Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Updated To The Max!

...And I mean that in more ways than one. Not only is this update coming just over a week since my last one, but I've just overhauled the Portfolio section and divided it into different sections (separate comic art story and cover sections, as well as areas focusing on posters, concept, figure drawing, and character design) A storyboarding section will follow in the coming weeks but now that the division has been made, I can post more art overall, instead of one overcrowded page.

Additionally, plans are in place to launch a YouTube channel, where I can share free tips and tricks to those looking to learn and get motivated to create their own comics and/or animation projects. This has been a bit of a passion project for some time, and I want to make sure I'm providing a unique experience, and not just me regurgitating information that is already available on hundreds of channels or sites.  Realistically, hoping to launch this in the fall.

Thanks for stopping by and (hopefully) more updates coming soon!

Monday, June 4, 2018

All The Things!

It's been such a busy few months, I don't even know where to begin!

I recently completed my pages for SCI: Jewish Comics Anthology Vol.2  from AH Comics and looking forward to it's release this fall! Here is a teaser image from the first page of "It Could Be Worse" (written by Andy Stanleigh):

Speaking of AH Comics, Mark Twain's Niagara launched this past weekend at Niagara Falls Comic Con, and I was very excited to get physical copies in hand (see below). It was great to see the cover/ story pages I did in their final printed glory, as well as the amazing contributions by legendary artists like Ty Templeton, Richard Pace and many, many more.

Lastly, and certainly not least, congrats to the editorial team from Hogtown Horror, for their Gene Day Award nomination from the Joe Shuster Awards. It's an honor to have contributed (cover, logo design, and a story) to this amazing project and to be in such great company with the other nominees on that list!

I anticipate a very busy next few months, as I continue to plug away at comics and animation projects and although the updates may be few and far between, you can be sure that any announcements will be significant ones!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Artist Terrible At Website Updates

Yeah, you read that right. Apparently, my last update was sometime in November (that can't be right, I remember it being much more recent... don't I?) but I have been rather busy since then!

The holiday season was kind to me in terms of volume of commissions, and on top of that, Andrew Healey and I were hard at work developing and pitching our two animation projects to studios all over Toronto. Additionally, I made the decision to accompany Andrew to Kidscreen in Miami this past February, in order to expand awareness of our works in progress to the US and international markets. Not surprisingly, we had a lot more success with our comedy project than our action-adventure property. The market wants what it wants, but the persistent storytellers that we are, we are dedicated to bringing the action series to fruition in some form, most likely a kids comic/ graphic novel series. Perhaps this will serve as a proof of concept, but we are both eager and excited to get it out there. Sample scripts are nearly complete for both show ideas, as well as other ideas.

After Kidscreen, I completed my pages for AH Comics' Mark Twain Book, which will see a release sometime over the next couple of months (as soon as I know the date, I will let you know). As you'll see in the page sample below, this took considerable time and effort but I (along with the publisher) are extremely pleased with the results. I can't wait to hold the book in my hand and also get started on my story for the SCI: The Jewish Comix Anthology Vol. 2 (also slated for a Spring release by AH Comics). Contracts have been signed and work started on other comic projects as well, but they are too early stage to share anything just yet (but definitely before the end of the month).

These pages were a labour of love. Probably the most detailed
and challenging I've ever done. 

In the midst of all of this activity, I'm also pleased to announce a few upcoming events/ and appearances (which I in large part had taken a hiatus from over the past couple of years...the top of the page still said 2016 when I went to update). As always, I am honoured to take part in events relating to such important causes with so many great people, so in closing, I'm posting the event banners below: