Friday, August 29, 2008

Life is good.

Especially when you're drawing French maids:

I cruised Mulholland highway last weekend and it was awesome. Lots of beautiful scenery and interesting places. I'm DEFINITELY going back to the Rock Store (and if I'm dared enough, I'll try the haunted steak joint).

The highway ends at PCH, across from Leo Carrillo state beach. I had my board shorts, sunscreen and sketchbook ready. (Beach sketching could be habit-forming. Better get in as much as I can before summer's gone.)

More art later!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Turning a wrench:

With my show being on hiatus for two months, I've been taking some time to clean out the garage and fix up some things. Enjoy this little mechanical distraction from all things art-related:

I bought a cop bike from a public auction a LONG time ago. I ran around with all the police stuff on it (and re-wired the lights to flash - don't tell anyone) but I got bored with the look. So I've been changing it around over the years. It's been off the street for way too long (and my other bike is getting creeped out sharing garage space with a two-wheeled cadaver) so I'm getting the old cruiser back on her feet.

Here's a couple of greasy "before" pics of the carburetors that needed to be rebuilt. After sitting for so long, the gasoline just gelled the soft parts together and I had to replace LOTS of stuff.

Floats and Needles: (could almost be a kid's board game... well, I guess it was mine in a way.)

A tidier "after" pic of nice, clean carbs:

And here's where they go, right behind the engine:

I repainted the tank, fenders and body plastic and I'm pretty pleased with the look so far.

Next steps? Changing out that big-booty seat, headlight and mirrors. Think I'll surf over to ebay for a bit...

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Comic-Con 2008

It was a blast! Allow me to jump right into it-

Here's a couple shots of my booth; selling Hard 8 (volumes 1 & 2) and promoting the upcoming release of my graphic novel: B-Movie Starlets.

These are the concept pieces that were on display:

This is the rough version of the T-shirt (and cover for the "Art of" sketchbook)

These were some of the original sketches I drew at the booth. I've only got one of them left and there are others I didn't take pictures of before selling them.

My poor children are gone forever.

All in all, it was a great show! Thanks to everybody who came out and showed their support! B-Movie Starlets: Book 1 will be out next year along with Hard 8: Volume 3!

And finally, some stuff from the sketchbook: