Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Before I Go.......

I was finally able to finish off the interiors on the Billboards project, so now I can leave with a clear conscious. whew~

Monday, November 10, 2008

Dog Gawn!

I don't know exactly what happened but the cops just came and grabbed the dog to return him to his owner. Thank God! Three dogs here is enough! He was a very good dog though.

Dog Found Boston Terrier

I was pulling up to the house today and saw this poor guy running around. I initially thought it was my friend & neighbors so I grabbed him. Still not sure who's dog it is, it had no tags, so? if anyone knows who this guy belongs to email me at

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Nosferatu Pumpkin

The picture's not too great but i'll take another one. I just had to post this awesome carving from one of my drawings by our neighbor Jim. I'm looking forward to seeing this along w/ the 150+ other carved pumpkins down on the corner! Kudos to Jim on this fine job.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Pumpkin Template from one of my drawings. Hopefully I'll get a picture of the actual carved pumpkin.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Poochie Girl........

........ or Medusa, when we 1st got 'er.
(at the japanese garden in Hayward)

We were both so small. ha~

Pet Expo

Great event w/ lots of fun dogs running around. I sketched about 20 dogs.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thompson Street Article

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

That Time Again!

Yup, halloween time again on Thompson Street!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gene Colan: Visions of a Man without Fear

Colan: Visions of a Man without Fear
Cartoon Art Museum Exhibition: November 15, 2008 – March 15, 2009

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 4, 2008
With special guests Gene and Adrienne Colan

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: The Cartoon Art Museum is honored to celebrate the life and work of cartoonist Gene Colan with a career-spanning retrospective entitled Colan: Visions of a Man without Fear. This exhibition will include over 40 examples from Colan’s long creative career, from his one and only story illustrated for legendary publisher EC Comics in 1952, through his career-defining work for Marvel Comics from the 1960s and 1970s on titles as diverse as Iron Man, Tomb of Dracula and Howard The Duck, to his notable run on DC Comics’ Batman in the 1980s, to his more recent efforts, including illustrations commissioned by his fans and his beautiful pencil artwork on titles such as Michael Chabon’s The Escapist, published by Dark Horse Comics.

This exhibition has been assembled by Guest Curator Glen David Gold, author of the novel Carter Beats the Devil and many comics-related essays. An exhibition catalog featuring high-quality reproductions of Colan’s artwork and essays from many of his most notable collaborators, including writers Stan Lee, Marv Wolfman, Roy Thomas and Steve Englehart, will be available at the Cartoon Art Museum prior to the exhibition’s opening reception on December 4, 2008. Gene Colan and his wife Adrienne will be the guests of honor at the December 4 reception, and many Bay Area comic book professionals are scheduled to be in attendance. Additional information regarding this reception will be announced later this month.

About Gene Colan:

One of mainstream comics' most significant artists, Gene Colan was born in New York in 1926 and studied at the Art Students League of New York under illustrator Frank Riley and surrealistic Japanese painter Kuniashi. After a stint in the army, Colan's official career in comics began in 1944 at Fiction House and Timely. He has worked over the last 60 + years at almost every major publisher, including EC, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Bongo and Archie. His most memorable work includes unsurpassed runs on Daredevil, Iron Man, Sub-Mariner, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Dr. Strange, Tomb of Dracula and Howard the Duck, not to mention inspired depictions of Conan, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

Beginning in the 1980s, Gene took on more varied and unusual work, including Nathaniel Dusk, Ragamuffins, The Spider (a graphic novel), Stewart the Rat, and Michael Chabon's The Escapist. Colan has taught at both the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has enjoyed showings at the Southern Vermont Museum of Art, the Bess Cutler Gallery in New York City and Manchester's Elm Street Arts Gallery where he lectured on Comics, Cinema, and Continuity Art.

Colan is the recipient of a Shazam Award, two Eagle awards and in 2005 was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame.

His style is immediately recognizable for its dramatic & sweeping cinematic form, mastery of light and shadow, expression and characterization, and unusual eye-catching layouts. Colan is also responsible for the innovative use of "finished pencils" as artwork. He's the only mainstream comic book artist today whose work is usually published directly from his pencil illustrations.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Billboards Cover

A novel by Cliff Meth, published by IDW

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Stuff Coming Up

I have a painting in the "32nd Annual Juried Art Exhibit" (Sept/Oct) at the Burlington County Annex Art Gallery & will be at the "Meet the Artists Reception" on September 9, 7-9pm.

I will be attending the Baltimore Comic-Con Sept. 27-28th. Somewhere in artist alley (they have not yet provided me w/ a booth number)

Monday, August 04, 2008

Before I Forget - SDCC 08

I have been very busy trying to catch up from this years SDCC. So before I forget I'd like to jot down a few thoughts about the con then get back to work.

Thursday was a blur. I caught an early flight out of Philly, it was pouring rain as we drove down and as I flew away. Evidentally a wicked storm had rolled thru and blew everything up so my flight was a little delayed then delayed a little more when I changed over in Altlanta. No biggie, I arrived in SD a few hours late, grabbed a shuttle to the hotel, jumped in the shower and made a beeline to the con. My initial reaction pulling up to the convention center was HOLY $HIT! The amount of people was staggering. It was certainly the most people i've seen there in the 10 years I've been attending. OK cool. I made it to my table, set up & got to work. I sold a few books, did a few sketches & had a pretty damn good time.

