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Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch

If you notice the little blue box on the right, you’ll see that there is a Comic Show on the 19th.  I highly encourage everyone to come out and visit the show.  It’s only $2 bucks, and there’s a pretty cool guest line up.

I’m pretty excited to be a part of this show again and I’ve come up with something cool for it.  I’ve hand printed a very limited amount of block prints on my Personal Sketch Card stock.  Each piece is hand printed, and limited to an edition size of only 13.

Best of all, these are only $10 each.  So you can pick up a little piece of hand printed art for a Hamilton.

Hopefully you’ll come out and pick one up.

Hand printed Sketch Cards
Marvel Block Prints
Star Wars Block Prints

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself. – unknown

A couple of pieces I’ve worked on lately.

Hank III

Hank III

I did a very limited run of block prints (linocuts) on some Personal Sketch Card stock.

Edition size: 13

Block prints on PSC stock.

 

Hey, chicks love it. It’s a shaggin’ wagon.

Hey, chicks love it. It’s a shaggin’ wagon. – Llyod Christmas

 

Today, IDW Limited announced their latest in high end collected comics.  These look pretty neat.

Mars Attacks from IDW Limited

DETAILS

MARS ATTACKS: Attack from Space Deluxe Hardcover

  • Each book is signed by John Layman & John McCrea
  • Exclusive case and cover, only available through this release
  • Hand-drawn sketch card in each book
  • Only 250 copies made
The invasion begins! The first stories of an all-new Mars Attacks universe are here, bringing outrageous action and dark humor to the comics page. Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) is joined by Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman) to sound the alarm. Beware! The Martians are coming!
I contributed 15 hand painted sketch cards to the Red Label edition
I contributed 15 hand painted sketch cards to the Red Label edition

 

The Blue Label edition has a 4 sketch card puzzle included (limited to 50)
The Blue Label edition has a 4 sketch card puzzle included (limited to 50)

It’s no good being nice and young and naive. There’s no good in that at all. You’ve got to do it all yourself, and you’ve gotta learn quick. And you can’t look for sympathy either.

It’s no good being nice and young and naive. There’s no good in that at all. You’ve got to do it all yourself, and you’ve gotta learn quick. And you can’t look for sympathy either.  –  Johnny Rotten

Since Marvel Premier from the good people at Upper Deck released a couple of days ago, I thought I’d share a couple of process images with you.

Enjoy.

Doom
Wolverine

 

Venom
Test Paint

 

Hulk Test Paint
Dr. Strange test paint

 

Thing and Spiderman test paint

Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder.

Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder. – Princess Leia

Star Wars is turning 35.  Topps is celebrating by issuing a new trading card release.

I’m on board as a sketchcard artist for this release.  Here is a small preview of what I am contributing.

Boba Fett sketch cards
Publisher: TOPPS COMPANY

Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of A New Hope, Topps is releasing its most ambitious Star Wars card set to date! This massive 350-card collector’s set covers the characters, creatures and vehicles from all 6 films as well as the Expanded Universe and The Clone Wars. Each super-premium 24 pt. foil-stamped card is full of intriguing details and includes a set of icons that cross-reference other cards in the series that relate to it. Plus each base card has 4 sets of rare parallels: Blue (350 each), Red (35 each) and  Gold (35 each). Special inserts complement this in-depth retrospective: “I Have a Bad Feeling About This,” Duels of Fate, Heroes on Both Sides, and Classic Lines. Additionally a set of 20 Foil insert cards showcase rarely seen black and white photography from the original trilogy. Each Hobby Box includes 1 Sketch Card and either 1 Autograph (Hobby Only) or 1 Embroidered Patch “relic” card (Hobby Only). 12 cards per pack, 24 packs per box.

I’m not supposed to be within two hundred feet of a school… or a Chuck E. Cheese.

I’m not supposed to be within two hundred feet of a school… or a Chuck E. Cheese. – Alan Garner

Mars Attacks turns 50 this year and I’ve been invited to participate in the Topps Mars Attacks Heritage trading card set as a sketch artist.  I’ve received my blanks, so stay tuned here for a few previews when the time is right.

And don’t forget the March Madness 25% off sale at the store.  Code: Madness

2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Box Break

  • 1 Sketch Card
  • 3 3D Cards
  • 9 Parallels

2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage Product Highlights:

  • 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage reprints the original 55 cards and adds 25 new cards.
  • The cards will mimic the original card stock. Packs and boxes will also take from the iconic original.
  • Parallels: Green Borders (1:3 packs), Silver Borders (1:24 packs) and Gold Borders.
  • Includes the first official Mars Attacks Sketch Cards, which fall one per box.
  • 3D Lenticular Cards (1:8 packs) round out the available inserts.
  • 15 of the new base cards are being done by Jason Edmiston, who is basing them on the original storyboards and pencil designs done by Wally Wood and Bob Powell. The other ten new cards are drawn by John McRea, who is the artist for the new Mars Attacks comic book from IDW.
  • Set released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Mars Attacks, which was originally released in 1962.

I’m telling you this guy is protected from up on high by the Prince of Darkness.

I’m telling you this guy is protected from up on high by the Prince of Darkness. –  Jeff Rabin

I was contacted recently to do a  Star Wars sketch card.  I still think it’s pretty dang cool that people think enough of my work to put it in personal collections or in their homes.  It’s appreciated, by both me and my family.

Here is the sketch card I did, and a few examples of different ones I’ve done.

As always, I’m open for commissions.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

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“A painting that is well composed is half finished.”

A painting that is well composed is half finished. – Pierre Bonnard

Sept. 16th & 17th, 2011 is the Grand Finale of the Chicago Expo!!

Each year at this convention, they have a Treasure Chest of Art (Supporting The Treasure Chest Foundation)

For the past two years, I’ve been able to participate in the program and have a few sketch cards in the Treasure Chests.

Here are the cards that I did that will be in this years event.

A painting that is well composed is half finished.