Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Another Re-Draw

Hey there friends! As you may know, I am drawing the sequel to my Western book. I try my best on every panel, but sometimes I drop the ball. This is a panel that I realize that a mistake has been made.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Apple computer AD

I found this old ad for an Apple Computer! It was advertised at the end of 1979 and it looks like an electric typewriter with a little monitor. I didn't own a computer until 1998 so I don't know how about the ancient days of the Apple Computer. Could you get internet access back then? What games could you play? Could it really help with everyday tasks? Is there anyone who could tell me?

Monday, March 20, 2006

Work in progress

I am working on my new western book and I thought I would show some art. It's going well, but I'm never satisfied with my work. I've done a quick critique of one of my panels.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Back Issue Magazine

A few months ago I sent a few art scans to the Editor of Back Issue Magazine. They were Garcia-Lopez photocopies of art I own. I had almost forgotten about them until the latest copy of Back Issue arrived. I was happy to contribute and I got a groovy mention on page 13! The magazine has an interview with Garcia-Lopez, Mike Ploog and Don Perlin.

Mike Ploog brings up an interesting point in his interview. Back when he did Werewolf by Night for Marvel, an artist had to be fast in order to get the job. You needed to draw maybe 21 pages of art with maybe 6 panels a page in a week and a half! I remember that the guy who screwed up a deadline would get a really bad rep. It was only after all of the deadline disasters of the Image books in the early 90s that the priorities changed.

I happen to like the way things are now. A creator can publish one book a year or a short series without worrying that fans will forget. I should mention that I am working on a sequel to my western book, Gunpowder Girl and The Outlaw Squaw, and I am taking my own sweet time.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Fun with Markers!

I think I bought my first marker in high school. I went to The HS of Art and Design in Manhattan and they came in a variety of colors! The quality of those old markers pales in comparison to the Copic markers of today. Now, they come with supple brush nibs and they blend together easily. If I do a convention sketch, I'll try to use my grey tone markers. Take a look.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Coming soon to San Diego!

Thank goodness someone is addressing the hotel shortage in San Diego. This is a computer illustration of the new Hard Rock hotel planned for the Gaslamp District! If I know my Gaslamp geography, it's replacing the old spaghetti factory restaurant and an old Mexican cantina. It's great that it's being built! I look forward to all the comicbook fans in Wolverine costumes in the lobby.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Fun with a brush!

That metal bra is a real crowd-pleaser. I am a big fan of the Marvel editions of Red Sonja and I miss the old school covers. I know that Dynamite comics put out a cool book, I just wish that they would get a little more campy! More Evil wizards! More freaky monsters!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

old photo

Hey! Here is the old photo again. You can blame my sad photoshop skills for the last one!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

New York Con

I read the various comicbook Blogs like so many of you out there and I have enjoyed the reports on the NYC convention at The Jacob Javits Center. My biggest question is where did all those people come from? A sold out convention? Refunds to those who could not enter? This was a show that was in a New York winter and competing with a more established Florida Con. I love NYC, but who can afford a hotel room?

My guess is that if you invite big names the fans will show up. Joe Quesada, Jim Lee, The DC Editorial staff and a lot of East Coast professionals chose the closer convention. I took a look at who had space at the Artists alley section and it was impressive for a first-time show. I hope next years show will have the kinks ironed out!