Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sketchbook: Entry 6, Pulp!

The Spider Strikes!
From the Pulp file and right out of my Sketchbook, I have a couple of sketches that I worked on with Joe Gentile at Moonstone Books for approval of our design of the classic pulp hero. Moonstone laid out there plans and ideas to introduce The Spider into their new paperback prose line. Joe gave me the specifics that the licensor was asking for: The Spider ring, suit, cape, gloves, hat, wild hair, fangs (no hunchback) and they wanted me to design an original mask. Moonstone presented our original design and drawing to Argosy which was well received. After a couple of adjustments, Moonstone was given the green light to move forward on the project.

Coming up this week end, April 25 - 27 is the Windy City Pulp and Paperback Convention at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. 70 Yorktown Shopping Center in Lombard, Illinois. More info:

This is my favorite show and the one I anticipate every year. Amazing Original Art on display and for sale, 1000's of Pulps, Paperbacks and Movie Memorabilia, Old Time Radio and Pop Culture. Come on out and celebrate 75 years of the Hero Pulp Explosion!

Monday, April 7, 2008

New York Comic-Con: Artists Alley H28

The Comic convention that is sure to be the biggest event all year is fast approaching. The New York Comic-Con is April 18-20 at the Javits Center. I will be in Artists Alley at Table #H28 where you can find my Sketchbook, a small selection of Limited Edition Prints as well as original art and drawings from various projects ranging from The Phantom to Project: Superpowers.
Please stop by to say "hello" on Friday or Saturday! Because of my schedule I will not be there on Sunday.

Sketchbook: Entry 5

Beware: the Ides of March

Indian Motorcycles

After I completed the Bosch Company 100th Anniversary Poster, I was commissioned by a local Indian Motorcycle dealership to present concepts for an advertising poster. This was one of those concepts that developed right away from thought to paper with very little time for preliminaries. One of my favorite subjects is Symbolist art and here I used a Native American Indian to hold back the storm as the Indian motorcycle riders ride through. The project was put on hold and then there was the very unfortunate demise of the Indian Motorcycle Company...