Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
If you are in or around the greater Los Angeles area, please try to make it out to the The Wolverine 100 Project in store signing at Collector’s Paradise. You can see some of the covers up on Marvel, Newsarama, IGN and CBR. Lots of the LA based artists will be there (I'll try to update the names as they confirm) doing sketches and signing books and it all benefits my favorite charity, The Hero Initiative.
7131 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, CA 91306
Friday, August 07, 2009
In the words of Henry Rollins, "I'm talking to you: hero time starts right now!" The Hero Initiative is at it again, this time with the Wolverine Weapon X 100 Cover Project. They picked 100 comic book artists to do an original, one of a kind sketch on a blank variant sketch cover of Wolverine Weapon X #1. I think only 100 variant covers were printed especially for The Hero Initiative. A rare collectible if you can get one! They will be actioning them off a few at a time on ebay. I'll try to post a link when mine goes up for auction. Please bid if you can, it's for a great cause!
The Hero Initiative (Formerly known as A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots) has had the good fortune to grant over $200,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. They are a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping comic book creators in need of emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
I recreated the cover to Ballistic Wolverine #1 by my good friend Joe Benitez. It's one of my favorite covers ever, in fact it's framed and hangs in my studio! Since I would never sell the original, and I've been offered serious cash for it on a few occasions, I thought this would be a good way to raise some cash for a great charity!
Monday, February 09, 2009
Since I tend to specialize in storyboard and concept design, I usually get involved in films before anything has been shot, my art is used in the production of the film, but rarely seen by the public (and I have the NDAs to prove it!). So it was fun to get to do a finished illustration for the DVD cover after the film has been made. Especially a film as special as this, a documentary about never giving up and believing in your dreams.
JAM is the story of the American Roller Derby League, a group of veteran Roller Derby stars now in their 50’s that are determined to make a comeback.
In the 1970’s, they were the most popular sports stars on TV, a bigger draw than Major League Baseball. And then, virtually overnight, they disappeared — until now.
For seven years, award-winning filmmaker Mark Woollen chronicles league owner Tim Patten as he pours his heart and entire life savings into a revival of this uniquely American entertainment. JAM takes you on an epic journey filled with unimaginable drama, bitter rivalries, heart pounding action and an incredible cast of characters you’ll never forget. Hilarious, heartbreaking, inspiring, JAM is an amazing story about the lengths people will go to achieve their dreams.
You can pre-order it here.