Hey guys, I will be in attendance at SDCC. I have a table over in Artist Alley HH-20. Featured below is my new print; fantastical art by Dan Leister. Colors by yours truly. Hope to see you all there! ;)
Here is the official preview images from Marvel! Story by Jeff Parker and art by Sara Pichelli! This project was a dream come true since I have been in love with Sara's work since her back up story with Dazzler. Just breathtaking. I'm also finishing up a story for Girl Comics, also with Sara and I just received my first Iron Man book. I'm also continuing my run for Boom! Studios on Cars and now, The Incredibles. I also have a secret project started with Dan McDaid and Glen Brunswick, creators of Jersey Gods. Last year was an incredibly hard year for me both personally and professionally and I just can't help but think, it was all worth it. Namora will be in stores June 23rd! Check it.. please!!! :)
This week has been one crazy ride, to say the least. I started the week going to court and finishing up my case against DDP and ended the week with an offer from Marvel. I am working hard this weekend, catching up on all my current books, as to not stress myself out too much and give Marvel my absolute best. I cannot seem to find the words to describe my excitement. I have spent the last two years busting my butt. I've taken projects for little or no money just for the sheer fact that I wanted to work to better myself, so that one day I might be able to rub shoulders with the best of the BEST. I am happy and relieved to say that day has finally arrived. And although I'm basking in my triumph, I know the hardest part of my career is ahead of me.... and thats proving to everyone at Marvel, who is giving me this wonderful opportunity, that I do have what it takes.
I've been crazy to say the least and haven't had time to update my website so I'm gonna dump a bunch of covers here... keep you all updated. I do have some more news, but nothing I can talk about till the middle of the month.. stay tuned!!
First off, I want to send out my many thanks to everyone for all their support and kind words. You all have been an inspiration and have given me courage to keep my head up. I am truly grateful to each comment, email and message I have received in the past month.
I have been doing a lot of work recently for Boom and Bongo and they have kept me on my toes the last few weeks. However, C2E2 is in less than FIVE days and I am gearing things up to be there and alive and not a walking zombie. :) I will be over in Artist Alley at table K-5 next to my girl, miss Lauren Perry, and a horde of other great people. I will be doing sketches, as well as coloring sketches with markers and watercolors. I'll attach my prices below. I will be accepting credit cards, VISA or MC. However I will only be accepting them on prints. Any sketches or colorings will be CASH ONLY. Thanks! So I hope to see you all there.. and please stop by and at least say, "hi!". Cheers!
Prints: $10 Sketches: $10 Color Sketches $15 Color (Pre-Drawn) Sketches $5-25
In life it seems, we all have these moments where we are forced to grow, be strong and take on that obstacle which we may not feel ready to tackle yet. This week, I will have one of those moments. In three days, I am going down to the court of Illinois and filing suit against Devil's Due Publishing. I have been fairly quiet about it for several reasons. One being I am just scared out of my mind what people might think. However, the truth of the matter is that I did the work. I did it well. And I didn't do it for free. Yes I love coloring and I love my job, but I do it to help pay the bills and put food on my table. I am one of those amazingly, lucky people that gets paid to do something they absolutely *love*. I'm not going to get into the nitty gritty details or start slandering anyone, even though I would be fully justified. I loved working with the people at DDP. My editors were amazing and you can't say enough good things about people like, Tim and Sam. And while doing work for them, I grew. You can't look at my first cover for them and look at the one I finished almost a year later and say, that I didn't grow as a colorist. I will always be grateful for the opportunity they gave me. However I love this industry and the fact that there are many publishers like DDP getting away with not paying the talent is just not right. And I don't understand why so many people seem to just turn their head and look the other way. It's wrong... and on Thursday, I am going to stand in front of a judge and take a stand for myself and what I believe is right. That's not to say I'm not trembling at the thought of it. That I didn't wish they just paid me. Or that I wish someone else was taking the stand instead of me. This is just one of those moments in life, where I have to grow.. and be strong.. and pray I don't faint.
Yeah, so Im a few days late to the party... It's been one heck of a year and one year since I made the switch to marketing myself as a colorist only. I haven't done all the totals yet but I already know 2009 has been the most successful year for me financially and its all been due to something I get more passionate about by the page. I absolutely love my job and I am so excited for what this year has in store. My list of cons for the year is already growing and I will be posting it soon. I also have been working with the good folks from UNSCREWED. Be sure to check out their link. They are a non-profit organization helping freelancers, such as myself, from getting screwed over by publishers, who can't seem to live up to their contracts. My first set of covers for the New Year: Hack Slash vs. Mercy Sparx! Lines by Tim Seeley and Matt Merhoff. Oh, one last thing! My doggie, Rogue. I've been bragging about her all day because I have successfully trained her to ring a bell to notify me when she needs to go out to do her biz. She is the smartest puppy in the world and I wums her bunches!!