Friday, August 30, 2013

Jill Thompson's Scary Godmother

I'm a big fan of artist, Jill Thompson's work, and particularly her Scary Godmother works. Presented as books, comics and two animated television movies, Jill is hoping to expand into providing some quality merchandising beginning with a really amazingly well-crafted Scary Godmother doll. She has a Kickstarter campaign running right now, and I urge everyone to take a look at her video, as well as the accompanying incentives. You'll notice right away how passionate she is about her work, her fans, and this project. You'll also notice what a fantastic doll it is, and how affordable it is, especially in comparison to similarly sized corporate licensed dolls.

The above image (which you can view larger by clicking on it) is a cut paper collage piece that I made for the campaign, which will be included in a book of Scary Godmother pin-ups. The original will also be offered as one of the incentives, but I don't know for how much, or when, if interested, contact Jill via her Kickstarter page. It measures approximately 25" x 12" in an edition of one.

Check out the Kickstarter page here for more information.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Edgar Wright Art Now Available

The Official Edgar Wright Art Show at Gallery 1988 (West) runs through September 7. For those of you unable to visit the gallery in person, all of the artwork is now available to look at and purchase here.

Both my portrait of Edgar Wright and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers (shown above) are still available. The Shaun of the Dead piece is not. That now belongs to Mr. Wright.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Edgar Wright Tonight

The Official Edgar Wright Art Show opens tonight at Gallery 1988 (West) from 7:00 - 10:00, but you'll want to get there early as this will be a popular show and will feature some special guests along with a lot of amazing artwork.

You can see the three pieces I did for the show by scrolling down to my previous post.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Edgar Wright Show Preview

"The Official Edgar Wright Art Show" opens next Tuesday at Gallery 1988. It's sure to be a great show. It features the work of some amazingly talented artists and will also have some special guest stars present at the opening. Sadly, I will not be there, but three cut paper collage pieces that I made will be.

Here they are:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Underneath the Juniper Tree

The Summer 2013 issue of Underneath the Juniper Tree is now available free online. These are scary stories for children and I illustrated one of them. Read it here.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

IDW Begins Collecting My X-Files Stories

Not only is IDW publishing a new monthly X-Files comic book series, but they're collecting the original comic book series which was published by Topps in the late 90s. Stefan Petrucha was the original writer. I took over the writing with issue #17 for almost all of the remaining run of the series.

My The X-Files stories will start being collected with X-Files Classics, Vol. 2 which will be available in hardcover format this Fall. You can preorder this book from your local comic book store or independent bookstore, or via Amazon, which incorrectly lists the book as being a paperback. The  ISBN number is the same as the hardcover, which is the only format the book is being published in right now. There's a link at the bottom of this post.

Here is the solicitation information for this book.

X-Files Classics, Vol. 2
Stefan Petrucha & John Rozum (w) • Charles Adlard, Miran Kim & Gordon Purcell (a) • Sam Shearon (c)
THE TRUTH IS… in here! Re-join up with Mulder and Scully as they unravel all-new mysteries only seen in comic books! This second collection includes stories like "Feelings of Unreality," "One Player Only, " "Home of the Brave," "Night Lights," and more.
HC • FC • $29.99 • 200 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-718-3

Monday, August 05, 2013

Ask Me Anything #31

It's the first Monday of the month which means it's time for me to take your questions and answer them as best I can. So, "Ask Me Anything." 

You can ask me any questions you'd like, whether it's about my work, opinions, influences, favorites, least favorites, my summer reading, which summer movies I've seen, or avoided, 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, and #30.  Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month under Ask Me Anything.

Now ask away. 

Friday, August 02, 2013

Boston Comic Con - Tomorrow

I will be at Boston Comic Con tomorrow. I don't have a table and will just be milling about visiting people. If you want to bring something for me to sign there are three ways you can go about finding me; message me on facebook, email me, or look for me wearing this shirt: 

You're also likely to find me hanging out with Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, or Christopher Golden. 

I hope to see you there. 

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Later This Month...

I will have work in this upcoming show at Gallery 1988. Stop by closer to the date of the show and I'll preview what I've done here.