I’ve always been a fan of Splatterhouse and storyline. I have also been a fan of the one page comic centerfold featured in many of DC comics printed in the early 1990’s.
So, I decided to re-create the comic! With the help for my colorist bud Allen Passalaqua I did! I’d really like to be in consideration as artist (maybe writer) for a Namco Licensed comic. It’s a long shot, but hey, you know, why not try. I plan on printing a large size poster for this illustration. Obviously I cannot sell this poster with Splatterhouse logo and prepublished writing. By the assistance of modern technology I’m going to create a faux european version called ‘BLOOD CABIN”
It will be rewritten as well to fit the Blood Cabin theme.
Hope you enjoy the obscure video game throw back and maybe show a little poster love.
Thanks as always for reading this far.
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.
Smif and Castr Collab colored by Allen Passalaqua
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!
Have A Neat Summer! Electric Chair (less) cover complete with rubber diaper!
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.
I suppose it’s time to crawl out of my cave and start setting up at shows and conventions. Collecting some last bits of products and promotion materials then I’m waving this 8 ft banner up to declare my presence. Allen did a great job coloring this CMYK blast to the face!
Busy, Busy, Busy to say the least. Tomorrow I’ll be at the RIP Horror Film Festival helping out and learning a few things. LJR GC Productions asked If I could help with some artwork for the event. I used a drawing from my SHE That Kills The Dead project. Check it out on the Festival’s website (link) The artwork will be on the cover of the program guide.
Allen Passalaqua helped out with the colors. I’m really honored that he is willing to help me out with my crazy ideas. Allen is one of the most professional dudes I’ve ever worked with. Anyone who knows me, knows I have worked with many people so this statement is kind of a big deal. That being said I would like to post a link to things he is putting together (Allen’s link-ola). Things are progressing quite well. I could not be happier with the team of people I am working with on various projects.
Zar Star Studios has a new facebook and possible instagram. My niece Miranda is taking care of the social end of things. She is doing a great job at keeping things updated. Contrary to popular belief I do not dislike facebook. It is simply to distracting for an obsessive compulsive guy like me. I mean really…I was kinda sick with it. I prefer to obsess over artwork and storytelling rather than likes. I disgust myself. I digress.
Miranda is running the web social stuff keeping my twitchy fingers safe.
I have about 4 hours before I get up for event prep mode so I leave you with the peace dude:
Today’s post is to show the process to the art book I am putting together called My Emo Vortex All the drawings in this series are from a hardcover sketch book I carried around for a month and some change documenting my thoughts, observations and emotions. All I used to draw with was a ball point pen. It is a cheap and versatile tool I could afford to lose during my constant traveling. Once the book was complete I photo copied and expanded the image. Then with my light table I redrew the image in pencil and cleaned it up with ink. A long time ago I came across a old box of repro film. It’s a transparent film graphic designers use in the old days to create half tones and background patterns. I decided to include those patterns for many of the pages I am redrawing. When all this is through I send the image to my favorite colorists Allen Passalaqua and Norman Wong to conjure some eye magic. I’m so honored to be working with these guys.
Here is the process visually:
The original sketch
The redrawn and inked work
The Final version colored by Norman Wong
The colors to this image was done by Norman Wong.
I have a lot to say about this My Emo Vortex project, so for now I won’t say much other that this is the cover to the first volume that will be 25 pages in a comic book format. There will be two volumes in this format. After volumes one and two I will create a hardcover reprinting volumes one and two with a third series of art included. Right now my amazingly talented friends Allen Passalaqua and Norman Wong are helping me out with the colors. Here is the cover to volume one. Allen did the color work.
The cover to My Emo Vortex Volume one. Colors by Allen Passalaqua
I think it’s time to start doing more conventions. I’ve been hiding out long enough. I have a few drawn comics laying around here somewhere. I need to do a little spit polishing, but I think they can hold up. Before I go on a booking spree I want to make some new product/prints. I have my buddy Allen Passalaqua helping me with some color work. I have drawn a few things for potential print. This is something I’m not 100% sure is going to work. I’m going to do a couple more different drawings before bugging Allen about colors. Here is a current one:
The lizard machine