Tuesday, March 18, 2008


well i recently read a posting on dA where an artist who's work is pretty distinct had a an old pix of theirs traced then posted by the tracer.

now this is pretty common for artist these day on the net, to have this happen to them. it doesn't happen to me, and to be truthful, i doubt it will.

here's why...

1. I don't draw anywhere close to any "known" or any unknown, or "popular" artists. so i'm not inviting this to happen. it's by design, 100% on purpose. i'm so far from "whats hot" because i don't want this happening to me, it's not cool, and i don't want to deal with it. I've gone out of my way to have this not happen.

2. I do allot with how i get from concept to final color to put in measures to insure this doesn't happen. screen tones and where i place them in the layers of color, the angles i use, line weights, how i lay the color down with the wacom pen. Even my color pallet. ALL the things are to insure i never have to deal this problem.

so, just a short insight as to why my work looks like it does and why i don't have people just ripping my shit off, it's not as much because people don't like it, it's because they can't even begun to figure out how to do it ;)

Friday, March 14, 2008


Well, i thought i'd talk today about "the Comics World" and what the major problems i see going on with in it.

In 2008 i feel, that no 2 artist work should look the same, and it shouldn't really. i mean lets face facts, with computer and wacom tablets, scanners and such, there really is on reason. we are at a point where we can create almost anything we can imaging, but we don't.

Why? lack of imagination, lack of vision, lack of talent? well thats a big part of it sure, but is it the artist who lack these thing? sure, in many cases it is... but not always.

Editors, publishers, people doing the hiring and signing the checks are really to blame and here's why.

Small publisher wants to put out a book, they think if the can find the next Jim Lee, their book will sell. Not so, because nobody wants piss poor Jim Lee, when for the same price or less, they can get the real thing, and with Batman in it no less. I see allot of post up with publishers looking for Joe Mad like, or J Scott Campbell ish or Jim Lee like artist... again, those guys are out of these publishers price range and they think getting a knock off will help sell the book.

Why? even if an artist draw "like" one of the formentioned artist, the second they open the book, and look inside and see it's just a poor mans version of, it goes right back on the shelf or table... real shit, i've seen it for 20 years.

I think this mind set is killing indy comics and making it that much harder for artists who have their own voice and style to make anyhead way. hell nothing hurts a writer more then to be saddle with an artist who's doing a rip of a big name artist, because now they are connected to bad knock offs. if the art is a poor mans, this or that, then would it stand to reason that the writing or story is also going to be a knock off or bad version of too..

think about for a second. if you see a team of superheros and it's drawn like piss poor Jim Lee, it's going to say "X-Men knock off" and we saw it in the 90's, nobody want's to read an indy book of some unknowns riff of the x-men, when for the same price or less, they can read the real thing.

sorry, but it's true. in fact because publishers don't grasp this is a big reason WHY diamond distribution keeps making it hard on indy comic companies to go threw them. they realize there is too much garbage taking up space in their warehouse. so someone who's trying to do something different, and build a fan bases by filling a void left in the market can't get in, because these other fools screwed it up by releasing knock off books.

everyone's sick of poor man's version of stuff and it needs to stop.

So, with that said, my partner in crime Derrick Williams and I are doing just that. Are work may not be the greatest, it may not be the best writing, or whatever, but you will never see us ripping off, working with people who are ripping off or doing thing that are poor mans versions of anything. you won't be getting charged 3 dollars for 20 pages of story that may never come to an end, with 12 pages of ads for shit nobody cares about.

Where changing the game by not going to diamond, our stuff will only be availible threw us, online and at conventions, where gonna build it slow, with quality and low print runs 1000 copies or so. no issues 1, 2, 3's and zeros or halfs. when you pic up a 16 page book from us, your getting 16 pages of what you paid for, art and story. and where also trying to keep the prices low, and resonable. we're trying to do it right and raise the bar a little, by not cheating the consumer.

and that's all the time i have for today, our first stop is Hero's Con in June, so tell all your friends to come out and see what where all about this summer.

we're willing to put our money where our mouth it, we talk the talk, and this summer you'll see we walk the walk.


Thursday, March 13, 2008


Well it's been a few days since i updated things over here and I though i should take the time to get a few things out in the open.

First off, as a few of you may or may not know, i had a very bad tooth decay start up back in July. I've been in a great deal of pain for the last 9 months. yesterday i was final able to get the first part of a root canal done, which also is very painful. I'm sure weather intentional or not it caused me to be a little more then short with many people. over the past 9 months the infection moved up the right side of my head across the jaw line and upbehind my right ear.

I'm not going to sit here and say i'm sorry, because honestly, i'm not. anything i said I meant, even if it wasn't nice... because honestly i must have felt that way on some level, or i wouldn't have said it at all.

to cap it off i was betrayed repeatedly by someone i thought was my friend during this time... used countless times for their own petty entertainment, and as a result i've cut allot of supporters and "friends" out of the picture. I've quit commenting on peoples work around the net, left place where i posted allot of work up, pulled stuff down, etc.

