Issue #6 of the re-visioned and colorized version of SENTINELS is now available for digital download at Comixology! Check out how different and exciting things look when the original SENTINELS creative team is joined by colorist, Ihor Loboda, to bring new life to the series!
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Years ago, Luciano Vecchio and I attended the San Diego Comicon. It was our first time meeting and our first time at the show. We had just released SENTINELS Book 2: Masks and (unknown to us) a reviewer from Ain't It Cool News bought Sentinels Book 1 and 2 from us at the show. We never knew who the reviewer was, but we were very happy to have a great review from such a great site.
Recently, we learned that the reviewer was Kristian Hans Horn and he found Drumfish Productions once again. He asked to interview me about Drumfish Productions, our work on SENTINELS and about our other titles, NEVERMINDS and BUGGED. It was great to discover who had written such an amazing review for us all those years ago and I had a blast being interviewed by him for his Part-Time Fanboy Podcast. My interview skill are a little rusty, lol, as it's been a while since I've done a podcast, but I hope followers of Kristian's will enjoy the interview.
Many thanks to him for the kind words and plug! Check out the podcast here:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Check out this amazing picture of Rapture from SENTINELS drawn, inked and colored by Ihor Loboda! As many of you know, Ihor is the colorist on the re-visioned and colorized version of SENTINELS. But he is also coloring a huge part of the second SENTINELS Anthology and doing art for it too! This picture of Rapture is the back cover of issue #5 of the colorized SENTINELS now available on Comixology!
Friday, January 2, 2015
Luciano Vecchio and Ihor Loboda have done it again with another amazing cover! This time it's issue #6 for the colorized version of SENTINELS! I have to admit, this just might be my favorite of the new covers so far! SENTINELS Redux #6 should be on Comixology by the end of the month!
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
It's been a while since I posted something new on here and I thought I show some of the recent panel prints I've done along with colorist extraordinaire, Ihor Loboda. In no particular order, here are Kitty Pryde (with Lookheed), Northstar, Flash, Star Sapphire, Black Canary, Spider Women, Vixen and Spider Gwen. Enjoy!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
We're very proud to announce that the next issue of the re-visioned and colorized (REDUX as we like to call it) version of SENTINELS is now available for digital download on Comixology at http://bit.ly/1zBjq0l
This issue has new art and text throughout as well as a new cover by series artist Luciano Vecchio and introduces our new colorist on SENTINELS REDUX, Ihor Loboda! Please welcome Ihor to the Drumfish Productions team and check out the amazing new visual dynamic he brings to the book! We love it and think you all will too! Here are some preview pages and comparison pages from the issue. Cover art by Luciano and Ihor in homage to George Perez's original JLA vs Avengers cover.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
To help celebrate the holidays, we're having a week long sale on all of our Drumfish Productions titles! The entire set of SENTINELS is on sale for only $40! The first four issues of NEVERMINDS are one sale as a set for $15! And our original graphic novel, BUGGED, is on sale for only $10! These prices do not include shipping, but will make it to you in time as the perfect gift for anyone who loves independent comics! Order through our website at http://goo.gl/1KA6Si
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
WOW!! It's been over a month since I posted on the blog here and I apologize for that! I have to admit that I went into complete burnout from all the conventions in September and October that I took a much needed break. NYCC was the last show we did and it was AMAZING!!! I hope to share some of the possible opportunities that were created there for us soon. But, in the meanwhile, we're very proud to show the cover for issue for issue #5 of the re-visioned and colorized version of SENTINELS! The issue is what was originally chapter 5 of the first SENTINELS trade (Book 1: Footstep) with some new art and text by Luciano Vecchio and I.
And starting with this issue, we're very excited to announce that the extremely talented, Ihor Loboda, will be the colorist on the SENTINELS re-releases! You can see just from this new cover that Ihor brings an entirely new energy and look to the SENTINELS! We can't wait for everyone to see it. Prepare to be amazed! In the coming weeks, we will be posting some comparison pages for the issue and will post a link when it's available on Comixology!
In the meanwhile, enjoy this amazing cover by Luciano and Ihor and give Ihor a BIG welcome to the Drumfish team!
