Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cute Photo!


I helped a friend paint a few walls last night. Her cat had kittens recently and I could not resist taking a snapshot. Kittens for sale?

Monday, December 29, 2008

Even MORE fun with Photoshop!


So I am still trying to work on my likenesses. I feel comfortable with my 'Marker' style.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Holiday

My Christmas Day was wonderful! I visited with my girlfriends family and ate all day. There was a lot of driving between homes but it was still a great day! The best presents were a pair of UCLA sweatpants and digital picture frame. I also got an excellent hardcover book that I will have at the drawing table for the next few months. I hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday!

Monday, December 22, 2008

More Fun with Photoshop!

I am still learning the basics of Photoshop. I won't get a job doing touch-ups for playboy, but I am having fun with celebrity likenesses! if you can recognise the person, then I'm on the right track!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Warriors Sighting


I picked up a copy of Amazing Spider-Man and found a Warriors AD inside! I usually stay away from MARVEL books these days, but I saw that Lee Weeks did the art for this issue. It's good to see that HarperCollins will promote their top book!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Funny photo


Ever since I have been working on a book that features cats, I have been distracted by cute pet photos and videos. I am trying not to be obnoxious about it. That being said, I will post one last cute snapshot with my own cute comment: This is one hot dog that bites back!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

More fun with Photoshop


This is another old drawing that I have taken into Photoshop and played with. I love the atmosphere in those old british movies. I thought I would give it a try in color.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Greenpoint is Dirty


I used to live in Greenpoint, Brooklyn maybe 19 years ago. I have fond memories of the good times and good friends, but do remember the cold weather and stinky smells. The last time I visited NYC, I took a quick trip to the old neighborhood and I blogged about it.

Recently, I caught an article about how toxic the place is and how it's affecting the property values. Maybe I should even get a check up.Click Here!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Close to the End

I am closing in on the end of book three of the 'Warriors'. Meanwhile, please enjoy this entertaining video.

Friday, December 05, 2008

I wonder what happened with the Auction?

My ebay auction will end soon and I will post my reaction in this postings comments!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Warriors Fans are Abuzz!

I seems like my ebay auction is the talk of the Warriors online community! It's clear that they all have a lot to say. Read their many opinions HERE.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Cut the Trees

It's a bit dark in my backyard, But you can get the gist.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Twin Princes



In 2004, I helped a friend with an animation job. He was storyboarding a movie called 'Twin Princes' and I drew out a bunch of boards. The plot involved a kingdom under the sea and all kinds of battles. Kinda cool. It was an Asian production and I think they wanted a western take on the story, but I don't think the project ever saw the light of day.

Monday, December 01, 2008

The Best Of 2008

The January 2009 issue ofWizard Magazine has a Best Moments in comics section. I guess this is the time of year for it, but included with the best Artist and best Hero section, there is a Best Moments of 2008. "The Best Moments" include exposed private parts and dead infants. I know that there were much more to read this year and I would like to tell you what I consider the best comicbook story of 2008.

The Astro City Character Special published this year really got to me. It told the story of Beautie, a robot hero with no memory of her origins. She has spent years looking for answers, not understanding why she feels so sad. Beautie has friends but she does not know how to relate to them and often makes others uncomfortable. We come to discover that she was created by a young girl to be her companion. When the girls' robot making father discovers the child's creation, he orders her to get rid of it. Angry and hurt, she yells at her own 'child' to go away and 'forget'. Beautie leaves, spending years trying to remember and understand.

I could relate to the sadness of the little girl and the confused offspring trying to understand a parent. It was a good story. I recommend it.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Art for Sale!

I had to do it! I am selling all 80 pages from my first Warriors Manga. If you like the book, click the link to see the listing on ebay. Where? Here!

Monday, November 24, 2008

More Watercolor...Kinda.


I took an old watercolor illustration that I did in 2000 and gave it the photoshop treatment. I am learning some tricks of the program, but having fun.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Vince Evans!


I am not the only one with a children's book out right now! My friend Vince Evans illustrated a series of books called 'Humpty Dumpty Jr.' Excellent art and you can find it at Barnes and Noble kinda next to mine.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A return to watercolor?


I love working in watercolor, but I stopped doing it a few years ago. No special reason, I just didn't have enough time to focus on it. I think I was moving past the really sucky stage, to the halfway OK stage. This is a piece I did a while ago.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Escape From The Forest


Hey everybody! Take a look at my second Warriors book!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hey kids! Let's Jazzercise!

