Friday, July 31, 2009

Chicago Wizard World next week

Well, next Tuesday I leave for Wizard World Chicago. I will be set up at table 3022 with my buddy Bat Hillard. Come by and see us.

I really am excited about the con. The last big show I went to was back in 2000. And I think it was a Chicago show. I have never went to a show when I wasn't set up with my old studio mates Tsunami Studios. So this will be a new experience.

I will have a couple new prints for sale at the show. A GI Joe, Green Lantern, Supergirl, Outlaw Angel and Cherry Bomb prints. All new. The Outlaw Angel print was done by the great Ben Caldwell and it freakin rocks.

Hope to see some of you guys and girls at the show. Please come by and maybe we can get some dinner or drinks after the show.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Art is subjective, this is something to remember.

As of late I really have struggled with purpose and substance. I have taken inventory of my life and have wondered if I made the right choice of becoming an artist. I have really been pretty hard on myself and how little I have grown in the last year or so. Granted there have been issues in my life that contribute to my lack of growth but I also have to wonder if my desire is mainly to blame.

Then I thought, well how does one judge growth in the art field? Is it the amount of work I get? How my work is accepted by others? Or is it personal? The only answer I could come up with is that art is subjective. What is good to some, others may not find good at all. I really work in a field that can change in a blink of an eye. What is hot today can be cold product tomorrow.

So, I think that I am just going to have to try and be more objective to myself. Allow time and give myself some positive treatment and not always push so hard. We can only grow as fast as we can grow. It isn't so much the destination as what you learn along the way.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

More of the Angel

I really don't have a ton of stuff to write about. Life is pretty much the same as it was about a month ago. I found some stuff out about my dad. He has lied to just about everyone that he talks to on the phone. He told everyone that he has a job working for JCpenny. It is kind of crazy. He is reverting back to the person he was when he went missing. I don't really know how to handle it. He has not gone to his head doctor for almost a year. It is almost like I am raising another kid. It drives me crazy.

On a professional note, my project, "Cherry Bomb" has been announced. It is a project that I am working on with my friend, Randy Green. The book is about a character who hunts assassins looking to bring justice for her father who was killed and she doesn't know who did it. We are treating the book like the book from Image called "The Ride". We will have short stories where she is killing different assassins and they will be done by different artist.

I am also trying to get my "Outlaw Angel" and "Gun Ghoul" stuff situated. I am presently looking into making toys of the characters. Does anyone have any thoughts on the idea?

Thanks for reading and until next time. Keep the pencil to paper and create.