Thursday, January 29, 2009

Manga? Say what?




I was just digging through some old pages, drawing, etc. to donate to a few auctions and I came across these pages - Austin Powers manga style! I did these just to see if I could draw manga. I empolyed what I thought at the time I understood as common westerner's flaws that appear when they try manga...don't know if the end result is anything worthwhile, but it's a decent exercise.

Dusty Star Sketch


Okay, still trying to catch up with The Temple of Cartoon Mojo's sketch challenges. Here's Dusty Star...apologies to Andrew Robinson.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Necrotic goof

From the OOPS Dept.:
Approximately 15 pages of the story, "Necrotic" were printed out of sequence in the Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics. The second print run will have the corrected version.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shawn on IGN

Check it out - Shawn Crystal talks Deadpool Annual on IGN!

Mummy story comes back to life!

A mummy story, Necrotic, I drew back in '99 has been reprinted in an anthology called, "The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics." I haven't seen it yet, just heard about it last night. It's a 480 page anthology in b&w.
http://www.amazon.com/Mammoth-Book-Zombie-Comics/dp/0762433981/ref=gfix-ews-form
http://www.perseusbooksgroup.com/runningpress/book_detail.jsp?isbn=0762433981

This is all due to the efforts of Necrotic's co-writer Buddy Scalera. Go check out his site!

Thanks Buddy and way to go!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Other updates

-I stopped taking the train to work since the price of gas went back down...so not much sketchbook work going on with some of the concepts I'm trying to develop. Which means I'll have to devise a new approach to get back on track.

-The script I've been waiting on has been side-tracked a bit, apparently in part due to the current economic climate. I'm going to try and address the item above with the new free time as well as other stuff.

-I'm going to try and go to some conventions this year.

...that's it...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Baby Update

A while back I posted that we were expecting our 2nd, during October that changed.
We had to go into the hospital on a Friday when Pilar was experiencing some great abdominal pain and by Sunday night she was in surgery. It turned out that she has a second uterus that had a small tear causing massive internal bleeding - she had 4 liters of blood in her abdominal cavity. At this point, the baby, which we found out was another girl, was about 4-5 months along and doing fine. This baby was in the second uterus which was smaller than the primary uterus in which Alison grew.
On Tuesday morning, Pilar coughed, blew some stiches and a lot of blood came out, so she went back into surgery. It was during this surgery that the decision was made to remove the baby from the second uterus as it could not grow appropriately to sustain the baby. Unfortunately, the baby was not developed enough to survive outside of the uterus.
So a rough 11 days in the hospital, a few in I.C.U., but all is well. Pilar is incredibly strong and about 95% healed at this point. We've had very positive outlook on this whole experience almost immediately, being happy that Pilar is still alive and recognizing what a real miracle it is that we have Alison.
We had a lot of amazing support through this, including my Mom and sister, Ann, who came down to help out for a few days, great understanding from the SCAD family, and lots of help from the Alpharetta Mom's Club.
We're doing great and looking forward to an awesome '09!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
I hope that everyone has had a great holiday season and is looking forward to a great '09!

In other news...still awaiting a script/update for what was to be my next gig.
- Shawn Crystal is doing the Deadpool Annual for Marvel! Check out his blog!
- We bought a new laptop of X-Mas...woo-hoo!
- X-Mas trip to MD to see family was great!

Okay, hopefully more updates soon!