Thursday, December 3, 2009

Grimm Fairy Tales #43 Preview Pages

So Zenescope has been nice enough to let me post a few preview pages from GFT #43. SO here they are. Book should be out late December Early January. Will let you know more as soon as I have an official release date.

Also make sure that you Look for me in the pages of the Grimm Fairy Tales Annual in a couple months as well.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Done and Done!!!

So ladies and gents. I have just now completed issu#43 of "Grimm Fairy Tales" for Zenescope Entertainment. What a crazy month it has been. You see not only do i draw comics, but i work a full time day job, Dj two to three times a week, and I am also a father. But I did it. 24 pages in 4 weeks. See it can be done.

I have a couple more projects lined up that i will give details to at another time.

The issue should be out in December. I have already seen some of the colored pages, and it should go to print this week. So stay tuned for an official release date.

Well that's enough for now. Time for some uch needed sleep.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Grimm Fairy Tales #43

Two more weeks until deadline. That's right, in two weeks, my issue of Grimm Fairy Tales will be finished and off to print. I can say anything about it, or post any artwork yet, but, I will be the pencil artist for Grimm Fairy Tales #43. So make sure you look for it in December and grab an issue. It is a really fun story, and I have had a blast doing it.

Stay tuned. I will post an image or two one the book hits the shelves.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sorry for being gone so long

So it has been a minute...but i am back with some updates.

Just so you know i have some very exciting stuff in the works. I can't go into any detail right now, but I have some stuff in the works with a couple publishers you all know. More details to follow.

And for your viewing pleasure, here is some new art. One of inspired by Matt Fractions Hobo-Darkseid, and another of Destroyer, who is totally cool

Friday, August 14, 2009

Dallas Comic Con and New Pages

Well folks, this weekend is Dallas Comic Con. As so we are clear, that's Saturday and Sunday August 15 & 16, 2009. The Con will be held at the Richardson Civic Center. Admission is $10 and parking is free. I will have prints at my table, and will be doing sketches and commissions all weekend. I also hope to have a few copies of the book 3 Girls by Dan Wickline, which i did the cover for. (if i have them, they are $5 a piece.)

There will also be plenty of other great talent. Many big names in the industry, plus several amazing local artists. I hope you guys can make it out. If you do swing through, drop by and say hey. I would love to meet you.

And while i am here, here are some new pages that i have just finished working on. hope you like.

See ya soon


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dallas Comic Con

(a couple of the prints i will have at the show)

Hey everyone,

Dallas Comic Con is three weeks away. I will have a table there this year. And the exciting part is that it will be my own table. This will be the first show that I haven't had to share a table. Which is great. I can spread out, and not have to worry about intruding on my table mates space.

I plan on doing sketches. I will also have a couple copies of the first volume of "Corrective Measures" (since my volume will hopefully be hitting at the end of the year). And I will have prints for the first time. If you would like a commission, you can go ahead and hit me up.

Hope you see you guys there. Make sure you swing by and say hey.

Friday, July 17, 2009

New Marvel Test Pages

Here is another round of Marvel Test Pages, done from one of the Marvel Adventures titles. I really like the pages. I had a good time doing them, and I am very proud of them. I did a page a day for four days.

So we shall see what happens.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Three Girls

Just a quick update. This is the artwork for the cover of a book by Grimm Fairytales and Sinbad writer Dan Wickline. It is a creator owned project of his and he will have it at his table in San Diego this year. So make sure to stop by and pick it up.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's been a minute

So it has been a while since my last post. But here i am with some new stuff. I have been working on some new Character sketches and designs for a new project with my pal Paul Milligan. The story is gonna be full of aliens and action and a hot girl in a Minnie Mouse outfit. So look for some pages and such from that in the future.

Also here is a sketch I did for one of my followers on Twitter. She is a coach for The P90X program.(which is an amazing workout program BTW)

See ya soon.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Project

Well, recently i had to drop a regular project do to a very full schedule that my life is making me keep. So after a few weeks of barely even picking up a pencil, i have landed a new gig. This one is a little more flexible and will allow me to work on my own schedule for now. I still plan on working regularly in the future. but for now this works perfect. The story has been created and will be written by Paul Milligan. He is a great friend and we work together great. So for now i am doing some character stuff as the script is being finished. So check back soon for some more character sketches.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Takin a break.

Well boys and girls. man how life turns you around. Recently there have been things in my life that have pushed me to get a second job. Therefore, i will be taking a short break from drawing comics on a regular basis. I sent the email to my writer yesterday removing myself from the newest project i have been working on. I will still be working in the field, just will be on something different and less time consuming. This of course will only last for a season. until i am better on my feet.

I still plan to make blog posts. and will post pages as i can do them. but until i get a steady enough gig that pays enough for that to be my second job, i must do what i have to do.



Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Attack of the Balls

This is another page that i really like.

New Pages

Well peeps, here are some new pages from my upcoming series. Also I will be inking these myself, so i will post a few of those as they are done. I am excited about the inking thing. Means i can pencil alot looser. Should hopefully cut down on time.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cover Complete

So i just received the finished painted cover for the second volume of the Corrective Measures trade. The Pencils are mine, but unfortunately, they didnt give me the name of the artist who painted it.

Originally the cover was to look totally different. The first idea was an outside shot with the two main characters in the foreground, prison guards and the wall of the prison in the background. Then they changed direction. next was this idea. I first sent them a cover with just the figures in the foreground. they then cam back asking me to add all the background stuff(prison, fires, etc..) I really wanted it to be more simple, but when the people publishing your book ask you to do something you do it, or they find someone else who will.

