Monday, April 28, 2008

Kolchak Art

It took a long time, but I have sent the remaining pages for my latest Kolchak story. I hope the book will be out by San Diego.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Festival of Books

I spent most of the day at The LA Festtval of Books with my GF. It's always a good time and this year was even better. The day was so hot! I was able to cool off in the afternoon.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Basketball Win

Last night was good night for the B.A.T.S Basketball team! We won by about 10 points and we are 5 and 1. I was able to contribute too!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

More Layouts!

In between worring about Jeneane Garafalos' tattoos and losing basketball games, I am trying to complete my Next Generation layouts.

Monday, April 21, 2008


I just noticed that Janeane Garafolo has a big tattoo on her shoulder. I wonder what it means.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Deanna Troi

I found myself in conversation with my GF not too long ago and we talked about Deanna Troi. She's a character from Star Trek and I am drawing her for a Next Generation Manga. The writer of the story wants her in her season 3 dress and I could not recall of her wearing any dresses. As I did more research, I found all kinds of outfits, including a dress uniform. It seems that my GF was right.

I am working on sketches and Layouts for the story. The character will only wear one outfit in the story, but which one do you like?

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Color Cat Cover!

The color for the next cover of WARRIORS looks great!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Iron Man

The Iron Man Movie has premiered in Australia and South Korea. I Hope it shows up here soon.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tax Time

It is getting close to the tax deadline and I have been noticing the commercials. Is it some kind of holiday? There are Tax Time sales and specials, as if this is a good time to spend money. Not cool. I say save your dough and spend your cash on the next holiday... The 4th of July!

Next Generation

I am working on the newest Star Trek job! It's a Next Generation story and i get to draw Jean-Luc Picard and Deanna Troi! I am posting some layouts and still working on the likenesses.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Bad Cover

This is the new cover format for The Fantastic Four. This issue is the third with this format and I hoped that it wouud grow on me. It has not. I think the guys at Marvel are going for a magazine format, but the result looks boring. I bought the book because of Bryan Hitch, the penciler, but I have to say something about this ugly cover. Take a good look at the cover posted and follow my points.

A- The Fantastic Four logo looks like Fantastic 'A'. And it's been white on a dark BG for three issues now. One of the reasons for having a readable, open logo with different colors each month, is that it lets the buyer know that this is a different book from last month.

B- These days, you rarely see a word balloon on the cover. I think that a sensational piece of dialogue on the cover can get people excited about the interior, but it looks like nobody remembered how to do it over there. "Cap, please! Don't kill us!" are you kidding? I would imagine The Thing saying something a bit more heroic. To be honest, I really hate that dumb balloon. Check out a cover balloon from the 70s. The Golden Age of cover copy.

C-The Thing with chicklet teeth. Ugh. The teeth make him look like a muppet. I perfer the classic look.

D- Exciting copy can add a lot to a cover. This boring type is just information.

E- Finally, this book is rated Tplus. I guess a kid under 13 should not read The Fantastic 'A'. That is too bad.

I bought the last 3 issues of this book so I am as guilty as they are.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

itunes envy

I am so jealous of everyone with more songs on their ipod than I do. I love when friends send me mix CDs. I try not to go overboard with buying songs, but I might have to go on a spending spree soon.

Monday, April 07, 2008


I took the first step in renewing my passport. The photo! I bought 2 regulation snaps at the Burbank Costco and I will now go to the local Post Office to take the next step. I would post the shot here, but I think I look like a corpse.

Friday, April 04, 2008

More Home Improvement!

The appliance installer came by Thursday and spent 3 hours in my kitchen. It was time to replace the oven, the stovetop and the overhead fan. Gosh! The old oven must have been installed in the Nixon Administration.

The new one freaked me out because of it push-button ease. Instead of checking the pilot light and twisting the plastic nob to ignite the broiler, I can now press a button! My food preparation has gone from Analog to Digital.

I am happy to see these improvements. Let the landlord fix the place up while I'm still living here, instead of when I move out!


I was struck in the jaw by a big forward at Thursdays' basketball game. It kinda re-aligned my bite and I was kinda concerned. Concerned enough to spend 3 hours in the ER and get X-rays made. I am told that it could be no more than a jaw muscle strain and there was no fracture visible on the X-ray. I should expect soreness in the days ahead.

By the way, we lost our third game in a row. :{