Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Creature from the Black Lagoon turns 60 this year, and Creature Features is putting on a show to celebrate. The show opens August 9, 2014, and will be filled with great art. I have a piece in the show, which I'll share here once the show opens. For more information, please visit Creature Features.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
If, like me, you are a fan of The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, and it's sequel, The Lost Skeleton Returns Again, you'll be excited to know that Larry Blamire has a third film all ready to film, only lacking one crucial ingredient: the financing.
He does have a Kickstarter campaign set up to fund this movie. The campaign has information on the film, an award worthy video which contains never before scene footage on the origins of this trilogy, and plenty of great incentives for contributors. Below you can see the original cut paper creation I made as one of the incentives. Visit the Lost Skeleton Walks Again Campaign on Kickstarter in its final days and chip in what you can. Please spread the word.
Monday, July 07, 2014
As always, the first Monday of the month means it's time for "Ask Me Anything."
You can ask me any questions you'd like, whether it's about my work, opinions, influences, favorites, least favorites, or anything else you think I might have an answer for. Questions can be posted in the comments section below, and I'll either answer them there, or in a separate post sometime later in the month.
Please take the time to view the previous questions so that we don't wind up with a lot of repetition. I've been asked a lot of good, thought provoking questions in the past as well as some really banal ones, all of which I tried to answer. You can see the previous questions by visiting Ask Me Anything #1, #2 , #3, #4, #5, #6 , #7 , #8, #9, #10, #11, #12 , #13, #14, #15 , #16, #17 , #18 , #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #24, #25, #26, #27, #28, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35, #36, #37, #38, #39, and #40. Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month under Ask Me Anything.
Now ask away.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
In Dexter's Laboratory Classics - Volume 1, IDW collects Dexter's Laboratory stories from Cartoon Network Presents #1 and #4 as well as the first four issues of the ongoing series originally published by DC Comics. This includes my first Dexter story, "Habi-Travails."
You can find it at a comic book store near you as of today.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Here's the piece I made for the "Art of the Apes" show at Creature Features. Dr. Zaius is a cut paper collage piece. The show just opened and runs through July 27, 2014. Contact the gallery for purchase information, and visit the website for more work by many other fine artists.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
One of my tricks for writing comic book stories based on tv properties is to imagine the actors' voices when I'm writing dialogue. If it sounds right coming from them, then I've done it right. Writing Scooby-Doo for so many years, Casey Kasem (who voiced Shaggy) was often in my mind while working. I feel like he's been a presence in my life for such a long time through various animated characters as well as his long running radio program. Now he's gone, but his voice will live on. You can read more about him here.