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NEWS ARCHIVE: 2009


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December , 2009- The Albany River Rats hockey team is planning a Hall of Fame exhibit for the team's home arena the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. The Albany River Rats Booster Club has been asked to sponsor the Coach John Cunniff section of the display. They in turn have honored me by commissioning a painted portrait of Coach Cunniff for the exhibit. The details are still being finalized, but I will post more news as the project progresses.

November 5-8, 2009-

Appeared at Neoncon, Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV. Thanks to Doug Daulton, Steve Pitcher, Juliet "Jules" Meyer, and all of the Neoncon staff for making this convention one of the most memorable experiences of my professional career. Special thanks to Neoncon's Mike Fey... "when all else fails... CLAWS!"

Thanks to our exhibitor room neighbors Theresa Mather and Barry Short, William and Amanda Hammock from The Museum of Mythical History, Jerry Grayson and Mike Fiegel, and BattleZone Comics.

I was happy to meet and spend time with Jess Hartley and her husband Pat "The Viking," Matt McElroy from Flames Rising and DriveThru Comics, Monica Valentinelli from Flames Rising, Ryan Macklin, Evil Hat Productions' own Lenny Balsera, Boyan Radakovich, John and Ro Wick (congratulations on your Las Vegas wedding!), Stan!, Eric Mona from Paizo Publishing, Marcelo Figueroa, and Ed Healy.

I took part in two of Neoncon's GamesU industry panels: my own "Working with Artists: An Artist's Perspective" and "Breaking in to the Industry" with Jess Hartley and Monica Valentinelli. All of the weekends GamesU panels are slated to be edited and posted on Neoncon's YouTube channel in the near future, for now you can view a rough cut of my "Working with Artists: An Artist's Perspective" talk here.

November 1, 2009-

Appeared at Albany Comic Con 4, Holiday Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, NY. Thanks to John and Matt Belskis for another great show with a star-studded guest list and a packed exhibitor floor. This was the biggest Albany Comic Con yet and it promises to keep getting bigger and better. Already looking forward to the next show on Sunday, April 25, 2010 (mark your calendars!).

Bonita & Clyde had its East Coast premiere at Albany Comic Con 4! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the table during the day and picked up their copy of the Preview Issue #1. Your support is invaluable.

It was great to see familiar and new faces at this local show, both guests and conventioneers. With your continued support I hope this convention will outpace Albany's FantaCon of old.

October 29, 2009-

Started work on concept designs for The Calling an adaptation of a science fiction adventure novel written by Devolution writer Matt Yocum. I will be contributing character and setting designs as well as pencils for this online comic.

October 25, 2009-

It's Wonder Woman Day!

Be sure to visit Wonder Woman Day 4 to bid on great art for a great cause and check out Andy Mangels' The 12 Triumphs of Wonder Woman Day article on Comic Book Resources.

October 22, 2009-

Finished work on six illustrations for Hero Games' The Ultimate Base. The artwork will be posted soon.

October 7, 2009-

Finished work on the Neoncon 2009 convention t-shirt featuring convention mascots N4om1 and Nat.

Neoncon will take place from November 5-8 at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV. Convention organizer Doug Daulton also invited me to speak at GamesU, Neoncon's unconference, during the weekend. I will be sitting in on the "Breaking In To The Industry" panel with freelance writer, editor, and game developer Jess Hartley on Saturday and hosting my own panel "Working With Artists: An Artist's Perspective" on Sunday.

October 2, 2009-

Bonita & Clyde had its West Coast premiere at Long Beach Comic Con. Writer and co-creator Buddy Scalera had copies of the preview version of issue #1 on hand. The preview version is limited to 200 copies and will only be available at select convention appearances.

Bonita & Clyde is a comic book mini series that I describe as Romeo and Juliet meets MS-13. See examples of my pencils from the Bonita & Clyde preview issue #1.

September 29, 2009- "Want to write for games? Think your art is ready for professional publication? Long to be a part of the game industry, but not sure how to get your foot in the door?" Freelance writer/editor/game creator Jess Hartley shares her secrets for using conventions as an entry point into the professional game industry. Pick up her Conventions for the Aspiring Game Professional PDF for only $1.99 US.

September 28, 2009-

Completed a drawing of Wonder Woman for Wonder Woman Day 4. Wonder Woman Day is a yearly event created by comics writer and novelist Andy Mangels. It is a celebration of Wonder Woman that raises money for shelters for battered women and children. This year's event takes place on October 25th at Excalibur Comics in Portland, OR and at Comic Fusion in Flemington, NJ. The centerpiece is an art auction featuring work from well-known and up-and-coming comics artists.

August 31, 2009-

Updated the galleries to include some newer artwork:

August 26, 2009-

I contributed a painting entitled "Teen-Age Hot Rod Werewolves From Mars" for the cover of EN World Gamer, issue #2, January 2005. I haven't seen the final cover... until today. A random web search uncovered a blast from the past. Take a look.

August 14, 2009-

Congratulations to Fred Hicks and writer Chad Underkoffler! Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies RPG (S7S) won the Silver Ennie for Best Setting at the 2009 ENnie Awards.

