Friday, June 29, 2012


It's been a while since I posted any sketches for Illustrious Bits. I've been crazy busy, but at the same time, the weeks for Illustrious Bits was moved from taking place over one week to letting everyone have two weeks to get their art in. So, I had a bit more time to get things done. Of course, lol, I didn't get done as much as I wanted. This week's theme is "any character created by Rob Liefield". I think this is an excellent subject and I actually have FIVE sketches pencilled out. But I've only gotten one done so far, Domino. Hopefully I can get the rest done by Sunday! I used to be in an apa (amatuer press association) called TitanTalk many years ago with Rob. I think I was about 12/13 and he was slightly older than me. He was doing some really fun stuff back then and some of his Titans related work even made it into what became Youngblood. Very cool!
Back to Domino though, she's an interesting character and a lot more dynamic than her Petey the dog look.

Domino (c) Marvel Comics

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


 Here are some of the latest commissions I've done through conventions and deviantArt! Thanks to all who have commissioned me. I really appreciate the support!



Thursday, June 21, 2012


FINALLY! I'm very proud to announce that we have received both of the first two figurines from Drumfish Productions SENTINELS and NEVERMINDS series. Alanis Munroe and Firebomb look AMAZING! Seriously, I wasn't quite sure how the mass produced figurines would look once they were made (I had fears of crossed eyes and missing feet) but the manufacturer did an unbelievable job on these. Thank you all for waiting patiently for the figurines! But now the wait is over and they are ready to ship! All of the preorders we received have gone or are going out this week! And I want to make everyone aware that we only did a limited run on these which we have already sold halfway out of. So, if anyone is considering buying them, don't wait!
Here's the details on ordering:
The figurines are $40 each. They come in their own individual box (as seen below) and each have their own stand (which is stamp with logo and character id). There is an added charge of $5 for shipping within the U.S.A. and oversea I have to check and get back to wherever is requested. Please note me here, on our Facebook page, or by email at We accept money order, check and PayPal.
We already have the second set of figurines in development!!!
Harlee guards the figurines until they are all shipped out for orders!

Sunday, June 17, 2012


I used to post my contributions on the first day of each week for Illustrious Bits, but lately, it's more on the last day, lol. Not sure what's up with that. Guess I've been kinda busy. Still, I was able to get this week's subject done! Here is Black Canary!!

Black Canary © DC Comics

Thursday, June 14, 2012


For some reason, Phazer from SENTINELS is getting a lot of love lately. In addition to appearing in the NY Times GLBT promo poster, Phazer was recently drawn by artist, Travis Perkins as part of his Indie Comic Team-Up pic! Travis is a follow artist on Deviant Art and submitted this picture to our Deviant group (or I wouldn't have seen it!). Here's what Travis had to say about the piece:

"My tribute to some of my favorite indy comics. After the last time I saw the Avengers movie, I though: How cool would it be to see a team-up of a bunch of small print/indy characters! And this is my shot at it. I really hope I did these guys justice."

The characters are, from left to right:
Karic (Mice Templar) - created by Bryan J. L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming
Jack Fortune (Afterlife Inc.) - created by Jon Lock
Hope Sage, AKA Telepath (The Uniques) - created by Comfort Love and Adam Withers
Beatrice “Bea” Whaley (Dreamer) - created by Lora Innes
Phazer (Sentinels) - created by Rich Bernatovech and Luciano Vecchio
Raina (Rainbow In The Dark) - created by Comfort Love and Adam Withers

I really love when I get pleasant surprises like this and see that someone has noticed the hard work of independent comic creators! This is a great group of characters created by talented writers and artists. I'm honored to have my and Luciano Vecchio's character included along with them.
BIG SHOUT-OUT to Travis Perkins for doing this drawing! Not only do I like it because of Phazer's inclusion, but also because it's a darn amazing peice of art!!!!
Please check out more of Travis's art at .

All characters (c) their respective owners!


