Free Comic-Con Day!

Comics // Corgis // News // Products // Shows

Saturday, May 1st is the day that everyone in the comic world has been waiting for– Free Comic Book Day! It’s a day where you can go to comic stores around the country and get free comics. What could possibly be more exciting than that?

… a free Comic Con, that’s what! The folks over at The Comic Bug are hosting a one day free Comic Convention at the Culver City’s Teen Center from 12-5 pm! They’ve partnered with LA Weekly, there will be food trucks, comic vendors, an artist alley, and of course there will be FREE STUFF available!

I will be there and I’ll have Corgi Mini-Comics and buttons for FREE! (Limit of 50 mini-comics and 50 buttons, first come first serve!).

I also finally have more Corgi #1 and #2 back in stock!* They will be available for their normal $5 each, and I’ll be doing sketch requests for $10 (Limit of 5). I hope to see you there– it’s gonna be a blast! A hearty thanks to Mike Wellman at The Comic Bug for putting this event together, and inviting me to be a part of it!

*The fine folks at Ka-Blam Comics Printing really pulled out all the stops this time. I got caught and didn’t reorder my books until too late, but they hustled and I got my order within THREE DAYS of ordering! They’ve been really wonderful to work with so far, and I recommend them for all your comic printing needs!

April 25th, 2015

Silly Reference Photos

Process Steps // Studio

A very important stage in illustration work is taking reference photos so that you’re sure that a pose 1) works 2) is natural feeling and 3) can inform you about how the clothing/costume will work with the form. Typically, I use myself as the model because it’s extremely easy to book myself. Turns out I’m always available, especially when I need to wield a T-square in place of a weapon.

I have the photographer (in this case it was my poor, hapless boyfriend who has the misfortune of sharing studio space with me) take lots of shots, and sometimes things get silly. In this case, there’s a shot where I was losing the ability to hold the pose after so many minutes, another making a silly face, and…

… then here we found an extremely bored and unamused studio assistant. Have you ever taken really silly reference photos? Feel free to share them in the comments below!

April 21st, 2015

WonderCon 2015

Comics // Corgis // News // Shows

WonderCon this year was a real hit! It is one of the best shows I’ve ever had, both comics-wise and profit-wise. I brought more copies of Heavenly Kibble Guardian Corgi #1, and it was a sellout yet again. Heavenly Kibble Guardian Corgi #2 made its debut, and came within two copies of selling out as well! The amount of return fans I had looking for Corgi #2 was really encouraging, as well as some of the feedback I was getting from new fans.

Two gals made my day on Sunday when they told me they’d laughed so hard after buying Corgi #1 that they kept quoting it all night, and that made them want to buy #2! This sort of feedback is what keeps us artists going. When you’re working on a book for months, you’re so close to it that you forget that it had any humor or entertainment value. Hearing what people think who are looking at it with fresh eyes can really give you a better perspective on what your own work is like!

I’m excited to announce that there WILL be a Corgi #3, and that I’ll begin work on it soon. In the meantime though, I’ve got another comic idea that I’d really like to do first. Stay tuned for more information.

If you missed WonderCon and really want a copy of Corgi #2, check out the following links! You can purchase either a printed copy or a digital download of the book from IndyPlanet. If you prefer using DriveThruComics instead, you can get a digital download there.

Heavenly Kibble Guardian Corgi #2 on Indyplanet.com!
Heavenly Kibble Guardian Corgi #2 on DriveThruComics.com!

April 7th, 2015

Corgi #2 Has Arrived!

Comics // News // Products // Shows

Corgi #2 has finally arrived, just in time for Wondercon Anaheim on April 3-5! I’m so very excited to have this in time. The first 50 copies which are signed and numbered will be available there, as well as more copies of #1! Please come by and say hello!

March 26th, 2015

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2

Cartoons // Digital Painting // Studio

Here are the next two animatronics in my “Cute” Five Nights at Freddy’s pieces. Five Nights at Freddy’s is a video game series that’s a point and click horror game where you play a security guard at a haunted, rundown Chuck E Cheese-esque kid’s pizzeria.

Here we have Bonnie and Chica. Bonnie is a bunny that likes to creep up on you in hallways and air vents along with his partner-in-crime Chica the bird. They both love scaring you when you just after you think you’re safe!

