Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Indie and Small Press Comics & Fanzines I've Read Recently, November 30, 2016

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Illustrating Anthony Siriano's Novel, Nod

Drawing like a crazy man this week. My work on Anthony M Siriano's novel Nod is nearly done. Seventeen chapters, fifty-one illustrations.
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The Jack That Saves Your Back

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Comics I've Read Recently, November 23rd, 2016

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Who Wants to Stay at the Mineral Fume Health System?

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Steve Ditko Draws Bouncing Boy

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Out of the many mix CDs I traded for in those days when we used to trade for such things at Wild Goose Creative, Clickwheel _Evolution may be my favorite. The problem is, I don't know who created it! Whoever it was, thank you.
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Veteran's Day

The Jack Kirby Society Central Ohio Chapter celebrates veterans today. Thanks to all veterans for their sacrifice!

Click here to join the Facebook group for Jack Kirby Society Central Ohio Chapter:
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Champion City Comic Con Program Book

The Champion City Comic Con program flyer had art I created for the con on the front and a promo for the Gem City Comic Con on the back. Looking forward to Gem City!
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Luke Herr Does Daumier By Way of Wally Wood

I'm now the proud owner of a poster of Luke Herr's interpretation of Daumier's Pleading Lawyer, created for the Comics vs. Art exhibit last month at Wild Goose Creative!
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Neno Comics in Your Future

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Recently Read: Andrew Carnegie, by David Nasaw

I can't imagine there being a need for a more comprehensive biography of Andrew Carnegie, so hats off to David Nasaw for years of amazing research, compilation and detailed writing. Every era of Carnegie's rags-to-riches life is illuminated, with little commentary, judgement or the sort of psychoanalyzing used by lesser biographers.

Carnegie was once, arguably, the richest man in the world and the means to which he acquired his wealth, his strategic business tactics, complex relationships with working partners and varied interests in nearly all the arts makes for a fascinating tale. He gradually began giving away as much, and then more, money than he was making, and the list of institutes, organizations and philanthropic councils he created or provided seed money for is longer than can be tabulated here. Foremost was the money he gave for the building of libraries. In fact, the library from which I borrowed this biography was a "Carnegie library". (It's sad to consider how many of them have been torn down in the last hundred years or, as in the case of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, purged themselves of a substantial percentage of their book holdings).

Carnegie was far from admirable in some of his business tactics and Nasaw's books tells the good with the bad, building a portrait of a man full of contradictions, but one who, unlike many so-called robber barons, created a lasting legacy which continues to today. I'm looking forward to reading Nasaw's biography of William Randolph Hearst.

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Do You Need a Comics Letterer?

Are you a comics publisher who needs a letterer? I letter digitally, based on my own fonts and by hand on request. My rates are reasonable. I have over 25 years experience lettering for comics. My clients have included Dark Horse Comics, James Moore, Ken Eppstein's Nix Comics, Paul Pope's Horse Press, Jacques Nyemb's Not So Super Comics, Headshrinker's Press, Cracked Magazine, Drew Ford's Cosmic Waves, Caliber Comics and many other titles and companies, as well as my own line of comics, coloring books and web comics.
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Recently Read: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, First Edition Replica

This edition of C.S. Lewis' classic children's fantasy is a reprint of the first, 1950 edition. Pauline Baynes' charming and evocative original illustrations are all included (they were truncated, or not used at all, in many later US editions).

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe's classic status is due to many reasons, foremost being that Lewis tells a relentlessly compelling story, with characters flawed (thus, true to life) and engaging, told in homey, confidential language. The world of Narnia seems infinitely exploratory. Atheists may dislike the transparent central allegory. That's okay; there are hundreds of thousands of other books for them to read. This book's emotional resonance is such, though, that only the most hard-hearted curmudgeon could put up a shield against it.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I Design Posters! Would You Like Me to Design One for You?

Do you need a poster for an concert, convention or pop culture event? I work in a variety of styles and my rates are reasonable!
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