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It’s very interesting, but silly.

“That’s very interesting, but silly.” – Man-At-Arms

Next weekend the guys at Lost Toys in Dallas are hosting a show from the Limited Edition Art Shows.  It’s based on He-Man and it’s called “Arternia”. 

The store is located here. Stop by and pick up something awesome.  Check out the guys on instagram at limited_edition_art_show for some sweet sneak peeks prior to the show.  

I have a piece in the show that you’ll be able to pick up at the show if you’d like.  It’s a 10×20 premium canvas with a solid wood frame.  It’s called “Spratos-paint”. 

You’re sayin’ the FBI’s gonna pay me to learn to surf?

“You’re sayin’ the FBI’s gonna pay me to learn to surf” – Johnny Utah

Got a stack of blank Artist Proof officially licensed sketchcards sitting around. So I’m opening up for commissions between sets. 

Interested? Shoot me an email. 

These are $60 shipped, US 

These are $40 shipped, US

A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.

“A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.” – Charles M. Schulz

Remember guys, I’m generally available for commissioning art on Blank Sketch Variant covers.

If you want something on a cover, drop me a note.

Generally speaking I start the commissions at $40 shipped in the US. Price will squeak up a bit depending on complexity. This is fairly rare though.

If I provide the cover, there will be an upcharge based on cost of the variant to cover my cost.

I also have Personal Sketch Cards available, starting at $20 shipped.

The front of the PSC’s are 100% blank. The rear of the PSC’s look like this.

Rear of Personal Sketchcard
Rear of Personal Sketchcard

List of Blank Variant Covers available: Some of these covers are more rare than others and will have an upcharge included in the cost of the commission to cover the cost of purchasing the blank cover variant.

East of West #4

Age of Apocalypse #1 x4

Infinity #1

Avengers #1

Secret Avengers #1 x2

Guardians of the Galaxy #1

Uncanny Avengers #1 x4

X-Men #1 x2

Mighty Avengers #1 x2

Amazing X-Men #1 x2

Nova #1 x2

Avengers #7 x3

Avengers #1 second printing x5

Young Avengers #1

Uncanny X-Men #1

All New X-Men #1

Savage Wolverine #6

FF #1

The Punisher #1 x3

Scarlet Spider #1

Amazing Spider-Man #648 ($20 upcharge for this book)

Superior Spider-Man Team Up #1 x3

Wonder Woman #19

Batman Superman #1

Green Arrow #17

Justice League #16

Walking Dead #109 x6

Walking Dead #115 x3

TNMT Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 

Doctor Who #15

Powerpuff Girls #1 x4

Judge Dredd #2 x3

Hero Comics 2011 x3 

My Little Pony #14 x3

Transformers: Thundercracker x2

Thransformers: Dark Cybertron #1 x3

Dead World #1 x4

Doctor Who Prisoners of Time #12 x3

TNMT Annual 2012 Masks variant x4

TNMT Annual 2012 x4

Art doesn’t have to match the couch

Art doesn’t have to match the couch. – someone

ROM: the Spaceknight.  10″x10″ on canvas, stretched on wood.  This one is neat because the background is actual comic panels from a vintage ROM comic.

To build interest in the toy, Parker Brothers licensed the character to Marvel Comics which created a comic book featuring Rom. The comic expanded on the premise that Rom was a cyborg and gave him an origin, personality, set of supporting characters and villains, as well as interaction within the Marvel Universe. The comic was written by Bill Mantlo and initially illustrated by artist Sal Buscema.

The comic book outlasted the toy which it was created to support. The series lasted for 75 issues over a seven year period, with Rom’s regular encounters with mainstream heroes and villains establishing him as part of Marvel continuity.

ROM the Spaceknight on canvas

Also, I’ve got a couple of items available in the shop.  Please head over and check it out.  Commission work is available as well.  Give the gift of original hand painted art for Christmas this year.  Make someone happy.

Hit the shop here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thanks. Hey, I guess they’re right. Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. I’ll be right back. Don’t you go dying on me!

Thanks. Hey, I guess they’re right. Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. I’ll be right back. Don’t you go dying on me! – Llyod Christmas

So, I did a Hellboy.


Thanks for stopping by and giving it a look.


This pop isn’t workin’, Benny! I’m bakin’ like a toasted cheese-it! It’s so hot here!

This pop isn’t workin’, Benny! I’m bakin’ like a toasted cheese-it! It’s so hot here!  – Ham Porter

I just completed my contribution to Marvel Premier, a super high end trading card set being released by Upper Deck in October.  Every card I did was hand cut, hand painted, and hand packed.  This is shaping up to be a really cool set, lots of great talent on board for this one.

No images of actual cards yet, but here are a couple of teaser images, and test paintings I did in preparation for this set.

As always, thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

The Thing


Doom, Thor, Wolverine
Incredible Hulk


Release Date: 10/02/12
The absolute BEST and MOST COLLECTIBLE HIGH-END Marvel Product EVER made!!!

Once in a while, a product comes along that cuts out all the filler and simply delivers the hits you want while still having even rarer prints to make each break exciting.

