Comic-Con International 2016 part 1

Less than one month away and closing in fast is the mother of all Comic book conventions Comic-Con International.  It is an event that one plans the year around.  Five days, 160,000 or so people, 600 plus tables of competition (many of whom have budgets that dwarf small counties).   Product,… Continue reading

Should you do work for exposure (free)?

Should illustrators take on projects that offer “exposure” instead of cash? This is becoming an age-old question, instead of a joke people laugh out loud at.  Much like every age-old con job, it seems to just keep coming back around.  Up and comers ask me about it at it pretty… Continue reading

Wizard World and MSP Comic-con

People have been wondering what my thoughts were after going to a few Wizard World shows after a 6 year boycott, and the St.Paul Comic-con after lambasting the new management.  I’ve been putting it off because frankly, I don’t have much to say about them. I don’t just get on… Continue reading

Too much complaining and people to see at St.Paul Comic-con

  Am I complaining too much? My most recent blog about the problems with Captain America 3…perhaps it says more about me than the movie. They saying goes “If you meet run into an a-hole today, you ran into an a-hole. If you run into A-holes all day long, you… Continue reading

MSP Comic-con! It’s better than they want you to believe!

“The future ain’t looking for friends, the future calls the tune and we dance to it.” The MSP Spring Comic con (May 14th-15th) is almost here. It’s run by the MCBA…so if you are looking for the MCBA comic con this year…they’re calling it the MSP.  I dunno, they told… Continue reading

The two things that ruined TWD finale for me

How far did you have to chase the mannequin for that leather jacket? Okay, I’m going to skip all the plot holes and idiotic behavior of the characters.  We all realized long ago that if we want to keep watching this show, we have to accept the world they created…we… Continue reading

Valiant Covers and con updates

I must be doing alright on the alternative covers for Valiant (as if there would be any doubt I would come up with fantastic stuff) I’m set to start one for X-O Manowar for them next.  Funny thing about my career, way more opportunities have come to me, than by… Continue reading

To go or not to go.

I was going to do a blog on how overpriced drafting tools are on ebay, and bitch about people thinking anything old is automatically 20.00 and the price should climb from there based on them adding the word “antique” even if it’s not an antique.  I had a whole vile,… Continue reading

Time to choose conventions…

“The time has come” the Walrus said ” to talk of many things” I’ll soon have a list of conventions to find me at this year.  So let’s talk Wizard World.  There’s been no bigger critic of these shows since I stopped going about 5 years ago.  Actually, first let’s… Continue reading

My Birthday, Comedy Central, and Valiant Ent.

***some of you had trouble viewing this earlier, we fixed the code, should be fine now.  Thanks for coming back.  If you don’t feel like reading through the whole thing, here is the info on the sale –online store. Coupon code -fallcon- is good for 25% off *** FIRST… a… Continue reading