Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ghost Ship HMS Resolute

This depicts the discovery of the HMS Resolute, an exploration ship abandoned in the Arctic after becoming trapped in the ice, and found a year later by an American whaling ship, floating some 1200 miles away from it's last known location. The tale of the Resolute is an integral part of The Cabinet, a graphic novel currently in production by my friend Christian Sager and artist Kelly Williams.

Summary of The Cabinet: On a doomed 1901 mission to the arctic Northwest Passage, a “shadow cabinet” of social outcasts opposing America’s government find horror and madness that leads them to the assassination of the President of the United States.

There is a Kickstarter campaign designed to raise funds for the production of The Cabinet. I painted this scene as part of the donation rewards packages. This print, as well as several other beautiful pieces are available, along with copies of the book in PDF, softcover, and hardcover, and original art. Christian has told me about this story and it will be a really fascinating project and a great read. I encourage you to check out the Kickstarter page and consider donating to the creation of The Cabinet!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sketches from Heroes Con 2012

Heroes Con is a spectacular show. This was my fourth year traveling down to Charlotte, NC and every year tops the previous. If you want to know how a comic book convention should be done, this is your example. I had a tremendous time and it was successful on so many levels. I was swamped with sketch requests all three days and my prints and books flew off the table. The people I meet are the real reason this show is so great. A big, heartfelt thanks to all the friends(new and old) I got to hang with, however briefly, and to the many fans who stopped by the table.

Here are pics of sketches from the show. You can see the rest of my photos at my flickr and facebook.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Heroes Con Info

Hey, I almost forgot to mention, this coming weekend June 22-24, I will be exhibiting at Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina! I'll be there selling my wares and doing sketches all weekend long.

I'll have on hand:
  • Night of 1000 Wolves #1
  • Curmudgeon: The Art of Dave Wachter
  • Monsters!*mostly art book
  • The Guns of Shadow Valley preview book
  • tons of new prints
  • Sketch Commissions - sign up early, spaces fill fast! 
  • Night of 1000 Wolves #1 Jetpack Comics limited edition variant cover, w/sketch!
Yes, I will have a few copies of the very rare Jetpack Comics variant cover of Night of 1000 Wolves #1. It has a cardstock cover with spot varnish and I will even include a sketch on the back cover. Here's a look at the variant cover:

I wasn't kidding when I say sign up early for sketch commissions, the list will fill up quickly. I do a new list for each day. So if you miss me, try back early the next day. Here's the sketch prices:

4x6 Mini Head Sketch - $10
4x6 Mini Sketch(on 6x8 paper, see Mr. Fixit) - $20
9x12 Head Sketch - $40
9x12 Full Sketch - $80(one additional character add $40)

As always, conversation is completely free, but not guaranteed for quality. I'll see you there!

The Walking Dead

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Accepting Heroes Con Pre-orders

I am now accepting sketch pre-orders for Heroes Con, June 22-24 in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you're going to the con, you can email me with a pre-order. I will get some of these done before the show, but due to my work schedule, I will be finishing many at the convention. So if you are only going to be there at a certain time, be sure to let me know so that I can schedule to have yours done when you show up. Space is very limited this year, so sign up early!

Pre-pay via PayPal to avoid carrying so much cash at the con. Just send me an email at