web-site and in my book, so I thought I'd try an old favorite of mine - John Carter of mars. I call this 'Thark Attack'.
What do you think?

Of course, I don't have a table yet at SDCC...the people in charge at SDCC are still trying to figure out where to put everyone and I'm crossing my fingers they'll have room for me. My intent is to share a table with my friend, Francesco Francavilla, who besides being the guy who set up my web-site and my book is also a great artist. You can check out his art and also buy some of the great books he's created.

Friday, May 12, 2006


Over at the Drawing Board they're having another character jam and this time it's for X-23. She was created specifically for X-Men:Evolution by one of the show's producers Craig Kyle. The character seems to have really taken in off in the MU.
Since I was the guy who first drew her I thought I should contribute something. Instead of drawing her as she appeared in X-M:E I decided to go for an older version - a little closer to what I did for the 'flash foward' in the season finale for X-M:E. I guess I can't get away completely from that show - can I?

Saturday, May 06, 2006

They're here...

I've been so busy lately with post-production on The Condor and starting editing and calling retakes for Mosaic that I've hardly had a moment to breathe. Quite a difference from when I had plenty of free time to sit around and was able to do some of these drawings that I posted earlier. Actually I still have a few sketches I made during that down time that I think I might get around to posting sometime soon...or maybe I'll save them for next year's sketchbook.

Anyway the reason for this post is yesterday when I arrived home for work there was a big box filled with the X3 books I illustrated from HarperCollins. It's great to see these things in print - especially right before I start on the next set of books based on Spider-man 3. I can see now that what I thought was almost too bright wasn't and I need to go a lot brighter than I ever would've guessed. I should also be a lot clearer for the inker on the coloring/activity books ...or at least, check his work afterwards. HarperCollins seemed happy and so did my son, who colored them, since this was the first thing he could show his friends that he had printed.

Here's a couple of choice pages (sans text) that I thought might whett your appetites...feel free to click on the links to the right if you want to show your appreciation and purchase these fine examples of my art (and show your appreciation for this blog)...if not, I'll understand