So here ya go. I think it turned out pretty nice. I hope you enjoy, and i will let you know more on the release of the 2nd volume as soon as i know more.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fun drawing

Not much time to do pages today, so here is a fun sketch

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Looking for a new inker

Well kids, it seems that the inker on my new project has bailed. Which really sucks. I guess it could be a good thin, since i had not seen what his inks look like. But, either way, now i have to go find a new inker. The good thing is that i get to pick who we use. So that makes me happy. I have put the word out across a couple boards, and have a couple hopefulls.

But this is what really gets me. If you commit to a project, then you should follow through with it. I mean really. If you don't want to do it then you should turn it down. Don't take something and then back out because you think you got a better project coming. Not to say that this is what he did, but still. Follow through with your commitments people. It will speak wonders for you. especially if you are trying to get in with a big company. they want to see that you are not a flake.

anyway, enough soapboxing. with all that said here is a new piece of art. Penciled and colored by me, and inked by Matthew Warlick.



Friday, May 1, 2009

A Little Self Drawing

After working on the book for two weeks straight, i thought i would do some drawing for myself today.

originally this was in color, but i like the black and whit better.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Character Sketches

HEY HEY HEY! Whats up Dee?

today i wanted to show you guys some character sketches for my new books. I have been playing around with my style a bit. I am making some changes here and there. They are subtle, but i think they are needed.

In this business, you want to have your own "voice". And to do that you have to experiment. Tweak the things that need to be tweaked. And try to make yourself stand out.

I heard it best when someone said something kind of like this. "getting your friends and family to support you and buy your comic is one thing, but asking a total stranger to pay $4 for you book is a different story." There has to be something there, and i think style is part of it. It's what draws the reader to you, or pushes them away. Not everyone's style is for everyone. but if you can find the one the meets the taste of the reader you are trying to grab, then you have one part of the battle. (if that makes any sense.) so anywho. i hope you like the sketches.

See you people soon.


Monday, April 27, 2009

New Work

Just wanted to share a couple pages from my new book Pressure. Its a fun story.

The first issue should be out in September.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

And the finished pencils

Here are the finished pencils for the Corrective Measures VOL 2 trade.

The last of Corrective Measures

So here it is. The last bit of work that I have to do for Corrective Measures. This will be the cover for the trade. It has been a long road, and at times it seemed like it would never come to an end, but I did it.

Once this cover is finished, we should be about a month away from total completion. The colorist has one chapter left to color. The letterer is working right behind the colorist. So will will be done soon. then off to the printers. I can't wait.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New thing

So I am off and running on my new project, "Pressure". I started doing rough thumbs for the pages. All I can say is that this is going to be one fun book. There is action and humor and all kinds of stuff. The book will be a 6 issue mini, and the first issue should be out in September. The cool thing is, is that "Corrective Measures VOL 2" should be out the same month. 2 books released in the same month? How cool is that?

Anywho, here are the first four pages in layout form, I will post pages and such as they are completed.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Post Sci-Fi Expo

So the weekend is already over. sitting at a con all weekend really makes the weekend fly by. It was a really good time though. Got to sit with Matt, Evan, Luan, and next to Kristian. The show was a tad slow, but we passed the time by talkin' shop and laughing our butts off. They are all really great guys. And even better for letting me squeeze in at their table since there was a mix up with mine.

These guys make me really jealous. their stuff is all so good. Props to Matt on his new book. and Evans pages are looking amazing. Then Luan did this joker painting yesterday that just made me so mad that i can't paint like that.

Evan let me play with some of his brush pens, which gave me a totally different feel. it aloud me to experiment with some new things. i am going to have to go get me a couple of those.

Also got to do some really fun skethces this weekend. It walways amazes me, the kind of creativity of what people want you to draw. It really can make you stretch your brain.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Colored Pages

I always love walking into the office and seeing new colored pages in my In-Box. So that means that the book is almost done. Our colorist only has an issue and a half left to color.

We are getting closer!! Reserve your copies now. not really. but yeah really. :)

Also remember I will be at the sci-fi expo this weekend in Richardson, TX. Hope to you you guys there.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New Stuff on the Rise

So boys and girls, I will be starting a new project very soon. It will be a 6 issue series through an indie publisher. Should be exciting and fun. I will post art and give updates as I have them.

Also, this weekend I will have a table at the Sci-fi Expo. It is Saturday and Sunday in Richardson. Come by to say hello. I will be doing sketches and have a couple of other pieces to sell as well. Plus I will have a few copies of the first "Corrective Measures" trade. Pick it up so you are caught up when my volume hits this year.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pages Passed On

So a couple of weeks ago, I was asked by an editor at Marvel to do some test pages. I was given a few scripts, and was told to pick a 4-5 pages scene and rock it out. Well that is what i did. I rocked it out to the best of my ability. Unfortunately my ability was not up to "par" at this moment.

At first i was pretty upset. But with the help of some really good friends, who are also in the business, i realized that this is not the end. It is in itself a test. A test to see if i can some back better and stronger.

So off to the drawing board again. I just have to keep getting better. I have made great strides thus far in my work, and i feel i will only get better.

with all that said here are the pages that i did.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

There are times when us artists have this thing, just like writers do, called block. It's when we can't get ideas flowing, things don't look right when we draw them, all in all what you draw is just crap. So with that being said these are just a couple sketches that i did to help me get over the hump. Hopefully things will back to normal soon. I'm sure they will be. So i should have some new stuff for you soon.