Been a long time between entries but I've been busy like mad working on some very cool stuff which I'm . . . Yes, about to tell you about ;) First off, we just knocked out another San Diego Comicon. Great show. As usual I was stationed at the RAW Comics booth where my partner emeritus, Mister Thomas Jane and I peddled books and met with our wonderful fanbase. On display this year was a special appearance by the GREAT Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Near Dark), signing his all new, all awesome autobiography - Not Bad for a Human|The Life and Films of Lance Henriksen. Lemme tell ya. Lance is the real deal. Wonderful and as interesting as they get. Sweet guy. Be sure and check out his new book. I got to illustrate his character Jesse Hooker from Near Dark inside the pages. Very much a dream come true.
Also of note was the release of The Walking Dead Season 2 poster I created for AMC (above). Old pal and series creator, Frank Darabont was my art director so this was a total dream job. I even got to draw another old friend, Greg Nicotero (The 'N' in KNB EFX Group) in the bargain as the Zombie, upper left! We three signed giant one-sheet posters at the AMC booth on Friday of the show. 25 lucky ducks got to get a one-sheet sized signed and numbered lithograph version. Was a real highlight. Thank you Frank Darabont and the great folks at AMC!
Prior to hitting Comicon I was crushed with deadlines. The biggest being a mammoth job for White Wolf/CCP. Thirteen brand new full color illustrations of all the Vampire clans for the 20th Anniversary Edition of Vampire: The Masquerade. 20 years ago, VtM was the job that pretty much kicked down all the doors for me in comics and started my career in the industry. Now it seems we've come full circle and 20 years later I got to put my stamp on this wonderful creation again. Big thanks go to Shane Defreest at WW/CCP. Truly one of the faithful. I'll be unveiling some of the art as we get closer to the release date in September. Check here and on my Facebook page/photos section for updates.
Obviously I wasn't busy enough with Vampire, Hellraiser, and Jennifer Blood, so like a nut I took another cover gig . . . But how could I say no? I've been a Star Trek fan since I was a kid and the Great and Powerful Scott Dunbier, uber-editor at IDW gave me an opportunity I could not refuse. Basically, new cast, BUT, reliving the adventures of the original cast. It's great fun and will be a real nice book. I'll show some of that off here in the weeks to come. Having a lot of fun on this and I hope it shows ;)
Now back to Clive Barker's Hellraiser. Been also having a great time creating covers to this series, and real happy to see how well the book is doing. The numbers have been great and I've also had a ball doing retailer incentive covers on the side for this. Basically they are the pencilled versions of the covers, and I just love that. It's more organic than the supertweaked final color art. And for young artists out there, it's a unique look inside the creative process they might not normally get to see. Just finished issue #8 and it's my favorite so far. You can get a peek at the pencils if you are on Facebook, here.
I've been so busy it's mind-boggling. Also doing Jennifer Blood with Garth Ennis monthly, as well as bi-monthly covers for the Rogue Angel novel series from Gold Eagle, and lots more.
Next update I'm hoping to give a sneak peek at the cover of my buddy David J. Schow's new book, Negative Burn. This one, as with the last one, David J. Schow's INTERNECINE, features my partner, actor Thomas Jane in a duel role. If you haven't read this ass-kicking book yet, you just have to do yourself a favor and get it. Just hit the link above!
Now that I'm out of most of the deadline jungle I'll be updating a lot more. Stay tuned.