This photo has to be ten years old. The jazzercise people hired the Mad Science Media people to provide content for their new Cyberstretch CD-ROM! It must have been 10 years if it was a CD-ROM. Find out more about Cyberstretch HERE.

We all look so young. That was me in my Do-rag period.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Gone, Goodbye

I started collecting comics at 10 years old. I still have the first book I bought, in horrible shape of course, but I will never get rid of it. After 32 years of collecting, reading and enjoying comic books, I have sold my collection.I took my longboxes down to the local shop, seven at a time. a total of 32 boxes. I went through them to make sure I did not let go of the sentimental ones, but I had to let all the others go.
Today, the comic shop I sold my collection to is having a big parking lot sale and I am sure that they will find good homes.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

3 years on Broadway

Jersey Boys has been on Broadway for three years! I did not realize it until I got an invitation to a party in NYC. I can't make it, but it feels good to know that I was a part of it. Read my review of opening night HERE!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Of course I did!

What do you mean, "did I vote?" I have the sticker to prove it!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Good News

The second Warriors manga will soon hit the stands! How do I know? I visited the TokyoPop website and checked out the first 21 pages for free!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

THIS Halloween


So my costume this year was Don the Genie! My GF and I went to the West Hollywood Parade and met up with some friends. This was the first time for her while I am an old pro. My catch phrase for the night was, "May all your wishes come true!"
And that my friends, is a wish I wish for all of you!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Past


I look forward to dressing up in costume tonight! I try to celebrate the day every year and I have the photos to prove it! Take a look at a few outfits over the years! The first shot is of my Toga costume from last year. I went to a nutty Toga party in Bel Air with everyone in Ancient Roman dress!
The second photo is my standard Samurai outfit. I keep it around and I have worn it for years! The last photo was taken at the old Marvel bullpen. I wore a Joker costume at the Halloween party there. I think it was 1992. It was a white tuxedo that I spray painted purple and a wig I painted green. I had a lot of fun in that outfit!
I plan on meet my GF later tonight and we will go to the parade later. Photos to come soon!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cat Sketch Fever

For those who are fans of cats, please enjoy this Halloween themed drawing!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Generation X Pilot

In an earlier post, I wrote about what I found on an old VHS tape. It was the TV pilot for 'Generation X' based on the Marvel Comic of the same name. It had most of the characters, but I did not remember the book well enough to know if it was entirely faithful to the comic. I tried to watch it but it was lame. In fact, the best part about the show was the end. They showed one the actors in uniform in the last couple of minutes!

Monday, October 27, 2008

L.A. News Anchor


I found an old Video tape in storage today. It was the pilot episode of a 'Generation X' TV show that ran on FOX in 1996. I think a friend taped the show for me and I recorded some other stuff after it. Also on the tape was an episode of 'Lois and Clark', a bunch of old commercials and an entire local TV newscast. It seems like there were constant rainstorms hitting California and I simply HAD to tape the Channel 7 news program.

So I recognized one of the news presenters as Laura Diaz. This was 11 years ago and she is now working at Channel 2. She looked so much younger on the tape, I had to compare it to how she looks today.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Ghost that Walks!


This might look nice in color.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Phantom


I am working on an interesting job for Moonstone Books. They asked me to draw illustrations to accompany a Phantom Novel. It's like the old adventure magazines like Argosy or Galaxy. Those were great periodicals that printed art with great writing.
This is the first drawing of ten. I've always wanted to draw the Phantom and the story was written by Tom DeFalco!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween Past


Halloween at the Marvel bullpen used to be a lot of fun. There were games and prizes and everybody seemed to enjoy the late afternoon party. I think this photo was taken in 1989 and I was competing in a screaming contest! The guy with the long hair is Steve. I think I'll try to post more Halloween themed photos as we get closer to Oct. 31.

And yes, I won the screaming contest!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Blue Movie?

I noticed this movie marquee while driving home tonight. I hope it's not about what I think it's about.

The Oval Office


This is my drawing of the Oval Office. Done in brush.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Candidates

I got a call from a friend who needed a favor. She asked if I could do a quick caricature of McCain and Obama. I am still working on my Photoshop skills.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Layout Question

I am working on the third book in my Warriors trilogy, and I have gotten some comments on my layouts. One scene happens in a bad part of town. My question to you dear reader is, are the holes rust or bullet holes?

Monday, September 29, 2008

9 to 5- The Musical!


