Sunday, June 30, 2013

New/Old Huh comic pages

Huh the Cosmic Polar Bear (introduced in issue 8 of iNTERMEZZO) is a character I have had in my head since 1990.  I originally started the story of iNTERMEZZO with his origin but later made the changes to the timeline I have been following in the comics that are published (and available for purchase on It has allowed me to change things as I go, or in the case of issue 9 take art directly from the past and include it.  That makes me happy to see it again, and it helps me get the next issue done faster.

Issue 10 will include more artwork from 1996-1997, but this time I have altered those pages a bit. I took panels and rearranged them so that I could fit the next chapter of Huh originally done in 10 pages and fit it into 5.  I think there was room and pacing that allowed it to be adjusted, and I think the end result is quite nice and lead to some great pages. I finished them yesterday, here is one.

Monday, June 24, 2013


Had a busy week or so. Worked on some artwork, a family portrait for a friend of mine who wanted everyone to look like Avengers.  That looks nice. Some conceptual artwork for the return of a comic convention I used to help put on back in the day.  Dreamcon did shows in Raleigh NC and it looks like the son of two of the original promoters is bringing it back. It looks very promising and I am helping where I can. It is slated for a return in the spring of 2014.

My scanner died a few days ago, my day off to be exact. Its a Mustek 11x17 inch scanner that is really a great resource.  I was all jazzed to work on a bunch of stuff and it was gone. I had to reload the software every so often to use it and that slowly became reload the software every single time I used it. But that stopped working last Tuesday.  There was screaming and gnashing of teeth.  But Saturday I downloaded the files from Mustek (the company who made the scanner) thinking that would fix it.  It didn't. I tried several different things, several different ways but nothing worked. Then suddenly it did. I wasn't doing anything and nothing should have happened but it did. So me and my zombie scanner are back in business.

Coming soon is my next show in Winston Salem NC on July 20th. Its my first time there for a show in quite a while. Got lots of new stuff too.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Post Heroescon

I am tired.

Heroescon was long and exhausting but at the same time, it went by too fast and I didn't have enough time.
I had a pretty good weekend, much better than my last Heroescon experience (not as good as I would have liked, but still good).  I sold quite a few art prints and some original stuff, but not a lot of comics.  That is disappointing more than anything else, but I think it was still a positive experience.

I saw Joseph and Matthew, contributors to Dyslexic Cosmic 2, I gave them complimentary copies and got to talk to them a while.  And a lot of faces I have gotten to know over the past several years doing these shows.

It is very inspiring, intimidating, encouraging, discouraging, and energizing.

I didn't get to buy as much as I would have liked (but that would take winning the lottery).

The next show is a one day convention in Winston Salem on July 20th.  It will be my first time there, so that will be a new experience.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


What's that you say, Heroescon is coming?  I was unaware...

Yes I know I have been all about some Heroescon lately, but I missed it last year.  This was the first convention I went to as a teenager (way back in the day when it was a lot smaller) and it was the first convention I set up as an artist (except for Free Comic Book Day here in Wilson), so it has a very Home Team feel for me.

Add to the fact that it is a three day show, I have only been able to do one other show yet this year, and have had all this week off from work.  So yeah, I am really jazzed about this show.

Lots of stuff I will be displaying...
9 issues of iNTERMEZZO
6 different prints for sale
2 issues of Dyslexic Cosmic
New comic The Journey of Brave Ulysses
bunches of homeless heroes sketches
So come on down to see me. 
Say the secret phrase "The Funk of Forty Thousand Years" and win a prize

Monday, June 3, 2013


Had an issue with a recent reprint of issue 5, contacted ka-blam and they are rectifying the problem and have already shipped out replacement copies of #5 (which is more than I asked them to do).  I am always very pleased with their customer service, and cannot recommend them enough for your print on demand comic needs.

After my first experience with an online printer went horribly wrong (Ahem, Comixpress) they are a joy to work with.

(Comixpress recently announced they were going out of business... Aaahhhh, schadenfreude).