Friday, November 17, 2017

Plugging Away

In keeping with my pledge to provide more regular updates, here's what's going on, at present:

My main focus right now is completing my pages for AH Comics' Mark Twain's Niagara Book One, slated for release sometime next Spring. This book features work from many notable artists (too many to list, but if you look at the cover image below, you can see for yourself), with whom I feel honoured to be featured alongside. I'm still thrilled that I had the opportunity to illustrate that cover, especially since it gave me the chance to read the entire script, which I loved and can't wait to read in it's final form!

I also recently completed a pinup in support of AH's Kickstarter for SCI: The Jewish Comics Anthology Volume 2. As mentioned previously, this is a bit of a departure from the first installment, in terms of focusing more on original tales with a Sci-Fi twist, than a mix of traditional folk tales and other stories seen in the first volume. It's definitely a change for me since my contribution to that book was an adaptation of a somewhat scary 12th-century tale "The Bleeding Tree", whereas this time around, I'll be taking on more of a comedic yard, "It Could Be Worse". Below is the pinup, which can be yours as a signed print (with a copy of the book) as a reward for supporting the Kickstarter.

Finally, and just for fun, I did a bit of 80's-inspired fan art for Gaelstone Media's Action Mice.The creators of the series were very happy with the results and I look forward to seeing this series come to fruition!

For those of you wondering about progress on the animation projects mentioned in the previous post, things are in the works but it's a slow process. Nothing to report on that just now but I will certainly share any developments as they come up.

Thanks for checking in!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Long Time, No See!

As the title of the post implies, it's been a while since I've posted an update (several months, I'm embarrassed to say), but there has been much activity in the interim!

First and foremost, I've had the honour and pleasure of teaming up with writer Andrew Healey to develop a couple of properties for animation- an industry I've been interested in breaking into for quite some time- and that has kept me pretty busy for the past few months. Reception to our projects has been overwhelmingly positive in the relatively short time we've been working together, and our pitch for our kids animated comedy series Zap Kazaam (with incredible design work by animation artist Joseph Troy) was runner-up in the Pitch This! competition at this year's Ottawa International Animation Festival. I can't really post much from it yet because it is still under consideration from several potential investors/ studios, but here is a teaser image, so if/ when it does make it's way to the screen, you'll know where you saw it first:

Character Designs by Joseph Troy

Since then, we have been hard at work, completing a pitch bible for an action-adventure series-which we successfully did, just last week! Sadly, I can't share anything from that just yet, since it is just going out now to prospective buyers, but we're pleased that there has been a lot of positive feedback/interest based solely on the verbal pitch we presented in Ottawa. I really look forward to sharing this soon!

On the publishing front, I was delighted to hear from AH Comics that Mark Twain's Niagara-a project announced a couple years back, for which I had the distinct pleasure of illustrating the cover will be released in the spring of 2018, so I'll be pretty busy putting together my interior pages for that over the next little while. Additionally, they have announced a follow-up to the Jewish Comics Anthologythis one with a sci-fi twist and appropriately named SCI: The Jewish Comics Anthology Vol.2. Very excited to be contributing to this as well, alongside industry greats like Ty Templeton, David Mack and Bill Seinkiewicz and many, many more. This one is also slated for a 2018 release, and the Kickstarter is running right now!

That's all for now, folks! I'll try to be a bit better about updates, but right now, my priority is actually getting the work done. I haven't forgotten about plans for the YouTube channel, which is still going to happen, but it's going to have to wait until things calm down a bit, so I have the time to do it right!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Things Are Happening!

There has been much behind-the-scenes planning and work for a number of different endeavors and projects. Over the next several months, I will be launching a webcomic series that will eventually be collected and printed (currently being laid out). Additionally, I'm slowly accumulating equipment (and knowledge) to launch an art tip focused YouTube channel, to share (at no cost) advice about creating comics, sculpting, painting, and pretty much anything else that helps others see their creative inclinations come to life, with confidence.    

As a bit of a prelude to this, I have started posting process images for various projects that I have completed over the past few years to demonstrate that there are always multiple solutions to a single problem or challenge. 

Please enjoy and stay tuned for more details!


Check out more of my process here!
Without giving away too much about an
upcoming project, let's just say that it has
 something to do with the image above...