The good news is that 9 to 5 The musical is near identical to the movie with the theme song featured in the opening sequence. It's an enjoyable show! The bad news is I lost my sunglasses, stepped on a discarded pint carton of rotten milk and I did not make my Tokyopop signing at the West Hollywood Book Fair. Oh well.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Start the Grill!

I stared up the barbecue grill at 7:00 this morning. Someone knocked on my door 15 minutes later! It was the girlfriend of my upstairs neighbor and they woke up from all the charcoal smoke. I'll have to make it up to them.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday Signing!

The signing was a lot of fun! It felt a lot like a comic convention actually, but with more kids and no costumed adults. I tried to entertain everyone with quick sketches and I did a bunch for some nice kids. I started before 2:00 and the nice people at Barnes and Noble really made me feel welcome. If you are reading this, you should have been there!
UPDATE! I was able to take the Book Standee home with me!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Don Hudson Signing!


I want to remind everyone that I will appear at The Barnes and Noble this Saturday, Sept. 27! Join me at 2:00 as I entertain you with insider WARRIORS stories and free sketches!
Barnes and Noble
10850 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
310 475 3138

My Jeep Commercial

In 1995, I was working freelance in NYC when I got a call from a commercial production company. They wanted me to be a part of a JEEP AD where I would draw figures and backgrounds. It was an 'Adventure Days' promotion for the fall and I spent a week at the production studio. Nice gig! I've had this commercial on Video tape since '95 and I finally asked a friend to dub it onto a dvd. I don't know about the car, but I think the commercial holds up!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Soldaderas

During the Mexican Revolution, Soldaderas were the wives of the rebels. They followed them and cooked, cleaned and patched their injuries. I am starting to work on my Western book again, so I am sketching a lot of Mexican characters around the 19th century.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Noel Sickles

I ordered a book from Amazon last week and it showed up yesterday. It covers the art of Noel Sickles, a great illustrator and Newspaper strip artist. I found about it from a great blog.It's a big book that I could not find at the shops and Sickles is totally supreme.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ninja Cat

Okay, I love to post my own dopey videos, but this one was done by some guy on YouTube. It cracked me up and It's worth a look!

Warriors Artist Signing!

The Warriors Manga hype machine races on! I will have a signing event at The Barnes and Noble bookstore at 10850 West Pico Blvd. You should be there on September 27th at 2pm! I will bring a big newsprint pad and I hope to do a bunch of drawings for all the attendees!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

CyberStretch

I started a job in 1997 for Jazzercise. I quickly realized that I would need help and I called the good people at MadScienceMedia to help me out. It was maybe 200 drawings in color with revisions!

It was exercises on a CD-ROM that people would view on their computers called CyberStretch. You could sit at your computer monitor and look at the drawings as they take the positions, and you would mimic the positions. You could exercise as you work!

Anyway, I got an email recently from the head guy at Jazzercise. He wanted copies of the Photoshop files for an updated version of Cyberstretch and I was happy to hear from him! I always thought he was a good guy.
Nowadays, you can go to thewebsite and download it. I think that's cool.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Vegas Construction

I was surprised by the new construction on the strip. A massive project on the strip next door to the Bellagio.

Monday, September 08, 2008

A Price...Must Be Paid!

After I returned from Vegas, and after my GF dropped me off at my car, I got into trouble as I was heading home. I heard whistling from my front left tire. That's right. I had a flat tire on a Saturday night. I had to drive my car with the spare all day Sunday, but I took care of it this morning. I think this is Karmas' way of levelling the good time I have been having.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Party Like It's My Birthday

Today Is my birthday! I spent Saturday in Las Vegas with my GF and had a wonderful time. I lost everything, but kept my honor!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Book is out...Way Out!


I visited the Fairfax, Los Angeles Barnes and Noble and took a photo of my favorite manga!

Monday, September 01, 2008

What is TOTEM?

An old friend from my days at MARVEL called me up a few weeks ago. Alex Saviuk needed an inker for a book he is working on for Big City Comics. I was unfamiliar with the company, but Alex has done several issues of TOTEM for them. I used to ink Web Of Spider-Man over Alex and I have always liked working with him! I finished two pages over the weekend and I like how it has turned out.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Warriors Cover


The September issue of previews has the cover for the NEXT Warriors book! Get your orders in now for a December release.

Friday, August 29, 2008

At long last...More Kolchak!

It has taken a while, but the Kolchak story I finished earlier this year has been scheduled for December!