You can see two pages from the game here and here and all of my S7S illustrations here.

August 13, 2009-

Since the print version of Hero System 6th Edition will not be available at GenCon, Hero Games art director Fred Hicks designed this Hero System 6th Edition flier.

The artwork in the lower right-hand corner of the flyer is one of the 13 full-color illustrations I contributed to the project. The illustrations cover an array of pulp-style heroes, villains, monsters, and femme fatales. Stay tuned, I will post the artwork in the near future.

July 13, 2009-

Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies RPG (S7S) has been nominated for two 2009 ENnie Awards: Best Setting and Product of the Year. Congratulations to Fred Hicks and writer Chad Underkoffler.

The ENnie Awards (Annual GenCon EN World RPG Awards) are an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. The awards give recognition to game publishers, designers, writers, and artists and are a "peoples' choice" award since the final winners are voted upon by the gaming community itself.

Voting at the ENnie Awards website will begin on July 24 and is open to the public, so be sure to cast your vote!

You can see two pages from the game here and here and all of my S7S illustrations here.

July 12, 2009-

Appeared at the Saratoga New York Toy and Collectibles Con, Hyatt Place Hotel, Malta, NY. Thanks to John Belskis for putting on another great local convention.

Thanks to Dave Palladino; Azusa Collectibles; Forbidden Zone; Daniel Gremmler and Ancient Earth Entertainments; and Jane and Scott Kelly at Alternative Images Productions.

July 3, 2009-

Steve Long, Hero System Line Developer for Hero Games, reported on the progress of the Hero System 6th Edition, "Not only is this the best version of the HERO rules ever, but visually this book’s gonna knock your socks off."

I contributed 13 full-color illustrations for this upcoming release. The pictures cover an array of pulp-style heroes, villains, monsters, and femme fatales. Hero Games hopes to have 6th Edition ready for GenCon, August 13-16, 2009.

Stay tuned, I will post the artwork in the near future.

June 23, 2009-

The final installment of Matt Yocum's zombie thriller webcomic Devolution has been posted. This last installment completes the 4-issue mini-series about personal struggle and loss in the midst of a zombie attack.

I provided the inking for issues #3 and #4. Thanks to Matt for asking me to be part of the Devolution team. Thanks also to penciler Jake Bilbao and letterer Chris Studabaker for their hard work.

Devolution is available courtesy of the good folks at ComicCritique.com. After you catch up on Devolution be sure to see what else ComicCritique.com has to offer.

Matt and I have been discussing working on another project together. Check back for details as the project progresses.

June 19-June 21, 2009-

Appeared at Heroes Convention, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC.

Thanks to Devolution writer/creator Matt Yocum for stopping by. Matt is the kindest, most generous, and supportive soul I have met in the comics business yet. It was a pleasure spending the limited time we had together sharing stories and making plans.

Thanks also to Jan, Charlie, and especially Stacey from Trimekka Studios; Greg Adams; Marc Poole; A.J. Hazen and the Carbonated Comics crew; Chambers Leheup; Chase Conley; and Scott Bradley from Resolution Comics for being such a big part of a great weekend.

My deepest gratitude to Wayne B. for his company, stories, photos, and support. And it's always great to see the Ladd Family.

I have to thank the following conventioneers for their generosity, support, and kind words: Lindsay; Bill; Brian; Paul, Christopher, and Lucy; Sandra and Rachel; and John. These folks and many others make it all worth while.

June 18, 2009-

Completed 13 full-color illustrations for the Hero Games' upcoming release Hero System 6th Edition. The pictures cover an array of pulp-style heroes, villains, monsters, and femme fatales. Hero Games hopes to have 6th Edition ready for GenCon, August 13-16, 2009.

Stay tuned, I will post the artwork in the near future.

June 13, 2009- Appeared at the Wolf Road Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fair, Best Western Albany Airport Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, NY. Thanks to convention organizer Daniel Gremmler; George from Eden Studios and Zombie Planet; Jane and Scott Kelly at Alternative Images Productions; and Brian McKann and the Gurken Games crew.

 
May 31, 2009- Appeared at the Granite State Comic Con, Radisson Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH. Thanks to convention organizers Scott and Chris Proulx from Double Midnight Comics; Greg Moutafis, Scott Ethan Ambruson, Jamal Igle, and Rich Mauritzio.

May 15-16, 2008-

Appeared at The 8th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC), Crowne Plaza Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to Yumy Odom, Maurice Waters, Stephanie Brandford, Akinseye Brown, and the ECBACC staff and volunteers for putting together another great show.

Thanks also to comics artist Jamal Igle; teacher and comics writer Alex Simmons; the talented cartoonist Jerry Craft; comics historian Prof. William H. Foster III; Eric Battle; N. Steven Harris; Tony Isabella; Spirit; Derrick Rivers of Power Comix; writer Steven Van Patten; Omar Bilal of Blacksuperhero.com; Gregory "Bro G" Walker; Mshindo Kuumba I.; the Timekka crew's Stacey "Blackstar" Robinson, Jan and Marion Franklin; Ashley A. Woods; the Brotherman crew; and many others for making this another memorable show.

