Tuesday, September 28, 2010



I've been in a bit of a Star Wars mood lately given my last few blog posts, and this one is no exception. I'm a huge fan of The Clone Wars in its various animated forms, and I can never resist when an idea for a new scene hits me. With this one, I wanted to portray a hopeless war moment. An unlucky unit of Clonetroopers had found General Grievous and been completely slaughtered, save for one remaining trooper. With no hope remaining, he struggles to reach a thermal detonator before the end arrives.

I really wanted to make Grievous scary, like he was in the original Tartakovsky series. And I found the less of him I showed, the more menacing he looked. So I kept trimming down his details, making him essentially a black mass and not even showing where his hands gripped the lightsabers, but rather keep it a series of inhuman shapes.

I tend to listen to a lot of movie audio commentaries when I work, and I did this one while listening to Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" track. Never gets old.

Until next time!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Brightest Day United


Hey all, just wanted to share the Brightest Day variant covers I recently worked on with Ryan Sook and Fernando Pasarin. It was a massive undertaking that exceeded my expectations!

In October, I will be attending this year's New York Comic Con along with several of the other artists here. I will be sharing an Artist's Alley table with the amazing Beth Sotelo (@midimew), as well as signing at the DC Booth.

I'm also excited to mention ICONS: The DC Comics and WildStorm Art of Jim Lee, in which I had the fortune of working with Jim Lee and Scott Williams on a Legion of Super-Heroes short story, a dream come true for me.

Lastly, I wanted to mention an interview I had recently done with DeWayne Feestra, for Randumb Idiocy. For those who ever wondered what I did here, or how I broke in, check it out.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

More 'Lil Peeps'


Hey y'all's, here are some more recent 'baby' drawings that I've done for fun (and for sale). ;)

They're fun and easy to do and keeps me busy when I'm burnt out on regular comic work.

I've gotten a great reaction and it's been a good way to sell lower-priced art to fans who can't afford the regular-priced stuff.

Anyhoo, hope you likes! ;)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Boba Fett on Bespin


This is a recent commission where I was asked to recreate the scene From "The Empire Strikes Back" where Boba Fett oversees a frozen Han Solo being loaded into his ship. It was a little tricky because in the scene itself, all the characters are essentially just standing around. And yet it's still a dramatic moment in the course of the story, so I tried to have the sunset colors bring a little life to the moment.

In related news, if you're an "Empire" fan, then this is a must-have for you: The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

I cannot wait for that book.

See you next time!

Friday, September 10, 2010

El Paso Comic Con 2010


I have to admit as much as a love the old school Transformers I have never done a piece on them and it brought back a lot of nostalgic memories...sniff sniff

If you'd like to see the original, I'll be at the El Paso Comic Con this weekend, so stop by and say "Hey."

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Icons book!


Got an advance copy and thought I'd share...

Some more of the advance copy at the WS office.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Zombie Fun!


Fun with ink washes...was rather happy with the style and may try more this way.