Friday, December 4, 2009

I'm Moving!

Well, folks, it's been nice hanging out at the blogspot page, but I'm moving into my very own website over at From here on out, that's where you'll find all of my new posts. Thanks for watching and see you there!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Phantom Ace by Kevin Nowlan

My good buddy Matt Bennett got me this sweet sketch for my birthday of the Phantom Ace by one of my all-time favorite artists, Kevin Nowlan. You're the best, Matt!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Long Beach Comic Con 2009 pics

Some pics from the first annual Long Beach Comic Con.

Mysterious Adventure Magazine creators Matt Bennett and I.

Matt at the Mysterious Adventure Magazine table. We were in between Old Dying Kitty Comics and Taco Comics. At the top left corner you will see a wrestling ring. Yes, an actual wrestling ring where dorks actually wrestled throughout the weekend.

On Sunday Matt and I joined the folks at the Atomic Apple booth and did free sketches for the kiddies. Here are Matt and Ryan Cody hard at work.

Matt and Ryan joined by Jim Hanna.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Long Beach Comic Con

I'll out at the Long Beach Comic Con, Oct 2-4, along with my MAM partner Matt Bennett. We're at table 96. Come by and get a sketch, a book, and a handshake. Request a commission today and pick it up at the show. See you there!

MAM Summer 2009 on Sale!

I can't believe I didn't mention this! The Summer 2009 issue of Mysterious Adventure Magazine is on sale now at By Scott Godlewski, Matt Bennett, Matt Kaufenberg, Joshua Covey, Michael Kasinger, Michael Babinski, Dan Schkade, and Ryan Cody. Go get it!


9x12 commission. Get yours today!

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Hopefully, I'll be able to say something about this soon, but not now. Sorry. Try to enjoy it anyway.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

MAM Summer '09

Mysterious Adventure Magazine Summer 2009 cover. Lines by myself and Dan Schkade (The Fowl). Colors and design by Matt Kaufenberg. Coming soon to

Monday, August 17, 2009

Open Commissions

In an effort to pay my way to the Long Beach Comicon, I am opening commissions. Up for grabs are $30 9"x12" inked pieces and $75 11"x17" inked pieces. If you've got something different in mind, let me know. If interested, please note or email me with requests.

Also, I still have a bunch of original art for sale here.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Monstros, Dinosaur-Man from Neptune!

That's all I can say right now...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Meet & Greet

I've got 3 store appearances coming up in the next couple of weeks. On Saturday, August 8, I'll be out at Drawn to Comics in Glendale from 11-? for the release of the horror anthology, Twist in the Night. On Saturday, August 15, I'll be at Atomic Comics in Mesa from 12-2, doing free sketches of your favorite characters for Marvel's 70th anniversary celebration. Right after that, from 2-5, I'll be out at Spazdog Comics in Deer Valley for more Twist in the Night business.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Avenger & Co.

11x17 commission. Avenger, Green Hornet, the Spider, and Green Llama vs Fu Manchu.

Hellboy & Wolverine

A4 commission. Forgive the scan quality.

The premise: A fugitive Nazi scientist builds a new laboratory off the coast of British Columbia to continue his re-animation experiments, but inadvertantly unleashes something far more sinister. The BPRD and Canadian government send their top agents. Bad things happen.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Original Art Blowout!

I've got a bunch of original art just taking up space and would love to get it out of my house. I've put up a bunch of pieces here. They're all going for $15 each (plus $5 shipping). Each additional piece is $10! I'll keep adding stuff, so check back often. If you see something you just have to own, drop me a line.

Note: These are not commission prices. If you want to discuss custom commissions, send me an email to talk availability and prices.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Buy Twist in the Night Online

Twist in the Night, the horror anthology in which I provided art for a story called "The Legend of Lloyd Colter", is now for sale online. Here are a few preview pages.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hellboy Inks

My inks for the previously posted colored piece by Ryan Cody and myself.

