Friday, November 12, 2010

also, SuperGirl

i think SuperGirl looks a little hopped up on something, nutty eyes and that, and the legs are maybe wonky, and i wasn't into the costume that was commissioned. but whatevah. ..

my niece Zaria kept me company though, so it was fun regardless.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs The Kickstand Kids?!

Today, in the, "once in a lifetime/ dream gig" department, I got to color Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim gang for a poster that comes with a box set collection of all 6 volumes. Here's the version that is going to be printed.

And here's the ultra nerdy version I did for fun...

..get it?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

the Zissou

for a Sketch Charlotte sketchercise, for now- Rico has grandiose plans....

no watching this if you haven't seen the movie. you say spoiler, i say cheater.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

the commode story

yep. Rico hasn't got to color these yet, was flatting to show him the knockouts and plains and all that.....what the hell, it got away from me.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

on the low

so, inking this took awhile. it's a Crumb movie poster Rico and I did for Eric Skillman, an A.D. for the Criterion Collection DVD's. Eric rounded up a bunch of artists (Scott Morse, Matt Kindt, Jason Latour, etc) to create posters for the movies playing at the Criterion Cinema, part of the All Tomorrows Parties in Monticello, New York this past weekend. I was working on this and listening to director Jim Jarmusch, who curated the event, talk about it on NPR; but hadn't yet figured out CC and ATP were related. dur. so yeah, I'm pleased as punch we had anything to do with it. (Rico's smart and to-the-point muppet thumbnail-> )

Iggy and the Stooges, the Breeders, Sonic Youth, the Vivian Girls, GZA, Raekwon, Todd Barry, Hope Sandoval+ the Warm Inventions, and many more played; Thurston Moore co-hosted the Criterion Cinema with Jarmusch. holy sh*t.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010


Jason Latour, who wrote the book Rico and I are working on, and drew a story in DareDevil Black and White, out this Wednesday, has an interview over at CBR about the metric f*ckton of work he's got coming out in the next year. here.
a warm up from this morning that got away from me

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010


someone on DA asked about ref for this shot, and as much as i hate to de-mystify, i'm guessing by the time you see it in print you'll have forgot this happened.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

just who is the 5 o'clock hero?

Terrence from the Dollar Bin said it was the Best HeroesCon Ever. yes. Thanks to those who stopped by just to say "hey", if you picked something up hopefully it was good bang for your bucks, we did better than we had any right to expect. Thanks also to Shelton Drum and the rest of the crew at Heroes Aren't Hard to Find, it's my favorite convention put on by my favorite comic shop, you all are tops. was a blast to meet/nerd out with our people on Team Comics; the folks from 12 Gauge, Sidebar, Dollar Bin, Gaijin, Twenty Two, DeviantArt, Sketch Charlotte, SCAD, along with Jedi Masters and fellow artists/fans. missed the fam that couldn't make it; Andrew, Shawn, Mikey and especially Jim Royal. taking smoke breaks with Jason Pearson and James O'Barr is absolutely surreal. so were Rico's Kickstand Kids sneakers.
this is for a sketchbook of 70's soul singers as DC superheroes; was so difficult to whittle that list down to Ms. Khan, and i grew up with her 80's tunes, and this isn't what it could've been, but....anyways.

a print we were selling at the show, drawn at 2.5 inches (not realizing all those flowers would look so....flowery), inked at 4.75 inches twice and then married together, plus another inked layer of shadows and clouds with a crusty brush, scanned at 1600 dpi (if i remember that right) on the fancy Upper Deck machines, file sized 3.8 X 5.2 1500 dpi, can print clean at just under 4 feet. messin around.

Friday, June 4, 2010


<= SuperGirl Commission WIP. Comics Art show at Twenty- Two.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

twenty-two 2's

Loose Ends pages can be seen in all their coffee/nicotine stained glory at the way swanky Charlotte wine bar Twenty Two, next to work by Adam Hughes, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Jason Pearson, Brian Stelfreeze, Michael Golden, and Jason Latour, among many other legends. Can you tell which two don't belong? Pop likes to say "It's not what you know, but who you know". Reception's Friday, 7 til late, excerpted (and re-posted) panels from well hung pages below.

HeroesCon! Tomorrow!

Monday, May 31, 2010

don't disturb this groove

counting down to HeroesCon....

Loose Ends panels, just place holder colors...

Friday, May 28, 2010


HeroesCon. Next week. Be there, be square.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

divorce song

not finished with this yet, working on it for Mike Freiheit's GRAW! blog; we were all chuggin along real nice til it was my turn to pic the ref, which ended up being a tricky shot, or at least more homework than fun. sorry fellas. anyways, it's from "To Catch a Thief", Grace Kelly and Cary Grant; it struck me as mildly funny/strange, watching 2 of the more glamorous movie stars all dressed to the hilt and eating greasy finger food.

keep running into press about "Exile on Main St", but it only reminds me how great "Exile in Guyville" is.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Walking in the Rain with the Rev?!

OK, my working with Dave gags are wearing thin and getting creepy! Only one cover left after this one. Here's number 4. I'm throwing in uncensored doggie nuts and pucker for you people!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Creepin with the Rev.

Here's the Prelude to Deadpool Corps #3 cover. Like I said Dave decided to throw the kitchen sink at this one. Marvel Hero Wacky Races should totally be a TV show. Only 2 more to go!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Steppin' out with the Rev.

This was actually the first cover I got from Dave before he left for vacation. I don't think the wacky races kind of idea he ended up doing was totally formed in his head when he did this one. We got this one done and figured we'd come back to it when he did the rest. My first crack at it...

Dave was NOT feeling the blue and yellow thing and then I realized he made the little guy's truck look like a Deadpool mask too so I went back in and made that red too...

The burst was just there as a placeholder until Dave figured out what he was going to do with the background. Here's what we ended up with...

Dave- "I decided to go ahead and draw the entire Marvel Universe in the grandstand."
Rico- "The last 3 covers are due tomorrow right?"
Dave- "Yep!"
Rico- "ok."

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Moonlighting with the Rev.

I'm blessed with some fun extracurricular (not Loose Ends) gigs every now and then. One such job came up a couple months ago. I got a cryptic message from the Reverend Dave Johnson, y'know, that guy that does all the awesome covers? He was taking a quick vacation and asked if I could give him a hand coloring five covers. Yes! I'll try to post all five covers this week, and tell you a little bit about what was going on while working on them. Here's numero uno...