Monday, July 31, 2006
Waddup y’alls, how’s it going?!? …most of us here at the studio are ‘decompressing’ from the insanity that San Diego has become (in a good way). Five days of nonstop coming and going and never having enough time to check out everything the show’s got to offer …it’s like running a damn marathon I tell you!!! (^_^)… anyway, Francis Manapul was hanging out at Wildstorm this last Friday (before heading out to Canada), and we had just come back from having a pretty delicious (and monstrous) Indian food lunch. I couldn’t help it much, so by the time we got back to the studio, I just sat down and crashed out from a chronic case of ‘food coma’. I’m not sure how many minutes passed (but not enough) when Alé starts bugging me and asking me to wake up so we could all do a ‘Gelatometti challenge’ … the heartless bastard finally woke me up and we all decided to ‘tag team’ this one, with one artist laying the piece out, and another doing ‘finishes’ on it… And so it began ☺
…the teams were:
1. JJ Kirby and Ale Garza
2. Richard Friend and Joel Gomez
3. Francis Manapul and yours truly
… the character we decided to do was Voodoo, and this is what we came up with (about 20 minutes for laying it out, and about 40 for doing finishes on it)
…’aight then, let the voting begin!!! (cue gong sound)
UPDATE: Winner by a nose: Francis Manapul and Carlos D'Anda! Thanks for voting everybody!!!
Sunday, July 30, 2006
The San Diego Comic-Con's been over for a week now, but I'm still having flashbacks of crowded fans as far as I can see. For a glimpse of the con, the above pic was taken Saturday afternoon when it was pretty much impossible to walk through the aisles of Artist's Alley or anywhere else for that matter. The Gelatometti Sketchbooks were popular sellers throughout the weekend and it was great to put some faces to online names throughout the con.
Thanfully, this weekend's been a quiet breather as WizardWorld Chicago starts up with their first Preview Night this Thursday and I'll be back in the Windy City with more sketchbooks to sell too, filling in for Alé Garza at his Artist's Alley table. And if you just can't make it out to Chicago, I'll also have some more sketchbooks for sale here afterwards, so everyone will have a chance at getting a copy or two.
Seeya in Chicago!
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Hey guys, been gone for awhile, I know, but I wanted to jump on here and just give a quick tidbit of info. I was originally planning to appear at next week's WizardWorld Chicago, however I won't be able to make it to the show after all. But, for all of you who were expecting me and planning to get a commision, I would like to offer the chance to still get one!
Just post below what you'd like and I'll do a greyscale 11" x 14" piece for 100 bones like this Huntress piece from San Diego. The artwork will be delivered to Chicago via the immaculate and handsome Eddy Choi, who'll be at my Artist's Alley table for a few hours each day! Get in now, get in quick!
Friday, July 21, 2006
Matt here was the first person to get a copy of our new Gelatometti Sketchbook!
You can find us over by banner 4800 and back down to Artist's Alley FF11-16, for the newest GELATOMETTI Sketchbook featuring art by Jim Lee, Ryan Benjamin, Carlos D'Anda, Rich Friend, Alé Garza, Sandra Hope and JJ Kirby!
Monday, July 17, 2006
If you print it, they will come...
...heheh, whaddup y'alls! How's it goin'?
Things have been REALLY hectic at the studio lately, between trying to get our 'day job' done, prepping stuff for the San Diego ComicCon AND doing our own 'comic book work'. Sometimes, there's just not enough time in the day, BUT somehow we managed to get our stuff together to create the first official GELATOMETTI sketchbook.
It was a lot of fun putting together and designing the last two PH4 sketchbooks, so designing this one almost felt like I was doing the third PH4 one, but bigger and with more cooks in the kitchen, heheh. Designwise, there are some similarities, and Jim dug what I had done with the graphic design of the PH4 stuff, so I kept it along the same lines...what can I say, I LOVE the cluttered, industrial, punk rock look! (^_^)
...anyway, see this banner? Look for it in Artist's Alley (FF10-FF16) to easily find the Gelatometti crew and pick up a copy or two (or twenty) of the sketchbook from Eddy. And if anybody's interested in commissions from: Bermejo, Ryan, JJ, Alé, and I, feel free to post below to get in on the list before the show starts and the list fills out. The 'madness' starts on Wednesday! :)
I wanted to mention before the con that I am doing quite a few different prints that will be available at SDCC. I have the comic stuff, I have some illustration pen and ink type work, and then some of the more 'out there' stuff (see attached pic) They are all full size 11X17 and a nice way to get high quality reproductions of the art I have been doing.
This piece was painted really late at night. I had sketched out a doodle of the idea I wanted to draw a few hours earlier. Then when I got home around 1 am, I penciled the doodle out on some art board, and started painting it up. It's basically a horrific version of a late night stroll. I always kind of pictured New Orleans for some reason but maybe it's London. It's a bit of a tribute to walking home in the middle of the night. I have had many, many late night walks home where the imagination takes a hold of you and you get those chills up your spine...I thought this was a nice way of expressing some of those feelings.
you can peep a lot more of the new prints:
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
You may've noticed a lack of art on this site lately and for good reason. We've been secretly saving it up for our brand new GELATOMETTI SKETCHBOOK! It's full of goodies by Jim, Ryan, Carlos, Rich, Alé, Sandra and JJ all shuffled together in one sixty-four page, ashcan-sized volume.
Be one of the first ones to get a copy at next week's gigantic San Diego Comic-Con, where we'll be set up in Artist's Alley (FF10-FF16) throughout the whole weekend. And even if you can't make it to San Diego, we'll be sure to make some available here on this blog for all of our loyal fans too.
Hope to see you there!
Monday, July 10, 2006
Our very own Sandra Hope recently did an online interview for the Pulse.
On her humble beginning into the world of comics, she says, "The whole thing was just an experiment. My break into the business was a fluke. I was extremely surprised when I got a call from Homage Studios [after the convention]."
Follow the link to find out what would make her a happy girl.
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Here's Jim's Skye Runner #3 variant cover featuring the sexy goddess, Sinsha!
You can read more about her at the link and check out the rest of Skye Runner #3 this Thursday.
Btw, for all you collectors out there, this variant's limited to one out of every ten copies, so Happy Hunting!