Thursday, July 18, 2013


With all the activity around the Kickstarter, I still haven't posted a bunch of commissions from Heroes Con back in June. I'll start to remedy that today.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Last Hours of The Guns of Shadow Valley Kickstarter

As I write this, there are less than 36 hours left of The Guns of Shadow Valley Kickstarter campaign. It all ends 11pm on Monday, Eastern time. Our goal was to earn enough to be able to finish the webcomic and have it printed as an oversized, hardcover edition, and it looks like we will be able to. The campaign has been really strong and folks have been extremely generous.

There are two more major Stretch Goals we would like to reach which will make significant improvements to the printing of the book. It's a lot to ask for in such a short time, but I think it's possible.

There are lots of Rewards still available, including beautiful original art by Andy Jewett, JK Woodward, Rafer Roberts, and Tom Scioli. Also available are original pages of Godzilla and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by me. The original art for the Movie Poster Print is also in need of a good home. Not to mention all the prints, t-shirts, sheriff's badges, digital comics and more.

So if you haven't, please stop by the Kickstarter page and check it out. And if you can help us spread the word, you have our gratitude.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Guns of Shadow Valley poster art

This is the original art for a reward level on the Guns of Shadow Valley Kickstarter campaign, called the Movie Poster Art Print. The print is available at the $50 dollar level, along with the book. It's also available as an add-on for an other pledge level. The original painting is also available for a pledge of $1400.

The idea here was to create a movie poster reminiscent of painted movie poster art from the past, before the days of bad Photoshop. I was influenced by the work of Drew Struzan, who painted the movie posters for the Indiana Jones movies, Star Wars, and just about everything else in the '80s. I also wanted to harken back to the movie posters of when Westerns were king of the box office in the '40s and '50s, which is one of the reasons for the horizontal format.