Monday, July 6, 2009


This is a Hellboy piece I whipped up for Ryan Cody at the last AZ Drink and Draw. He threw down some sweet colors and bam! Pure awesome.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mysterious Adventure Magazine Summer '09 Tease

A preview from the Summer '09 issue, this is a panel from "Down to Zero". Story and pencils by me, inks by Michael Babinski, and tones by Matt Bennett.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hero Initiative Wolverine Cover

I was lucky enough to be asked to participate in this year's Marvel/Hero Initiative charity cover event. 100 artists are given the opportunity to illustrate 100 sketch covers to be auctioned off for the Hero Initiative, a foundation that helps comic creators in need. When I know the auction details, I'll post them here. All 100 covers will be collected into a hardcover book. It was quite an honor and I hope to get asked back next year.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

AZ Drink & Draw

The first AZ Drink & Draw of the year was last night and it was great. Lots of cool artists came out to drink and, well, draw. Ryan Cody was kind enough to snap some pics. That Hellboy piece went home with Mr. Cody. Maybe if you ask him nicely he'll post a scan of it. I really didn't drink as much as that last photo would suggest.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

FCBD Report

Shawn Demumbrum at Spazdog Comics posted this FCBD report. It was a great time and he even added a little comment that's totally untrue (in a good way).

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Major Spoilers

This was a nice suprise today. A Doc Savage piece I did for my buddy Kevin ended up being the Art Appreciation Moment of the Day on That made my day.

Coming Attractions

Bill Thom over at the pulptastic Coming Attractions was nice enough to give Mysterious Adventure a little shout out on his site. Go check it out and take a look through all of the other pulp goodies.

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Knightmare is Coming!

From the frightening mind of Bill Cunningham comes the new pulp media sensation, The Knightmare! He knows what you fear! Catch this new online radio drama only at Decoder Ring Theatre on May 30!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I don't know about you, but I love me some old time radio. There's nothing else like it. Maybe I have such an affinity for it because it's totally dependant upon the mastery of sound. Much like comics only need to be seen to be enjoyed. Single sense entertainment is where it's at! And I know exactly where you can get some of that old time radio goodness.! There are thousands of episodes of the greatest radio plays ever produced. Jon will take care of all your old time radio needs. Tell 'im Scott sent ya.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Art Space

I've been meaning to do this for a while. I always like seeing other artists' spaces and was finally inspired to pick up the camera after seeing my buddy Evan Shaner's awesome space. I lost my studio to my son, so now I have a piece of wall in the living room between the doors.
Up top I've got three framed pieces of art - a Grifter sketch by Jim Lee, a Phantom piece by Evan Shaner, and a Hellboy by Mike Mignola. There's also a couple of sketches by Dan Schkade. There's a bunch of action figures and some books, and a couple of pics of my wife from our honeymoon. My most commonly used art supplies are on the lower shelf. Under that is a print of Dan McDaid's back cover for Mysterious Adventure Magazine Spring 2009. There's a bunch of original art, a sketchbook and a box of supplies under that fedora. The drawers are filled with paper and more artwork. Somewhere in there is a CD player with a bunch of old time radio show CD's. And it seems I've finally gotten photographic evidence of that little pen gnome that raids my art bag.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day is May 2, and I'll be out at Spazdog Comics spreading the comic love and doing sketches for donations to the Hero Initiative. Come by to get a free comic and a doodle.

Friday, April 24, 2009

MAM Summer 2009 Cover

The great Matt Kaufenberg just sent us the new cover for Mysterious Adventure Magazine Summer 2009. Yeah, that guy's crazy good. I'm sure as we get closer to our release date there will be more preview goodness over on the Mysterious Adventure blog.
Lines by me, colors and design by Mr. K.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Doc & Co.

