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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Robotique Issue 4

Carnivale de Robotique's 4th and final issue just got released this week.

Go here, read it, and enjoy.

Not only that, but the Eli-copter shirts have been printed, will available at the South Fellini art show next month.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shirt Designs

Carnivale de Robotique merch is on the way:

Two-color Eli-copters

Which will look something like this:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sullivan's Sluggers

Sullivan's Sluggers is a new graphic novel put out by Image Comics. Its sort of like Evil Dead meets The Warriors.
Very gory, and extremely humorous, just how I like it.
What I have up there is a work in progress (I was considering it a finish as of a few moments ago), seeing how now I have a bit more time to work on it before the end of the month.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Issue 3 is out!

Issue #3 of Carnivale de Robotique is out over at Comixology!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lost Divers Page

Another page of Divers related lore.
I just forgot to scan this one when I was out in Los Angeles.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Issue #4 Complete

Carnivale de Robotique's final issue just got wrapped up this last Thursday.
Now onto other things.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Divers

I'm sort of Job Shadowing at Cartoon Network right now, while waiting for the 3G show this friday. I have no idea if this will lead to anything, but hell, I'm out here for the week, so why not? Couldn't hurt. Though today the office was like a ghost town, it gave me time to let myself work on a personal idea I had brewing.

Whale & Squid

"So thats where the dehumidifier went.."

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Carnivale de Robotique #2 now available

The 2nd issue of the comic I worked on, Carnivale de Robotique, is up for purchase over at Comixology!
If you haven't gotten the first one, its still free, and this one is only a dollar!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The 3G Show

I present to you, the latest three pieces I slaved on for the past week and half: My submissions for The Autumn Society's 3G Show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles (which I will be attending!).

Slimer as "The Demon" Gene Simmons.

Originally, the first idea I had was to do Staypuff, Sloth, Slimer, and Gizmo as kiss band memebers, but quickly scrapped that idea since it just felt a bit, dull, or didn't fit. With that huge mouth and tongue, I can Slimer as Simmons, but none of the others seemed to fit (for me at least) after sketching them out.

So I just decided to just do my own renditions of favorite childhood moments from the other two (Ghostbusters had too man, I couldn't just chose one part).

"In order to survive a war, you gotta become war."

I watched the hell out of Gremlins 2 when I was 5 years old over in Italy, and seeing him as John Rambo has always stuck out in my mind. Back then, that scene where he takes down the Spider Gremlin with flaming white out always got me pumped.

This one is more heart warming for me. Chunk offering Sloth to come live with him, and his eyes light up and his ears twitch with glee.

The show's opening reception is on September 3rd from 7pm to 10pm. If you're in the area, GO!

Monday, August 16, 2010

3G Preview

Sorry, I had to make due with camera phone quality because my scanner is too small to capture them (And its not a flatbed either)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Nappa Vs. Pikachu

I decided to go the hilarity route, and to save the Guldo idea for a rainy day

Watercolor & Ink on coldpress

Monday, August 2, 2010

Robotique on CBR

Comic Book Resource also did a little blurb for Robotique.

I guess things are turning up Milhouse now

Turning Japanese Preview

Below are two ideas I made for the Autumn Society's Turning Japanese Gallery Show for this month.
I just pulled these out of thin air tonight, but I don't know which one to go with, because they're both hilarious.

Nappa vs. Pikachu

Nappa vs. Guldo

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Issue #3 Preview

As per request, he's a sample page from Issue #3.
My favorite page out of the bunch.

Whats going on here? Is Pagliacci getting illegal (in 46 states) XXX VHS tapes from a haggard dude in a track outfit?
Or something more sinister? You're gonna have to wait and see.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Issue #3 Completed

Completed as of around 9:30pm.
Now to triple check the hell out of these, sit back, do some personal pieces for galleries until the 4th (and final) script hits me.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Robotique in the Philadelphia City Paper

More press coming in, now over at the Philadelphia City Paper

Very exciting stuff. More at Eleven!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Robotique on Broken Frontier

Broken Frontier dot com just wrote a little blurb for Carnivale de Robotique!
Check it out!

Also, the first issue is up over at Comixology and its FREE, though the next three will be on sale for a dollar.

Issue 3 is almost done, and then finally the grind for issue 4 will begin!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Look Ma! No Feet!