I had somewhere i was going with all this, but i've forgotten because the percocet is kicking in and even though for the first time in 9 months i have not been in blinding pain it's hard to think and type right now...

i guess if your someone i've quit talking to or feel that you where un-justly included in or attacted to something thats happened within the last 9 months... i think i can finally more forward with some things again, and it's possible to reopen the lines of communication.

this doesn't meant i'll just welcome people back with open arms, or i expect all to be forgiven. it means i'm at a point where i'm able to be a little more rational since i'm not in blinding pain.

more on this later, but right now i have to lay back down and then complete a few commission for people who really have stuck by me through all this.

thnks for your understanding and remember new art will be coming sooner then later.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Well, it looks like i will not be at San Diego Comic Con 2008. Now i'm going to get right to the point as to why, I will not be at SDCC08 because it may effect other people you know. in which case please pass this link on to other people so they don't find themselves in this same boat.

SDCC08 had 110 small press tables and 180 applicantes. it took my partner in crime Derrick Williams 3 weeks of calling, leaving messages and sending e-mail, which never got returned to find out they where out of tables. so there's about 70 small publishers who are in the same boat.

If you haven't heard from SDCC2008, they your not going to, thats whats real. I doubt you'll get in on stand by, which is what the 70 or so people who are in limbo are in. this is a very poor practice by the 800 lbs beast, as many of you may know by now most of the other conventions around the country this summer, may already be filled.

I am truly disopointed in SDCC, because it shows how little respect they have for the people who really have helped it grow, because if your old enough to remember the haydays of comics, many of the small press publishers started out as fan, and bought 4 day passes when they where fans and honestly, the industry would not be here today, if it wasn't for the fans.

So, in closing, if this effects you, get busy looking for another convention to attend this summer before it's to late, you don't want to get stuck with a bunch of books and nowhere to sell them.

infact i may suggest Hero's Con in June, i'm not sure how many tables they have left, but everyone i've talk to is super nice, i know if they have an influx of people scrambling to get in, they'll "try" to do something, because thats what good people do. Also try the folks at Baltimore ComicCon http://www.comicon.com/baltimore/index.htm as of this morning they had plenty of space left, mostly because it's in September.

more on this to come.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


here's the crappy cards i did for the breast cancer charity event on e-bay. just a reminder :)

also, i'll be cleaning up the blog a little too. some of you may notices that I haven't been updating anything other then my dA page lately. get use to it.

dA and here will be the 2 spots to catch the fresh and new art. Myspace and facebook are for work related reasons, but they are all updated with the same stuff as the dA page, just much, much later.

I only post comments, give advice and crit really anymore on the Blueline Comci board. this is for one reason. The artist over there want to be comic artist and are striving towards being "Draftsmen". In a digital world where tracing and coping photo's and 3d over poser wire frames is all the rage, i find it refreshing to see artist willing to work at becoming better, the right way. so i've chosen to focus my energy towards helping them get to there goal.

all other accounts are now just billboards on the internet supper highway, if you've hit those pages you'll see i haven't logged in since january in most cases, and have no intention too. why? waste of my time to be honest, and i really can't be bothered to pull the pages down or go back and forth with briandead admin.

what about the other blogs? yeah forget those too, sorry, thats life, deal with it.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


well, last night i was in Washington DC, at the Velvet Lounge for the first DMV Music Movement "Netwroking and Open Mic" event. I think the turn out was good over all, one of the "rappers" clearly had no business being on stage and no matter how many of your boy's and peeps you bring out, it doesn't make it ok to just go onstage and act a fool.

by and large i think people had a good time and i think in this day and age "events" like this are important. I've been to several of these types of "events in the past 8 years around the country with much lower and less productive turn outs.

the next planned event for DMVMM is on the 23rd of April, 9:30pm at the Velvet Lounge, if you live in the DC, Maryland and Virginia Area, you should think about coming out and see what it's all about :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


well, i figure it's time i let people in on whats new and future stuff that's happening in my world.

currently i'm planning to go back to school for 3d game design or some related field... now i'm sure some of you think this is great... it's not, i would rather eat a bullet then waste my talent on such thing, but the reality is we live on a planet full of retards, people so base and sub human... primal that they lack the imagination to be able to enjoy anything that's not some 3d bullshit or hyper real, poser or photo trace garbage.

so i'm moving away from traditional art all together so i can join the rank and file drowns and scratch out a living... this "choice" has taken it's toll on me creatively and even the few projects still in the works are becoming harder with each passing day.

so i'll tell you about them real quick.

the first is KuzuGalz #1 28 pages black and white comic, color cover by myself and Derrick Williams, who's inking/finishing the last 3 pages and editing it down so i can script and letter it... i'm going to be creating a new cover image for it too.

the second is my half of the "Transform" flip book full color, featuring my OC Kei, both, "should" be done for Hero's Con.

