Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Phoenix Comicon 2011

I'll be at Phoenix Comicon May 27-29 at table #551. I'll have stuff for you to buy, so bring lots of money.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Greatest Covers - Week 22

I want a collection of these Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane stories. Or at least the covers. A good percentage depicts Superman/Lois becoming jealous over the other's company or some variation on a wedding. Issue #2 by Al Plastino just presents Superman as a super weirdo. And has Lois doing her best Jenna Maroney impression.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


And Ryan Cody's awesome colors for the pinup for Shannon Denton's TPB.

Greatest Covers - Week 21

Pardon me while I catch up on the Greatest Covers posts. Here is The Incredible Hulk #5 by Jack Kirby. The Hulk busting through is just beautiful. No one does monsters like Jack. And the terrible perspective on the background is charming.


Finally some inks for these pencils.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Real Vampire

Pencils for a Dracula vs. Twilight print only available at the upcoming Phoenix Comicon.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Work Space

My new work space. All the essentials - laptop, scanner, comics, original Ninja Turtles, framed Millenium Falcon poster. I like it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

If Star Wars Was Real

This is a pretty neat site.

Greatest Covers - Week 20

The Mighty Thor #142 by Jack Kirby. Everything is working here - the composition, colors, type. I think it's one of the best logos in comic history. That brick coming apart is fantastic. I'm a big fan of Jack and Mike Mignola, and you can totally see Jack's influence on Mike here, especially on Mike's early stuff.

Monday, February 7, 2011

MAM Goes Digital!

From Matt Bennett on the Mysterious Adventure Magazine blog:

That's right folks!

The book that looks like it's from the Golden Age is finally jumping into the Digital Age! We've got issues 2, 3, and 4 available for $2 downloads. Please check out these books-- there are SO many talented guys that have contributed.

Scott Godlewski (BOOM! Studios' Codebreakers & Dracula: Company of Monsters), Joshua Covey (Nobody Likes Jimmy), Ben Perkins (NeoTrash Comix), Ryan Cody (Icarus from Super75Comics & Villains from Viper Comics), Joe Dellagatta (Egg & Atomic Robo: The Getaway), Mikey Babinski (Wonder Woman & She Hulk), Matt Kaufenberg (Shrek), not to mention Michael Kasinger, Dan McDaid, Andy Kuhn, Dan Schkade, Evan Shaner, Dave Flora, Simone Guglielmini, Anthony Schiavino, Michael Powell, Guy LeMay, Sean Hartter, and still to be seen grace the pages of MAM, Lee Gaston, Derrick West, Andy Poole, Claudio Muñoz, Shawn Ullom, and many more!!

Just jump over to your right hand side, scroll down, and click on the "Add to Cart" button below the issue(s) that you'd like to purchase digitally. We understand that times are tough and the cost of a physical book plus shipping plus whatever else is just outrageous these days. We figure if your average 32 page (24 pages of story w/ about 7 pages of ads) comes to $.99 or more for a download. There's over 40 pages in each of these issues (about 4 or 5 of which are ads) hopefully you'll agree that the book is worth the little bit of extra coin.

We're still plugging along on the 2011 MAM Annual. We've gotta a ton of great stories from many of our MAM veterans, so keep an eye out for that.

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Greatest Covers - Week 19

Rip Hunter...Time Master #29 by the great Gil Kane. I nominate this cover for no other reason than I want to draw this comic. I want to draw Rip Hunter, in his stylish green and red jump suit and bouncing around in his Time Sphere, beating the shit out of giant bugs with a crowbar. This is exactly the kind of book that I want to do. Greatness.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Greatest Covers - Weeks 17 & 18

Sorry about missing last week. I was busy creating life.

First up is Detective Comics #165 by Win Mortimer. It's the story behind "The Strange Costumes of Batman!" My favorite one is the camoflauge costume used for the all-too-common "North Pole crimes". Also, the luminous uniform casts a shadow. Of course it does. I totally get why Grant Morrison is enamored with the comic history of Batman.

Next up is Dracula: The Company of Monsters #7 by Ron Salas. This is by far my favorite cover of the eight that I've seen.

Welcome, Violet

In non-comic related news, I became a daddy times two last week. Violet Godlewski was born 1/18 in most dramatic fashion. Mommy and baby are swell and chillin' at home.

As my buddy, Stephen Downer, pointed out, this is the best work I'll ever do. Indeed.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Treehouse of Horror

Pages 12, 13 and 14-15 from Dracula #5.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Greatest Covers - Week 16

Detective Comics #275 by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Zebra Batman"! Robin's right. Zebras are a menace. Just ask grass. I'm dying to know how Zebra Batman bends lightpoles and lifts cars. Awesomeness.

Update: A "plot" synopsis - Batman and Robin encounter a magnetically-powered villain, the Zebra-Man. But a charge from the machine which gave Zebra-Man his powers turns Batman into a “Zebra-Batman” who repels all solid matter, and cannot regulate his powers.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Amazing Arizona Con Recap

Congrats to Jimmy Jay for putting on the new Arizona show, successfully filling the void left by Phoenix Comicon when they moved their show to May. Seemed like a decent crowd, if only for the Kirkman and Loeb crews. Artist alley crowds were patchy and unmotivated. Or maybe that was me. I've come to the realization that I'm not really a con artist (unless you count my gig with BOOM! where they pay me for being a no-talent hack. Get it?) I'm too busy/lazy to put in any con prep time and produce prints and material that are in line with specific con themes (eg. zombies at AACC). I am not a salesman or self-promoter. Only sold one sketch and spent most of the two days either working on Dracula pages or bullshitting with Ryan Cody, who made a very excellent booth-mate. The best part of any con is getting to chat with friends and peers. Caught up with Shannon Denton a bit. Only got to see Eric Esquivel for a second, though it was a mighty entertaining second. Met the really cool Andy Kuhn. Talking with Tony Parker always makes my day. Ben Glendenning made sufficient fun of my hair. Thanks, jerk. Here are some sketches (only the Captain America one was by request).

Friday, January 7, 2011

Greatest Covers - Week 15

Codebreakers #4. Sure, it's a bit biased, but that doesn't make this cover not great. Everything about this Julian Tedesco cover is awesome, especially the math being blown out of the back of Foster's head. And I like that Stan looks exactly like I drew him inside.

Amazing Arizona Comic Con

I'll be out at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con at the Mesa Convention Center this weekend, Jan 8-9. It's got a pretty impressive comics guest list (Kirkman, Ottley, Walker, Layman, et al). I'll be sharing an artist alley table with the very handsome Ryan Cody and will have a ton of original art (Codebreakers and Dracula, among others). I'll also be doing sketches and taking full commissions. Bring a copy of any Codebreakers or Dracula issue and get a free sketch.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Good Start to the New Year

The very fine folks over at Awesomed by Comics nominated BOOM! Studios' Codebreakers as Best New Series and Story of the Year. And then it WON Best New Series! Big congrats to Ross Richie, Carey Malloy, Stephen Downer and Dafna Pleban.

That's not all. Pop Culture Network gave Dracula: The Company of Monsters #5 5 stars. Maybe #6 will get 6 stars.

Monday, January 3, 2011