Saturday, September 15, 2012

HorrorHound #37 Cover

Well, I just wanted to let you know that this month you can go to your news stand and pick up the latest issue of HorrorHound, with an inside alternate cover by yours truly. This was a tough one to do, and I don't know how well it went over with the regular readers. I've purposely been avoiding reading any social media/blog/message board comments. I know that everyone has their own tastes and people like what they like. And some times, very cartoonish images such as this aren't their idea of 'cover' material. But anyway, I was very happy and proud that I can now add HorrorHound cover artist to my resume.

For those of you looking for this issue, the front cover looks like this:

Then when you open it up there is a second cover, which is mine.

And if you're interested in how my work on the Coundown to Halloween is coming along:
The Halloween season is coming up fast. I'm trying really hard to get a strong head start on the original Halloween art I'm doing this year. So far I'm not doing so good. I have two almost finished pieces. My goal is to have 8. Part of the struggle is trying to decide what to do. I have lots of cat sketches this year, but I didn't want to do all cats. I'm trying to break it up with some other Halloween icons. Also I'm doing a group gallery show at ZaPow on Oct. 5, so I've got to get that done & turned in, a week from Monday. Then I will possibly be taking part in an art show in Raleigh around the 20th. So I'm a tad stressed at the moment. Plus I've been trying to work on sketches and everything just looks terrible. It's really bumming me out. But I'm hoping that everything will snap itself into place, and I will be excited about the countdown again.


  1. Personally I thought you did a great job, Dee! It was a shame that yours is only a second cover instead of the front cover since your artwork is so much more fun! :)

  2. Thanks so much! I really appreciate the positive feedback!

  3. Yeah, I agree. Yours is much more striking. Don't worry about pleasing everybody. You can't. Ultimately the only you need to please is yourself. Just remember that the people who like your work really LOVE your work.

    Regarding the Halloween Countdown, remember it's quality over quantity, so don't sweat not being able to post lots. Every post will be a gem.

    Congrats on all your upcoming art shows, especially the one in Burbank that I couldn't get into with your art hanging on the wall along with Rick Baker's. How awesome is that?

  4. Thanks John.

    Yeah, I know you can't please everybody. I'd just rather avoid reading negative or nasty comments if possible. I was mostly happy with the cover, but like most of my art, I'm sick of looking at it (Because I spent SO much time looking at it, and working on it).

    I think I'll be good with the Countdown. I've got three pieces now and sketches for a couple more that should be pretty fun. One of the aims of the Countdown art was that it wasn't suppose to be big elaborate pieces that took forever to do. They were suppose to be quick & fun. But that never happens, cause I fuss too much. But the three pieces I have so far are cute & fun and I can't wait to show them.

    I'm looking forward to the Universal show. Got a sketch laid out, and I think I'm going to do it in cut paper. May do two pieces, don't know if I'll have time, but I would like to.

  5. Love it so much!!!! I'm always pleased to see your work.

  6. Thank you! I really appreciate that!