In the spirit of Inktober (and the fact I got a bunch of card leftover from M.E.C.C.A. Con) I’m doing inked (post) card commissions! I draw whatever you want! A cartoon version of you? A character you're fond of? Now's your chance to ask away and receive a inked sketch in the process. If you wanted to see 50 Cent giving Deadpool piggy back ride in space then that's what I'll draw. And yes, if you even want to draw something ala RED I’ll do that as well (just the ladies on that one though. Keep the pants on, guys).
Here’s how you can get one: Head over to the Gumroad page and cop one (for $20! No shipping fee). Then after your purchase send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and what you want me to draw. If you're asking to draw yourself, someone you know, or a character so obscure that Google doesn't even know who it is, make sure to attach reference pictures in the email as well.
Pen and ink illustrations on 8x5 1/2 bristol board.
"Jumpman, Jumpman, Jumpman. Them boys up to somethin'!"
"See you, space cowboy..."
October marks the beginning of the great Inktober challenge. So instead of staring at a sketchbook while trying to right click + save on the paper like I've done for past years I decided to finally learn the art of using a brush pen (shout outs to Pentel) and get my inking on. I promise I'm gonna stick with it this time.
The current season of BlackAndSexyTV's web series That Guy is set to be its last and I decided to contribute to such a momentous event. Major shout out to the show's creator Jeanine Daniels for her genius level and for the love she's shown to me ever since we worked together for the show's movie version. You can watch the last season of That Guy on BlackAndSexy's subscription site BlackAndSexyNOW!
Yesterday the epic M.E.C.C.A Con and my first ever con experience where I was actually a vendor. I had been to conventions before like Wizard World (as a kid) and of course EBACC but never as someone with their own booth. Let me tell you the stress this whole month has been trying to get things together for it. I'm happy I already shave my head because if not I would've been bald by now. But it all worked out because it was great experience. It even greater finally meeting with other art cats I have come to respect such as Anthony Piper, Brian Johnson, and others. And even may have gotten new fans of Revolutionary Times with the newly updated "Propaganda" mini-comics I passed out. It's all thanks to the awesome Maia "Crown" Williams for putting everything together and allowing me to be a part of something very dope.
Also all the leftover convention prints and stickers are officially for sale over at my Gumroad shop so there's still plenty of chance to cop one for yourself while they're available!
Shea and I teamed up for an article over at Grantland that acts an illustrated playbook/guide to the NFL's most iconic gestures done in-game. Shea did the words and the art directions and I did the art-ing. Go check it out!
They say the best art comes from when you're in pain, right?
Yesterday was Suicide Prevention Day. I’m never open about my depression, only a few really know I deal with it, but let it be a sign there are people out there who need a shoulder to lean on even if they mask it with creativity and jokes. The real title of this was “Blue Depression” and it was made on a night that went south on me mentally. But instead of going deeper into the dark place I chose to let it out with my art. Something I wish I could’ve done the other times my mind went to those dark places.
If you know anyone who’s dealing with depression, stick by them. This shit isn’t something that just goes away with pills or anything like that. Sure they help suppress it but it’s still something that sticks to you. Don’t give up on them. Let them know they have a place on this earth even if it doesn’t seem that way to them. Stand by them because the last thing someone wants to feel is alone, especially dealing with something like this. That’s honestly how I’ve made it this far. The hope of seeing my friends live out great lives, rising above life threatening obstacles, and all that shows how strong people really can be. That’s the kind of strength I hold on to everyday.
This past weekend, one of my brothers from the hometown got hitched to the love of his life and I had the opportunity to do the art for their photo booth backdrop. It's a depiction of him and his now wife surrounded by the things that represented their journey together, such as living in California and their college Central Michigan University. From what I heard all throughout the wedding it was well recieved from not only the bride and the groom but everyone at the reception. I'm just glad I could help be a part of a special day for those two. They deserve all of it.