There is a ghost that haunts me I call ugly. Ugly is vain. I have made an agreement with ugly. I draw ugly. The many interpretations of it. Some forms it prefers to others. So longs as I draw ugly it deflects it’s interest in attacking me. My personal goal is to draw ugly so much it may be interpreted otherwise. Then maybe the haunt will bug some other loser.
First off let me tell you something about Las Vegas…It’s bad luck to talk about what you did in Las Vegas.
Knowing this going in I purchased a cheapo sketch book and let my minds eye document the perceived goings on. Yup, I carried this bastard the whole time and scribbled every chance I got. With the exception of about 7 pages the damn thing is full!
The plan was to attend Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con.
This was achieved with a minor distraction. Fucking EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) going on the same weekend! This meant I wondered off a bit leaving behind my promotional obligations. I had to people. It was kinda hard not to.
At any rate event coverage will be documented by other media channels I have agreed to give exclusivity to.
This means you are left to imagine with indecipherable images I have sloppily scribbled. I hope you get a couple.
It was an honor to have been there:
With a few hours before our trio hits the road, I wanted to show some do dads I’ll be pan handling at the Amazing Vegas Comic Con with my buddy Dan Smif and Galactic Film Fest Cadets. First Dan and I will be showing off our collab colored by my talented friend Allen Pasalaqua. How the collaboration was made is by drawing a diagonal line straight through creating halves in triangle shape (you’ll have to guess which side is who’s). After, Allen handled the rest. We will have a limited print run of this guy.
Next is “Have A Neat Summer” A collection of the past years ink drawings I hid away from government eyes. It contains a 24 pages of personal drawings I spent too much time time to keep them unshown in my bottomless art box. I even made a custom cover for it!
Next is one of 4 new limited prints. These guys all come with a cool seal on the back to deter those greedy bootleggers.
The first 50 or so get toploaders greased up with slimy fingerprints of the artist.
Signature will also be added to some Galactic Film Fest posters we will raffling away free at out table. The poster feature Greylio the Grey (I just made that up…just now)
One more trinket to mention is My Emo Vortex trading card featuring the cover art to issue #1 The Goldfish Assassin. Each card comes protected in a top loader for future episodes of Antiques Roadshow appraisals.
Next week I’ll be set up with some things in Las Vegas Comic Con with my buddy Dan Smith. We’re working on something I think will be pretty cool just for the show. More news on that later though. First let us talk of all things Rockets Arms!
Around a couple of years ago my friend Eric Bryan asked if I would work on a comic with him for this anthology him and his pals at Old College Comics were putting together. I agreed. I asked what he had on the table.
He said some rocket arms thing.
I said..go on…
He said it was about an evil genie who gifts this guy with rocket arms.
I said sold!
It’s a ten page comic in a 136 page trade paper back.
I had fun.
Fast forward two years.
He says he found some copies of Freshmen Fifteen for me to hustle.
I bring these copies to Las Vegas.
Since I only have a few I thought I would do something special to celebrate my spoils, so I did up a print. Limited to a measly 10 copies. First ten people that want then for a nominal fee can have one. I’m guess I can muster up a Reggie (rocket arms) sketch if I’m not too drunk.
I think I forgot to turn the oven off.
Working on a lot of things here at the table, but who cares about what I’m doing? It’s really about what I’ve done. It’s cool, this is pretty much reality. I work on stuff everyday. Sometimes things are simply not ready to show. Sometimes they are not good or polished enough. Just about every day I paint a trading card or work on a sketch cover to relive stress from the long term projects I fight to see the light of day. Honestly a lot of them get shelved, but I’m working on changing this. At any rate here are some stress relievers that sometimes become a bit of stress themselves. They can be unwittingly revealing in hind sight, but this is art and expression. I have no regrets.
Here you go!