San Diego, still no word, but since i'll be going back to school, i doubt i'll be going.

I have nothing new planned after i finish the above project, all energy will be focused on 3d, again, i'm so not ok with this, but i've got to do it.

my hope is that i will find some measure of peace once i have finished with the schooling, but i'm not kidding myself... everyday that i move closer to this i die a little more inside and become just a tad bit more numb.


this was i pix i did about a week ago for a contest, doubt it'll win, but who care. things are crazy, i just spent half the night trying to get my A3 scanner hooked up to a intel box... this is my first win'tel box and i hate it, how/why people put up with the garbage that is window/intel is really beyond me... they really don't work worth a damn and and that XP so Vista must really be a car wreck if you know what i mean... I was telling someone the other day that the consumers in the USA have all the power to change this and "force" microsoft to get it's shit together and create something thats not total over price junk... sigh... well i'm sure Apple's OS X 10.? will one day run on wintel boxes and then Windows is fucked... we'll maybe, i'm finding that the real problem with people being stuck in the windows OS isn't the OS but "OFFICE" i was kinda shocked... "so people are getting assfucked by Microsoft not so much because of the OS but because they "have" to use office LOL if that's the reason that people allow microsoft to stay in business.... well all i can say is you windows users really do 100% deserve to suffer and get screwed.

Office, what a joke :rofl:

more later,


Wednesday, February 27, 2008


i ain't dead yet, i'm stuck in texas, they should cut this place in half, i tell yea.

anywho, nothing super important to say today, yeah, i'm shocked too :D

Friday, February 22, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008


OMFG! so i just saw the updated list of artist and guest for HerosCon June 20-22 2008 and even after you talk to people and fileout the forms and pay the money for the space and all that junk... it really doesn't sink in until you see your name on the list with a link to your website... Holy Shit, i'm really going to be at that convention... i really need to bring my A game... and i've got less then 4 months to get ready, and i've gotta move 3000 miles in about 3 days.... and i have 8 pages that i have to finish for a book in less then 30 days... color and lettered... oh shit!

it's one of the greatest feelings in the world, so i thought i'd share :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


well the unleashed sketchbooks are availible, 32 pages, 50x50 color and b/w this has the last of my hentai work as well as some new images and re works of some older pix, and even a few exclusives ;)

i'll get a payment button created at some point 7 dollars shipped inside the usa.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008


June 20-22 2008 I'll be at Heros Con in NC and still possibly San Diego Comic Con in July. I'm also looking into Baltimore Comic Con in September.

More Info TBA.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


i think the greeting card and candy companies should be hit with a bill for every funeral caused by this day. or a special tax to off set the number of deaths that today will bring world wide.

greed, death and cruelty all wrapped up in one day, amazing, only in America.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


ok folks, i'm gonna make this short and sweet today since this is something that's pissed me off for soome time now and i've kept my trap shut on this but today is the final straw.

Over the past few months in the Art/comic world a few people have passed on. now when i heard about Steve Gerber passing away yesterday the first thing I thought of was not his family or anything like that, it was...

"how many posers are going to put up a dA journal about how much "they" misses them and how much "they" will miss him...
you see, people don't care about the dead, they care about how they are viewed by others in a time of morning. when the ass hole that was playing the Joker in the new batman flicks overdoesed 14 damn Journal entries on dA about it, NOT more then one was a copy paste of the yahoo report.

I could go on and on, like everyone who pretended to care when some girl on dA smacked into a tree and died last year.

pathetic. where were you people when they where alive, where was all the kind words when these people where still here! oh they weren't important enough to talk about when they still up right and walking around, they didn't rate time or attention when they where breathing.

Look at "ME" i'm so sad that "fill in the blank" died, see how great i am because i'm all emo and in morning and writing journals about someone i didn't give 2 shits about in life. I don't see people putting up journals about friends or school mates that are dieing in Iraq over bullshit...

oh, my bad we save that for myspace and face book.

if you want to show people how great "you" are try throwing the spotlight on people while they still are among us rather then 24 hours before they get put into the ground.

sorry folks this makes me sick to death and i'll have a more scathing journal up on dA later today once my new css is done.
FUCK EVERYONE and anyone who waits till a person is dead to tell the world how great they where!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


just felt like posting something, trying to keep some mew images underwraps ;)

Friday, February 8, 2008


so i wanted to try and draw Hellboy, here's what came out:

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


ok, so i'm going to update this blog on a regular basis, i've said that before, but with things that are going on this year i think this might be a good thing to do.

the images you'll be seeing over the coming days will mostly be stuff from my dA page... i'm trying to scale things down, trying to up date everywhere is stupid, so dA and this blog will be all that is active for a month or so :(

Saturday, January 5, 2008