Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Commission List open for June

Hi all,

I'm going to be taking a road trip fourth of July weekend to visit some family and I need some extra cash. I'll be opening up my commission starting in the month of June.

Here's what I'll be offering:

5 Sketch Cards done with Prisma Markers - $5
5x17 Black & White or Water Color Drawing (one character) - $20
12x12 Water Color Character Bust - $25 (one character)
14X17 Black & White Drawing - $30-35
11x17 - Hi-Res Colored Digital Print sent to your email - $40-50 (price varies on complexity of piece)

Shipping is not included in these prices. I will be accepting payment only thru PayPal. I'll have 15 slots to fill so if you are interested, email me at with what you want from the list above and your address you'd like it mailed too (digital prints will be emailed). The sooner I receive payment the sooner I can get it to you.

If you have a special piece in mind that is not listed from the above, email me and we can talk about what you'd like to get done.

I'll keep you posted as to when the list fills up.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sketchin' on the road

This past Saturday I went to Great America to celebrate my girlfriend's sister, Andrea's 23rd birthday. I brought my sketchbook to pass the time on the trip there. Here's what came out of it.

I wonder if putting in some select inks and some light color on these would pass for "finished" pieces. I mean I was always a fan of construction lines and the rough look...just never really thought to showcase it more with the way I color my inks, like real deep sketch lines combined with the color treatment I would normally give my clean inks.

Hmmmm It could lead to a new way of doing things...not for time's sake or anything like that but just to reinvent myself.

As Tobias Funke would say..."Let the great experiment begin!"

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Redeemers

Have you read Eric Rampson's The Redeemers Issue 1? Well you should because it's awesome! They are trying to get issue 2 out into the world over at Kickstarter, so show your support and donate a buck or two.

The Redeemers is about a demon-killing rock band trying to make it big and save the world.

I posted this Pin-Up piece I on my deviantart. Click to view larger.

The Redeemers Pin-Up by ~happyfestivus on deviantART

More Steampunk Aliens!!

Over the weekend I was able to play around with more steampunk alien design. The last one I drew felt like what I was trying to go for when I was toying with the idea.

I hope you dig'em.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What I'm Reading: Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth

Jeff Lemire's post-apocalyptic vision of humankind and unlikely friendships is hauntingly beautiful.

After the Affliction killed billions of the population a new breed of human/animal hybrids became the children of this world. They've become a unique commodity and hunters will stop at nothing to obtain one. Gus is one of these hybrids and after his forest is breached by hunters, he is rescued by a violent man named, Jepperd. He promises Gus that he would take him to a place called "The Preserve" where it's been said it is a safe haven for special children like Gus.

I really don't want to give away the rest because well I'm still reading it (haha) but that's the jist of it so far. The reason the book is called Sweet Tooth is because Gus like most kids, loves chocolate. If you're curious...

I might have to pick up his Essex County as I've heard great things about that too.

Steam punk Aliens

Here's an idea I was toying with at work today, inspired by Skottie Young's Bernard The World Destroyer. It came from the simple description of an alien controlling a robot mecha suit. The idea of giving it a steampunk look came into the process as I was sketching around with it. It's not a solid design yet but I thought it'd be interesting if an alien harnessed the steampunk technology and fused it with his other world tech. Could be a cool concept. Well here's the rough stuff:

I really like the design of number 2 but kind of F'd up the feet. Just means more concepts which is always fun.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Warm ups 5.11.2010

Hi all,

After three busy weekends of comic book related events, it's nice to take a little breather, not working up a new print or drawing a new book page, but just sketchin' for fun. So here are some warm ups I've done before starting a new print or project.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

FCBD 2010: recap

I wish I had more to post about FCBD but my partner in crime had to work so I wasn't really able to capture any pictures. The main reason was because when I got settled in at Dreamland Comics, I threw this sign up:

The sign really worked and the store got really busy in the afternoon. I was amazed at the number of parents coming in with their kids getting them interested in comics. I met some nice people who really took a liking to my art style and said it was perfect for their kids. All in all it was a fun event. I drew a lot of Supergirls and Wonder Women for the kiddies. I want to send a big thank you out to Laurie and the staff of Dreamland Comics, they were all great! Next year, I'll remember to bust out the camera and snap some photos.

Of course I didn't walk away empty handed:

Funny I picked up mostly the kid comics...go figure. My coworker was kind enough to give me War of The Supermen #0. I spent the other day reading up on the back story and must now collect the entire 2 years worth in hardcovers and trades to catch up. I can't wait! Buuuut I gotta read all these comics first.

If you live in the Schaumburg area, please check out Dreamland Comics.
1415 West Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL 60194-4051

(847) 524-6060