Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, My Girl!

My wife's birthday is coming up on Sunday and I wanted to surprise her with this as ber birthday present...unfortunately, she saw this, critiqued it and so I had to fix it....oh well, Happy Birthday Girl! And yes, that is supposed to be us watching the Geese.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Migration Patterns

One of the coolest things about living along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains is the fall and the spring.  We, on a DAILY basis, see thousands of Canada Geese passing across the land to get to their winter or summer homes.  Right now They are heading south, but what an amazing sight.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NFL daily Sketch

So, I've been in a little bit of an artistic slump lately.  I have been disliking most of my current art, so I decided I'd go back to some life drawing and looking closer at people around me and images in magazines.  Then I got the NFL shop holiday magazine and saw a series of people in jerseys.  I liked the contrast of the images and the textures in the differing clothing.  So I drew one.  I liked the way it came out and decided I'd do some more (they are coming soon).

Monday, November 19, 2012

Limited Edition MMD #1

So, we've been fielding a lot of emails about the logistics of this deck.  How does it work?  How do you play it?  What exactly is a comic deck?  And so De'vo the creator and writer does a short demonstration about the deck.  Again, amazing concept, and it's done on the same stock as the rest of De'vo's decks.  It's easy to shuffle, manipulate and fan.  It's a very high quality feeling deck of cards...oh and the artwork is pretty sick too.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

MMD #1 release announced!

CLICKTHIS LINK: MMD #1  I am XTREME-ly XCITED (seems like an X-Men post...but it's not) to announce the release of the world's very first comic deck.  It will be officially available Saturday, so go buy it!!!! The image above is the Ace of Spades from the deck with the main character, D.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Another...DAILY SKETCH!!!!

Ok, so I know these haven't been daily...and I know I haven't been doing them daily, but we'll still call them Daily Sketches.  I am doing my best to do at least a bit of drawing daily.  So far, it's been some paid work too...those are the days I am tending to miss this daily sketch thing...oh well.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MMD #1: Official Trailer

I have talked about this before, and I'll talk about it again, mainly because this time...I have a full trailer and some amazing shots of some of the images from the deck.  This is the FIRST COMIC PRINTED ON A DECK OF PLAYING CARDS.  The first run is a limited edition box and limited run of 2000 decks.  Check out more info here: or here: MMD Teasers

Monday, November 5, 2012

Connecting to YOUR Readers

Have you ever thought about who would be the audience for your comics?  Is there an age group for whom you are writing and drawing?  If so, then you should ask yourself, how do I connect to these ages?  The easy answer: put someone their age and gender in the comic and make them go through a challenge your readers would be going through as well.
For the Adventures of Toothy for Comfort Dental, we are introducing a pair of 6-8 year old characters. One of them is losing a tooth.  Our target age group: Elementary School kids.  Make sense?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Another Sketch

Today's daily sketch is brought to you by: forgot my drawing stuff at work.  I am working on more comics for Comfort Dental, plus a five page comic, and a one page comic.  I have a lot going on, and when I forgot my drawing materials at work last night....I was upset to say the least.  But! I got to do another daily sketch.  Honing the skills needed to increase my talent level.  This was done with a ballpoint pen before bed last night.

Friday, November 2, 2012

More Comics and Learning!

For those of you that know me...HI.  For those of you that don't, I have an MFA in sequential Art.  Grant Thomas, the administrator of Making Visual Narratives is putting up my grade level recommendations for comics up on his website on a monthly basis.  Kindergarten and First Grade are up currently, with second grade coming soon.  Please check out his site and his work.  He, like a lot of us, are very interested in changing the way school present information so there is more interaction, more entertainment and more effective and efficient learning in today's public schools.  Comics ARE a great way to do that, and that's being found all over the nation right now.
For a list of websites and more information on how to teach with comics you are more than welcome to contact me for a copy of my thesis, or to have me come to your school or library to talk about comics and learning.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Commissions for Christmas, anyone?!

This is an example of a commission I did for a friend for a friend's birthday/christmas present.  I am thinking I'd like to open a series of commissions for Christmas this year.  I know a lot of people are doing this, but it just makes sense!  Everyone would like a nice piece of artwork for their wall for the holiday.  Anyway, visit my commission page to see pricing and email me with questions.