A quick commission piece for my buddy Kevin.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ink Exercise

My inks over Ryan Cody's pencils for his ink experiment. It was fun.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I Have Issues

I was asked to appear on the comic webcast I Have Issues with Thomas Healy regarding my involvement in the Twist in the Night graphic novel anthology from Torn Studios due out this Halloween. Matt, sorry I didn't get an opportunity to talk up Mysterious Adventure, but this was kind of a focused interview. Maybe he'll have me back when the next issue comes out.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Mysterious Adventure Interview

The multi-talented Bill Cunningham was nice enough to interview Matt Bennett and myself about Mysterious Adventure Magazine in the inaugural edition of his new "Almost 20Q" feature on his blog. Be sure to take a look around his page - he's got a bunch of neat stuff. Thanks, Bill!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Another peek at my project with Ryan Cody. I was channeling my inner Sean Murphy on this one. But Ryan's colors really made this work. This my be my favorite bit from this project.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Hello, Beautiful

This is my new weapon of choice - the Pentel GFKP brush pen. I got it in the mail last week and it's amazing. It's a great tool for an artist on the run. It's a bit pricey, but for a brush fanatic like myself, it's well worth the money. The only minus is that it doesn't have a refillable inkwell. It requires separate cartridges which run just over a buck apiece. But, oh, does it make a sweet line. For any and all interested, I got mine here. They don't seem to be readily available in the States, so chances are you won't find one at your local art shop. If you wanna kick your ink bottle habit, pick one up.

Project Book Babe

I'll be out at a benefit event this weekend (April 4) at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe for Faith Hochhalter, the Book Babe. Faith was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and dozens of artists, writers and musicians are coming together and putting on this fund-raising event to help Faith in her fight against the disease. So if you're in the area, come by and get a sketch or a book. Faith sure would appreciate it.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Teaser Pencils

And these are the pencils that Ryan Cody turned into the killer piece posted previously. Messy, messy, messy. Sigh. I'll reign it in next time.


I've gotten the okay to go ahead and post this cover image for a project in the works created and written by the uncanny Ryan Cody and illustrated by myself. This particular piece was our very first artistic collaboration. It's been a long time since I've pencilled for another to ink, but Ryan knocked it out of the park. He makes me look a lot better than I really am. And Ryan will tell you he's not a colorist, but what he's doing on these pages is unreal. You've never seen a coloring style like this.

Any publishers out there looking to add a cool sci-fi book to their publishing schedule should drop us a line.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Creators To Watch

This is very flattering and wholly undeserved. My name being mentioned with guys like Ryan Cody and David Flora is absurd, but I appreciate the gesture. Thanks to Marc Fletcher for thinking enough of what I do to be included in this discussion. Head on over to his site and check out Adam Zero!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Ghost Zero Fan Art

I was in a Ghost Zero mood yesterday and did this up. Hope you approve, David. Check out the blog and the book.

Doc's Thing

This is a Thing sketch for my good buddy and fellow blogger, Evan Shaner. Doc did up a killer Phantom piece for me in return. I totally got the better of that trade. Thanks, Doc!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another Con Sketch

D.C.'s Guardian, whom I did this Phoenix Comicon sketch for, was nice enough to send me a scan after the show. Make sure you check out his website. They're a great group that help out a lot folks.

Con Sketch

I just found this Star Trek sketch I did for a young man at the Phoenix Comicon in January. It's pretty horrible, as I didn't have any reference and have never actually seen an episode of the original series. But he liked it enough to post it on his website, so I guess that's all that matters.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mysterious Adventure Blog

The official blog for Mysterious Adventure Magazine is up and running. Head on over to find exclusive behind-the-scenes goodies and sign up to be a member of the Mysterious Adventurer Club for the chance to win swag available to members only.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Green Ghosts

I've been having a bit of trouble lately finding a definitive look for the Green Ghost. Matt Bennett, Christian Vilaire, and myself have discussed this at length. I did a bunch of concept sketches that you see here, but still haven't settled on a design that excites me. If any of this works for you, let me know. Or I could swap pieces in and out. I just don't know...


Pencils to bad colors. He's so much fun to draw.