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The 2014 New York Comic-Con (NYCC) starts tomorrow and I’ll be in Artist Alley along with NEVERMINDS artist, Jamie Fay at tables N14 and N15! I’ll be selling copies of all of our books (SENTINELS, NEVERMINDS and BUGGED), have all of the Drumfish figurines and be selling original art and prints. Jamie will also be selling original art and prints, in addition to doing his amazing commissions! Last year he booked up fast, so get to him in the beginning of the day if you want something. It’s well worth it!
I’m also very happy to say that we’ll be joined this year by SENTINELS artist, Luciano Vecchio!! Luciano is making a return visit to the U.S., just in time for NYCC. And he’ll be spending some time in Artist Alley with us, doing a few commissions each day and signing SENTINELS books! So, for those of you who would like to get your copies of SENTINELS signed by Luciano or get a rare commission, this is your chance!
And if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see the lovely Meredith Grace cosplaying as Nina from NEVERMINDS on Friday! It’s going to be an amazing show!
I really wasn't planning to draw Donna Troy as one of my panel prints right now, but I was inspired to over the weekend. I was also lucky enough to get the talent Ihor Loboda to color her for me. This will be my last new print in time for NYCC this weekend! :)
Friday, October 3, 2014
I'm way behind on posting things here on the blog and that's because so much is going on at the moment! NYCC is next week and SENTINELS artist, Luciano Vecchio, is visiting! So, I've been busy preparing for the show and Luciano's visit.
Here are a bunch of new prints in my panel art style that I've done. I love doing these when I can find the time. It might not look like it, but a lot of though goes into the design and placement of the characters. I want them to all be unique and when you working with the panel space that I do, it can be a challenge to capture a character in a compelling way. But I think I'm getting the hang of it. At least I hope so! lol. I've been super fortunate to work with many great colorists who truly bring my work to life and make it look so much better! Ihor Lobodo is one of the those talented artists and I couldn't be happier with these last four panel print of mine that he's done. Thanks so much for making me look good, Ihor! :)
Superboy, Vixen and Green Lantern (c) DC Comics
Michonne (c) Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard
Thursday, September 18, 2014
We haven't been posting much because we were working hard to try to complete the 2nd Sentinels Anthology and prepare for all of our up-coming conventions. Unfortunately, we won't have the Anthology done in time for the Pittsburgh Comic-Con or NYCC. But we will have previews of the book to show and lots of surprises, as you can see in the art here! This is our brand new banner (which is actually three banners that merge into one) and we will have them at both the Pittsburgh and NYCC shows. We wanted to stop using banners that did not have Drumfish characters on them and also update our old banners. The banner was designed by Sentinels artist, Luciano Vecchio and compile by Jamie Fay using art by Luciano, Jamie and Teyo! Neverminds colorist, Danielle Alexis St. Pierre was in the middle of moving, but we were lucky to get the colorist on the BIG Sentinels Anthology story, Ihor Loboda to color the new banner. And, as you can see in the middle top of the banner, we have some new character looks debuting!! We'll post more on them in the next day or so, but feel free to draw conclusions.
The other big news is that Luciano Vecchio will be visiting the U.S.A. again and will be at the New York Comic-Con! Luciano will be signing books and doing limited sketches at the show. So, if you want to get any of your books signed by Luciano or get am original sketch by him, let us know! He won't be at the table all the time, so you need to plan.
HUGE thanks to Ihor Loboda for coloring this so fast for us. We know it was a lot of work and we really appreciate the quick turn-around! Ihor is an amazing talent and I can't wait to start showing some of the work he's done for us on the Anthology! I think it's almost time to show the 2nd Sentinels Anthology cover..... (almost!)
Thursday, September 4, 2014
I'll be at the 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con from September 5-7 along with NEVERMINDS artist, Jamie Fay! We'll be in Artist Alley at table A244!
We'll be selling the entire SENTINELS series, all four issues of NEVERMINDS, the original graphic novel, Bugged, as well as all the Drumfish Production figurines, prints and lots of original art! Jamie will also be doing commissions while at the show. So, please stop by and say hello!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
I’ve known the ghost-loving, wrestle-maniac, Howie Noeldechen and his wife Shelly for a long time now. I haven’t known him so long that I’ve ever seen him with hair, lol, but I still recall meeting them at MOCCA in NYC almost ten years ago and being impressed with his work immediately. After chatting for a bit at the show, I got all the issues of Howie’s first comic, Mr. Scootles and I fell in love with it! It was unlike anything I had read before. I loved the animated feel of the book and the fact that it played up on animation history, while adding a dark and humorous aspect to the story. I was honored to have been asked to write the foreword to the collected edition when it came out.
