Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I've been really busy this past week but I wanted to do a little something for Easter. I'd been doing little sketches of January Q. Irontail (voiced by Vincent Price) from the Rankin & Bass Easter special 'Here Comes Peter Cottontail' all week. 'Here Comes Peter Cottontail' (1971) is available on DVD, and while I couldn't find a good trailer or clip to post along with this, I will suggest that you read The Haunted Closet's post from 2009 about it. Irontail is my kind of Easter Bunny!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rue Morgue #111 Coming Soon to a Newsstand Near You!!

As time ticks away to May 1st, and I anxiously await my debut in Rue Morgue, I thought I would share some previews. The cover of this issue features John Waters, with cover art by Mitch O'Connell!! HOW COOL IS THAT! I love John Waters, and I've been a big fan of O'Connell's work for years.
Also, Rue Morgue put together a video trailer for this issue. Although I'm not in the trailer, you get to see some of the other amazing pieces that are part of the Vincent Price at 100 tribute. This is the first time I've even seen some of the other pieces that are going to be in this issue.

Check it out!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Getting Groovy at Wonderfest

Well, I am finally able to reveal the art that I did for this year's Wonderfest. This was a fun project and an interesting one, as I was working with Graphic Designer, Lee Staton, who designed to logo. Working with someone else on a project like this was a new experience, and it was a very pleasant one at that. Everything went smoothly, and it was nice to have another set of eyes to work out ideas with.
This image will be used on the Wonderfest convention badges, t-shirts, promotional-mailers, etc. I've seen the postcards and the badges, and they look awesome! I'm very excited to see the t-shirts whenever they are ready. I'm getting more nervous/excited about Wonderfest day by day!

So, I'm going to go ahead announce my other big news:

I'm going to be in Rue Morgue magazine next month!!! I was asked to be part of a special art tribute to Vincent Price, along with a few other artists. I will post the piece that I did at the beginning of the month, after the issue hits the stands. I'm so excited and so thrilled that I was asked to participate. I can't wait to see what the other artists did, but I can tell you that I got a sneak peak at Gary Pullin & Justin Erickson's contributions and they are AMAZING!!
I'll have more Vincent Price related news soon, but right now, I have to go work on that or there won't be any news to report!

Thanks all, I'll post again soon!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

No Foolin', I win!

I'm very pleased to announce that I have won a Rondo award for 'Fan Artist of the Year'! I can hardly believe it!

Things have been busy lately. And when I say that, I don't mean that I'm getting a lot done, but I have some major projects in the works. One that I'll mention is that I am going to be a featured guest at this year's Wonderfest. I recently completed the art that will be on the t-shirts and some of the printed material, like tickets & badges. Wonderfest is going to be very exciting because I will get to meet Hammer actresses Caroline Munro & Martine Beswick! They will be the first Hammer stars that I've ever met, and I'm so thrilled. In addition, I will be able to attend the Rondo Award ceremony, where I will accept my award. This terrifies me as I'm not especially good at speaking in front of a large group of people. I'll just have to keep it short & sweet!

Got to go for now, lots to do. More news to come...