Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tales To Behold 3 Cover, to debut at Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest

This is the inked cover for my latest comic, Tales To Behold #3, featuring the return of Armagedda (last seen in Tales To Behold #1).

Thankfully hurricane Sandy left me unharmed, alas my paper-supplier in Chelsea wasn't as lucky, so the production of my latest gem in time for the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival could be tricky.

In any case, I'll be at the festival on November 1oth, with all my other wares, such as Casual Comics, Beholder comics and children's books, I hope to see you there!

Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival
November 10, 2012 12- 7 pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
275 North 8th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, October 18, 2012

RePaneled: Spuk Geschichten #327

During a recent trip to Germany which was rather stressful, I wasn't really able to work on anything "real". But copying some comic panels of my old comic collection was a nice way to still keep drawing; a relaxing, self-indulgent pastime at the end of the day.

Of course I did it with the fun RePaneled blog in mind, and last night it was indeed posted. Thanks to Anthony Vukojevich for all the work he puts into this platform for nerdy fun!
(Small image is the original; click both to enlarge).

About Spuk Geschichten (Spooky Stories): Even back then it was a guilty pleasure, as it was very pulpy, with monsters constantly running after half-naked women. It was one of the few series that were actually available at newsstands. Besides that I actually don't know much about the background of the series. I think it was produced for the German market, but the artist could have been in a studio abroad. It's hard to find out anything about him online.

Artist: Jesus Pena,
(although it's spelled with a "wave" above the "u", and a pointy thingy pointing up, above the "n".
Publisher: Bastei (Germany)
Comic Data Base Entry:

In my version, I took the liberty of translating the speech balloons, which might be the first time that Spuk is available in English, ha!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New York Comic Con 2012

My first Comic Con was a blast, I had a lot of fun, had great conversations, made new friends and also sold a lot of mini-comics. 155 to be precise, which is downright amazing. Furthermore, I sold out of my Destinations print, plus a whole bunch of my children's books found a new home. The Comic Con experiment was a full success!

Here's a look at the Artist Alley, the area designated for artists of various backgrounds, be it established Marvel artists, aspiring indy creators and everything in-between. There were so many people, many of which sported colorful costumes.

Upstairs at the Random House booth they were already promoting Peanut, due to come out in January 2012.

I got to meet some of my comic heroes from the good old days, and also real-life heroes such as good ol' Hawkeye here. 

New York Times Letters Page

I did a Letters Page a new piece for today's New York Times, it illustrates letters in response to an article in last weekend's Week In Review. The writer shared the story of his friend who's battling prostate cancer while having no insurance. It's a somber and serious topic and I tried my best to do it justice.

You can find the letters and my illustration here. Many thanks to AD Alexandra Zsigmond.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Good Communication Is A Walk in The Park

A short comic that experiments with layout, I like experimenting with having a whole sequence / story take place within the same image.

Story-wise, it's a tale as old as the human race: Boy meets girl, boy and girl don't know what the hell they're doing… but against all odds, things somehow end up working out.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Careful, HOT! Journey into Misery#4 New York ComicCon Edition

New York ComicCon is only 10 days away, just in time my brand-new redesign of Journey Into Misery 4 is finished!

This edition is all hand-made, and the cover has a two-color block print on top of a xerox on colored paper, whew! Even the content is slightly remastered, so if you didn't get the book at MoCCA, you can have an even better version now!

I'll also reprinted all my other mini-comics and will have an advance readers copy of Peanut with me, the graphic novel I illustrated.

So I really hope to see you there, I'll be in the Artist Alley, table CC18.

New York Comic Con is being held at the Javits Center (655 West 34th Street) in Midtown Manhattan. This year NYCC's Artist Alley will be at the North Pavilion of the Javits Center.

Hours of Artist Alley:
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Only open to Press, Professionals, VIPS and fans that purchase a 4-Day Pass.)
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
(1 hour past closing of the show floor)
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
(1 hour past closing of the show floor)
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The official New York Comic Con website is here.
Hope to see you there!