May 172017
 

Hey there! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to square away time for a big site update, but I was just a guest on the comics podcast, CANNED AIR (The episode will post later tonight) while I was talking about all the stuff I’ve been up to I touched on the website- and of course that meant I needed to update it!

If you heard about me from my ramblings on Canned Air, WELCOME! Thanks for checking my work! I had a great time chatting with the guys on the show and hopefully I sounded somewhat coherent. I did forget to mention several things I wanted to, so I’ll need to be doing a few more posts on here to cover for it!

For the moment, check out the Canned Air Merch Shop, proceeds from shop purchases go to support the podcast, so see about picking up a shirt or something!

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 Posted by at 11:10 pm
May 162017
 

Next weekend I’ll be a guest at Famous Monsters Convention Dallas

I’ll be in Artists Alley, booth A107!

The FM folks put on a great show and I’m super excited to be part of this one!

Head over to the site for all the info: www.famousmonstersconvention.com!

Oh! If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the FMoF anthology,
TALES FROM THE ACKER-MANSION and look for the the short story,
UNRAVELED, written by Travis Williams & illustrated by yours truly!

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 Posted by at 11:29 am
May 152017
 

I just updated my current list of shows on my CONVENTION CALENDAR!
It’s shaping up to be a BUSY year and I’m sure I’ll be adding a few more in the
next month or two. Keep checking back for booth info and new additions!

Here’s the quick list of what I have coming up in the next couple of weeks:

May

Famous Monsters Convention – Booth: A107 
May 26th-28th

Sheraton Dallas Hotel – 400 N Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201
www.famousmonstersconvention.com

June

HeroesCon –  (More info to come!)
June 16th-18th

Charlotte Convention Center – 501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
www.heroesonline.com/heroescon

 

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 Posted by at 2:05 pm
Apr 032017
 

A late post of fond memories of Bernie- late mostly because I haven’t really wanted to sit down and let it all sink in, as It’s still an incredibly hard thing to wrap my head around. Condolences to his friends and family, especially Liz, who I realize I don’t think I’ve ever actually said a proper greeting to on account of being so nervous about talking to Bernie -but she was always very kind as I was bumbling about their table.

You’ll have to forgive my rambling, that’s also another reason I waited a while to post, I have a hard time keeping it short when telling stories..
Going backwards a bit, because I wanted to end on my favorite memory of Bernie:
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Early 2016 I was fortunate enough to have an Artist Alley table at Indiana ComicCon where Bernie was a guest. I was elated! This was finally to be the show where I would purchace a Wrightson original directly from him! The year prior I had the extreme luck of making it off the Artist Alley waitlist at SDCC and found myself stationed just down the aisle from his table! Of course I brought my entire collection for him to sign -thankfully I didn’t have THAT much -but it was enough that I decided to take a few trips over the weekend so as not to have a giant stack all at once. He was incredibly nice and signed everything (even took a moment to pose with me for a picture!) I picked up a few prints, but I didn’t have any extra money at the time to purchase original art from him. Now, at Indiana, I was finally going to be able to get something! After the prerequisite asking him to sign things (yeah, I had brought MORE books for him to sign!) I began flipping through his portfolios- there was the first book, the big one- you know it- the one filled with Wrightson pages that you could only dream about owning. I wished I had that kind of money! I slowly admired all of them, but eventually moved onto the book that contained the works that were more in my range. They were all amazing! So many choices! One page, I do wish I would’ve been able to also get- a strip of a man swatting at a fly -then smashing himself in the face with a baseball bat. It was so good! But I moved on as I had my heart set on a larger detailed piece. The book had so many fantastic pages, it was so hard to pick just one- there were amazing sketches of The Monster- and while they were a bit out of my range I pondered how much higher I could go and still eat that month… then I came to a page that immediately stood out- a piece of concept art, labled SPACE TRUCKERS #13. It was funny and weird and very affordable for the amount of detail! Moreover, I had a personal connection to it, as an old friend of mine had worked in the effects department on that that film! I still took some time to think on it, bouncing back and forth from my table to his throughout the day, any excuse to keep looking through his portfolios to take it all in, and listen to Bernie chat with folks who were a bit less tongue-tied than I. Finally, I made my purchase later in the evening. I asked Bernie what it was like working on that project he recalled it to be a fun experience, and for the rest of the weekend I had the piece hanging on the other side of my table’s display rack, so I could see it every time I was sitting there -now it’s above my desk so I can see it every day when I’m working.
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At SDCC about eight years ago I was helping out at a friend’s booth. It was only my second year at the show and I wad still very new to much of the comics industry. I was sporting my favorite shirt, one with the image of a zombie bursting from its grave with the signature ‘BERNIE WRIGHTSON’ above it. At some point someone noticed the shirt and mentioned that Bernie was at one of the booths nearby! I’d had no idea he was at the show! I Excused myself and made my way past dozens of cramped merchandise tables, dodging swarms of people by cutting through the more open booth areas -and suddenly, low and behold I rounded a corner -there was the man himself just standing there! I was completely dumbfounded that he was right there in front of me! Once the initial shock wore off I remembered I had brought my sketchbook and I figured I’d ask if he wouldn’t mind doing a quick sketch (I know… haha.. I know!) Bernie smiled and said he didn’t really do those, so I asked if he wouldn’t mind then just signing my sketchbook, he accepted and I handed him the book. He paused for a moment and then quickly roughed out a wonderfully menacing skull and signed it below. I was just speechless- he handed the book back and I think- I hope- I muttered something along the lines of ‘Thank you- Thank you so much!!’ Before nodding thanks again and stumbling off into the crowd, in a daze of joy over the experience.
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Thanks for everything, Bernie. I’ll always treasure those moments, your warm and welcoming nature, and all of the peerless work you created over the years that will forever be an inspiration. Thank you.

 

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 Posted by at 2:47 am
Jan 132017
 

My VORACIOUS: FEEDING TIME #4 variant is available in PREVIEWS WORLD now!

Head on in to your local comic shop and give ’em the code JAN171184 to reserve your copy!

!!!Final orders are due by January 18th!!!

www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JAN171184

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 Posted by at 12:35 am
Nov 112016
 

Safety Pin

https://lamantia.threadless.com/designs/safety-pin

I’ve been torn up the past few days about what I could do that would have any kind of impact. I was inspired yesterday by those who had taken up wearing safety pins and sharing #safetypin to voice their support as allies to anyone who feels unsafe.

I created this design as I felt I needed a louder voice, something I could wear or carry with me that would be visible from across a room that says, “I will do my best to provide a safe space to anyone who is in need- I will not stand idly by while acts of hate are being committed- I am here to make a difference.”

100% of sales of this design will be donated to the ACLU

Use code FREESHIP01efe0 for free shipping on all orders over $45 US / $80 International.

I’ve also been updating all my profile pics to the image below, you are free to use it as well.

 Safety Pin Profile Pic

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 Posted by at 7:05 pm
Oct 142016
 

WHOOO!! I can finally talk about this!!

I’m so happy to finally be able to share the variant cover I created for VORACIOUS: FEEDING TIME #4!

VORACIOUS: FEEDING TIME #4 Variant Cover

Head over to the VORACIOUS fb page to read all about it and see a some of the process work!

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 Posted by at 4:49 pm