A FOLDED SKETCH CARD AND NORMAL SKETCH CARD IN EVERY PACK — These sketch cards can be two, three, or four fold (ten inches long) with illustrations front to back from artists like Mike Mayhew, Mark Texaria, Jamal Igle, Joe Jusko, Dennis Calero, Adriana Melo, Mike Miller, Rhiannon Owens, Mick and Matt Glebe, and many more! Each artist will sketch original art for the various heroes and villians, some in a EXTREMELY limited quantity!

Then, look for one of the following three specialty cards in every pack:

* Classic Corners: These feature a manufactured patch of some of the most iconic cover corners in Marvel history!
* Premier Shadowbox Cards: Original art by Sanford Greene featuring classic battles of Marvel history in a 3-D format.
* Emotion Booklet Cards: These contain original artwork on the interior by NAR number to 50 and ONE-OF-ONE original art on the cover by Jason Adams!

1 pack per box
5 cards per pack

The more you drive, the less intelligent you are.

The more you drive, the less intelligent you are.  – Miller (from Repo Man, 1984)

The first Scarlet Spider was a clone of Spider-Man created by the Jackal, (Miles Warren). The Jackal created the clone to fight and defeat the original Spider-Man, but since the clone and Peter both shared the same memories, they confused themselves in the battle. The original Peter Parker emerged victorious and the clone was left for dead and dumped into a smoke stack of a factory. He managed to escape and assumed the alias Ben Reilly, a combination of his Uncle’s first name and his Aunt’s maiden name. He wandered around aimlessly for five years before returning to New York City, and found himself once again wanting to be a hero. He fashioned his own costume, and became the Scarlet Spider. He fought alongside his “brother” Spider-Man, and proved himself to be such a great hero, that Spider-Man asked him to watch over the city while he and his wife Mary Jane tried to start a family. When his name was smeared by a second, evil Scarlet Spider, he assumed the identity of Spider-Man, until his death at the hands of Norman Osborn. His body subsequently disintegrated, proving once and for all that he was the clone.

It was revealed by editor Stephen Wacker in Amazing Spider-Man #673 that Kaine will be the latest to take up the Scarlet Spider mantle. Chris Yost is writing the Scarlet Spider series while Ryan Stegman is illustrating. According to Marvel.com, Kaine has moved to Houston as a fugitive to hide from his past crimes. Supporting cast includes Aracely (a 16 year old girl whose life he saved) and Annabelle (a bartender/singer working at the Four Seasons Hotel where he initially lives). Kaine made an appearance in the comic book Point One and debuted in his own series Scarlet Spider on January 11, 2012.

The birth of Kaine

Kaine is the Jackal’s first temporary success at cloning Peter Parker but, due to the flawed cloning process is left deformed and mentally unstable. Kaine is later identified by the Jackal as “Parker 3.0” the implications of this are unknown. The Jackal discards Kaine because the clone starts showing early signs of the degeneration process, and Kaine experiences a strong feeling of rejection similar to that between a father and son. Kaine realizes the partial degeneration also caused a slight amplification of the powers he “inherited” from Peter. Not only has his strength, speed, and agility been copied from the original Peter’s, but he gains a “precognitive sense” that shows him flashes of the future (an amplified version of Peter’s spider-sense). He also possesses a “Mark of Kaine,” a burning touch that he uses to leave eaten away hand prints on his victims’ faces. Though never explicitly stated within the story, in a later interview  former Spider-Man editor/writer Glenn Greenberg revealed that the Mark of Kaine was meant to be another analog of one of Spider-Man’s powers, namely the ability to cling to walls.

As the Scarlet Spider

In addition to having augmented levels of strength, speed, and agility, he has organic webbing and spider stingers,along with the ability to see in the dark, as well as some form of communication with insects and spiders. From his former powers, Kaine appears to still retain the “Mark of Kaine”, using the ability to burn off his beard and most of his hair.After the events of Spider Island, Kaine retains the stealth suit which Peter Parker created at Horizon Labs and used against the Spider-Queen, which allows Kaine to have invisibility to both visual and audio means along with immunity to sonic-based attacks. Kaine is no longer able to use his enhanced Spider-Sense to see future events due to the events of Spider-Island resetting his power levels to around Spider-Man’s level during the events of The Other.  Kaine now lacks any form of Spider-Sense at all and must rely solely on his normal senses and superhuman reflexes to avoid serious injury.

Here are a couple of Scarlet Spider blank covers I painted.  Each is hand painted.  And the image is based off an image by the great Tim Sale’s take on Spiderman, I turned it into an image based off of the new Scarlet Spider design.

Both are currently available.  Drop me a line if you are interested.  As always thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Scarlet Spider #1 Blank Variant cover (after Tim Sale)
Scarlet Spider #1 (of 2) Blank Variant cover (after Tim Sale)

Don’t order the Schnitzel, they’re using Schnauzer.

Don’t order the Schnitzel, they’re using Schnauzer. – John Winger

James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963) is the rhythm guitarist, co-founder, main songwriter, and lead vocalist for the American heavy metal band Metallica. Hetfield co-founded Metallica in October 1981 after answering a classified advertisement by drummer Lars Ulrich in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler, searching for band members. Since then, Metallica has won nine Grammy Awards and released nine studio albums, three live albums, four extended plays and 24 singles. In 2009, Hetfield was ranked number 8 in Joel McIver’s book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists, and ranked twenty-fourth by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time.

A couple of hand painted originals.  8.5×11 on heavy paper.



And on a completely unrelated note.

They are trying to kill us.