Howie went on to create Tara Normal! Tara is a paranormal investigator who faces off against demons, ghouls, werewolves, aliens and rogue government agents. The series has built a huge fanbase and Howie is the official cartoonist of TAPS Paramagazine, where Tara Normal has appeared in the publication since 2010 as well as online since 2009 at www.taranormal.com And Howie's caricatures and portraits of the TAPS team and stars of Ghost Hunters have helped raise thousands of dollars for charities benefiting the paranormal community.
So, when it came time to work on the second SENTINELS Anthology, I knew I wanted someone with a sense of humor and edge to tell Crusher’s story. And knowing that Howie loved professional wrestling, he was the only person I thought of. I couldn’t imagine anyone more suited to write Crusher’s story than Howie and can’t wait for people to read the story he wrote (with amazing art seen here by Bernce Llamo). It will make you laugh and squirm! But then, coming from Howie, that’s exactly what I expected!
Please check out Howie’s comics, portraits and all of the amazing Walking Dead caricatures he’s done on his website at www.hcnoel.com
Monday, September 1, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Please check out more of Meredith's great cosplay on her Facebook page here!
This is my first time drawing Groot and Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy! I gotta say, I love these characters and drawing them was really fun. Of course, Danny Morales did his magic on this and colored them amazingly! Thanks, Danny!
Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Guardians of the Galaxy (c) Marvel Comics
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
It feels like I haven't posted any new art that I've done in a long time. But that doesn't mean that I haven't been working on a lot of stuff. We're close to completing the 2nd SENTINELS Anthology and I'll be hitting a few conventions starting next month. In anticipation of that, I'm working on some of my new panel style prints. After seeing the Maleficent movie, I remembered how cool a character she was, so I had to draw her. Of course she would never look so good here unless Danielle Alexis St. Pierre had colored her! What can I say about Danielle's coloring that I haven't said a ton of times before? She's an AMAZING artist! Thanks so much for coloring this for me, Danielle!
Maleficent (c) Disney
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Stephane De Caneva is the artist on Gospel’s story in the second SENTINELS Anthology. Born in Marseille, France, Stephane started his career as a computer engineer before working as a freelance illustrator and comic-book artist.
I first saw Stephane’s work when he entered the 2nd Drumfish Productions Art Contest on deviantArt. All of the judges were blown away by Stephane’s entries (yes, he did more than one!) and he won first place for his rendition of Samanya from NEVERMINDS.
I’m really a big fan of deviantArt and I’ve been fortunate to work with so many amazing artists that I’ve met on there and many of them are artists who entered our contests. As soon as I saw Stephane first entry, I knew I wanted him to work with Drumfish Productions one day.
Stephane’s art is unlike any I’ve seen before! I know I’ve said that before about artists (and I’ll say it again, because I’m drawn to new and exciting styles) but all you have to do is look at Stephane’s work and see that it’s one of a kind! What I love most about Stephane’s work is his line work. It’s so fluid and detailed! I have no idea how he does it, but he even makes still objects look like they are alive. He creates the settings and surrounding areas in his stories as if they are characters too and it creates unique and exciting environment. His world is very imaginary and I couldn’t think of any other character I wanted him to draw more than Gospel.
Stephane teamed-up with the NEVERMINDS art team of Jamie Fay and Danielle Alexis St. Pierre to tell Gospel’s story. Together, they created a beautiful and touching story that captures Gospel’s character perfectly! Jamie and Danielle will get their own spotlight, but it was exciting to see them work in a different way together. And Stephane’s art went from soft and serene with his depiction of Gospel on Earth to moody and electric when she was the ruler of Hell.
Stephane has had many published works in France include L’AFFAIRE DE L’AUBERGE ROUGE and 7 CLONES. And currently, Stephane is working on the graphic novel METROPOLIS, published by Delcourt. Please check out more of Stephane’s work at http://abc142.free.fr and www.abc142.deviantart.com