Monday, November 28, 2011
Are you looking for something unique to get the animation fan on your holiday shopping list?
Are animation cells outside your budget, or too hard to find?
Might I suggest an affordable answer to both questions. I am selling a large number of cut paper collage portraits of various classic animation characters such as Fred Flintstone, Bugs Bunny, Yogi Bear, and many others. Each is an original, one of a kind piece of art, hand crafted from cut paper, and each is extremely affordable with many in the $30-$50 range.
Dozens of characters are still available. Check here for details on which characters are available as well as all pricing and shipping information.
If you don't see a character you're looking for, please ask. I accept commissions, and there is still time to have one done in time for the holidays.
Friday, November 25, 2011
If you're traveling this weekend, or anytime over the holidays, Xombi, the widely acclaimed series that I wrote with Frazer Irving handling the art, is now available for digital download at only $1.99 an issue. You can download all six issues here.
For those of you who prefer to read your books as books, the trade paperback edition will be available at the beginning of February. You can order it through your local independent bookstore or comicbook store, or pre-order it through Amazon via the link below.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Be sure to stop by Doo Wacka Doodles for the current tribute to the modern film classic The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, where a variety of artists present their interpretations of characters and situations from the movie and it's sequel The Lost Skeleton Returns Again.
I was honored to be asked to join in the fun and the three pieces I did are now on display.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
There's an interview with me over at the Strange Kids Club that may be of interest to you. I posted a link to it during my Halloween Countdown last month, but it could easily have been missed among my 9 zillion other posts during October. Here's a link.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
For those of you with super hero loving children, or who need something to watch while eating your corn flakes, Cartoon Network will be rebroadcasting my second episode of Super Hero Squad - "Stranger From a Savage Land" tomorrow morning at 7:00 am EST. A quest to rescue his sabretooth tiger, Zabu leads Ka-Zar and Captain America into battle against Dr. Doom.
This episode is also available on DVD at the link below.
Monday, November 07, 2011
After taking a month off in order to make room for the annual Halloween Countdown, "Ask Me Anything" returns. This feature runs on the first Monday of every month and gives you the opportunity to ask me anything you might be wondering. Whether it's a burning question about one of my projects, something I've said, or did, or even if you're just wondering what books I'm reading now, this is your opportunity to ask. This month I'll also be responding to a couple of questions from previous editions of "Ask me Anything" that I've been remiss in answering.
Head down to the comment section and post your question. I'll either post my answer in the comment section as well, or answer it in a special post all its own 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 and #13. Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month.
Now ask away.
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Belle Dee, one of my very favorite artists is hosting a special event over at her blog, Doo Wacka Doodles. Currently underway is her tribute to the cinema classic, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. Now, through November 19th, Belle will be hosting a variety of fine artists who will be revealing artwork paying tribute to the movie with more quotable lines than any other. Along with the fine artists, I'll also be contributing a couple of pieces which I'm working hard to finish.
If you haven't seen The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, what are you waiting for?
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Please Post Bills, the Bill Murray Tribute show at Gallery 1988 has me listed as one of the artists participating. I had originally planned to take part in the show, but my schedule did not allow for it. There are a lot of great artists taking part. You can check out the show here.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
I just found out about this, so I don't know all of the deatils. Boom! Studios, which publishes the current ongoing Hellraiser comic book series, is also reprinting some of the stories published under Marvel Comics' Epic imprint in the late 1980s. These reprinted stories are being published under the title Clive Barker's Hellraiser Masterpieces.
Issue #3 of Clive Barker's Hellraiser Masterpieces collects for the first time in one issue the three stories I wrote for the Epic Hellraiser series back at the beginning of my career. The stories are "Homecoming" with art by Mark Texeira, "With My Lips" with art by Rod Whigham, and "Taste the Darkness" with artwork by Bo Hampton.
"Homecoming" was changed editorially into something far too gentle for the Hellraiser universe, and into something disappointingly unrecognizable from the script I turned in, so I don't really consider it something I wrote, but I'm still pretty pleased with the other too stories. I really dug getting to play with Clive Barker's creations and had even written a tie in comic detailing the origins of the lament configurations (the deadly puzzle boxes) and further three stories which never saw print because the series was cancelled before they could be run. I'd love to be able to return to Hellraiser some day.
Here's the solicitation information taken from the Boom! Studios website. No release date is given, but since it's available for pre-order, I'm guessing it will be available in December, or January. Ask at your local comic book shop if you are going to preorder from them. They might have an answer.
Hellraiser Masterpieces #03
Availability: Not yet released.
Writer(s): Clive Barker, Christopher Monfette
Artist(s): Leonardo Manco
Straight from Hell, it’s another dose of classic Hellraiser horror ripped from the pages of Marvel Comics’ Hellraiser series — shipping twice this month! Re-presenting, in the mode of DR. WHO CLASSICS, never-before-reprinted tales from some of comicdom's premiere talents! This issues is three stories of grotesquery and high strangeness from John Rozum (XOMBI), featuring the art of Mark Texeria (GHOST RIDER) and Bo Hampton (BATMAN)! No other comic features these kind of sleek and intelligent horror stories told in the Hellraiser tradition!
Diamond Code: OCT110914