Ink and Watercolor on coldpress

Friday, June 25, 2010

80's Toy Show Preview

I doubt a lot of people remember what a Roller Racer is. Hell, everyone that does know is like 30+ in age.
Roller Racers in the 80's where made by WHAMMO! and you basically move yourself by moving the handles back n forth, and it propels you forward. I remember in Elementry school gym class when I lived in Rome, we had games involving these.

So to challenge myself, I chose to do an obscure toy, rather then my original idea of He-Man or Transformer figures. To make it interesting, I decided to try the Ed Roth style again. I did something with it during my Sophomore year of College, but I wasn't too happy about it. Below is the resulting preview.

Friday, May 28, 2010

90's Show

Tom Servo
Watercolor & Ink on coldpress

"Hey guys, I'm just going to go play with my Chicken Puppet"
Crow T. Robot
Watercolor & Ink on coldpress

A decade worth a bad movies made hilarious. Even though it started in 1989, it predominately had a good run from 1990 to 1999.

I made these this evening, as a break from doing Carnivale de Robotique work, and as a submission to the Autumn Society's 90's Show this June. The coldpress watercolor paper I still can't figure out, but I like the little bit of uncertainty it adds when it bleeds a tiny bit.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Issue #2 is complete

After a two and half months (The half due to me accidently using water soluble inks on 5 pages, and a terrible week long power outage that prevented me from doing much work), the art for Carnivale de Robotique Issue #2 is finally done. All that remains is the lettering, and that'll be it.
One of the good things that came out of the past few days, is that I found a sort of style of digital painting that I feel okay with, and will probably experiment more with when I get the chance.

Stay tuned for issue 3

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Colored Preview

and Word to the wise: Always make sure the inks you're using aren't water soluble.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Issue #2 Preview

"You ain't seen nothing yet, kid."

(Slap some color & ink on this, and it's going to look awesome.)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Robotique and beyond

Some of you guys already know, but I've been working on a 2nd (and then a 3rd, and then a 4th) issue of "Carnivale de Robotique" for the past month and half.
That means new characters, new adventures, and same old shenanigans.

I'll get the ball rolling with the new antagonist character designs:

G. Q. Finster, the Robotnik inspired antagonist and ring leader of Festival Maximus

Manstrong, Festival Maximus' elastic strongman. Frankie says RELAX!

Peach, a talentless bimbo

And Taco the Unicorn, the bi-polar, rejected 'My Little Pony' show horse.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Two more for the road

The Adventure Time bug has bit me.

Monday, March 22, 2010


With my luck, someone beat me to it. But regardless, I had to get it out after writing it down a few months back

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Adventure Time!

"The Ambush"

Ink, Watercolor, and Acrylic on Arches Cold Press

Its finally done! Not much else to say except that I was bit puzzled as to why some of my colors ending up bleeding a bit in a few areas, but sometimes I like a bit of chaos in my pieces.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

What time is it?

Time to look at this!

I'm currently involved with an Adventure Time project by the Autumn Society to coincide with the premier of Cartoon Networks's Adventure Time, which I've been a fan of since I saw the pilot almost three years ago. I feel as if I'm bit behind, since I changed my first idea, but I think this version is a lot better then what I was originally going to go with. Hopefully this will be done by the end of the week.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

First Decade Post

Happy 2010 everyone!

The Carnivale de Robotique comic I worked on has apparently sold quite well. The writers (Johnny Zito & Tony Trov) sold all of their copies they had, and a few friends of mine have already picked up a few (Thanks to everyone who did! I'll sign those whenever I get the chance!)

And getting to see it on a shelf at Midtown Comics in NYC was pretty awesome.

Anyways, I'm posting two pieces (that transform to into one collective piece) that I've neglected to post here back when I made them. They were apart of a PSA article assignment, but at the time, I wasn't too happy with them. (I think it was because I was so burnt out from my Senior Thesis) but after looking at them again after all these months, I think theres a bit of humor to them to be found. I might put these on my webpage under the "doodles" section regardless.

(Granted, theres probably a few things off/wrong here, but I think the only thing I would change is the background colors)

(I had chosen to use the SEPTA buses from the 1950s-60s because I love the vehicle designs from that era, and the ones today look so ugly and beat up. And, yes, those are PBR cans flying all over the place.)