I mentioned a while back that Phazer from SENTINELS was chosen to appear in a promotional poster for the NY Times GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) Celebration. The poster features numerous gay and lesbian comic characters (Northstar, Mystique and Karma from Marvel Comics and Batwoman from DC Comics) and they wanted to include a lesser known independent comic character in the mix. Phazer was submitted to a commitee (without my knowledge) and chosen as the independent representation. I'm very proud to have him included in this group and help to promote acceptance and equality in the world and I'm also very happy that NEVERMINDS artist, Jamie Fay, was asked to do the art for all of the comic characters. His art looks amazing! When SENTINELS was first created, a very conscious decision was made to make a diverse team of characters that represented the people I surround myself with in life, so it's very cool to see this poster in the NY Times cafeteria for the entire month of June!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


This sketch of the three main members of the NEVERMINDS team was drawn by Bill Ellis at the 2012 WildPig Con! I really love Bill unique style and linework. He really puts his own twist on things the way he draws things. Please check out more of Bill's work here and read his webcomic "All New Issues" (along with Dani O'Brien) here.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Here we are on the last day of week 28 of Illustrious Bits with the subject being the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I really wasn't sure I'd make it this week. I still have a few commissions to finish up, but I got them done too! 
I decided to draw the entire team, because I never drew them before. I had fun doing them and have to admit that Ross Campbell's contributions this week made me HAVE to get this week's subject done. Kudos to Ross for doing so many sketches. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles © Viacom

Friday, June 8, 2012


These beautiful renditions of Alanis and Nina from NEVERMINDS were drawn by Erica Hesse at the 2012 WildPig Con for Dan Nguyen. I was totally planning to commission something from Erica, but Dan had already beat me to her and even requested two of the ladies from NEVERMINDS! How cool is that! I love Erica's soft style and smooth linework. She also has her own webcomic called "The Key" that she works on with Chris Holt. I really enjoyed it and look forward to seeing where it goes. Check our more of Erica's work and her webcomic at .

Thursday, June 7, 2012


This sketch of Samanya from NEVERMINDS was drawn by the very talented, Cory Smith, at the 2012 Mocca Con. I was really impressed by Cory's work and attitude. Not only is his art amazing, but he's a very nice guy who draws extremely fast! He was done this sketch in no time and look at how amazing it is! Please check out Cory's blog here and Deviant Art page here to see more of his work. His 181 Days of Jack Kirby Characters will blow you away!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


This sketch of Gospel from SENTINELS was drawn by Michelle Sciuto! I love Michelle's style and think it's really cute. I also love the energy she gives every character she draws and puts so much detail into it too! Please check out more of Michelle's work at .

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


This sketch of Yemenja from NEVERMINDS was drawn by Ayla Charipar at the 2012 Wildpig Comicon. Ayla is the daughter of Andrew Charipar, who was the artist on Serpenta's story in the SENTINELS Anthology and is the creator/writer/artist of Tales from the Cornerstone. Andrew had a table at the conventions and Ayla was drawing a little bit at the show, so I asked her to sketch in my sketchbook. Ayla doesn't like to draw hands, but Yemenja's hands are different than normal hands, so she put them front and center in this sketch, lol. I thought that was pretty funny. I'm also amazed by the fact there are two generations of artists in the Charipar family that draw so well. Please check out more of Ayla's work here!

Sunday, June 3, 2012


That pretty much sums up how the Wizard World Philly Con went for me this weekend. I shared a table with Neverminds artist, Jamie Fay, and we both had one of the best shows we ever had there! Seriously, I'm writing this after a looooong weekend when I should be in bed sleeping, but I had to thank all the amazing people we met there this year (and all of our old returning friends!). It was non-stop at the show. I sold more prints, books and art then I ever had and I did more commissions then I ever have at a show. I even have 6 more commissions to do at home! The commissioning thing is still new to me, but I have to say, I love it. On Friday (our first day there!) I almost sold out completely of all the Sentinels trades I brought! It was really crazy. We also got a LOT of interest in the first two Drumfish figurines that we are doing. Both Alanis Munroe (from Neverminds) and Firebomb (from Sentinels) were drolled over all weekend, lol. We are scheduled to get the figurines (FINALLY!!!) in about two weeks. So, for everyone that wrote me and pre-ordered the figurines, they will be here soon! I'll make a posting as soon as they arrive!!Thanks again to everyone who stopped by and supported us. It was amazing!!!!!