Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I would like to extend to you and yours a Happy Holidays! All the best, and here's to a positive and awesome 2010!



Thursday, November 26, 2009

"O hai Doggie"

Hey everyone! Hope November has treated ya well, and a Happy Thanksgiving to all my American buddies. I always preferred chicken to turkey. What is your preference? I recall one Thanksgiving I had sushi, yeah I'm crazy like that sometimes. Up here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October. Interesting how far apart they are.

At work we are gearin up to watch one of my favorite movies, The Room. Now, if you haven't had the pleasure of seeing this, I highly recommend it. It is amazing! Take everything you know about film. Now, put it in a burlap sack, and toss it out the window. It's that awesome. Anyway, I was lucky enough to partake in a recent sketch jam with some great artist buddies of mine. Here was the result of my efforts. Hope ya digs, and I'll be posting some holiday art very soon.



Sunday, November 01, 2009

One day late is better than never! Here are the 13 Ghosts of Hallowe'en! Hope you dig!



Thursday, October 08, 2009

"Peter: Egon, this reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole through your head. Remember that?
Egon: That would have worked if you hadn't stopped me."

It's that time of year again! Autumn, easily my favorite season. The crisp air, earthy tones and Hallowe'en of course.

I wanted to share some ghoulish links with you, to get you in the "spirit" of things.

James (Angry Video Game Nerd) is hosting a daily Monster Madness on his Cinemassacre site. It's an eye opener, as he reviews one horror film every day this month. I highly recommend checkin it out.

Branded in the 80's is also posting daily. They are showcasing an awesome collection of Real Ghostbusters Cels. I thought I had seen a lot of the RGB shows, but this site is showin off crypty creeps I have never seen, it's awesome.

Speaking of Ghostbusters, I'm currently cookin up this years 13 Ghosts! I'll give yee a lil sneak peek, and then post one a day closer to Halloween. Hope ya digs!



Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Some Hanna Barbera characters drawn as realistically as possible. It's always good to go beyond and try new things in art. Keeps things fresh! More to come :)



Monday, August 24, 2009

It's that time of year folks! The Fan Expo in Toronto starts this week, from the 28th to the 30th. I will be in attendance with the talented Cale Atkinson, and you can find us at table #A66 in Artist's Alley (map below).

If you are going, stop by, it would be awesome to meet up. Here's a peek at a print I'll have at the Expo for sale:

See ya there!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

It's been a busy month and a half since I last posted! Thanks to all the people watching the blog, it's greatly appreciated. I'm currently underway with some more DC books featuring Wonder Woman and Superman. Here's a illustration sample I did from a Batman book, due out this August 15th.

It's been an interesting process this time around, and I am enjoying the challenges.

I'm also in the midst of getting together a sketch book for the Fan Expo in Toronto this August. Here is the cover to said book.

Who is Ben Chalmer Stevens you ask? Well you'll have to buy the book to find out! (Shameless I know) He was kind enough to write a forward for the sketchbook. I will post more info on the con as it develops as well. I will be sharing a table with the awesome Cale Atkinson. Word on the street many cool cats from the Sketch Tavern will be in attendance, even the fabled Manotec (as pictured below.)

In other news, Red Fly was nice enough to post a thank you on their site regarding my name missing from the new Ghostbusters Wii game. Here's a few links if you care to read up on it;

Red Fly Dev Blog

Joystiq Article

So it seems that the SDCC is in full swing! One day I swear I'll pop down there! Some of my work will be at tables throughout the convention. One in particular is the Darkstalkers Tribute book. I was honored to come back and do another piece for Udon. The guys there are awesome. If you are in the neighborhood swing by the con and pick up the book. It's chock full of awesome artist's renditions on the infamous Capcom game. I wanted to roll with something opposite from what I thought you might see in the book. Instead of violence I went with love, something the world is in short supply of imho.

Last but not least, a big thanks to Randall Sly for featuring me on the Character Design Blog. You can check it out here if you haven't read it yet. It's a huge honor!

Til next time chaps, cheers!


Tuesday, June 09, 2009

"We're ready to believe you"

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Huzzah! It's time for another post. Things are starting to get crazy around here, and there are a lot of things cookin in the oven.

First off, I will be attending the Toronto Fan Expo Aug 27th - 3oth this summer with the uber talented Cale Atkinson and Jessika von Innerebner. This will be my first time in Toronto, so I'm excited to see the city and take part in the convention. As soon as I know the Artist Alley table number I will post it up here. If you plan to attend, please swing by and say hi.

I am excited to be apart of The Autumn Society Of Philadelphia's 80's Pop! Show. Opening night is on June 5th at 6pm. If you live in the area, definitely swing by and see the awesomeness that is the 80's. I decided to pay tribute to my favorite 80's movie, wait... favorite movie of all time, Back to the Future.
Above is an entry for Sean "Cheeks" Galloway's Kuta Vinyl Contest. I love the Bastion 7 characters, the designs are smoother than a Michael McDonald/Doobie Brother's song. There are some wicked entries in the mix, check them out here!

Don't forget! Attack of the Monstrology, brought to you by APE Entertainment, is now out in stores and available for purchase online. It's chock-a-block full of awesome stories and art. It includes a short story illustrated by myself and written by the ever cool Mike Jungbluth. If you snag a copy, please let me know what you think!



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Zombie Pig Resurrection: The Back Bacon

Spending time with the wacom. I'll post another update soon!



Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hey everyone! Just wanted to start off with a big thanks to all that are following my diddies, it's quite an honor!

Things have been extremely busy for me for the past while, and on top of that I have a move at the end of the month. I think moving is a big hassle, but this one is worth it. Also, I think it's a mind pattern for everyone to loathe it. There are only a handful of people I know that actually like it. How do you feel about moving? Any good/bad experiences you'd like to share?

The art train is starting to pick up steam, and I'd like to share some goodies with ya. First off is a fun colab I did with Sean "Cheeks" Galloway. He asked if I'd like to color the pencils to this, and being a big fan of his work I jumped at it. I picked up quite a few tid bits on the way, that I've translated into some recent drawings. Thanks for the colab Sean, it was a blast!

Above we have some samples for my upcoming yearly Nintendo piece. I'm not going to do as many as the Punch Out or Zelda piece, but I will hit up my favs. I haven't played Prime 2 or 3 yet, even though I own 2 and it's still in the shrink wrap. I don't get to play games much, lol. Also 3 is out of my league as I don't own a Wii. Sad tines. Hope you dig these samples. The Rundas one I will only post here, no were else. That is until it's all complete. I'm aimin for June.

Big new with the Ghostbusters too! I can't give much away, but I've teamed up with a wicked writer who KNOWS the characters so well, it's a perfect fit. When the cat is out of the bag, we'll post the art and writing. I better zip my lip....

Thanks again for followin the work here, and I hope to post again soon!



Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Sorry for the lack o' updates! And thanks to all that are following the ol'tine blog here too. I wanted to drop a few pieces of art, just so you all know I'm not dead. At least the mirror under my nose shows signs of life, lol.

I've been reading up on old folk lore and stumbled upon the story of the Beast of Gevaudan. A very interesting read, and I suggest checking it out.
I'll be back soon with some updates and thoughts, thanks again for swinging by!