Lots of people came by to visit and to ask about Gene etc.

I was very happy to meet/see Mike Pascale, who helped me out a lot inbetween panels, Dom Milano, Glen Gold, Brent McDonald, the OTHER Dave Gutierrez (who I once had to write a check to because someone at twomorrows accidentally sent his check to me), Mark Mokken, Ryan Graph, Adam Richards, Ben & his wife from Seattle (sorry w/ missed each other fri night, I lost your number & you never came back), David "Surfer Kid Cosmic", Kasra Ghanbari, Ted McKeever & Maria (thank you so much), Jim from CBG, Bill from CGC, Steve Morger, Anthony Snyder, John from Big Easy, Ernie Chan, Dave McKean, Mike Grell, Matt Hull & some others (sorry if i've forgotten 'bout you but thanks for stopping by)

Unfortunately I missed connecting w/ some of you, Marc Sven, Cliff, Laurie B. See you next time, I hope!

more later?

Need coffee~

Saturday, August 02, 2008

SDCC 2008 Sans Gene Colan

Well, I must say, I missed being side-by-side w/ Gene this past weekend in SD but there were an awful amount of people who came by to ask about him, buy some of his merch, get an update and to send their well wishes to Gene. Thursday was busy, maybe busier than the rest of the con and each day was a crazy circus of people. It was an honor to hold up the Gene banner and meet all his fans who were concerned enough to stop by and ask. Thanks to all of you & sorry to those of you who I missed or was not able to connect with. Gene appreciates the well wishes immensely and, god willing, maybe next year we can ALL do it again.

A great BIG thanks to Sue Lord who took great care of me while visiting SD, as always.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

San Diego 2008

Yes, I made it thru Comic-Con and survived with the help of my good buddy Mike "Panel-Boy" Pascale. Will write some more in the next few days. I got home in the wee hours of tues morning and was so wired I was unable to sleep for quite a while. So it's back to bed for me after I grab some dinner. (Glen Gold & Howard Chaykin pictured above) photo courtesy of Dom Milano.

Scored a few things that you can see here:

And launced my new website here:

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wolfman & Man-Wolf

Studly 70's Marvel Monster on the left & Hairy Man-Beast on the right or his better know alter-ego Mike Pascale. All around good buddy, friend & former neighbor. He just sent me an email (and this pic) that he's on his way to San Diego tomorrow & he wanted to remind me that he owes me a dinner (and some drinks) so he better bring his credit card!

I'l be set up in artist alley table AA-17

Merv Pumpkinhead 10/50

This is #10/50 of the limited ed. versions of my new book that comes along w/ a watercolor sketch. Adam Richards had contacted me almost immediately to order his book. He chose Merv Pumpkinhead and I'm to deliver it to him in San Diego next week. So I finished this up today & plan on starting to get my stuff together for the trip.

I'll be in artist alley at table #AA-17

See ya there~

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Hothouse Painted Cover for IDW

I finished this acrylic painting last saturday after about 30 hours. I have not painted anything serious in quite a while & was very pleased with the finished product. The editor was also please and I scored some more work out of the deal. So as soon as i get back from the San Diego Convention I'll be jumping on to the cover and interior illos for "Billboards" written by Cliff Meth. I'll see Cliff in San Diego and I'll have the cover prelim on hand.

I'm going to be in artist alley table AA-17. See ya there!

Friday, July 18, 2008

New Pond & Hardscape

We lucked out and found a complete 35 gallon pond kit on sale & a full pallette of stone for only $100. So with the plants we were able to put the whole thing together for under $200. It's so relaxing sitting out there listening to the running water & drinking a few beers. If it wasn't 95 degrees it would be even better. Still, I've been wanting to do this for a while. Done & done!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

BCT 7.10.08

Burlington County Times did an article on my new book (and life here) which came out yesterday.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Bicycle Art Show 6.27.08

We had a good time up in Morristown, NJ at the art show my buddy Vinnie was showing at. Only problem was is was 100 degrees out that day & it felt like 200 degrees inside the space. Otherwise a fun trip. While everyone was inside drinking wine, eating cheese & sweating.........

...... I was out back drinking a beer! (& sweating)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

R.I.P. Michael Turner

I did not know the man but I knew his work & of his battles over the last few years. 37 is way too young.

Friday, June 27, 2008

"Hothouse" by Brian Aldiss - Cover Prelim

I'm working on this cover for the IDW release of the novel "Hothouse", part of their "New Classics of the Fantastic" SciFi series. Just a few tweaks to this prelim and off we go. This will be fully painted and pretty large, around 12x20".
In the meantime I'm finishing up a few sketches I owe & will be attending my friends art show tonite.
Now I need some coffee!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

David Boswell Sighting

Just got an email from David & thought i'd spread the news around.

"I've been away from the office for some time, both travelling and working at my secret Fortress of Turpitude on several new projects. One is a new web site where I am selling prints and posters of my work made on my new pigment printer [HP Photosmart Pro B9180]. Coincidentally, I am at this very moment finishing up the colorizing of your commission (see attachment); I'm still putting a few finishing touches on it."

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Book Signing Part 3

Another party is in the works, maybe in Aug. or Sept.