Friday, July 31, 2009

07-31-09 - Maybe my last day in video games?

Got laid off at Heavy-Iron today. Finished SpongeBob and that budget constriction of no more Nick money caused another belt tightening. Me and 7 others.

I'm sure I'll find something but it might not be in games. I'm a little long in the tooth for a new hire in games.

I'm thinking about a concept from Chris Hardwicke. Multi Freelanceing, looking for client like recurrence.

Got enough dough to think about the situation for a few weeks.

Priceless Moon Bucks For the First Week of August...

If you post a piece of your personal artwork this coming week, or leave a comment about someone else's personal artwork, you are entitled to a reward of 5000 Priceless Moon Bucks per post or comment, (limit 2 per person). When I get back from vacation next Thursday, I hope to see a ton of posts.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Comic Con Winnings

I mostly got toys- but I got a couple of Harvey Comics with Howie Post in them.

My favorite thing I got was this 1/12th scale model of a Gibson Les Paul! I used to own one, so it fills me with happy nostalgia!

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Sugar Pops Pete are now resting with my soakie toy collection.


Click on the title to see hilarious bits from Triumph the insult rottweiler on the floor of the 2008 con
......or watch the embed.

Me on a poor man's budget..Oh the shame.

with a regular income I probably would have gotten 20 times this, saw a lot I could have bought but held out and kept my buying to the small budget I alotted for. In the days of yor I would have dropped $800 easy....Oh the golden days of yesteryear. "snif...sob"

Monday, July 27, 2009

I bought this tripe

Really socko stuff. Note to self, don't talk to strippers selling overpriced dvds.

But What Did You Buy?

It's 5:20 am. I couldn't go back to sleep until I had confessed all. I bought mostly used children's books from the "Bud Plant - Hutchison Used Books" booth. Some from "Stuart Ng Fine Art Books", and from the small press, alternative and independent booths. Nothing mainstream this year. I think I kept it under $200. Not bad. Special love for the children's book art of my childhood, the Eisenhower years; soft, comforting, safe style.

Confess... confess... confess.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Where's that ass Scott?

Just to let those know who are wondering, I'm at table GG-04 in Artist's Alley. Look for the very last Cafe Express sign on the back wall to the left, I'm in that row.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Comic-Con Meetup Poll

What is your first choice for a time to meet?
Thurs - LUNCH
Thurs - DINNER
Friday - LUNCH
Friday - DINNER
Saturday - LUNCH
Saturday - DINNER
Sunday - LUNCH
Sunday - DINNER
Please Specify:
promise rings

Monday, July 20, 2009

Publisher's Sample of "Batter! Broil!! Baste!!!" ...

Here is the link to the publisher's sample (aka: dummy) of "Batter! Broil!! Baste!!! The Comic Creators Cookbook" as uploaded to the Scribd Website. I've never used Scribd before, but so far it appears to do everything as advertised. What you see here is only five of the approximately 95 recipes the finished book will contain and I will use this sample to lure a publisher into working with myself and Jill Duffy to finish, polish, and publish the balance.

If you want to see the book and flip the pages like a book, then go to the link from the title. There is a little pull down menu in the lower left corner that allows you to view as SCROLL, BOOK, or SLIDESHOW. I like BOOK because there is a two page comic originally done by Roger Robinson that is best viewed with both pages on screen at the same time.

Otherwise, explore this cool new technology and have fun with it.
BBB Dummy Final Master

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Alien Autopsy

Another Pop Culture Icon meets an unpleasant fate.

I would like to tell TAG North folks where to meet up with you guys during the Con... have you picked a day and time? is up and running!

Up and running so to speak. Go there now to see a very non-interactive "coming soon" screen. There a new color picture at least, so there. I will get the site fully functional after the Con.

Check it out, please:

Friday, July 17, 2009

Gagne-Insanely Twisted-Click This

click title for Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet game

yay comic con!

I inked and colored this lovely drawing by John K- for some newsletter. It's gonna be in black in white, but we decided to make it in color for the hell of it! I did draw Bobby Bigloaf's hand holding a limp lightsaber. I told John without it, it's unrecognizable that he's in Luke Skywalker cosplay. It just looks like a bathrobe, haha.

This is where I'll be at the Con (I'm listed as "Pals"):

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Who Knows What Marty Davis Is Up To?

Is he in Europe? Is he working on his book? Is he coming to ComicCon? Ellis, have you been in contact with him?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Page 02 of M.M. comic ...

I've already done page 04, but I want to handle any postings and potential feedback in sequence. So, without further ado, here is page 02 ...

Comic Con Gathering?

Another year is upon us and no mention of a possible gathering of the TAG forces. I was thinking of an alternative of going to Dennys or something after the show hours on one of the later days (Frtiday or Saturday). Anyway other suggestions are welcomed too.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I've started a new series of drawings on my way to and from work... Product Mascots: Where are they now? I think this one speaks for itself...

Cork postcard for the Con

Hi everyone. Been running around like a goose with diaretic issues getting ready for the Con. I just okayed the printer in NY for 100 copies of Cork that should get here the DAY of preview night. Today I also bought a domain name for! I've also decided at the last minute to print a bunch of postcards to hand out at the table. Take a look and see if you guys might have any last minute essential additions. Thanks!

Oh, Beata! I'm sorry I haven't spoken to you on the quality of the NY printer. Give me a call and I'll give you the lowdown. I haven't had time to write it!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Watching the Spirit with Directors commentary

It's inspiring stuff (The Spirit) listening to all the patter about Eisner, and great filmmakers.

This was a doodle that I did a speed inking job. I'm trying to have fun inking in photoshop. I'm getting there. At least getting to where it's becoming fun.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Done while "watching" The Spirit

I kinda enjoyed the Spirit. I think it's a great candidate for a film to have on as background noise while working.

I liquified her left eye and moved it because it was bugging me

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Cover for M.M. Comic Book ...

Thanks again for the feedback. The composition isn't quite as all over the place. Take a look at what about three early morning hours meant to the cover (quite a bit) ...

Sunday, July 05, 2009

What I'm up to

I plan on having a tif. Ten "groups" per tif, representing ten pages. Shooting for ten tifs or 100 pages.

First, I complete my spoken word script to place into itunes. Cue up the place I'm working as I thumbnail

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Finished It

I added the rest of the drawings.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

First Color Comic Page ...

I intimated earlier about a comic book project I picked up at last year's Con. I'm penciling, coloring, and lettering and my friend, Johnny B. Gerardy is embellishing / inking. Fun it is. I'm up to page seven on the pencils and this is the first page w/colors and letters. I blanked out any identifying marks and figure I can put this page up for views.

Those Crazy Japanese are at it again...........


Oh How I wish Eiji Tsubaraya and Ishiro Honda were still alive to make better DaiKaiju flicks and show these kiddie directors how to really do it.