Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pretty Weird Launches

My wife and I are starting our own company named "Pretty Weird". We will be printing our own comics and producing other pieces of art under the name. We're planning on hitting the comic book convention circuit this year as well as some indie art shows and fairs across the country. My wife and I put the logo together this last week and I'll be putting the blog and website together over the next week or two. I'll post an official launch once we've got our site together and I'll also post the locations that we'll be showing our work. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Free Comic Book Day 2013

Just made plans with the local comic book store to participate in free comic book day. Anyone in the Columbia, SC area on the 1st Saturday of May can stop by Heroes and Dragons and get free comic sketches from me and my wife. We're also hoping to have our new business "Pretty Weird" up and running by then, so we should have some awesome artwork and promos for sale.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

HeroesCon 2013

My wife and I will be showing our comics and artwork at Charlotte's HeroesCon this year. From June 6-9, you'll be able to meet us in person and see the visual insanity that's been bouncing around in our heads for the last year.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

X-Factor Illustration

X-Force from the 90's! I never actually read this series when it was in it's hay day, but that didn't keep me from being interested in the characters. I actually had action figures of Strong Guy and Havok and they were some of my favorite as a child. There's just something about the big puffy jackets and color-matching team outfits that has always appealed to me. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gijoe Artwork: Big Bear vs. Toxo-Vipers

Today's Joe, Big Bear! When my dad and step-mother got married they bought me this Joe while on their honeymoon in Canada. I was pretty psyched 
that they bought me an action figure during their trip.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gijoe Artwork: Zartan Illustration

Scoop It Joe Posting

It's really interesting to study the result of that comics alliance posting of my artwork the other week.
Since the initial posting, I've been studying the web to see what kind of web traffic the post would produce. It's interesting. The day of the posting, I only found the ComicsAlliance post. I'm now finding more and more sites that reposted the information that the ComicsAlliance posted with the same date or a day after the initial write-up. What I find odd is that I couldn't find these same day posts before. They didn't come up on the day the web says they were posted. I'm sure there's some sort of computer rigmaroll that I'm not aware of, just thought that was something of an enigma. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

More Shameless Promotion

So I've seen another site that posted links to my Joes...Happy Happy Joy Joy.

I've decided that I'm going to celebrate by working on some more industrious Joe work to celebrate. 
I'm going to work on a few of the sub teams and maybe even do some of the more popular Joes in the near future. So far I've been drawing the Joes I liked as action figures, as opposed to drawing the characters generally considered to be the most popular.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Orange Co. Posts GiJoe

My Joes were featured by The Orange Co. website the other day. Seeing my stuff on that site made me giddy. It's not every day that a really cool artsy website takes the time to post your labor of love. Thanks guys, I really appreciate your making my day a zillion times brighter and better! 

p.s. If you've not checked out The Orange yet, you should. They feature a lot of creative stuff. A lot of artists that I've found on Deviant Art end up in their art posts.