Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Past

I loved to dress up for Halloween! Back in NYC, I used to make the rounds in Joker make-up. I had a complete purple tuxedo at one point, but I tossed it out when it got stinky. In these photos, I have on the whiteface but I was too lazy to put on the suit.
Now I plan on going to the West Hollywood parade. The difference between the NYC Parade and the LA parade is the weather! Look for me there.I remember wearing the orange vest. It was 3 sizes too small and it hurt to inhale.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Nice Book

This book came in the mail today! It's a beautiful coffee table book that chronicles The Four Seasons from it's beginnings, up to the hit broadway show! Just in time for Christmas. I am mentioned in the book and I talked it up during the planning stages back inApril It's so cool...and a little expensive!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

What have I drawn?

Just sketching with a brush-Pen.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Color... For once

I am posting an in-progress try at photoshop color. I have a lot to learn, so I will listen to all opinions!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

More Hands

I had a post in July that showed a cheat sheet for hands. I found two more pages that I want to make public! If you have a problem drawing hands, I hope this helps!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What have I drawn?

More layouts from the Cat book I'm working on!

Monday, October 22, 2007

I can See!

I just picked up a new pair of eyeglasses and I am getting used to the new reality of them. Since they sit on top my nose and hook on to my ears, I better enjoy wearing them. That's it.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My Favorite Crash

It looks like there was a automobile crash on the corner. The evidence shows that two cars met and one of them hit the curb and the neighbors hedge! Maybe the property owner put the note on the windshield.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sketch of the day!

This posting is in response to concerned visitor, Steve Buccellato. He feels that the 'Sketch of the day' should be work done the same day it is posted. I feel that my sketch of the day should be any work of art that catches my fancy, irregardless of the day I drew it. The previous post was of art I did a few years ago, and maybe Steve wanted to see something more recent. If that is the case, here are some layouts from my latest project for Tokyopop.And there you have ...The Sketch of the Day!

Sketch of YESTERDAY!

And what is the sketch of YESTERday? It's the under-drawing to a watercolor peice I did a number of years ago.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

My Wonder Woman Poster

It might be just me, but I keep seeing a new-look Wonder Woman every 4 years or so. Theis poster is of a revamp of the character around 1986 or there abouts. The artist was Gene Colan. A later revamp with George Perezwas pretty good. And after that, Mike Deodato added some life to the character! I can't recall the writer... I'm sure he was very good. So I am posting the promo poster for the Gene Colan revamp of WW done a long time ago. I am looking forward to the next revamp 4 years from now.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

More Destruction

There is a lot of dust containing unknown materials. All kinds of noise, but on the upside, I get a lot more sunlight in the yard!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Bugging Out

My book tour ended this past Saturday at the Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach. Mike Wellman is the Manager of the brand New store and he made us feel very welcome! Not only did I meet the co-owner Jun, I was happy to hang out with some excellent fans of the Star Trek manga! The Comic Bug is clean and well-stocked! Good comic shops are hard to find and Mike has a great one.I hope that there will be another Star Trek manga that I can be a part of. Wil, Christine and Mike were so cool and the fans rock!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Pirates A-Plenty

I was one of the lucky land-lubbers invited to a pirate themed Birthday party on Sunday! You can learn more at A Bucce of Power It was a party for his son and it was a big success! I did manage to sneak a snapshot of Brian Buccellato as he arrived on the dock!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Back Issue!

If you are visiting your local Comic shop, check out the newest issue of Back Issue Magazine! I sent some artwork scans of Michael Golden to them a while back. They gave me a neat mention!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Barnes and Noble Signing!

If you were not there last night, you missed a lot! There was a camera crew from The TV Guide channel interviewing Wil Wheaton, a nice sized crowd and a lot of signage giving me top billing! The Barnes and Noble at The Grove in LA had a nice signing area and the staff there was so cool.
A lot of Tokyopop staffers showed up at this one, and I can't wait to see the footage on TV Guide channel. I wish it could have been all about me. I tried, but I failed! :)

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Another snapshot of the apartment next door. A neighbor told me that the reason they are taking so long to finish, is that they sell the wooden planks to construction companies in Mexico. There are fewer regulations there. Maybe they will sell the plumbing fixures there as well.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I read this interview with Bob Budiansky and I was blown away. It's been awhile since I've seen him and it was a treat.
Read it!

The Fair was Good!

There were all kinds of books at The West Hollywood Book fair, but as far as I'm concerned, it was all about Tokyopop! It was a hot day and the fair was busy but not crowded. I did my panel under a tent with a good turnout! I wish I could have thanked everyone who showed up. After the panel, the five of us retreated to the Tokyopop/Golden Apple tent. Our Star Trek Manga sold out! Sales were hot as well.
I hung out for Steve, Tricia and their panel! It was cool but they shared the stage with some other chatty creators. I wish they would have talked more.
One cool thing was the transcribing on a monitor next to the stage. The woman typing tried her best to follow everyone talking, but she slipped a few words. Just for the record, the name is Tricia Riley HALE, not ALE.