Saturday, December 31, 2011


2011 was a pretty busy year for me. Besides starting this blog, I worked with 4 different publishers. I penciled 8 stories consisting of 142 pages total. In addition to that i also inked 10 pages, bringing the total workload up to 152. This is about 90 pages more than the 60 pages done in 2010. Along the way I got to draw 1930's detectives, fairy tale pirates, girl super heroes, girl spies, and people who kill themselves... stupidly.

The year started with the third installment of the Len Strazewski written Stormy Tempest serial for AC Comics. 

This story featured a cameo by Kat Hill, the Action Flick Chick, who very nicely promoted the issue on her Website.

Once I had finished the pencils, I was asked to ink the story as well. I'm generally not much of an inker, but used the opportunity to experiment with zip-a-tone, which had a great effect on the pages.

This story was printed in Femforce #155

The next story, also for AC was written by David Watkins, took place in the 1940's and featured the character of Miss Masque. This was one of the best written stories that I've ever had the privilege to draw, and one of the most fun.

This story was printed in Miss Masque Strikes Back #1

Following that, I was contacted by Moonstone Books to pencil the licensed character The Saint. I drew about 45 pages total for this in a 6 week time period. I learned a lot from working on this story.

The Saint will be printed in 2012.

I also was approached by Zenescope to work on their adaptation of the Spike TV series 1000 Ways To Die. I drew 2 stories for them.

The Wedding Swinger:

Fried D'oh:

Zenescope has provided me with colored copies of these stories and they look fantastic. I can't wait for it to come out.

1000 Ways To Die will be printed in 2012.

I returned to AC Comics once more to work on the final installment of the Strazewski Story Tempest saga. This story was extra special because not only was it the last one, but also because Len created a character based on comic journalist Jill Pantozzi, The Nerdy Bird who I met at the comic convention C2E2 in March.

Our  last Stormy Tempest story will be published in 2012, but she can still be seen, written by her creator Bill Black, regularly in the pages of Femforce.

In October, I was again contacted by Zenescope and asked to draw the second half of  Neverland: Hook #2. This story features Cross returning to Neverland.

Hook #2 will be published SOON ( it may even be out now!).

Len Strazewski and I also worked on an  independent project together.

This story has been incredibly thrilling to me because it's inked by Paul Fricke. I admired Paul's work since he inked Mike Parobeck on The Fly back in the early 1990's and in was cool to see what his work looked like with mine. Paul gave the art an Alex Toth style which absolutely amazed me.

Finally, I've been rounding out the year working on Bluewater's Victoria's Secret Service series. This is the first time that I could see the layouts of the pages in my head as I read the script . I've been extremely pleased with how the work is proceeding and look forward to seeing it in print.

Victoria's Secret Service is a four issue limited series and will be published to 2012.

Whew! That made for a busy year. Thanks for taking the time to read this blog. I hope that I will continue to have interesting things to write about. I wish you all a Happy New Year, and the best of luck in 2012. .

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Since 2007 I've been creating my own Christmas cards to mail out.  Here's the artwork from them:

Gouache paint on watercolor paper

Gouache paint on watercolor paper

This is a photograph of my Grandpa Larson from the 1920's

Gouache paint on watercolor paper

Ink on bristol board colored digitally

Have a wonderful holiday!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


For the past few weeks, I've been working for Bluewater Productions on a mini-series called Victoria's Secret Service. There series features a "Charlie's Angels" type foursome who go out on secret missions. A description of the previous series featuring these characters can be found HERE.

With this, as with most projects, I've used a model, my friend Scottie Caldwell. Below are some photos of Scottie and the drawings that were done from them:

Victoria's Secret Service is a 4 issue mini series which will be out soon. Scottie Caldwell is an associate of Sideshow Theatre Company. More information about them can be found HERE

Monday, October 31, 2011


Back in 2006, Len Strazewski contacted myself, Andrew PepoyScott Beaderstadt, and others to draw stories for an anthology of stories that he wrote. I ended up drawing 2 stories, which have become 3 with at least one more on it's way.

The second story I drew was called Milos and told the tale of a middle-aged gypsy warlock who is fighting evil magical forces while trying to watch over his elderly, Alzheimer's affected uncle. Milos is Len's ongoing epic. 

Once the inks had been done, the pages were sent to Len's friend Willie Schubert who is a legend among comic book letterers. 

After getting the letters back, I started the final step in the process- the colors:

Although this story was only 8 pages long, Len has several sequels in mind.  Next up- Milo's 2: The Devil Walk's Into A Bar And Says...