March 25th, 2015

Five Nights at Freddy’s

Cartoons // Digital Painting // Studio

So I’m totally into the video games series Five Nights at Freddy’s. It’s a point and click horror game where you play a security guard at a haunted, rundown Chuck E Cheese-esque kid’s pizzeria. I have watched endless playthroughs, theory videos, articles, etc. I even played Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 on the Date Knights’ Stream! I got through Night 3 like it was a breeze (it happens when you watch Markiplier play it for like 20 hours– I memorized ALL the strategy!) Anyway, after the recent release of Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, I got excited to do my own cutesy versions of the haunted animatronics that attempt to kill you throughout the games.

mangle

These are are Foxy and Mangle, respectively. Foxy is a pirate fox animatronic that attacks the player by sprinting at them suddenly from his hiding place in “Pirate Cove.” Mangle is a redesigned, “cuter” version of Foxy that was used as a “take apart and put back together” attraction in the Pizzeria. She’s all in pieces and has too many limbs and endoskeleton heads.

I’ll be doing some more animatronics in the near future– keep your animatronic endoskeleton eyeballs peeled for them!

March 23rd, 2015

Heavenly Kibble Guardian Corgi Cover

Comics // Corgis // News // Products

The front cover for Heavenly Kibble Guardian Corgi #2 has been revealed! The brand new adventure with Guardian Corgi and her quirky talking animal companion will be available at WonderCon Anaheim, April 3-5, 2015! The book will be 12 pages and full color, and just like last year, the first 50 copies will be signed and numbered. Get them while you can!

If you’re not going to WonderCon, more copies in both print and digital form will be available in my online store, or at other conventions.

Heavenly Kibble Guardian Corgi: What would you do if you woke up one day and your dog told you they were a magical soldier sent to defend the Earth from untold evil? Shenanigans to follow in this action-packed story!

Logo by the amazing Connor Sinclair!

March 4th, 2015

Heavenly Kibble Guardian Corgi #2

Comics // Corgis // News // Products

Get ready to stretch your stumps, wiggle your tailless butts, and iron your superhero capes, because Heavenly Kibble Guardian Corgi #2 is on its way! Have a nice splash page preview of the upcoming comic:

I’m bustin’ my behind on it, and am closing in on the finish line. Barring injury, death, or cupcakepocalypse, I’m aiming for release in time for WonderCon, April 3-5 2015 in Anaheim, California. I’m going to do the same thing this year that I did last year– and that’s that the first 50 copies will be signed and numbered for your collection-loving pleasure. So if you want one of those, you have to get your butt to Anaheim. WonderCon is a fun show, so don’t miss it!

Edit: Now that WonderCon 2015 has passed, Heavenly Kibble Guardian Corgi #2 is officially available in my IndyPlanet store! Get your printed or digital copy here!

February 18th, 2015

Battle Cattle

Digital Painting // News // Products

Recently I began working on a very exciting and hilarious product that really… MOO-ved me. Battle Cattle™ is a miniatures game that originally released in 1996, and Phalanx Consortium, a tabletop gaming company, is going to handle the newest edition/reboot of the old cult classic.

When Phalanx approached me for the project I could hardly believe my ears. “Cows? With guns? Say no more, I am IN!” Included here is a sketch and color comp of the illustration itself.

Here is the press release for the product:

Feb 12, 2015: BATTLE CATTLE ™ – Reborn!

Some of you may remember the original versions of Battle Cattle™, which was first printed back in 1996, and others may be seeing this game title for the first time. The Phalanx Consortium is pleased to announce that we are the licensed production house for the rebirth of this cult gaming classic. We have begun work on producing an updated and expanded version of the rules which will be set in a timeline that sees our brave bovine warriors answering the patriotic call of their respective countries in a great global struggle of nations. Their fights will move beyond the simple pastures to battlefields that stretch from one corner of the globe to the other.

As a part of this re-envisioning our talented artists are designing a line of whimsical miniatures so you can fight these epic struggles, in all their three dimensional glory, on your table top. Coming in the next few weeks we will start showing off some of the renders and prototypes of these battle hardened soldiers, so you can begin imagining the clashes to come. Stay tuned for these and other updates as we work toward the launch of an Indiegogo campaign set to begin mid to late spring of this year.

“THE COWS ARE BACK AND THEY’RE STILL PACKING!”

February 12th, 2015

End of the Year Wrap-Up

Cartoons // Digital Painting

So… I know Christmas and New Years was a good month ago, but better late than never, I say! I had one heckuva set of Happy Holidays, and have been on the road since mid December. My nomadic tendencies aside, I’ve been working on quite a few projects that unfortunately I can’t show yet. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing anything though!

Now that the holidays have passed I can show the fun corporate holiday card that I did for Kung Fu Monkey Productions here in Burbank, California. They’re a fun bunch, and really let me have fun and do whatever I wanted with the material!

Then I was off to Georgia for Christmas, and Oregon for New Years where I received this truly amazing Christmas Sweater from my friends. They hand sewed all those little appliqué animals on there! They also don’t really know how to sew. Blood was shed and friendships strained in the making of this sweater, but I love it and have been wearing it with glee.

That’s all for now!

January 27th, 2015

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