Special thanks to Shawn Alleyne and Monique for their kind words and support. It is deeply appreciated. Keep up the good work.

The best of luck to Carl Herring and Marc Moran as they explore the world of comics publishing.

Of course, the convention wouldn't have been the same without a steady crowd of comic book fans and collectors. My sincere thanks and appreciation for your conversation and support.

I'd also like to thank Kevin Clement from the Frazetta Museum whose generosity, guidance, commentary, and first-hand stories added much more to the understanding and appreciation of Frank Frazetta and his art.What a great way to cap off the weekend. All the best, Kevin, as you continue to explore your love of art, drawing, and painting.

May 4, 2009-

Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies RPG (S7S) softcover pre-order is live at Indie Press Revolution. This is the version Evil Hat Productions plans on having available from now on and it is priced at $30.

I contributed several illustrations to this roleplaying game. You can see previews of two pages from the game here and here. I have also posted all of my S7S illustrations.

April 21 , 2009-

This special, limited-run hardcover edition of Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies RPG (S7S) is still available for pre-order at Indie Press Revolution. It includes the 323 page 7"x10" hardcover book, the PDF, and a "dingbat" font of blazons and sigils from the S7S universe. Only 99 copies are left, so act fast!

All pre-orders to date will be shipped out by Friday, April 24th.

The PDF version of the game is now available separately. It can be purchased at Indie Press Revolution, DriveThru RPG, or RPGNow.

The softcover edition is planned for a Summer release. Pre-ordering will begin as the hardcovers dwindle.

I contributed several illustrations to this roleplaying game. You can see previews of two pages from the game here and here. I have also posted all of my S7S illustrations.

April 16, 2009-

"Hmmm, what could this be for?" asks Fred Hicks of Evil Hat Productions.

April 5, 2009-

Appeared at the Albany Comic Con 3, Holiday Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, NY. Another great convention from John and Matt Belskis of Excellent Adventures, Balston Spa, NY.

Thanks to everyone who attended the show and stopped by my table. Special thanks to Clay who showed me his latest issue of Blue Venom, where the hero battles Stadic. Keep up the good work!

This show is growing fast. Albany Comic Con 4 is slated for November 1, 2009, and promises to be bigger and better. Check the Albany Comic Con 4 website for updates as the date approaches.

March 31, 2009- Evil Hat Productions' Fred Hicks has some kind words for your humble artist in this LiveJournal entry. There are also comments from the folks at Danger Magnet! Magazine among others. My sincere thanks to all for your compliments.

March 30, 2009-

The hardcover version of Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies RPG (S7S) is now available for pre-order at Indie Press Revolution. The roleplaying game is a joint venture from Evil Hat Productions and author Chad Underkoffler of Atomic Sock Monkey Press.

This special, limited-run hardcover edition of Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies includes the 323 page 7"x10" hardcover book, the PDF, and a "dingbat" font of blazons and sigils from the S7S universe. The softcover edition is planned for a Summer release.

"Come tear yourself off a hunk of big, bold, blue, blade-swingin' victory."
- Fred Hicks
Evil Hat Productions

I contributed several illustrations to this roleplaying game. You can see previews of two pages from the game here and here. I have also posted all of my S7S illustrations .

March 16, 2009-

I have been asked to create artwork for yet another project from Evil Hat Productions. Under the art directorship of the multi-talented Fred Hicks, I will be contributing a full-color cover and black and white interior art for a Spirit of the Century RPG supplement entitled Strange Tales of the Century.

The supplement will be written by "partial" Alan Moore collaborator Jess Nevins who says, "the supplement will deal with pulp fiction from around the world and outline the various archetypes and the historical setting."

Mr. Nevins is a comic book, Victoriana, and pulp-fiction scholar and is best known for his annotations of DC Comics' Kingdom Come, The Kingdom, JLA: The Nail, and Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series. To learn more about Mr. Nevins click here or you can access his homepage here.

Strange Tales of the Century is slated for a Summer/Fall 2009 release. I will be posting art previews and news as the project progresses, so check back often.

February 11, 2009-

The Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies RPG (S7S) from Evil Hat Productions and Atomic Sock Monkey Press is now in the layout stage. I contributed several illustrations to this roleplaying game. You can see previews of two pages from the game here and here. I have also posted previews of three additional S7S illustrations .

Check back for more Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies news as the project approaches the finish line.

February 6-8, 2009- Attended the New York Comic-Con, Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY. I dropped off an 11"x17" print of The Hole: Female to Jill Friedman of The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF). The print will be part of an upcoming eBay fund-raising auction with proceeds benefiting the CBLDF's efforts. Check back for details.

February 4, 2009-

The latest installment of issue #4 of Matt Yocum's zombie thriller webcomic Devolution has been posted. I am providing the inking for issues #3 and #4 over the pencils of Jake Bilbao.

Devolution is available courtesy of the good folks at ComicCritique.com. After you catch up on Devolution be sure to see what else ComicCritique.com has to offer.

January 16, 2009-

Just completed a set of five pictures for the upcoming Hero Games release The Book of Dragons. Check back often, more news and images coming soon.

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