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.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Real Life Superhero

You can be one too by helping comicbook legend Gene Colan here: Everyone's Wrong and I'm Right: Gene Colan Benefit Auction Begins

Saturday, June 14, 2008


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Friday, June 13, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Friday, June 06, 2008

Family, Friends, Neighbors & Strangers

Well, it's been almost a week since the booksigning here in town and I must say that it went better than I could have ever imagined.
We did a lot of planning and advertising so even though I did'nt know exactly what to expect if 1/2 the people we invited came I was convinced it would be a pretty sick party.

It was an amazing few hours over at Shoppe 202, those guys are really the greatest! We sold a TON of books and went thru a bunch of wine and vodka martinis right there on the sidewalk. I think the mayor and chief of police were there. No problems, everyone was just hanging out drinking and having a nice time.

Most everyone we invited stopped by and some came back to the house afterwards where we partied until the wee hours. It was amazing!

A huge thanx to everyone who came & hung out. I've done a lot of crazy fun things over the years but this will really stand out for a long. long time. I'm glad people were there to witness the spectacle because I don't think I could have adequetly described it or if anyone would believe just how insane it was.

I'm awaiting more pictures to be sent to me so I'll post those as soon as I recieve them.